Saturday – October 25, 2014

 

IT Network Specialist — Accelerated
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business
Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Also offered entirely online
Program Codes: 10-150-2.AA (in-person), 10-150-2.AAON (online)
 
For Information: 414-297-6370

Overview —  With MATC’s Accelerated program for the IT Network Specialist associate degree, you may choose to take the accelerated option entirely online, or attend classes in person (meeting four and one-half hours per week during the school year; courses are offered online during the summer). 

Students enrolled in the IT Network Specialist — Accelerated program may complete the Technical Studies courses in less than 18 months. To earn the A.A.S. degree, General Studies courses must be completed in addition to the accelerated schedule of Technical Studies courses. The IT Network Specialist degree is also available in a non-accelerated format.


Graduates will be ready to take industry certification exams including 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.

 

Career Outlook — Employment opportunities are expected to grow dramatically. This associate degree program prepares you for entry-level positions with opportunities for advancement. The program also prepares you for many industry-sought certifications.

 

Added Career Value — Students can earn the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration technical diploma 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
  • The Online Accelerated option also requires an Admissions interview, demonstration of base computer/networking knowledge, proof of broadband connection at home, and the purchase of supplies to build a PC

 

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 for In-Person Accelerated; January for Online Accelerated

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

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

 (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.

( ) = Sequence for Accelerated students.

‡ 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 July 2014.