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Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne

Gain the in-depth networking and infrastructure skills to configure the information technology environment in all sizes and types of organizations. You will learn how to install, manage, and troubleshoot networks and internetworks; and 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) or (U)
  • Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)


  • Computer competency in relevant software


Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2020
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2021
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2021
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2021
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2022

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

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 General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 2
CET 1007 Routing & Switching Essentials 5
ENG 1754 Technical Communication 3
CET 1019 Identity with Windows Server 2016 4
STY 1211 Database Design 4
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 3
CET 1008 Scaling Networks 4
CET 1015 Connecting Networks 4
CMP 1102 SQL Server 4
CET 1018 Networking with Windows 2016 4
CET 2415 Applied Project Management 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 4
CET 1014 PowerShell 4
CET 2331 UNIX System Administration 4
NET 1002 Scaling Enterprise Networks 4
CET 1017 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 4
CET 1000 Enterprise Security 4
 Total Credits84


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 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 as:

  • 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 graduate certificate program

  • Project Management graduate certificate program

  • Organization Management graduate certificate program

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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