Information Technology

About Program Admission Requirements

Graduates of the ITEC program are uniquely positioned to plan, design, build and administer information systems.

Information technology deals with information and its use in organizations and society. York's Information Technology (ITEC) programs provide you with the educational background to pursue an exciting career in the application of computers to a variety of tasks faced by organizations today.

The ITEC program prepares you to work at the interface between people and computer technologies -– a "user's advocate" who can design, implement, customize and manage technologies to server their users. In addition, the Information Technology professional is an important part of the organization he/she is involved in. The effective management of information systems is a vital part of every organization's strategic response to today's competitive environment.

York's ITEC graduates are knowledgeable about a range of aspects of information management and related fields. This includes not only an understanding of information technology, but also a broad understanding of the impacts of information technology on society, the organization and individuals. Through courses in data structures, database systems, user interfaces and information technologies, you will learn about information management systems and how to achieve organizational objectives that relate to technology without the traditional emphasis on software development. You will also take courses outside of ITEC specifically designed to develop analytical and communication skills, skills which are central to the program.

Bachelor of Arts – Information Technology

Recognizing the importance of combining technical and non-technical aspects, our BA ITEC program offers six ITEC streams:

  • Communications
  • Health Industry
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Writing
  • Technology & Society

Bachelor of Commerce – Information Technology

Students in our BCom ITEC program will pursue specializations in:

  • Business Systems Analysis: will prepare you for a career as an information technology analyst, systems analyst or information technology consultant.
  • E-Commerce Development: gives you the technical knowledge required for the design and development of consumer and business-to-business electronic commerce systems.
  • Information Technology Auditing & Assurance: responds to the growing demand for information system audit, control and security professionals. This stream was developed in close consultation with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and will be of interest to students seeking the certified Information Systems Auditor designation.

Graduates pursue work as IT managers and consultants, IT project leaders, application developers, systems analysts, systems designers, IT integration specialists, network and database administrators, technical writers and client support specialists.

  • Focus on understanding how organizations and IT intertwine, providing information technology and business knowledge to prepare students to work as IT analysts, e-commerce developers, information system auditors and more.

You are required to provide official evidence of academic achievement in secondary education. This can be demonstrated through:

  • Final grades under the Ontario curriculum (obtained through correspondence, night school or through TVO)
  • Credentials through other curricula, such as results from Advanced Placement (AP) or Advanced-level courses in the General Certificate of Education (Gene). (Students may register to sit for the AP and GCE examinations as private candidates.)

In the absence of final grades in courses:

  • You must submit the results of standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) with a minimum of 550 (Reading) and 550 (Math) or a composite American College Testing (ACT) score of 24.
  • Your application will be reviewed by an admissions sub-committee. If admitted, you will not be eligible for entrance scholarships. You will be considered for continuing student scholarships at the end of your first year of study, if you satisfy those criteria.

You may also be required to provide proof of language proficiency. You will be considered for entrance scholarships on the basis of your overall averages in the six 4U/4M (Ontario curriculum) or equivalent courses.

We are adding to our database of admission requirements by country. Please check back in October for additional admission requirements by country. General requirements are currently available by country — note that program-specific requirements may apply in addition to general requirements.