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Network Cabling Specialist Apprenticeship

Network Cabling Specialist Apprenticeship (2016-2017)

Apprenticeship Info

Program Code



Program Length

Basic and Advanced – eight weeks each

Contact your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) for start dates.


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Contact Information

Walter Borges, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 78014


The 2016/2017 fee for this program is
– basic $550
– advanced $550.
Fees are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

This apprenticeship is regulated by the Ontario College of Trades. You and your employer are required to register through your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU).

Several government services, such as Job Connect or your local Employment Ontario office, can help you get started in the more than 150 skilled trades that can be learned through apprenticeship training.

For more information and job listings, visit

You will be scheduled for the in-school portion of training by MTCU. Apprentices who have been scheduled for the in-school training will be sent an Offer of Classroom Training letter from the MTCU.

Recommended Preparation
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
• Grade 12 C or U English or equivalent
• Grade 12 C Mathematics
• Science

For Peel Region, please contact:
MTCU – Apprenticeship Branch
The Emerald Centre
10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 404
Mississauga, ON L5R 3K6
905.279.7333 or 800.736.7332

On June 13, 2016, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Both names may appear on this website.

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.

Apprentices 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.

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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. There is currently a great demand for networking cabling specialists.

Our Industry Partnerships

Humber is recognized by industry as being a top provider of network cabling training and a source for much-needed network cabling specialist graduates.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

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

Work Placement

The basic and advanced 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.


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