Catalog 2017-2018 
    Feb 27, 2024  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Network Support Technician, Certificate of Proficiency

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Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, 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 adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Note: The Program Requirements published in the 2017-2018 catalog included correct courses listed in the final quarter. Correction made 12/4/2017. If you have questions, please contact the program faculty at 425-739-8100.


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.

Program Requirements

Required Course Sequence

  • Quarter One

    MATH 098 (or placement into any MATH/MATH& course with MATH 098 as a prerequisite) must be completed before Quarter One.

  • 6 credits
  • 6 credits

  • Quarter Two

    ENGL 099 (or placement into ENGL& 101) must be completed prior to Quarter Two.

  • CSNT 255 Network Administration I 6 credits (In Development)
  • CSNT 256 Network Administration II 6 credits (In Development)

  • Quarter Three

  • 6 credits
  • CSNT 257 Virtualization II 6 credits (In Development)

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits

Total Program Credits: 51

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