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Networking Professional

Technical Certificate

15 Credits | 1 Year

Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior

Career Cluster: Information Technology

The Networking Professional certificate is intended to give information technology students and professionals a path to industry certification. You should be an information technology student or professional to pursue this certificate.

Program Overview

This certificate consists of completion of four Cisco courses with a 3.00 or better. You will be proud to have achieved this recognition whether you are a program student or an IT professional.

Program Outcomes

Networking Professional graduates will be able to:

  • Configure hardware and software
  • Plan and implement routers into TCP/IP network infrastructure
  • Plan, implement and support wired and wireless networks


Networking Professional is available at the Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior campuses. 

Experienced Instructors

You'll learn from skilled instructors who have years of industry experience. 

Career Pathway

Gain credentials each step of the way by beginning your education with the Networking Professional technical certificate, and you can apply credits toward the IT-Network Specialist associate degree at WITC, and transfer your credits to obtain a bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Industry Partners

WITC is affiliated with the following industry partners providing students with access to a variety of materials and software: Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft, and VMware


The program is comprised of courses such as Cisco Introduction to Networks, Cisco Scaling Networks, Wireless LANs and more. 

Explore the Curriculum

Featured Network Professional Courses

| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 4 Connecting Networks(CN), This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Configure, verify and troubleshoot: HDLC, PPP, PPPoE, virtual private networks (VPNs), eBGP in a single-homed, IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs, SNMP monitoring, SPAN, QoS, and describe Cloud Computing, IOT and Network Programmability in an enterprise network architecture. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCNA Routing and Switching certification exam. PREREQUISITES: 10150112 Cisco CCNA 3 Scaling Networks.
| 3 CR
Wireless LANs is an introductory course that will focus on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of wireless networks. It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills. PREREQUISITE: 10150113 Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials.
| 3 CR
Cisco CCNA 2 Routing and Switching Essentials (RSE) covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure, device management, switch ports, security, VLANs, Static and Dynamic routing, DHCP (v4 and v6), NAT and ACLs on routers and switches. At the completion of this course student may achieve a discount voucher for the CCENT certification exam. PREREQUISITE: 10150111 Cisco CCNA 1 Introduction to Networks.

Networking Professional is Part of a Career Pathway

As a Networking Professional student at WITC, you can earn credentials each step of the way. 

You could take this first and get a credential.

IT - Networking Professional

Internal Technical Certificate
15 Credits | 1 Years Full-Time
Potential Careers
Network Administrator, Computer Technician, Network Technician
Average Starting Wage
$16,800-$30,950 annually
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IT-Network Technician

Technical Diploma
19 Credits / Less than 1 Year Part Time
Potential Careers
Computer Technician, Network Technician
Average Starting Wage
$30,950-$41,510 annually
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You can continue your education to obtain an associate degree.

IT-Network Specialist

Associate Degree
63 Credits / 2 Years Full Time; 3 Years Part Time
Potential Careers
Network Administrator, Network Analyst, Network Support Specialist
Average Starting Wage
$16,800-$49,916 annually
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IT-Network Specialist Bachelor's Degree

Lakeland University | UW-Barron County | UW-Green Bay | UW-Oshkosh | UW-Stout
Potential Careers
Network Administrator, Network Analyst, Network Support Specialist
Average Starting Wage
$55,7440–$61,963 annually

Admissions and Tuition

WITC has a simple three-step admissions process that can be completed in one visit. Fill out the application form either online or at a campus, complete an assessment and meet with a WITC counselor. In the meeting, you'll discuss your goals and the counselor will make sure you're getting the most out of your education and the best bang for your buck.

Tuition and Fees

WITC breaks down the cost of education, so you'll have a good idea of how much your education will cost.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to help you pay for your education. It can come in the form of grants, loans, federal work study, military and veterans benefits, division of vocational rehabilitation benefits and scholarships. 

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Estimated Total Program Costs*

Networking Professional

15 Credits | Less than 1 year


$2,109 In Tuition and Fees

*Tuition is an estimate and does not include any miscellaneous fees for various courses, tools, books, supplies or uniforms. Program book costs are in addition to tuition and fees and vary depending on course selection and where the books are purchased or rented. 

After the WITC Networking Professional Program

Upon completion of the program, you will obtain a Networking Professional technical certificate. 

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Transfer Options

Transfer your WITC credits to a four-year college in Wisconsin to obtain your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

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Career Outlooks

WITC's graduates experience success. Learn more about the types of careers you can get after graduation.

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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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