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Network Services Technician

Limited seats for Fall 2024

Take your first, confident step into the world of network technology.

Build the skills and knowledge you need to support computer systems, set up networks and start a successful, entry-level network technology career.

The Network Services Technician program is designed for individuals who wish to start an entry-level career in network technology – no previous experience is required.

Through this certificate program, you will build a broad set of basic skills and explore several key network technology areas, including client and server operating systems, network equipment and cable plan infrastructure, wireless local area networks (LAN), voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) and computer hardware support. You’ll also build a strong foundation for lifelong career growth and develop the practical, up-to-date skills that allow you to quickly start a career in corporate networking or small and home office (SOHO) networking.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Program Delivery
    In-person
  • In-person Location
    Exchange District Campus
  • Intake
    Fall
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $5,700 – $6,400
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will gain the practical skills you need to set up, troubleshoot and maintain computers and computer networks professionally.

TERM 1

Learn to set up and troubleshoot network hardware and infrastructure and install, maintain and support client software using Windows and Linux operating systems.

TERM 2

Build on fundamental network infrastructure skills and learn to install and maintain VoIP systems, wireless networks and server software using Windows and Linux operating systems.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • Network technician
  • Help desk support
  • Web support
  • IT analyst
  • System administrator technician
  • Jr. system administrator
  • Backup administrator
  • Jr. Linux administrator
  • IT helpdesk technician
  • Technical support specialist
  • Field service technician
  • Desktop support technician

AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Learn in an environment that is like the workplace. Build your network services skills in RRC Polytech’s modern facilities using the same equipment as industry experts.
Become an asset to any organization by building the crucial communication and collaboration skills you need to support day-to-day operations.
The knowledge and career-ready skills you develop at RRC Polytech are the perfect foundation for further specialization and new networking opportunities.
Put theory into practice. Explore state-of-the-art equipment and industry-standard techniques to prepare yourself for a career right after graduation.
Study in the heart of the city – RRC Polytech’s Exchange District Campus is steps away from some of Winnipeg’s most influential tech organizations.
Connect and collaborate with a diverse community of students, instructors and professionals across hundreds of industries.

Graduate Success

Through RRC Polytech’s Network Services Technician program, you’ll take your first, confident step into the IT industry and join a vast network of successful network professionals. You’ll use your practical knowledge to support entrepreneurs, small businesses and international corporations while developing your expertise through lifelong learning.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

$42K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

Our graduates work hard to meet and exceed the evolving needs of industry. With an RRC Polytech education, you’ll have the in-depth knowledge and communication skills you need to create strong partnerships, lead effective teams and pursue exciting new employment opportunities.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our passionate, industry-experienced instructors are focused on making sure you succeed. Using their years of work experience and expertise, they ensure your education is practical, engaging and up to date.

100% – SATISFIED WITH RRC POLYTECH EDUCATION

Our graduates proudly take advantage of their polytechnic education. With RRC Polytech’s combination of practical skills, technical knowledge, industry connections and state-of-the-art equipment, you’ll be ready to succeed, innovate and make meaningful changes from day one.

“I made a lot of good friends at the College. I worked a few IT jobs around Winnipeg and started working for a company called Imaginet Resources. My manager and most of my team are RRC Polytech grads.”

Kelly Bustarde
Imaginet Resources Corp

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Network Services Technician student, you are eager to expand your technical knowledge. You enjoy working with computers, analyzing complex systems and troubleshooting problems. As a network professional, you want to master innovative technology and help individuals and organizations use computers effectively.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Detail-oriented
  • Level-headed
  • Logical thinker
  • Results-oriented
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Instruction following
  • Motivation
  • Organization
  • Research
  • Troubleshooting

INTERESTS

  • Computers
  • Windows
  • Networks
  • Operating systems
  • Linux
  • Tech support
  • Microsoft
  • Networks
  • Cisco
  • CCNA

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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LIST OF COURSES

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

Funding Your Education

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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