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Network Administrator Specialist
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12-month Network Administration Specialist Program

Our network systems training prepares you for the challenges of a career in the IT industry, teaching you the skills you need to succeed and protect the complex system that runs our day-to-day lives.

This short program allows you to start your career as a Network Systems Administrator in just 12 months. It covers the foundations of network security such as hardware and networking, system administration, desktop support, network infrastructure, network systems, system automation, computing and network Architecture. You will learn how to fully manage network systems as well as provide desktop support for any organization. As you progress through the program, you will be able to write the following certifications: MCSA/MCSECCNACWNASecurity+Linux+LPI-1ITIL Foundation.

Career opportunities:

  • Network Administrator
  • Computer Network Technician
  • Network Support Technician
  • LAN Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Analyst
  • Computer & Network Operator
  • User Support Analyst
  • IT Support Technician
  • Desktop Support Specialist
  • Hardware Installation Coordinator
  • LAN Technician
  • PC & Server Technician

Key Information:

  • Delivery: ONLINE
  • Duration: 48 weeks
  • Starts: April, October
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Wages: Average base salary is $83,730/year (* Indeed)
  • Credit Transfer (Articulation): Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.


The NAS program content formulates the first 12 months of the 18-month Network Security Specialist Program; students can opt to continue from this program into the next one. If you have at least one year of industry experience in network security or have completed the Network Administrator Specialist program, you can continue your studies with our advanced Network Security Specialist diploma. You will learn Advanced Network Systems, Computer Forensics for the First Responder, Enterprise Administration using Linux, Network Optimization and Monitoring, Encryption, Public Key Infrastructure Architecture & Administration, Hands-On Network Exploits, and Vulnerability & Penetration Testing.

A dynamic career.
In one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.


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Centre for Arts & Technology courses are taught by respected industry professionals, dedicated to helping others get their start. Instructors all have years of experience working in the field and know what it takes to make it in today’s workplace. Centre for Arts & Technology schools are more than hallways and classrooms, instructors and students. We’re a community that will nurture you along your educational journey, provide challenges and opportunities, mentorship and motivation, and will foster a collaborative environment where you can reach your full potential.

Centre for Arts and Technology (CAT) and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) have also partnered to create the CAT-BCIT Pathway: a cross-institutional agreement enabling CAT graduates entry into BCIT’s School of Business.

The heart of the Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, BC is known for its unique climate offering students a virtual four-season playground. Our campus facilities include:

  • Contemporary audio recording studios
  • Photography and film studio outfitted with wall and lighting grid
  • State-of-the-art interior design, veterinary, animation, and technical labs
  • Numerous edit suites and computer labs with industry-standard software and hardware
  • Students lounges where we host numerous events throughout the year
  • Over 10,000 square feet of learning space

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