The Telecommunications and Network Technician (TNT)program is an electronics technician program with an emphasis on Networking and Communications Technologies. The program is designed to provide graduates with the skills and knowledge to work with modern communication systems, such as data services providers, Internet services, and wireless and wired systems, including fibre optic principles. Graduates will obtain both theory and practical hands-on experience with networking, internetworking, and transmission and communication systems, such as a public address, closed-circuit systems and radar. Graduates will obtain hands-on experience in troubleshooting, maintaining, configuring and aligning communications systems. Graduates of this two-year program will receive the Diploma of Telecommunications and Network Technician.

Upon completion of this program, graduates may choose to further their education by continuing into the third year of Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology (TNET) Diploma at CNA-Q.

Graduates of this program can study for an additional year achieve the three-year Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology diploma. 

 Note: This program may not be suitable for applicants who do not have normal colour perception.


  1. Develop a high level of skill in the application of electronics principles.
  2. Specify, design, construct, troubleshoot, and characterize modern communication systems.
  3. Maintain and troubleshoot computer networks for use in the secure transmission of data.
  4. Maintain and configure telecommunications network systems.
  5. Maintain and troubleshoot electronic systems using computer software or traditional workbench techniques.
  6. Demonstrate an acceptable level of workplace safety practices and procedures, especially in the oil and gas sector.
  7. Recognize the importance of continuing education and professional affiliations.

Career Opportunities

The Telecommunications and Network Technician Diploma program produces graduates who possess the skill set, attitude and knowledge to establish careers as certified technicians in the fields of electronic communications and local and wide-area networks. 

Network and Telecommunications Technicians are trained to configure and support the telecommunications infrastructure. They are employed as network support specialists, communications integrators and network administrators. 

Graduates of the program may find employment with a large variety of companies involved in the deployment and maintenance of telecommunications and network infrastructure. Typical GCC employers include public and private sector telecommunications, network services companies and IT providers. The types of work environments that may use the services of graduates with these skills include, among others, data and telecommunications service providers, TV and satellite services organizations, computer network sales and services organizations, electronic systems research and development facilities, and entertainment industries.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Telecommunications and Network Technician the program have the opportunity to continue into the third year of the Telecommunications and Network Engineering Technology (TNET) Diploma offered by CNA-Q.

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Entrance requirements

  1. High school graduation certificate with the following:
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60% 
    ​Or Advanced Mathematics
    (Grade 12 level)
    ​Minimum 50%
    Two science courses selected from Biology, Chemistry, Geology or Physics. One of these must be at the Grade 12 level and the other may be at the Grade 11 Level. Chemistry and Physics are highly recommended.
    Minimum 50%

  2. The required score on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the OOPT. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Admissions & Registration Department.
Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements, and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause. See the Academic Calendar (Admissions Section - Mature Student Requirements, page 15).

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Department.
  2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.