Computer networking technicians are called “network mechanics” because of their ability to solve problems in all kinds of network environments. Since just about every business depends on computer networks, computer networking technicians can find job opportunities in every sector. Your job might involve IT infrastructure support and service, information systems, network or systems administration.
It’s a career that calls for good analytical and organizational skills. Strong communication skills are also important, because you’ll be the go-to person when people need help resolving network issues.
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 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
Equipment is provided for onsite lab learning, including Cisco routers and switches, VoIP phones, desktop PCs and small business servers. You’ll have the opportunity to build complex networked computer systems to further your knowledge of working systems.
Designed with Industry Input
Leading industry representatives volunteer their time and input on our program advisory committee to ensure that your training is in tune with evolving trends and demands in the workplace.
Cisco Regional Academy
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.
Personal study is recommended before you write any industry certification exam.