Networking Administration & Security Program logoThe Networking Administration and Security program is a comprehensive course of study which provides you with foundational knowledge and understanding of hardware and software technologies related to Information Technology.

You will receive training on desktop, laptop, and server hardware and software for configuration, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance. Classes include instruction as well as hands-on exposure to wired and wireless computer networks. This includes LAN (Local Area Network)/WAN (Wide Area Network) design, installation, configuration, administration, and problem solving. You also receive training covering various levels of virtualization, and enterprise storage administration, including SAN, NAS, and Cloud storage. Network and system security concerns are addressed as they pertain to each individual course.

To register or if you have questions:

Colleen Clifford
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Sioux City Campus, Admissions A303
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,248.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,317.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Transfer Agreements

Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.

Required Classes for Network Administration and Security | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
NET 161 IT Essentials I: PC Hardware and Software 4
NET 162 IT Essentials II: Advanced PC Hardware and Software 3
NET 170 Configuring Windows 4
NET 612 Fundamentals of Network Security 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
NET 240 Introduction to Networks 5
NET 155 Introduction to Wireless Networks 3
NET 171 Installing & Configuring Windows Server 4
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3
NET 501 Basic Linux Operating System 3
NET 172 Administering Windows Server 4
NET 308 Switching, Routing and Wireless Essentials 5
PHI 105 Introduction to Ethics 3
SPC 122 Interpersonal Communication 3
NET 411 Enterprise Networking, Security, & Automation 5
NET 478 Information Storage and Management 3
NET 616 VMware VCP 3
NET 173 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 4
PSY 102 Human & Work Relations 3

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Peter Albright
Computer Networking Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 3233
Sioux City Campus, T215
Sandy Silbernagel
Computer Networking Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1212
Sioux City Campus, TSI Room T215
Greg Strong
Division Chair
712.274.8733 Ext. 1480
Sioux City, Room B109

Advisory Board

Gwyn Dean Nelnet
Justin Huffman Long Lines
Matt Smith Western Iowa Tech Community College
Justin Vore Premier Network Solutions
Mary Hunt Sioux City Community Schools
Ryan Daniels Iowa Department of Corrections
Larry Larsen Long Lines
Josh Albright Unity Point
Anthony Schuiteman RTI
Steve Warren Warren Software Consulting