The program, which falls under the School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science umbrella, prides itself on offering an ideal balance between hands-on experience and theory. As such, to develop a solid foundation in network design and testing as well as project management, you will learn using state-of-the-art testing and measurement equipment in purpose-built labs. Hands-on activities will include delving inside PC hardware and learn the intricacies of operating systems; exploring current computer systems and networks technology; and assembling and maintaining systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities. Among the specific areas in which you will develop technical expertise will be:

  • Wireless communications
  • Data centres/clouds
  • Network Design, management and troubleshooting
  • Converged (VoIP) networks
  • Network security
  • Administration and Management of Windows/Linux systems

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Career Outlook

  • Network/System Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Wireless Network Administrator/Technician
  • Network/System Administrator
  • Data Centre/Cloud Technician
  • Network/System Technologist
  • VoIP Administrator
  • Network Technical Support Specialist
  • Further Education

Graduates from this programs can enroll in Centennial’s unique Degree program in Computer and Communication Networks with advanced entry into the third year of the 4-year Bachelor of Applied Information Science program. The graduates of this program have opportunity to transfer and in 2 years graduate in one of many Canadian, US and international Bachelor programs like:

  • McMaster University: Computing and Information Technology
  • UOIT: Networking and IT Security
  • Seneca College: Informatics & Security
  • Athabasca University
  • Memorial University
  • Davenport University

Areas of Employment

  • Telecommunications
  • Network administration
  • Network support
  • Help desk support
  • LAN support
  • LAN administration
  • Equipment manufacturing or installation
  • Research and testing
  • Equipment maintenance and repair
  • Sales

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience
  • Additional Requirements
  • Transcript and resume review is required
  • Centennial College English Skills Assessment is required (score of 170 or 171 is required for admission)
  • Submitting Transcripts

Get details on how to submit your college or university transcripts or international credential assessment for admission.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
2 years
7,273 CAD
International 27805 CAD
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