Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems (Mississauga Campus - International Only) - 674

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 co-op

Tuition and Fees

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 $244.08
Total International Charges Per Semester
with Co-op
$8,762.60 $8,714.08
Total 1st Year Fees (Co-op) $17,476.68

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

  • 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

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

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

Opportunities

Opportunities

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.

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.

Additional Information

Bring-Your-Own-Device Suggested Specifications

Hardware

For this program, you will require your own computer. It is recommended that you computer meets the "Premium Specification", or greater, as listed on the Student Tech Support Hardware Specifications page.

Components Premium Specifications

Operating System Windows 10
Processor I7 or equivalent processor
RAM 16 GB or more of RAM
Hard Drive 1 TB or larger Hard Drive
USB Port 1 full-size USB port
Graphics Card High-end graphics dedicated video card
Wireless Wireless 802.11ac

Your computer is required to have a webcam, microphone and speakers (or headphones).

Note: We do not recommend using a MacBook, as software required in this program may not compatible with their operating system, and applications may not behave the same way as they do in Windows. MacBooks may be used however PC Platforms are strongly preferred. Students using MacBooks may need to make a hard-disk partition to allow Windows to run.

Don’t forget to access Mohawk’s purchasing discount if buying online. You can do so by, logging to your MyMohawk account, on the left-hand navigation select Technology Solutions, Computer Store. Use your Mohawk College email to receive an exclusive coupon code.

Software

Details about specific software needs will be shared at the beginning of each course. You will be provided with access to the required software at no additional cost.

Connect with us to learn more

Our dedicated Market Specialists are here to answer your questions about Mohawk College and this new learning opportunity for our international students.

Contact us today

Student Success Advisors