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Indigenous Digital Leadership

Program Description

In this 6-month certificate program students will be prepared with a pathway to employment as a workplace technology support specialist. The certificate is a sound basis for further education and impactful careers in technology systems in business and community settings. A critical analysis of cultures and communities allows graduates to further their leadership skills in building digital infrastructure.

IT entry level

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Digital Leadership Certificate, the learner will be able to

1. Set up and maintain workplace technology user systems

2. Support organizations in maintaining network technology infrastructure

3. Develop an online business presence and support cloud computing

4. Communicate and engage with business teams on technology supports

5. Use personal leadership and accountability as an effective member of a work team

Start Training For Your IT Support Specialist Today!

Classes start on April and September 2023, in Vancouver, B.C.

Occupation upon Completion

The Indigenous Digital Leadership certificate program provides training for entry into the position of Workplace Technology Support Specialist. In this occupation, you may use established systems and protocols to install, troubleshoot and configure enterprise computer software and network devices. You may also deliver online presence and support for medium and small business. Other names for this occupation are Computer Network Technician, User Support Technician. Related occupations are Database Administrator, Information Systems Testing Technician and Computer and Information Systems Manager.

Program Summary

This program is Full-time, Monday to Friday

6 Month

Become a professional in 6-M

CompTIA A+ Certified

Prepare to become a CompTIA A+ Certified Professional

30 Credits

Transferable credits to university

High Demand

Career with high demand & salaries

Course Descriptions

TECH 101             Workplace Communication

Communication is a technical skill to best support workplace efficiency. Graduates will be proficient in producing common business documents and productivity tools. Writing, listening, and presenting information in a respectful and professional manner is required for success in technology management. TECH 101 is a prerequisite for TECH 115.


TECH 105             Online Presence and Collaboration Tools

Students will learn how to arrange and support an online presence for medium and small business. This includes cloud storage and team collaboration tools in addition to web and social media. Learners will support an organization through effective collaboration with specialists in various technologies and devices.


TECH 106             Network and Server Administration

Technology leaders have accountability for the network infrastructure for business productivity and data security.  This includes the rollout of new software, managing user accounts, maintaining images for installs, server installations and applications, and network performance. Learners will gain the skills for supporting networks and the knowledge of how they are best organized. TECH 106 is a prerequisite for TECH 110.


TECH 110             Client Computer Configuration

Students will install, troubleshoot, and configure computer software and network devices including the latest workstations in large organizations. Supporting users for business efficiency and data safety is essential. Lab activities will provide experience managing user accounts and system requirements.


TECH 115             Technology Workplace Professionalism

Students will strengthen their skills for applying their technology knowledge in business and community settings. Working safely and respectfully with clients and workplace processes and procedures will be explored. The role of technology in Indigenous cultural resurgence is a focus.

Admission Requirements, Fees & Tuition

High School Applicants
Mature Applicants
Tuition and Fees
  • B.C. secondary school (Grade 12) or equivalent (B.C. Adult Dogwood Graduation Diploma or General Education Diploma).
  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (64%) calculated on English studies 12 or English First People 12 and Math 11.
  • Letter of Intent 
  • If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC can help you.
  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada.

  • 19 years old or older
    • Grade 12 or testing an equivalent level
    • CAAT demonstrating grade 11 in Math 
    • Letter of Intent
    • If you do not meet high school graduation requirements or need to boost your high school grades before applying to a program, NEC

High speed laptop:$1,300.00
Total Cost:$8,445.50

The sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting the fully funded program

Apply now for Winter Intake 2023

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