Network Administrator

Program Overview

he Certified IT Administrator program fulfills the need for trained entry-level network administrators and security professionals. This program provides the essential networking and security technical knowledge, as well as essential business and professional skills, such as teamwork and communication, which are needed to succeed in administrative and management IT positions in the information technology industry.

The Certified IT Administrator program prepares individuals to plan, manage, and secure the network infrastructure of an enterprise. The program includes knowledge and skill development in business communications and leadership, as well as the essential technical knowledge. The technology focus of this program is network administration, with an emphasis on Windows environments, hardware tools, networking tools and security of the network infrastructure.

Becoming a Certified Information Technology Administrator is as easy as applying online to Western Community College. Earn up to $77,000 per year. Certifications earned include: compTIA+, Network+, Security+ and CCENT. Flexible online learning options available.

Job Opportunities

  • Network Administrator or Analyst
  • Cloud Network Solution
  • Cloud Computing Specialist
  • Computer Network Administrator
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Operation Manager
  • Security or Network Assistant
  • System Engineer/Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Technician
  • System Analyst

Wages

Earn up to $49.00* per hour as a Network Administrator
All wages are taken from the Canada Job Bank

Program Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or Mature Student Status (19 years of age or more). Students will need to submit a proof of English Language Competency by any one of the following options:

Domestic Students:

  • Grade 10 English
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College (Score of 60% or more)

International Students:

  • IELTS 5.5 Bands or More
  • CLB Score of 6 or more
  • PTE Academic 50 or more
  • TOEFL IBT 46 or more
  • Duolingo 85 or more
  • completion of a 3 credit course in English/Communication from a recognized Post Secondary Canadian
  • Institution or from a country where English is the first language
  • English Language Proficiency Assessment Test conducted by the College(Score of 60% or more)

Program Duration

1120 hours, 56 weeks full-time, 70 weeks part-time.

In-class or combined method of delivery.

Learning Objectives

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols
  • Troubleshoot network problems • Support the creation of virtualized networks
  • Analyze system requirements to successfully execute workload migrations to the cloud.

Course Outline

Code Course Name Hours
ITP 101 Introduction to Computers 60
ITP 102 Technical Support Essentials 100
ITP 103 Computer Operating System I 160
ITP 104 Networking I 100
ITP 105 Networking II120 120
ITP 106 Security Fundamentals 80
ITP 201 Cloud Essentials 100
ITP 202 Cloud Administration 180
ITP 203 Career Preparation 60
ITP 204 Network Administrator Practicum 160
Total 1120

Fee Structure

# PARTICULARS FEE REMARKS
1 Tuition Fee $12000 Domestic Students
2 Course Material Fee $250
3 Registration $250
Total $12500
1 Tuition Fee $15000 International Students
2 Course Material Fee $250
3 Registration $250
Total $15500

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

Financial Assistance

Western Community College offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation.

  • BC Student Loan
  • In-house Financing
  • Student Line of Credit
  • Scholarships

Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

Why Study at Western Community College

  • Installment-based, low tuition fee.
  • 100% Practicum Placement
  • Weekday, weekend, and evening classes optionally available
  • Part-time or full-time class schedule
  • Free CLB preparation classes * Conditions Apply
  • Graduate employment rate: 97%

Admissions Contact Information

Mon – Sunday 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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