Computer Systems Technician

Ontario College Diploma

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Overview

The Focus of the CSN diploma is on developing marketable skills in the areas of designing and implementing wireless, local/wide area and software defined networks; working with and configuring open source and proprietary operating systems; and how to work on premise and in the cloud taking you into the future of IT administration. Graduates from the CSN diploma program can work as Technical support Specialists, Network Administrators, Local-area Network/personal computer technicians, and Help Desk support.

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Due to COVID-19, all Part-time Studies courses are being offered online until further notice, in one of the following two formats: online virtual classroom and online self-directed. Click Availability below to see current offerings.

Curriculum

COM101 OR COM111
 
COM101
Communicating Across Contexts
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment, or successful completion of ESL934.

COM101 replaces EAC 150.
Students who have successfully completed EAC 150 are not required to complete COM101.

This course introduces students to the core concepts of communication. Students will cultivate an awareness of these concepts by analyzing how they are used in a variety of texts and contexts, and they will apply these concepts strategically in their own writing. Through a variety of writing tasks centred on these core concepts of communication, students will develop the transferrable reading and writing skills essential for success in their post-secondary studies, workplaces, and communities.




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COM111
Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)
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Prerequisite(s):

Placement via English Assessment

This course introduces students to the core concepts of communication. Students will cultivate an awareness of these concepts by analyzing how they are used in a variety of texts and contexts, and they will apply these concepts strategically in their own writing. Through a variety of writing tasks centred on these core concepts of communication, students will develop the transferrable reading and writing skills essential for success in their post-secondary studies, workplaces, and communities.




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MST100
Introduction to Microsoft Services
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SPS120
Strategic Problem Solving
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This course introduces the concepts of critical thinking, documentation, presentation, and project management with an emphasis on problem analysis and problem solving. These concepts provide the basis for deriving practical solutions to common and abstract problems. Students will work in teams to analyze problems, document their processes and solutions, and present their findings.




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ULI101
Introduction to UNIX/Linux and the Internet
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Prerequisite(s):

None

Unix and Linux represent the operating system technology underlying many of the services of the Internet. This course introduces students to Unix, Linux and the Internet. Students will learn to navigate the Internet, transfer files, communicate with others via electronic mail, and create and maintain World Wide Web pages using Extensible Hypertext Mark-up Language (XHTML). Students will do this work in Unix and Linux environments, at the same time learning to configure their login accounts, manipulate data stored in files, effectively use Unix commands and utilities, and write simple shell scripts.




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CSN105 Introduction to Computer Networking
MST200
Microsoft Server Administration
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OPS245
Open Systems Server
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SEC220
Introduction to System Security
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CSN200 Static Networks
1 General Education Option 1 General Education Option
1 General Education Option 1 General Education Option
DAT330
Introduction to Databases
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MST300
Microsoft Network Infrastructure
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OPS345
Open System Application Server
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SEC320
Security Incident Response
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CSN305 Software Defined Networks
1 General Education Option 1 General Education Option
EAC894
Business Writing
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Prerequisite(s):

COM101/COM111 or equivalent

The ability to write clearly and directly is highly prized in organizations. In order to succeed in today's information overload world, writers must be able to effectively articulate ideas quickly, clearly and concisely in proposals, emails, reports, memos, project plans and through social media. This course focuses on creating professional-quality documents for realistic business situations, with an emphasis on audience analysis, appropriateness and editing. Other topics include formal and informal outlining techniques, how to revise for wordiness, unnecessary phrases, redundancy and jargon, and e-correspondence in an "organizational" setting.




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MST400
Microsoft Active Directory Services
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OPS445
Open System Administration
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CSN405 Wireless Networks
CSN500 Capstone Project
1 Professional Option

General Education Requirements

In order to meet Seneca's breadth requirements for diploma or advanced diploma programs, students must successfully complete at least 3 General Education courses toward their program, satisfying the following criteria:

Professional Options

APL701
Applied Integration
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In this problem-based course students will be challenged to learn the concepts of planning, integration and administration in a multi-platform environment. Students will employ skills gained in the previous semesters along with the problem solving and research techniques introduced in this course to plan effective system strategies, share system resources and provide efficient and stable cross-platform environments. Topics will include effective planning and reporting strategies, installation techniques, backup/recovery techniques, security services, print, and user services.




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CIS700
CISSP Certification Preparation
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Prerequisite(s):

Can be taken as a professional option for CNS or CTY. However students who have not yet graduated from CNS or CTY cannot write the CISSP professional exam. See course outline for more details.

This is an advanced course designed to prepare information systems and network security professionals to write the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certification examination. CISSP is the gold standard in vendor-neutral security certification through the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (www.isc2.org).




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CIS701
Cisco Networking Academy Training I
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Prerequisite(s):

NDD430

This course covers three of the four Cisco networking academy modules. Students will be required to pass official Cisco networking academy online testing and hands-on skills tests.




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DCN706
Wireless and Mobile
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Prerequisite(s):

CIS701

This course in Wireless LANs focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Wireless Lands. It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands on skills in the following areas: Wireless LAN setup and troubleshooting, 802.11a and 802.11b technologies, products and solutions, Site Surveys, Resilient WLAN design, installation and configuration, WLAN Security - 802.1x. EAP, LEAP, WEP, SSID, Vendor interoperability strategies.




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IPC144
Introduction to Programming Using C
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This first course in computer programming emphasizes problem solving strategies using structured programming techniques. The C programming language is used to introduce problem analysis, algorithm design, and program implementation. Students work in a Linux environment.




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MAP603
Introduction to Cloud Computing
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Prerequisite(s):

CIS701 and INT420

Gain a solid understanding of cloud computing concepts including fundamental technologies, architecture, design and security.




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PHP701
PHP Scripting
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Prerequisite(s):

DAT702 (some HTML knowledge would be beneficial) and OPS335 or OPS435

Through theoretical and hands-on laboratory exercises students learn how to build web pages using dynamic content via the PHP (Personal Home Page) language in a Linux development environment.




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PRO675
Introduction to Python
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Python is an open source programming language commonly used for data manipulation in commercial Big Data operations. In addition to Big Data manipulation, Python is employed for testing microchips, networking, powering social media platforms and building video games. This course provides students with an overview of the language and an in-depth guide to writing code in Python as it applies to Big Data and Computer Networking.




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PRO690
Introduction to DevOps Practices and Principles
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DevOps is a software development methodology that combines software development and operations together in the entire software/service life-cycle, through the development process to production support. Many companies are adopting DevOps to get software projects completed in a faster and automated way by communication, collaboration, integration and automation between software developers and technology operations professionals. In this course, students will learn the principles and practices of DevOps including Source Control management, Integration, Testing, Configuration management and Monitoring.




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TEC701
Technical Support for Network Administrators
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Prerequisite(s):

OPS235 and WIN210

This course enhances student's abilities to function as network administrators and technicians, using the technical knowledge that they gained in previous semesters, and focusing on the importance of interpersonal and other skills that are needed in Help Desk problem-solving.




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TEC702
Technician as an Entrepreneur
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Prerequisite(s):

OPS235 and WIN210

As the world of work continues to shift and change, the ability to start and manage one's own business has risen to the forefront. Students will learn how to develop, market, finance, promote and present their business idea by creating a complete business plan, with all its components, using a Kickstarter look alike site or they can start a real business if they are ready. The focus is on effective writing, financial. and presentation skills, using all current technologies, to create a business plan ready for crowd source funding.




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WIN700
Windows Active Directory Services
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Prerequisite(s):

WIN310

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Windows server 2003 Active Directory. Topics such as Implementing DNS to support Active Directory, Creating a Windows 2003 Domain, Publishing Resources in Active Directory, Creating and managing Trees and Forests will be covered through lecture and hands-on exercises. The course also focuses on the tasks required to implement Group Policy to centrally manage large numbers of users and computers.




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OSAP Funding Available

This program is eligible for OSAP funding.

Course load is used by OSAP to determine funding options for programs.

If you are taking 1 - 2 courses at the same time, you may be considered for part-time student grants and loans.

  • 1 course (20%)
  • 2 courses (40%)

If you are taking 3 or more courses at the same time, you may be considered for full-time student grants and loans.

  • 3 courses (60%)
  • 4 courses (80%)
  • 5 courses (100%)

To find out if you qualify and to learn how to apply, please visit the OSAP website.

For information on other awards and financial assistance, please see Financial Aid.

Program Contacts

Rasika De Silva
Program Assistant
Rasika.Desilva@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.77290


Glen Steins
Part-time Program Coordinator
Glen.Steins@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.33025


Sheri Ladoucier
Academic Program Manager
Sheri.Ladoucier@senecacollege.ca
416-491-5050 ext.77306