Computer Systems Technician - Networking

Computer Systems Technician - Networking

Program Code
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Program requirements

  • 18 Mandatory Courses
  • 2 Communications Courses
  • 1 Optional Course
  • 3 General Education Courses
  • 2 Co-op Work Terms

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.

Program course requirements
Course Title Course Code Equivalents Mandatory
Administrative Scripting COMP2101   Mandatory
Computer Sys Tech Work Term 1 COOP1007  
Computer Sys Tech Work Term 2 COOP2004  
Computer Virtualization COMP1070   Mandatory
Co-op and Career Preparation CPHR0001  
Emerging Tech and Innovation COMP2078   Mandatory
HTML, CSS, & JS Fund. COMP1002  
Intro to Information Security COMP2103   Mandatory
Linux Network Administration COMP1071   Mandatory
Linux System Administration COMP2018   Mandatory
Math for the Computer Industry MATH1003   Mandatory
Networking Essentials COMP1035   Mandatory
Programming Fundamentals COMP1030 COMP1043 - Java Introduction (ODE)  
Project Management MGMT2002  
Project Management for IT MGMT2008 MGMT2019 - Intro to Project Mgmt (ODE)
Routing and Switching COMP1086   Mandatory
Scaling Networks COMP2122   Mandatory
The Mainframe Environment COMP1009  
Windows Server Administration COMP2017   Mandatory
Windows System Administration COMP1046   Mandatory

Additional Info

To be successful in this program, students are required to have a personal notebook computer (either PC or Mac architecture) prior to the start of the program that meets or exceeds the following hardware specifications:

  • Intel I5 processor or AMD equivalent
  • 8GB of memory (12GB recommended)
  • 500GB hard drive

Additional operating systems, tools, and software used in the program are provided to the student upon commencement of the program.