Academic Programs

Networking Administration & Security

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The Networking Administration and Security program is a comprehensive course of study. Students will be trained for computer PC repair and maintenance, operating systems installation and troubleshooting, computer networking, and system administration and security. Through both theory and hands-on instruction, students will achieve a thorough understanding of the design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of computers, operating systems and wired/wireless networks.

Specific network instruction includes LAN/WAN system design, installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting. Network and system security issues will be addressed as they pertain to each individual course.

Upon completion of this degree, the students will be better prepared to take national certification exams which may be taken on campus at the Western Iowa Tech Testing Center. The course fees for most classes include the cost of the national certification exam voucher.

Computer networks have become an integral part of business, and demand for these workers will increase as firms continue to invest in new technologies. The wide use of electronic commerce and the increasing adoption of mobile technologies mean that more establishments will use the Internet to conduct business online. This growth translates into a need for systems administrators who can help organizations use technology to communicate with employees, clients, and consumers. 

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
NET 161 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software................ 4
NET 162 IT Essentials II: Advanced PC Hardware and Software......3
NET 170 Configuring Windows................................................. 4
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3
NET 217 CCNA Exploration Network Fundamentals................ 3
NET 218 CCNA Exploring Routing Concepts............................ 3
NET 155 Introduction to Wireless Networks.............................. 3
NET 171 Installing and Configuring Windows Server................ 4
NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security............................ 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications....................................... 3
NET 501 Basic Linux Operating System................................... 3
NET 536 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 MCTS.................... 3
NET 219 CCNA Exploration Switching and Wireless................ 3
NET 220 CCNA Exploration Accessing the WAN...................... 3
NET 172 Administering Windows Server................................... 4
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication.................................... 3
NET 478 Information Storage and Management....................... 3
NET 216 Cisco CCNA Security................................................. 3
NET 616 Vmware VCP............................................................... 3
NET 173 Configuring Advanced Windows Server..................... 4
PSY 102 Human and Work Relations........................................ 3

Program Total ........................................................... 69

Contacts

Keith Price, MCSE, MCP, A+, CCNA Ext. 1809 keith.price@witcc.edu
Peter Albright Ext. 3233 peter.albright@witcc.edu
Ryan Sporrer, Ext 1494 Room T215 ryan.sporrer@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480 greg.strong@witcc.edu
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
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Sioux City, Iowa 51106
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