2014/15 Program

Computer and Network Support Technician

Our Program

Humber’s Computer and Network Support Technician program prepares students for careers in information technology, as students 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.

“The faculty are knowledgeable and helpful. They teach us the skills we need to get jobs. This is a challenging program because you are learning so much, such as the latest industry trends. You have to work hard, and then, the results will come and you’ll be ready for your career.”

Michael, 2011 graduate

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 technical, 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.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit humber.ca/transferguide.

Admission Requirements
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language, refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U)
  • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Applicants who do not possess the required courses may complete admission testing to determine equivalencies. Invitation and booking of admission testing is done using the email address provided on the online application
  • Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet applications is required. Students who lack the requisite computer skills will be required to take a computer course at their own expense. Students must have acquired these computer skills before the beginning of second semester

Note: For more information, refer to Selection Procedures.

Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Fees/Scholarships

The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters is
• domestic $3,869.56
• international $13,900.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year.
Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

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.

Curriculum

Semester 1

Course Code Course Name
COMM 213 Technical Reading and Writing Skills
TECH 101 Electric Circuits 1
TECH 103 Digital Fundamentals
TECH 104 Programming Fundamentals
TECH 105 Technology Foundations
TMAT 104 Technical Mathematics 1

Semester 2

Course Code Course Name
COMM 313 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
HUMA 024 An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
TECH 150 Electronic Devices and Circuits
TECH 151 PC Hardware and Operating Systems
TECH 152 Telecom Networks
TECH 154 UNIX and the Internet
TECH 163 Intro to Operating Systems

Semester 3

Course Code Course Name
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
NEST 304 UNIX Operations
NEST 309 IT Processes and Support
NEST 311 Networking Technologies
NEST 312 Server Operating Systems
NEST 313 Virtualization Solutions and Infrastructure

Semester 4

Course Code Course Name
GNEDG000 General Education Electives
NEST 401 Internet Script Programming
NEST 407 Windows Server Operating Systems Administration
NEST 408 Routers and Switches
NEST 409 UNIX Administration
NEST 410 Network Security