Computer Network Electronics Technician
Computer Network Electronics Technician Certificate
The new updated Computer Network Electronics Technician certificate program has a practical career-oriented approach with emphasis on the installation, repair and maintenance of computers, servers, computer networks and electronic systems.
Employers have told us that they value Industry certifications in addition to the Camosun certificate. With this in mind, the Computer Network Electronics Technician program has been redesigned with a focus on several industry recognized certifications. These include:
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
- Comp TIA A+
- Security +
- Microsoft Server
- Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT)
Not only will you gain important knowledge and skills, but you'll be given the tools and practice to be more successful in acquiring these industry certifications.
What you'll learn
During the ten month, two and half semester program you'll gain:
- a thorough background in all aspects of computers from troubleshooting hardware to maintaining and installing operating systems and server software
- the essentials of networking that will prepare students to write the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) examination
- an overview of current technologies including home automation, PC security and embedded systems
- a knowledge of data communication technologies in both wireless and wired applications
- the electronic fundamentals in the areas of circuit analysis, digital systems, microprocessors, and communications
- a framework for project management from initial project specifications, construction, testing, and finalization
- essential employment skills including customer service, deportment, interview techniques, and employment research
- the necessary background needed to write the following certification examinations:
- CCNA, CompTi A+, CFOT, Microsoft Server, Security +
- the competencies listed in the blueprint of the International Electronics Technician Common Core.
Our program is delivered on a semester system with 14 teaching weeks, one exam week. You'll spend about 30 hours a week in the program with half the time spent in a lab environment.
You're given access to the labs from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm, 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.
Internship is an optional component of this program. Internship is paid work experience that can enable you to experience different employment fields and often leads to permanent employment.
As a graduate, you can seek employment at an entry level in the network management, computer maintenance or industrial consumer repair fields.
After graduating you'll be prepared for:
- installation and maintenance of computer networking systems
- installation, repair and maintenance of microprocessor based equipment
- maintenance and repair of personal computers
- computer-aided design (CAD)
- analog and digital circuit assembly, installation, repair and maintenance
- consumer electronics
- technical sales support.
Alternatively, you may choose to enter one of the Technician specialty programs offered at other colleges across Canada and the United States. Talk to the department chair about your options.
Camosun College teaches the Cisco Networking Academy® Program. Cisco is the largest manufacturer of computer network equipment in the world, and the Cisco Networking Academy® is widely recognized by corporations, institutions and industry groups.
Last updated: April 18, 2013 9:10 am