Computer Network Technician

Certificate
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $4,702
START DATE: Fall 2020
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate Delivery
Fall 2020 Program Offerings

The Computer Network Electronics Technician program may require in-person shop sessions. All shops will be conducted with physical distancing and other necessary safety measures.

  • 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 Technician Courses

The Computer Network Technician (CNET) program, offered by CNC's Trades and Technology department, is a 31 week full-time program designed to prepare students for a career in Information Technology (IT). This program delivers the theory and practical application of supporting micro-computer hardware, software, operating systems and networking infrastructure. Students enrolled in the CNET program gain technical skills and experience with hands-on access to real-world equipment. The program is taught in a cross-platform lab environment with industry qualified instructors. After successful completion of the program, students will be able to install, configure, troubleshoot, administer, analyze, and secure computing devices within a network. Applicants applying to the CNET program should have an interest in the computer networking field as well as strong problem solving and communication skills. The Computer Network Technician Certificate program prepares the student to obtain worldwide recognized IT certifications from the following organizations: CompTIA - A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+ Cisco - Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Microsoft - Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA, Server) Electronics Technician Association - Customer Service Specialist (CSS) Fiber Optics Association - Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT)

Required Courses

    
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
CNET-201 Computer Technician Analyst 3 16 weeks
CNET-201L Computer Technician Analyst 0 16 weeks
CNET-202 Systems Support Analyst 3 16 weeks
CNET-202L Systems Support Analyst 0 16 weeks
CNET-205 Network Infrastructure 3 16 weeks
CNET-205L Network Infrastructure 0 16 weeks
CNET-269 Linux Administrator 3 16 weeks
CNET-269L Linux Administrator 0 16 weeks
CNET-276 Interconnecting Networks I 3 16 weeks
CNET-276L Interconnecting Networks I 0 16 weeks
CNET-267 Microsoft Enterprise Server 3 16 weeks
CNET-270 Cyber Security Foundations 3 16 weeks
CNET-267L Microsoft Enterprise Server 0 16 weeks
CNET-270L Cyber Security Foundations 0 16 weeks
CNET-277 Interconnecting Networks II 3 16 weeks
CNET-277L Interconnecting Networks II 0 16 weeks
CNET-278 Interconnecting Networks III 3 16 weeks
CNET-278L Interconnecting Networks III 0 16 weeks
CNET-282L Technical Work Skills 0 16 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 Alternate Delivery 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.