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Network Cabling Specialist Apprenticeship

Credential: Certificate of Achievement Program Code: 06481 Length: 8 weeks

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Our Program

In the Network Cabling Specialist Apprenticeship program, you will learn to install and maintain low-voltage communication distribution systems and/or other signal sources. These systems comprise the physical architecture that supports voice, video and data transmissions within industrial, commercial, institutional and office complexes.

You will also learn to consult, interpret and verify work orders, specifications, drawings, schematics and special requirements; perform site inspections; assemble and set up all tools, materials and equipment to create cable pathways; install cable supports; prepare cables for installation; install, fish, dress, cross-connect and terminate Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP), coaxial and fibre optics cable; perform systems grounding; test cable installation; perform job reviews; and troubleshoot the installed system.


Work Placement

The level 1 and level 2 sessions are available in daytime blocks of 10 weeks per level. Network cabling specialists serve a 4,000-hour apprenticeship with 288 hours allocated to in-school training for each level.


We have a fully equipped network cabling shop where we install network and fibre optics, cable pathways, and perform cable terminations and testing.

Your Career

Canada, where telecommunications began, has been on the forefront of every major technological advance since. Highlights include the world’s first commercial telephone system, first nationwide digital data network and among the world’s most advanced fibre optic communications networks. Lay the groundwork for a career with construction firms, telecommunications carriers, network installation companies, data centre networks and electrical/electronic products companies.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Apprentices completing the required in-school training are issued a Certificate of Apprenticeship from Humber College. Upon successful completion of in-school and on-the-job training, apprentices may write the Ontario Certificate of Qualification trade exam.

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.


How to Become an Apprentice

  1. Find an employer who is willing to train you in the field you want to apprentice in. Humber College does not find an employer for you.

  2. Once you find a company that will take you on as an apprentice you must contact The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities who will come to your place of employment and register you as an apprentice.

  3. Sign a contract of apprenticeship or training agreement with your employer and Training Consultant from the Apprenticeship Board of the Ontario government.

  4. Complete on the job training and the required working hours.

  5. Complete in-school training arranged by your Training Consultant at your assigned community college.

  6. Challenge and pass the trade certification exam and receive a grade of at least 70%.

  7. Receive your Certificate of Qualifications and journeyperson status.

Ontario Allocates $36 Million to Help Apprentices Become Ready to Work 

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 new jobs in Ontario are in the trades? Read about how Ontario is introducing more young people to careers in the skilled trades here: Ontario Allocates $36 Million to Help Apprentices Become Ready to Work

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