Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne Campus

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.

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, cloud infrastructures 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

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Program Delivery


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2024
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2024
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2025


This program will be delivered in the following terms:

Fall Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Fall 2024
  2. SEMESTER 2 Winter 2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2026

Winter Term Start

  1. SEMESTER 1 Winter 2025
  2. SEMESTER 2 Spring 2025
  3. SEMESTER 3 Fall 2025
  4. SEMESTER 4 Winter 2026

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

Program of Study for 2024-25 Academic Year 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
CET 1022 Introduction to Networking 4
CMP 1117 Introduction to Programming 4
CET 1109 Windows Client for IT Professionals 4
ENG 1002 College Communications 3
CMP 1051 IT Essentials 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 2
CET 1023 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials 4
CET 1019 Identity with Server Operating Systems 4
CET 1014 PowerShell 4
MTH 1235 Technical Math and Subnetting 3
IOT 1105 Relational Databases 4
CET 1025 Linux System Administration 4
Semester 3
CET 1024 Enterprise Networks, Security, and Automation 4
CET 1018 Networking with Server Operating Systems 4
CET 1112 REST API integration with Python 3
CET 1034 Advanced Linux Administration 3
CET 1106 Private and Public Cloud Infrastructures 4
One General Education Course. 1 3
Semester 4
CET 1000 Enterprise Security 4
ENG 1754 Technical Communication 3
CET 1017 Installation, Storage, and Compute with Server OS’s 4
CET 2415 Applied Project Management 3
ISP 3026 Spreadsheets for Business 3
CET 1036 OpenStack Administration 3
One General Education Course. 1 3
 Total Credits88

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.


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 in addition to the BYOD Laptop required for the program. 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

  • Cybersecurity graduate certificate 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.