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 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.
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.
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