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Main Programs and Courses Technology Programs Network Systems Administrator

Network Systems Administrator

Jump into the exciting world of information technology with the Network Systems Administrator program at Vancouver Career College! Learn to plan, implement, administer, support, and secure networked computer systems and their users with help from industry-experience instructors. Receive one-on-one attention in our small classes, which will help you master the material sooner!

 

Employers in businesses big and small rely on well-trained IT professionals to keep their companies running smoothly. With training from Vancouver Career College, you can help them achieve their business objectives.

 

 

During your job search, employers will be looking for you certifications to prove you have the skills to get the job done. The Network Systems Administrator program helps students prepare for certification examinations in the following areas:

 

  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+, Net+ and Security+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)

 

 

Admission Requirements


High school graduation or equivalent* OR mature student status**.

*From an English language teaching institution.
**19 years of age upon starting classes, and pass college's admissions test.

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.

 

 


This program is 56 weeks in length.
  • Network Administrator     
  • Network Systems Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Maintenance Specialist
  • Internet Website Technician
  • LAN Administrator/Technician
  • Network Support Technician
  • Supervisor, Computer Network Technician
  • System Administrator

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Program Courses
CES4 / Career & Employment Strategies
This course builds on the skills learned in the Student Success Strategies course. It provides information on how to use the communication skills learned in order to make a successful presentation to a prospective employer. Students also learn how to uncover the hidden job market and identify employment opportunities. Self-assessment during this course allows students to identify their personal skills that are transferable to the workplace and to describe these skills to a prospective employer. Students are videotaped during a mock interview and participate in the analysis of their performance in the “interview”.
FCMO / Fundamentals of Computers
This course presents an introductory look at Windows 7 and its interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of navigating and personalizing the interface, organizing files and folders, using media devices, and searching for information. This course relies heavily on practical hands-on activities that allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
M5040 / Health Information Reporting
This module teaches students to compile, review, analyze and classify health related data. Students will have an opportunity to practice analyzing and reporting on data from the health sciences.
M5005 / Health Records Clerk
This module will prepare students for the role of a medical records/health information clerk. Students will gain skills in the areas of medical record assembly, medical record analysis, the physician incomplete area, processing certificates, case management clerk, cancer registry clerk, outpatient clinic clerk, optical imaging clerk, processing medical records and record retention. This course employs a variety of participatory instructional methods and activities; interactive lectures, small group work, discussion, practice simulation, group presentations. In-class activities will provide the student with the chance to apply the concepts and ideas to the topics taught.
ML1E / Medical Language I
Medicine, like other professions, has its own language. Students will learn to work with the specialized terminology of medicine, including the pronunciation and spelling of terms to describe medical circumstances and situations. Students will learn through descriptions, illustrations and exercises to identify the major anatomical features and systems of the body and the common pathologies, which can adversely affect these systems.
M5030 / Processing Medical Records
This module provides students with a background into medical files and their handling. Students learn about the uses of medical records, how to enter records into tracking systems, the process of signing records in and out of management systems, and file maintenance.
SSS4 / Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice.
M5070 / Transcription
This course will provide students with basic medical transcription skills necessary to understand verbal dictation and convert it to a text format. Using dictation equipment and transcription software, the student will transcribe medical reports from a variety of specialties. These reports will include chart notes, consultations, discharge summaries, history and physical reports, follow-up reports, medical letters, pathology reports and more. Students will learn a variety of medical terms while transcribing for various disciplines such as dermatology, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurology, gastroenterology, urology, ophthalmology, pathology and more. Although emphasis is on dictation, typing skills and drills are included for the purpose of building speed and accuracy. The goal is for students to be able to maintain a speed of 50 wpm with less than 3 errors by end of course.
MW7E / Word Processing
This course will present the MS Word application interface, tools and features. You will learn about the fundamentals of word processing, document, and paragraph and character formatting, working with templates, lists and tables. This course relies heavily on hands-on practical activities which allow you to learn the concepts by practicing them on a regular basis.
PRAC210 / Practicum
This program includes a practicum component which consists of work at a job site. The practicum work experience is a mandatory diploma requirement and the business organization does not pay for the services of the student during the practicum.
SSS4 / Student Success Strategies
Students will gain a better understanding of themselves through an exploration of their personal attributes, transferable skills and learning styles. This course will introduce techniques for time, conflict, and stress management and develop interpersonal communication skills. Fundamental study and motivation skills will be covered, preparing students to excel in their program of choice.
EHRE / Electronic Health Records
This module will teach students the basics of the EHR. This module will give the students an overview of what electronic health records are, how they came about and the forces that are driving toward the EHR. Some of the topics covered in this module are; the electronic medical records systems, the creation of an electronic medical record, how to manage the electronic medical record, security around the EHR, the electronic medical record and its components, etc. This module continues to build the student’s computer skills with additional methods to speed data entry. Additionally, students are introduced to computerized order entry. This course employs a variety of participatory instructional methods and activities; interactive lectures, small group work, discussion, practice simulation, group presentations. In-class activities will provide the student with the chance to apply the concepts and ideas to the topics taught.
M5020 / Filing Systems
This module explores the different methods of data storage, including terminal digit filing, alphabetic filing, numeric filing, and batch filing. Students learn about colour coding, out guides, how to manage volumes and how to locate misfiles. They will also become familiar with filing equipment and archiving and storage systems.
M5000 / Fundamentals of Health Information Management
This module provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of health information in Canada and the management of health care information regardless of the medium and format. Although emphasis is on the Canadian system, comparisons with the US health care system are explored. Some of the topics covered in this module are; the Canadian health care system, various types of health information systems, the health record paper version, health information standards, collecting health care data, quality and uses of health information, confidentiality and compliance, statistics, etc. This course employs a variety of participatory instructional methods and activities; interactive lectures, small group work, discussion, practice simulation, group presentations. In-class activities will provide the student with the chance to apply the concepts and ideas to the topics taught.
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