Information Technology – Network Specialist

Program Number: 10-150-2
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, most courses available at the West Bend campus.
This program is eligible for financial aid

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

About the Program

The IT – 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.

What You'll Learn

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 help students prepare for the Comp TIA A+ certification and the Comp TIA Network+ certification. 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.

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

Earn two information technology degrees at once!

With only 12 additional credits, students can earn both the Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist Associate of Applied Science degrees in only five terms (just under two and a half years). Interested students should follow the Dual Degree Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist program guide.

 

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Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 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


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    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

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    NumberTitleCrs
    Semester 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    150-107IT Fundamentals 13
    150-108IT Fundamentals 23
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-1xxMathematics Course3
    890-101**College 1012
    Total15
     
    Semester 2
    150-120Microsoft Servers3
    150-122Virtualization3
    154-113Help Desk Concepts3
    154-116Computer Software Support3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total15
     
    Semester 3
    150-141Computer Network Installation3
    150-191Principles of Information Security3
    154-117Computer Hardware Support3
    154-125Mobile Device Management3
    801-197Technical Reporting3
    Total15
     
    Semester 4
    150-110Cloud Computing3
    150-115Emerging Innovations in Technology3
    150-126Internet of Things3
    150-130IT Administration3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total18
     
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements63
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