- Program Code:3404
- School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
- Credential:Ontario College Diploma
- Program Type:Post-secondary program
- Program Length:2 years/ 4 semesters
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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.
Facilitated 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:
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).
|Course Code||Course Title|
|AMEG-212||Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment|
|CNET-201||Fundamentals of Routing and Switching|
|CNET-206||Introduction to Unix/Linux|
|CNET-229||Introduction to Business and ICT|
|CNET-232||Introduction to Programming|
|COMM-170/COMM-171||College Communications 2|
|MATH-169||Mathematics for Computer Systems 2|
|Course Code||Course Title|
|CNET-202||Windows Server Operating System|
|CNET-225||Introduction to Telephony|
|CNET-307||IT Project Management|
|CNET-332||Scripting for Systems Administration|
|ENGL-250||Report Writing in a Technical Environment|
|GNED-500||Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action|
|MATH-269||Statistics for Computer Systems|
AIM Funds Management Inc., Canada Life, CIBC Mellon Trust, Enbridge, StorageTek, Toronto Hydro, Transport Canada, IBM, RBC and the Ministry of Government Services
Successful graduates of this Computer Systems Technician – Networking Diploma 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 partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.
|Partner Institution||Degree Program|
|Algoma University||Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing|
|Bachelor of Science - multiple majors|
|Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors|
|Brock University||Honours Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Science in Core Sciences - multiple majors|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Biotechnology|
|Honours Bachelor of Science - Mathematics and Statistics|
|Davenport University||Bachelor of Science - Network Management and Design|
|Bachelor of Science - Network Management and Security|
|Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management|
|Lakehead University||Bachelor or Honours Degree - multiple majors|
|Laurentian University||Bachelor of Arts|
|Ontario Tech University (UOIT)||Honours Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies and Digital Technology|
|Seneca College||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies|
|Sheridan College||Bachelor of Applied Computer Science - Mobile Computing|
|Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information Systems Security|
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus||Honours Bachelor of Arts|
|York University||Honours Bachelor degree in any major|
|Honours Computer Science|
|Honours Environmental Studies|
|Honours Science - Chemistry|
|Bachelor of Science - multiple majors|
Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.
For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.
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.
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.
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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.
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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Ancillary Fees||Total|