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The Computer Systems Technician – Networking (Fast Track) program is for you if you've completed a college or university program and wish to get into the computer industry faster.
This applied science program will allow qualified college or university graduates to gain direct admission into the second year (third semester) of the two-year Computer Systems Technician - Networking program to 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, will include:
- Multi-vendor operating systems
- Data communications
- Network security
- Network service and support
- Customer skills
- Communications for technology
Also included will be an optimum balance between hands-on experience and theory. You'll 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'll 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 will maintain a close watch on trends to ensure included topics reflect the ever-growing digital industry.
As a graduate of this program, you'll be prepared to handle technical support for the information systems, Internet, intranets, extranets and telecom and wireless networks that exist in today's world.
Career Options and Education Pathways
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
- 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.
- Computer systems technician
- Field service representative
- Network technician
- Network technical support specialist
- Help desk support
- Technical support
Successful graduates of this Computer Systems Technician – Networking (Fast Track) Diploma program have the opportunity to apply their credits toward 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.
||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
||Bachelor of Science - Network Management and Security
|Bachelor of Science - Technology Project Management
||Bachelor or Honours Degree - multiple majors
||Bachelor of Arts
|Ontario Tech University
||Bachelor of Information Technology - Information Technology Security (bridge)
||Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
||Bachelor of Applied Computer Science - Mobile Computing
|Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences - Information Systems Security
|Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus
||Honours Bachelor of Arts
|Windsor, University of
||Honours Bachelor of Computer Science - Applied Computing
||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.
- Degree or a three-year college diploma in computer science, engineering, or a related discipline
- We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience.
How to Apply
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.
Apply directly to Centennial College here.
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
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2021.
||Tuition (2 Semesters)