Technical Diploma

The Cybersecurity Technical Diploma will equip students with the knowledge and skills to develop a career in the field
of cybersecurity. In an increasingly interconnected world, cybersecurity has become a critical component of
safeguarding digital assets and protecting sensitive information. This program builds requisite IT and Networking skills
and covers a variety of important cybersecurity topics while helping prepare learners for the CompTIA A+, Security+,
Network+, CySA+, and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certifications.

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    Program Outline

    Term 1
    Course # Course Title Credits
    1080119500 Written Communication

    Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

    1015110500 Digital Literacy with Cyber Security

    This course will cover identifying and differentiating between major computer components, Microsoft Windows operating system and application operations, computing environment issue troubleshooting, making connections between office network devices, file management, and basic cybersecurity threats and best practices.

    1015011400 Network+ Fundamentals

    This course explores network cabling and hardware devices, switching and routing, security, addressing, Ethernet and wireless, LANs and WANs, operations and management, and optimization and troubleshooting. This course is aligned with the CompTIA Network+ (N10-008) certification exam.

    1015114000 IT Security

    This course explores the threats, attacks, and vulnerabilities to an organization’s devices, applications, and infrastructure throughout the enterprise. Tools, techniques, and technologies will further the exploration that help assess, secure, and monitor organizational assets as well as respond, investigate, and recover from incidents. This course is aligned with the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.

    1015113000 Cybersecurity Analyst

    This course explores security vulnerability assessment and management, threat intelligence and hunting, system and network architecture, vulnerability assessments, network security and management, host-based attacks, and post-attack response. This course is aligned with the CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CS0-003) certification exam. Prerequisites: 1015114000 IT Security (C or better) and 1015011400 Network Plus Fundamentals (C or better).

    1015113500 Ethical Hacking

    This course explores security penetration testing, system hacking, malware and sniffers, reconnaissance and enumeration, session hijacking and DoS, firewalls and honetypots, SQL injections and cryptography, and more. This course is aligned with the EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification exam. Prerequisites: 1015114000 IT Security (C or better) and 1015011400 Network Plus Fundamentals (C or better).


    At A Glance

    How You'll Learn


    Online Classes

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    Flexible Pace

    Term Start Dates

    Fall 2024: August 26 Spring 2025: January 13 Summer 2025: May 19

    Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

    Program Tuition*


    *Total cost for degree completion is estimated by current course requirements, books, and supplies. Tuition and fees are set by the Wisconsin Technical College System and subject to change.

    You may experience these additional costs, not charged by Nicolet, estimated based on length of program.

    Personal Expenses

    What You'll Learn

    • Manage computer network connected devices
    • Increase the security of networks, devices, and users
    • Protect against cybersecurity threats

    Your Potential Careers

    • Cybersecurity Analyst

    Median Annual Salary

    $95,718 $103,168 $119,867
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