Computer Repair and Maintenance

Program Code: 3218

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Certificate

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

Centennial College’s Computer Repair and Maintenance program will offer you a valuable combination of technical and business abilities to start you off in the career direction of your choice.

With every computer eventually needing a tune-up, you will learn basic computer hardware theory, operating systems and application programs to keep computers running flawlessly. Additionally, you will gain technical hands-on experience in installation, maintenance and applying trouble-shooting techniques.

With more and more microcomputer-based systems entering the marketplace, there is a need for professionals who can link their computer hardware expertise to the general needs of business. To ensure your success in the field, you will also acquire business experience by examining approaches for maintaining strong customer relations and providing effective technical support.

This concise Computer Repair and Maintenance program will prepare you to step into an important role by combining a broad range of computer-related courses with strong interpersonal skills training.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-101 PC Hardware Progress Campus
CNET-102 PC Operating Systems Progress Campus
CNET-104 Technical Writing with MS Office 2013 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
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-124 Fundamentals of Computer Networks Progress Campus
CNET-128 Basic Electrical Safety Progress Campus
CNET-205 Customer Skills Progress Campus
CNET-206 Introduction to Unix/Linux 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

  • This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will offer a practical approach to personal computer hardware and software installation, repair and maintenance.
  • You will also be introduced to local and remote computer communication systems.
  • In the Computer Repair and Maintenance program you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of high-tech equipment.
  • The certificate you will earn reflects a high standard of learning.
  • As a graduate, you will be positioned to pursue industry’s A+ Certification and Network+ program.

Articulation Agreements

Once you graduate, you may be eligible to transfer into the second year of the Computer Systems Technician or Technology - Networking programs.

Career Outlook

  • Technical support
  • Computer Technician
  • Help Desk Technician

Academic Requirements

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.