CSN - Computer Systems Technician

Program Information: 
Program Code: CSN
Campus: Newnham Campus
Duration: 4 Semesters (2 Years)
Start Dates: Starts in January (Winter), May(Summer), September(Fall)
Credential Awarded: Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

This two-year Computer Systems Technician diploma program offers you the skills and knowledge needed to meet the challenges of the ever-changing field of information technology administration. In Seneca’s modern labs, you will enhance your abilities by completing practical, hands-on training in networking, operating systems, security and cloud computing.

Your studies will teach you to design and implement wireless, local/wide area and software-defined networks; how to work with and configure open source and proprietary operating systems; and how to work on premises and in the cloud taking you into the future of IT administration.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Internet of Things
  • Linux/UNIX administration
  • Microsoft administration
  • wireless networks
  • software-defined networks
  • cloud services
  • maintenance and security
  • analyze and resolve information technology problems
  • system design and installation

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of employers waiting for you:

  • Technical support specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Local-area network/Personal computer technician
  • Computer network technician
  • Helpdesk support

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant
  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 U or M, or equivalent course

Canadian citizens and permanent residents may satisfy the English and/or mathematics requirements for this program through successful Seneca pre-admission testing.

Recommended upgrading for applicants who do not meet academic subject requirements.

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Telephone: 416.493.4144
Email: admissions@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Telephone:  416.493.4144
Email: internationaladmissions@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Rei Tang
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26217
Email: Rei.Tang@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Suzanne Abraham
Telephone: 416.491.5050 ext. 26465
Email: suzanne.abraham@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Nagham Kubba
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 24593
Email: Nagham.Kubba@senecacollege.ca