Computer and Network Support Technician (2015/16 Program)

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Program Length: 

Four semesters, beginning in September and January

Contact Information: 

Mihyar Hesson
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5964

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent)
– Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above


Mature student status


College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.


The 2015/2016 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,965.82
– international $14,200.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change. Refer to our detailed fee information.

Our Program

Humber’s Computer and Network Support Technician program prepares students for careers in information technology, as they learn skills in electronics, programming, personal computer (PC) hardware, operating systems (including Microsoft, as well as a flavour of Linux/Ubuntu) supported by virtualization tools and networks infrastructure.

Students also gain experience with various hardware platforms, protocols and services, with a strong emphasis on network security. Learn on the latest equipment to install and manage Linux/Ubuntu operating systems and Microsoft server operating systems, and to configure and manage web servers and build applications using different scripting environments.

Industry partners collaborate with faculty at Humber College to keep the program and curriculum current so that the graduates from the program are exposed to the cutting-edge infrastructure used in the industry. Learn in small classes and labs from industry-experienced faculty; professors have strong connections to companies in Toronto and southern Ontario, enhancing your future career prospects.

Group projects round out your education with essential customer service, interpersonal communications and teamwork skills. This, alongside your new comprehensive technical credentials, will give you the multi-dimensional background that employers want.

Your Career

Take the first step to a career in information technology (IT) with Humber’s Computer and Network Support Technician.

IT is the backbone of just about any business – the information and communications technology (ICT) sector itself contributes nearly $60 billion to the Canadian gross domestic product (GDP). Currently, even the lowest-paid employees in the sector make 20 per cent more than the national average salary. Join this highly skilled and specialized workforce to analyze, set up, install, upgrade and maintain computer and network systems and data and network security, train others, troubleshoot systems, and install and integrate software applications.

As a graduate of Humber’s Computer and Network Support Technician program, you’ll be ready to work in technology, website management, customer service, information technology (IT) infrastructure and user support – all key areas in businesses and organizations. Graduates also work for non-profit and government departments.

Alternative Course of Study

Humber also offers the Computer Engineering Technology diploma program 03501, which places more emphasis on computer programming and how hardware and software interact with one another.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit for detailed information.

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
TECH 101 Electric Circuits 1
TECH 103 Digital Fundamentals
TECH 104 Programming Fundamentals
TECH 105 Technology Foundations
TMTH 104 Technical Mathematics 1
WRIT 120 Technical Reading and Writing Skills
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
GNED 101 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
TECH 150 Electronic Devices and Circuits
TECH 151 PC Hardware and Operating Systems
TECH 152 Telecommunication Networks
TECH 154 UNIX and the Internet
TECH 163 Intro to Operating Systems
WRIT 220 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name
NEST 200 Networking Technologies
NEST 201 UNIX Operations
NEST 202 Server Operating Systems
NEST 203 IT Processes and Support
NEST 204 Virtualization Solutions and Infrastructure
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective
Semester 4
Course Code Course Name
NEST 250 Internet Script Programming
NEST 251 Windows Server Operating Systems Administration
NEST 252 Routers and Switches
NEST 253 UNIX Administration
NEST 254 Network Security
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective