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Computer Technology and Network Administration


Jobs in the computer networking and technology field are expected to grow by 8% between 2014 and 2024, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

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Wichita Campus


After completing your Computer, Network and Internet Technologies program from WTI, you’ll be prepared to find employment as a:

  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Laptop/PC Repair Mechanic

 


Associates of Occupational Studies


After earning your Associates of Occupational Studies in Computer Technology and Network Administration Degree from WTI, you’ll be prepared to find employment as a:

  • Help Desk Analyst Specialist
  • Technical Support Representative Professional
  • Network Administrative Representative
  • Information Technology Support Specialist
  • Laptop/PC Repair Mechanic Professional

 


Program Objective

Courses available at Wichita Main campus only.


The objective of this program is to prepare students to perform tasks for entry-level employment as a Computer Service Technician or Networking Systems Technician.

This program prepares students to perform tasks associated with installing, upgrading and maintaining computer network systems in a LAN/WAN environment. The course is taught using a combination of theory and practical applications in a laboratory environment. In order to provide the students with a well- rounded quality educational experience; students will be introduced to general education college level courses that will afford them the future security of an Associates of Occupational Studies degree.

Computer Technology/A+

12 Weeks / 15 Quarter Credit Hours

This quarter’s design is to teach microcomputer systems, the internal architecture, as well as the basics of using and networking PCs while preparing the student to take the CompTIA A+ certification. The first five periods of this phase cover basic hardware and software knowledge, including installation of components and basic software. The last five periods will include details on operating systems, networking, portables and printers. The trainee then has the opportunity to take both A+ certification exams which, if passed, will allow the trainee to receive certification in the Computer Industry.

Network+

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

This course has been designed to demonstrate the understanding of basic network structure, including the characteristics of star, bus, mesh and ring topologies, their advantages and disadvantages, and the characteristics of segments and backbones. The student will learn how the different network protocols like TCP/IP are associated with their individual functions. Other topics of discussion and demonstration will include remote connectivity, network security, network administration, the OSI Network Model and administration of users and groups along with different types of backup techniques.

To further enhance the Network + course, there will be problems installed into a working network. The trainees will have to troubleshoot, identify, access and recognize the problem and figure out how to solve the issue in a timely manner to minimize network down time.

To finalize the course, students will have an opportunity to study and take the Network + certification exam. When passed, the student will be recognized by industry as an individual with a well-rounded education on industry standard networking systems.

Windows 8.1 Configuration (MCSA)

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

This quarter is designed to prepare students in the concepts of installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows 8.1. Coverage includes in-depth installation and administration of Windows 8.1, most operating system features, and troubleshooting procedures to resolve common issues.

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in scenario-based activities which are designed to provide a balance of theory and hands-on experience. These activities, combined with conceptual materials, will help prepare students for the (70-687) Microsoft certification exam.

The lecture portion of the day will be approximately two hours with the remaining two and one half hours devoted to laboratory activities. (70-687) Microsoft certification exam is optional.

Mobility/Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS)

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

The CompTIA Mobility + exam (MBO-001) covers mobile device management, troubleshooting, security and network infrastructure. It identifies IT professionals who can deploy, integrate, support and manage a mobile environment, while ensuring proper security measures are maintained for device and platforms to mitigate risks and threats.

In the CWTS portion of the course students are introduced to the emerging world of wireless LAN technology. This course is designed to give the student an overview of the design, communication, hardware components, and maintenance associated with wireless LAN technology. The CWTS certification is an entry level enterprise LAN certification and replaces the Wireless # certification.

Security+

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

The Security+ portion of the course is designed to provide an understanding of the current threats to the data companies and individuals rely on every day. The Security+ exam covers the most important foundational principles for securing a network and managing risk. Access control, identity management and cryptography are important topics on the exam, as well as selection of appropriate mitigation and deterrent techniques to address network attacks and vulnerabilities. Security concerns associated with cloud computing, BYOD and SCADA are addressed in the SY0-401 exam.

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Configuration/MCSA

12 Weeks / 15 Quarter Credit Hours

This course is designed to further expose students to Windows 2012 Server environments and the components of networking using Microsoft Server 2012. Topics of discussion and demonstration include installing, configuring, and performing regular maintenance on Windows 2012 server. Coverage also extends to hardware devices, users and groups, file systems, and security. A solid networking foundation is built through exposure to TCP/IP, both versions 4 and 6, the use of subnets, and other advanced topics like DHCP, DNS, IPSEC and remote access.

Students will be involved in designing and implementing dynamic networking environments based around the Server 2012 platform. Various projects and scenarios will challenge students to think beyond the classroom, and use what they have learned in recreated real-world applications. These activities, combined with applied theory, will help prepare students for the Microsoft certification exams. This course tracks directly to the Microsoft MCSA certification path and is 50% lecture and 50% hands on labs.

Linux+

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

This quarter is designed to prepare students in the concepts of installing and configuring Linux operating systems. Coverage includes in-depth installation and administration of various flavors of Linux, most operating system features, and troubleshooting procedures to resolve common issues.

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in scenario-based activities which are designed to provide a balance of theory and hands-on experience. These activities, combined with conceptual materials, will help prepare students for the Linux+ certification exams.

The lecture portion of the day will be approximately two hours with the remaining two and one-half hours devoted to laboratory activities. The prerequisites for this course are successful completion of Computer Technology/A+, Network+ and WTI’s Admissions qualifications.

Microsoft Office 2010

12 Weeks / 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This course will give students an excellent understanding of the Microsoft Office components such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. During the course, students will create, edit, revise, share and electronically file word documents, provide presentation visuals, build spreadsheets and managing databases. Prerequisite: WTI’s Admissions qualifications.

Composition I

12 Weeks / 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This course focuses on the student’s reading and writing short essays for a variety of audiences and purposes. The emphasis will be on fundamentals principles when writing a paper using structurally correct sentences, paragraphs and expository themes. The student will also be required to develop and write a research paper utilizing Modern Language Associations (MLA style). Prerequisite: WTI’s Admissions qualifications.

Interpersonal Communication

12 Weeks / 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This course provides the students with an opportunity to explore and apply the theory of communication. Learning activities will include verbal and nonverbal communication skills, active listening, stress management, resolving communication conflicts to develop healthy personal relationships and obtaining one’s personal growth. Prerequisite: WTI’s Admissions qualifications.

Technical Math

12 Weeks / 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This course will review and enhance the fundamental processes of mathematics with emphasis on problem-solving techniques in arithmetic, introductory algebra, rudiments of analytic geometry, and elementary trigonometry. At the completion of this course, students will have the ability to directly apply mathematics to different industrial fields of study. Prerequisite: WTI’s Admissions qualifications.

Ethics

12 Weeks / 4 Quarter Credit Hours

This course provides a practical approach to recognizing personal values, understanding moral challenges and solving ethical problems that confronts society today. The students will analyze and discuss the continued issues with race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economy, war and cyber protection issues at a global level. Prerequisite: WTI’s Admissions qualifications.



Are you interested in an Associates of Occupational Studies?

If you would like to get training, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about the Associates of Occupational Studies program at WTI, please contact us or call (888) 885-6661.


Do you have what it takes to be a Computer Service Technician and Network Administrator?

If you would like to get more training, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about the Computer Service Technician and Network Administration program at WTI, please contact us or call (888) 885-6661.

 


 


Topeka, Joplin & Tulsa Campus



After completing your Computer, Network and Internet Technologies program from WTI, you’ll be prepared to find employment as a:

  • Help Desk Analyst
  • Technical Support Representative
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Support Specialist
  • Laptop/PC Repair Mechanic

 


Program Objective


The objective of this program is to prepare students to perform tasks for entry-level employment as a Computer Service Technician or Networking Systems Technician.

This program prepares students to perform tasks associated with installing, upgrading and maintaining computer network systems in a LAN/WAN environment. The course is taught using a combination of theory and practical applications in a laboratory environment.

Computer Technology / A+

12 Weeks / 15 Quarter Credit Hours

This quarter’s design is to teach microcomputer systems, the internal architecture, as well as the basics of using and networking PCs while preparing the student to take the CompTIA A+ certification. The first five periods of this class cover basic hardware and software knowledge, including installation of components and basic software. The last five periods will include details on operating systems, networking, portables and printers. The trainee then has the opportunity to take both A+ certification exams which, if passed, will allow the trainee to receive certification in the Computer Industry.

Network +

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

This course has been designed to demonstrate the understanding of basic network structure, including the characteristics of star, bus, mesh and ring topologies, their advantages and disadvantages, and the characteristics of segments and backbones. The student will learn how the different network protocols like TCP/IP are associated with their individual functions. Other topics of discussion and demonstration will include remote connectivity, network security, network administration, the OSI Network Model and administration of users and groups along with different types of backup techniques.

To further enhance the Network + course, there will be problems installed into a working network. The trainees will have to troubleshoot, identify, access and recognize the problem and figure out how to solve the issue in a timely manner to minimize network down time.

To finalize the course, students will have an opportunity to study and take the Network + certification exam. When passed, the student will be recognized by industry as an individual with a well-rounded education on industry standard networking systems.

Windows 8.1 Configuration (MCSA)

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

This quarter is designed to prepare students in the concepts of installing, configuring, and maintaining Windows 8.1. Coverage includes in-depth installation and administration of Windows 8.1, most operating system features, and troubleshooting procedures to resolve common issues.

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in scenario-based activities which are designed to provide a balance of theory and hands-on experience. These activities, combined with conceptual materials, will help prepare students for the (70-687) Microsoft certification exam.

The lecture portion of the day will be approximately two hours with the remaining two and one half hours devoted to laboratory activities. (70-687) Microsoft certification exam is optional.

Security+ / Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (CWTS)

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

The CompTIA Mobility + exam (MBO-001) covers mobile device management, troubleshooting, security and network infrastructure. It identifies IT professionals who can deploy, integrate, support and manage a mobile environment, while ensuring proper security measures are maintained for device and platforms to mitigate risks and threats.

In the CWTS portion of the course students are introduced to the emerging world of wireless LAN technology. This course is designed to give the student an overview of the design, communication, hardware components, and maintenance associated with wireless LAN technology. The CWTS certification is an entry level enterprise LAN certification and replaces the Wireless # certification.

Microsoft® Windows® Server 2012 Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Configuration/MCSA

12 Weeks / 15 Quarter Credit Hours

This course is designed to further expose students to Windows 2012 Server environments and the components of networking using Microsoft Server 2012. Topics of discussion and demonstration include installing, configuring, and performing regular maintenance on Windows 2012 server. Coverage also extends to hardware devices, users and groups, file systems, and security. A solid networking foundation is built through exposure to TCP/IP, both versions 4 and 6, the use of subnets, and other advanced topics like DHCP, DNS, IPSEC and remote access.

Students will be involved in designing and implementing dynamic networking environments based around the Server 2012 platform. Various projects and scenarios will challenge students to think beyond the classroom, and use what they have learned in recreated real world applications. These activities, combined with applied theory, will help prepare students for the Microsoft certification exams. This course tracks directly to the Microsoft MCTS certification path and is 50% lecture and 50% hands on labs.

Linux+

12 Weeks / 12 Quarter Credit Hours

This quarter is designed to prepare students in the concepts of installing and configuring Linux operating systems. Coverage includes in depth installation and administration of various flavors of Linux, most operating system features, and troubleshooting procedures to resolve common issues.

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in scenario-based activities which are designed to provide a balance of theory and hands-on experience. These activities, combined with conceptual materials, will help prepare students for the Linux+ certification exams.

The Lecture portion of the day will be approximately two hours with the remaining two and one half hours devoted to laboratory activities. The prerequisites for this course are successful completion of Computer Technology/A+, Network+ and WTI’s Admissions qualifications.


Do you have what it takes to be a Computer Service Technician and Network Administrator?

If you would like to get more training, we’d love to hear from you. For more information about the Computer Service Technician and Network Administration program at WTI, please contact us or call (888) 885-6661.

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