Computer Networks - Introductory Studies

Program: CNIS
Credential: Certificate
Delivery: Part-time
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 252 Hours
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie

Description

Courses in this program focus on computer hardware, operating systems and network concepts, and introduce students to the configuration of network devices and services. Students completing this program are provided an introduction to the foundation in becoming a computer systems technician specializing in networks and servers. A college diploma is required for placement in industry as a network technician. All courses in the program can be used as credit toward the Georgian College Computer Systems Technician two-year diploma.

Career Opportunities

The program is intended as a career enhancement that provides individuals with a basic understanding of computer networks and servers. It also provides access to more advanced networking and server administration certificates as well as substantial credit towards the Georgian College diploma in Computer Systems Technician - Networking.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • support the development of computer networks and systems by working effectively with individuals and teams;
  • install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade components of computer systems and networks;
  • analyze and resolve basic information technology problems through the application of systematic approaches;
  • support the analysis and planning of computer systems and networks.

Admission Requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Graduation Requirements

6 Mandatory Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester.

Requirements

Mandatory Courses
COMP 1035Networking Essentials
COMP 1046Windows System Administration
COMP 1070Computer Hardware and Virtualization
COMP 1086Routing and Switching Essentials
COMP 2018Linux System Administration
COMP 2122Scaling Networks

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