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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Gain the in-depth networking and infrastructure skills to configure the information technology environment of all sizes and types of organizations. You will learn how to install, manage, and troubleshoot networks and internetworks, local and remote servers.

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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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)


  • computer competency in relevant software


Program Delivery

This program will be delivered in the following terms:


Fall Term Start

For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.

Program of Study

Semester 1Credits
CET 2306Local Area Networks 5
CMP 1117Introduction to Programming 4
CET 2321Windows for IT Professionals 4
CMP 1119IT Essentials 4
ENG 1002College Communications 3
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Health Wellness 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Canadian Political Studies 3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 23
Semester 2
CET 1007Routing Switching Essentials 5
CET 1210Deploying Windows Server 4
ENG 1754Technical Communication II 3
STY 1211Database Design 4
One of the following General Education courses:  3
Cross-Cultural Understanding 3
Health Wellness 3
Rock Music, Culture Technology 3
Canadian Political Studies 3
Media and Current Events 3
 Term Credits: 19
Semester 3
CET 1008Scaling Networks 4
CET 1015Connecting Networks 4
CET 2310Managing Windows Servers 4
CMP 1102SQL Server 4
The following General Education course:  3
Entrepreneurship 3
 Term Credits: 19
Semester 4
CET 1014PowerShell 4
CET 2331UNIX System Administration 4
CET 3511Active Directory 4
CET 3520Building Scalable Networks 4
CET 3621Multi-Layer Switching 4
 Term Credits: 20
 Total Credits: 81
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 for the 2016-2017 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.

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

  • IT Business Analysis Post Diploma program

  • Project Management Post Diploma program

  • Organization Management Post Diploma 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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