Telecommunications Networking Technician

Certificate

Program Overview

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 electronic and IP-based communications, basic computer networking, and Internet of Things solutions. 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 communications 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, wireless communications and Internet of Things devices. You will design an Internet of Things solution to a real-world problem.

Career and Salary Information

Your Career

As the telecommunications industry continues to grow and evolve, the demand for technicians remains strong. Graduates of the program may find employment in:

  • telecommunications systems design, construction and installation;
  • computer networking systems installation;
  • satellite communications equipment installation and repair; and
  • fibre optics splicing and installation and more.

Potential Careers

Sample Job TitleNOC Classification1Earning Potential2
Communications TechnicianTelecommunications Line and Cable Workers (7245)$37,500 - $79,100
Broadband TechnicianTelecommunications Installation and Repair Workers (7246)$30,700 - $83,200
Wireless TechnicianTelecommunications Installation and Repair Workers (7246)$30,700 - $83,200

Length and Start Date

Start Date(s): September

Length: 48 weeks

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.

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Locations

  • Regina

Admissions

Admission Requirements

Special Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through a special admission assessment. Interested individuals should still apply. Applicants are automatically considered for special admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met. Refer to the ACCUPLACER© cut scores for this program below, and review additional details concerning Special Admission.

ACCUPLACER©

  • 250 Arithmetic
  • 247 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
  • 250 Reading
  • 245 Writing

Admission Method

First Qualified/First Admitted

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.

Tuition and Fees

Estimates are based on current rates and are subject to change. Amounts for a program may vary by campus. Totals shown here include all mandatory fees as well as approximate cost for books and supplies. Visit the Tuition and Fees web page for a complete breakdown of tuition and fees for this program.

 

2020/21 Academic Year

Semesters 1 and 2 - $6,600
Semester 3 - $3,400

International Students

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Get Credit for What You Know

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition

Saskatchewan Polytechnic recognizes that adults learn in many different ways. This includes acquiring knowledge and skills through life and work experience or non-formal training.See links below to more information about PLAR and detailed PLAR candidate guides for the Arts and Sciences courses in this program. To discuss PLAR for other courses in this program, contact us at 1-866-467-4278 and ask for the Program Head of this program.


Transfer Credit

Many Sask Polytech students benefit from transferring course credit. You may be eligible to transfer credit to Sask Polytech or to another college or university.

Accreditation

Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) accredits the program at the Technician level.

TAC is a bold, world class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.

Professional Registration

Technology Professionals Saskatchewan

Technology Professionals Saskatchewan is the provincial regulatory body for graduates of this Saskatchewan Polytechnic program.  As a graduate of an accredited program recognized by Technology Professionals Saskatchewan, your academic training places you on an expedited path towards obtaining professional registration as an Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) or Certified Technician (C.Tech.).  For more information, visit tpsk.ca

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