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What will I learn?


This program focuses on advanced computer network administration including network security. Computer systems technologists also have project management, systems analysis and design skills. This program will appeal to students with a keen interest in highly complex network systems. Students must have good communication and analytical skills, enjoy problem solving, and are well organized.


St. Clair is an official Cisco Networking Academy and prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND), MCSA Administering Windows Server, CompTIA A+ and Security+ certifications (Comp TIA A+ allows for personal computer repair, maintenance and installation).

Cisco networking lab.

Active student run Information Technology Club.

Students work on a “real world” project team designing and presenting a network proposal for an industry partner.

Number one program in the province against all comparators in Student Satisfaction, Knowledge and Skills, Program Quality.

Students perform extremely well at Skills Competitions including Skills Canada (Silver Medal 2017); Skills Ontario (Gold, silver & bronze medals 2017).


Grads will have good advancement potential. Entry-level positions include technical support analyst, IT consultant, and network technologist/administrator in a wide range of sectors including government, corporations and the public sector. Many graduates become self-employed or independent operators offering computer training, technical support and network administration.

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Ontario College Advanced Diploma) (MTCU

Code 60505)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

1. Analyze and resolve information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches and diagnostic tools.

2. Analyze, plan, design, and implement computer systems.

3. Analyze, plan, design, and implement networking solutions.

4. Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize computer systems.

5. Install, configure, troubleshoot, monitor, maintain, upgrade, and optimize networks.

6. Use a variety of scripting tools and languages to automate routine tasks.

7. Participate in the deployment and administration of databases within a networked environment.

8. Plan, develop, and be responsible for data storage to ensure the integrity of information.

9. Apply knowledge of security issues to the implementation of information technology solutions.

10. Appraise existing security solutions with a view to on-going maintenance, development, and improvement of organizational security.

11. Provide efficient and effective technical support to clients in a manner that promotes safe computing practices and reduces the risk of the issue recurring.

12. Articulate, defend, and conform to workplace expectations found in information technology (IT) environments.

13. Contribute to the successful completion of the project applying the project management principles in use.

Which department am I in?

St. Clair College

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1: CAN $14,968.46; Year 2: CAN $13,816.86; Year 3: CAN $13,816.86. Please note this fee is for 2019 - 2020 and subject to change in the coming year.

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

Start date

January 2021


St. Clair College

Windsor Campus,

2000 Talbot Road West,


Ontario (ON),

N9A 6S4, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.

OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:

  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)

English Proficiency Requirements:

  • IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0, or
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) Level 51, or
  • TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 500, or internet-based test (iBT) score of 61, or computer-based test (CBT) score of 173.
  • MELAB - English Language Institute of the University of Michigan minimum Score of 75
  • CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language minimum score 60

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Students at St. Clair College discover new things, create lifelong relationships and gain the tools they need to embark on fruitful careers.

  • Specialized applied arts and technology college
  • Three campuses in Ontario
  • 120 diploma, degree and graduate certificate choices
  • Graduate employment rate of 87.5%