Atlantic Business College

Computer Network Technicians

Computer Network Technicians - 2 Years

This two-year Computer Network Technician diploma program offers the skills and knowledge needed to meet the challenges of the ever-changing field of information technology administration. The students will enhance your abilities by completing practical, hands-on training in networking, operating systems, security, and cloud computing.
The study will teach students to design and implement wireless, local/wide area, and software-defined networks; how to work with and configure open source and proprietary operating systems; and how to work on premises and in the cloud taking the students into the future of IT administration.
Program Highlights
  • The Computer Network Technician – Networking program offers a strong focus on hands-on labs and technical problem solving.
  • Approachable professors have postgraduate degrees from accredited universities and relevant work experience in their specialty.
  • You have access to fully outfitted and modern labs.
  • You are prepared to handle the intricacies of internet, intranet, extranet and telecom network challenges that crop up in the real world.
  • Graduates are positioned to pursue industry certifications such as CompTIA A+, Net+, Security+, Microsoft MTA, MCSA and Cisco CCNA.
  • This program has an active Computer Networking Student Society
Computer Requirementss
  • 16 GB RAM minimum
  • 256 GB SSD Hard Drive (500+ GB would be better)
  • Quad-core i7 2.4GHz or better
  • Video card (2GB RAM minimum/4GB RAM recommended)
  • Webcam


Fredericton, NB  Canada

Full Time

  • Red Hat Academy Exam Preparation
  • Cisco Certification Preparation
  • IT Security: Ethical and Legal Issues
  • Security for Cloud and Internet of Things
  • Configuring Cisco Devices
  • Introduction to Programming Using C
  • AS/400 Operations
  • IT Project Mgmt. Fundamentals, Tools & Techniques
  • Secure Scripting
  • Technical Support for Network Administrators
  • Technician as an Entrepreneur
  • Windows Server Scripting
Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:
  • Internet of Things
  • Linux/UNIX administration
  • Microsoft administration
  • wireless networks
  • software-defined networks
  • cloud services
  • maintenance and security
  • analyze and resolve information technology problems
  • system design and installation
  • Computer systems technician
  • Field service representative
  • Network technician
  • Network technical support specialist
  • Help desk support
  • Technical support
  • Delve inside computer hardware and learn the intricacies of operating systems
  • Explore the most up-to-date computer systems and networks technology
  • Learn about computer and network security
  • Assemble and maintain systems that will empower users in creative, business and communication activities.
2 years (4 semesters)


  • Applicants must have completed 12th grade with English Credits or Credits on transcripts
  • The language of instruction at Atlantic Business College is English. In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants for whom English is not their first language and/or are coming from countries where English is not an official language, must provide proof of language proficiency.
  • Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Atlantic Business College’s English language Proficiency requirements:
English language Proficiency:
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based test (IBT) – Overall 80 with the minimum in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20.or
  • International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic Level with scores at or above overall average of 6 AND no band below 5.5 or
  • (IELTS is not required if the candidate is from an English-speaking country.)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic). Minimum score of 58 with no subject test less than 49 means (49L,49W,49S,49R)
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test (CAEL) (the online or in-person test). Overall band score of 60
  • CELPIP: Over all 7 no band below than 6 (6R,6L,6S,6W)
Semester 1
  • PC Hardware
  • PC Operating Systems
  • Fundamentals of Computer Networks
  • Electricity for Computer Systems
  • College Communications 1
  • General Education Elective
  • Mathematics for Computer Systems 1
Semester 2
  • Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment
  • Fundamentals of Routing and Switching
  • Customer Skills
  • Introduction to Unix/Linux
  • Introduction to Business and ICT
  • Introduction to Programming
  • College Communications 2
  • Mathematics for Computer Systems 2
Semester 3
  • Windows Server Operating System
  • Introduction to Telephony
  • IT Project Management
  • Scripting for Systems Administration
  • Technical Writing
  • Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
  • Statistics for Computer Systems
Semester 4
  • Virtualization and Cloud Technology
  • Network Security
  • Network Services
  • Technician Project
  • Wireless Technology
  • Routing and switching
  • Employment Skills
  • General Education Elective


Total Fees Payable:

First year- $14,735

Second year- $14,385

We are now accepting applications for international students.

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