Programs

Network Administration

Important Dates

Next Cohort

November 23, 2020

Information Session(s)

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 6:00pm

Note

It is mandatory to attend an Information Session if you wish to be considered for the program.

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Program Overview

Full-time Program - Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC) LEA.80

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

Trains students to be Network Support Technicians. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to understand different network protocols, install, maintain network hardware, troubleshoot PC and network hardware, client operating and network operating systems. They will be able to design, implement and manage local and wide area networks, as well as respond users ‘needs.

More specifically, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the network needs of a business
  • Plan and implement network solutions
  • Plan, design and propose hardware and software components for computer network system
  • Install, configure and manage computer and network hardware
  • Analyze and implement system security
  • Provide problem-solving services support to network users and clients
  • Obtain industry certifications targeted to Cisco, Linux and Microsoft Technologies
  • Work in team and communicate effectively

THIS IS A TUITION FEE FREE PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES).




Job Outlook

According to the Government of Canada, the employment outlook for network administrators in the Montreal region is good for the 2019-2021 period. Employment growth in this occupation depends essentially on the demand for computer services and will lead to several new positions. Many of these will become available due to retirements.

Employers are looking for candidates with relational skills such as the ability to work in a team and communicate effectively as well as personal skills such as rigour and attention to details, the capacity for analysis and synthesis, organizational skills, the ability to work under pressure and to remain up to date.

Source: Government of Canada Job Bank / Occupation: Computer Network Technicians (Release date: 2020-01-22)

For more information in the job outlook, please consult the following website: occupation www.jobbank.gc.ca./trend-analysis/search-occupations

Job Titles

Upon completion of the program, students can expect to work as:

  • Local network technician
  • Extended network technician (RE)
  • Network support technician
  • Supervisor of IT operations
  • IT Coordinator
  • Computer network manager
  • Local area network administrator
  • Administrator of Internet systems, local network, extended networks (RE), system or network

Courses & Schedule

Program Schedule

Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (including 1-hour lunch break)

Program Duration

14 months including a 10 week work term in industry

*ALL COURSES ARE OFFERED IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
Credit Courses

Consists of 15 credit courses:



Number Title Hours
420-E03-AB Intro to Network Administration 45
420-Z24-AB Business Communication Skills and Job Search 60
420-E15-AB Windows Clients 75
420-E35-AB PC Work Station 75
420-E46-AB Cisco I 90
420-E78-AB Network Installation & Administration: I 120
420-E68-AB Network Operating System: Unix 120
420-E76-AB Cisco II 90
420-E84-AB Groupware Systems 60
420-E88-AB Network Installation & Administration: II 120
420-EA6-AB Cisco III 90
420-EB6-AB Cisco IV 90
420-EB4-AB Linux Server 60
420-EE4-AB Network Security 60
420-EEF-AB Work Term 345
Intro to Network Administration
Number420-E03-AB
Hours45
Business Communication Skills and Job Search
Number420-Z24-AB
Hours60
Windows Clients
Number420-E15-AB
Hours75
PC Work Station
Number420-E35-AB
Hours75
Cisco I
Number420-E46-AB
Hours90
Network Installation & Administration: I
Number420-E78-AB
Hours120
Network Operating System: Unix
Number420-E68-AB
Hours120
Cisco II
Number420-E76-AB
Hours90
Groupware Systems
Number420-E84-AB
Hours60
Network Installation & Administration: II
Number420-E88-AB
Hours120
Cisco III
Number420-EA6-AB
Hours90
Cisco IV
Number420-EB6-AB
Hours90
Linux Server
Number420-EB4-AB
Hours60
Network Security
Number420-EE4-AB
Hours60
Work Term
Number420-EEF-AB
Hours345

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Fulfill AEC admission requirements
  • Mathematics 536 or Math. TS5 or SN5 or equivalent
  • Aptitude test on logical problem solving and computer knowledge
  • Working knowledge of French an asset
  • Interview by the Selection Committee to evaluate the match between the candidates’ learning and career goals and the teaching objectives of the program

Admission Fees

Title Cost
Testing fee $75
Application fee $30
Registration fee $117 per semester (4 semesters)
Books $800 – $1000
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