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Estimated Tuition & Fees
$ 12,672
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. 


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
NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
NET 240 Introduction to Networks  
NET 155 Introduction to Wireless Networks 3
NET 171 Installing & Configuring Windows Server 4
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
NET 501 Basic Linux Operating System 3
NET 172 Administering Windows Server 4
NET 308 Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials  
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
NET 411 Enterprise Networking, Security, & Automation  
NET 478 Information Storage and Management 3
NET 616 VMware VCP 3
NET 173 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 4
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3


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