Bachelor degree programs in computer and communication networks
Bachelor Degree Programs in Computer and Communication
The advancement in computing, internet and networking technologies continues to transform our
personal, social and business lives. There is an increased reliance on technology to exchange
information and conduct business. This has resulted in a significant increase in the demand for
professionals who can create an appropriate blend of computer and communications technologies
and build a robust system which organizations can rely on.
However, such skills are in short supply in Canada. A bachelor degree program in applied
information sciences – computer and communication networks addresses the industry needs for
computer networking professionals. The program prepares students to become competent
networking and computer professionals who are capable of designing, developing and
implementing robust communication systems, meeting specific requirements of the organizations.
Bachelor of Applied Sciences – What Will You Study?
Centennial College’s bachelor degree program in applied sciences – computer and communication
networks offers a unique blend of technology and business subjects. The college has been granted
consent by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to deliver this program to address
The four-year computer networking and business communication course covers a wide range
of basic and advanced technology and business management subjects, including Computer
Network Fundamentals, Computer Architecture, Website Design and Development, Logic and
Problem Solving Strategies, Communication Skills, Economics, Financial Analysis, Mathematics,
Operating Systems Fundamentals, LAN Switching and Routing, Software Development
Programming, Statistics and Research Methods, Network Operating Systems, WAN Technologies,
Applied Ethics and Database Design and Modelling.
You will also study advanced technology and business subjects, including Organizational and Client
Relationships, Computer and Network Security, Communication Technology, Wireless Networks,
Voice Systems and Services, System Design and Analysis, Network Management, Voice Systems
and Services, Voice/IP Convergence, Management of Change and Innovation, Enterprise Network
Design, Business Consulting and Advanced Troubleshooting.
The program offers a unique blend of theory and practical. Along with classroom lectures, practical
hands-on computer networking training is also provided in the modern laboratories that are
specially engineered for the curriculum. The college laboratories are fully equipped facilities,
offering cellular networks, VoIP, wireless broadband and advanced routing and switching. The
course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced faculty with strong academic and industry
In addition to this, the degree program also incorporates a co-op work term during the summer
and between second and third year, in order to provide you with real world experience. This is an
opportunity to put your classroom learning into practice, understand the competitive and ever-
changing world of work and gain relevant industry contacts.
You may apply your academic credits towards further studies at the associated universities,
institutions or professional associations upon graduation. Alternatively, you can choose to pursue
your career as an IT project manager, technical account manager, business account manager,
network administrator, security analyst or project management analyst.
This program accepts applications from high school graduates as well as mature applicants.
However, eligibility criteria differ. In order to apply for this program, high school graduates need:
• Secondary school diploma or equivalent
• Six Grade 12 U, Grade 12M, or OAC credits with an overall average of at least 65%
(courses must include: English Grade 12U with 65% or higher, Math Grade 12U Advanced
Functions, math Grade 12U Calculus and Vectors and Math Grade 12U Mathematics of Data
Management or equivalent)
Mature applicants will need:
• To be at least 21 years of age by December 31 of the program year
• Transcripts – English Grade 12U, OAC or equivalent and Mathematics Grade 12U, OAC or
• Complete academic history
• A resume detailing work experience