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IT Network Specialist
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
All campuses
Program Code: 10-150-2

For Information:

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-6370
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500
West Allis Campus, 414-456-5500

 

Overview — The IT Network Specialist program prepares you for a career in designing, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and implementing security on computers, computer networks and network operating systems. Through hands-on activities, you will set up and configure network operating systems and network equipment such as servers, PCs, switches and routers, and work with emerging technologies such as machine virtualization and wireless networking.

You will be ready to take industry certification exams including VMware Certified Professional-Datacenter Virtualization (VCP-DCV), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) - Windows 7, MCTS - Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, MCTS - Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA Security+.


Keys to your success are keeping up with the latest technologies, having strong problem-solving skills and having the ability to work alone and with others in training and troubleshooting capacities.

Accelerated and Online Accelerated Options — In the Accelerated format, classes meet four and one-half hours per week during the school year and online during the summer; or students may choose to take the Accelerated courses entirely online. The IT Network Specialist in-person Accelerated program is offered at the Downtown Milwaukee Campus only. For more information, see the IT Network Specialist - Accelerated  page.


Career Outlook
— Employment opportunities are expected to grow dramatically. This program will prepare you to obtain an entry-level information technology position with possibilities for advancement. You will also be ready to take industry certification exams.

 

Added Career Value — Students can earn the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration technical diploma (31-150-2) while completing this degree program.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Install, configure and support desktop and server operating systems
  • Install network hardware, software and operating systems
  • Install, configure and manage virtualized environments
  • Install and configure Active Directory
  • Support, monitor and troubleshoot computers and computer networks
  • Implement network security
  • Control network access using firewalls, ACLs and VLANs

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon graduation, check with the program counselor or advisor, and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.


Possible Careers:

Cisco Certified Network Associate 
Desktop Support Specialist
IT Field Technician
Junior Network Administrator
Junior Network Engineer/Analyst/Specialist
Network Specialist
Network Technician
 

Related Programs:

eBusiness Technology Analyst
IT Computer Support Specialist
IT Information Systems Security Specialist
IT Mobile Applications Developer

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

   

(1)


COMPSW-106

Introduction to MS Office

3




 

(or) COMPSW-107 Intermediate MS Office



(1)

 

ITNET-101

Network Communications (Network+) ^

3

 

(1)


IT-107

Social Networking and Business Communications

3


(1)

 

ITNET-131

Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1) ^

3

 

(1)

 

ITNET-110

Manage Windows Desktop Client Operating System ^

3

 

(2)

 

ITNET-132

Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2) ^

3

 

(2)

 

ITSUP-102

CompTIA A+ Essentials and IT Technician

4

 

(2)


ITNET-112

MS Server Administration 1 ^

3


(3)

 

ITNET-133

Scaling Networks (Cisco 3) ‡ ^

3

 

(3)


ITNET-111

MS Server Administration 2 ^

3


(3)


ITNET-134

Connecting Networks (Cisco 4) ‡ ^

3


(4)


ITNET-198

Network Specialist Internship

2

 

(4)


ITNET-199

Integrated Project - Network Specialist

1


(4)


ITNET-157

Emerging IT Technologies ‡ ^

 3


(4)


ITSEC-124

Network Security (Security+)

 3


GENERAL STUDIES 

   


ECON-195

Economics

 3





(or) Any 200-series ECON course



   


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


 3

 
   

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

 3

 
   


(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

   
   


MATH-123


Math with Business Applications ‡ ^


3

 
   


(or) Any 200-series MATH course

   
   


NATSCI-167


Science of Technology


3

 
   


(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

   
   


PSYCH-199


Psychology of Human Relations


3

 
   


(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

   
   


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 
   


(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI  or HIST course

   
   
ELECTIVES

Suggested Electives: Three credits needed   
     
      3

 

 

   

ITSEC-140

Router Security ‡


 
   

ITSEC-145

Perimeter Security ‡


 
           

 TOTAL CREDITS: 67

 

^ Counts toward the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration technical diploma program.

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.