Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician, Certificate

Connecting the world. 

Gain the skills and knowledge for an in-demand career as a Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician.

Cybersecurity & Network Technology

Program at a glance



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options


Open to International



8-12 months

Co-ops and internships

Alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work, better preparing you to embark on your career after graduation.
Learn more

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.


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

      Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024

      Estimated tuition

      Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

      Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician, Certificate

      $9,422 (domestic)
      $17,390 (international)

      Cybersecurity & Network Support Technician, Certificate, Internship designation 

      $10,099 (domestic)

      Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

      For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

      Student fees

      In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

      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.

      Financial Aid & Awards 

      Curriculum & courses

      Admission Requirements

      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 Application of Math 12
      • C in MATH 072 
      • C in MATH 073 
      • C in MATH 075 
      • C in MATH 077  
      • C in MATH 139 


      • Successful completion of the Computer and Engineering Technician Access 


      When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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

      Ready to get started?

      Apply today

      Missing admission requirements?

      You may be able to take an assessment or upgrade with us.

      Need help applying?

      Find out more on How to Apply or speak to an Admissions Advisor.

      Contact us

      If you have admissions questions contact us today!

      If you have questions about what you can expect to learn in your technology classes contact

      Faculty/staff profile

      Alan Duncan

      Alan Duncan

      Instructor - Electronics and Computer Engineering
      TEC 210
      Full bio

      Faculty/staff profile

      Ian Browning

      Ian Browning

      Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering
      250–370–4432, 250-370-3329
      Full bio

      Faculty/staff profile

      Sahitya Yadav Kandur

      Sahitya Yadav Kandur

      Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering
      Full bio

      Faculty/staff profile

      Godfried Pimlott

      Godfried Pimlott

      Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering
      Full bio

      Faculty/staff profile

       Lindsay Stretch

      Lindsay Stretch

      Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering
      Full bio

      Faculty/staff profile


      James van Oort

      Department Chair, Electronics and Computer Engineering

      Faculty/staff profile

      John Yang

      John Yang

      Acting Chair, Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering
      Technologies Building
      Full bio

      Faculty/staff profile

      Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

      Mozhgan Moazzen zadeh-Bacon

      Instructor, Electronics and Computer Engineering
      Full bio

      Cybersecurity & Network Technology

      Learn More

      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



      Admissions questions: