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Manage the IT systems of an organization as a network technician

Computer Systems Technician – Networking Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

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

Program code CSTN
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Summer 2021 Barrie
Fall 2021 Barrie
Winter 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Computer Systems Technician – Networking program?

Computer Systems Technician – Networking 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/academic-regulations/

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
  • 12GB of memory (16 GB recommended)
  • 250GB hard drive (SSD recommended)

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

What career paths can I take in computer networking?

Your Computer Systems Technician – Networking diploma gives you many 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.

Flex MORE. Study Computer Systems Technician – Networking part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Computer Systems Technician – Networking diploma program?

Course overview

18 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
1 Program Option Course
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Computer Systems Technician – Networking program outline.

  • COMP 1035 – Networking Essentials
  • COMP 1046 – Windows System Administration
  • COMP 2018 – Linux System Administration
  • MATH 1003 – Math for the Computer Industry
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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