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Sterling College - Diploma in Network Administration
Prepare yourself for a career in the network administration field and advance your current position. IT skills and services in Network Administration are increasing in all industries. From finance to healthcare. An IT qualification will diversify your options and transform your skill sets to obtain your dream career in any industry! The purpose of the Diploma Network Administration program is to provide students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the computer networking field. The program will provide you with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in IT networking which meets industry needs for appropriately qualified information technology (IT) employees. Become a member of the IT world and become in-demand!
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Diploma in Network Administration

Program Details

Program Name: Network Administration
Credential: Diploma
Length: 2 Years

Start Date: Fall, Winter
Location: Vancouver
Email: info@sterlingcollege.ca

*Program is pending for delivery by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).

Sterling College has the advantage of offering dual credentials for the Diploma in Network Administration program. The 2nd credential is awarded from Red Deer College.

Prepare yourself for a career in the network administration field and advance your current position. IT skills and services in Network Administration are increasing in all industries. From finance to healthcare. An IT qualification will diversify your options and transform your skill sets to obtain your dream career in any industry! The purpose of the Diploma Network Administration program is to provide students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the computer networking field. The program will provide you with the opportunity to achieve a qualification in IT networking which meets industry needs for appropriately qualified information technology (IT) employees. Become a member of the IT world and become in-demand!

Program Outline
Semester 1
CS111 IT Systems

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the basic concepts of computing, including computer hardware, operating systems, networking infrastructure, IT technical support and security concepts.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:

1. Install and configure hardware and software components of computer architecture
2. Configure a variety of operating systems
3. Explain the hardware and software components of a network, including the Internet
4. Apply the fundamentals of IT technical support concepts and practice to manage hardware and software resources to meet organizational and end user requirements.
5. Discuss a range of security concepts, tools and techniques
6. Explain the hardware, software, and operating system components of a computer

CS112 Data Handling and Web Concepts

Students will gain a basic knowledge and understanding of designing and creating websites and Structured Query Language.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Apply the relational model of database design
2. Employ a range of common SQL statements
3. Analyse and solve data handling problems
4. Design and build a website, using appropriate techniques, taking usability and accessibility into account.
5. Discuss the legal, ethical and security related issues surrounding gathering, storing, accessing and sharing information
6. Test and reflect on the usability of a website focusing on its ability to communicate its content clearly

CS113 Professional Practices

Students will demonstrate awareness of appropriate professional, legal and ethical practice as an emerging IT professional, communicate and work effectively both as part of a team and independently.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Discuss legislation that relates to the Information Technology industry
2. Explain the importance of ethical behaviour and evaluate the main ethical considerations facing Information Technology professionals.
3. Discuss the organisational context and impact of IT on business
4. Apply information presentation skills
5. Apply personal and interpersonal skills including, leadership, teamwork and relationship management
6. Develop and propose a solution to meet a business need
7. Understand role of information systems in an organisation and explain how they support organisational goals

CS114 Programming Principles

Students will be introduced to computer programming.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:

1. Compare and contrast a range of design principles
2. Create, debug and test simple programs using fundamental programming constructs, principles and tools
3. Work with both procedural and objected oriented methods
4. Demonstrate understanding of the objectives, people involved, tasks and deliverables of each stage in the systems development life cycle.
5. Use a variety of number bases such as binary, decimal and hexadecimal

Semester 2
CS115 Computer Servicing Skills

Students will gain experience in working with PC hardware, networking, laptops, printers and operational procedures.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably
demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Describe common computer architecture
2. Analyse the relationship between computer hardware and the operating system
3. Describe a range of operating systems
4. Describe a variety of networking components
5. Describe a range of network services
6. Configure and administer a range of hardware resources
7. Troubleshoot a range of problems using appropriate tools and procedures

CS116 Operating Systems

Students will gain experience in working with operating systems, maintenance procedures, basic OS security settings and client-side virtualization. They will develop knowledge and understanding of network concepts and network operating system installation, configuration, management and security.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Configure and administer a range of software resources
2. Use graphical and command line interfaces
3. Describe organisational requirements, such as performance capacity and business continuity
4. Troubleshoot a range of software and security problems using appropriate tools and procedures
5. Describe a range of security issues and solutions such as unauthorised access, authentication and human behavior
6. Describe common network operating system architecture
7. Investigate network operating system concepts related to hardware and the operating system
8. Administer and configure a range of network services and application types
9. Troubleshoot a range of networking problems using appropriate tools and procedures

CS117 Networking

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of network concepts and networking hardware installation, configuration, management and security.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Explain the purpose and properties of networking components and services
2. Compare and contrast a range of networking technologies and standards
3. Configure and administer a range of networking resources
4. Troubleshoot a range of networking hardware and software problems
5. Describe a range of network security problems

CS118 Systems Administration and Management

Students will gain an understanding of core database administration concepts, manipulate data and administer a database. They will develop a broad knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing, as well as an operational knowledge and understanding of IT service management.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Understand and apply database management system (DBMS) concepts to administer a database
2. Create queries to manipulate a database
3. Apply DBMS optimisation, security and backups
4. Discuss virtualisation and cloud services
5. Discuss the role and responsibilities of the IT support team
6. Understand how IT service management operates within an established framework

Semester 3
CS119 Directory Services

Students will gain an operational knowledge of the installation and configuration of a directory service.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Analyse and plan a directory service to meet organisational requirements
2. Implement and manage a directory service
3. Write scripts to manage a directory service

CS121 Routing and Switching

Students will gain knowledge of the major aspects of routing and switching to design, install, configure, and operate LAN services for small and medium sized networks.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Apply advanced switching techniques to troubleshoot and resolve switching issues
2. Configure VLANs to isolate traffic
3. Apply routing techniques to maintain networks
4. Apply routing protocols to implement networks
5. Analyze and design an IP network to implement an organizational network.

CS122 Connecting Networks

Students will learn specialized knowledge and application of aspects of routing and switching so as to be able to configure, analyze, and troubleshoot LAN and WAN services for small and medium sized networks.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Implement routing and switching configurations to maintain networks
2. Use troubleshooting techniques to resolve routing and switching issues
3. Analyse networking scenarios to recommend remedial actions
4. Create technical documents
5. Analyse LANs and WANs to support IT infrastructure
6. Design and implement LANs and WAN

CS123 Network Management

Students will learn specialized knowledge of device security, network management, and network planning so as to be able to manage and protect small and medium sized networks.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Configure traffic filtering to protect IT assets
2. Implement advanced network and mitigation techniques to secure assets
3. Apply knowledge of Cloud Computing and SDN
4. Design and document network requirements to support network planning
5. Monitor networks using appropriate tools
6. Design and implement security for a medium sized network

Semester 4
CS124 Wireless Networking

Students will develop specialized knowledge and application of wireless networking.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Apply advanced wireless techniques to resolve networking issues
2. Apply protocols and technologies to configure wireless networks
3. Design and implement a wireless network

CS125 Unified Communications

To give students specialised knowledge and application of unified communications and network convergence.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Analyse the impact of convergence on a network
2. Implement unified communications
3. Design and implement unified communications to meet organisational requirements.

CS126 Network Security

Students learn the knowledge and skills to secure LANs.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Configure firewalls and VPNs to protect IT assets
2. Explain network threats and mitigation techniques
3. Analyse and implement network security to meet organisational requirements
4. Analyse threats using appropriate tools
5. Configure secure routing and switching
6. Design and implement advanced network security for a LAN

CS127 IT Management

Students will develop knowledge and skills to use a project management methodology in an IT service management framework contextualized to the content of the program.

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the following learning outcomes:
1. Apply IT service management using an established framework to meet organisational requirements
2. Apply software licensing and compliance procedures
3. Apply project management planning, management and control techniques to solve business problems
4. Apply critical thinking and business skills to analyse an IT related project
5. Create a project plan.

Admissions Requirments

All students are required to meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Graduation from Grade 12 or equivalent (high school diploma, Adult Graduation Diploma, General Educational Development) or an equivalent secondary school
    completion from a recognized jurisdiction; or
  • Mature student status (19 years of age or older before the start of classes). Mature students will be interviewed by the Program Administrator to determine if the student has the appropriate level of literacy, numeracy, comprehension and/or written skills to enable successful completion of the program. Applicants may be required to submit a resume, school transcripts and/or letters of recommendation.
  • If English is not the first language, students are required to have one of the following to qualify for enrolment to this program:
  • IELTS score of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5) or an equivalent English language benchmark verified by the institution

 

For domestic students, Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant status is required.
International students are required to possess a valid study visa for programs longer than six months and prior to the program start date. International students are also required to have sufficient accident and medical insurance coverage to cover any injuries or illnesses that may occur during the educational term.

How to Apply

Please reach out to one of our Admissions Advisors by phone at 1-877-731-9810 (Vancouver) or 1-800-668-9301 (Surrey) if you need any help during the application process.
Tuition and Fees
Information Technology Programs Domestic Fees Per Year International Fees Per Year
Diploma in Software Development $10,500 $14,500
Diploma in Network Administration $10,500 $14,500

Tuition fees are pending approval and subject to change.

All Programs* An additional college application fee of $100 for domestic students and $300 for international students will be payable at the time of registration.

International Students: There is an additional fee of $525 for health insurance required for all international students.

For full details on program fees and tuition please visit our program fees page.

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