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, 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
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.
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.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
|MIT123||Intro Spreadsheets Using MS-Excel||2|
|MIT153||Introductory Programming Logic||4|
|WEB110||HTML And CSS||4|
|MTH100A||Mathematics For Information Technology||3|
|SSC206G||Transitioning To Canadian Culture||3|
|MIT211||System Configuration I||4|
|MIT227||Intro To Data Base Concepts||4|
|COM210||Introduction To Technical Communication||3|
|MIT311||System Configuration II||4|
|MIT313G||Law And Ethics In The Information Age||3|
|MIT502||Help Desk Analyst||4|
|MIT420||Network Security I||4|
|MIT439||PHP (Server Web Development)||4|
|ELEC1030||Choose 1 Elective Course||3|
|MIT409||Linux Server Administration||4|
|MIT520||Network Security II||4|
|MIT642||Introduction To Network Analysis And Design, (Network Design)||4|
|MIT515||Network Administration II||4|
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:
- Identify, analyze, design, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
- Diagnose, troubleshoot, document and monitor technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
- Analyze, design, implement and maintain secure computing environments.
- Analyze, develop and maintain robust computing system solutions through validation testing and industry best practices.
- Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
- Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
- Apply project management principles and tools when responding to requirements and monitoring projects within a computing environment.
- Adhere to ethical, social media, legal, regulatory and economic requirements and/or principles in the development and management of the computing solutions and systems.
- Investigate emerging trends to respond to technical challenges.
- Analyze, plan, design, implement and administer computer systems and cloud solutions.
- Research, design, deploy, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and decommission computing system infrastructures.
- Select and apply scripting tools and programming languages to automate routine tasks.
- Install, monitor, optimize and administer a database management system in response to specified requirements.
- Design, implement and administer technical support processes for computing system infrastructures that align with industry best practice.