Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems - 447 - 455

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
It’s a world of networks and connectivity ... learn about the systems that drive business and industry.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Our vigorous and comprehensive program of study will build a solid foundation from which you can launch an exciting career in information technology.
  • Our emphasis on practical hands-on learning develops the essential problem-solving skills critical to securing employment.

What you'll learn

  • Gain expert knowledge of networks and connectivity.
  • Experience installing and configuring computer operating systems, server operating systems and services.
  • Learn about Desktop Virtualization.
  • Learn how to provide user support and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Learn excellent communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Program Length

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

Before you begin first semester in the Computer Science and Information Technology department you can visit our New CSAIT Students page to learn about software you can install and tutorials to help you hit the ground running.

Explore our many videos, online resources and program options within the Open House Plus website.


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The admissions team is available to help, you can contact them via Admissions or by phone at 1-844-767-6871.

 

Haven’t applied and need help?
Contact us or phone 905-575-2460.


Program delivery

Learn more about virtual and remote learning and how programs will be delivered.

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Tuition and Fees

2021 - 2022 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Compulsory Ancillary Fees $831.02 $712.05
Compulsory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Co-op Fees $217.60 $244.13
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
without Co-op
$2,185.06 $2,066.09
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$2,402.66 $2,310.22
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $4,251.15
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $4,712.88

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2021 - 2022 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $8,095.00 $8,095.00
Program Compulsory Fees $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Co-op Fees $217.60 $244.13
Total International Charges Per Semester
without Co-op
$8,545.00 $8,470.00
Total International Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$8,762.60 $8,714.13
Total 1st Year Fees (Non Co-op) $17,015.00
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $17,476.73

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information

Admission

Domestic and International student 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

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you’ll gain skills

  • Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
  • Test and apply course concepts using state of the art equipment and software in our labs.

Co-op Content

Co-op Format (Fall Intake)

September to December  January to April May to August
Semester 1 Semester 2 Vacation
Semester 3 Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op)
Semester 4    

Co-op Format (Winter Intake)

January to April  May to August September to December
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Work Term 1 (Co-op) Work Term 2 (Co-op) Semester 4

Learn more about Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems

Work Term Capabilities

(which do not reflect individual work experiences & exposures) 

  • Virtualization: Experience creating and configuring VMs with VirtualBox, VMWare Workstation, VPC, Server based virtualization tools
  • Web Languages: HTML/CSS code, forms and CGI
  • Problem Solving: Logic skills, programming structures, flow-charting
  • Database: Database design and SQL
  • Networking: OSI model; network design, mediums and hardware; complex networking and TCP/IP
  • Linux: Working knowledge of Linux commands, processes, scheduling, permissions and scripting
  • Network Protocols: TCP/IP addressing, DNS, DHCP, and ICMP, protocol analyzers
  • Windows Desktop and Server: Installation and configuration of network services, email, printing, NTFS and share permissions, active directory objects, group policies, disk and system management, performance monitoring and recovery console

Students will be able to provide technical support for PC and network hardware and applications to users experiencing a wide range of hardware, software, peripheral and web application problems. Students will have knowledge of TCP/IP Protocols, Linux Operating systems and database design. They will be able to perform Windows network administration and maintenance

  • MS PowerShell: Windows workstation deployment via unattended installation and Sysprep; application deployment via remote installation services and group policies in Active Directory 
  • Cisco Routing: IOS commands, routing protocols, TCP/IP, ACLs, PPP and ISDN, frame relay, switching, VLANs
  • Linux: Installation, configuring network interfaces, user and group management, disk and file Systems management, Resource Monitoring, Printing, Backup and log file management

Students will have an in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP and LAN/WAN interconnections. They will be able to configure and install CISCO routers, routing protocols and VLANs as well as perform network analysis and troubleshoot connectivity problems. Students can perform Microsoft and Linux administration, maintenance and operating system deployment. Students will be competent in a multi-vendor operating system environment and will have the ability to automate routine administrative procedures

  • Understand and configure Enterprise-grade wireless technologies
  • Design and Implement disaster recovery procedures
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors to obtain protection services and products
Co-op Rate  
Range: $14.00 - $23.00 Average: $17.50

 

For further information, please contact:

Amy Cloutier
Phone: 905-575-2169
Email: amy.cloutier [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Amy Cloutier)

Opportunities

Opportunities

 

Mohawk Pathways 

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Diploma, and Ontario College Advanced Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into semester 2 of the Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems program:

Graduates from the Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems program are eligible to enroll into the following Degree, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, and Ontario College Graduate Certificate programs:

 

  • Earn a degree:
    • Griffith University - Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Visit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See ONTransfer for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

Your future career options

  • End User Support Specialist
  • Network Server Administration

Where you could work includes

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

Opportunities for grads

  • Pursue IT certifications, such as ITIL, MCSE, CCNA, A+ and LPIC.

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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.

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Contact International
Email: intl.representatives@mohawkcollege.ca
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

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Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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Parik at his desk

Thanks to Mohawk College. I got a job in company name Dependable IT in Hamilton. Then I was offered a job from Natus Medical Inc as a Technical Support Specialist, which is more challenging and has a greater wage. I never thought I would work in medical and health field and be part of research in EEG, EMG, SLEEP, EMU and many other medical devices and software. I love this role.