2 years | undergraduate Diploma

Computer Network and

Technical Support

Available in • January • May • September

Become a leader in
the network industry

By advancing into the Information Technology industry, students will become qualified to work within many different job sectors to either support, install, design, or even manage computer networking and technical support. Over the past few years, this technological era has doubled the demand for IT professionals, opening doors for thousands of individuals who seek work in this field in Canada. 

DESIGN NETWORKS

Discover how to design network infrastructures through contemporary concepts and real-life applications.

IMPLEMENT NETWORK

Learn how to implement network infrastructures with effective connectivity and communication in an enterprise network.

PROVIDE SUPPORT

Master concepts and strategies that provide high-quality technical support to regulate computer systems and networks.
  • Program Overview
  • Career Opportunities
  • Course List
  • Tuition Fees
  • Admission Requirements

This two-year undergraduate program will prepare the student to fill the role of technical support in the dynamic and expanding field of client/server comput­ing, enterprise networks, administration and Internet management. In addition, this program provides a job placement in it’s last semester to allow students to grasp a deeper knowledge of the application aspect of this field.

The courses are constantly evolving to incorporate a blend of leading edge and traditional technologies to meet the needs of local employers. This program is well suited to people who are interested in computers, but not math, physics or electronics. Many of the courses in the CN&TS program train the students towards obtaining Microsoft, A+ and Network + certifications.

Students will learn how to design and implement network infrastructures of enterprise networks to help maintain computer systems and networks of organisations. Whether you are installing computer systems, or solving technical problems, your qualification gives you access into the opportunity-filled technological world. 

Once students receive their St. Lawrence College Diploma, they are eligible to apply for their Post Graduate Work Permit.

The Computer Networking and Technical Support program content prepares students for employment in a variety of roles in this burgeoning industry. Graduates can find stable employment in:

    • Hardware/software support
    • Network administration
    • Help desk support
    • Internet resource management
    • Network support and installation
    • Network design
Semester 1

COMM 4 Business Communications
COMP 203 Introduction to Networking Concepts
COMP 205 Web Development
COMP 1100 Introduction to C++ Programming
COMP 1111 Introduction to Databases
MATH 8 Intro Computer Mathematics

Semester 2

COMP 30 PC Hardware & Software
COMP 82 MS Client Operating System
COMP 83 Intro to Linux and Cloud Computing
COMP 1201 Database Concepts and Techniques
COMP 3014 Introduction to Data Communications
General Education Course

Semester 3

COMP 66 Scripting Procedures
COMP 67 Application, Installation and Support
COMP 68 Linux Admin and O/S Virtualization
COMP 223 Computer Networking Design and Implementation
COMP 230 Intermediate PC Hardware
GENE 60 Contemporary Topics in the Workplace

Semester 4

COMP 63 Work Placement 
COMP 207 Advanced Linux/Web Server Administration
COMP 213 Network Administration
PROG 330 PC Hardware III
General Education Course

The tuition fees already include health insurance for the student for the length of the program.

First Semester: $7750/ Semester

Second Semester: $7750/ Semester

Third Semester: $7750/ Semester

Fourth Semester: $7750/ Semester

Tuition Fees for the whole program: $31000

* Tuition fees are subject to change.

Students must have the following academic requirements to be eligible:

    • Secondary School Diploma or mature student status;
    • Completion of Grade 11 Math and Grade 12 English or equivalents ;

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of:

  • Overseas applications from China, India, Vietnam and the Philippines (SDS): Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 issued in past 24 months
  • All other applicants: Overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in past 24 months

Students can also satisfy the English language proficiency requirement by successfully completing the ESL/EAP program offered at Alpha International Academy. Please visit the ESL/EAP Program information page for further information. For a complete list of the accepted English proficiency tests and SLC partnered ESL Pathway programs please visit St. Lawrence's proof of proficiency list