Catalog 2020-2021 
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Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Support Technician, Certificate of Proficiency

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Program Admission Dates: Spring

The Network Support Technician certificate is designed to prepare technicians to work in a wide variety of computer-related industries and has a strong emphasis on Network+ Certification, Network Administration, and Network Security. Graduates find entry-level jobs as computer field service technicians, software technicians, computer operators, installers, troubleshooters, technical salespersons, help desk support and network technicians.

Network Support Technician certificate graduates will:

  • be prepared to obtain an entry-level position in the IT field
  • create and troubleshoot physical networks
  • demonstrate proficiency with using current popular network operating systems
  • demonstrate proficiency with implementing and troubleshooting network communication protocols
  • demonstrate knowledge of data protection and network hardening techniques
  • demonstrate a working knowledge of industry trends and emerging technologies (eg; VoIP, 4G, Cloud computing)
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.


Students wishing to enter this certificate program need to have completed the IT Support Technician, Certificate of Proficiency  OR have earned an A+ Industry certification OR have instructor approval.

The following course, required for the certificate, must be completed prior to Quarter One.

Program Requirements

Required Course Sequence

General Education Requirements - 15 Credits

Total Program Credits: 51

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