Computer Systems Technicians have the skills to plan, administer, configure and maintain individual and networked computer systems. Graduates are trained to provide technical support for computer users in a business environment. This program will appeal to students who are problem solvers with good analytical skills. Students must be highly organized with a strong interest in computers.
- St. Clair is an official Cisco Networking Academy and prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSA Administering Windows Server, CompTIA A+ and Security+ certifications (Comp TIA A+ allows for personal computer repair, maintenance and installation).
- Cisco networking lab.
- Students perform extremely well at Skills Competitions:
- Skills Canada National Competition - IT Network Systems Administration (2023) - Silver medal
- Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2023) - Gold medal
- Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2018) - Gold medal also receiving an award for having the highest score in a technology competition.
- Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2018) - Silver medal
- Skills Ontario - IT Network Systems Administration (2017) - Bronze medal
- Active students run the Information Technology Club
Graduates will have good advancement potential and opportunities for entry-level positions including Technical Support Analyst, Network/System Administrator, and Computer Network Technologist 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.
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)
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.
The curriculum below is for incoming students:
|MIT123||Intro Spreadsheets Using MS-Excel||2|
|MIT153||Introductory Programming Logic||4|
|WEB110||HTML And CSS||4|
|MTH100A||Mathematics For Information Technology||3|
|SSC206G||Transitioning To Canadian Culture||3|
|MIT211||System Configuration I||4|
|MIT227||Intro To Data Base Concepts||4|
|COM210||Introduction To Technical Communication||3|
|MIT311||System Configuration II||4|
|MIT313G||Law And Ethics In The Information Age||3|
|MIT502||Help Desk Analyst||4|
|MIT420||Network Security I||4|
|MIT439||PHP (Server Web Development)||4|
|ELEC1030||Choose 1 Elective Course||3|
Program Physical Demands Analysis
Program Vocational Learning Outcomes
Computer Systems Technician Program (Ontario College Diploma) (MTCU Code 50505)
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Identify, analyze, develop, implement, verify and document the requirements for a computing environment.
- Contribute to the diagnostics, troubleshooting, documenting and monitoring of technical problems using appropriate methodologies and tools.
- Implement and maintain secure computing environments.
- Implement robust computing system solutions through validation testing that aligns with industry best practices.
- Communicate and collaborate with team members and stakeholders to ensure effective working relationships.
- Select and apply strategies for personal and professional development to enhance work performance.
- Apply project management principles and tools when working on projects within a computing environment.
- Adhere to ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements and/or principles in the development and management of computing solutions and systems.
- Assist with the implementation of computer systems and cloud solutions.
- Install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade and decommission computing system infrastructures.
- Automate routine tasks using scripting tools and programming languages.
- Install and monitor a database management system in response to specified requirements.
- Provide technical support for computing system infrastructures that aligns with industry best practice.