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undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Computer Systems Technician

Course code: #CSN

undergraduate

Degree

Diploma - Computer Systems Technician

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $16,219 CAD

  • Application fee

    $90 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    40 out of 100

Options
Co-op

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Spring-May 30-April-2023 2023-04-30
Fall-September 31-August-2023 2023-08-31
Winter-January 31-December-2023 2023-12-31

Overview

Diploma - Computer Systems Technician

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 College’s modern labs, you will enhance your abilities by completing practical, hands-on training in networking, operating systems, security, and cloud computing.

Computer Requirements

  • 16 GB RAM minimum
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB would be better)
  • Quad-core i7 2.4GHz or better
  • A video card (2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM recommended)
  • Webcam

Skills

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

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$24,869

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,292
Accommodation 1 bed room $8,650
Tuition 1 person $16,219

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Photo and signature pages of your passport.
  • Your academic record in your native language and official/certified English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

58
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Duolingo: Minimum score 105 to 110

As an international student, you have the option of learning English at Seneca's English Language Institute (ELI) before starting your professional program. 

There are eight (8) levels in the ELI that are seven (7) weeks in length each. There are six (6) start dates per year: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

If you apply to a professional program and you do not meet Seneca’s English requirements, you may receive an Offer of Admission to your program that is conditional upon completion of the English Language Institute.

The college will use your English test score to place you at the most appropriate ELI level. If you do not have an English score, you will take a placement test when you arrive on campus.

ELI LevelDuolingoTOEICIELTS AcademicTOEFL iBTCambridgeEIKEN GradePTE Academic
Level 110 - 2510 - 2252.0 (all bands 2.0)0 - 12<1424 - 5 (419)10 - 20
Level 230 - 40230 - 2952.5 (all bands 2.5)13 - 19<1423 (1456)21 - 25
Level 345 - 50300 - 3953.0 (all bands 3.0)20 - 29 (S/W 8)<142Pre-2 (1728)26 - 30
Level 455 - 60400 - 4953.5 (all bands 3.5)30 - 39 (S/W 10)<142Pre-2 (1854)31 - 35
Level 565 - 70500 - 5704.0 (all bands 4.0)40 - 49 (S/W 12)142 - 1462 (1980)36 - 40
Level 675 - 80575 - 6454.5 (all bands 4.5)50 - 59 (S/W 14)147 - 1532 (2141)41 - 45
Level 785 - 90650 - 7205.0 (all bands 5.0)60 - 69 (S/W 16)154 - 161Pre-1 (2304)46 - 50
Level 895 - 100725 and above5.5 (all bands 5.5)70 - 79 (S/W 18)162 - 168Pre-1 (2467)51 - 57
Levels 6, 7 and 8: ELI plus Seneca subjects. Earn up to four Seneca credits while in the ELI.

 

Fee itemsFees per Session (7 weeks / 1 level)Fees per Semester (14 weeks / 2 levels)
Tuition$3,269.25$6,538.50

After finishing Level 8, You will receive a Certificate of Standing from the ELI and you will be automatically registered in your program at Seneca. You will not have to take another English test.


Education pathway


Academic background and requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant

Mature applicants applying to degree programs must be 19 years old by the first day of scheduled classes and have been away from high school for at least two years

Mature applicants must meet all program-specific prerequisite courses. Pre-admission testing is not permitted to meet degree program prerequisites.

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 Functions (MCR3U), or equivalent course

China

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum grades of 60% or C in program-required subjects in the final year of high school

Supporting Documents

  • 3-year senior high school transcripts
  • Academic proficiency test (graded) (xueye shuiping ceshi) or upper middle school graduation exam (Huikao)
  • National college entrance examination (Gaokao)

India

Academic Requirements

Minimum grades of 40% in all Grade 12 subjects. Must have program-required subjects in the final year of high school

Supporting Documents

  • Grade 12 certificate awarded by CBSE or CISCE, with a transcript that clearly indicates the grades in percentage. or
  • Grade 12 predictive grades and grades 10 certificates, with a transcript that clearly indicate the grades in percentage (for the conditional offer only)

Additional Notes

  • Grades 10 math can be considered equivalent to Grade 11 math with a minimum of 40%
  • Grades 10 science cannot be considered equivalent to grade 12 biology/chemistry

Iran

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum grades of 60% (12 out of 20) in required program subjects

Supporting Documents

  • Upper secondary high school diploma (certificate of completion of secondary education)
  • Transcript (secondary school education report card)

Career opportunities

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Local-area Network Technician
  • Personal Computer Technician
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Helpdesk Support

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