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Network and Systems Administrator Diploma



Network and Systems Administrator Diploma

Network and Computer Technology course - Winnipeg - MITT

Canadian Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 years (16 months of study)
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • Tuition1
    $9,816

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

International Student

At A Glance

  • Duration
    2 years (16 months of study)
  • Credential
    Diploma
  • work practicum
    Yes
  • Tuition1
    $19,150

1Tuition is estimated and subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

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The NSA program provides learners with comprehensive skills in Information Technology infrastructure design and support. Students apply their learning in hands-on advanced labs outfitted with industry-grade hardware and software from universally recognized technology leaders such as Cisco, Microsoft, Red Hat, and AWS. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to perform tasks related to networking, routing, switching, on-prem and cloud server administration, as well as essential remote access, communication, and messaging technologies.

The NSA program offers curriculum and certification pathways from leading vendor academy partners in Information and Communication Technology education, such as:

  • Cisco Networking Academy
  • Microsoft Learn for Educators
  • CompTIA
  • AWS Academy
  • Red Hat Academy

Students in the NSA program are prepared to write industry certification exams such as:

  • AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
  • Cisco CCNA-Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions
  • AZ-900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • MS-900 Microsoft 365 Fundamentals
  • MS-203 Microsoft 365 Messaging Administrator Associate
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA A+

MITT students can choose to write their certification exams at MITT's Test Centre. The cost of certification exams is not included in tuition, but MITT students and alumni are eligible for discounted pricing through our partners.

Eligible students can participate in a fifteen-week (one-term) work practicum placement. The Work Practicum is an integral pathway to transition students from the MITT learning environment to the workplace. It offers students the opportunity to gain industry-relevant experience with a recognized employer, build on their technical skills while increasing confidence, employability, and job readiness, and make valuable contacts.

All students participate in MITT’s Bridging to Work workshops, which provide them with a foundation in the employability and essential skills employers demand.

Who it is for

Individuals who love to solve complex problems, have a desire to understand business processes and procedures, who are comfortable explaining complex topics to experts and non-experts alike, and who are eager to acquire progressive knowledge through self-guided lifelong learning.

Course information
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Entrance requirements

Fall 2023 Onward

Manitoba high school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent, including:

  • A minimum average of 70% over the following, with no less than 60% in each course:

    • Mathematics 40S
    • English Language Arts 40S
    • A third 40S academic course 
  • A minimum score of 55 per cent on the Technology Programs Aptitude Test (TPAT). Find more information and a sample TPAT test on the Technology Programs Aptitude Test (TPAT) page.

Students needing to upgrade any of these high school requirements may contact one of MITT’s Adult Learning Centres (ALC).

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

It is also strongly recommended that students be proficient in basic computer skills such as email, web searches, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software prior to applying for this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Spring 2024 May
  • Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or
  • Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fall 2024 September
  • Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or
  • Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Winter 2025 January
  • Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or
  • Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition $9,816
Practicum Fee $900
Fees $800
Estimated Textbook Costs2 $650
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
$2,100
Estimated Program Cost $14,266

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the program information section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

Textbook information for this program is included on the supply list.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Entrance requirements

Fall 2023 Onward

High school diploma (or expected completion within 45 days of the program start date), or equivalent. International applicants must meet the general entrance requirements [PDF] based on country/curriculum of study. Applicants must also meet the program-specific requirements, including:

  • A minimum average of 70% over the following, with no less than 60% in each course:

    • Senior level Mathematics (equivalent to a 40S Mathematics course)
    • Senior level Language Arts (equivalent to 40S English Language Arts course)
    • A third senior level academic course (equivalent to a 40S academic course)
  • A minimum score of 55 per cent on the Technology Programs Aptitude Test (TPAT). Find more information and a sample TPAT test on the Technology Programs Aptitude Test (TPAT) page.

*All high school grades will be converted to an equivalent Manitoba grade scale.

Students needing to upgrade any of these high school requirements may contact one of MITT’s Adult Learning Centres (ALC).

If educated outside of Canada, applicants must also have demonstrated English Language Proficiency.

It is also strongly recommended that students be proficient in basic computer skills such as email, web searches, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software prior to applying for this program.

Intakes

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Intakes Start Month* Class Hours
Spring 2024 May
  • Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or
  • Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fall 2024 September
  • Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or
  • Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Winter 2025 January
  • Day: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or
  • Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information on current availability, visit apply.mitt.ca/guide. (Click “Get Started” and “view Available Programs”.)

*Note: Start date does not include Work Skills Foundations. For information on the start of your Work Skills Foundations course, please see: Academic Schedule.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation. Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace. Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Estimated Program Costs

2024/25

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Item Cost1
Tuition Year 1: $19,150
Year 2 (4-month practicum): $1,500
Fees Year 1: $800
Year 2 (4-month practicum): $275
Health Insurance Year 1: $1,006.50
Year 2 (4-month practicum): $327.25
Estimated Textbook Costs2 $650
Estimated Supply Costs2
(Includes laptop)
$2,100
Estimated Program Cost $25,808.75

Supplies

A complete supply list can be found in the program information section.

Details regarding additional technology requirements for online learning at MITT can be found here.

Textbooks

Textbook information for this program is included on the supply list.

Work Skills Foundations

Starting in August 2022, domestic and international students enrolling in most post-secondary programs at MITT will be required to complete Work Skills Foundations.

Formerly known as Introduction to College and Work, Work Skills Foundations helps you successfully transition into a post-secondary academic environment and navigate the cultural, academic, and work expectations you find there as well as in the workplace.

Work Skills Foundations will be open for students to complete, independently and online, two weeks prior to their program start date. Please note that completion is mandatory for graduation.

Visit our Work Skills Foundations page for full information.

Work practicum

Eligible students participate in a fifteen-week work practicum placement in the computer industry to provide them relevant practical experience, learn on-the-job procedures, and develop valuable contacts.

Work practicum is a mandatory component of the Diploma Program. Students must meet all program eligibility criteria to qualify for practicum. MITT does not guarantee practicum placements when sufficient placements are not available, or when students are not selected by employers. In such situations, MITT will explore alternative options for program completion with a student.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

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