Computer Systems Technicians have the skills to plan, administer, configure and maintain individual and networked computer systems. They are also trained to provide technical support for computer users in a business environment.
This program will appeal to students who are problem solvers with good analytical skills. They must be highly organized with a strong interest in computers.
St. Clair is an official Cisco Networking Academy and prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSA Administering Windows Server, CompTIA A+ and Security+ certifications (Comp TIA A+ allows for personal computer repair, maintenance and installation).
Cisco networking lab.
Students perform extremely well at Skills Competitions including Skills Ontario (Gold Medal 2013); Cisco Netriders Ontario (1st Place 2012).
Grads will have good advancement potential. Entry level positions include technical support analyst, IT consultant, and network technologist/administrator in a wide range of sectors including government, corporations and the public sector. Many graduates become self-employed or independent operators offering computer training, technical support and network administration.
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.