Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst - 555
- Our rigorous and comprehensive program of study will build a solid foundation from which you can launch an exciting career in the operation, maintenance, protection, and defense of information systems and IT infrastructures.
- Our emphasis on practical hands-on learning develops the essential problem-solving skills critical to securing employment.
What you'll learn
- Gain the skills necessary to manage, protect and defend sophisticated, multi-vendor computer network environments on-premises and in the Cloud while improving your communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills.
- Excel in:
- Network Connectivity
- Server Operating Systems
- Information Technology Infrastructure
- Network and Data Security
- Explore in:
- Identity and Access Control
- Digital Computer Forensics
- Cloud Computing Technologies
- Infrastructure as Code
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.
3 academic years (periods of 8 months), plus co-op
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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
Language Requirements for Applicants with English as a Second Language
- See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
- Successful completion of the GAS-English for Academic Purposes (478 or 278) program
- TOEFL minimum score of 550 (80 Internet based)
- or IELTS Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall with no band less than 5.5
- More information about acceptable certificates, can be found on the International Admission Requirements
Tuition and Fees
2023 - 2024 Domestic Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Compulsory Ancillary Fees||$864.60||$758.46|
|Compulsory Program Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|Total Domestic Charges Per Semester||$2,448.83||$2,364.61|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$4,813.44|
Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.
- Full Cost Breakdown
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2023 - 2024 International Tuition and Fees
|Description||Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee||$8,355.00||$8,355.00|
|Program Compulsory Fees||$0.00||$0.00|
|International Tax Recovery||$450.00||$375.00|
|Total International Per Semester||$9,035.19||$8.982.11|
|Total 1st Year Fees||$18,017.30|
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When it comes to paying for your education, investing in your future can be more affordable than you think. A Mohawk education is one of the most cost-effective means of acquiring the skills and knowledge you need to have a prosperous and rewarding career.
As you start on your chosen career path, it's important to have a realistic set of expectations regarding the expenses associated with attending college. In addition to your tuition fees, you will also need to budget for books, supplies, housing, and other related living expenses. You may be able to supplement your income and savings with scholarships, bursaries, or loans. It pays to do some research into what types of financial assistance you may qualify for.
Available Financial Assistance Resources:
- OSAP Eligible. Learn about Ontario Student Assistance Program - OSAP (domestic students only)
- Working on Campus
- Additional Sources of Funding
- Financial Assistance Home Page
Apply for Awards:
By submitting a Scholarships and Bursaries Application every semester, students have access to over $3 million in Mohawk College scholarships, bursaries and Ministry-partnered funding to help meet their financial needs.
Financial Literacy and Money Coaching:
Whether saving for school, sticking to a budget, or planning for a major purchase, financial literacy affects us all. That's why Mo' Money is committed to helping our students improve their money skills and become more confident with their money.
Course Overview & Descriptions
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How you’ll gain skills
- Gain valuable experience during co-op work terms.
- Test and apply course concepts using state-of-the-art software and equipment in our computer labs.
- Apply cumulative program knowledge through a capstone research project.
- Participate in applied research projects to solve real world challenges.
This co-op program has been accredited by CEWIL Canada. This represents the highest standard of achievement for co-op programs in Canada.
Co-op Format (Fall Intake)
|September to December||January to April||May to August|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Vacation|
|Semester 3||Semester 4||Work Term 1 (Co-op)|
|Work Term 2 (Co-op)||Semester 5||Work Term 3 (Co-op)|
Co-op Format (Winter Intake)
|January to April||May to August||September to December|
|Semester 1||Semester 2||Semester 3|
|Semester 4||Work Term 1 (Co-op)||Work Term 2 (Co-op)|
|Semester 5||Work Term 3 (Co-op)||Semester 6|
Co-op Delivery and Fees
This program has a mandatory co-op, as part of the program of study.
The annual co-op fee structure can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.
For questions, please contact the Co-op Specialist listed at the bottom of the webpage.
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.
- Conduct forensic analysis
- Understand and configure Enterprise-grade wireless technologies
- Perform threat and risk assessments and security audits
- Employ encryption technologies
- Design and implement disaster recovery procedures
- Implement security measures to counter potential attacks
- Track activities of computer criminals, network and system intruders
- Design and perform penetration testing (attack scenarios)
- Stop and track intruders using logs, forensic software tools, IDS systems and traps (Honeynets)
- Interact and negotiate with vendors to obtain protection services and products
|Co-op Pay Range||Co-op Pay Average|
|Range: $16.55 - $24.50||Average: $19.00|
For further information, please contact:
Email: allison.houston1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Allison Houston)
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.
- Review the program learning outcomes for Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst (555)
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.
Your future career options
- Network Administrators
- Security Analyst/Security Administrators
- IT Support Specialists
- Technical Support Analyst
- Computer Forensics
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
- Graduates may be eligible to be registered as associate members of The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
- Pursue IT certifications, such as ITIL, CCNA, A+ and LPIC.
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).
Pathways to Mohawk
If you've successfully taken a course at another post-secondary institution, you may be able to earn course exemptions toward your credential here at Mohawk.
Pathways within Mohawk
If you have successfully completed one of the following programs at Mohawk, you may be eligible to receive transfer credit in this program. *
- Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems (Enter Semester 2)
- Computer Systems Technician - Software Support (Enter Semester 2)
- Computer Systems Technology - Software Development (Enter Semester 2)
- Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst (Enter Semester 2)
- General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (Domestic)
- General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes (International)
We offer a diverse range of programs to further your studies within Mohawk following completion of this program. *
- Bachelor of Digital Health (Honours)
- Computer Systems Technician - Network Systems (Enter Semester 5)
- Digital Health (Graduate Certificate)
This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.
Pathways beyond Mohawk
Earn a degree:
- Athabasca University - Bachelor of Science (PD), Bachelor of Science (PD) with Majors: Applied Mathematics, Computing Information Systems, or Human Science
- Davenport University - Bachelor of Science, Technology Project Management
- McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology - Degree Completion Program, Software Engineering Technology
See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
Search the Mohawk Transfer Database for opportunities outside of Ontario.
A working knowledge in computers and desktop applications is required for success in this program.
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