IT-Network Technician | Western Technical College

IT-Network Technician

Technical Diploma

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A person with good computer skills and a desire to gain additional knowledge will benefit from the Network Technician program. Through a combination of classroom and hands-on training, you will learn how to provide endpoint support in small- to medium-sized businesses and home offices. You will also be trained in the fundamentals of Linux and Windows server administration.

If you decide to pursue an associate's degree in IT-Cybersecurity & Network Administration, all courses will transfer to that program.

*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-Network Technician

This program will cost about $3,700* 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

IT-Network Technician 2018-2019 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding19
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education18
Not in Labor Market18

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Career Opportunities

Computer Network Support Specialists
IT Specialist

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Support basic computer networks
  • Support client systems
  • Utilize network operating systems
  • Apply basic IT security principles

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 reading, sentence skills, 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 waivers 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.

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