• Network Administration Program at College of Western Idaho
  •  Network Administration Program at CWI
  • CWI Network Administration Program
The College has very reputable programs and is well known in the information technology industry.
Dominic Jones, IT Student

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Applications for all IT Programs (2015 fall start) will be accepted starting Spring 2015 semester.

Questions? Attend an information session, view schedule.

Overview

Are you looking to gain skills necessary to be a network administrator? Our Network Administration program will equip you with the ability to manage Microsoft Windows networks, configure Cisco routers and switches, and troubleshoot PC computing hardware and software. Curriculum in the program is designed to provide you not only with an Associate of Applied Science degree, but also with the knowledge you need to earn industry-recognized certifications, including Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA.

Mission

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides a Network Administration program that will ready you to take several industry standard certification exams such as Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS), Network +, and Security +. By earning an Industry Standard Certification, you gain advanced, market-relevant skills that employers recognize and respect as well as opportunities to connect with a global community of other certified professionals.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • The knowledge needed to earn industry-recognized certifications, including Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA
  • Advanced, market relevant skills that employers recognize and respect
  • The skills necessary to be a network administrator
  • To manage Microsoft networks
  • To configure Cisco routers and switch
  • To troubleshoot PC computing hardware and software

Clubs

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000... more

The purpose of SkillsUSA is to unite in a common bond without regard to race, sex, religion, creed, or national origin. Students enrolled in class with vocational trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations objectives. We also assist... more

Additional Opportunities

Partnerships and Internships.

Gainful Employment

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who have completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at cwidaho.cc/ge

Requirements and Costs

Degrees and Certificates

Associate of Applied Science in Network Administration

AAS

24

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Advanced Technical Certificate in Network Administration

ATC

24

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Technical Certificate in Network Administration

TC

12

Delivery Formats:
Traditional

Important Dates for Credit Programs

  Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
Registration Open April 14 November 10 April 13
Financial Aid Priority Date July 14 December 1 May 11
Admission Deadline August 8 December 22 May 15
Tuition and Fees Due August 22 January 9 May 29
Last Day to Register August 22 January 9 May 29
Classes Begin August 25 January 12 June 1*
*Some classes begin before this date. See class schedule for more information.

Skills, Traits, and Prep Classes

  • CISA requirements
  • Keyboarding
  • General computer skills
  • Ability to learn
  • Basic understanding of how computers work is helpful
  • Good communication and writing skills are helpful
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex problems is helpful

Advising

Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI One Stop Student Services offers advising assistance, available each semester, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your educational goals. Visit Advising for more information or contact One Stop Student Services to schedule an appointment.

Admission into the Network Administration program requires a separate application process and is competitive. The application can be found under Program Resources above.

Register Early!

Financial Aid Available

Did you know that as a student in this program you may be eligible for financial aid? Through grants, scholarships, and loans, more than 60 percent of first-time, full-time CWI students receive some form of financial assistance. To learn more about financial aid options and whether you may be eligible, visit Financial Aid.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for a full-time CWI student averages half the cost of a state university and a third of the cost of a private college. Tuition and fees vary based on program and residence. Visit Tuition and Fees for more information.

Career Info

Through this program, students will gain the skills necessary to be a network administrator, with the ability to manage Microsoft networks, configure Cisco routers and switches, and troubleshoot PC computing hardware and software. Curriculum is developed to requirements of industry certification tests including Microsoft, Cisco and CompTIA

Professions

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Network Support Specialists

Locations

Ada County Campus Pintail Center

Directions


1360 S. Eagle Flight Way, Boise, ID 83709

Instructors

Program Department Chair