Network Administration

Important Dates

Next Program

Registration completed

THIS IS A MINISTRY (M.E.E.S.) FUNDED PROGRAM (Ministère de l'Éducation Ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur). Although this is not a Services-Québec purchased program, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance through your local Services-Quebec office. If eligible, ask agent to list you under our general contract # 588483-0

Information Session


It is mandatory to attend an information session if you are to be considered a serious candidate for the program.

Required for the information session: Access to a device which will allow you to participate in a video conference.

Aptitude testing:

Aptitude Test results is mandatory to be considered for this program*
*If you have previously completed an aptitude test for one of our AEC’s, the results are valid for 6 months (inclusively) from the date you took the test.
Candidates are not eligible to re-test within 6 months of taking the test. You are welcome to test again after the 6 month mark.

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Program Overview

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


Train students to be Network Support Technicians. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to understand different network protocols, install and 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 a 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:

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

Day Schedule - Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1:00 -2:30 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)

Program Duration

14 months including a 10 week work term in industry

Program Delivery

Classes may be offered online

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
Business Communication Skills and Job Search
Windows Clients
PC Work Station
Cisco I
Network Installation & Administration: I
Network Operating System: Unix
Cisco II
Groupware Systems
Network Installation & Administration: II
Cisco III
Cisco IV
Linux Server
Network Security
Work Term

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
Recommendations for minimal hardware configuration

Please note that the bandwidth capacity may vary depending on the density of the multimedia experience. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to have a standard high-speed connection (5MB/s) to benefit fully from the online experience.

  • Internet Connection – 50 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 25 Mbps upload speeds  (This will allow for less disruption during your online courses).
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or i7; or Apple M1 or higher.
  • Display: 13 inch  (a second screen is recommended, but not necessary).
  • RAM: 16 GB minimum


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