Program Description The Computer Systems Technician – Networking (Fast Track) program is for students who have completed a college or university program and wish to get into the computer industry faster. This applied science program allows qualified college or university graduates to gain direct admission into the second year (third semester) of the two-year Computer Systems Technician - Networking program and receive their diploma in one year (two semesters). The areas covered in this School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program, which attracts university grads from around the world, include: Multi-vendor operating systems Data communications Networking Network security Network service and support Customer skills Communications for technology This diploma program includes an optimum balance between hands-on experience and theory. You work with state-of-the-art testing and measurement equipment in purpose-built labs, solidifying a strong foundation in network design and testing. In these labs, you delve inside PC hardware and learn the intricacies of operating systems, explore the latest in computer systems and networks technology and assemble and maintain systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities. Committed faculty members maintain a close watch on trends in the industry to ensure included topics reflect the ever-growing digital industry. Graduates of this program are prepared to handle technical support for the information systems, internet, intranets, extranets and telecom and wireless networks that exist in the real world.