Network Technology Administration and Security

CREDENTIAL: Post-Degree Diploma

Advance your skills in network infrastructure, administration, support, and security for careers in computer information systems management and analysis.

Tuition: 41443*
Credential: Post-Degree Diploma
Length: 2 0 years
Hours: Full-time
Delivery: Class-based and Online
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Campus: Downtown Downtown
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sep

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What you will learn

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Plan, create, and implement computer network systems
  • Work with clients and team members to provide desktop/server support
  • Implement IT system and data security policies
  • Design, implement and maintain a full virtualization environment
  • Engage in computer forensic investigation
  • Design, implement, maintain, and monitor a network using Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Lead, manage, and direct small-to-medium scale IT projects
  • Perform shell scripting or other basic scripting tasks
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations
  • Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks and to co-ordinate access and use of computer networks
  • Evaluate and install computer hardware, networking software, operating system software and software applications
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and administer the use of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), wireless networks, mainframe networks, computer workstations, connections to the Internet and peripheral equipment

What to expect

Students will engage with the material in this program through hands-on exercises and projects involving typical IT work situations, including scenarios from industry. Other instructional strategies include the use of case-studies and group discussions based around current events related to IT news, and the demonstration of troubleshooting techniques. 

Class-time will utilize active-learning strategies such as problem-based learning, simulations, and interactive classroom lectures. Some classes may be delivered partially or fully online.

Admission requirements


  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of English demonstrated by one of the following:


  • Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.
  • International applicants must be 17 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
  • Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
  • All VCC applicants are required to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. English requirements vary by program. For details, visit VCC International - English Requirements.   

Recommended Characteristics

This program is suited for students who wish enter the IT field or who have an interest in computers and information technology.

Students should have:

  • an interest in keeping their technical skills up-to-date
  • an interest in network administration and security
  • good communication, research, and problem-solving skills
  • an aptitude for working with technology hands on

Courses *

While there is no scheduled term break in this program, there are some short breaks in between terms. The length varies between 3 and 5 weeks depending on the term.

Prior learning assessment and recognition

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is not available for this program.

Fees and other costs *

Please check the Network Technology Administration and Security minimum laptop requirements.

Tuition deposits are payable usually within three weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Tuition Deposit

10900 (10000 non-refundable)

Tution deposits are payable usually within two (2) weeks after a Letter of Offer is issued.

Fee descriptionFee AmountNotes
Application fee145
Tuition Tuition 41443
Student union409
College initiative123
Materials0 not including textbooks
Campus resource415
Tools (deposit)0
Coverall (deposit)0
Uniform (deposit)0
Medical and Dental 561
Temporary Medical Insurance 149
U-PASS 1083
Program-specific extra fees0

This is an international cohort program. As international cohorts are exclusively for international students, international fees apply throughout the duration of the program.

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Jan 2025
(Winter term)
February 01, 2024
May 2024
(Spring/Summer term)
June 01, 2023
Sep 2024
(Fall term)
October 01, 2023


  • Apply Now: Qualified applicants may receive offers of admission if seats are available, or placed on waitlists if seats are full.
  • Closed: Applications are not accepted.
  • For details about application availability based on study permit status and recommendations if the application status is closed, visit the Availability Status page.
Apply to VCC international programs online. Check the application availability status for your desired program and intake before applying.

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