COMPUTER SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN -
NETWORKING (CO-OP)

In this program, students focus on networking, operating systems, system administration, cloud computing, and security related to new computer networks and the maintenance of existing computer networks. As an official Cisco Networking Academy partner, certified instructors assist students preparing for industry-recognized certifications such as the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching. Students gain experience in problem-solving, and effective oral and written communications through examination of current industry trends and requirements. Students acquire professional and entrepreneurial skills for industry and self-employment, as well as practical experience through participation in a co-op work term.

General information

Program code
CSTN
Duration
2 Years
Credential
Ontario College Diploma,
Co-op
Campus
Georgian@ILAC Toronto
Delivery
Full-time
Work Integrated Learning
1 Co-op Work Term

Intake information

Start date
Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Summer 2023

Program fees

Fall 2022 Intake
Fee
Fall 2022
$8,818.48
Winter 2023
$7,800.50
Summer 2023
$7,800.50
Fall 2023
Work Term
Winter 2024
$8,076.74
Approximate total program cost*: $32,496.22
*Total estimated cost. Course materials are additional and vary per semester.

Program highlights

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. identify, analyze, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment;
  2. contribute to the diagnostics, troubleshooting, documenting and monitoring of technical problems using appropriate methodologies and
    tools;
  3. implement and maintain secure computing environments;
  4. implement robust computing system solutions through validation testing that aligns with industry best practices;
  5. communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships;
  6. select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance;
  7. apply project management principles and tools when working on projects within a computing environment;
  8. adhere to ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements and/or principles in the development and management of computing solutions and systems;
  9. assist with the implementation of computer systems and cloud
    solutions;
  10. install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade and decommission computing system infrastructures;
  11. automate routine tasks using scripting tools and programming
    languages;
  12. install and monitor a database management system in response to specified requirements;
  13. provide technical support for computing system infrastructures that aligns with industry best practice;
  14. describe technologies and techniques that can be used to reduce the impact of information technology on the environment;
  15. apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Career opportunities

Graduates can choose to work independently or as a member of a team to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of computer systems and networks. Graduates with networking interests/skills generally can find employment as information technology analysts and network technical support specialists or network administrators. Graduates with operations and administration interests/skills generally can find employment as system administrators and technical support specialists

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

• ILAC Pathway 3.2, or IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 (SDS program – IELTS score 6.0, no band less than 6.0)

• Other language proficiency tests accepted include Duolingo*, TOEFL, CAE and TOEIC (* Acceptable until Dec. 31, 2022)

• Grade 12 English (C or U)
• Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)**

**Additional country specific requirements apply

For more information and complete admission requirements please contact your respective region’s Recruitment Manager.

Courses

Semester 1
COMP 1035
Networking Essentials
COMP 1046
Windows System Administration
COMP 2018
Linux System Administration
MATH 1003
Math for the Computer Industry
Communications Course
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
General Education Course
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
Semester 2
COMP 1070
Computer Virtualization
COMP 1071
Linux Network Administration
COMP 1086
Routing and Switching Essentials
COMP 2017
Windows Server Administration
COMP 1111
Foundations of Scripting using Python
Communications Course
Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
Semester 3
COMP 2003
Relational Database
COMP 2137
Linux Automation
COMP 2103
Introduction to Information Security
COMP 2122
Scaling Networks
COMP 2139
Cloud Computing Services
General Education Course
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
Semester 4
COMP 2075
Wireless Networking
COMP 2131
Cloud Computing
COMP 2138
Windows Server and PowerShell
MGMT 2008
Project Management for Information Technology
General Education Courses
Select 1 course from the general education list during registration..
Program Option Course
Select 1 course from the available list during registration.
Co-op Work Terms
COOP 1058
Computer Systems Technician Work Term 1
Program options may include:
COMP 1009
The Mainframe Environment
COMP 1045
Internet of Things using Arduino
COMP 2104
Data Centre Technologies
COMP 3002
Advanced Databases

Professional designation

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