Cybersecurity & Network Technology

Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician, Certificate

Connecting the world. In only two semesters or 8 months, you’ll be ready for a career as a Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician. There are many certifications that you can choose to write while at Camosun. Its up to you which ones you want to achieve. No matter which you chose, an exciting in demand career awaits you.

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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Cybersecurity & Network Technology

Maintain and Protect

Start in September

This program has a practical career-oriented approach, that gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to be able to install, repair, secure and maintain computers, servers and computer networks. As a graduate of this one-year program you're prepared to work in a number of roles in the IT industry maintaining systems.

Cybersecurity & Network Technology

Cybersecurity is an area of growing importance as the impact of a security breach has huge consequences for companies both in terms of productivity and privacy, as well as financially. The demand for security professionals with skills to protect systems from attack continues to grow. This program is ideal if you're looking for entry level or help desk roles. You'll have the option to sit a number of industry recognized certifications that employers are looking for, as well as continuing on to the Cybersecurity & Network Technology Diploma program if you wish.

Why become a Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician?

This program prepares 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. Cybersecurity & Network Support Technicians are responsible for the installation and maintenance of computer networking systems and personal computers. In addition, you will have the fundamental knowledge needed to secure modern computer systems which will make you an invaluable member of any IT firm.

Hands-on learning

You'll spend approximately half of your program time in our dedicated labs, where you'll get the opportunity to apply your knowledge on real equipment from computers to enterprise routers. You can also experience working for a company if you take the optional Co-Op component offered through the Co-operative Education and Career Services department. 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 Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician program, you may work as an IT support specialist or Help desk support specialist in installation and repair of computer networking systems.

You have the option of continuing on to the Cybersecurity & Network Technology diploma program. Those who stay for the technology diploma, will build on the fundamental skills learned in the technician program and gain a deeper understanding and a more enriched skill set allowing them to take on systems design roles.

Skills you'll gain

You don't need any previous knowledge of computers or networks 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, and technical sales support.

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. You have an opportunity to graduate after two terms of studies or to continue on for a second academic year.

Students in theCybersecurity & Network Support Technician program will have the option of taking industry exams such as:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Server+
  • Python PCAP

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

    Program outline

    For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

    Program outline

    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 Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician program consists of only two academic terms starting in September and ending at the end of April. You can graduate at this point or choose to take a Co-Op work term. Alternatively, you can stay for a second year where you will learn more advanced topics in both networking, server security, cloud computing and graduate with a Cybersecurity & Network Technology diploma.

    You'll spend about 25 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.

    You’ll gain a thorough background in all aspects of computers from troubleshooting hardware to maintaining and installing operating systems and server software.

    Year 1

    In your first term you'll learn the fundamentals of network systems, computer systems, introduction to Linux operating systems, and cybersecurity essentials. In your second term, you’ll expand your knowledge of network systems, Workstation security, programming on Python and server fundamentals.

    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.

      Tuition and fees

      Estimated tuition fees

      Effective from September 1, 2022, to August 31, 2023

      Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician, Certificate

      $9,233* (domestic)
      $17,000** (international)

      Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician, Certificate, Internship designation 

      $9,898* (domestic)
      $18,600** (international)

       

      *Figures are approximate. Tuition estimates are for the entire program. Tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

      **International tuition estimates are for the entire program.

      Financial assistance

      You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

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      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 Math 11 
      • C in Applications of Math 12
      • 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 details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

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      If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your technology classes contact techinfo@camosun.ca

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       Joyce van de Vegte

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      For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

      Contact information

      Electronics and Computer Engineering Department

      Campus location

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

      Location link

      Interurban Campus

      250-370-4213

      yang@camosun.ca

       

      International Admissions

      International students please contact International Admissions