Feb 29, 2024
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.
Required Course Sequence
General Education Requirements - 15 Credits
Diversity and Social Justice Requirement
Within the certificate requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101D meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).
Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.
Total Program Credits: 51