What will I learn?

Our Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Fast-Track) program is for students who have previously completed a relevant college or university program and wish to receive their diploma in two years (four semesters) by entering the second year of this three-year offering.

This college engineering program prides itself on offering an ideal balance between hands-on experience and theory in its Computer Systems Technology courses. As such, you learn by using state-of-the-art testing and measurement equipment in purpose-built labs to develop a solid foundation in network design and testing as well as project management.

Hands-on activities include delving inside computer hardware and learning the intricacies of operating systems, exploring current computer systems and networks technology, and assembling and maintaining systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities.

The specific areas in which you develop technical expertise include:

  • Wireless communications
  • Data centre/cloud
  • Network design, management and troubleshooting
  • Converged (VoIP) networks
  • Network security
  • Administration and management of Windows/Linux systems

The Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Fast Track) program ensures you are fully prepared for a challenging career in the computer industry by offering lessons that centre on the latest technological advances in the ever-growing digital industry.

Program Highlights

You enter the industry quickly by completing a three-year program in two years.

The theory you learn in the Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Fast-Track) courses is reinforced by laboratory work.

Modern labs and lecture facilities create a realistic learning environment.

The program attracts university graduates from around the world.

Once you complete this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program, you will be prepared to work with internet, intranets, extranets and telecom and wireless networks.

The training positions grads to pursue industry standard certifications such as CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Microsoft MTA, MCSA and Cisco CCNA.

Career Outlook

  • Network/system analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Wireless network administrator/technician
  • Network/system administrator
  • Data centre/cloud technician
  • Network/system technologist
  • VoIP administrator
  • Network technical support specialist

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$14,140.00 (US$ 10,850) per year
Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2017.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 September 2019

Venue

Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements

College diploma or university degree in computer science, engineering or a related discipline

We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.
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