Computer Systems Technician – Networking (Fast-Track)

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Program Code: 3424

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Diploma

Program Type: Fast-track program

Program Length: 1 year/ 2 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: csnt@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

The Computer Systems Technician – Networking (Fast Track) program is for students who have completed a college or university program and wish to get into the computer industry faster.

This applied science program allows qualified college or university graduates to gain direct admission into the second year (third semester) of the two-year Computer Systems Technician - Networking program and receive their diploma in one year (two semesters).

The areas covered in this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program, which attracts university grads from around the world, include:

  •  Multi-vendor operating systems
  •  Data communications
  •  Networking
  •  Network security
  •  Network service and support
  •  Customer skills
  •  Communications for technology

This diploma program includes an optimum balance between hands-on experience and theory. You work with state-of-the-art testing and measurement equipment in purpose-built labs, solidifying a strong foundation in network design and testing. In these labs, you delve inside PC hardware and learn the intricacies of operating systems, explore the latest in computer systems and networks technology and assemble and maintain systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities.

Committed faculty members maintain a close watch on trends in the industry to ensure included topics reflect the ever-growing digital industry.

Graduates of this program are prepared to handle technical support for the information systems, internet, intranets, extranets and telecom and wireless networks that exist in the real world.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-202 Windows Server Operating System Progress Campus
CNET-217 Switching and Routing Essentials Progress Campus
CNET-225 Introduction to Telephony Progress Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH-269 Statistics for Computer Systems Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
CNET-221 Network Security Progress Campus
CNET-222 Network Services Progress Campus
CNET-227 Technician Project Progress Campus
CNET-229 Introduction to Business and ICT Progress Campus
CNET-239 Computer Forensics Progress Campus
CNET-311 Routing and Switching Progress Campus
EMPS-101 Employment Skills Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

AIM Funds Management Inc., Canada Life, Celestica, CIBC Mellon Trust, Enbridge Consumers Gas, StorageTek, Toronto Hydro, the Ministry of Government Services, Transport Canada, IBM, RBC

Program Highlights

  • You complete a two-year undertaking in just eight months.
  • Graduates of the Computer Systems Technician – Networking (Fast-Track) program are positioned to pursue industry certifications such as Net+, Security+, Cisco CCNA.
  • School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science programs such as this one are taught in modern labs and lecture facilities.
  • This program has an active Computer Networking Student Society.

Accreditation

The Computer Systems Technician – Networking program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). It is the only CTAB-accredited Computer Systems/Networks Technician program in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Note: 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.

Career Outlook

  • Computer systems technician
  • Field service representative
  • Network technician
  • Network technical support specialist
  • Help desk support
  • Technical support

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience

Additional 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca 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 Ontariocolleges.ca.

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 Ontariocolleges.ca.

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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.

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.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $3,453.50 $932.00 $4,385.50
International $12,800.00 $2,127.00 $14,927.00