Program Description

The IT – Network Technician Technical Diploma program provides learners with the skills needed to support the hardware and software infrastructure of today’s business information systems. The IT - Network Technician will gain a basic understanding of servers, virtualization, routers, switches, security, network management and systems maintenance.

As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the IT - Network Specialist Associate Degree program.

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Approximate Program Cost

$4,092
Tuition: $3768 , Books: $324

Starting Salary

$31,200–$46,400
Average, based on the NTC Graduate Outcomes Report

Financial Aid

Available
Total financial aid offered may not exceed the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA).

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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Support networked PC users
  • Configure basic network parameters for users and devices
  • Configure and troubleshoot networked PC workstations
  • Run multiple operating systems on a single computer
  • Understand various technical and administrative aspects of Information Security and Assurance
  • Define and use PC hardware, operating systems and network concepts and tools

Courses

The IT - Network Technician Technical Diploma is a 24 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SECURITY 2.00
CISCO 1 - NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS 1 3.00
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 1 3.00
COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS 2 3.00
COLLEGE 101 1.00

Second Term

WINDOWS SERVER 1 3.00
CISCO 2 - NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS 2 3.00

Third Term

ENTERPRISE VIRTUAL SERVERS 3.00
CISCO 3 - NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS 3 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

Completing the IT - Network Technician Technical Diploma Earns You:

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this IT - Network Technician Technical Diploma:

Cost of Attendance

2023-2024 Estimated Academic Year Budgeted Cost of Attendance

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) is a budget that includes categories of expenses that a student can expect to incur while attending college. The COA does not reflect actual charges. It is an average based on the estimated living costs typical of our region. In determining the cost of attendance, Northcentral Technical College uses the budget established by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Financial Aid Budget Work Group. This budget is used to determine financial need for all students who apply for financial aid. A student's cost of attendance is composed of all educational expenses that can be included for financial aid purposes that a student may accrue while pursuing their education for the year (or semester, if enrolled less than a year). A student's financial aid cannot exceed their cost of attendance. Schools are required to provide a fuller picture of what it may cost students to pursue their degree, not just what they will owe in tuition/fees and books/supplies.

Please Note: this COA budget estimate assumes full-time attendance for two semester Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
Expenses Student Living With Parents (Home) Student Living on Own (Other)
Full-time Tuition (based on a total of 30 credits, 15 credits fall and 15 credits spring)
In-State Tuition & Fees
$4,713*
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
$6,900*
In-State Tuition & Fees
$4,713*
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
$6,900*
Living Expenses (Housing & Food) $4,052 $9,614
Books / Supplies $2,061 $2,061
Transportation $2,007 $2,007
Personal Expenses $2,245 $2,245
Loan Fees $83 $83
Total Estimated Cost Of Attendance
In-State
$15,161
Out-of-State
$17,348
In-State
$20,723
Out-of-State
$22,910

* Tuition listed is based on approved rates for the 2022-2023 academic year with a projected base increase of 1.65%. Rates are approved each March by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board and estimated budgets are updated at that time.

Students with dependent care, computer or study abroad expenses should contact the Financial Aid Office to document allowable expenses which may serve to increase their COA.

Students awarded Federal Direct Loan(s) also have an average of the mandatory loan fees automatically added to their COA.

Students with disability-related expenses may contact the Financial Aid Office to have their additional expenses considered. Disability-related expenses include but are not limited to: personal assistance, equipment, and supplies. The Financial Aid Office may potentially include disability expenses in the COA that are not provided by other assisting agencies.

NTC also offers a Net Price Calculator to help estimate costs.

For more information regarding billed tuition and fees visit https://www.ntc.edu/admissions/tuition-fees

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about how the financial aid process works. Please feel free to reach out for more information.

NTC Financial Aid Office

715.803.1647
financialaid@ntc.edu

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