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 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.


Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
150-107 IT Fundamentals 1 3
150-108 IT Fundamentals 2 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-1xx Mathematics Course 3
890-101 College 101 2
Total 15
Semester 2
150-120 Microsoft Servers 3
150-122 Virtualization 3
154-113 Help Desk Concepts 3
154-116 Computer Software Support 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 15
Semester 3
150-141 Computer Network Installation 3
150-191 Principles of Information Security 3
154-117 Computer Hardware Support 3
154-125 Mobile Device Management 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
Total 15
Semester 4
150-110 Cloud Computing 3
150-115 Emerging Innovations in Technology 3
150-126 Internet of Things 3
150-130 IT Administration 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 18
Total Credits 63