IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration | Western Technical College

IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration

Associate Degree

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Western’s IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration program provides students with the skills required to maintain a secure operating system along with the expertise to design, install, and manage the integrity of a computer network infrastructure. Equipment and technology used in this program includes firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, anomaly identification systems, cloud computing, and associated physical security technologies. Coursework covers the most popular business class operating systems such as Microsoft Windows (Server and Workstation), Linux, and UNIX-like systems. On the network administration side, we focus on how to configure routing and switching devices. You will work with real-world equipment to gain the extensive knowledge required to accurately configure networks to transmit signals across the globe.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration

This program will cost about $10,200* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration 2019-2020 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding6
Employed in Related Occupation5
Employed in Non-related Occupations1
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Average Hours Per Week41
Median Hourly Wage$20.00
Hourly Wage Range$17.44-$29.92
Median Annual Salary$41,597

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • Help Desk Engineer, IT Network & Support Specialist, Senior Technology Consultant, IT Infrastructure Support Specialist, Computer Tech 1

Career Opportunities

Bench Technician
Network Specialist
IT Support Specialist
System Imaging Technician
Information Security Analyst
Network Systems Administrator
Network Security Technician
Systems Engineer
Data Security Analyst
Owner: Self Employed IT Analyst

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee
High School transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in writing/sentence skills, reading comprehension, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the exemptions here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

Software and Technology

This program requires specific software and technology to complete classwork. Click here to see the list of items you will need for your courses.

If you do not have access to the items listed for your program, or if the items you have do not meet the requirements, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Internet access is required to access student accounts from off campus. The Learning Commons can provide information on free, off-campus Wi-Fi spots. Contact them at or call 608-785-9198.

For additional specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

IT-Cybersecurity and Network Administration

Career Pathways

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