Computer Systems Technician - Networking | St. Clair College
Program Code: T860
Status: Open
Program Code: M979
Status: Open
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September, January
Contact:
Ruth Susannah
519-972-2727 ext. 4729

Program Overview

Computer Systems Technicians have the skills to plan, administer, configure and maintain individual and networked computer systems. Graduates are 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. Students must be highly organized with a strong interest in computers.

Program Highlights

  • 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 Canada (Silver Medal 2017); Skills Ontario (Gold, silver & bronze medals 2017).
  • Active students run the Information Technology Club

Career Opportunities

Graduates will have good advancement potential and opportunities for entry-level positions including 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.

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
MIT123
Intro Spreadsheets Using Ms-Excel
2
MIT146
Networking I
5
MIT153
Introductory Programming Logic
4
WEB110
Html And Css
4
MTH100A
Mathematics For Information Technology
3
SSC206G
Transitioning To Canadian Culture
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
MIT211
System Configuration I
4
MIT227
Intro To Data Base Concepts
4
MIT246
Networking II
5
WEB230
Javascript I
4
COM210
Introduction To Technical Communication
3
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
MIT311
System Configuration II
4
MIT313G
Law And Ethics In The Information Age
3
MIT346
Networking III
5
MIT403
Network Administration
4
MIT502
Help Desk Analyst
4
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
MIT416
Linux I
4
MIT420
Network Security I
4
MIT446
Networking IV
5
MIT439
Php (Server Web Development)
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Your Investment

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

2019-2020 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.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Computer Systems Technician Program (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 50505)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools.
  2. Support the implementation and administration of computer systems.
  3. Support the implementation and administration of networking solutions.
  4. Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade components of computer systems.
  5. Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade components of networks.
  6. Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.
  7. Follow, monitor, and document data storage procedures designed to ensure the integrity of information.
  8. Apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions.
  9. Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring.
  10. Conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.
  11. Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

Computer Systems Technician Program (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 50505) - Effective Fall 2020

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify, analyze, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
  2. Contribute to the diagnostics, troubleshooting, documenting and monitoring of technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  3. Implement and maintain secure computing environments.
  4. Implement robust computing system solutions through validation testing that aligns with industry best practices.
  5. Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
  6. Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
  7. Apply project management principles and tools when working on projects within a computing environment.
  8. Adhere to ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements and/or principles in the development and management of computing solutions and systems.
  9. Assist with the implementation of computer systems and cloud solutions.
  10. Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade and decommission computing system infrastructures.
  11. Automate routine tasks using scripting tools and programming languages.
  12. Install and monitor a database management system in response to specified requirements.
  13. Provide technical support for computing system infrastructures that aligns with industry best practice.