Next Cohort starting on
REVISED DATE - June 19, 2023
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(s) - Virtual
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.
Full-time Program - Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC) LEA.80
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).
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
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
Day Schedule - Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1:00 -2:30 p.m. (1 hour lunch break)
14 months including a 10 week work term in industry
Program Delivery - Hybrid learning
Classes may be offered online and in person (hybrid)
Consists of 15 credit courses:
|420-E03-AB||Intro to Network Administration||45|
|420-Z24-AB||Business Communication Skills and Job Search||60|
|420-E35-AB||PC Work Station||75|
|420-E78-AB||Network Installation & Administration: I||120|
|420-E68-AB||Network Operating System: Unix||120|
|420-E88-AB||Network Installation & Administration: II||120|
- 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
|Registration fee||$117 per semester (4 semesters)|
|Books||$800 – $1000|