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Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Highlights

This program provides students with the necessary skill and knowledge to plan, install, and provide routine control over and manage exceptional situations in relation to quality communications network services in an information system. It provides in-depth knowledge of evaluating communications hardware, software, and transmission service alternatives against changing business requirements, maintaining links with network suppliers, monitoring network performance, providing support for systems, localizing and rectifying faults in networks and handling non-routine user/customer problems, and providing expertise and practical assistance in delivering service that complies with statutory and other standards, as well as strategic and tactical plans.

Career Opportunities

Recent studies indicate that strong growth in IT jobs, especially for skilled Computer and Network Operators, are expected over the next few years. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Operator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Technician


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:


  • Keyboarding
    Minimum 25 words per minute (WPM)
  • Office Skills
    Personal Computer Fundamentals for Technical Users, Internet Fundamentals, and basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook
  • Operating Systems
    Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Database Management
    Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Business Skills
    Business Correspondence Level 1, Customer Service, Workplace Success/Intrapreneurship, and Project Management Fundamentals Level 1
  • Simulations and Drills
    Practical Applications – 1 Unit
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Thought Patterns for a Successful Career
  • PC Troubleshooting
    CompTIA A+ 220-1001 and CompTIA A+ 220-1002
  • Computer Networking
    CompTIA Network +
  • Microsoft Server
    Microsoft Windows 10 (MD-100)


  • Computer Networking
    CompTIA Security +
  • Microsoft Server
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Installing and Configuring, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Administering, and Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Configuring Advanced Services
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
    Job Search and Resume Writing
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  • Anticipated salary:

    C$39,897 – C$79,129 (Information from PayScale Canada)

  • Program Duration:

    67 Weeks

  • Program Notes:

    Tuition fees include student manuals and all other course materials. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify.

    Graduation requirements: Students must achieve a 75% average to obtain a diploma.

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