Network Support Specialist

12-credit Technical Certificate

IT network professionals support network systems critical to daily business operations, guaranteeing networks are secure and connected. Develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to implement, manage and troubleshoot small, medium and large networks. Gain the skills required for the Microsoft Windows 7 MCTS, the LPI Linux Essentials and the Cisco CCENT certifications. This certificate will provide the foundational knowledge necessary for those pursuing a challenging career in IT networking.

  • Some credits earned in the IT Network Support Specialist technical certificate may be applied toward IT degree and diploma programs within WCTC’s School of Business.
  • The IT Network Support Specialist technical certificate is the second credential in the Network Specialist Pathway.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-178 Cisco1-Intro to Networks3 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-151 Windows 10 Install/Configure3 *
 150-179 Cisco2-Route/Switch Essentials3 *
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-188 Linux Essentials3  
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.