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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 12,342
Based on Iowa residency, subject to change; does not include course level fees or books and supplies

Networking Administration & Security

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Sioux City Campus
You can get free tuition for this program through the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship. To apply for free tuition, start by filling out your FAFSA.

Program Description

This 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.


Peter Albright Ext. 3233 peter.albright@witcc.edu
Sandy Silbernagel Ext 1212 Room T215, sandy.silbernagel@witcc.edu
Greg Strong, BS, BA, Division Chair Ext. 1480 greg.strong@witcc.edu

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 & Configuring Windows Server 4
NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
NET 501 Basic Linux Operating System 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 & Work Relations 3

All students must attend the summer Program Orientation, or must meet/contact their Networking Administration & Security program advisor prior to taking their first course.

All part-time students must meet with a Networking Administration & Security program advisor to develop a sequential Plan of Study prior to taking their first course. (failure to do so may result in the student taking longer to complete the program)

Students must take their program core courses in sequence, and during the same semester as is reflected on the published Plan of Study.


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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu