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Computer Networking and Technical Support

Available at: Cornwall | Kingston


This program prepares the student for technical support roles in the dynamic and expanding fields of client server comput­ing, enterprise networks, and administration and Internet management. Students are required to complete a work placement component which provides on-the-job training with a local company in the final semester of study.

Program courses are constantly evolving to incorporate a blend of leading edge and traditional technologies to meet the needs of local employers. This program is well suited to people who are interested in computers, but not necessarily mathematics, physics or electronics. Many of the courses in the Computer Networking and Technical Support program obtaining Microsoft, A+ and Network+ certifications.

Students receive hands-on training in:

  • Computer hardware  
  • Applied Internet technology

  • Software installation

  • Scripting procedures

  • Diagnostics

  • Network installation

  • Operating systems

  • Maintenance

  • User support

  • Website administration

  • Operating system virtualization

Learning takes place in both the classroom and in computer labs and faculty members bring a wealth of real world experience to both settings.

Learn more about our program: Frequently Asked Questions About CNTS

Study in Ireland

Graduates of this program can turn their advanced diploma into a degree. Learn how you can continue your education at Institute of Technology Sligo (pdf).


Prospects for both employment and ad­vancement in the Information Technology industry are excellent. Over the past few years, the demand for IT professionals in Canada has doubled as baby boomers opt for retirement.

CN&TS graduates are employed in:

  • Hardware/software support
  • Network administration
  • Help desk support
  • Internet resource management
  • Network support and installation
  • Network design

Our graduates find employment in:

  • Government
  • Corporations
  • Military
  • Hospitals
  • Education sector

Program Name

Computer Networking and Technical Support

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates

Special May Intake - International Students Only

Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary program. Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals. These awards recognize academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential. For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Special Scholarship Opportunity: 
Qualified students may be eligible for special financial support made possible through a generous gift donated to the St. Lawrence College Foundation from the Advanced Technology Education Consortium (ATEC). For full details regarding the ATEC Technology Scholarships, applicant criteria and application forms, visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2019-20

Semester 1
COMP 203 Introduction to Networking Concepts
COMP 205 Web Development
COMP 1100 Introduction to C++ Programming
COMP 1111 Introduction to Databases
COMM 34 Introduction to College Communications
MATH 9 Introductory College Mathematics

Semester 2
COMP 30 PC Hardware & Software
COMP 82 MS Client Operating System
COMP 83 Intro to Linux and Cloud Computing
COMP 1201 Database Concepts and Techniques
COMP 3014 Introduction to Data Communications
General Education Course

Semester 3
COMP 67 Application, Installation and Support
COMP 68 Linux Admin and O/S Virtualization
COMP 223 Computer Networking Design and Implementation
COMP 230 Intermediate PC Hardware
GENE 60 Contemporary Topics in the Workplace
COMP 66 Scripting Procedures

Semester 4
COMP 63 Work Placement
COMP 207 Advanced Linux/Web Server Administration
COMP 213 Network Administration
PROG 330 PC Hardware III
General Education Course

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or M level
  • Grade 11 Math at the C, U, or M level
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


Health Requirements


I think the classes were really useful to improve my English skills. Indeed, the classes seemed to be well prepared by the teacher be­fore each class and we were able to learn a lot without losing time. The class atmosphere was nice and my classmates helped each other... These classes gave me the tools you need to be able to build anything you want. Now that I have those tools, I can move on and get into one of the programs at St. Lawrence College.

Gabriel Noguera Tedeschi

Program Contact

Brayden Girard

Admissions Information

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Additional Information

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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