Computer Systems Technician - Networking Five core computer system streams. Cisco Networking Academy partner. Two co-op work terms. Connections with key employers in the region.

General information

Program code
CSTN
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie
Summer 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students focus on networking, operating systems, system administration, virtualization, and security related to new computer networks and the maintenance of existing computer networks. 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 and Switching. Students gain experience in problem solving, and effective oral and written communications through examination of current industry trends and requirements. Students acquire professional and entrepreneurial skills for industry and self employment, as well as real life experience through participation in co-op work terms.

Additional program-specific fee information for Computer Systems Technician - Networking.

Career opportunities

Graduates can choose to work independently or as a member of a team to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of computer systems and networks. Graduates with networking interests/skills generally can find employment as data communications and network technical support specialists or network administrators. Graduates with hardware interests/skills generally can find employment as computer operations specialists in many types of businesses and government.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Admission details

To be successful in this program, students 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
  • 8GB of memory (12GB recommended)
  • 500GB hard drive

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

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • COMP 1035 - Networking Essentials (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1046 - Windows System Administration (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2018 - Linux System Administration (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1003 - Math for the Computer Industry (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1070 - Computer Virtualization (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1071 - Linux Network Administration (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1086 - Routing and Switching Essentials (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1099 - Introduction to Python Programming (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2017 - Windows Server Administration (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2078 - Emerging Technology and Innovation (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2101 - Administrative Scripting (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2103 - Introduction to Information Security (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2122 - Scaling Networks (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2126 - Windows Server Administration 2 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2057 - Wide Area Networks (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2075 - Wireless Networking (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2102 - Windows Service Administration (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2008 - Project Management for Information Technology (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • Select 1 course from the available list during registration. (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • Fall Intake occurs after Semester 3, Winter Intake occurs after Semester 4 (Semester 4 / 560 hours)
  • Program options may include: (Semester 4 / hours)
  • COMP 1009 - The Mainframe Environment (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1045 - Internet of Things using Arduino (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2003 - Relational Database (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 2104 - Data Centre Technologies (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)