What to Expect
Emphasis will be placed upon practical skills and state-of-the-art implementations to ensure immediate applicability to industry requirements. Course delivery is based on the lecture/computer lab model. In addition, several courses involve lab room settings. This is an intense and comprehensive training program.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend on average:
- 26 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
- 15 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.
Is This Program For You?
Computer data entry comprises a significant portion of training time; therefore, touch typing and basic keyboarding skills are an asset. An interest in and an aptitude for applied sciences, especially those with a physics base, are definite assets to anyone considering this program.
A graduate of the Network Engineering Technology Program will be able to:
- Design, implement, and maintain secure wired and wireless network infrastructures.
- Implement and monitor network security policies and practice.
- Install, configure, and maintain client and server operating systems.
- Install, configure, and maintain business services and applications.
- Troubleshoot network, hardware and end-user issues.
- Demonstrate professional skills through documentation, communication and critical thinking.
- Maintain currency in the Network Engineering field through research and professional development.
- Work effectively and ethically as an individual or member of a team.
Orientation & Schedules
- Orientation - Term 1 students are required to attend orientation, visit the Student Orientation page for a complete list of dates and times.
- Class Schedules - For class schedules, logon to the MyNAIT Portal two weeks prior to the first day of classes and select "Check my schedule".
Women in Technology and Trades
The Network Engineering Technology program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.