VIU Information Technology and Applied Systems: Network Administration, Web and Mobile Development Programs

Information Technology and Applied Systems (ITAS)


The Information Technology and Applied Systems (ITAS) department offers two information technology diploma programs for prospective students to choose from. They are the Systems Administration and Networking diploma and the Web and Mobile Development diploma. Both programs were developed in concert with local and global industry input to recognize the rapid growth in the IT sector and need for skilled graduates who can fill the current and projected high demand job openings. Featuring small class sizes and hands on experiential learning, graduates in either program will have the employable skill sets needed to begin their IT career! No prior IT experience is required to enter our diploma programs.

Systems and network administrators are a key part of the IT workforce. They work with servers, operating systems and the networking equipment that keep company's operating and online. This includes applications such as e-mail and web server management both in the cloud and in datacenters all while maintaining strong cybersecurity practices.

Web and mobile developers design and implement user-friendly web and mobile applications that support multiple mobile devices and web browsers to ensure that an organizations clients and customers can access their online services.

Graduates of either ITAS diploma who want to continue their education, can ladder into the third year of various Information Technology degree programs. Contact the Department Chair for more information:

Credit for IT Certifications

Some applicants may already hold industry certifications such as CompTIA's A+®, Security+®, Microsoft's MCSA, MCSE, CISCO, and others. ITAS gives credit for selected IT certifications towards an ITAS diploma. Contact the Department Chair for more information:

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the ITAS program will be qualified to work for:

  • Internet service providers
  • Network design, installation, and support companies
  • Web development and web-hosting companies
  • Private and public educational institutes and training centres
  • Computer retailers and systems integrators
  • Most companies that use computers, computer networks, and the Internet to carry out their business operations.

ITAS Information Session 


To become a student in the Information Technology & Applied Systems Program, apply to VIU.

No prior IT experience is required to enter our diploma programs.