Computer Repair and Maintenance 3218

About Centennial
Established as Toronto's first public college in 1966, Centennial College offers programs in business, communications, community and health studies, science and engineering technology, general arts, hospitality and transportation.
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Program code: 3218
School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: Post-secondary program
Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters
Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Progress Campus
Tel: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

With more and more microcomputer-based systems entering the marketplace, there is a need for people who can link their computer hardware expertise to the general needs of business. This concise program prepares you to step into that role by combining a broad range of computer-related courses with strong interpersonal skills training.

On the technical side, you’ll gain a working knowledge of the various aspects of the field. You’ll learn basic computer hardware theory, operating systems and application programs. You’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience with installing, maintaining and applying trouble-shooting techniques. On the business side, you’ll learn to develop approaches for maintaining strong customer relations, providing effective technical support and improving your employability skills.

Upon completion, you’ll have a valuable combination of technical and business abilities to start you off in the career direction of your choice.

Every computer needs a tune up eventually. Learn basic computer hardware theory, operating systems and application programs to keep computers running flawlessly. You’ll gain technical hands-on experience with installation and maintenance and applying trouble-shooting techniques. To ensure your success in the field you’ll also acquire business experience by examining approaches for maintaining strong customer relations and providing effective technical support.

Semester 1 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
CNET-101 PC Hardware Progress Campus
CNET-102 PC Operating Systems Progress Campus
CNET-104 Technical Writing with MS Office 2010 and Visio Progress Campus
CNET-204 Introduction to Web Design Progress Campus
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus

Semester 2 Courses
Course Code Course Title Campus
CNET-124 Network Technologies Progress Campus
CNET-128 Basic Electrical Safety Progress Campus
CNET-202 Windows Server Operating System Progress Campus
CNET-205 Customer Skills Progress Campus
CNET-290 CRAM Project Progress Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
EMPS-101 Employment Skills Progress Campus
GNED-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus

Program Highlights
  • Graduates may be eligible to transfer into the second year of the Computer Systems Technician or Technology - Networking programs
  • There is a practical approach to personal computer hardware and software installation, repair and maintenance
  • Introduction is made to local and remote computer communication systems
  • Opportunity exists to work with a wide range of high-tech equipment
  • Emphasis is placed on both personal computer system knowledge and communication skills
  • The certificate earned reflects high standards of learning
  • Graduates are positioned to pursue industry’s A+ Certification and Network+ program
The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body, not by Centennial College.  In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.


You’ll benefit from a practical, hands-on classroom focus with a broad range of computer-related courses and strong interpersonal skills training. You’ll be able to keep clients’ computers performing at an optimal level, as you learn to combine computer hardware expertise with the general needs of business. Ready to specialize your education? Graduates may bridge into the second year of the Computer Systems Technician/Technology – Networking programs.


  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
Academic Requirements
  • For applicants who are currently attending high school in Ontario, your midterm and final grades will be transmitted automatically to the college.
Career Outlook
Graduates of this program are employed in many business and industry settings, including:
  • Personal computer support, sales and service
  • Personal computer bench repair, upgrades and maintenance
  • Operation and maintenance of computerized manufacturing equipment
  • Consumer electronic equipment sales and service

Upon graduation you’ll be ready to use your computer knowledge in many business and industry settings, including personal computer support, sales and service, upgrades, maintenance, operation and maintenance of computerized manufacturing equipment, and consumer electronic equipment sales and service.