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Entrance Requirements

  • BC High School Grade 12 English and Grade 12 Math, or equivalent knowledge.
  • Prior post-secondary education and/or related work experience.

ANAD was developed for a specific audience, those who have prior education or experience and connections in this related field.

This program is aimed at mature students with other post-secondary education, and work experience looking to validate their knowledge, or those with connections to potential employers.

Students without related network experience or higher-level technical education are not candidates for Network Administrator roles.

ANAD is not designed for those students just out of high school with no other education or work experience, those students should consider completing a Diploma or Degree from BCIT in order to be well-positioned in the job market.

Note: This program is not designed to be completed in a Full-time delivery as each course has prerequisites and PTS scheduling varies from term to term. Depending on program start dates most students cannot complete ANAD in less than 4 terms due to prerequisites and the scheduling of part-time courses.

Please contact the department for course planning.

Start with just one course:

Complete COMP 1002 Applied Computer Concepts
prior to COMP 2629 – Enterprise Networking Fundamentals

Please complete COMP 2629 prior to declaring your program.

Students who have completed or who are in working toward BCIT’s School of Energy’s Network Administrator Technician, NAT – Associate Certificate will not be approved for Applied Network Administration and Design, ANAD due to learning outcome duplication.


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