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
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.

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 Cisco Networking 1

This course explores enterprise networking protocols, numbering systems, media access control, Ethernet, ARP and ND communication, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, and security on routers and switches. This course is the first of three aligned with the Cisco CCNA (200-301) certification exam.

1015013000 Cisco Networking 2

This course explores enterprise networking security, Layer 2 switching, VLAN and trunking implementation, STP redundancy, EtherChannel, DHCPv4, IPv6 dynamic addressing, WLAN connectivity, router forwarding, and static route configuration. This course is the second of three aligned with the Cisco CCNA (200-301) certification exam.

1015014500 Cisco Networking 3

This course explores enterprise networking security, OSPF and OSPFv2, ACLs, NAT services, WAN access technologies, VPNs, QoS, management, scalability, virtualization, and automation. This course is the third of three aligned with the Cisco CCNA (200-301) certification exam.


At A Glance

How You'll Learn


Online Classes

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Flexible Pace

Term Start Dates

Fall 2023: September 5 Spring 2024: January 8 Summer 2024: May 6

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*


Books & Supplies*


*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.

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

$60,499 $62,443 $62,839
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