Microcomputer and Networking Systems Technology

Microcomputer and Networking Systems Technology Training in Montreal

Individuals trained in microcomputer and networking systems provide problem solving services to network users.  They are typically responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting and administering the use of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) mainframe networks, computer workstations, and connections to the internet.  It was only a few years ago that the terms Internet, intranet and extranet were used only in very specialized environments.  Now they are part of the everyday vocabulary.  The widespread use of the Internet has led to the use of routers, proxies, firewalls, VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and now cloud computing and virtualization.  The new technologies that have evolved in the last few years have also led to such internet-business terms as B2B, B2C and M2M. Our program is in constant evolution from year to year as the ever-increasing changes in industry dictate changes to course content. 

This program provides students with the skills and competencies needed to install, configure and maintain microcomputers, workstation and network operating systems such Windows and LINUX; install and administer networks and internet/extranet services such as Web servers and Electronic Mail, understand and practice the concepts of cloud computing and virtualization. Areas of study include technical support, UNIX operating systems, network operating systems, managing an enterprise network, Microsoft based systems, and Linux operating systems.

Program length: 15.5 months (25 hours/week, M-F) includes 12 week internship

Careers in Microcomputer and Networking Systems Technology

The Microcomputer and Networking Systems program prepares graduates for employment opportunities with computer support organizations that consult with clients on the installation and maintenance of computer networks.

Examples of employers for these positions include: Group Access, DMS Consulting, Michael Kors, JP Metal, Arinc, Jesta I.S.

Examples of possible job titles include: Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Technical Support Specialist, Network Specialist, Network Operations Analyst, Network Administrator

Sample average starting salary range: $32,240 – $36,400

2015 employment statistic: 100% of available graduates were employed in a related field.

*Statistics based on most recent available

Microcomputer and Networking Systems Technology Courses in Montreal



  • Introduction to Computing & Application Software
  • Computer Architecture
  • Peripherals
  • Electronics for Network Specialists
  • Introduction to Networking
  • The Windows Operating System
  • Mathematics for Network Specialists
  • Web Server Installation
  • Communication Protocols
  • Communication and Electronic Mail
  • Technical Support
  • The UNIX Operating System
  • Network Operating System
  • Managing an Enterprise Network
  • Project
  • Work Internship




• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
  One school year interruption from full-time studies
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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