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Computer Networking and Technical Support

Available at: Kingston

Overview

This program will prepare the student to fill the role of technical support in the dynamic and expanding field of client/server comput­ing, enterprise networks, administration and Internet management. Students are required to complete a work placement component which provides on-the-job training with a local company in their final semester.

Our 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 math, physics or electronics. Many of the courses in the CN&TS program train the students towards 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 classrooms and computer labs. Faculty bring a wealth of real world experiences to the classroom. A num­ber of courses in the curriculum are delivered in dedicated a lab using exclusively assigned computers, servers and diverse equipment.

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).

Highlights

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. The average starting salary upon graduation is $35,000.

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

View the Computer Networking & Technical Support program flyer.

Apply now at www.ontariocolleges.ca.

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Program Name

Computer Networking and Technical Support

Program Code

0457

Credential

Start Dates

September
January
May 2016 International Only

Program Duration

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

2016-17 tuition fees are $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,122.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees are $13,420.00. Compulsory fees are $1,800.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

May 2016 intake for International students - please visit http://www.stlawrencecollege.ca/programs-and-courses/full-time/international-students/may-2016-new/may-international/ to view tuition and fees.

Additional Costs

Books and supplies are estimated at $400 per semester. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a Windows compatible computer outside of the college. Students must finance the cost of such a computer and possibly Internet access for home use. Students will be required to use a USB flash drive for some courses.

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 our 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 2016-2017

Semester 1
COMM 4 Business Communications
COMP 203 Introduction to Networking Concepts
COMP 205 Web Development
COMP 1100 Introduction to C++ Programming
COMP 1111 Introduction to Databases
MATH 8 Intro Computer 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 66 Scripting Procedures
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 Topics in the Contemporary Workplace

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
For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Prerequisites

Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Testimonials

The teachers at SLC, especially in the CPA and CNTS programs, were wonderful. They were always ready to help. Whether that meant staying late to work out a problem or making themselves available in other ways, I always got the impression that they really cared that we succeeded.

Leigh Halliday

Program Contact

Donna Graves
dgraves@sl.on.ca

Recruiting Contact

Recruitment Office
Dreamit@sl.on.ca

Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Student Workload: Most courses have 3 tests and 3 assignments evenly spread throughout the semester. Students should expect to spend up to 18 hours on homework a week outside of the classroom.

Work Placement: As part of the fourth semester, students spend 16 hours per week on the job in a business environment as part of the work placement. The student becomes a fully functioning member working along­side and learning from IT professionals.

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 ontariocolleges.ca 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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