Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighbourhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world. George Brown’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

Overview

Program name
Wireless Networking
Code
T411
Location
Experiential learning
Duration
1 year (3 semesters)
Starting month
September, January
Credential
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Method of study
FT

Year of Study

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2018-2019

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Program Availability

Domestic students
Sept. 2018 Open
Jan. 2019 Open
May 2019 N/A
International students
Sept. 2018 Closed
Jan. 2019 Closed
May 2019 N/A

Full Description

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Wireless communications are pervasive in our lives. They have grown in recent years to include everything from personal communications networks to governments, hospitals and neighborhood businesses. And there’s no end in sight to the growth of our wireless world.

George Brown College’s leading-edge Wireless Networking postgraduate program is designed to put you at the centre of this exciting world by giving you high-demand skills in radio frequency (RF), cellular, broadband and advanced data communications.

We offer you a unique choice of career direction. You can specialize in:

  • Long Term Evolution (LTE) and Broadband Technologies
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Technologies

Other program advantages:

  • We have departed from the traditional lecture-based course structure. Students learn in labs by practicing on the equipment that they will use when they enter the workforce.
  • In conjunction with our corporate partners, students may be involved in real-world projects for one or two days per week, making proposals and then working in teams to plan projects, set schedules and achieve goals.
  • George Brown has created up-to-date wireless, security, VoIP, RF and LTE labs so that all students gain individual hands-on experience.
  • Students will have access to NETLAB, giving them remote access to the Cisco Academy and VMWare labs.
  • After finishing the program, students will have bridging options to other post-secondary and postgraduate programs in the School of Computer Technology.

Note: In this rapidly changing industry, program improvements are being made on an ongoing basis, which may result in course changes. Changes are made in consultation with our Program Advisory Committee, which is composed of academic staff and industry representatives from small, medium-sized and large corporations.

Please note: Students who start the program in January (Winter term) will be required to attend classes during the summer months (May to August).

Program Standards and Learning Outcomes

Every credential at George Brown College delivers detailed program learning outcomes that are discipline specific and aligned with the appropriate credential level. 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.

In addition to the learning outcome requirements, College programs are required to provide students with exposure to a breadth of learning beyond their core disciplinary or vocational field, to increase their awareness of the society and culture in which they live and work. This breadth requirement is addressed for College programs through additional mandatory General Education or Liberal Studies courses in the program curriculum. Also, programs are designed to provide essential transferrable skills (referred to sometimes as essential employability skills), which include: communication, numeracy, critical thinking and problem solving, information management, interpersonal and personal skills, among others.

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

Required Courses

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SEMESTER 1

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
COMP1153Introduction to RF/Wireless Communication Principles
COMP1154Equipment Deployment, Interconnectivity and Wiring
COMP1156Introduction to UNIX
COMP1201Wireless Networking Service and Applications
COMP1205IT Best Practices
COMP1219Data Communications Fundamentals

SEMESTER 2

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
COMP1159Introduction to Voice Network Technology and Techniques
COMP1160RF/Wireless Techniques
COMP1161Security and Advanced Data Network Technologies
COMP1207Data Centre and Virtualization Technology
COMP1208Server Operating System Technologies

SEMESTER 3

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
COMP2105Advanced Network Analysis
COMP2106Advanced Network Management
COMP2107Team Project: Network Design

For the field projects, students will work in teams supervised by our industry partners.

Students in the third semester are required to choose one set of program specialization courses. Minimum enrolment and grade point averages are required for each option to be offered.

SET 1 – LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) and BROADBAND TECHNOLOGIES.

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
COMP2145LTE and 4G Technologies
COMP2146LTE Core and IMS Deployment

SET 2 – ADVANCED NETWORK SECURITY

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
COMP1214Advanced Security Infrastructure and Deployment Technologies
COMP4074Securing Wireless and Mobile Network Access

SET 3 – VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL

semester courses
CodeCourse Name
COMP2118VoIP Network Technologies
COMP2119VoIP Network Deployment and Maintenance

Detailed course outlines

Your Career

The specialized education in this program helps graduates get jobs in a wide variety of positions connected with:

  • wireless LAN support
  • wireless service providers
  • cellular and broadband providers
  • data centres
  • enterprise system support

Tuition

$5,959.00 †

Additional Cost

† Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for three semesters of programs starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.

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

Admission Requirements

  • Three-year College Diploma or Bachelor's Degree*

* Please note that Domestic applicants who are submitting International transcripts require a Canadian equivalency evaluation. This can be obtained through ICAS (International Credential Assessment Service) at icascanada.ca or WES (World Education Services) at wes.org/ca

English Language Proficiency

  • Applicants with international transcripts who do not provide English proficiency test results must test at the College level in the George Brown College English assessment to be considered for admission.

Please visit www.georgebrown.ca/englishproficiency for more information.

Course Exemptions

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

International Students

Visit the International Admissions page for more information.

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Success Stories

“George Brown College allowed me to gain hands-on experience and develop networks with people in the field. Every day I use the concepts and skills I gained in the program.”

Nancy Nangia (Graduate 2008, Wireless Networking)

Contact Us

School of Computer Technology

Phone: 416-415-5000, ext. 4287

Email: computertechnology@georgebrown.ca

The office hours are 9 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.

Visit Our Campus

The Wireless Networking program is offered at our Casa Loma Campus. Sign up for an Information Session or Campus Tour to learn more about George Brown College and the program. You can also explore our virtual tour.

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