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Computer Systems Technology

Computer Systems Technology

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:CTY
Campus:Seneca@York
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Summer
Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program Description

Seneca's School of Information and Communications Technology is a recognized leader in the networking world. This program is built on partnerships with some of the most influential names in networking today - Cisco, IBM, Microsoft - and focuses on network design, LAN administration and microcomputer support. Subjects in the first three semesters are identical to those of the Computer Networking and Technical Support (CNS) program, allowing seamless transfer between the two. A valuable co-op option in the senior semesters gives you an opportunity to apply your learning to the real world. The fourth, fifth and sixth semesters expose you to advanced concepts and hands-on training in network design and optimization, advanced topics in security, data communication and Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), UNIX/ Linux administration, multi-player gaming administration, IBM Series i operations and connectivity, and e-commerce support.

This is a six-semester program, with required subjects available year-round. That means you can choose to complete your studies in six consecutive semesters, starting in the fall, winter or spring. Or you could take a break between semesters.

During the final three semesters, you'll have the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest, such as security, data communications or network administration, by choosing from a list of professional options. The list of options is updated regularly to reflect new technologies.

Areas of Study

The Computer Systems Technology program is comprised of practical subjects and focuses specifically on hands-on training delivered in specialty labs. You'll study in dedicated labs configured for environments such as Linux, Microsoft Windows, networking, PC hardware, Internet and IBM System i. Through these labs, you'll also gain access to stand-alone, clustered and networked PCs, along with a host of LAN servers and mid-range computers.

Your subjects will include PC hardware, operating systems, Internet, HTML, UNIX/ Linux and Microsoft Windows Server administration, data communications, IBM Series i connectivity, web server installation and maintenance, Voice over Internet Protocol and security. In semesters four, five and six you may select from a broad offering of professional options and you'll get to integrate your systems and technical skills in the planning and implementation of a "real life" computer project for a business client.

And finally, you'll benefit from experience with our industry partners' innovative products first-hand. Cisco, Microsoft and IBM are all present in our labs. Work with them in class or use the open learn areas to practice your work outside of class. You'll even have 24/7 access to Seneca's extensive computing services from external sites.

Open Source and Seneca

Seneca's Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) has unparalleled connections with top-tier open source projects such as Mozilla, creators of the Firefox web browser, and Red Hat, makers of the most successful commercial Linux operating system. In the Software Build and Release professional option, students have the opportunity to work with world class developers on such projects.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: (U) or (M)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, a home PC and Internet Service Provider (ISP) are recommended for your success in the program.

Fees

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Your Career

Enjoy a fast–paced career as a technical support specialist, a booming area within the computer industry. Our Computer Systems Technology (CTY) program will help you develop strong technical and interpersonal skills that will expand your employment opportunities in Voice Over IP, PC Technical Support, Network Administration, Helpdesk Support, Internet Resource Management and other rapidly evolving areas that require technical support in networked environments.

Co-operative Education Option

Co-op can be a valuable experience for Computer Systems Technology students, so you'll have the opportunity to apply after your second semester. After three semesters of college studies, you may secure paid work-terms in the computer networking and technical support industry, alternating between academic and work semesters.

Our industry partners are committed to providing meaningful work assignments for co-op students. You could gain up to eight months of paid employment experience. Entry to the co-op program and work-terms can occur in each of three terms. If selected for the co-op program, you must maintain above average academic standards for progression in co-op.

Students in the co-op option will also take Co-op Professional Theory in the semester preceding their first co-op work term and Co-op Professional Practice in the semester following their first co-op work term. Students must successfully complete two co-op work terms to graduate from the co-op option.

For further information about the co-op program, please visit senecacollege.ca/coop.

Co-op information sessions are held at the Seneca@York campus throughout the year.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
APC100 Applied Professional Communications
EAC150 College English
HWD101 PC Hardware I
IOS110 Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows
ULI101 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
 
Semester 2
DCN286 Introduction to Data Communication Technology
OPS235 Introduction to Open System Servers
WIN210 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows
WIN213 Introduction to Scripting and PowerShell
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
DAT702 Introduction to Databases
DCN386 Advanced Data Communications Technology
EAC397 Business Report Writing
OPS335 Open System Application Server
WIN310 Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
NDD430 Network Diagnostics and Design
OPS435 Open System Automation
SEC625 Information System Security
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II(co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
CIS701 Cisco Networking Academy Training I
DCN704 Voice Over IP
OPS535 Open System Clustering - Advanced Network Administration
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Semester 6
APL701 Applied Integration
DCN686 Configuring Cisco Devices
DCN706 Wireless and Mobile
OPS635 Enterprise Management - Emerging Technology
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options
DBS301 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle
DBW624 Introduction to Datawarehousing
INT213 Active Server Pages Using Visual Basic
INT525 Advanced Implementation Using Apache
IPC144 Introduction to Programming Using C
OPS400 AS/400 Operations
OPS650 AS/400 Connectivity
PHP701 PHP Scripting
SBR600 Software Build and Release
SBR700 Open Source Build and Release Project
SEC701 Ethical Hacking
SEC703 Advanced Security
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization
TEC701 Technical Support for Network Administrators
TEC702 Technician as an Entrepreneur
WIN500 Windows Server Scripting
WIN700 Windows Active Directory Services

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
APC100 Applied Professional Communications
EAC150 College English
HWD101 PC Hardware I
IOS110 Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows
ULI101 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
 
Semester 2
DCN286 Introduction to Data Communication Technology
OPS235 Introduction to Open System Servers
WIN210 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows
WIN213 Introduction to Scripting and PowerShell
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
DAT702 Introduction to Databases
DCN386 Advanced Data Communications Technology
EAC397 Business Report Writing
OPS435 Open System Automation
WIN310 Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 1
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4
INT420 Internet II
NDD430 Network Diagnostics and Design
OPS335 Open System Application Server
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term 2
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II(co-op option only)
 
Semester 5
CIS701 Cisco Networking Academy Training I
SEC520 Internet Security
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Semester 6
APL701 Applied E-Commerce
INT620 Applied E-Commerce
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
plus: Professional Option Course
 
Professional Options
DBS301 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle
DBW624 Introduction to Datawarehousing
DCN686 Configuring Cisco Devices
DCN704 Voice Over IP
DCN706 Wireless and Mobile
INT213 Active Server Pages Using Visual Basic
INT222 Internet I - Internet Fundamentals
INT322 Internet II - Web Programming on UNIX
INT525 Advanced Implementation Using Apache
IPC144 Introduction to Programming Using C
OPS400 AS/400 Operations
OPS535 Open System Clustering - Advanced Network Administration
OPS635 Enterprise Management - Emerging Technology
OPS650 AS/400 Connectivity
PHP701 PHP Scripting
SBR600 Software Build and Release
SBR700 Open Source Build and Release Project
SEC625 Information System Security
SEC701 Ethical Hacking
SEC703 Advanced Security
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization
TEC701 Technical Support for Network Administrators
TEC702 Technician as an Entrepreneur
WIN500 Windows Server Scripting
WIN700 Windows Active Directory Services

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
APC100 Applied Professional Communications 3
EAC150 College English 3
HWD101 PC Hardware I 4
IOS110 Introduction to Operating Systems Using Windows 4
ULI101 Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet 4
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DCN286 Introduction to Data Communication Technology 4
OPS235 Introduction to Open System Servers 4
WIN210 Basic Administration of Microsoft Windows 5
WIN213 Introduction to Scripting and PowerShell 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
DAT702 Introduction to Databases 5
DCN386 Advanced Data Communications Technology 4
EAC397 Business Report Writing 3
OPS435 Open System Automation 4
WIN310 Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure 5
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 1 Hrs/Wk
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
INT420 Internet II 4
NDD430 Network Diagnostics and Design 6
OPS335 Open System Application Server 5
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term 2 Hrs/Wk
CWT200 Co-op Work Term II (co-op option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CIS701 Cisco Networking Academy Training I 5
SEC520 Internet Security 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
APL701 Applied Integration 4
INT620 Applied E-Commerce 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
XXXXXX Professional Option 4
 
Professional Options Hrs/Wk
DBS301 Database Design II and SQL Using Oracle 3
DBW624 Introduction to Datawarehousing 3
DCN686 Configuring Cisco Devices 4
DCN704 Voice Over IP 4
DCN706 Wireless and Mobile 3
INT213 Active Server Pages Using Visual Basic 4
INT222 Internet I - Internet Fundamentals 3
INT322 Internet II - Web Programming on UNIX 3
INT525 Advanced Implementation Using Apache 4
IPC144 Introduction to Programming Using C 4
OPS400 AS/400 Operations 3
OPS535 Open System Clustering - Advanced Network Administration 4
OPS635 Enterprise Management - Emerging Technology 4
OPS650 AS/400 Connectivity 4
PHP701 PHP Scripting 3
SBR600 Software Build and Release 4
SBR700 Open Source Build and Release Project 4
SEC625 Information System Security 4
SEC701 Ethical Hacking 4
SEC703 Advanced Security 4
SPO600 Software Portability and Optimization 4
TEC701 Technical Support for Network Administrators 3
TEC702 Technician as an Entrepreneur 4
WIN500 Windows Server Scripting 4
WIN700 Windows Active Directory Services 4

Contact Us

School of Computer Studies:
http://cs.senecacollege.ca
ict@senecacollege.ca
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angela Li
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22036
Angela.Li@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Susan Gao
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22365
Susan.Gao@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Joel Colesberry
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33007
Joel.Colesberry@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinators: Nagham Kubba
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 33593
Email: Nagham.Kubba@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Elizabeth Piergeti
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33350
Elizabeth.Piergeti@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mary-Lynn Manton
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 33264
Mary-Lynn.Manton@senecacollege.ca
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