Computer Systems Technology - Networking
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September and January

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The 3 year Computer Systems Technology - Networking 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. They must have good communication and analytical skills, enjoy problem solving, be logical and very well organized.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
  • Awarded $40k in funding from the Ontario Centers of Excellence (OCE) “Innovation and Validation Assistance Program - IVAP”.
  • Number one program in the province against all comparators in Student Satisfaction, Knowledge and Skills, Program Quality.
  • Skills Ontario Competition - 2013 Gold, Highest overall score winner; 2012 Bronze Cisco Netriders Ontario 2012 - 1st Place.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

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.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
MIT123
2
Intro. to Spreadsheets using MS-Excel
MIT146
5
Networking I
MIT153
4
Introduction to Computer Programming
WEB110
4
HTML/CSS
MTH100A
3
Math for Information Technology
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 2
MIT246
5
Networking II
MIT211
4
System Configuration I
WEB230
4
JavaScript
MIT227
4
Intro. to Database Concepts
COM210
3
Technical Communications

Semester 3
MIT311
4
System Configuration II
MIT346
5
Networking III
MIT403
4
Network Administration
MIT313G
3
Law & Ethics in the Info. Age
MIT502
4
Help Desk

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
MIT416
4
Linux I
MIT420
4
Network Security I
MIT446
5
Networking IV
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
MIT439
4
PHP (Web Server Development)


Semester 5
MIT520
4
Network Security II
MIT600
4
Project Management
MIT642
4
Network Analysis & Design
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
MIT 517
4
Wireless Technology

Semester 6
MIT515
4
Network Administration II
MIT602
4
Network Configuration Technical Project
MIT641
4
Protocol Analysis
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
WEB 190
4
Visual Communications I