6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

This three-year advanced diploma program provides you with knowledge and technical skills in networking and computer system administration. Built on partnerships with industry experts like Cisco, IBM, and Microsoft, our curriculum prepares students to specialize in security, physical and logical network design, as well as enterprise management. This program is comprised of practical courses focusing on hands-on training with computer programs in specialty labs.

Open Sources and Seneca

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

Computer Requirements

  • 16 GB RAM minimum
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB would be better)
  • Quad-core i7 2.4GHz or better
  • Video card (2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM recommended)
  • Webcam


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Analyze and resolve information technology problems
  • Analyze, plan, design and implement computer systems and networking solutions
  • Install and monitor computer systems and networks
  • Plan and develop data storage
  • Appraise existing security solutions

Work Experience

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Technology infrastructure analyst
  • Technical systems analyst
  • Technical specialist
  • Network systems administrator