Wednesday – November 22, 2017

IT Network Specialist (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Business / Information Technology Career Cluster

All campuses
Program Code: 10-150-2

 For Information: 414-297-6395

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

Overview — Through hands-on coursework, you will set up network operating systems and work with emerging technologies.


Certification preparations in this degree include: VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Client, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Windows Server and CompTIA (A+, Network+ and 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 Pathway — You can earn the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Additional information about the program is available at: http://matcitnetworking.org/


Career Outlook — Employment opportunities are strong. 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.

  

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 pursuing a bachelor's degree upon graduation, check with the program 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
Network Technician Network Specialist
Junior Network Engineer  Junior Network Analyst/Specialist

 

Related Programs
IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration
IT Computer Support Specialist
IT Information Systems Security Specialist
IT Mobile Application Developer

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

   

(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

 

(2)

 

ITNET-110

Manage Windows Desktop Client Operating System ^

3

 

(2)

 

ITNET-132

Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2) ^

3

 

(2)

 

ITSUP-102

CompTIA A+ Essentials

3

 

(2)

 

ITNET-112

MS Server Administration 1 ^

3

 

(3)

 

ITNET-159

Cloud Infrastructure Services 

3

 
      (or) COMPSW-106 Introduction to MS Office
 
 

(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

1

 

(4)

 

ITNET-199

Integrated Project - Network Specialist

2

 

(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

   
   
ELECTIVE

Suggested Elective: Three credits needed   
     
      3

 

 

    ITNET-158 Storage Area Network (SAN)    


TOTAL CREDITS: 66

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

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

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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated October 2017.