Network Administrator

Business Administration

Program Info:

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 or equivalent or Mature Student Status. Courses are open to any applicant who possesses a good command of the English language and is able to follow instructions. An admissions interview will be administered to determine if the applicant has the required interest, motivation, and entry-level skills to take this program. Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule and may do so at times convenient to them.

Program Highlights

This program provides students with the necessary skill and knowledge to plan, install, and provide routine control over and manage exceptional situations in relation to quality communications network services in an information system. It provides in-depth knowledge of evaluating communications hardware, software, and transmission service alternatives against changing business requirements, maintaining links with network suppliers, monitoring network performance, providing support for systems, localizing and rectifying faults in networks and handling non-routine user/customer problems, and providing expertise and practical assistance in delivering service that complies with statutory and other standards, as well as strategic and tactical plans.

* Not all programs are offered at each location.

Career Opportunities

Recent studies indicate that strong growth in IT jobs, especially for skilled Computer and Network Operators, are expected over the next few years. Careers that correspond with the skills learned in this program include:

  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Operator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Administrator
  • Local Area Network (LAN) Technician


Upon completion of the program the participant must demonstrate the following core competencies:

  • Operating Systems
  • Advanced level of proficiency in a Windows operating system
  • Word Processing
  • Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
  • Spreadsheets
  • Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Database Management
  • Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Access
  • Office Skills
  • Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Outlook Level 1 and Basic Bookkeeping Level 1
  • Business Skills
  • Project Management Fundamentals Level 1, Business Correspondence Level 1, and Customer Service
  • Microsoft Certification
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Configuring, Microsoft Windows Server 2012: Installing and Configuring, Microsoft Server 2012: Administering, and Microsoft Server 2012: Configuring Advanced Services
  • PC Troubleshooting
  • CompTIA A+ 220-901 and CompTIA A+ 220-902
  • Computer Networking
  • CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, and CompTIA Security+
  • Job Readiness/Employability Skills
  • Job Search and Résumé Writing and Strategies for Success