IT Virtualization

IT Virtualization

Technical Diploma

This program provides students the skills necessary to support a virtualized data center. The student will gain the skills needed to manage, configure and troubleshoot common virtualization issues and install virtual servers, workstations and applications to support an IT data center in a corporate environment.
Virtual technologies are becoming critical to today's companies. Why? Computer virtualization allows multiple individual operating systems to be run and controlled on a single physical server. Machine virtualization allows companies to support the number of servers and/or workstations they require for business functionality while minimizing the amount of physical hardware required. The result is decreased hardware cost, decreased electrical requirements, decreased cooling requirements, and decreased physical space requirement

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Program Outline

Term 1
Course # Course Title Credits
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.

1015711000 VMware Data Center Virtualization

This course explores installation, configuration, management, monitoring, and maintenance of a virtualized computing environment in the enterprise. This course is aligned with the VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV) certification exam.

1015018000 Windows Server

This course explores enterprise server operating system installation, configuration, access, networking, management, and availability. This course is aligned with the Microsoft 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 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

  • Understand data center virtualization concepts
  • Understand the different virtualization technologies
  • Manage a virtualized environment infrastructure
  • Deploy virtual machines
  • Manage virtual machines

Your Potential Careers

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Help-Desk Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator

Median Annual Salary

$58,674 $71,562 $90,267
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