Network Administrator Diploma

Trillium College’s network administrator diploma program gives you the theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills to work as a network administrator. This program teaches you how to plan, install, configure, maintain and secure networked computer systems. You will be equipped to offer technical support and network support as a trained network administrator.

This diploma program covers subject areas such as network planning, configuration, and security; network support; CompTIA A+,  Network+ and Security+ Certification; and ethics and professionalism, among many others. Graduates will be qualified to work as a Computer Technician; Network Administrator or Analyst; Technical Support Specialist; Help-Desk Troubleshooter; Support; and Network Security Auditor.

This program is designed to earn students industry-recognized certifications upon successful completion of the course. Statistics show that prospective employers look for industry certifications when hiring new network administrator applicants – certification has become a benchmark in the hiring process. Students may become certified in a variety of designations, including  CompTIA Network +, CompTIA Security +, Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Configuration, Windows Server 2012 Network Infrastructure.

Areas of Focus

This program covers information in the following subject areas:

  • Network Planning and Configuration
  • Network Support and Maintenance
  • Network Security
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • CompTIA Network+ Certification
  • CompTIA Security+ Certification
  • Windows Server Active Directory Configuration Certification
  • Windows Server Network Infrastructure Certification
  • Cloud Computing
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Communication Skills

Employment Opportunities

As a graduate of Trillium College’s Network Administrator diploma program, you will be prepared as a computer technician to take on a technical support role that has become essential in both the public and private sectors. You may find employment as a computer technician, network administrator, technical support specialist,  help desk troubleshooter, or network support security specialist.


According to an average salary for a network support computer technician is $30.77 per hour (NOC 2281).

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent or mature student status (18 years of age or older)
  • Passing score on the entrance evaluation
  • Successful interview with a registrar

Additional Information

Career Options

  • Computer support specialist
  • Helpdesk coordinator
  • IT tech support
  • Network administrator
  • Network consultant
  • Network operations analyst
  • Network specialist
  • Network support technician
  • Project manager
  • Service desk analyst
  • Systems technician

Job Options

  • Armed forces
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance industry
  • Corporations
  • Tech companies

Program Availability

Oshawa Starts
April 2017
October 2017
St. Catharines Starts
Kingston Starts

Subject to change.
Contact a Career Coach for details.