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bachelor

Degree

Computer Networking Technician Certificate

bachelor

Degree

Computer Networking Technician Certificate

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $15,965 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    9 months

  • PGWP

    9 months

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-May-2023 2023-05-01

Overview

Computer Networking Technician Certificate

Computer networking technicians are called “network mechanics” because of their ability to solve problems in all kinds of network environments. 

Computer Networking Technician is an intensive certificate program that will help you launch a career in less than a year. The program is available full-time at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. 

You’ll learn the fundamentals of information technology (IT) with an emphasis on a hands-on approach to installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing computer networking systems and equipment.

Over nine months, you’ll study IT specialties, including:

  • desktop support
  • server infrastructure
  • network infrastructure
  • Linux
  • security

Equipment is provided for onsite lab learning, including Cisco routers and switches, desktop PCs, and small business servers. 

You’ll have the opportunity to build complex networked computer systems to further your knowledge of working systems.

Leading industry representatives volunteer their time and input on the program advisory committee to ensure that your training is in tune with evolving trends and demands in the workplace.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the Cisco Regional Academy for Saskatchewan. The big advantage for you is that most of your courses are designed around industry-recognized certifications

Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Computer Networking Technician program will prepare you to:

  • write the exam for Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation; and
  • write other industry-recognized exams for Cisco, CompTIA, and Microsoft certifications.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$20,765

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,032
Accommodation 1 bed room $4,800
Tuition 1 person $15,965

Hourly wage

Min wage

13 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
5
listening
5
writing
5
speaking
5
reading

TOEFL

81
19
listening
19
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

63
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: 105 

Applicants may be conditionally waitlisted and/or conditionally accepted where proof of registration in an English language Centre program is provided. 

Proof must include a specified date by which the individual is anticipated to meet the ELP requirement.

Successful completion of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic-recognized ESL program from a Canadian college or university, if it is considered equivalent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s required TOEFL iBT or IELTS admission requirements. 

Proficiency equivalents will be reviewed by Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s International Admissions Representative in consultation with the relevant program head. Registrar approval will be required.

Pre-EAP

If you are just starting to learn English with an IELTS score of less than 5.5, you can take Pre-EAP courses to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
Pre-EAP (CW L1)
Below 4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L2)
4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L3)
4.5
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L4)
5.0 (no band <4.5)
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online

EAP 

Advance your social and academic English skills with these courses to achieve the IELTS level needed to begin your program study at Sask Polytech.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
EAP 1
5.5
15 weeks
$4,500
January and May
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon
EAP 2
6.0
15 weeks
$4,500
May and September
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon

Find your level

 IELTSTOEFL iBTPTEDuolingo
Pre-EAP (CW L2)4.0282460
Pre-EAP (CW L3)4.5323070
(no band <50)
Pre-EAP (CW L4)5.0354080
(no band <60)
EAP 15.5464590
(no band <70)
EAP 26.0
(no band <5.5;
at least one band >6.0)
6250100 
(no band <80)

Academic background and requirement

  • Grade 12 with Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or Foundations of Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20*

*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: 

  • Math A30

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. 

Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.

Career opportunities

  • IT Network Technician
  • Network Analyst
  • Desktop Support
  • Computer Network Technician
  • User Support Technician

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