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Information Technology (IT) – Network Specialist

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│63 Credits│Fond du Lac and West Bend Campuses│Eligible for Financial Aid

Learn valuable skills to provide network support at businesses and organizations with the Network Specialist associate degree program from Moraine Park Technical College.

Earn 2 IT Degrees At Once!

With only 12 additional credits, students can earn both the Network Specialist and Technical Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science IT degrees in only five terms. Interested students should follow the Dual Degree Network Specialist and Technical Support Specialist program guide.

Earn 2 IT Degrees At Once!

With an additional 21 credits, students can earn both the Network Specialist and Cybersecurity Specialist Associate of Applied Science degrees in only five terms. Students should follow the Dual Degree Cybersecurity Specialist and Network Specialist program guide.

Earn 3 IT Degrees At Once!

With an additional 30 credits, students can earn the Network Specialist, Technical Support Specialist and Cybersecurity Specialist Associate of Applied Science IT degrees in only six terms.  Students should follow the Triple Degree Cybersecurity Specialist, Network Specialist and Technical Support Specialist program guide.

The Network Specialist program prepares students to maintain security and integrity of a company’s network.

Although the duties of a network specialist may vary depending on the organization, students in MPTC’s Network Specialist courses are prepared to provide a wide-range of network needs, including network support, installation, administration and integration.

Student smiling in front of PC in IT environment.

With instruction based on industry standards and certifications, students learn to implement computer networks and operating systems. A focus is placed on network security and troubleshooting. Integrated technologies are also a major component of this program. Courses in this program align with Checkpoint Secure Academy and help students prepare for the Comp TIA A+ certification and the Comp TIA Network+ certification. Students will earn the Google IT Support Certificate. The curriculum is aligned with industry-recognized standards and prepares students for certification in IT security.

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

Coursework may be offered in a sequence and time frame to meet the needs of part-time and full-time students.

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