IT Network Technician

IT Network Technician

Technical Diploma

The IT Network Technician Technical Diploma is designed to give the student the skills necessary to support Local Area Networks. With this diploma the student will be able to manage, configure and troubleshoot common network infrastructure issues, to include network switching, IP routing, IP services, network device security, and acquire a solid foundation in IP addressing. This diploma will prepare the student for the Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) exam 100-101 ICND1.

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Program Outline

Term 1
Course # Course Title Credits
1015425000 IT Security Basics

In this course, you will explore basic IT security and the threats and countermeasures that can be used to protect the infrastructure. Prerequisite: 1015011400 Networking 1 (C or better).

1015425500 IT Security Monitoring

In this course, you will identify and use tools to monitor activity on the network to ensure a secure work environment. Prerequisite: 1015011400 Networking 1 (C or better).

1015426000 IT Security Management

In this course, you will explore the how to manage and maintain a secure IT Infrastructure. Prerequisite: 1015011400 Networking 1 (C or better).

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.

1015011400 Networking 1

This course is designed as an introduction to data network technology. It is the first in a series of three courses leading toward Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Students will gain a basic understanding of routers and switches, their function and how to perform initial configurations in the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) of these devices. Students will setup various LAN hardware to implement a workable local area network to include, subnetting and variable length subnetting. Student will gain a solid foundation in network standards using both the OSI and TCP/IP reference models.

1015013000 Networking 2: Networking Switching, Routing & Wireless Essentials

This course is the second of three courses in the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. It will look at more in-depth configuration of routers to include routing protocols, network address translation, and access control lists. Students will look at switch configuration to include virtual LANs and standard security features within the switch IOS. Students will also gain an understanding of device discovery, management and maintenance of the network. Prerequisite: 1015011400 Networking 1 (C or better).

1015014500 Networking 3: Networking Enterprise Networking, Security & Automation

This is the third course in the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification series. This course will cover advanced routing protocols, WAN concepts, VPN and IPsec concepts, Network design and management, and Network virtualization and automation. Prerequisite: 1015013000 Networking 2 (C or better).


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


Online Classes

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Multiple Start Dates

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Flexible Pace

2023 Start Dates

January 9 May 8 September 5
February 6 June 5 October 2
March 6 July 3 November 6

2024 Start Dates

January 8 May 6
February 5 June 3
March 4 July 1

What is Competency-Based Education?

Competency-Based Education (CBE) is learning at your own pace by mastering competencies through demonstration. Once all competencies for a program have been assessed and mastered, students will earn a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Approximate Cost


*Based on 10-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Support basic computer networks
  • Support client systems
  • Utilize network operating systems
  • Apply basic IT security principles

Your Potential Careers

  • Information Technology Network

Median Annual Salary

$65,077 $69,117 $65,302
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