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Computer Systems Technology

Prepare for a career in the computer sciences. As an authorized Cisco Systems Networking Academy and Microsoft IT Academy, Cambrian’s Computer Systems Technology program equips you in all the in-depth technical and customer service skills needed to manage and solve the networking, security, wireless access, and VoIP needs of support teams within organizations of all sizes.

Plus, you'll study desktop multi-user operating systems, local and wide area networks, network security and management, and programming languages.

Each year, select students compete in the Ontario Technological Skills Competition. Since 2005, our students have earned 18 provincial medals and 7 national medals.

 

 

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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Network administrator
  • Network designer
  • System administrator
  • Product support technician
  • Help desk support

Accreditations

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Associate Security Specialist (CCNAS)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA)

Cambrian College is a recognized Cisco Networking Academy as well as a Microsoft Networking Academy.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2023

January 2024

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Education or Professional (will be provided)
  • Processor: 64-bit current generation Intel i5 or i7 (preferred) or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 16 GB (32 GB preferred)
  • Storage: 100 GB free with min 10 GB for software installs
  • Software: Packet Tracer 7.3, Tera Term, Putty, Kiwi Syslog Server, Open Source software (as required), Microsoft Software (distributed through AzureForEducation), MS Office, MS Project

Required software will be provided by Cambrian College. Instruction on how to obtain software will be provided to you. Some software that you may access as part of your program may not be compatible with every device. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email info@cambriancollege.ca or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

 

 

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

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See a full list of how your program will be delivered.