Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op)

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Program Code: 3415

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 9 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: csnt@centennialcollege.ca

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

The Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op) program will offer students the added benefit of enhancing their education by working as paid employees in the field prior to graduation.

Priding itself on teaching based in current technological advances, this Computer Systems Technology - Networking program's faulty maintains a close watch on trends in the industry to ensure studies reflect the ever-growing digital industry.

As such, courses incorporate the latest in computer systems and networks technology. Through a hands-on approach, students will:

  • Delve inside PC hardware and learn the intricacies of operating systems
  • Explore up-to-date computer systems and networks technology
  • Configure and troubleshoot wired or wireless networks
  • Assemble and maintain systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities

If students qualify academically, they will work three terms as paid employees in the field. The experience will not only allow them to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for future careers and offer the exposure necessary to understand the demands of continually changing digital technology in the business environment.

The Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op) will prepare students for jobs in technical support for the expanding mesh of Internet, intranet, extranet and telecom networks.

Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in networks may gain direct admission into semester 3 of this three-year program and receive their Computer Systems Technology - Networking (Co-op) advanced diploma in four semesters plus two work terms (program #3435).

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-212 Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
MATH-149 Mathematics for Computer Systems 1 Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-124 Fundamentals of Computer Networks Progress Campus
CNET-126 Electricity for Computer Systems Progress Campus
CNET-205 Customer Skills Progress Campus
CNET-206 Introduction to Unix/Linux Progress Campus
CNET-224 Data Communications Progress Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
MATH-169 Mathematics for Computer Systems 2 Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-201 Fundamentals of Routing and Switching Progress Campus
CNET-202 Windows Server Operating System Progress Campus
CNET-219 The Physical Layer Progress Campus
CNET-225 Introduction to Telephony Progress Campus
COOP-221 Employment Pre-placement Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
MATH-269 Statistics for Computer Systems Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP222 Co-op Work Placement 1 follows Semester 3.

Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-221 Network Security Progress Campus
CNET-222 Network Services Progress Campus
CNET-229 Introduction to Business and ICT Progress Campus
CNET-232 Introduction to Programming Progress Campus
CNET-306 Unix/ Linux Progress Campus
CNET-311 Routing and Switching Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP331 Co-op Work Placement 1 follows Semester 4.

Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-231 WAN Technologies Progress Campus
CNET-301 Network Design and Test Progress Campus
CNET-304 Wireless Technology Progress Campus
CNET-305 Voice and Video Over IP Progress Campus
CNET-307 IT Project Management Progress Campus
CNET-320 Data Centre Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP332 Co-op Work Placement 3 follows Semester 5.

Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-239 Computer Forensics Progress Campus
CNET-321 Network Management Progress Campus
CNET-323 Relational Database Management Progress Campus
CNET-324 Wireless Networks Progress Campus
CNET-327 Technologist Project Progress Campus
CNET-328 Internetwork Troubleshooting Progress Campus
CNET-329 Business and ICT Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

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

Program Highlights

  • There will be a strong focus on hands-on lab practice and technical problem solving in fully equipped facilities.
  • Practical application will carried out using the latest equipment and technologies in unique state-of-the-art labs.
  • The Computer Systems Technology – Networking program will offer students exit points after one year (certificate) and two years (Technician diploma), if their educational goals change.
  • Once students complete this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program, they will be positioned to pursue industry-standard certifications such as CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Microsoft MTA, MCSA and Cisco CCNA.

Accreditation

  • The Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op) 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 Greater Toronto Area.

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Please 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

  • Network/system analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Wireless network administrator/technician
  • Network/system administrator
  • Data centre/cloud technician
  • Network/system technologist
  • VoIP administrator
  • Network technical support specialist

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 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 $1,282.00 $4,735.50
International $12,800.00 $2,827.00 $15,627.00