Network Enterprise Administrator

37-credit Technical Diploma

Computer networks are a critical part of almost every organization and affect our daily lives. Network enterprise administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operations and security of these networks. In this technical diploma program, develop a solid base of technical skills 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.

  • The curriculum prepares students for the following IT certificates:
    • 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 & Configuration
    • EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (EMCCIS) Associate
  • As a complement to the program, several short-term IT certificates are available within the School of Business.
  • Credits earned in the 37-credit Network Enterprise Administrator program can be applied to the 68-credit Network Specialist Associate of Applied Science degree.

Duties Include

  • Determine organizational computer and technology needs in a network
  • Install network hardware and software, including upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security
  • Monitor and evaluate network and system performance
  • Add users to a network and control security access to network resources
  • Implement and support network infrastructure and virtualized environments

Is This Career For Me?

  • Do you enjoy solving problems?
  • Are you skilled at multi-tasking?
  • Do you have good analytical skills?
  • Are you a good communicator?
  • Do you enjoy working with people?
  • Do you like working with computers and technology?
  • Do you enjoy learning new things?

If you answered yes to these questions, then the challenging world of Network Enterprise Administration may be for you!

Required Courses

Traditional

Accelerated

In traditional option programs, students register for and take a set number of courses each semester, usually five or six. Classes are scheduled throughout the day, and sometimes at night or on weekends, and completed in a conventional manner - two semesters each year.

Generally, most courses are taken on campus in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. Many students who opt for the traditional college option are those who recently completed high school and those who do not hold full-time jobs.

Completing degree and diploma programs in a traditional manner generally takes one to two years, depending on number of credits and type of program; other completion option programs may be structured differently.

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
9
  
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
10
  
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
9
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-154 Shell Scripting2  
 150-156 Security+Network Security Impl4  
 150-177 CCNA Security3  
 
Total Semester Credits
9
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

View available courses for this term

View course descriptions of all required courses

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.