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)
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.
- 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.
- One of the following (or its equivalent):
- Foundations of Math 11
- Pre-calculus 11
- MATH 042
- MATH 044
- MATH 045
- 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.
When there are too many applicants for the number of seats, the following criteria will be used to select the class:
- 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
- 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.
The estimated cost for this program is $14,225.
This cost is an estimate and subject to change. This does not include registration fees, text books, medical insurance or living expenses.