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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Gain the in-depth networking skills to manage and solve the networking and security needs of all sizes and types of organizations. You will learn how to install, manage, and troubleshoot networks and internetworks.

Plus, you'll learn from faculty like Bob Vachon – one of our profs who literally helped write the Cisco Systems book on networking.

Program Highlights

  • 2 year – 4 semesters
  • Cambrian is an authorized Cisco Systems Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy
  • Courses cover programming, server administration, LANs and WANs, client service, and more
  • Graduates can enter directly into the third year of Cambrian's Computer Systems Technology program

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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

Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
CET 2306Local Area Networks 5
CET 2321Windows for IT Professionals 4
CMP 1117Introduction to Programming 4
CMP 1119IT Essentials 4
ENG 1002College Communication 3
The following General Education course:  3
Entrepreneurship 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
CET 1210Deploying Windows Server 4
CET 1007Routing Switching Essentials 5
ENG 1754Technical Communication II 3
STY 1211Database Design 4
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Health Wellness 3
Client Comm. Leadership Develop 3
 Term Credits: 19
Semester 3
CET 2310Managing Windows Servers 4
CET 1008Scaling Networks 4
CET 2345Accessing the WAN 4
CMP 1102SQL Server 4
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Personal Finance 3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
 Term Credits: 19
Semester 4
CET 2331UNIX System Administration 4
CET 2425Network Infrastructure 4
CET 3511Active Directory 4
CET 3520Building Scalable Networks 4
CET 3621Multi-Layer Switching 4
 Term Credits: 20
 Total Credits: 81

Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Tuition Fee (International Students)

The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.

Books & Supplies

The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $1100 for two semesters. This is the best information available at the time of publishing and is subject to change.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may seek employment across various industries as a:

  • Network Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Helpdesk Support
  • End-user Support

Furthering Your Studies

Graduates can enter directly into the third year of Cambrian's Computer Systems Technology program.

University Degree Opportunities

Graduates from this program may continue their studies at 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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