Computer Studies

Computer Systems Technician - Networking

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Winter 2017 Barrie
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

As students progress through this program, the courses they take focus on networking, operating systems, system administration, virtualization, and security. These five core areas apply to new and the maintenance or expansion of existing computer networks.

This program is designed to meet the academic needs of all students. A structured approach to problem solving, effective oral and written communications, and attention to standards and documentation is stressed throughout.

As an official Cisco Networking Academy partner, certified instructors assist students preparing for industry recognized certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing & Switching. Industry trends and requirements are continually monitored to ensure curriculum remains current and relevant.

Additional program specific fee information for Computer Systems Technician - Networking

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Computer Syst Techn-Networking articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

COMP2018 Linux System Administration
COMP1035 Networking Essentials
COMP1046 Windows System Administration
COMP2020 Windows Network Administration
COMP2017 Windows Server Administration
COMP2057 Wide Area Networks
COMP2071 Enterprise Technical Support
COMP2072 Network Design
MGMT2008 Project Management for Information Technology
COMP2078 Emerging Technology and Innovation
COMP1070 Computer Hardware and Virtualization
COMP1071 Linux Network Administration
COMP2101 Administrative Scripting
COMP2103 Introduction to Information Security
MATH1003 Math for the Computer Industry
COMP1086 Routing and Switching Essentials
COMP2122 Scaling Networks

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Course

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

COOP1007 Computer Systems Technician Work Term 1
COOP2004 Computer Systems Technician Work Term 2

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