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Computer Networking and Technical Support Alpha International

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 Networking and Technical Support Alpha International

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
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 Contemporary Topics in the 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

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.

    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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