Certificate of Telecommunications Networking Technician Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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What will I learn?

The Telecommunications Networking Technician program is an intensive 45-week certificate program offered full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus. It provides practical and analytical training in telecommunications and basic computer networking. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on training with the same equipment you are likely to use in your career.

Over three semesters, you will learn how to safely install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a wide range of telecommunications equipment and computer-network cabling. You will learn about various types of transport mediums and protocols that are relevant to current state-of-the-art technologies such as fiber optics and wireless communications.

Your Career

As the telecommunications industry continues to grow and evolve, the demand for technicians remains strong. Graduates of the program may find employment in:

  • telecommunications systems design, construction and installation;
  • computer networking systems installation;
  • satellite communications equipment installation and repair; and
  • fiber optics splicing and installation and more.

Which department am I in?

School of Information and Communications Technology

Study options

Full Time (45 weeks)

Tuition fees
Tuition fee: Year 1: CAN $14,540.45; Semester 3: CAN $7,151.04

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

4 September 2018

Venue

Regina Campus

Saskatchewan Polytechnic,

4500 Wascana Pkwy,

Regina,

Saskatchewan (SK),

S4P 3A3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must complete CPR Health Care Provider course complete Standard “A” First Aid course provide an up-to-date immunization record obtain a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check dated within six (6) months of the beginning of the program complete Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) course English Language Requirements: Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): A minimum score of 4.5 in each of Listening, Reading, and Writing and a score of 5.0 or higher in Speaking; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) and CAEL CE: A minimum score of 70 with a minimum sub-score of 70 in Speaking and minimum sub-scores of 70 in all other components; International English Language Testing System (IELTS): An overall band score of 7.0 with a 7.0 or higher in Speaking; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): A minimum score of 85 with a minimum sub-score of 3+ in Speaking; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet based (iBt): A minimum overall score of 90 with minimum sub-scores of 20 in Reading and Writing, 26 in Speaking, and 22 in Listening; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper based: A minimum overall score of 580 with a minimum sub-score of 50 in each of Listening and Speaking, and a minimum score of 5.0 in each of Writing and Reading.

For international students

Students should have a Grade 12 with a minimum of 60% in Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or Foundations of Math 20 or Pre-Calculus 20.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Internet based: An overall minimum score of 81 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT), with a minimum score of 19 in each of reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • TOEFL – Paper-based: Minimum test score of 550 with a minimum TWE of 3.5 and a minimum TSE of 50
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic Module: Overall minimum score of Band 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.0 in each component
  • Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST): Minimum score of 4.5 in each of listening and reading, a minimum score of 4.0 in speaking, and a minimum score of 4.0 in writing
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) and CAEL CE: Minimum score of 60 with a minimum score of 50 in each component
  • University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Minimum grade of C
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 85
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About this uni

Saskatchewan Polytechnic equips students with marketable knowledge and innovative business skills aiding economic growth with applied learning.

  • Research-intensive post-secondary higher education institution
  • Offers a range of apprenticeships, certificates and diplomas
  • Taught by excellent staff
  • 96% graduates ‘satisfied to very satisfied’ with education