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Network Administration


Network Administration

Canada’s tech industry is booming and this trend is set to continue for years to come. The demand for skilled information technology professionals is rapidly increasing, which means now is the time to jumpstart your career. Join Red Deer College, in partnership with Sterling College, and get your Career Development Diploma in Network Administration.

Program Overview

Credential: Career Development Diploma (Full-time studies)

Length: 2 years (4 terms)

Tuition Cost*: Domestic: $10,500/year | International: $14,500/year

*Students should budget an additional $800/year for books (approx.)


The demand for Information Technology professionals is rapidly increasing in all industries. Diversify your career options and transform your skillset to obtain your dream career!

Gain the expertise necessary for entry-level employment in Computer Networking with this brand new Career Development Diploma. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are well-prepared to enter into a career as an IT Technician, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Support and many more! Kick-start your career in Information Technology and become a member of one of the most in-demand industries!

Program Courses

Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4

CS111 - It Systems

CS115 - Computer Servicing Skills

CS119 - Directory Services

CS123 - Network Management

CS112 - Intro to Database

CS116 - Operating Systems

CS121 - Routing and Switching

CS12 - Wireless Networking

CS113 - Professional Practices

CS117 - Networking

CS122 - Connecting Networks

CS126 - Network Security

CS114 - Intro to Programming

CS118 - Systems Administration
and Management

CS125 - Unified Communications

CS127 - IT Management

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 12 graduation from a high school or an equivalent level institution worldwide; or
  • Be over 19 years of age and apply as a mature student

If English is not your first language:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no sub-test score less than 5.5 or equivalent

How to Apply

Upcoming Intakes

Intake Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4
Fall 2021 Sep. 13 - Dec. 3, 2021 Jan. 10 - Apr. 1, 2022 Sep. 12 - Dec. 2, 2022 Jan. 9 - Mar. 10, 2023
Winter 2022 Jan. 10 - Apr. 1, 2022 Sep. 12 - Dec. 2, 2022 Jan. 9 - Mar. 31, 2023 Sep. 11 - Dec. 1, 2023
Spring 2022 May 9 - Jul. 29, 2022 Sep. 12 - Dec. 2, 2022 Jan. 9 - Mar. 31, 2023 Sep. 11 - Dec. 1, 2023


  1. Choose your preferred intake

  2. Download the application form here.

  3. Submit the completed application form and all required supporting documents to the Division of Extended Education by email at ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca.

  4. Once your documents have been reviewed, you will be contacted by Red Deer College to pay the non-refundable application fee ($120 for domestic students or $150 for international students).

  5. Once your application is approved, you will be contacted with a conditional acceptance letter and further information on how to pay for you full program tuition.

View more information on becoming an international student at RDC.


You have questions, we have answers. Contact us by ce [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (email) or call 403.356.4900

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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