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The Computer Systems Technician – Networking program, offered in a two-year delivery format, will allow you to quickly enter the job market.
Faciliated by the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science, this diploma program will incorporate the latest in computer systems and network technology into its courses to reflect the ever-growing innovations of the digital revolution.
In the applied science program, you'll:
- Delve inside computer hardware and learn the intricacies of operating systems;
- Explore the most up-to-date computer systems and networks technology;
- Learn about computer and network security;
- Assemble and maintain systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities.
As committed faculty members guide you through your courses, they'll maintain a close watch on trends in the industry to ensure the topics truly reflect the ever-growing digital industry.
Once you complete the program, you'll be able to launch a career in technical support in the growing Internet, intranet, extranet and telecom networks fields.
Please note: Qualified college or university graduates with a background in networks may gain direct admission into Semester 3 of this two-year program and receive their Computer Systems Technician - Networking diploma in two semesters (program #3424).
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AMEG-212||Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment|
|CNET-201||Fundamentals of Routing and Switching|
|CNET-202||Windows Server Operating System|
|CNET-219||The Physical Layer|
|CNET-225||Introduction to Telephony|
|ENGL-250||Report Writing in a Technical Environment|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|MATH-269||Statistics for Computer Systems|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
Companies Offering Jobs
AIM Funds Management Inc., Canada Life, CIBC Mellon Trust, Enbridge, StorageTek, Toronto Hydro, Transport Canada, IBM, RBC and the Ministry of Government Services
- The Computer Systems Technician – Networking program offers a strong focus on hands-on labs and technical problem solving.
- Approachable professors have postgraduate degrees from accredited universities and relevant work experience in their specialty.
- You have access to fully outfitted and modern labs.
- You are prepared to handle the intricacies of internet, intranet, extranet and telecom network challenges that crop up in the real world.
- Graduates are positioned to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, Microsoft MTA, MCSA and Cisco CCNA.
- This program has an active Computer Networking Student Society.
Successful graduates of this Computer Systems Technician – Networking program have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.
Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
Bachelor of Science - Network Management and Design
|Bachelor of Science - Network Security|
|Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management|
|Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management - Networking Specialty|
|Sheridan College||Bachelor of Applied Computer Science - Mobile Computing|
|Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information Systems Security|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this TAC nationally-accredited program as meeting the academic standard for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) category as well as the OACETT technology report and language benchmark requirements.
This program has met the national educational standards of Canada’s engineering technology and applied science profession, as such, has received national program accreditation by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).
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 recognition, 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.
- Computer systems technician
- Field service representative
- Network technician
- Network technical support specialist
- Help desk support
- Technical support
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
- English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
- Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment for Admission
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|