Computer Systems Technology

Program description

The Computer Systems Technology program is an accredited, three-year co-operative education, Ontario College Advanced Diploma program which provides comprehensive training for students wishing to work in the high demand areas of network, security, virtualization, data storage and management and systems operation and management.  This program provides the students the ability to be effective team leaders, think critically, solve problems, and acquire new skills quickly.
Under the guidance of expert faculty, combined with the use of leading edge labs, the program emphasizes the design, implementation, configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, management, as well as the hands-on installation of networking, security, VoIP, mobile devices, virtualization, data storage and management, server, workstation, and operating systems technologies. Instruction in project management, communication, and interpersonal skills prepare the student to effectively interact with all levels of users in both oral and written mediums. Upon completion of the program, and in addition to the highly valued Ontario College Advanced Diploma, graduates should have the knowledge and skills to take exams for the following certifications, if they choose to do so: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). Graduates may also choose to apply the knowledge gained to prepare and test for other industry certifications, such as those offered by CompTIA, Microsoft, Dell, VMWare and EMC2.

Course website

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Fanshawe College

School of Information Technology


Three years

Credential awarded

Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Program contact
    Chad Hoevenaars, Program Coordinator
    Telephone: 519-452-4430 Ext. 4798

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