Security Administrator

14-credit Technical Certificate

Building on a solid knowledge base of network infrastructure and the Linux operating system, develop specialized security skills to enhance IT careers. Take an in-depth look at security risks and threats to an organization’s data, and use a structured approach to address the safeguarding of critical electronic assets. Learn to implement security solutions using Cisco routers, switches and Adaptive Security Appliances. Use enhanced system tools, such as Power Shell and Bash, to automate system administration. Extensive hands-on labs build practical experience in configuring a variety of network operating systems, firewalls, virtual private networks (VPN), packet filters and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to maximize information security in the network. Prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

  • Some credits earned in the IT Security Administrator technical certificate may be applied toward IT degree and diploma programs within WCTC’s School of Business.
  • The IT Security Administrator technical certificate is the fourth 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
 150-188 Linux Essentials3  
 150-179 Cisco2-Route/Switch Essentials3 *
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-154 Shell Scripting2  
 150-157 Data 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.