Professionals in Computer Systems Technician in Toronto – Networking have a range of responsibilities that according to Service Canada include: establishing, operating, maintaining and co-ordinating the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), and mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment. They also set up and maintain Internet and Intranet Web sites and Web-server hardware and software, and monitor and optimize network connectivity and performance.

At Centennial College’s two-year program, students learn the skills they need to handle all of these tasks while earning an Ontario College Diploma. As a result, in addition to computer network technicians, grads are prepared to fulfill roles such as: field service representatives, help desk support and technical support, network techs and network technical support specialists in the growing mesh of Internet, intranet, extranet and telecom networks. One of the main reasons why students can obtain such a wide range of positions is because the offering includes the latest in computer systems and network technology, to reflect the ever-growing innovations of the digital revolution.

Here are some other reasons why this offering stands when out compared to similar programs.

The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) determine whether a program meets the national technology accreditation requirements. This offering has and, therefore, holds national accreditation status from the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognize the Computer Systems Technician - Networking program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category.

The accreditations the program holds signal to employers that the knowledge students receive is up to industry standards.

Students in Networking learn through a range of courses that include lectures (for theory) and labs (for practical application).

Small-sized classes ensure that students have the opportunity for class discussions and one-on-one time with instructors.

For practical practice, students get to actually go inside PC hardware and into the details of operating systems to have full human control of the computing and communicating technology.

Among the knowledge students gain is how-to for putting together and maintaining systems that will empower users in their creative, business and communication activities.

Specific Networking courses include: Networking Security, Statistics for Computer Systems, Network Services, Computer Forensics, Network Technologies, Windows Operating System, Customer Skills and many others. 

Qualified college or university graduates with a background in networks gain direct admission into semester three of this two-year program and receive their diploma in two semesters.

After graduating, eligible Networking students may transfer to the three-year technology advanced diploma.