Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Computer Systems Technicians Enter the Field After Two Years of Study at Centennial College

Computer systems technicians, field service representatives, network technicians, network technical support specialists, help desk support and technical support — these are some of the titles that graduates of Centennial College’s Computer Systems Technician – Networking program can obtain upon graduation. No matter which title one obtains, he or she works as part of a team that implements networks. Businesses, the government, educational institutions and other such establishments use these networks to link desktop computers to send e-mail and share data and computer applications. Therefore, these professionals map out a computer network, recommend appropriate network addressing systems, appropriate layouts for various network configurations, and appropriate connection devices. Specific duties of computer systems technicians include: installing, configuring, and resolving conflicts among different hardware used in the network, such as network adapters. In addition techs identify problems common to components of the network, such as cards, cables, and other related hardware. They also establish disaster recovery plans for various situations if the network were to malfunction. Among the companies that have hired Centennial College graduates are: StorageTek, Toronto Hydro, Transport Canada, Canada Life, CIBC Mellon Trust Enbridge Consumers Gas and others.

By attending Centennial College’s Computer Systems Technician program, you will be one of the 100 yearly graduates who find their jobs in technical support from the growing mesh of Internet, intranet, extranet and telecom networks. In addition, you will enter the market in just two years with an Ontario College Diploma. During your training, you will go inside PC hardware and into the details of operating systems to have full human control of the computing and communicating technology. You will put together and maintain systems that will empower users in their creative, business and communication activities. Specific topics covered in this undertaking include: PC Hardware, PC Operating Systems, Technician Report Writing Tools in MS Office, Introduction to Web Design, Technology, Society, Ethics and Environment; Mathematics for Computer Systems and more.

It should be noted that Centennial College’s Computer Systems Technician training is nationally accredited by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists, and, as such, has met the established national technology accreditation requirements. In addition, the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Computer Systems Technician - Networking program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category.

If you are interested in applying for the Computer Systems Technician – Networking undertaking, you must have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. You must also have completed the compulsory English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent and Math 11M or U, or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. You will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. Please note that meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Computer Systems Technician program.

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