Information Technology - Network Specialist

Information Technology - Network Specialist video

Program Number: 10-150-2
School Year: 2015-2016
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 Median Salary for Recent Graduates

  • $38,000

Approximate Costs


  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Fall/Spring Semester

  • $128.40 per credit (resident)
  • $192.60 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.   
    • Attend a program orientation with your advisor.   
    • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    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
    154-113 Help Desk Concepts 3
    154-116 Computer Software Support 3
    801-141 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
    Total 15
    Term 3
    150-141 Computer Network Installation 3
    150-191 Principles of Information Security 3
    154-117 Computer Hardware Support 3
    801-197 Technical Reporting 3
    809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
    Total 15
    Term 4
    150-110 Cloud Computing 3
    150-115 Emerging Innovations in Technology 3
    150-130 IT Administration 3
    154-105 Wireless and Mobile Technology 3
    809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
    809-195 Economics 3
    Total 18
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 66

    Exit Assessment

    Successful completion of 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.

    Academic Planner

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    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.