The Telecommunications Networking Technician program is an intensive 45-week certificate program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. It provides practical and analytical training in telecommunications and basic computer networking. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on training with the same equipment you are likely to use in your career.
Over three semesters, you will learn how to safely install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a wide range of telecommunications equipment and computer-network cabling. You will learn about various types of transport mediums and protocols that are relevant to current state-of-the-art technologies such as fibre optics and wireless communications.
The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the technician level. Students will also obtain international recognition upon completion of the CFOT and CPCT certifications from the Fiber Optic Association Inc.
As the telecommunications industry continues to grow and evolve, the demand for technicians remains strong. Graduates of the program may find employment in:
|Sample Job Title||NOC Classification1||Earning Potential2|
|Fibre Optics Installation and Repair Technician||Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers (7246)||$31,200 - $83,200|
|Telecommunications Trunking and Switching Technician||Telecommunications Installation and Repair Workers (7246)||$31,200 - $83,200|
|Regional Cable TV Technician||Cable Television Service and Maintenance Technicians (7247)||$26,000 - $70,000|
More than ever, advances in technology are making our world a smaller place. The telecommunications industry continues to provide us with faster and more robust networks that keep us all connected. This growth is ensuring that there is a strong demand for the technicians that can design, build, maintain and repair the telecommunications systems that keep global communications flowing.
The First Qualified/First Admitted (FQFA) process is used for the majority of Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs. When we determine that you meet the program's admission requirements, you will be offered admission based on the date you fully qualify for the program. The earlier you provide the appropriate documents and information that qualify you for admission to the next intake, the earlier you might begin your studies. Your application, once qualified, is always considered for the next intake.
Applicants to programs with multiple intakes in an academic year remain in the application pool until the last intake for that academic year has begun. Programs using the FQFA process receive applications year round and maintain an application pool for each academic year. Qualified applicants who are not offered a seat must reapply for the next academic year.
Sponsored programs or programs targeted to specific groups do not accept applications year round or maintain an application pool.
See Admission Processes for more information about this method of admission.
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