Network Enterprise Administrator

37-credit Technical Diploma

For information on how to apply for the Network Enterprise Administrator-Accelerated program $100 scholarship, contact Danielle Hoffman at 262.691.5335.

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.

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!

Accelerated Program Benefits & Highlights

  • Courses held only two nights per week, are offered in an accelerated, blended format, which includes in-class and online learning.
  • Four-semester pathway includes multiple credentials, which allow for job opportunities along the way and greater earning potential.
  • Short-term training (one year or less) is designed for those seeking entry-level positions.
  • Each semester includes a service learning project that provides real-world experience in support, networking and security.
  • In-class tutors provide dedicated academic assistance for course work.
  • Receive additional/focused job search assistance, related to courses completed.
  • Virtualized network environments can be accessed online, and hands-on labs and activities are offered in state-of-the-art technology classrooms.
  • A guaranteed path to completion and a prescribed schedule of courses is planned for all four semesters.

Required Courses

Traditional

Accelerated Pathway

Waukesha County Technical College has expanded training opportunities for high-demand careers in information technology and is helping businesses fill the skills gap by offering a special pathway of network enterprise administrator/cyber security.

Pathway

The WCTC Network Enterprise Administrator pathway consists of multiple credential opportunities.

Pathway programs provide a progressive educational process. The pathway is structured so certificates can be taken one at a time, ladder into one another, and build toward longer-term credentials such as a technical diploma or associate degree. These additional skills then allow the student career advancement opportunities and higher earning potential.

Diagram of how to read Pathway Option

Courses offered within a given pathway can be offered in more than one certificate; however, the specific course needs to be taken only once along the pathway as it leads to the diploma. For example: if a course is offered in the second certificate and also offered in the diploma, taking the course in the certificate eliminates the need to take it in the diploma.

Pathway courses shown in gray indicate a course that has been offered in a previous certificate listing.

Please reference this pathway course layout. This may vary from actual certificate course layout at the links below.

First Certificate:
Enterprise Support Technician (9 credits)

 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-175Cisco1-Intro to Networks4  
 154-135Fundamentals of Support2  
 631-183IT Essentials A+3  

(All classes listed here for this certificate)

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Second Certificate:
IT Network Support Specialist (14 credits)

 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-175Cisco1-Intro to Networks4  
 150-131Desktop Support WIN 7 Config3  
 150-176Cisco2-Route/Switch Essentials4  
 150-188Linux Essentials3  

(All classes listed here for this certificate)

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Third Certificate:
Storage & Virtualization Admin (16 credits)

 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-175Cisco1-Intro to Networks4  
 150-131Desktop Support WIN 7 Config3  
 150-150Cloud Infrastructure/Services3  
 150-136MS Server 2012 Install/Config3  
 150-149VMware vSphere5 Install/Config3  

(All classes listed here for this certificate)

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Fourth Certificate:
IT Security Administrator (20 credits)

 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-175Cisco1-Intro to Networks4  
 150-176Cisco2-Route/Switch Essentials4  
 150-188Linux Essentials3  
 150-156Data Security4  
 150-177CCNA Security3  
 150-154Shell Scripting2  

(All classes listed here for this certificate)

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Technical Diploma:
Network Enterprise Admin (37 credits)

 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 150-175Cisco1-Intro to Networks4  
 154-135Fundamentals of Support2  
 631-183IT Essentials A+3  
 150-131Desktop Support WIN 7 Config3  
 150-176Cisco2-Route/Switch Essentials4  
 150-188Linux Essentials3 *
 150-136MS Server 2012 Install/Config3  
 150-149VMware vSphere5 Install/Config3  
 150-150Cloud Infrastructure/Services3  
 150-154Shell Scripting2  
 150-156Data Security4  
 150-177CCNA Security3  

(All classes listed here for this certificate)

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  • 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.

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.