634B - Information Technology Hardware Technician

Information Technology Hardware Technician is a non-restricted certified trade regulated by the Apprenticeship and Certification Act. Upon successful completion of the program, a person working in this trade is entitled to a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

Training Standard

Program Duration

Approximately 6420 hours on the job and 630 hours off the job training as determined by industry guidelines.

Work Description

Hardware Technician is defined as a person who:

  • Assembles, repairs, and upgrades microcomputer systems, components, and peripherals
  • Installs operating systems and application software

On-the-Job Training

At the time of registration, an apprentice receives an Apprenticeship Schedule of Training. The Apprenticeship Schedule of Training outlines the skills training objectives or competencies to be learned on the job. These competencies equip an apprentice to work in the occupation as a certified skilled worker or "journeyperson". The employer or sponsor or trainer of the apprentice signs the relevant section of the training standard to indicate the progress of the apprentice in learning individual training objectives. This signature demonstrates that an apprentice has learned the skills established by industry that are essential for being a skilled worker.

Off-the-job Training

IT Contact Centre Inside Sales Agent apprentices require three levels of theoretical and practical training. Depending on availability at the chosen delivery agency, this training may be completed in one of the following ways:

  • Block release
  • Day release
  • Part time
  • On-line

At the time of registration, the training consultant discusses the schooling options to arrange the most suitable option for the apprentice and the sponsor/employer.

Off-the-job training for IT Hardware Technician apprentices includes 630 hours of instruction.

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