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Get the Skills to Become a Network Support Technician

Network Support Technician checking server hardware equipment of data center.
As a Network Support Technician, you will evaluate, troubleshoot, and maintain computer and network systems at an organization

24-Week* Network Support Technician Training Program in British Columbia

Network Support Technicians play a crucial role in maintaining an organization’s network infrastructure, ensuring its performance, security, and reliability. They are the first line of defense when network issues arise, providing critical support to keep the organization’s operations running smoothly.

If you have a sharp mind and an ability to understand complex technology, and you’re looking to start a rewarding IT career in a short period of time, Cambria College’s Network Support Technician program could be an excellent opportunity for you.

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Becoming a Skilled Network Support Technician

This Network Support Technician Diploma program prepares students with the skills to install, manage, and maintain computers and network installations. The program provides hands-on networking, an understanding of communication and support training, and training on popular operating systems including Microsoft Windows 10 and Microsoft Windows Servers.

This program is eligible for up to $3,000 in scholarships.

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Get Certified & Stand Out to Employers

Courses within the program will prepare the students to write certification exams for the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Network+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Professional certifications can increase your employment opportunities, and put you a step ahead of other job applicants who may not be certified.

Course Breakdown
Course No.Name of SubjectCodeHours


Strategies for College Success




A+ Technical Hardware (220-1101)




A+ Technical Hardware (220-1102)




Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure (AZ-800)




Networking+ Level 1 (N10-008)




Introduction to Linux Level 1 (XK0-005)




Introduction to Cisco Networks (200-301)




Career Employment & Strategies



Program Duration

Total Program Hours480
Total Program Length (Weeks)24*

Admissions Requirements

  1. High School Graduation or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years or older prior to starting the program)
  2. Meet one of the following English Language Proficiency requirements:
    a. Minimum Grade 12 English (Domestic Students)
    b. For English as second language students;
    i. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band of 5.0 or higher, with a minimum 5.0 in each band,
    ii. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) 38,
    iii. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT 423-427
    iv. Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) 600,
    v. Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP) 6 or higher, with a minimum of 5.0 in all four skills,
    vi. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): Score of 35 or higher with no sub score less than 35,
    vii. Pearson Test of English (PTE): Score of 35 or higher,
    viii. Cambridge English Language PET,
    ix. Language Proficiency Index (LPI): Level 4 with an essay score of 26 or higher,
    x. Duolingo English Test (DUOLINGO) 90
    c. Pass the College’s English Assessment test with 60% or higher.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • Support clients or organizations and teams by providing desktop and server support
  • Administer and implement processes for data backups and recovery systems
  • Monitor the performance and access of computer systems and networks
  • Identify organizations needs, map a plan and implement computer networking systems
  • Maintain, monitor and troubleshoot diagnostic problems with Windows, Linux and Cisco systems
  • Deploy and manage networking infrastructure for on-premise and cloud based environments
  • Understand and apply IT system and data security policies
  • Perform basic container operations and analyze storage issues and network resource issues
  • Project management and proposals for small to medium size IT endeavors
  • Knowledge surrounding organizational needs for hardware, software, networking, operating systems and various software applications including the installation and ongoing maintenance of these items
  • In-depth knowledge of Implementing Ethernet LANs, Implementing VLANs & STPs, IPv4 addressing & routing, OSPF’s IPv6’s·and Wireless LANs.

Program Fees

Domestic Students: 

  • Application Fee: $250
  • Assessment Fee: $100
  • Tuition: $8,000
  • Textbooks: $460

Total: $8,810

International Students: 

  • Application Fee: $500
  • Assessment Fee: $100
  • Tuition: $10,400
  • Textbooks: $460

Total: $11,460

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the program, graduates can work as computer network technicians or below occupations list:

  • Data center operator
  • Local area network (LAN) administrator
  • Local area network (LAN) technician
  • Network administrator
  • Network support technician
  • System administrator

This program is approved by the Private Training Institution Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

Is a Career as a Network Support Technician Right for You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Network Support Technician and exploring whether Cambria College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.

For immediate questions, call your nearest Cambria College location today.

Richmond: (604) 242-4000
Surrey: (604) 416-5522
Vancouver: (604) 428-7500
Victoria: (778) 265-7547

*Program length when completed in normal time