Monday, November 21, 2011

Graduate from the Computer Systems Technician Program with Practical Experience

AIM Funds Management Inc., Canada Life, Celestica, CIBC Mellon Trust, Enbridge Consumers Gas, StorageTek, Toronto Hydro, Transport Canada — these are just some of the companies that have hired graduates of Centennial Colleges Computer Systems Technician – Networking program. This popular option incorporates the latest in computer systems and network technology to reflect the ever-growing innovations of the digital revolution, and offers flexibility to get students into the job market sooner.

The best part is if you are interested in applying for the Computer Systems Technician – Networking undertaking, you only are required to have 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.

In addition to being one of only 100 yearly graduates, you will be attending a program that 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. These two accreditations ensure a high standard of quality.

The program itself sees students going inside PC hardware and into the details of operating systems to have full human control of the computing and communicating technology. Through this, students learn how to create and maintain systems that will empower users in their creative, business and communication activities. With a strong focus on hands-on labs and technical problem-solving, students of Computer Systems Technician participate in courses such as: Data Communications (designed to make students understand concepts in data communications used in voice, video and data networks and put them in practice in laboratory); Network Technologies (theory classes cover all the fundamental information behind LANs, WANs and their technologies; labs introduce hands-on techniques to install, configure and troubleshoot a physical network environment); PC Hardware (concentrates on teaching terminology, how to do fundamental tasks, and advanced configuration and troubleshooting, including using command line to accomplish technical tasks); and more.

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. 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.

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