Gear up with advanced skills to tackle any tech issue

Gain all the in-depth technical and customer service skills you need to manage and solve whatever IT challenge you confront. From cloud infrastructures to wireless access and network security, you’ll train to configure desktop, server and network operating systems and study programming languages. Plus, you’ll gain the communication and project management skills desired by employers. 
Cambrian is an authorized Cisco Systems Networking Academy, Red Hat Academy, and Microsoft IT Academy. Our students regularly score medals at the annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition. Learn directly from industry experts with a seven-week placement in the sixth semester. 

Program highlights

  • Authorized Cisco Systems Networking Academy, Red Hat Academy, and Microsoft IT Academy  
  • 7-week placement in semester 6 
  • Learn network security from industry experts 
  • Join a winning team at the annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition 
  • Grads can challenge industry certifications that save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours 

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
IOT 1105 Relational Databases 4
MTH 1235 Technical Math and Subnetting 3
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 Administrating Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure 4
CET 2415 Applied Project Management 3
ISP 3026 Spreadsheets for Business 3
CET 1036 OpenStack Administration 3
One General Education course. 1 3
Semester 5
CET 1021 Designing Hybrid Cloud Solutions 3
CET 1216 Automating the Cloud Infrastructure 3
CET 2420 Multi-Platform Environments 4
CET 1217 Modern Wireless Communications 3
CRM 1007 Cybersecurity Operations 4
CET 1026 Enterprise Core 4
Semester 6
CET 1107 Securing Server Operating Systems 3
CET 1027 Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services 4
CET 1218 Cyber Threat Tactics, Techniques and Procedures VS Enterprise Security 4
CET 1016 Firewall Design: Perspectives 4
CET 3601 Field Placement 6
 Total Credits130

For more information regarding General Education courses, click here.

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)

Additional admission requirements


Computer competency in relevant software

Program delivery


Fall term start

SEMESTER 1:  Fall 2024
SEMESTER 2:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:   Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:   Winter 2027

Winter term start

SEMESTER 1:  Winter 2025
SEMESTER 2:  Spring 2025
SEMESTER 3:  Fall 2025
SEMESTER 4:  Winter 2026
SEMESTER 5:   Fall 2026
SEMESTER 6:   Winter 2027

Specific program pathways

College or university degree opportunities  

If you are a graduate of this program, you may continue your studies at a college or university and you may receive credit(s) for your prior college education. Refer to Cambrian's college and university agreement details for further information. 

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

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.