Installation, maintenance and repair
You’ll gain important knowledge and skills, and be given practical tools to be more successful in acquiring industry certifications.
What to expect
The Computer Network Electronics Technician program consists of three academic terms over 12 months. You will have the option of graduating after the first year if you are interested in entry-level work, or you can stay on for a third and final semester where you will learn some more advanced topics in both networking and servers.
You'll spend about 30 hours a week in the program with half your time spent in computer laboratories. You're given access to the labs from 7:30am to 10:30pm, allowing plenty of time to master the subject matter. Our six labs contain some of the most modern instrumentation found in any North American college.
You’ll gain a thorough background in all aspects of computers from troubleshooting hardware to maintaining and installing operating systems and server software. In addition, you will learn the fundamental properties of both analog and digital circuitry along with the correct use of modern test instrumentation.
Internships & Co-ops
An internship is an optional component of either program. It is paid work experience that can enable you to experience different employment fields and often leads to permanent employment.
The Co-operative Education Designation is an optional component of the advanced certificate option if taken prior to the final academic term.
In your first term you’ll learn the fundamentals of network systems, PC systems, DC circuit analysis, digital circuits, and microprocessors.
In your second term, you’ll expand your knowledge of network systems, AC circuit analysis, data transmission, and PC server fundamentals, and will develop technical writing skills.
Term three is an optional term. You can choose to graduate with a support technician certificate, or continue on for the advanced certificate. In your final term, you'll expand your knowledge of data communication technologies in both wireless and wired applications, explore more advanced server configurations including Linux server workstation security issues, and be introduced to home/industrial automation.