Network Enterprise Administrator
27-credit Technical Diploma
Program Code 31-150-4
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. Gain valuable hands-on experience in computer hardware, Cisco networking, Microsoft and Linux operating systems, virtualization/storage technologies and security system hardening techniques.
How Long It Will Take
Depending on course load, full-time students could complete this program in two years.
You can begin this program in the summer, fall or spring semester.
How This Program Is Offered
This is offered on campus in a traditional classroom/lab setting.
What Makes This Program Unique
- This technical diploma is designed for individuals who already have some industry or educational experience and are looking to strengthen their existing technical skill set.
- Gain hands-on experience configuring servers, switches and routers.
- Prepare yourself to take multiple industry certification exams.
- Advance your career by applying credits earned in this technical diploma to the Network Specialist associate degree.
For the courses you’ll take, semester sequence, pathways and course descriptions, view the program catalog page.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge you've already acquired. Learn more about credit for prior learning.
How To Apply
- Apply online and pay the $30 application fee.
- Submit official high school transcript.
- Complete Computer Skills Assessment.
Deadlines To Know*
Fall 2021 Start
- Submit application by August 2, 2021
- Complete checklist items by August 9, 2021
Spring 2021 Start
- Submit application by January 5, 2021
- Complete checklist items by January 11, 2021
Summer 2021 Start
- Submit application by May 24, 2021
- Complete checklist items by June 1, 2021
* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.
Financial Aid Eligibility
As a program student, you are eligible to receive:
- Financial aid loans
- Other forms of assistance
Learn more about financial aid.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive.
Learn more about tuition and fees.
$42,000 – $68,000 annually
Salary range calculated as the 25th to 75th percentile of all wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Program graduate wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.
Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.
If you are a good communicator, enjoy solving problems, are skilled at multi-tasking and have strong analytical skills, the challenging world of network enterprise administration may be for you. Those in this field are constantly learning new technologies as software, hardware, data storage systems and security programs continue to change and evolve.
- Applications Support Analyst
- Assistant Network Administrator
- Network Analyst
Whether you're a high school student interested in earning college credits or a college student interested in transferring to a four-year university after graduation, our dual-enrollment and transfer-credit agreements will help you take the next step in your education and career.
High School Dual Credits
Dual enrollment offers high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to get a head start in high-demand fields through earning college credits. Learn about the credit options.
Transfer Opportunities After WCTC
WCTC has credit transfer agreements with many four-year institutions that allow our degree graduates to transfer credits into a baccalaureate program, often at junior-level standing.
- Contact the school to which you'd like to transfer to make sure you understand its transfer policy.
- Talk to your WCTC program advisor about your intent to transfer so he/she can help you plan.
- If you're transferring within the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, contact your desired institution about its transfer policy and visit the UW System's transfer resource page.