Offers Computer Network Technician Program
At theCNT /
3Com announcement LCC Vice president, Development & Enterprise
Bill Persley (left) with 3Com Canada's Ric Walford, Director of
Network Consulting and Darrell Clarke, Territory Manager and LCC's
Electronics instructor Deryle Generous (seated) with the donated
28, 1999 - Lethbridge Community College has joined with
communications giant 3Com, to offer a new Computer Network Technician
(CNT) one-year certificate program starting this September. Earlier
this month the College received approval from Alberta Advanced Education
and Career Development to offer the new program. LCC is the first
Canadian college to partner with 3Com in delivery of educational
The CNT program
will provide entry level skills in computer network design, installation
and maintenance. The curriculum includes software, network architecture,
devices and cabling installation and operating systems. It will
prepare graduates to successfully write a number of certification
exams from the National Association of Communications Systems Engineers
(NACSE). As with other electronics programs an extensive laboratory
component is a key part of the delivery.
3Com, a major
voice, data and video communications corporation, is assisting the
College in developing more than half the curriculum. 3Com will also
assist in providing specific teaching materials, and staff development
opportunities as well as advice and support related to identifying
practical work-experiences and potential employers. 3Com has also
donated approximately $20,000 in networking hardware, through the
TEC 2000 $4 million capital campaign, to support of the CNT program.
The CNT program
will be offered in two 16-week semesters, starting this September.
Proposed enrolment for the first year is 20 full-time students,
building to 40 students by the 2001-02 academic year. In order to
fast-track delivery, the College will offer the program as a cost-recovery
program, meaning that no provincial funding will be available.
Founded in 1979
by Ethernet co-inventor Robert Metcalfe, 3Com is a world-wide developer
of data, voice, and video communications systems. They have more
than 13,000 employees in 160 countries and 200 million customers
worldwide. Their 1998 sales were $5.4 billion (US). They are headquartered
in Santa Clara, California.
Network Technician program will prepare you for a career in planning,
designing, installation, maintenance and administering advanced
computer networks. Courses cover network software, network architecture,
devises and cabling installation and operating systems. You will
also be able to write the NACSE Senior Network Specialists (NSNS)
certification exam from the National Association of Communications
Systems Engineers (NACSE). As with other electronics programs, an
extensive laboratory component is a key part of delivery.
Jan. 4, 2000
day to Withdraw
Day of Lectures
are accepted into the Computer Network Technician program in the
Fall term only.
the Computer Network Technician program is on a competitive basis
as determined by:
- related work
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or
equivalent, with credit in Math 30 or 31 or a minimum of 65% in
Math 33, or equivalent. Credit in English 30 or 33 or equivalent.
applicants are required to achieve a minimum 60th percentile on
the Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and Sentence Skills sections
of the Computerized Placement Test or equivalent. Typing or keyboarding
skills are recommended.
Applicants are required to submit a personal resume and complete
a questionnaire which outlines:
- their work
education and/or training and certification qualifications in
electronics and computers;
- their motivation
to seek entry to a career in computer networking; and,
and persons in the networking field they contacted for career
with a program person is required. The interviewer assesses the
ability, experience and sincerity of the applicant using a standardized
No physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry into
the program. Applicants should have their colour vision tested.
Although colour vision deficiencies usually do not prevent a successful
career in networking, some employers may require full colour vision.
- Typical work
environments require mobility, moderate dexterity and lifting
All fees are
approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program
(the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected)
and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated.
Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment
needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC
Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed
information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students
are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.
into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment,
volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion
of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students
should contact the Registrarıs Office.
completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Certificate
in Computer Network Technician.
certifications are not required to fulfill the graduation requirements
of the Computer Network Technician program.
have the option to write certification exams by external organizations
to obtain the following industry certifications or credentials:
NACSE Senior Network Specialist
are being made so all certification exams may be written on the
LCC campus. Extra fees apply. Some additional self study may be
network technicians are employed by government departments, medium
to large corporations, and consulting firms. Graduates of the Computer
Network Technician program can expect to find employment as a Network
Installer, Network Analyst or Network Support Specialist.
at this time.
CNT 130 Fundamentals of Computer Networks (8-8) 4
CNT 131 Local Area Networks (8-8) 4
CNT 132 Wide Area Networks (8-8) 4
CNT 133 Network Architecture (8-8) 4
CNT 140 Shell Script Programming (0-3) 3
ETC 126 PC Compatibles and Intro to Op Sys (0-5) 5
Total 24 Credits
135 The Internet (8-8) 4
CNT 136 Internetworking Devices and Concepts (8-8) 4
CNT 137 Protocol Analysis (8-8) 4
CNT 138 Design and Mgmnt of Enterprise Netwks (8-8) 4
ETC 117 Cabling Certification (AMP) (1 week) (0-30) 1
ETC 127 Advanced PC Compatibles and Op Sys (0-3) 3
BUS 255 Information and Computer Systems (3-0) 3
ENG 156 Business Writing (3-0) 3
Total 26 Credits
TO CNT COURSES...