Cisco System Administrator - Technical Diploma
Become a Cisco systems administrator and utilize your analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. This technical diploma covers CCNA routing and switching curriculum provided by Cisco's Networking Academy. You'll prepare for entry-level career opportunities such as network specialists, network administrators, and network support engineers. You'll also prepare for globally recognized Cisco certifications. With this technical diploma under your belt, your ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-sized routed and switched networks is validated.
Follow Your Path
All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
101502, IT Systems Administrator
- Online: Some online courses may be delivered at specific times each week.
How do I get started in this program?
Requirements for Program Entry
- Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply
- Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at email@example.com or 920-498-5444.
What are my courses?
Students following the study plan below will complete the Cisco System Administrator Technical Diploma in the number of semesters shown.
- Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.
- Use IP addressing with VLSM; static routes
- Layer 2 & 3 switching, switch configuration, management and security
- Perform basic routing and packet-forwarding concepts
- Configure and manage VLANs, trunking, inter-VLAN routing, access control lists
- Configure and troubleshoot dynamic routing protocols
What careers are in my future?
Computer Network Support Specialist
- Network Administrator
- Computer Network Architect
Employment opportunities with additional education
- Network Certifications such as CCENT and CCNA
What else do I need to know about the program?
Graduates of this program may work toward the following industry certifications: | Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) | Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Study Abroad Opportunities
The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit nwtc.edu/studyabroad.
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Classes wherever you have an internet connection.
- An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
- Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
- Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
- 12 or more credits per term.
- Fewer than 12 credits per term.