Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op) (Fast-Track)

Program Code: 3435

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Fast-track program

Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 3556

The Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op Fast-Track) program is designed for college or university graduates seeking speedy entry into the field, with the added benefit of work experience prior to graduation.

Qualified college or university graduates from relevant programs gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of the three-year Computer Systems Technology - Networking program and receive their Technology diploma in two years (four semesters).

This college technology program prides itself on offering an ideal balance between hands-on experience and theory. You develop technical expertise in areas that include:

  • Wireless communications
  • Data centres/clouds
  • Network design, management and troubleshooting
  • VoIP
  • Network security
  • Windows/Linux system administration and management

These topics are taught in purpose-built labs equipped with state-of-the-art testing and measurement equipment. They are designed to allow you to delve inside PC hardware and learn the intricacies of operating systems, explore the latest in computer systems and networks technology and assemble and maintain systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities.

The combination ensures you develop a solid foundation in network design, management and troubleshooting as well as project management, which provides excellent preparation for your future career as well as the co-op portion of the offering. During the co-op work terms, you enhance your education as a paid employee in the field. The experience allows you to put classroom learning into practice and provides valuable contacts for future careers.

Faculty members who teach in Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op Fast Track) maintain a close watch on trends in the industry to ensure that the program reflects the ever-growing digital industry.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-202 Windows Server Operating System Progress Campus
CNET-217 Switching and Routing Essentials Progress Campus
CNET-225 Introduction to Telephony Progress Campus
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH-269 Statistics for Computer Systems Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
CNET-221 Network Security Progress Campus
CNET-222 Network Services Progress Campus
CNET-229 Introduction to Business and ICT Progress Campus
CNET-232 Introduction to Programming Progress Campus
CNET-306 Unix/ Linux Progress Campus
CNET-311 Routing and Switching Progress Campus
COOP-121 Employment Preplacement Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP222 Co-op Work Placement 1 follows Semester 4.

COOP331 Co-op Work Placement 2 follows COOP222 for students beginning the program in Fall Semester.
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-231 WAN Technologies Progress Campus
CNET-301 Network Design and Test Progress Campus
CNET-304 Wireless Technology Progress Campus
CNET-305 Voice and Video Over IP Progress Campus
CNET-307 IT Project Management Progress Campus
CNET-320 Data Centre Progress Campus
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus

Semester Note

COOP331 Co-op Work Placement 2 follows Semester 5 for students beginning the program in Winter semester; but follows Work Placement 1 for students beginning the program in a Fall semester.
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
CNET-239 Computer Forensics Progress Campus
CNET-321 Network Management Progress Campus
CNET-323 Relational Database Management Progress Campus
CNET-324 Wireless Networks Progress Campus
CNET-327 Technologist Project Progress Campus
CNET-328 Internetwork Troubleshooting Progress Campus
CNET-329 Business and ICT Progress Campus

Companies Offering Jobs

StorageTek, AIM Funds Management Inc., Canada Life, Celestica, CIBC Mellon Trust, Enbridge, Toronto Hydro, Transport Canada, IBM, RBC, the Ministry of Government Services

Program Highlights

  • You complete what would normally be three-year program, in which theory is reinforced by laboratory work, in two years.
  • Modern labs and lecture facilities designed to cater to the Computer Systems Technology – Networking (Co-op) (Fast-Track) curriculum create a healthy learning environment.
  • You are exposed to information that helps you to understand the demands of ever-changing digital technology in the business environment.
  • The program attracts university graduates from around the world.
  • You are prepared to work on internet, intranets, extranets, telecom and wireless networks that exist in the real world.
  • With the training you receive, you are positioned to pursue industry standard certifications such as CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, Linux+, Microsoft MTA, MCSA and Cisco CCNA.


  • The Computer Systems Technology – Networking program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). It is the only CTAB-accredited Computer Systems/Networks Technician program in the Greater Toronto Area.


Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Led young College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

Career Outlook

  • Data centre/cloud technician
  • Network/system analyst
  • Security analyst
  • Wireless network administrator/technician
  • Network/system administrator
  • Network/system technologist
  • VoIP administrator
  • Network technical support specialist

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in computer science or a related discipline
  • We will consider applicants with a combination of partial degree or diploma and relevant work experience

Additional Requirements

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
  • Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $3,453.50 $1,282.00 $4,735.50
International $12,800.00 $2,827.00 $15,627.00