Network Administration and Security - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Network Administration and Security

Network Administration and Security | AAS

Associate of Applied Science
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Transfer Options
This program is eligible for free tuition

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.

Meet Your Advisor

Colleen Clifford
Colleen Clifford
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions A303
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Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

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

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Sandy Silbernagel
Sandy Silbernagel
Computer Networking Instructor
Sioux City Campus, TSI, Room T215
Greg Strong
Greg Strong
Division Chair
Sioux City, Room B109

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,593.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,662.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,075.00/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.

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