Program Length: 52 weeks
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
Graduates of the Computer Network Engineering Design & Technology diploma program are trained to:
- support the use of computers and networks design and implement information technology solutions
- monitoring network operations
- assessing security solutions
- apply communication, documentation, computer applications, information technology, and teamwork skills to support the computer activities of an organization
Another special feature of all engineering programs is the “capstone” project course taken at the end of the program which includes such topics as: project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager’s responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; and cost planning and performance evaluation. In this module, students have the opportunity to replicate an actual project under the direction of NAC’s instructors who are also practicing professionals.s.
- Computer Applications for Engineering
- Business Communication
- Hardware and Operation System – Essentials
- Advanced Hardware and Software Applications
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Administration of Microsoft Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
- Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure: Basic
- Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure –Advanced
- Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure -Configuration
- Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure – Administration
- Windows Server Enterprise Administration – Introduction
- Windows Server Enterprise Administration – Advanced
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (Voice)
- Engineering Project
- Career Development for Engineers
The graduates work in a wide range of settings in both large and small organizations and in a variety of sectors in the computer technology industry. Their activities could have a very broad range: internet web site technician; local area network administrator or technician; network administrator or technician; network support technician; system administrator
- Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
- If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 16 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test
- Grade 12 English and Math (College/University level or equivalent)
- Good oral and written English skills
- Admissions interview to determine suitability for the program
Students can apply and be granted advanced standing and exemptions based on their previous postsecondary studies. The following are required: (a) A request by the students indicating clearly what course(s) they are requesting advanced standing for and the reason for the request; (b) Official transcripts, and/or assessments, certificates based on which the advanced standing is requested.
Advanced standing or exemption will be granted in cases wither the skills and knowledge outcomes of the previous academic work done by the applicant are essentially identical to those of the subject/module as offered by North American College, as determined by the academic and administrative staff of the College, and, if required, by an interview with a member of the academic staff who teaches the subject/module in question. An advanced academic standing/exemption is considered approved only when it is approved in writing by North American College’s admission office. It is the responsibility of individuals who intend to apply for advanced standing to do so before finalizing their registration on the College.