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Computer Systems Technician - Networking (Co-op)

Computer Systems Technician - Networking (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Computer Systems Technician - Networking (Co-op)?

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.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
CSTN
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Ian McWilliam
Email:
Ian.McWilliam@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5307

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience


  • interact with others in groups and teams, use critical thinking skills to evaluate and solve problems


  • communicate confidently in a variety of situations, and demonstrate technological fluency


  • analyze and resolve basic information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches


  • support the analysis, planning, design, development, and implementation of computer systems and networks


  • install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade components of computer systems and networks


  • complete all work in compliance with relevant policies, practices, processes and procedures


  • participate as an effective individual and member of a team


  • interpret, produce, and present work-related documents and information effectively and accurately


  • identify and implement strategies to improve job performance and promote personal and professional growth


  • utilize effective communication and interpersonal skills


  • employ generic skills for personal and professional growth


  • examine organizational behavior and group dynamics within a technology team


  • discuss ethical issues within a multicultural and global business environment


  • participate in society as an informed citizen and pursue an enriched professional life through life-long learning


  • describe technologies and techniques that can be used to reduce the impact of information technology on the environment


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Work Term 2 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Work Term 1 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Work Term 2

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- any Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

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.

18 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

1 Optional Course

3 General Education Courses

2 Co-op Work Terms

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

COMP1035 Networking Essentials
COMP1046 Windows System Administration
COMP1070 Computer Hardware and Virtualization
COMP1071 Linux Network Administration
COMP1086 Routing and Switching Essentials
COMP2017 Windows Server Administration
COMP2018 Linux System Administration
COMP2020 Windows Network Administration
COMP2057 Wide Area Networks
COMP2071 Enterprise Technical Support
COMP2072 Network Design
COMP2078 Emerging Technology and Innovation
COMP2101 Administrative Scripting
COMP2102 Windows Service Administration
COMP2103 Introduction to Information Security
COMP2122 Scaling Networks
MATH1003 Math for the Computer Industry
MGMT2008 Project Management for IT
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

To be successful in this program, you are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

- Intel I5 processor or AMD equivalent

- 4GB of memory (8GB recommended)

- 250GB hard drive

Additional operating systems, tools, and software used in the program will be provided to the student upon commencement of the program.

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Ian McWilliam
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5307

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