Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst - 555

Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Three years
This advanced program in the networks and technology field drives business around the world

Students in the program will develop the technical skills necessary to fully manage sophisticated, multi-vendor computer network environments.

Cooperative Education allows students to earn while they learn with paid work semesters.

Program Highlights

  • Learn excellent communication, problem solving and teamwork skills. Gain the skills to fully manage sophisticated, multi-vendor computer network environments
  • Excel in:
    • Network Connectivity
    • Virtual Infrastructure
    • Network and Data Security
  • Explore in:
    • Server Operating Systems
    • Security Auditing and Computer Forensics
    • Cloud Computing Technologies

Program Length

3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op

Program Coordinator

Admission Requirements

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics, MAP4C ≥ 60%; or MCT4C; or any U or equivalent
  • A working knowledge in computers and desktop applications is required for success in this program

Option are available for mature applicants.

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Career Opportunities

The Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering & Security Analyst Advanced Diploma program prepares students for long-lasting careers.

Industries of Employment:

  • Technical and Information Services
  • Professional Business and Financial Services
  • Health Care Services
  • Manufacturing Services
  • Government and Education Services

Occupational Categories:

  • Network Administrators
  • Security Analyst/Security Administrators
  • IT Support Specialists
  • Technical Support Analyst
  • Computer Forensics

Graduate Opportunities

  • Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for the McMaster-Mohawk collaborative Bachelor of Computing and Information Technology Program
  • For degree transfer/completion opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer


Affiliation includes the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) upon submission of the Graduate Application form available through OACETT (opens new window).

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Jan 2017
Sep 2017
Jan 2018
Co-op option

Estimated first year tuition and fees

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