Network Technician

Information session: Wednesday, September 21 at 7 pm
Room MD321, Stan Grad Centre, SAIT Main Campus
To register, email

Fall 2016 (October) start: applications are accepted Oct. 21, 2015 to Oct. 11, 2016.
Winter 2017 (April) start: applications are accepted June 1, 2016 to April 7, 2017.

  •  32-week fast-track certificate
  •  October and April starts
  •  Includes an eight-week practicum

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Program description

"Computer networking is the connecting of two or more computers that allows them to share resources. It can be done between computers in a home, in a business, across a
corporation, and even internationally. It can equally be defined as a method of connecting two or more computer systems together including printers and other devices.
The benefits of networking are considerable ... PC networking is, as a consequence, a rapidly evolving discipline with many exciting opportunities." (

The Network Technician (NT) program is an intensive 32-week certificate program designed to prepare you for the essential fields of computer networking design, maintenance and support. Technically focusing on Cisco, Microsoft, open source technologies and operating systems, this program emphasizes key industry requirements such as security, storage management, virtualization and effective troubleshooting. Through hands-on, practical assignments, you will gain experience solving technical problems and providing solutions on time and within scope. Upon completion, you will be prepared to challenge the CCNA certification exam. Additional self-study is usually required. The mandatory eight-week practicum solidifies the classroom experience and prepares you to launch into or continue your IT career.

Your Career

A graduate from this program may find employment as a network technician, network analyst, help desk analyst, system support specialist or an IT consultant.

Student Success

Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT programs.

Experience with computer hardware and/or operating and networking systems an asset.

This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy; students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.