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Computer Technology and Network Administration


Jobs in the computer networking and technology field are expected to grow by 6% between 2016 and 2026, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Wichita Campus



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
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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.

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A+ 901, Computer Hardware4 Weeks5 QCH

This course is designed to teach microcomputer systems, the internal architecture, as well as the basics of PCs. The first period will cover basic hardware and provide several in-depth hands-on projects. This subject material will prepare the student to take the CompTIA A+ 220-901 certification.

A+ 901, Introduction to Networking4 Weeks5 QCH

The Intro to Networking course is designed to teach basic Networking concepts, properties and characteristics. Encryption methods and Network Standards will also be discussed.

A+ 901, Mobile Devices and Network Troubleshooting4 Weeks5 QCH

The A+ Mobile Devices and Network Troubleshooting course teaches the student how to configure and Troubleshoot applications, network, wireless and mobile systems. To utilize the concepts learned in this course and the prerequisite courses, there is an Applied Project at the end of this course. The student then has the opportunity to take the A+ 220-901 certification exam which, if passed, will allow them to receive certification in the Computer Industry.

A+ 902, Windows Operating Systems 4 Weeks5 QCH

This course is designed to teach Network Operating Systems, the application architecture, as well as the basics of PCs. The first period will cover basic software and provide several in-depth hands-on projects. This subject material will prepare the student to take the CompTIA A+ 220-902 certification.

A+ 902, Basic Security Measures4 Weeks5 QCH

The A+ 902 Basic Security Measures course is designed to teach basic security threats, vulnerabilities, and prevention methods. Best practices methods and security standards will also be discussed.

A+ 902, Software Troubleshooting4 Weeks5 QCH

The A+ Software Troubleshooting course teaches the student how to troubleshoot PC operating system problems with the appropriate tools and best practices. To utilize the concepts learned in this course and the prerequisite courses, there is an Applied Project at the end of this course. The student then has the opportunity to take the A+ 220-902 certification exam, which, if passed, will allow them to receive certification in the Computer Industry.

Network +, Topologies and Infrastructures4 Weeks4 QCH

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.

Network +, Troubleshooting and Management4 Weeks4 QCH

The class will teach students how 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. They will learn cable management and installation techniques.

Network +, Network Security4 Weeks4 QCH

This class will teach the importance of providing Network Security, developing sound authentication practices, change management procedures and standards. This class will help the student receive a well-rounded education on industry standard networking systems. They will utilize the concepts learned in this class and the prerequisite classes to complete an Applied Project applicable to networking systems. The student will also study to take the Network Essentials certification exam.

Security +, Introduction to Security4 Weeks4 QCH

The Introduction to Security course is designed to give the student the basics of security. This course focuses on the types of common attacks as well as host, application and data security concepts. In addition, basic and advanced cryptography concepts are explored.

Security +, Network Security4 Weeks4 QCH

The Network Security course is designed to teach network security concepts, from typical client/server security and user account management through wireless and mobile security. Access control security is also discussed.

Security +, Security Policies and Vulnerability Assessment4 Weeks4 QCH

The Security Policies and Vulnerability Assessment course teaches the student how to write and review security policies, as well as how to test for security vulnerabilities in hosts, applications, network, wireless and mobile systems. To utilize the concepts learned in this course and the prerequisite courses, there is an Applied Project at the end of this course.

Linux Basics4 Weeks4 QCH

The Linux Basics course is an introduction to Linux and deals with Linux installation and usage, the different Linux files systems, Linux files system management and Linux deployment scenarios.

Linux Workstation Administration4 Weeks4 QCH

This course deals with common administrative tasks that are utilized on Linux workstations. Topics include, working with the BASH shell, System Initialization and X Windows, Linux process management and optimization as well as common Linux administration tasks.

Linux Server Administration4 Weeks4 QCH

The Linux Server Administration course teaches the student how to compress files, complete system backups and software installation. Also included are the topics of network configuration, configuring network services, troubleshooting, performance tuning and security.

Installing and Configuring Server 2012R24 Weeks5 QCH

The Install and Configure Server 2012R2 course deals with the installation and upgrade of Server 2012R2. Students will learn about the various upgrade and installation options as well as Server Core installation. This course also teaches the student how to install DHCP, DNS and Active Directory.

Basic Administration of Server 2012R24 Weeks5 QCH

The Basic Administration of Server 2012R2 course deals with the day-to-day administration of Server 2012R2. Creating and managing user accounts, storage clusters, files, folders and basic shares, printing and remote administration are just a few of the topics covered in this course.

Advanced Administration of Server 2012R24 Weeks5 QCH

The Advanced Administration of Server 2012R2 course deals with VPNs, Sites, Read-Only Domain Controllers, Hyper-V, Monitoring and Patch Management.

Defining Cybersecurity4 Weeks4 QCH

This course presents a comprehensive set of practices that are designed to ensure security in cyberspace.

Incident Management4 Weeks4 QCH

This course continues on with cybersecurity concepts with a focus on Incident Management and Business Continuity.

Systems and Application Security4 Weeks4 QCH

This course continues on with cybersecurity concepts with a focus on systems and application security, legal and regulatory compliance and risk management. Students will participate in a class project to utilize what they have learned.

Total84 Weeks93 QCH

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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