Network Administration – AEC LEA.80

Important Message:

Per provincial guidelines regarding the COVID-19 situation, John Abbott has suspended in-person activities until further notice. If you have signed up for an information session or have put your name on a list to be contacted, you will receive an email with program details.

It is mandatory to attend an Information Session if you wish to be considered for the program.  To sign-up for an Information Session, please complete the form under the “Info session” tab below:



The Network Administration program trains students to be Network Support Technicians.  Upon completion of this program, students will be able to understand different network protocols, install, maintain network software, troubleshoot and manage a computer network, as well as respond to the network users ’needs.

More specifically, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the network needs of a business
  • Plan , design and propose hardware and software components for computer network system
  • Install, configure and manage the various components of a network
  • Set up and administer a computer network system
  • Analyze and implement system security.
  • Provide problem-solving services support to network users
  • Obtain computer certifications targeted to Cisco , Linux and Microsoft Technologies
  • Work in team and communicate effectively


According to the Government of Canada, the employment outlook for network administrators in the Montreal region is good for the 2019-2021 period. Employment growth in this occupation depends essentially on the demand for computer services and will lead to several new positions. Many of these will become available due to retirements.

Employers are looking for candidates with relational skills such as the ability to work in a team and communicate effectively as well as personal skills such as rigour and attention to details, the capacity for analysis and synthesis, organizational skills, the ability to work under pressure and to remain up to date.

Source: Government of Canada Job Bank / Occupation: Computer Network Technicians (Release date: 2020-01-22)

For more information in the job outlook, please consult the following website: occupation

Job Titles

Upon completion of the program, students can expect to work as:

  • Local network technician
  • Extended network technician (RE)
  • Network support technician
  • Supervisor of IT operations
  • IT Coordinator
  • Computer network manager
  • Local area network administrator
  • Administrator of Internet systems, local network, extended networks (RE), system or network

& Schedule

Course Number

Course Title

420-E03-AB Intro to Network Administration 45
420-Z24-AB Business Communication  Skills and  Job Search 60
420-E15-AB Windows Clients 75
420-E35-AB PC Work Station 75
420-E46-AB Cisco I 90
420-E78-AB Network Installation & Administration: I 120
420-E68-AB Network Operating System: Unix 120
420-E76-AB Cisco II 90
420-E84-AB Groupware Systems 60
420-E88-AB Network Installation & Administration: II 120
420-EA6-AB Cisco III 90
420-EB6-AB Cisco IV 90
420-EB4-AB Linux Server 60
420-EE4-AB Network Security 60
420-EEF-AB Work Term 345


  • Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (including 1-hour lunch break)


  • 14 months including a 10 week work term in industry

& Fees


  • Fulfill AEC admission requirements
  • Mathematics 536 or Math. TS5 or SN5 or equivalent
  • Aptitude test on logical problem solving and computer knowledge
  • Working knowledge of French an asset
  • Interview by the Selection Committee to evaluate the match between the candidates’ learning and career goals and the teaching objectives of the program AND


THIS IS A TUITION FEE FREE PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES).


  • Testing fee: $75
  • Application fee: $30
  • Registration fee: $117 per semester (4 semesters)
  • Books: $800 – $1000


Next  Program:

Next progam start date: August 24, 2020
 Information Session(s):

Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
Postpone to July 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Location:  Virtual Platform (TBC)

Network Administration Information Session Sign-up Sheet


Network Administration Info Session