IT Security Administrator
17-credit Technical Certificate
Time to Degree
Less than 1 year
August / January / May
Enhance your IT knowledge with specialized security skills. Learn to implement security
solutions using Cisco routers, switches and Adaptive Security Appliances. Gain hands-on
experience in configuring a variety of network operating systems, firewalls, VPNs,
packet filters and intrusion detection systems. Learn skills to prepare for the CompTIA
Security+ certification exam.
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. Explore current tuition and fees.
Additional Estimated Costs
- Any laptop with at least i5 CPU, 16GB memory, 500GB disk space
- 500GB SSD external hard drive
How To Start
- Prospective certificate students do not need to complete an application for admission to WCTC.
- First semester students may register during Open Registration for General Public.
- Prerequisite and program restrictions may apply.
- After the start of their first class, students must declare their intent to complete
- Certificate students are eligible to receive priority registration for their second
This certificate does not qualify for financial aid. To qualify for most federal financial
aid, a student must be enrolled in a technical diploma or associate degree program.
What Makes This Program Unique?
This certificate helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification exam.
The IT Student Center provides IT students with a wealth of resources to practice
their skills, complete group projects and work with mentors.
Cybersecurity specialists implement, maintain and audit the security of an organization’s...
Earn certificates, technical diplomas and/or industry credentials along this pathway.
Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses
for higher wages and job advancement.
IT - Cybersecurity Specialist Pathway
Earn credit for prior learning for the college-level knowledge and skills that you've already acquired through advanced
high school classes, previous ollege coursework, self-study, military training work
or volunteer experience.
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.
More Credit Opportunities
Dual enrollment offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start in
high-demand fields while earning college credits.
You may have the opportunity to obtain credit for the college-level skills and knowledge
you've already acquired through prior coursework, work experience and more.