Computer Network Electronics Technician

Certificate
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $4,702
START DATE: Fall 2020
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Live on the cutting edge of technology

A Computer/Network Electronics Technician (CNET) certificate can pave the way for you to enter the IT field as a support technician, a networking technician, a data cable installer, or get involved with emerging technologies.

The program offers state of the art labs and real world equipment that will give hands-on training in:

  • Foundation computer technology
  • Network fundamentals
  • Operating systems
  • Microsoft and Linux network systems

You’ll be prepared to write industry standard certification exams from the following organizations:

You can find CNC graduates of this program everywhere, from working in computer shops to providing support to the RCMP and Canada Post, and even working on ocean cruise lines.

Computer Network Electronics Technician Courses

The program is oriented toward microcomputers and network hardware and software, both at the component and the system level. It covers installation, configuration, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, optimization, and testing.

Required Courses

    
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CNET-285 Technical Doc & Project Skills 3 17 weeks
CNET-277 Routing & Switching Essentials 3 17 weeks
CNET-269 Novell Network Software 3 17 weeks
CNET-267 Microsoft Network Software 3 17 weeks
CNET-265 Advanced Topics 3 17 weeks
CNET-252 Operating Systems 3 15 weeks
CNET-253 Computer Hardware I 3 15 weeks
CNET-266 Data Cable Installation 3 15 weeks
CNET-276 CCNA Introduction to Networks 3 15 weeks
CNET-280 MS Office Software for IT Pro 3 15 weeks

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2020 Prince George In Class 1 year

Entry Requirements

  1. Grade 12 (with English 12 or English 12: First Peoples, Communications 12, or Technical and Professional Communications 12), ABE/CCP Advanced Certificate, or GED Certificate.
  2. One of the following (or its equivalent):
    • Foundations of Math 11
    • Pre-calculus 11
    • MATH 042
    • MATH 044
    • MATH 045
  3. Applicants are strongly recommended to have taken, in the past five years, or have a strong working knowledge of:
    • Typing 11 (20 wpm)
    • Computer Science (11 or 12)
    • Data Processing (11 or 12)

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Selection process

When there are too many applicants for the number of seats, the following criteria will be used to select the class:

  1. Math 11, MATH 044, MATH 045, MATH 041 and 042, Applications of Math 11, or equivalent, with a grade of “B” or higher, contributes 2 points
  2. Successful completion of a secondary or post-secondary computer course featuring at least 25 hours of instruction in the last three years contributes 1 point per course, to a maximum of 2 points

Invest in your future

The estimated cost for this program is $4,702.
  • Semester 1: $2,395
  • Semester 2: $2,307

These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.

Information about books for this program will be given out on the first day of orientation.

Paying for college

We're here to help. You can apply for scholarships and bursaries through CNC. We can also help you find loans and other funding. Visit Financial aid to find out how. 

Salaries and employment

Looking for a job? Check the student employment opportunities or trades training job board.

International Fees

The estimated cost for this program is $13,540.

This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.