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Networking - Certificate

Develop basic skills in designing, installing, configuring, and maintaining computer networks. All courses in this certificate apply toward the IT Systems Administrator associate degree program. Some of the courses apply toward the Cybersecurity associate degree program.

Program Code: 611504
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Area of Study: Information Technology

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Follow Your Path

All credits from this certificate apply toward the following associate degree(s):

IT Systems Administrator, 101502


  • Day
  • Evening
  • Full-time
  • Online: Some online courses may be delivered at specific times each week.
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the Networking Pathway Certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 15

Certificate Outcomes

  • Design a local area network (LAN) per specifications and using required physical components.
  • Install network hardware including routers, interface cards, and cabling.
  • Install and configure network and desktop operating system software.
  • Design, implement, and maintain a secure network environment.

What else do I need to know about the program?


  • Students should take courses in the order listed.

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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.