Computer Systems Technician - Networking | St. Clair College
Program Code: T860
Status: Open
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Program Code: M979
Status: Closed
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Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September, January, May

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Contact:
Windsor
Ahmad (Nasser) Hamami
519-972-2727 ext. 4443
Acumen
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:
    • Skills Canada National Competition - IT Network Systems Administration (2023) - Silver medal
    • Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2023) - Gold medal
    • Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2018) - Gold medal also receiving an award for having the highest score in a technology competition.
    • Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2018) - Silver medal
    • Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2017) - Bronze medal
  • 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, Network/System Administrator, and Computer Network Technologist 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
MIT211
System Configuration I
4
MIT155
Introduction To Programming
5
WEB110
HTML And CSS
4
MTH100A
Mathematics For Information Technology
3
SSC206G
Transitioning To Canadian Culture
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
MIT146
Networking I
5
MAD103
Data Fundamentals
3
MIT251
Linux I
4
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
MIT347
Networking II
5
MIT403
Network Administration
4
MIT502
Help Desk Analyst
4
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
MIT450
Linux II
4
MIT420
Network Security I
4
MIT447
Networking III
5
WEB205
PHP Basics
4
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Past Cohorts:

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:

2024-2025 Tuition Fees  

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses are 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 on 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. 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.