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Computer Systems Technology Program (T147)

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5. Continue searching for programs using steps 2-4

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PROGRAM
Computer Systems Technology
CODE
T147
SCHOOL
School of Computer Technology
LOCATION
Casa Loma Campus
DURATION
3 years (6 semesters)
STARTING MONTH
September, January
CERTIFICATION
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
YEAR OF STUDY
METHOD OF STUDY
FT
This program is designed with extensive input from industry and offers two optional specializations in its third year. The Networking specialization focuses on network security, voice-over-IP (VoIP) and wireless LANs. The Systems specialization focuses on mail server administration, content management systems (Collaboration), database administration and computer security. Both specializations include core courses on infrastructure virtualization (through the VMWare IT Academy), along with best practices in IT.

Full Program Descriptions

Description  

T147 Two Guys working on a server

The three-year Computer Systems Technology program is designed with extensive industry input and offers two optional specializations in its third year:

  1. The Networking specialization focuses on network security, voice-over-IP (VoIP) and wireless LANs.
  2. The Systems specialization focuses on mail server administration, content management systems (Collaboration), database administration and computer security.

Both specializations include core courses on infrastructure virtualization (through the VMWare IT Academy), along with best practices in IT.

George Brown College continues to invest in up-to-date networking, wireless, radio frequency, VoIP and security lab equipment, so that all students gain hands-on experience in installation and configuration of equipment ranging from small offices all the way to enterprise-class hardware and software. This investment, along with the hands-on teaching environment, was recognized by Cisco when the college was designated an Area Support Centre and Instructor Training Centre, and became part of a very select group of Cisco Networking Academies in Canada.

In the third year of the program, students will be involved, hands-on, in real-life projects or case studies. These may be completed independently, in conjunction with an industry partner, or the George Brown Research and Innovation Department and may include developing proposals and working in teams to plan, set schedules and achieve specific goals in the field of IT. Through some of these projects, George Brown students have recently helped develop IT solutions for hospitals, large corporations and major IT and telecommunications service providers, including Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications, Cogeco Data Systems and many other well-known companies in the Greater Toronto Area.

This program covers all four courses of the official Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum. The curriculum also prepares students to write several other examinations leading to industry certifications, such as the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) and Cisco’s CCNA Security.

*If you enrol in January, you must complete semester 2 in the summer, May to August, in the same year.



Program Standards and Learning Outcomes  

Each George Brown College certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and graduate certificate program is expected to deliver specific program learning outcomes. Program learning outcomes are statements that describe the knowledge and skills that students are expected to demonstrate by the end of their program of study. Programs are designed to deliver both vocation or discipline-specific learning outcomes and more generic essential employability skills (including communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills).

In addition to the aforementioned learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed through additional mandatory General Education courses in the program curriculum.

To see the relevant program learning outcomes for your specific program of study, please visit georgebrown.ca/programs/learning-standards-and-outcomes



Course Outline

Required Courses 

Printable version Curriculum Planner Start Date (2016-2017)PDF icon

SEMESTER 1

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP1151 IT Essentials
COMP1176 Introduction to Networks - CCNA 1
COMP1223 Web Development Fundamentals
GSSC1045 Business Applications for Information Technology
MATH162 Mathematics for Computer Technology I
COMM1007 College English**

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP1203 Routing and Switching Essentials - CCNA 2
COMP3044 UNIX Essentials
COMP1231 Web Programming
COMP1232 Operating System Installation and Support
MATH1172 Mathematics for Computer Technology II
GSSC1027 Personal Finance

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP1196 Scaling Networks - CCNA 3
COMP2064 Windows Servers Active Directory Configuration
COMP2144 Web Server Administration
COMP3066 UNIX System Administration
COMP2148 Technical Writing and Professional Portfolio Development
GNED General Education Elective

SEMESTER 4

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP1197 Connecting Networks - CCNA 4
COMP2102 Wireless Technology Fundamentals
COMP2141 Windows Server Network Infrastructure
COMP3061 Computer Security Fundamentals
COMP2149 Open System Technologies
GNED General Education Elective

**Based on the results of your placement test, you may be required to take COMM1003 (English Skills) or CESL1003 (English Skills – ESL) before progressing to COMM1007. COMM1003/CESL1003 does not count as a course required for graduation, and you will be charged for this extra course. Please visit http://assessment.georgebrown.ca for more information.

PROGRAM SPECIALIZATION

CHOOSE ONE SET OF COURSES

Students are to pick a specialization in semester 5 and will be registered in the corresponding courses. Please note that once your specialization is picked in semester 5, you will not be able to change in semester 6.

NETWORKING SPECIALIZATION

SEMESTER 5

Code Course name
COMP3093 Infrastructure Virtualization
COMP3098 Enterprise Network and System Design
COMP3115 Information Systems Project Management
COMP3049 WLAN Administration
COMP3076 Network Infrastructure Security
COMP3112 Network Convergence Technologies

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP3094 ITIL Foundation
COMP3099 Capstone Project
COMP3108 Cloud Computing Infrastructure
COMP3107 Enterprise Network Management
COMP3111 Broadband and Data Communications

SYSTEMS SPECIALIZATION

SEMESTER 5

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP3093 Infrastructure Virtualization
COMP3098 Enterprise Network and System Design
COMP3115 Information Systems Project Management
COMP3114 Database Administration
COMP3102 Mail Server Administration
COMP3103 Power Shell Scripting

SEMESTER 6

semester courses
Code Course name
COMP3094 ITIL Foundation
COMP3099 Capstone Project
COMP3108 Cloud Computing Infrastructure
COMP3113 Advanced Computer System Security
COMP3121 System Data Collaboration

Detailed course outlines

General Education Electives



Careers and Post-Graduate Study Opportunities

Your Career 

This program prepares graduates for jobs in a wide variety of positions, including systems administrators connected with wireless LAN support, wireless service providers and cellular and broadband providers. Opportunities also exist in companies that provide computer support services to other businesses, and in organizations that specialize in the sale and installation of computer systems and networks.

Graduates may also find employment working directly with business clients, providing training services and ongoing support to assist them in using computer applications effectively. Graduates will be prepared to write several of the examinations leading to industry certification in Network Administration and Support.



Future Study Options 

Students who successfully complete this program may qualify for entry into Ontario college graduate certificate and university degree programs. George Brown currently has articulation agreements with various other post-secondary institutions such as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, McMaster University and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. For further information on future study options, see georgebrown.ca/transferguide/

Tuition and Fees

Tuition 

$3,712.00*

Additional Cost 

* Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for the first two semesters of programs starting in fall 2015. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2016 and at later dates.

International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.



How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements  

Applicants are selected on the basis of their academic achievement, including the required courses, and any other selection criteria outlined below.

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent**
  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 (C or U)

** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)

Please note that George Brown is committed to ensuring that applicants will succeed in their program of choice and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants may be required to have grades higher than the minimum requirements stated.

Course Exemptions:

College or university credits may qualify you for course exemptions. Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

International students: Visit the International Admissions page for more information.



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Ontario Colleges

Contact Us

Contact Us  

School of Computer Technology

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

The office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information about George Brown College, you may also call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.



George Brown College is continually striving to improve its programs and their delivery. The information contained in this calendar is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College admission, graduation, and fee requirements as well as any requirements of outside institutions, industry associations, or other bodies that may award additional designations concurrently with, or after completion of, a George Brown College program.