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I got accepted in two different computer courses I applied to in two different colleges. I just need help deciding because I dont really know who to ask. I dont know whats better between the two. So here they are:

1) Computer & Network Support Technician - Humber College
http://www.humber.ca/program/compute...ort-technician

2) Computer Systems Technician - George Brown College
http://www.georgebrown.ca/Marketing/...caet/T141.aspx

Humber College is closer to my house in which I do not have to worry about transportation I can just ask my dad to drop me off. But George Brown I will have to spend maybe about $260+ a month for transportation alone!!! Im from Canada by the way.

Thanks guys! Any advice is appreciated!
 
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Well I'm a computer engineer student on my last year of college so, from my experience, I would go for 2). Computer Systems has more recognition and variety: from there, if you have the chance, you can specialize in a more specific area. Network support, besides being an area that I don't personally enjoy as much as others, is more specific, leaving you with less choices for the future if you don't like it.

Consider that my advise is made on my personal experience and the european culture towards this area.

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Humber looks like the better program to me. Plus its closer and you will save money. Tbh, it doesnt really matter where you go, both colleges look like they about the same level and you will learn a lot more once you start your job then you will in school.
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Originally Posted by lambecrikas View Post
Well I'm a computer engineer student on my last year of college so, from my experience, I would go for 2). Computer Systems has more recognition and variety: from there, if you have the chance, you can specialize in a more specific area. Network support, besides being an area that I don't personally enjoy as much as others, is more specific, leaving you with less choices for the future if you don't like it.

Consider that my advise is made on my personal experience and the european culture towards this area.

Hope I helped
Hold on there, you can go into a lotta different things with networking. If you want to specialize in specific areas then get a certification. Bachelors degrees dont specialize all that much, just general areas.
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Hold on there, you can go into a lotta different things with networking. If you want to specialize in specific areas then get a certification. Bachelors degrees dont specialize all that much, just general areas.
I meant that from Computer Systems you could specialize in networks, for example. And if you choose something related to networks you'll be more restricted to make future choices
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I vote for #1 too. Networking is one of the best thing you can go into.
     
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I meant that from Computer Systems you could specialize in networks, for example. And if you choose something related to networks you'll be more restricted to make future choices
I dont mean to argue, but that is not entirely true either. If you get you bachelors in networking, you can easily move from networking to network security from on the job training. Or going from network admin to programmer in the same company as long as you know your c++ and java. As long as you have your bachelors and know what you are doing for the field you want to work in, you will be fine. Chances are you may like programming right now and change your mind in the future. Thats what books are for
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Or going from network admin to programmer in the same company as long as you know your c++ and java.
Something is so wrong in your side of the ocean... But that's what I said: my experience is on europe and we (engineers) have the German way of thinking.

Of course we're not arguing, we're just helping the kid to decide
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heres the thing , networking can be covered with other professional courses like CCNP and cisco's other qualifications which you end up doing anyway if you are into networking but if you choose something like say even systems management you have a future in going up the job levels in your office and even sometimes be in the managerial level pretty soon but if you have only the technical knowledge the chances of you going that far is less and you ll be stuck as a technician for a very long time and also you will have to renew your qualifications like CCNP to keep up with the technology and to keep up with the younger crowd, this is just my opinion but i too im doing a degree in network engineering
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Thank you guys!! I appreciate all your advices, Im just making a tally to help me decide. So far its leaning towards humber, due to ppl saying networking is where most of the action is and i'll be spending zero dollars for transportation. Though Systems technician is much flexible which is good for the future. Keep'em coming guys!
 
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