Computer Network Technician

Certificate
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 1 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Estimated at $4,702
START DATE: Fall 2022
DELIVERY:
  • Alternate Delivery
Seats are limited!

Seats are limited! Get your application and transcripts in. Acceptances are awarded on a first-qualified, first accepted basis.

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

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.

Careers

Upon graduation of this program, you will be employable in a variety of work environments:

  • Computer shops
  • Help Desks
  • Public Services
  • Private Services
  • Self Employment

What you will learn

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:

 

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 2022 Prince George In Class 1 year

Entry Requirements

  1. High school graduation or equivalent
  2. English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (minimum “C-“) or English 050 or English 051 or equivalent 3.
  3. Foundations of Mathematics 11 (minimum “C-“) or Math 043 or equivalent 

Note: Applicants are strongly recommended to have strong typing skills and to have taken, in the past five years, one or more of the following high school courses:

  1. Computer Programming (11 or 12)
  2. Computer Information Systems (11 or 12)

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

Limited admission

A program with a limited number of seats per intake and is on a “first qualified, first admitted” basis.

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. Check the fee schedule for more details.

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.

 

Highlights

75%
Employment Rate
Percent of students who graduated from this program and found employment in a related field.
$60,170
Median Salary
Annual provincial median salary in this field according to Work BC.
2,710
Job Openings
Total expected job openings in this field by 2029 according to Work BC.