Computer Systems Technology - Networking | St. Clair College
Program Code: T861
Status: Open
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Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Starts: September

Emergency Alternate Delivery Plan:
Winter 2024 Emergency Alternate Delivery

Contact:
Ahmad (Nasser) Hamami
519-972-2727 ext. 4443

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Program Overview

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.

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.
  • Number one program in the province against all comparators in Student Satisfaction, Knowledge and Skills, and Program Quality.
  • Students perform extremely well at Skills Competitions:
    • 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

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
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
MIT550
Linux III
4
MIT520
Network Security II
4
MIT600
Project Management
4
MIT642
Introduction To Network Analysis And Design, (Network Design)
4
WEB401
Cloud Server Administration
3
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
MIT515
Network Administration II
4
MIT602
Technical Projects
4
MIT641
Protocol Analysis
4
MIT517
Wireless Technology
4

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
Semester 5
Code Title Credits
MIT409 Linux Server Administration 4
MIT520 Network Security II 4
MIT600 Project Management 4
MIT642 Introduction To Network Analysis And Design, (Network Design) 4
MAD202 Data Fundamentals 2
Semester 6
Code Title Credits
MIT515 Network Administration II 4
MIT602 Technical Projects 4
MIT641 Protocol Analysis 4
MIT517 Wireless Technology 4

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 Technology - Networking (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 60505)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
  2. Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
  3. Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
  4. Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and 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 responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
  8. Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
  9. Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
  10. Analyze, plan, design, implement and administer computer systems and cloud solutions.
  11. Research, design, deploy, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and decommission computing system infrastructures.
  12. Select and apply scripting tools and programming languages to automate routine tasks.
  13. Install, monitor, optimize and administer a database management system in response to specified requirements.
  14. Design, implement and administer technical support processes for computing system infrastructures that align with industry best practice.

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