Computer Systems - Networking Technology

3 years Ontario College Advanced Diploma

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Work on industry-based projects


Upcoming Intake: Fall 2022, Commerce Court – North Bay

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 - 3 year

  • Exchange server networking
  • Multi-layer switching

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 provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

CST105 IT Essentials
CST102 Introduction to UNIX/Linux
CST110 Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows
CMM125 College Communications
STS100 Student Success

Semester 2

CIS115 Introduction to Databases & SQL
CST140 Introduction to Open System Servers
CST170 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows Server
CST115 Networking Fundamentals
GENED General Education Elective - Online (CSN Sem 2)

Semester 3

CST205 Introduction to Scripting and PowerShell
CST215 Routing and Switching Essentials
CST240 Open System Application Server
CST246 Information System Security
CST260 Microsoft Windows Network Infrasctructure
GENED General Education Elective - Online (CSN Sem 3)

Semester 4

CST230 Technical Support for Network Administrators
CST241 Open System Automation
CST250 Scaling Networks
CST265 Windows Active Directory Services
CMM230 Business Report Writing

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 - - $4011.22
2 $2720.24 $1140.98 - - $3861.22

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 - - $15973.06
2 $14102.08 $1720.98 - - $15823.06

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

Canadore @ Stanford – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1373 - - $15475.08
2 $14102.08 $1223 - - $15325.08

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Students must have a personal laptop for use in this program. The computer must meet minimum specifications:

  • PC - Windows Laptop with a minimum 7th Gen i7 processor
  • Minimum 16 GB of RAM (more is better)
  • Minimum 1 TB of storage through a combination of internal and external hard drives. Recommended the internal hard drive is a solid state drive (SSD)

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Ontario College 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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