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IT Systems Management and Security

IT Systems Management and Security

Monitor, manage and resolve IT problems in enterprise-level computer networks.

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Annapolis Valley Campus • Middleton Full time • In-class Seats available
Institute of Technology Campus • Halifax Full time • In-class Waitlist
Marconi Campus • Sydney Full time • In-class Seats available
Truro Campus • Truro Full time • In-class Waitlist

Program Overview

You have an interest in computer systems, networks and how they function. Graduates of this program are able to design and assist in the implementation and management of the core technologies that support Information Communication Technology (ICT). These include: UNIX/Linux and Windows network operating systems; Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN); security implementations to protect data and users and Systems Analysis and Design (SAD).

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the admission requirements for this specific IT program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the academic requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.
    • The first year of each IT program is not interchangeable. For example, completion of year-one IT Programming does not qualify for Advanced Standing in year-two IT Data Analytics. Year 1 learning outcomes must be met in full to achieve Advanced Standing.

Choose NSCC

  • Benefit from expert faculty who bring years of experience to the classroom and prepare you with current and relevant IT skills.
  • Learn the practices and technologies that employers need. Courses are designed to give you a well-rounded experience that parallels industry workplaces and our programs are designed with the input of industry leaders.
  • Gain practical experience and apply your skills to IT projects during your work term.
  • Build a portfolio to capture your skills and achievements (a definite asset in a competitive job market).
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program could work in the following positions:

  • Coordinator/Manager
  • Systems/Network Integrator
  • Network Security Coordinator
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Support Technician
  • Network Designer
  • Technical Support Representative

Other Info

  • Co-operative Education (Co-op) – This program is eligible for an optional co-op credit course. Co-op provides an opportunity for paid employment (of at least 12 weeks) in a field related to your program between your first and second year.
  • It is recommended that applicants have a Grade 12 math credit, but this is not a requirement for admission to the program.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1700   Professional Practices for IT I
COMM 2700   Professional Practices for IT II
COMM 3700   Professional Practices for IT III
COMM 4700   Professional Practices for IT IV
CSTN 4015   Help Desk and Customer Support
DBAS 1007   Data Fundamentals
HDWR 1700   Introduction to Hardware and Security
ICOM 1325   Project Management for IT
ICOM 3010   Self-directed Study
INFT 3000   Capstone
INFT 3075   Emerging Technologies
INFT 4100   Work Experience
ISEC 2700   Introduction to Information Security Practices
ISEC 3700   Introduction to Security Analysis and Implementation
ISEC 3800   Advanced Security Analysis and Implementation
NETW 1500   Introduction to NOS Administration
NETW 1700   Introduction to Networking and Security
NETW 2500   NOS Administration - Windows II
NETW 2700   Network Infrastructure
NETW 2710   Introduction to Cloud Computing & Server Virtualization
NETW 3500   Enterprise Management and Automation
NETW 3700   Hierarchical Network Infrastructure
OSYS 1000   Operating Systems - Linux
OSYS 1200   Introduction to Windows Administration
OSYS 3030   Network Services Using Linux
PROG 1700   Logic and Programming I
SAAD 1002   Introduction to Systems Analysis and Design (ISM)
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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