Certified Information Technology Engineer

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Program Overview

The Certified IT Engineer (CITE 300) program prepares individuals to plan, manage and secure the network infrastructure of an enterprise, on the premises, and on the cloud. The program includes knowledge and skill development in business communications and leadership, as well as the essential technical knowledge. The technology focus of this program is network administration, with an emphasis on Windows environments, hardware tools, networking tools and security of the network infrastructure.

The CITE 300 program fulfills the need for trained intermediate level cloud/network administrators and security professionals. With major trends in the IT industry moving to virtualization and cloud services, students in this program will learn essential skills to implement virtualization and securely integrate cloud services in existing IT infrastructures. Program graduates will be well equipped to compete for entry and intermediate level jobs in network administration and security.

Streamline your career in IT by becoming a Certified Information Technology Engineer. Explore job opportunities such as a Technical Support Specialist, Digital Computer Operator, Internet Technician, and earn upto $ 82k per annum. Online application options available, offering practical and applied education.

Job Opportunities

Program graduates are well equipped to compete for entry and intermediate level jobs in network administration and security. While actual jobs obtained depend on the individual student’s background prior to the program, and their achievements during the program, typical jobs for graduates include:

  • IT Security Administrator
  • Cloud/Network Administrator
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Operation Manager
  • Communication Engineer (VoIP)
  • System/Network Engineer
  • Self-Employed System Analyst


Earn up to $59.00* per hour as a Systems/Network Engineer
All wages are taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

  • High School graduate (grade 12) or Mature Applicant Status (age 19 or older)
  • English 12 (60% or better grade) or College English Assessment Test
  • Pass a math entrance test given by the College
  • For language proficiency, International Students can give their IELTS (General or Academic) score with an overall band of 5.5 or the CLB with Level 7

Program Duration

1060 Hours / 53 weeks/ 12.5 months

The program is fifty-three weeks in length. It includes forty-nine weeks of full-time classroom learning, and a four week industry practicum. The Certified IT Engineer program requires 1060 hours to complete. The program is offered in a full-time format, scheduled four hours every day, Monday to Friday.

Course Outline

Code Course Name Hours
ITP 101 Introduction to Computers 40
ITP 102 CompTIA A+ 80
ITP 103 CompTIA Network + 80
ITP 104 Installing and Configuring Windows 10 60
ITP 105 Configuring Windows Devices 60
ITP 106 Resume Writing and Technique 20
ITP 201 Installation, Storage, and computer with Windows Server 2016 60
ITP 202 Networking with Windows Server 2016 60
ITP 203 Identity with Windows Server 2016 60
ITP 204 CompTIA Security + 60
ITP 205 CCENT (ICND 1) 60
ITP 301 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND 2) 60
ITP 302 VMware Certified Professional 6 – (VCP-DCV) 80
ITP 303 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements 40
ITP 304 Enabling Office 365 Services 40
ITP 305 CompTIA Linux + 60
ITP 306 Business Communication Essentials 40
ITP 307 Practicum 80
Total 1060

Fee Structure

1 Tuition Fee $17,250 Domestic Students
2 Course Materials $500
3 Registration Fee $250
Total $18,000
1 Tuition Fee $20,250 International Students
2 Course Materials $500
3 Registration Fee $250
Total $21,000

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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