Computer Network Electronics Support Technician, Certificate

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Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

Yes

Length

8-12 months

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The Computer Network Electronics Technician certificate program has a practical career-oriented approach, giving you the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to be able to install, repair, and maintain computers, servers, computer networks, and electronic systems.

 

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Certificate or Advanced Certificate

Graduates of the one year Computer Network Electronics Support Technician option are prepared to work in a number of roles in both the IT and electronics industry in both public and private industries at the maintenance level of systems.

Graduates of the advanced certificate in Computer Network Electronics Technician option will be able to implement, design and configure network systems along with implementing advanced server systems and network security.

Hands-on learning

You'll spend approximately half of your program time in our six dedicated labs, which contain some of the most modern instrumentation found in any North American college.

The program also includes an optional internship component for both options, offered through Co-operative Education and Career Services. This paid work will enable you to experience different employment fields and may even lead to permanent employment.

After graduation

As a graduate of the Computer Network Electronics Support Technician option, you may work as a computer technician, electronics assembler or installer, or security systems technician in installation and repair of computer networking systems.

As a graduate of the advanced certificate in Computer Network Electronics Technician, you may work at an entry level in the network management, computer maintenance, or industrial or consumer repair fields.

Skills you'll gain

You don't need any previous knowledge of computers or electronics to enrol in this program. By the time you graduate, you'll possess a wide variety of skills, such as: installation and maintenance of computer networking systems; maintenance and repair of personal computers; maintenance and repair of server systems; analog and digital circuit assembly, installation, repair, and maintenance; installation, repair, and maintenance of microprocessor-based equipment; and technical sales support.

In addition, graduates of the Advanced Certificate will also have the skills to implement workstation security; install and maintain home automation systems; and configure and set up advanced servers.

Certifications

Employers value industry certifications in addition to the Camosun credentials. This program focuses on several industry recognized certifications and takes a practical career-oriented approach to learning with emphasis on the installation, repair and maintenance of computers, servers, computer networks and electronic systems. Students have an opportunity to graduate after two terms of studies or to continue on for a third academic term.

Students in the Computer Network Electronics Support Technician program will have the option of taking vendor exams such as:

Students in the Computer Network Electronics Technician advanced certificate program may additionally take:

Why become a Computer Network Electronics Technician?

This program will prepare you for an in-demand, exciting career. Because the curriculum is in line with industry demands, you’ll graduate with full competency for the work place. Computer Network Electronics Technicians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of computer networking systems, microprocessor-based equipment and personal computers. Your knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD), analog and digital circuit assembly, consumer electronics and technical sales support will make you an invaluable member of any IT firm.

An investment in your career

In only 12 months, you’ll be ready for a career as a Computer Network Electronics Technician and prepared to write the certification exams for CCNA, CompTi A+, CFOT, CPCT, Microsoft Server MS 410 and MS 411, CompTIA Security+, and LPIC to set you up for entry into an in-demand field. Alternatively in only 8 months you’ll be ready for a career as a Computer Network Electronics Support Technician and prepared to write the certification exams for CCENT, CompTi A+, and Microsoft Server MS 410.

 

Estimated Tuition Fees

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$6,496 (domestic)

$7,269 (domestic with Co-op)

$15,190 (international)

$16,760 (international with Co-op)

Additional Student Fees

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.

Year 1

In your first term you'll learn the fundamentals of network systems, circuit analysis, and microprocessors. In your second term, you’ll expand your knowledge of network systems, circuit analysis, data transmission, and server fundamentals.

Year 2

In your optional 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.

Optional Internship

The co-op or internship is an optional component of the program. It is paid work experience that can enable you to experience different employment fields and often leads to permanent employment.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the September intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in ENGL 092 
  • C in ENGL 103 
  • C in ENGL 130 
  • C in ENGL 142 
  • C in ELD 092  
  • C in ELD 097 
  • C in ELD 103 

And one of:

  • C in Pre-calculus 11 or Applications of Math 12 or Foundations of Math 11
  • C in MATH 072 
  • C in MATH 073 
  • C in MATH 075 
  • C in MATH 077 
  • C in MATH 135
  • C in MATH 137
  • C in MATH 139 

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

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Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

Chair - Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Amar Bouallouche

Amar Bouallouche

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Amar has more than 25 years of teaching experience in the field of electrical engineering which includes 19 years at Camosun College, Victoria, BC. He ... Read more

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Ian Browning

Ian Browning

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Ian initially trained as an electro-mechanical design apprentice in the telecommunications field followed by further studies and industrial experience ... Read more

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 Ian Cameron

Ian Cameron

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Justin Curran

Justin Curran

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

After completing his Technology diploma program at Camosun College, Justin bridged to the University of Victoria and now holds a degree in Electrical ... Read more

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Trevor Curtis

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Gurbinder Dhade

Gurbinder Dhade

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Mel Dundas

Mel Dundas

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Kelly Holmquist

Lab Technologist, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Sahitya Yadav Kandur

Sahitya Yadav Kandur

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Dr. Sahitya Yadav Kandur received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India in 2017, and Post Doctoral res ... Read more

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Scott Karlen

Lab Technologist, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Minsu Kim

Lab Technologist, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Wayne Mayes

Wayne Mayes

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Godfried Pimlott

Godfried Pimlott

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

BSc (Physics) UVIC 1987 BEng (Communications and Signal Processing)  UVIC 1991 Instructor, Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology, Ca ... Read more

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Todd Rayson

Todd Rayson

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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 Lindsay Stretch

Lindsay Stretch

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma – Camosun (1989) Electronics Engineering Technology Diploma – Camosun (1994) Electronics Engineering Bri ... Read more

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 Joyce van de Vegte

Joyce van de Vegte

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Joyce van de Vegte completed her B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science in 1985 and her M.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1988, both at the University of T ... Read more

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James van Oort

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Phil Vreugdenhil

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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John Yang

John Yang

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

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Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering

Dr. Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon accomplished the uncommon feat of receiving each of her three degrees in a different language - Persian, Turkish and E ... Read more
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Contact information

Electronics and Computer Engineering

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
Technologies Centre
4461 Interurban Road
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4433

duncana@camosun.bc.ca

 

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