Information Technology: Network Administration

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
Saint JohnSeptember 2018
WoodstockSeptember 2018

Program Overview

Networks connect businesses with the buying world. You’ll learn how to design, implement, troubleshoot and administer secure networks and internetworks, as well as advanced skills in network and internet operating systems, network infrastructure, administration, and security. As electronic communication continues to dominate industries, business leaders rely upon network administrators for success.

Please note: Students who have successfully completed the Network Support program have the opportunity to enter directly into the second year of the Network Administration program.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

    (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of Information Technology (IT) are attractive to organizations at all levels in the IT field, and they are finding and retaining related employment across the entire spectrum of the New Brunswick market, ranging from small independent shops, through large private organizations, to the government itself. Graduate follow-up surveys have consistently revealed a relevant employment rate in excess of 90 percent. With all estimates pointing toward healthy growth in the IT industry, the outlook for Information Technology graduates is positive.

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    NOC Codes

    2281 - Computer network technicians

    What you will learn

    • Computer Hardware
    • Operating Systems
    • Networking Basics
    • Microsoft Office™
    • Visual Basic™ (VB) Programming
    • Web Page Design
    • Written and Oral Communications
    • Advanced Operating Systems
    • Computer Repair
    • Cisco™ Technologies (CCNA): • Routers and Routing Basics • Routing and Switching • WAN Technologies
    • Microsoft™ Technologies: • Microsoft Windows™ • Microsoft Active Directory™ Administration • Microsoft Windows Server™ Administration • Microsoft Exchange Server™ • Microsoft™ Network Infrastructure and Design • Microsoft™ Security Administration
    • Linux/Unix Administration
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Employability Skills Work Attachment

    Specific Considerations

    The Cisco Networking Academy Program is integrated into the Network Administration IT diploma concentration, and ensures that the curriculum maintains current industry standards. High School students having taken IT120 will receive credit for Introduction to Computer Applications SAAL1388 delivered in first term of all NBCC IT offerings. High School students may also be given credit Cisco Networking Academy Program courses they have taken in high school.

    This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. To find these technical specifications, see L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

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