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Academic Year: 2019-2020

Cisco System Administrator Technical DiplomaProgram Code 301506

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.

Locations

Offered at the Green Bay campus. For information: (920) 498-5444. Toll-free: (888) 385-6982.

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Follow Your Path

All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):
101502, IT Systems Administrator

Requirements for Program Entry

• Completed application.
• High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.
• One year of high school algebra completed.
• User level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
• Ability to use computer keyboard and mouse.
• To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.

Curriculum
Students following the study plan below will complete the Cisco System Administrator Technical Diploma in the number of semesters shown.
FIRST SEMESTER
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...Students will utilize digital tools and resources to assess, explore, practice, apply, and evaluate both employability and learning skills. By establishing NWTC cultural values as hallmarks of success in academic, career, and personal settings the course encourages reflective, personalized development of a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of making wise choices. To maximize the return on investment, students should take this course in their first semester as it identifies key expectations (hidden rules) of higher learning and professional employment.
10-150-175 IT:NETWORK:NETWORK ESSENTIALS...develop the knowledge, skills, process, and understanding of client OS installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting; network connectivity; standard system maintenance procedures; command line introduction; and basic PowerShell script writing.
10-150-163 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 1 ...cable characteristics and termination, structured cabling systems, OSI reference model, IP addressing and subnetting, network architectures and basic protocols, Ethernet switches, basic router operation and configuration.
10-804-133 MATH & LOGIC ...Students will apply problem solving techniques from discrete mathematics.Topics include symbolic logic, sets, algebra and base number systems (Prerequisite: A placement value of 2400; OR Accuplacer Arith score greater/equal to 65 AND Rdg score greater/equal to 55; OR ACT Math score greater/equal to 15 AND ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16; OR prep courses-contact academic advisor 920-498-5444).
SEMESTER TOTAL
10
SECOND SEMESTER
10-150-168 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 2 ...Basic configuration of routers and switches; resolving common issues with RIP, OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. (Prerequisite: 10-150-163, IT:Network: Cisco 1; 10-150-175 IT: Network: Network Essentials)
SEMESTER TOTAL
3
THIRD SEMESTER
10-150-178 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 3...configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, AND VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks; implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. (Prerequisite: 10-150-168, IT:Network: Cisco 2)
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
FOURTH SEMESTER
10-150-179 IT:NETWORK:CISCO 4...configure and troubleshoot WAN technologies and network devices resolve common issues with data link protocols; implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operation in a complex network. (Prerequisite: 10-150-178, IT: Network: Cisco 3)
SEMESTER TOTAL
2
TOTAL CREDITS
17
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.

Course Descriptions