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.
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

  • 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

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.

Program Length

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

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees $237.50 $237.50
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,459.01 $2,395.91
Total 1st Year Fees $4,854.92

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees $237.50 $237.50
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,030.47 $7,955.47
Total 1st Year Fees $15,985.94

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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

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

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 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.

Co-op Content

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)
Semester 6    


Co-op Format (Fall Intake) - Alternate

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 Semester 5 Work Term 3 (Co-op)
Semester 6    

 

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 Format (Winter Intake) - Alternate

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
Semester 5 Work Term 3 (Co-op) Semester 6

Learn more about Computer Systems Technology - Network Engineering and Security Analyst

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 un-attending 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

Salary Range

  Work Term 1 Work Term 2 Work Term 3
Range $11.40 - $19.00 $11.40 - $20.00 $11.40 - $21.00
Average $15.00 $16.00 $18.00

 

For further information, please contact:

Allison Houston
Phone: 905-575-1212 ext. 2169
Email allison.houston1 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Allison )

 

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

  • Earn a degree:
    • Griffith University - Bachelor of Information Technology
    • McMaster University - Bachelor of Technology in Software Engineering Technology
  • Visit mohawkcollege.ca/transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.
  • See ontransfer.ca for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

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, MCSE, CCNA, A+ and LPIC.

Affiliations

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).

Career Opportunities

 

 

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 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.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

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Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

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

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
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South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
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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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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International Students

Co-op option

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"I started my Canadian life with Mohawk College English program (EAP). This experience provides me all the necessary things that I need to know to live in Canada. After EAP, I get into the computer science field and had a lot of hands-on practices. Including that, Co-op experiences, volunteers, and student employment program enhance my skills and expand my network at Mohawk and in Toronto-Hamilton community which leads me to get a job even before I graduate. Currently, I am Information Specialist at Mohawk College which was my dream job, and I sincerely appreciate to Mohawk for being the most important part of my success story."