Trades and Technology

Computer Systems - Networking Technician

2 years Ontario College Diploma

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Work on industry-based projects


Network technologies are used in every modern communication tool from computers to mobile phones, automobiles to home appliances. Train for this dynamic and in-demand field and learn to develop, maintain and support these networks.  Learn all aspects of networking and prepare for a career in this dynamic and ever-changing industry. 

Your Future Career

  • Network administrator
  • Network designer
  • Security specialist
  • Computer technician 
  • Support specialist 

What You Learn - 2 year

  • Network design, implementation and maintenance 
  • Routing and switching networks
  • Wired and wireless networking 
  • Network troubleshooting
  • Server operations 
  • Operating systems (client and server)

This program is offered in partnership with Seneca College.

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 12 Math (C or U) or Grade 11 Math (U or M)

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

CST 105 IT Essentials
CST 102 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
CST 110 Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows
CMM 125 College Communications
GED 135 Personal Success

Semester 2

CIS 115 Introduction to Database Design & SQL
CST 140 Introduction to Open System Servers
CST 170 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows Server
CST 115 Networking Fundamentals
GENED Gen Ed Elective Online

Semester 3

CST 205 Introduction to Scripting and PowerShell
CST 215 Advanced Data Communications Technology
CST 240 Open System Application Server
CST 260 Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
CST 230 Technicial Support for Network Administrators
GENED Gen Ed Elective Online

Semester 4

CST 250 Network Diagnostics and Design
CST 241 Open System Automation
CST 246 Information System Security
CST 265 Windows Active Directory Service
CMM 230 Business Report Writing

Semester 5

CST 310 Advanced Switching and Routing
CST 313 Voice Over IP
CST 325 Open System Clustering-Advanced Network Administration
CSC 399 Ethical Hacking
CST 340 Technician as an Entrepreneur

Semester 6

CST 330 Applied Integration
CST 315 Configuring Cisco Devices
CST 353 Wireless and Mobile
CST 321 Enterprise Management - Emerging Technology
CST 341 Advanced Security
Ontario College Diploma

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Advertising and Marketing Communications – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139