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
- community-based work experience placements
- 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 CompTIA A+ and LPI Linux Essentials
- complete course 1 of 3 towards CCNA certification
- scholarship opportunities
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
- Burnaby South Secondary School
- Classes are scheduled every morning from September – June (first & second period)
HOW DO I REGISTER?
- submit an application package
- participate in an interview
VIEW PAST STUDENT SUCCESSES!
- Skills Canada Provincial Gold Medal & Skills Canada National Bronze Medal in 2023
Top Defensive Team Award– CyberTitan 2019
Skills Canada Silver Medal in 2019
Silver Medal at Canadian CyberDefence Challenge 2018
Skills Canada Gold Medal in 2018
Skills Canada Gold Medal in 2016
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.