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Have you already earned an IT-related diploma? You’ve configured, overcome challenges and provided solutions, you know how to make IT work, and are now ready to learn why IT works. You want to design and integrate complex network solutions. The BAIST program will provide the skills and knowledge to take you to the next level. BAIST – Designing IT!”
Prepare for career opportunities as a senior systems analyst, designer or project leader.
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This major involves highly specialized preparation geared toward managing the planning, installation and operations of computer networks in very large enterprises. After graduation, you will be prepared for career opportunities as a network manager, network engineer or network administrator.
In this major you will learn to:
Students must complete one academic year (two 4-month semesters) of mandatory work experience in their related major. Students must have successfully completed 8 academic courses prior to registering for their first work experience term.
Contact the BAIST internship co-ordinator to have the planned work experience evaluated: BAISTinternship@nait.ca.
A representative of the BAIST program will visit your work site and supervisor at some point in the middle of each work term.
To complete each 4-month term of work experience, a student must complete each of the following:
Network Management major graduates will typically be employed in positions such as:
Retail, manufacturing, energy and high-tech companies, and civic, provincial and federal governments
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The Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology (BAIST) program is a 4-year degree based on a 2+2 model.
In order to have the best opportunity for success, the Network Management program recommends that students have the following skillsets prior to applying:
You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
Transfer Credit & Credential Recognition: In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Recognition of Prior Learning website and on the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form (pdf), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
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