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Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne

As an authorized Cisco Systems Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy, Cambrian equips you with all the in-depth technical and customer service skills needed to manage and solve the networking, security, wireless access, and VoIP needs of support teams within organizations of all sizes.

Plus, you'll configure desktop and network operating systems, study programming languages, configure and manage both local and wide area networks, and learn network security from industry experts.

Program Highlights

  • 3 years – 6 semesters

  • One six-week placement

  • Cambrian is an authorized Cisco Systems Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy

  • Gain technical skills as well as the communication, customer service, entrepreneurship, and project management skills desired by employers

  • Our students consistently medal at the annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition

  • As a graduate, you can challenge industry certifications that will save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours

Partnerships – Cisco and Microsoft

Through its partnerships with Cisco Systems and the Microsoft Corporation, Cambrian College is a recognized Cisco Networking Academy as well as a Microsoft Networking Academy. These relationships provide students with the opportunity to gain up-to-date industry-recognized skills.

Certification Opportunities

Graduates may challenge the following industry certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Security (CCNA-S)

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate - Cyber Ops 

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)

It is the responsibility of the graduate to pursue certification.

Fieldwork/Placement

A six-week placement in the sixth semester is part of the program of study.

4D Learning Opportunities

Skills competitions - Each year, select students compete in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. Since 2006, our students have earned 15 provincial medals and 7 national medals.

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How to Apply

Business and Information Technology

Admission Requirements

For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:

  • Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)

  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C), (U) or (M) (MCT4C is highly recommended)

Recommended: computer competency in relevant software

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Program Delivery

2018-2019

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Summer 2019
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2019
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2020
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2020
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2021

2019-2020

This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2019
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2021
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2022

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Summer 2020
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2020
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2021
  5. SEMESTER 5 Fall 2021
  6. SEMESTER 6 Winter 2022

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the Academic Schedule on our website.

Program of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CET 2306 Local Area Networks 5
CMP 1117 Introduction to Programming 4
CET 2321 Windows for IT Professionals 4
CMP 1119 IT Essentials 4
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Health & Wellness  
Rock Music, Culture & Technology  
Canadian Political Studies  
Cross-Cultural Understanding  
Media and Current Events  
 Credits23
Semester 2
CET 1007 Routing & Switching Essentials 5
CET 1017 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 4
ENG 1754 Technical Communication 3
STY 1211 Database Design 4
One of the following General Education courses: 3
Cross-Cultural Understanding  
Rock Music, Culture & Technology  
Canadian Political Studies  
Health & Wellness  
Media and Current Events  
 Credits19
Semester 3
CET 1008 Scaling Networks 4
CET 1015 Connecting Networks 4
CET 1018 Networking with Windows 2016 4
CMP 1102 SQL Server 4
The following General Education course: 3
Entrepreneurship  
 Credits19
Semester 4
CET 1014 PowerShell 4
CET 2331 UNIX System Administration 4
NET 1002 Scaling Enterprise Networks 4
CET 1019 Identity with Windows Server 2016 4
CET 1000 Enterprise Security 4
 Credits20
Semester 5
CET 1006 MS Exchange Server 4
CRM 1001 Cybersecurity Operations 5
CET 2415 Applied Project Management 3
CET 2420 Multi-Platform Environments 4
CET 1020 Securing Windows Server 2016 4
 Credits20
Semester 6
CET 1001 Sharepoint 3
CET 1004 Infrastructure Troubleshooting 4
CET 1005 Implementing Enterprise Solutions 3
CET 1016 Firewall Design: Perspectives 4
CET 3601 Field Placement 6
 Credits20
 Total Credits121

Fees

Tuition and Ancillary Fees

Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students

Books & Supplies

The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 Academic year is approximately $1,100. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.

Graduate Options

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment opportunities in educational, governmental, medical, retail, industrial, or other work environments and may obtain positions as a(n):

  • Network administrator

  • Network designer

  • Network installer

  • System administrator

  • Information systems product support technician

  • Network security specialist

College/University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at college/university and may receive credit for their prior College education.

Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.

Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.

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