Computer Networking Technician

The Computer Networking Technician Program (CISCO Networking Academy) provides students with a unique opportunity to earn graduation credits and gain knowledge and skills leading to industry certification.

WHAT DOES A COMPUTER NETWORKING TECHNICIAN DO?

  • installs and repairs hardware, software and peripheral equipment
  • verifies and troubleshoots network and internet connectivity
  • consults with usersand conducts computer diagnostics to determine the nature of problems and provides technical assistance

WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

  • entering grade 11 or 12
  • good employability skills
  • strong interest in working with computer hardware
  • aptitude for working with computers and electronics

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • start post-secondary training while still in secondary school
  • 20 graduation credits
  • 120 hours of work experience
  • learn skills applicable to rapidly emerging and expanding tech/communication and wireless industries
  • articulated transition to post-secondary programs at BCIT or UFV or transition to employment
  • building connections with industry employers
  • prepare for certification exams in CCNA 1 & 2, CompTIA A+ and Linux +
  • scholarship opportunities

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

  • Burnaby South Secondary School on Day l ‘s
  • attend current school to complete other courses on Day 2’s

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • submit an application package
  • participate in an interview

Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson

Adam Thompson got into this program quite accidently – turns out it was the best accident ever for it gave him a jumpstart to career success! Always an avid gamer, his passion for computers deepened as he sought new challenges. He was a co-winner of the Cisco Netriders’ Challenge and created a game that was released on iTunes. Since graduating from high school in 2011, he’s worked as an app designer, taken post-secondary courses at SFU and is presently at Zhejiang University in China working on ideas for a start-up company.
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For more information,
Contact your School Career Advisor
or email CareerEducation@sd41.bc.ca