Program Information

In a world of wireless communications shared between businesses, clients, and individuals, the Lambton College Wireless Networking two-year, four semester Ontario College Graduate Certificate prepares graduates with the skills needed for configuration and integration of wireless devices. Students can expect to train on and learn from the most advanced technologies in the design, operation, and management of wireless networks.

Curriculum will focus on the collection and transfer of data through wireless related areas such as networks, servers, embedded systems and other wireless technologies. The final semester will enhance all learning outcomes through a support project or co-operative education work term. Working in a variety that support and manage wireless information networks or as wireless server entrepreneurs, graduates will learn the skills needed for many exciting careers.

This Lambton College program is licensed to and delivered by Queen's College (PDF), a licensed private career college in Mississauga, Ontario. Students that are registered at Lambton in Mississauga are students of a public college and as such, will receive full credit from Lambton College for all Lambton College courses completed at the Queen's College campus in Mississauga. Students who meet program graduation requirements will graduate with a credential from Lambton College.

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Admission Requirements

A university degree in Electronics Science Engineering, Information Science Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Software Science Engineering, Telecommunications Science Engineering or related discipline.

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A college diploma or advanced diploma in electronics, electrical or computer technology.

The admissions process is competitive and meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee admission.

English Language Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate language proficiency by submitting one of the following scores:

  • IELTS of 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT 79
  • Passed Lambton Institute of English placement test 

Applicants from India, China, Vietnam, Philippines and Pakistan should note that IELTS is the only proficiency score accepted by the Study Direct Stream (SDS) program. Additional country-specific requirements may also be applicable.

Meeting the minimum English requirements does not guarantee admission. Students with higher English proficiency scores will receive priority in the admission assessment process.

Course List

WNW-1114: Data Communications & Security

This course introduces students to industry standard techniques with respect to network protocol suite--TCP/IP, network equipment installation and interconnection using fundamental routing and switching technologies; fundamental network system implementation and troubleshooting, network management and security.

WNW-1125: Fundamentals of RF Communications

This course details the requirements for RF communications. The course covers the following topics: frequency bands allocation; wave behavior in different frequency bands; wave propagation; antenna characteristics and antenna radiation pattern; path loss calculation for line of site and on-line of site environment; and link budget calculations.

WNW-1134: Enterprise WLAN Administration

This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills required to progress from traditional networking technologies into the more sophisticated world of data communications without wires. This course provides a hands-on guide to planning, designing, installing and configuring wireless LANs that prepares students for the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification. It provides also in-depth coverage of wireless networks with extensive step-by-step coverage of IEEE 802.11b/a/g/n implementation, design, security, and troubleshooting.

WNW-1143: Operating Systems for Wireless Networking

This course covers Microsoft Windows Server and Unix operating systems. This course covers fundamentals of Windows Server 2016 operating system, which includes installation and basic administrative tasks as well as troubleshooting and preventive maintenance techniques. This course is designed to prepare individuals for the responsibilities of being a Windows server 2016 administrator. It provides the knowledge, concepts, and skills necessary to install, customize and troubleshoot Windows 2016 server. This course also prepares students to work with UNIX operating system. Students will be introduced to UNIX using a similar, open source operating system called Linux, and will learn about the basic features and usage of the software.

WDI-1001: Workplace Diversity

By 2017, Statistics Canada projects that 1 in 5 of the Canadian Labour force will be from a visible minority. Intercultural competency is required for the Canadian workplace environment. The focus of this course is on workplace diversity, Canadian business practices and cross cultural communication skills. The goal is for students to be able to work more effectively in an intercultural environment.

WNW-2114: Advanced Wireless Security

This course presents significant security concerns in wireless network environments. Students discover why and how wireless networks are more susceptible to attacks than wired networks. Wireless network vulnerabilities including (but are not limited to) denial of service attacks (DOS), traffic redirection, eavesdropping, invasion and resource stealing are explained. Both the unencrypted and encrypted solutions for wireless security are introduced.

WNW-2124: Mobile Communications

Students are introduced to signal modulation and sampling, analog to digital conversion and digital to analog conversion. Concepts and design techniques in RF; mobile radio and personal communication systems; frequency allocations: cellular radio, frequency reuse, handoff and interference; mobile radio propagation and multiple access; FDMA, TDMA, CDMA, FDMA/TDMA and multi-carrier access (OFDM and OFDMA. Wide Area Networks including cellular networks (LTE, GSM and CDMA) are also covered.

WNW-2135: IP Telephony

This course introduces students to traditional circuit switching technologies as implemented in today's PSTNs, their functions, components and protocols. Further the course introduces VoIP standards with their Coding, Data transport and Signaling. Students build configuration skills using the Call Manager Express.

WNW-2144: Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualization

This course is designed to provide students understanding of topics to how to converge and manage storage, servers and networking environments that are critical to building virtualized data centers and cloud infrastructures. Students learn how to deploy the foundational information infrastructure technologies that comprise both the traditional and virtualized data centers.

CPP-1001: Co-op Preparation

This course will provide students with employment preparatory skills specifically related to Co-operative Education. This will include understanding the Co-operative Education & Internship Policy, understanding the support system available through the Co-op and Career Services department, utilizing social media, preparing effective cover letters & resume as well as the fundamentals of behavioural based interviewing.

Academic Break

WNW-3115: LTE Fundamentals Voice and Data

This course covers the fundamentals of LTE features and procedures. It gives an in-depth high-level understanding of the LTE Systems, radio access and core network architecture. Students also learn about VoLTE and IMS based VoLTE capabilities.

WNW-3124: Advanced Network Analysis and Design

This course introduces the students to the advanced mechanics of switches, routers and their associated protocols and algorithms. Students will configure these advanced protocols in various kinds of networks and will study their behavior and response. They design, test and troubleshoot enterprise routing domains based on real-life business and technology requirements.

WNW-3134: Emerging Networking Technologies

This course will examine emerging wireless technologies and communications strategies. It will cover the trends in mobile and other wireless systems, applications and services. Course content is updated for every edition to cover cutting-edge solutions and new trends in the wireless market. Students are encouraged to perform research and be up-to-date with emerging technologies.

CSD-4103: Project Management

One of the most in-demand IT skills today isn't really an IT skill: it's Project Management. As more and more demand is placed on IT departments, there is more demand for professionals who understand and can manage in a project based environment. Using the principles as defined in accepted industry Project Management standards, this course provides a hands on framework for how to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project. Through the use of lectures, labs and assignments, students look at all stages of project development, with an eye to the tips and tricks that make a successful project. In addition, this course prepares students to challenge the CompTIA Project+ or the Certified Associate in Project Management(CAPM)® certification exams. CAPM, and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management institute.

CPL-1049: Co-op Work Term*

Co-operative education provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to the workplace, undertake career sampling and gain valuable work experience that may assist students in leveraging employment after graduation. For further information regarding co-op, please refer to: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/co-op_and_career/

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CPL-5559: Applied Project

Work Integrated Learning Project is aimed at enriching student success by connecting different program areas of study, cutting across subject -matter lines, and emphasizing unifying concepts. The focus is on making connections, allowing students to engage in relevant, meaningful activities that are connected and practiced in real life. This will attempt to enhance and strengthen the student's employability prospects post-graduation by exposing them to skills and knowledge in demand from today's employers. Students are required to attend the scheduled shifts in the WIL office, reporting to the WIL Supervisor. Weekly real-world challenges are presented in the WIL office, designed by industry professionals. In addition to the weekly assigned deliverables, students are also offered professional development sessions, and exposed to industry guest speakers, enhancing their opportunity to develop their professional network.

*In order to be eligible to participate in a full-time Co-op Work Term (CPL-1049) students must have a GPA of 2.8 or greater.

Failing to do so will require the students to enroll in CPL-5559 WIL Project at an additional cost to the student.

See the Additional Fees tab for current fees.

Program Maps

Students are required to follow their prescribed program map and are not allowed to take unscheduled breaks for any reason.

Current Students

Current students can view program maps from previous years on the mylambton website. 

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Lambton College reserves the right to alter information including admission requirements and to cancel at any time a program or course; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies or changes in the job market; to change the pathways third-party certification bodies; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations or over-acceptance of offers of admission. In the event Lambton College exercises such a right, Lambton College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to Lambton College.

Technology Requirements

This program requires a laptop.

Employment Opportunities

Career positions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellular Network Technician
  • Wireless LAN Management and Support
  • Network Administrator
  • Wireless LAN Technician
  • Wireless Service Provider
  • Telecommunications Network Specialist

For information about post-graduate work eligibility for international students, please review the Post-Graduate Work Permit Program information.

For more information, please contact the appropriate campus:

Toronto
416-485-2098
lambton@cestarcollege.com
Mississauga
905-890-7833 x 222
lambton@queenscollege.ca
Sarnia/Main Campus
international@lambtoncollege.ca
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