Monday, October 14, 2013

Computer Networking Training In a Nutshell

Centennial College is the only post-secondary institution in Ontario to offer students the chance to get Degree-level computer networking training with college perks such as smaller classes, lower tuition and plenty of practical application.

Here is a detailed look at this computer networking training — officially known as Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences – Computer and Communication Networks — which also includes business communications courses.

  • Centennial College was selected by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to address a critical need for networking professionals.
  • Computer networking training requires students to have completed at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with a minimum of six 12U, 12M, OAC credits or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older.
  • They must have taken English 12U and one of the following: Math 12U Advanced Functions, Math 12U Calculus and Vectors, Math 12U Mathematics of Data Management or equivalent.
  • Depending on their area of interest, students in this computer networking training can choose between specializing in network security or wireless systems.
  • Because students attend business communications courses and computer networking training at Progress Campus, they work in state-of-the-art computer labs.
  • Computer labs are designed to handle computer networking training and, as such, include VoIP, Cellular Networks, Wireless Broadband (WiMax), Advanced Routing and Switching or Network Management.
  • In every class, the number of students is limited, ensuring that instructors can offer individual attention.
  • Among the specific topics covered during computer networking training are: Computer Architecture, Website Design and Development, LAN Switching and Routing, Software Development Programming Fundamentals, Networking Operating Systems, WAN Technologies, Database Design & Modeling, Database Driven Web Applications and many others.
  • Business communications courses in the program include: Logic and Problem-Solving Strategies, Economics, Marketing of Services, Organizational and Client Relationships, Project Management, Entrepreneurship in the New Economy and more.
  • All computer networking training combines theory and practical application through assignments that mimic real world processes.
  • Students benefit from a 15-week mandatory co-op placement, during which they are placed in financial institutions, Fortune 500 organizations, IMB as well as private sector companies.
  • A minimum C grade in ENG-110, minimum 2.0 GPA and minimum 80 per cent of year 1 and 2 courses required for COOP-221.
  • After they complete their networking training, students may further their education by applying academic credit towards further study at the offering’s educational partners: Griffith University in Australia, Athabasca University in Alberta or Southern New Hampshire University in the USA.
  • Centennial College’s business communications course and York University have partnered to offer a Concurrent Bachelor of Education program. This is a pathway to receive two degrees in six years: a four-year Bachelor degree in Applied Information Sciences and a Bachelor of Education in Technological Education. Upon certification, students will be qualified to teach computer technology in the intermediate/senior (grades 7-12) division.
  • Computer Networking training grads are ready for positions such as: project management analyst, IT program manager, technical account manager, network administrator, business account manager, network analyst and network support.

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