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School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Network Engineering Technology

Sep 08, 2020
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  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

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Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 5 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of B- in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

You are the go-to person for technical advice, you have loved all things tech for years. Every company you can think of uses computers, networks and is connected to the internet. You see yourself working with the skill set it takes to keep all that technology running. NET is a nationally accredited two year diploma that focusses on the hands on implementation of secure server and network infrastructures using on premise and cloud technologies. If you are a hands on learner who loves diving deep into IT topics - NET is the program for you. NET – Connecting IT!

 

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

Hands-on, industry-relevant skills

The Network Engineering Technology diploma is designed to provide you with advanced training in the design, implementation and maintenance of data and computer networks. 

Through the course of the program, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Install, configure and maintain business services and applications
  • Install, configure and maintain client and server operating systems (Linux and Windows)
  • Design, implement and maintain secure wired and wireless network infrastructures
  • Implement and monitor network security policies and practices
  • Troubleshoot network, hardware and end-user issues
  • Maintain currency in the network engineering field through research and professional development
  • Demonstrate professional skills through documentation, communication and critical thinking
  • Work effectively and ethically as an individual or member of a team
  • Analyze network services, including performance measurement, security, layer functions and protocols

Enter the workforce with confidence

As the world becomes more heavily dependent on high-speed network communications for virtually every facet of everyday business and life, our graduates find themselves in growing demand. 

After graduation, you may find employment opportunities as a:

  • data systems specialist
  • network analyst
  • network support specialist
  • systems analyst
  • LAN/WAN administrator

Become a trusted professional

Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Network Engineering Technology. 

After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible for professional accreditation.

Become a certified engineering technologist

Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).

Opportunities for further education

You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech).

Learn more about NAIT's BTech program

Another option for graduates who want to continue their education is NAIT's Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology (BAIST) program. This applied degree offers 2 majors: Information Systems or Network Management. 

Learn more about NAIT's BAIST program

For either of the above bachelor programs, diploma grads can earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available. 

Advanced credit may also be granted at Canadian universities like the University of Athabasca, University of Alberta or University of Calgary.

Refer to Transfer Alberta for the most up-to-date transferable credit information

BTech - Technology Management

Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree.

Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology – Information Systems

Prepare for career opportunities as a senior systems analyst, designer or project leader.

 

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  • Email: askNAIT@nait.ca
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BTech - Technology Management

Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree.

Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology – Information Systems

Prepare for career opportunities as a senior systems analyst, designer or project leader.

 

 

 

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If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
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