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Information Technology and Applied Systems – Systems Administration and Networking

Vancouver Island University

Faculty:Science and Technology
Field of Study:Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,694
International: $28,848

Approximate yearly cost for books and supplies: $700.00

Careers:Computer Network Technicians


The ITAS - Systems Administration and Networking program prepares students for careers in the design, installation, operation, and administration of network and Internet-based information systems. The program combines rigorous theoretical and technical education with hands-on, project-based learning. Using the most up-to-date curriculum, the ITAS program develops a student's technical skills, as well as teamwork, communications, and project management skills that align with VIU's graduation attributes, to satisfy industry demands for well-rounded, highly employable technology graduates.

The program will cover modern IT systems administration skill sets and set up students for careers in the implementation and management of Information Technology hardware, networks, operating systems, cybersecurity and virtualized cloud computing.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Pearson Test of English (Academic) [min. 60]
Application Notes : Letter of application describing reasons for wanting to take the program (500 - 1,000 words). Include name and contact information, including email. A handout is available outlining the required content of application letter; see the Admissions Department, or email the Department Chair.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Work Experience
An interview is also required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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