Graduates of Computer Network Engineering Design & Technology programs have demonstrated achievement of vocational learning outcomes which relate to computing in general and computer systems in particular that are necessary to perform their roles according to recognized computer systems technology practices.
The program provides graduates with an ability to work individually or as part of a team to design and implement information technology solutions that correspond to the day-to-day requirements of individuals and organizations. Their activities could have a very broad range, such as: maintain, troubleshoot and administer the use of local area networks; Evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software, operating system software and software applications; provide problem-solving services to network users; install, maintain, troubleshoot and upgrade Web-server hardware and software; implement network traffic and security monitoring software, and optimize server performance; perform routine network start up and close down and maintain control records; conduct tests and perform security and quality controls
Applicants are to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, although provision can be made for those who do not meet this requirement, are 18 years of age or older, and pass a qualifying test. Advance standing for up to 40% of the program is possible depending upon an applicant’s previous education and/or work experience
The amount of credit to be awarded is determined on an individual basis after an interview with the Program Director, a review of the applicant’s history, and, if applicable, the applicant’s results on a challenge examination