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Computer Systems Technician

Available at: Alpha International Academy (Toronto)


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 CNTS 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

Students can learn how to apply through Alpha at

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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. 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

Program Name

Computer Systems Technician

Program Code



Ontario College Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 years

Location (Campus)

Alpha International Academy (Toronto)

Canadian Fees

Fees for this program are set by Alpha International Academy and are available by contacting them at or visit their website at:

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2020-21

Semester 1
COMP 203 Networking 1
COMP 1111 Introduction to Databases
MATH 8 Introductory Computer Mathematics
COMP 82 MS Client Operating System
COMP 83 Linux 1
COMP 905 Programming 1
COMM 110 Communications for College

Semester 2
COMP 30 Computer Hardware Systems
COMP 3014 Networking 2
COMP 66 OS Scripting
COMP 68 Linux 2
COMP 2111 Advanced Databases
GENE General Education Course

Semester 3
COMP 67 Technical Support Procedures
CARE 10 Career Strategies for Computing Professionals
COMP 930 Programming 2
COMP 213 Windows Server
COMP 105 Ethics and Computer Security Best Practices
GENE General Education Course

Semester 4
COMP 63 Work Placement
COMP 207 Cloud Computing 2
COMP 223 Networking 3
COMP 79 Emerging Technologies
General Education Elective (Online)

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

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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.


Health Requirements


I don’t know where to begin when someone asks me to reflect on my experiences at SLC. There were so many! I am currently working at Google, Inc and much of what I am doing here is possible because of what I learned in the Computer Networking & Technical Support program.

Janet Cameron

Program Contact

Alpha International

Admissions Information

Alpha International

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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