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

Temporary Delivery Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Fall 2020 Program/Course Delivery

Contact:
Ruth Susannah
519-972-2727 ext. 4729

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, Program Quality.
  • Students perform extremely well at Skills Competitions:
    • 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

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.

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
MIT246
Networking II
5
MIT211
System Configuration I
4
WEB230
Javascript I
4
MIT227
Intro To Data Base Concepts
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

Past Cohorts:

SEMESTER 1
Code Title Credits
MIT 123 Introduction to Spreadsheets unsing MS-Excel 2
MIT 146 Networking I 5
MIT 153 Introduction to Computer Progamming 4
WEB 110 HTML/CSS 4
MTH 100A Math for Information Technology 3
SSC206G Transitioning to Canadian Culture 3
SEMESTER 2
Code Title Credits
MIT 211 System Configuration I 4
MIT 227 Intro to Database Concepts 4
MIT 246 Networking II 5
WEB 230 JavaScript 4
COM 210 Technical Communications 3
SEMESTER 3
Code Title Credits
MIT 311 System Configuration II 4
MIT 313G Law and Ethics in the Information Age 3
MIT 346 Networking III 5
MIT 403 Networking Administration I 4
MIT502 Help Desk 4
SEMESTER 4
Code Title Credits
MIT 416 Linux I 4
MIT 420 Networking Security I 4
MIT 446 Networking IV 5
MIT439 PHP (Web Server Development) 4
ELEC 1030 Choose an Elective 3
SEMESTER 5
Code Title Credits
MIT 517 Wireless Technology 4
MIT 520 Networking Security II 4
MIT 600 Project Management 4
MIT 642 Network Design 4
MAD202 Data Fundamentals 2
SEMESTER 6
Code Title Credits
MIT 515 Networking Administration II 4
MIT 602 Network Configuration Technical Project 4
MIT 641 Protocol Analysis 4
WEB 190 Visual Communications 1 4

Your Investment

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

2020-2021 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 Technology - Networking (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 60505)

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. Analyze, plan, design, and implement computer systems.
  3. Analyze, plan, design, and implement networking solutions.
  4. Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize computer systems.
  5. Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize networks.
  6. Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.
  7. Participate in the deployment and administration of databases within a networked environment.
  8. Plan, develop, and be responsible for data storage to ensure the integrity of information.
  9. Apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions.
  10. Appraise existing security solutions with a view to on-going maintenance, development, and improvement of organizational security.
  11. Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring.
  12. Articulate, defend, and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.
  13. Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

Computer Systems Technology - Networking (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU Code 60505) - Effective Fall 2020

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 relationship.
  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 aligns with industry best practice.

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