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Information Technology - Network Specialist

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Program Number: 10-150-2
School Year: 2018-2019
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, most courses available at the West Bend campus.

Program Description

Students can earn both the Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist associate of applied science degrees in only five terms (an additional 12 credits) by following the Dual Degree Information Technology - Network Specialist and Information Technology - Technical Support Specialist program guide.

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

  • $41,548

Approximate Costs

  • $134.20 per credit (resident)
  • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Fees shown are 2017-2018 fees; 2018-2019 fees will be available as soon as they are approved.
  • 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.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Courses

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
150-101 Network+ 3
150-102 Introduction to O/S 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 Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 63

Institutional Requirements

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

Program Guide

For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

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

For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.