Previously Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Diploma. Please see 2020-2021 Calendar for details.
This diploma program produces graduates who possess the skill set, attitude and knowledge to establish careers as certified technologists in the fields of local-area and wide-area voice, video and integrated data communications. Course work stresses messaging principles and provides insight into wired, wireless and fibre-optic signal propagation.
The rapid development and enrichment of global communications has produced a worldwide reliance on IP networks and the convergence of data and telecommunications has stimulated the need for larger and more integrated network implementations. Network and Telecommunications engineering technologists are trained to design, configure and support this telecommunications infrastructure. They are employed as network support specialists, network operations and telecommunications analysts, communications integrators, network administrators and consultants.
Graduates will possess the:
A minimum of 60% in any of:
Or a minimum of 67% in any of:
Or a minimum of 70% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 11Proficiency Test
One of the grade 12 mathematics courses is recommended.
Mature Students: Applicants who do not have secondary school graduation may apply as a mature student provided they are at least 19 years of age and have not attended secondary school on a full-time basis for a year or more. Mature students must complete specific entrance requirements that apply to regular applicants.
Successful completion of the prescribed and elective courses as listed in the program outline with a minimum graduating grade average of 60%.
2021-22: $12,056.49 (Total for the two year program)
This program is student loan eligible.
Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 10/27/2021