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.

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
  • 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
ITP 101 Introduction to Computers 60
ITP 102 Technical Support Essentials 100
ITP 103 Computer Operating System I 160
ITP 104 Computer Operating System II 80
ITP 105 Networking I 100
ITP 106 Networking II 120
ITP 201 Virtualization Technologies 160
ITP 202 Security Fundamentals 80
ITP 203 Cloud Essentials 100
ITP 204 Cloud Administration 180
ITP 205 IT Service Management 80
ITP 301 Business Communication Essentials 80
ITP 302 CITE Project 120
ITP 303 Career Preparation 60
ITP 304 Network Engineer Practicum 240
Total 1720

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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