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By attending the Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer and Communications Networks) Honours program, you'll be part of a select group of Ontario students to receive a four-year degree in information technology.
The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development specifically selected Centennial College to deliver an applied science program that addresses the province's critical need for networking professionals. Centennial is the only post-secondary institution in Ontario to offer a bachelor degree Computer and Communication Networks program.
During the four years you'll spend in this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science offering, you'll study a unique blend of technology and business subjects. A hands-on approach will ensure an innovative balance between the practical and theoretical backgrounds employers are seeking. Learning from highly qualified professors who hold industrial certifications and advanced academic credentials, you'll also be able to specialize in the design of wireless networks and security networking.
Please Note: This college has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting May 27, 2020. The college shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Companies Offering Jobs
Among the companies that have hired graduates of this offering are: IBM, TD Canada Trust, Herjavec Group, CIBC Mellon Trust Company, CIBC Technology & Operations, Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd, RBC Financial Group, Falconbridge Ltd., Jatech Solutions Inc., Workbrain Inc., Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Management Board Secretariat, The Ministry of Transportation, DMG World Media, Getronics Canada, Hitachi Canada Ltd., Honda Canada Incorporated and D-Link Networks.
- The modern laboratories in which you learn are specially engineered for the curriculum. They include uniquely equipped facilities offering VoIP, cellular networks, wireless broadband (WiMax), advanced routing and switching as well as network management.
- You are able to specialize in network security or wireless systems.
- Small class sizes ensure that you receive individual attention.
- There is a focus on diversity, equity and a safe learning environment.
- The Computer and Communication Networks program includes a work term during the summer between second and third year.
- The School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science maintains strategic alliances with partners such as Avaya Canada, Cisco Systems Canada Co. and HP Canada. This ensures program relevance and provides you with both work term and employment opportunities after graduation.
- Graduates are positioned to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Microsoft MTA, MCSA and Cisco CCNA.
Interested in becoming a teacher?
Centennial College and York University have partnered to offer a concurrent Bachelor of Education program. This is a unique pathway to receive two degrees in six years, a four-year bachelor degree in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Education in Technological Education. Upon certification, you will be qualified to teach computer technology in the intermediate/senior (Grades 7-12) division.
This is an excellent opportunity to expand your employment opportunities and marketability, as there is currently a need in Ontario for qualified technology secondary school teachers. As well, opportunities exist for teaching across Canada and internationally, and many companies like to hire trainers who have a teaching degree.
If you are considering this option, you will need to apply during the third year of the Computer and Communication Networks program. You will be required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, successfully be admitted to work placement, and present a personal statement and two letters of reference as well as conduct an interview. Related experience (as a classroom volunteer, coach, camp counsellor, etc.) is desirable. You will be admitted on the condition of successful completion of third year.
Please note: The Ontario College of Teachers requires two years of related work experience for certification. Work placement experience can be applied if it is at least a four-month continuous term. International applicants should note that the Ontario College of Teachers grant the Certificate of Registration and the Certificate of Qualification to individuals who hold a Canadian social insurance number.
- Technical account manager
- Business account manager
- Network/system administrator
- Network/system analyst
- Network support
- Security analyst/specialist
- VOIP engineer
- Wireless network administrator
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High School Applicants
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
- At least six Grade 12 M or U, or OAC credits with an overall average of 65% or higher
Courses must include:
- English Grade 12U; final grade 65% or higher
- One Grade 12 mathematics from the following; final grade 60% or higher
- Math Grade 12U Advanced Functions
- Math Grade 12U Calculus and Vectors
- Math Grade 12U Mathematics of Data Management or equivalent
- Be 21 years of age or older by December 31 of the intake year.
- Provide transcripts showing
- English Grade 12U, OAC, or equivalent
- Mathematics Grade 12U, OAC, or equivalent
- Provide complete academic history (transcripts or international comparative evaluation)
- Provide a resume detailing work experience
How to Apply
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1. Apply Online
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.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.
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