Information Technology - Network Specialist
Program Number: 10-150-2
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Fond du Lac
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 Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Implement computer networks.
- Implement client systems.
- Implement server operating systems.
- Implement network security components.
- Develop technical documentation.
- Troubleshoot network systems.
- Network Analyst
- Network Administrator
- Network Specialist
- Network Manager
- Network Integration Specialist
- 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.
- Attend a program orientation with your advisor.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|- OR -|
|809-199||Psychology of Human Relations||3|
|154-113||Help Desk Concepts||3|
|154-116||Computer Software Support||3|
|801-141||Introduction to Mass Communications||3|
|150-141||Computer Network Installation||3|
|150-191||Principles of Information Security||3|
|154-117||Computer Hardware Support||3|
|809-196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|150-115||Emerging Innovations in Technology||3|
|154-105||Wireless and Mobile Technology||3|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||66|
Successful completion of 150-130 IT Administration is the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** 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.
- Information Technology - Network Specialist, 2015-2016
- Information Technology - Network Specialist, 2014-2015
- Information Technology - Network Specialist, 2013-2014
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
Students can earn both the Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist associate of applied science degrees in only five terms by following the Dual Degree Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist academic planner.
For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.