Network Engineer

Program Overview

The Network Engineer 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 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.

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Becoming an Information Technology Network Engineer is as easy as applying online to Western Community College. Earn up to $82,000 per year. The program prepares student to write industry certification exams, such as Linux+, Network+, Security+, CCNA and Cloud+. Flexible online learning options available.

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
  • Cloud Specialist
  • Cloud Engineer
  • 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

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more). Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

Domestic Students:
– Grade 10 English
– English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College (Score of 60% or more)

International Students:
– IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
– CLB Score of 6 or more
– PTE Academic 50 or more
– TOEFL IBT 46 or more
– Duolingo 85 or more
– completion of a 3 credit course in English/Communication from a recognized Post Secondary Canadian Institution or from a country where English is the first language
– English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College(Score of 60% or more)

Program Duration

1720 hours, 86 weeks full-time, 108 weeks part-time

Method of Delivery: In-class or combined

Learning Objectives

  • Establish, monitor, and maintain Emails on a Microsoft cloud
  • Design, plan, and implement secure Virtual networks
  • Troubleshoot computer networks and efficiently resolve the issues
  • Demonstrate professionalism in communication and project management
  • Formulate a network design, given a set of network objectives; and
  • Demonstrate professionalism in the supervision of the work of other network and security staff

Course Outline

Code Course Name Hours
COMP012 Introduction to Computers 60
ITIS010 Technical Support Essentials 100
ITIS020 Computer Operating System I 160
ITIS022 Computer Operating System II 80
NETW020 Networking I 100
NETW022 Networking II 120
ITIS030 Virtualization Technologies 160
ITIS040 Security Fundamentals 80
ITIS050 Cloud Essentials 100
ITIS060 Cloud Administration 180
ITIS090 IT Service Management 80
BUSM010 Business Communication Essentials 80
ITIS110 NE Project 120
WORK060 Career Preparation 60
ITIS130 Network Engineer Practicum 240
Total 1720

Please speak with your Campus Representative if you need further information.

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.

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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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