2 years | undergraduate Diploma

Computer Systems


Available in • January • May • September

Become a leader in the network industry

By advancing into the Information Technology industry, students will become qualified to work within many different job sectors to either support, install, design, or even manage computer networking and technical support. Over the past few years, this technological era has doubled the demand for IT professionals, opening doors for thousands of individuals who seek work in this field in Canada.

This two-year undergraduate program will prepare the student to fill the role of technical support in the dynamic and expanding field of client/server comput­ing, enterprise networks, administration and Internet management. In addition, this program provides a job placement in it’s last semester to allow students to grasp a deeper knowledge of the application aspect of this field.

The courses are constantly evolving to incorporate a blend of leading edge and traditional technologies to meet the needs of local employers. This program is well suited to people who are interested in computers, but not math, physics or electronics. Many of the courses in this program train the students towards obtaining Microsoft, A+ and Network + certifications.

Students will learn how to design and implement network infrastructures of enterprise networks to help maintain computer systems and networks of organisations. Whether you are installing computer systems, or solving technical problems, your qualification gives you access into the opportunity-filled technological world. 

Once students receive their St. Lawrence College Diploma, they are eligible to apply for their Post Graduate Work Permit.

The Computer Systems Technician program content prepares students for employment in a variety of roles in this burgeoning industry. Graduates can find stable employment in:

    • Hardware/software support
    • Network administration
    • Help desk support
    • Internet resource management
    • Network support and installation
    • Network design


COMP 203 - Networking 1
COMP 1111 - Introduction to Databases
MATH 8 - Intro Computer Mathematics
COMP 82 - MS Client Operating System
COMP 83 - Linux 1
COMP 905 - Programming 1
COMM 110 - Communications for College


COMP 30 - Computer Hardware Systems
COMP 3014 - Networking 2
COMP 66 - OS Scripting
COMP 68 - Linux 2
COMP 2111 - Advanced Databases
GENE - General Education Course


COMP 67 - Technical Support Procedures
CARE 10 - Career Strategies for Computing Professionals
COMP 930 - Programming 2
COMP 77 - Cloud Computing 1
COMP 213 - Windows Server
GENE - General Education Course
COMP 105 - Ethics and Computer Security Best Practices


COMP 63 - Work Placement
COMP 207 - Cloud Computing 2
COMP 223 - Networking 3
COMP 79 - Emerging Technologies
GENE - General Education Course

*Courses are subject to change

The tuition and fees include tuition, compulsory ancillary (like health insurance), and international student recovery fees for each semester.

FALL 2023 - SPRING 2024

First Semester: $8,835

Second Semester: $8,705

Third Semester: $8,705

Fourth Semester: $8,705

* Tuition fees are subject to change.

Students must have the following academic requirements to be eligible:

    • Secondary School Diploma or mature student status;
    • Completion of Grade 10 Math and Grade 12 English or equivalents;

Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve the minimum requirements of:

  • Overseas applications from China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam and the Philippines (SDS): Overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0 issued in past 24 months
  • All other applicants: Overall Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 issued in past 24 months

For a complete list of the accepted English proficiency tests and SLC partnered ESL Pathway programs please visit St. Lawrence's proof of proficiency list

Admissions open for the Winter intake

Last seats available

January 2024

Start date January

Programs available:

Reminder: Monday, October 9th, is the Thanks Giving Holiday and Alpha College will be closed.