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information technology - network specialist


    Video: Information Technology - Network Specialist

    Program Number: 10-150-2
    School Year: 2017-2018
    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

    • $41,596

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    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.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    150-102Introduction to O/S3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    150-120Microsoft Servers3
    154-113Help Desk Concepts3
    154-116Computer Software Support3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    Term 3
    150-141Computer Network Installation3
    150-191Principles of Information Security3
    154-117Computer Hardware Support3
    154-125Mobile Device Management3
    801-197Technical Reporting3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Term 4
    150-110Cloud Computing3
    150-115Emerging Innovations in Technology3
    150-130IT Administration3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63

    General Education Options

    View the Information Technology - Network Specialist General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional 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.