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Networking Technology Certificate


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The Networking Technology Certificate is intended for individuals who wish to develop their skills in information technology. It is designed for those who are entering this area, or for those already employed in the field who wish to upgrade their skills.

Planned by experienced educators and a professional advisory committee, this program is taught by information technology professionals who emphasize the development of practical skills and their application in the field. Courses are aligned with several industry exams, giving students the opportunity to acquire relevant, industry-recognized certifications in addition to their VCC credential.

Graduates of this program will acquire knowledge to work or continue to work in entry-level information technology positions in a variety of settings. Students learn through a combination of lectures and labs to gain hands-on experience. Students also complete a course in project management and develop a major working system through self-directed study.

Prerequisites: Courses may have prerequisites. Please check the course description for details.

Courses can be taken individually. In order to graduate from the Networking Technology Certificate program, the student must submit a completed Program Application form.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April 1 to 2 years Certificate Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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If you're ready and know the program you want, register now. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:
  • Understand and design wired and wireless network infrastructures, including Local Area Networks
  • Define, isolate, analyze, resolve, and document problems in a Windows environment
  • Install, maintain, and monitor Windows Server systems
  • Understand and design Internet services, such as web servers and file transfer
  • Provide client support and communicate troubleshooting findings
  • Lead, manage, and direct small to medium-scale IT projects
  • Understand and develop basic security measures including defence in depth, authentication, authorization and access control
  • Develop hands on skills with Microsoft operating systems and applications
  • Understand the importance of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
  • Install, configure and maintain Active Directory Domain Services

INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES, DESIGN AND DELIVERY MODE

The majority of class time is devoted to practical hands-on training with hardware and software applications. The remaining class time is spent on theory which is presented by means of lectures and demonstrations. Students will work individually and in groups. Written, spoken, and computer generated production will be required of all students. Punctuality and attendance is mandatory

PROGRAM DURATION

Students may take 1-4 courses per term. Some courses are available only once per year. Students may complete the program within 1-2 years on a part-time basis.


EVALUATION OF STUDENT LEARNING

Students will be evaluated using a combination of assignments, projects, presentations, theory and/or practical exams. External examination will be required for professional certifications.

CREDENTIAL

A Network Technology Certificate from Vancouver Community College is awarded on successful completion of all course requirements.


REQUIRED COURSE(S):

ELECTIVE COURSE(S):

Students in the Certificate program may select any three of the following courses as electives.


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

This program does not have additional admission requirements. The courses are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.


Recommended Characteristics:

This program is suited for students who wish to further their technical skills in the area of computer networking and who have a strong aptitude for computers and networking.

Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Gain a competitive advantage in the world of IT.

Our networking technology certificate program provides students with expertise in computer networking technologies. These courses lead to individual industry recognized certifications.

Join us for an information session at VCC's Downtown campus, 200-block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.

Date Day Time Room Location
November 20, 2018 Tuesday 6 - 7 p.m. Room 627 Downtown


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Contact us:

Program Coordinator: Sid Khullar, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8670
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(NETT 2105) Security Fundamentals 2.0 credits    $659.17



Focuses on the vital fundamentals of security, such as security layers, authentication, authorization, and accounting. Other topics include security policies, network security, basics of cryptography, operational/organizational security, and protecting the server and client.

Please check the Downtown Campus Bookstore website for textbook information.

Prerequisite: A+ Hardware (NETT 2119), or Server Fundamentals (NETT 2113).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30491 DTN Rm. 627
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
10-Sep-2018
to 26-Nov-2018
St Louis, Phillip
Register


(NETT 2119) A+ Hardware 2.0 credits    $762.98



The CompTIA A+ Certification course is the first step in preparing for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician. Build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to develop fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. Students acquire the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

 

Please check the Downtown Campus Bookstore website for textbook information.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30137 DTN Rm. 627
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
12-Sep-2018
to 14-Nov-2018
Sheldon, Wes
Register


(NETT 2122) Project + Management 2.0 credits    $659.17



Ideal for IT business professionals, this course prepares students to write the CompTIA Project+ certification exam and teaches how to lead, manage, and direct small- to medium-scale projects. Examine the business, interpersonal, and technical project management skills required to successfully manage technological project deployments.

Please check the Downtown Campus Bookstore website for textbook information.

Prerequisite: A+ Hardware (NETT 2119), or Server Fundamentals (NETT 2113).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30171 DTN Rm. 630
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
12-Sep-2018
to 19-Sep-2018
Ghesen, Feras
Register
  30171 DTN Rm. 630
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Sep-2018
Ghesen, Feras
Register
  30171 DTN Rm. 630
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
03-Oct-2018
to 14-Nov-2018
Ghesen, Feras
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 (201991)

(NETT 2104) Networking Fundamentals 2.0 credits    $659.17



Learn the fundamentals of local area networking and wired/wireless networks, define networks with the OSI Model, and develop an understanding of Internet Protocol, implementing TCP/IP, and networking services. Build your knowledge of wide area networks, network security, and defining network infrastructures. 

 

Please check the Downtown Campus Bookstore website for textbook information.

Prerequisite: A+ Hardware (NETT 2119) or Server Fundamentals (NETT 2113).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10220 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Jan-2019
to 26-Mar-2019
Sheldon, Wes


(NETT 2107) MCTS Active Directory 2.0 credits    $659.17



Learn to implement, configure, manage, and troubleshoot Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 environments. Explore core AD DS concepts and functionality, implementing group policies, performing backup and restoration, and monitoring and troubleshooting Active Directory-related issues. This course is intended to prepare students for the MCTS Active Directory Exam (Exam 70-640). Please note that this course may utilize cloud technology using Microsoft Azure to enhance the student learning experience.

Please check the Downtown Campus Bookstore website for textbook information.

Prerequisite: A+ Hardware (NETT 2119), or Server Fundamentals (NETT 2113).

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10349 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
24-Jan-2019
to 28-Mar-2019
Lam, Michael
Register


(NETT 2113) Server Fundamentals 2.0 credits    $659.17



A lab-based course that covers Windows Server fundamentals such as managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting. Topics include storage, Active Directory, File and Print services, and Windows Network Services and Applications. Learn to navigate the OS environment, install servers, use administrative tools, and manage Windows file systems.

Please check the Downtown Campus Bookstore website for textbook information.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10351 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
21-Jan-2019
to 01-Apr-2019
St Louis, Phillip
Register


(NETT 2119) A+ Hardware 2.0 credits    $762.98



The CompTIA A+ Certification course is the first step in preparing for a career as an entry-level information technology (IT) professional or personal computer (PC) service technician. Build on your existing user-level knowledge and experience with personal computer software and hardware to develop fundamental skills and concepts that you will use on the job. Students acquire the essential skills and information needed to install, upgrade, repair, configure, troubleshoot, optimize, and perform preventative maintenance on basic personal computer hardware and operating systems.

 

Please check the Downtown Campus Bookstore website for textbook information.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10202 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
23-Jan-2019
to 27-Mar-2019
Sheldon, Wes


A+ Hardware (NETT 2119)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $762.98
Directive Studies (NETT 2206)
course schedule schedule
4.0 credits N/A
MCTS Active Directory (NETT 2107)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $659.17
Networking Fundamentals (NETT 2104)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $659.17
Project + Management (NETT 2122)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $659.17
Security Fundamentals (NETT 2105)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $659.17
Server Fundamentals (NETT 2113)
course schedule schedule
2.0 credits $659.17


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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