What does a Information Technology Hardware Technician (643B) do?

Information Technology Hardware Technicians support clients in the use of computer applications and operating systems; install hardware, software, and network components; and troubleshoot information systems.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Assembling microcomputer systems from components
  • Troubleshooting and repairing microcomputer hardware; configuring and optimizing systems
  • Upgrading components and peripherals in microcomputer hardware
  • Installing and operating system and application software
  • Maintaining all required documentation and records
  • Researching problems and investigating new software products

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma
  • Completion of 6,420-hour apprenticeship program including on-the-job training, plus additional 21 weeks of in-school sessions
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Apprenticeship

What's Your Future as a Information Technology Hardware Technician (643B)?

  • Full-time work; may be with specific company, shop, or large institution
  • Apprenticeship graduates will be well prepared to supervise new apprentices or for a managerial role in workplace

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $16.50 per hour or more. There may be opportunities for overtime or benefits, depending on the employer.

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Information Technology Hardware Technician (643B)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have strong keyboarding skills?
Do you have experience with various computer peripherals?
Do you have strong reading, writing, and communication skills?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Do you pay attention to detail? Do you like to solve problems?
Do you have good time management and are able to work under time limits?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision?


If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as Information Technology Hardware Technician (643B) may be for you!

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  • Information Technology Network Technician
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