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Opening Opportunities in the IT Sector

The Network Administrator Technician (NAT) Associate Certificate provides students with an introduction to the field of computer networking. The Information Technology (IT) sector has many career paths and areas of expertise. This program provides a foundation of knowledge that allows students to explore opportunities in the IT sector and after exposure in the industry, students are encouraged to move towards a specific concentration.

Students completing this program will have hands-on knowledge of network operating systems, the underlying communication protocols, and the supporting hardware. Network Administrator Technicians, under guidance of more senior administrators, may be responsible for setting up servers, workstations and peripherals. They may install and maintain the network hardware and software; ensure network connectivity, perform equipment and software upgrades, ensure data integrity, and implement basic network security.

This program is ideal for individuals in an organization to assume some responsibility for Network Administration.

The program

Students are required to complete four courses which total 24 credits. The courses can be taken in any order provided students meet the prerequisite for each course. A pass mark of 70% is required for each course.

Completion of industry certifications does not preclude any of the courses and course exemption is not provided for industry certifications. Students are encouraged to write associated industry certifications after completing the courses but this is not a requirement of the program.

Program Completion Deadline: Students are expected to complete the full program within three years from the time of enrollment.

Program Entry

Register today for part-time studies courses.

BCIT part-time studies courses and programs are taught assuming that registrants not only have a BC Grade 12 level of English, but also have proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

BCIT has several upgrading courses for students who wish to improve their English language skills.

Entrance requirements

Applicants to the program are expected to have current work experience and prior knowledge of computers in the work place from a users perspective. Prerequisites for each of the courses are identified in the course outlines.

Students should apply to the program through the established Program Declaration procedure. All application enquiries should be directed to eeinfo@bcit.ca.

Program declaration

Effective January 7th, 2016, Program Declaration requests must be completed online. A declaration fee will be assessed at the time of the request. BCIT will no longer accept paper Program Declaration requests starting January 7th, 2016. Students who submitted paper declaration requests prior to January 7th, 2016 are not required to pay the fee.

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that BCIT is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined. BCIT continuously reviews programs and implements changes based on industry and market trends. Program Declaration guarantees that credit for courses which are a part of your program will be honoured despite program requirement changes.

Program Declaration also provides the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.

It is not necessary to declare prior to registering in most part-time studies courses. It is a good idea to complete one or two courses before submitting your program declaration. Check your program's Entry page for specific requirements.

Upon approval, a program plan will be sent to you confirming your program of study.

Declare Now

Please allow approximately 8 weeks for processing.

Courses

Program matrix

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Required Courses: Credits
  CITX 1110 A+ Hardware Technician 6.0
  CITX 1160 Cisco CCNA Level 1 6.0
  CITX 2200 Microsoft Server Level 1 6.0
  CITX 2210 Linux Essentials 6.0
 
Total Credits: 24.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Graduating & Jobs

A pathway into full-time studies allows graduates of the Network Administrator Technician (NAT) Associate Certificate to obtain advanced credit in the Computer Information Systems Administration (CISA) diploma program. Candidates must take the following additional courses:
  1. A computer programming fundamentals course endorsed by the CISA program
  2. CITX 2165 Implementing Windows Workstation
  3. CITX 2500 Computer Administration for Advanced Placement
NAT Associate Certificate graduates who successfully complete the above three courses and meet the CISA entrance requirements are eligible to apply for direct entry into Level 2 of the CISA program.

Note: Candidates must complete the four courses within the NAT Associate Certificate and also complete the additional three courses before they will be accepted into CISA Level 2.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

To view these results, you may need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed in your Web browser.

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Gigi Machtaler, Program Assistant
604-432-8237
Gigi_Machtaler@bcit.ca

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