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Computer Systems Technician

Available as a two-year program

As IT is essential to the success of both small and large enterprises, skilled Computer Engineering Technician professionals are in high demand. Learn the specialized skills needed to develop, operate, troubleshoot and maintain computer and network systems.

If you are a domestic full-time student who applies to Loyalist College for a January start program, is accepted, and confirms their offer of admission by December 15, 2021, your name will automatically be entered into a draw to win your tuition, a laptop, and other great prizes that are all part of The Ultimate Student Giveaway.

Learn More

This program will be delivered in-person for the Winter semester. For more information, please visit our Winter 2022 Program Delivery page.

  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

Find your career

IT plays an integral role in almost any business. Prepare for a career as a:

  • Computer Engineering Technician
  • Data Centre Operator
  • Intranet Website Technician
  • LAN Administrator
  • LAN Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • System Administrator

Is it for you?

This may be a great career path if you are:

  • Analytical and have a keen attention to detail.
  • Familiar with and enjoy fundamental mathematics (BEDMAS, factions, exponents, algebra).
  • Proficient problem-solving ability.
  • A creative and logical thinker.
  • Interested in staying abreast of the newest technology.
  • A strong communicator who can effectively liaise with others to identify and systematically solve problems.

How You'll Learn

Prepare for a career in computer, technology and network management in various business environments:

  • Learn to develop, operate, maintain and coordinate the use of local and wide area networks (LANs and WANs), mainframe networks, hardware, software and related computer equipment.
  • Install, configure and service microcomputer operating systems and network application software, and get an introduction to Linux and Cloud computing.
  • Explore web design and learn about installing, managing and maintaining web servers/sites for optimum performance.
  • Delve into machine connectivity, virtualization architecture and computer network design to implement cross-platform networks.
  • Gain an understanding of the technical support and helpdesk skills necessary for providing user support. 
AccessAbility Services 


 The AccessAbility Services team is committed to providing academic supports to students with documented disabilities. Services are free, voluntary and confidential. Given that each student’s needs are unique, services and accommodations in the academic setting are arranged on an individual basis and based on the student’s supporting documentation. Click here for a list of some of the services provided by AccessAbility Services. To register with AccessAbility Services, please complete the AccessAbility Services Application.

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