About the Program
The primary objective of the CNA program is to provide a solid foundation for an information technology career with solid computer networking and administration skills. The CNA program includes one network design project course to enhance and complement skills obtained in the classroom.
In addition to network administration topics, CNA students cover a number of network communication topics. This additional information has proven to be valuable in the present networking industry. An industry advisory committee provides input on program focus and direction.
Instructors in the School of Applied Sciences and Technology bring not only expertise in teaching but also industrial experience, business knowledge and artistic flare to the classroom. Students can be sure they will get the benefit of both modern teaching techniques and a wealth of relevant industrial experience.
Tuition & Fees (Cost per semester)
Cost Per Credit: $180
Tuition Cap: $1,940
Health & Dental: $132
Rec. & Athletics: $70
Books, Supplies & Program Fees (est.)
Semester 1: $450
Semester 2: $250
Please note: This information is provided to help you estimate your costs for student financing. Some courses may also have additional expenses. Students who take all of their courses online are exempt from U-Pass, Health & Dental, and Recreation & Athletics fees. All fees are subject to change.
- Grade 12 English
- Math 20-1 or Pure Math 20 or Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30
- One of: Science 30 or Physics 20
View the English Language Proficiency Requirements for the Program: NAIT | English Language Proficiency
Additional Requirements and Considerations
- Students must have access to a computer using the Windows operating system for the duration of this program.
- Computer keyboard entry comprises a significant portion of training time; therefore typing or basic keyboarding skills are a definite asset.
Scholarships & Bursaries
|Bob and Wendy Hiew Bursary||2000.00||1|
Bob and Wendy Hiew are both NAIT graduates from the Electrical Engineering and Accounting programs. Bob and Wendy have established this bursary in order to support students who are experiencing financial difficulties so they can devote their time to their studies in order to embark on a good career. Available to a second year student enrolled in any full time credit program in either the JR Shaw School of Business, or the School of Applied Sciences and Technology at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and a minimum academic achievement of 75% in the first year of their program at NAIT.
|Northlands Park - CNA Spring||300.00||1|
Awarded on the basis of academic achievement to a graduating student of the Computer Network Administrator program. Preference will be given to Alberta residents.
|The Frank Bochek IT Bursary||1000.00||1|
Frank Bochek is a retired electronics technician who was born and raised in the coal-mining town Sterco, in the foothills of Alberta. His innate curiosity and fascination of how things work make him the ultimate science guy, with a particular passion for computers and electronics. He was the owner/operator of “Frank’s Radio Clinic” in his early career, and was later responsible for small engine and electrical repairs as well as the installation and maintenance of computers in the Yellowhead School Division – including the original Commodore 64. Throughout his life Frank has been committed to volunteerism and community work, cheerfully serving others.Available to first year students enrolled in the Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Network Administrator, Electronics Engineering Technology, Network Engineering Technology and Wireless Systems Engineering Technology programs at NAIT. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need as well as community involvement or volunteer work. Applicants must have achieved satisfactory academic achievement in the first semester of the program.
|Women in Technology & Trades IT Bursary||2500.00||1|
Available to female students at NAIT who are enrolled in the second year of the following programs: Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology, Computer Network Administrator, Computer Engineering Technology, Digital Media and IT, Network Engineering Technology. Awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Applicants must have achieved a satisfactory academic standing in the previous year.
For general application and special selections, ranging from $500 to $5,000, see Scholarships & Bursaries.