Computer Systems Technician – Networking Program Incorporates Latest Technology
In the computer world, areas of expertise vary. One popular area is the Computer Systems Technician – Networking field. At Centennial College, students prepare for this field in two years through a study of the latest in computer systems and network technology. Graduates become computer systems technicians, field service representatives, network technicians, network technical support specialists, help desk support and technical support.
If you’re interested in applying to the Computer Systems Technician program, please ensure you have at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. You are also required to have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent and Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. You will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. Please note that meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Computer Systems Technician program.
Qualified college or university graduates with a background in networks gain direct admission into semester three of this two-year program and receive their Computer Systems Technician - Networking diploma in two semesters
In the Computer Systems Technician program, you will become one of only 100 yearly students to attend. The offering focuses on allowing you to go inside PC hardware and into the details of operating systems to have full human control of the computing and communicating technology. You will put together and maintain systems that will empower users in their creative, business and communication activities. Within the Computer Systems Technician undertaking, there is an emphasis on hands-on labs and technical problem solving.
Among the specific Computer Systems Technician courses included in this program are PC Operating Systems (intended to develop your personal computer operating system knowledge and help you to acquire practical “hands-on” skills. This theory and lab course uses IBM PC compatible computers to achieve this goal. You learn how to install, configure and maintain these operating systems); Data Communications (provides an overview of data communications through a combination of theory and practical labs and is designed to make you easily understand the concepts in data communications used in voice, video and data networks and put them in practice in laboratory); Network Devices (you are introduced to the functions and impact of switches and routers and are able to reinforce this knowledge by configuring these devices in a hands-on environment. You are introduced to tools for debugging and troubleshooting network connectivity and will discuss security and privacy issues); and more.
This Computer Systems Technician – Networking program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, and, as such, has met the established national technology accreditation requirements. In addition, the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Computer Systems Technician - Networking program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category. These two accreditations ensure a high standard of quality