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Computer Engineering Technician

Program Description
Credential: 2-Year Diploma
Delivery: Full time
Program Length: 4 Semesters

Computers and network systems are everywhere: in industry, business, vehicles, law enforcement, laboratories and homes. Computer engineering technicians are needed to support them! This program addresses many applications for computers including business analysis, networking and system security. Computer Engineering Technicians maintain software, systems and networks to improve life for society. This program prepares students to write exams for certifications such as Cisco (CCNA), CCNA Security, Networks +, A+ Certification, Server+ and Linux + Certification.

Career Opportunities
Northern College graduates are able to develop and maintain networks, systems and programs for both business and industry. Graduates can expect to find employment in the following fields/positions:

  • Programmer/Analyst
  • System/Network Administrator
  • Telecommunications
  • Municipalities
  • Boards/organizations

Start Date
January, May, September


  • Semester 1
    CM1903 Communications I – Model A
    GN1033 Health and Safety
    IN1104 IT Essentials I
    IN3263 Embedded Programming and Networks
    IN3324 Cisco Networking I
    MA1004 Mathematics of Finance I

    Semester 2
    CM2903 Communications II – Model A
    IN2104 IT Essentials II
    IN3045 Intermediate Programming I
    IN4324 Cisco Networking II
    MA2033 Mathematics of Finance II
    EL- 1003 Elective I
    IN2042 E-Business and Web Research

  • Semester 3
    CM3103 Report Writing I
    GN2133 Law and Ethics
    IN2105 Markup Languages
    IN3193 Database Management
    IN3244 Operating Systems I
    IN5324 Cisco Networking III

    Semester 4
    ET6073 Voice and Data Cabling
    IN2004 Systems Security
    IN4105 Internet Programming
    IN4254 Operating Systems II
    IN6003 Systems Analysis
    IN6324 Cisco Networking IV