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Computer Networking Technology

As a computer network technician, your job is to keep a business’s or organization’s IT running smoothly and securely. You’ll be the one who ensures all computers, servers, and other devices are networked effectively. When new hardware or software needs to be installed, you’ll be the one who makes sure it’s done right. And if something isn’t working, you’ll be the detective who figures it out and fixes it.

This program combines theory with hands-on projects and was developed based on needs identified by our industry advisory board and national standards. Rest assured, when you graduate, you’ll have the skills employers are looking for.

It will also prepare you to write your tests to obtain the following certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • A+
  • Linux+
  • Security+
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

The Computer Networking Technology program is accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) of the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. CTAB accredited programs provide International Mobility rights under the International Engineering Alliance (IEA) through the Sydney and Dublin Accords.

Industry Affiliations

Cisco Networking Academy: A partnership with Cisco Systems provides students with certified training in network design and implementation from the industry leader in networking equipment.

Microsoft MSDN Academic Alliance: Provides students with full working versions of many of Microsoft’s operating systems and applications.

CompTIA Academy Partner: Discounts up to 55% for students interested in obtaining industry certifications.


Program Facts

Start: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential: Diploma, Computer Networking Technologist
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12* academic or equivalent
  • Grade 12 academic English
  • Grade 11 or 12 academic math
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program

NOTE: Applicants should have basic training or experience in the use of computers such as keyboarding, desktop application software and operating systems.

*Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements for this program are still encouraged to apply. Successful completion of TOWES (Test of Workplace Essential Skills) may be used as a consideration of acceptance.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • LAN Administrator
  • WAN Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Server Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • Network Support Analyst
  • Network Support Technician
  • Computer Network Technician
  • PC Technician
  • System Support Specialist
  • Desktop Support Analyst

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 2281, NOC 2282.


Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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Degree Pathways

This program has degree pathways. For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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