IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration | Western Technical College

IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration

Associate of Applied Science

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Western’s IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration program provides students with the skills required to maintain a secure operating system along with the expertise to design, install, and manage the integrity of a computer network infrastructure. Equipment and technology used in this program includes firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, anomaly identification systems, cloud computing, and associated physical security technologies. Coursework covers the most popular business class operating systems such as Microsoft Windows (Server and Workstation), Linux, and UNIX-like systems. On the network administration side, we focus on how to configure routing and switching devices. You will work with real-world equipment to gain the extensive knowledge required to accurately configure networks to transmit signals across the globe.

*Please note that the delivery method for fall courses may change as the COVID-19 situation unfolds. Our goal is to ensure that teaching and learning happens in a safe environment. We will communicate updates as quickly as possible.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration

This program will cost about $10,000* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact a Career Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Bench Technician
Network Specialist
IT Support Specialist
System Imaging Technician
Information Security Analyst
Network Systems Administrator
Network Security Technician
Systems Engineer
Data Security Analyst
Owner: Self Employed IT Analyst

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration

Career Pathways

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