Network Technician


Preparing you for a stimulating, in-demand career, the Network Technician course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts including security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional.

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Live, online instruction

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About This Course

This course has been developed in partnership with the First Nations Technology Council, Royal Roads University, and CISCO Academy. The course is delivered to learners wishing to pursue a career as a Network Technician. Participants will have the opportunity to learn through some virtual reality learning provided through packet tracer and AR/VR technology.

Learning Outcomes

  • Select the appropriate computer components to build, repair, or upgrade computers
  • Explain how to correctly use tools and safely work in a lab
  • Install components to build, repair, or upgrade computers
  • Perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on computers
  • Install Windows operation systems
  • Perform management and maintenance of Windows operating systems
  • Configure computers to communicate on a network
  • Configure devices to connect to the Internet and Cloud services
  • Explain how to use, configure, and manage laptops and mobile devices
  • Explain how to configure, secure, and troubleshoot mobile, macOS, and Linux operating systems
  • Outline procedure to install and share a printer
  • Implement basic host, data, and network security
  • Summarize the roles and responsibilities of the IT professional
  • Share Network Technician concepts and skills with your community
  • Apply Network Technician concepts and skills with your community
  • Apply strategies for successful test-taking

Credentials earned upon completion

  • CISCO IT Essentials Certificate
  • CompTIA A+ Certificate
  • Technology Council Certificate of Completion
  • Royal Roads Community Education Certificate of Completion

You'll Gain

Specific skills and certifications toward your chosen career path.

You'll Need to Have

An internet connection and basic to proficient computer skills including; laptop operation and maintenance, video conferencing, MS office as well as some knowledge/experience within the area you’re interested in pursuing.

Job Outlook

There are approximately 5,800 people in BC working as a Network Technician, earning between $20-$50 per hour. The 2021-2023 job outlook is good for this field.

Learner Supports


This course is funded for Indigenous Peoples ages 18+ living in BC.


Equipment and technology required for this course is provided.

Support Team

Our caring staff are always available for 1:1 meetings.


Learners are eligible to apply for funding to cover some living expenses.


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