Computer Systems Technician - Networking Five core computer system streams. Cisco Networking Academy partner. Two co-op work terms. Connections with key employers in the region.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie
Summer 2019 Barrie

Program description

In this program, students focus on networking, operating systems, system administration, virtualization, 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 real life experience through participation in co-op work terms.

Additional program-specific fee information for Computer Systems Technician - Networking.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Computer Syst Techn-Networking articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • COMP2018 Linux System Administration
  • COMP1035 Networking Essentials
  • COMP1046 Windows System Administration
  • COMP2017 Windows Server Administration
  • COMP2057 Wide Area Networks
  • MGMT2008 Project Management for Information Technology
  • COMP2078 Emerging Technology and Innovation
  • COMP1070 Computer Virtualization
  • COMP1071 Linux Network Administration
  • COMP2101 Administrative Scripting
  • COMP2102
  • COMP2103 Introduction to Information Security
  • MATH1003 Math for the Computer Industry
  • COMP1086 Routing and Switching Essentials
  • COMP2122 Scaling Networks
  • COMP2126 Windows Server Administration 2
  • COMP1099 Introduction to Python Programming
  • COMP2075 Wireless Networking

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

Optional Course

To be selected from College list

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

  • COOP1007 Computer Systems Technician Work Term 1
  • COOP2004 Computer Systems Technician Work Term 2