Information Technology - Network Specialist

Information Technology - Network Specialist video

Program Number: 10-150-2
School Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac

Program Description

The Information Technology - Network Specialist program prepares students with the skills and knowledge to provide businesses and organizations with computer network support, network installation, network administration, network design and integration. Coursework also prepares students to acquire nationally recognized industry certification. In order to better meet corporate demands for information sharing, integrated technologies are a major component of the program.

Coursework may be offered in a sequence and time frame to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students. A major strength of the program is instruction based on industry standards and certification. Required courses help prepare students for the Comp TIA A+ certification and the Comp TIA Network+ certification.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$16,800 $82,000

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Implement computer networks.
  • Implement client systems.
  • Implement server operating systems.
  • Implement network security components.
  • Develop technical documentation.
  • Troubleshoot network systems.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Manager
  • Network Integration Specialist

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Meet with Academic Advisor to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
150-101 Network+ 3
150-102 Microsoft Workstations 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-107 College Mathematics 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 - OR - 
809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 18
 
Term 2
150-120 Microsoft Servers 3
150-122 Virtualization 3
154-112 Hardware/Software Support 3
801-141 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
Total 15
 
Term 3
150-103 Network Cabling 2
150-141 Computer Network Installation 2
150-191 Principles of Information Security 3
154-111 Computer System Maintenance 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total 16
 
Term 4
150-130 IT Administration 3
150-143 Linux Network Administration 2
150-115 Emerging Innovations in Technology 3
154-105 Wireless and Mobile Technology 3
154-113 Help Desk Concepts 3
809-195 Economics 3
Total 17
 
Required Elective Credits 6
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 72

Exit Assessment

Successful completion of course 150-130 IT Administration is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.