Network Enterprise Administrator

37-credit Technical Diploma

Develop a solid base of technical skills designed needed for working in the complex world of network and security technology. This technical diploma has been created for those individuals who already have some industry or educational experience and are looking to strengthen their existing technical skill set. Gain valuable hands-on experience in computer hardware, Cisco networking, Microsoft and Linux operating systems, virtualization/storage technologies and security system hardening techniques.

  • Upon completion of the technical diploma, students can continue their network education with an additional 30 credits to graduate with their IT Network Specialist associates degree.
  • The curriculum prepares students for the following IT industry certifications:
    • CompTIA A+
    • CompTIA Security+
    • Cisco CCENT
    • Microsoft Windows 7 MCTS Configuration
    • Microsoft Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
    • LPI Linux Essentials
    • VMware vSphere 5 Install & Config
    • EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (EMCCIS) Associate

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-175 Cisco1-Intro to Networks4  
 154-135 Fundamentals of Support2  
 631-183 IT Essentials A+3  
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-131 Desktop Support WIN 7 Config3  
 150-176 Cisco2-Route/Switch Essentials4  
 150-188 Linux Essentials3 *
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-136 MS Server 2012 Install/Config3  
 150-149 VMware vSphere5 Install/Config3  
 150-150 Cloud Infrastructure/Services3  
Total Semester Credits
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-154 Shell Scripting2  
 150-156 Security+Network Security Impl4  
 150-177 CCNA Security3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.