St. Lawrence College

Computer Networking and Technical Support

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Kingston campus
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Description:This program will prepare the student to fill the role of technical support in the dynamic and expanding field of client/server comput­ing, enterprise networks, administration and Internet management. Students are required to complete a work placement component which provides on-the-job training with a local company in their final semester.


Our courses are constantly evolving to incorporate a blend of leading edge and traditional technologies to meet the needs of local employers. This program is well suited to people who are interested in computers, but not math, physics or electronics. Many of the courses in the CN&TS program train the students towards obtaining Microsoft, A+ and Network + certifications.


Students receive hands-on training in:

Computer hardware
Applied Internet technology
Software installation
Scripting procedures
Diagnostics
Network installation
Operating systems
Maintenance
User support
Website administration
Operating system virtualization

Learning takes place in both classrooms and computer labs. Faculty bring a wealth of real world experiences to the classroom. A num­ber of courses in the curriculum are delivered in dedicated a lab using exclusively assigned computers, servers and diverse equipment.
URL:Computer Networking and Technical Support at St. Lawrence College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,323
International: $16,170

Books and supplies are estimated at $400 per semester. It is strongly recommended that students have access to a Windows compatible computer outside of the college. Students must finance the cost of such a computer and possibly Internet access for home use. Students will be required to use a USB flash drive for some courses.
Scholarships:3

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or M level Grade 11 Math

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 78] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on July 28, 2018