This program focuses on advanced computer network administration including network security. Computer systems technologists also have project management, systems analysis and design skills. This program will appeal to students with a keen interest in highly complex network systems. Students must have good communication and analytical skills, enjoy problem solving, and be well organized.
St. Clair is an official Cisco Networking Academy and prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND), MCSA Administering Windows Server, CompTIA A+ and Security+ certifications (Comp TIA A+ allows for personal computer repair, maintenance and installation).
Cisco networking lab.
Active student run Information Technology Club.
Students work on a “real world” project team designing and presenting a network proposal for an industry partner.
Number one program in the province against all comparators in Student Satisfaction, Knowledge and Skills, Program Quality.
Students perform extremely well at Skills Competitions including Skills Canada (Silver Medal 2017); Skills Ontario (Gold, silver & bronze medals 2017).
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.