IT Network Specialist – Online Accelerated

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-150-2
  • Offering: Online
  • Degree Type: Accelerated (Associate)
  • Start Dates: January

About the Program

DESCRIPTION

This program is offered entirely online. The accelerated format enables students to complete the program’s technical studies courses in less than 18 months. 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+).

You can earn the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration technical diploma on the way to completing this degree.

Additional program details: 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.


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IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration

Through hands-on coursework, you will set up network operating systems and work with emerging technologies. Certification preparations in this program include: VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DCV), Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server and Client, and CompTIA (A+, Network+ and Security+).

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IT Computer Support Specialist

This program prepares you for industry-sought certifications, including CompTIA’s A+, Network +, Security+ and Mobility+ Device Administrators (iOS, Android and Windows), Microsoft Certified Professional in Windows Desktop, Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (MCITP), Apple OSX Certified Support Professional (ACSP), HDI-SCA, HDI-DST and ITIL Foundation.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(1) IT-107 Social Networking and Business 3
(1) ITNET-101 Network Communications (Network+) ^ 3
(1) ITNET-110 Managing Windows Desktop (Client) Operating System ^ 3
(1) ITNET-131 Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1) ^ 3
(2) ENG-197 Technical Reporting
(or) Any 200-level ENG or SPEECH course
3
(2) ITNET-112 MS Server Administration 1 ^ 3
(2) ITNET-132 Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2) ‡ ^ 3
(2) ITSEC-124 Network Security (Security+) 3
(2) ITSUP-102 CompTIA A+ Essentials 3
(3) ITNET-111 MS Server Administration 2 ^ 3
(3) ITNET-133 Scaling Networks (Cisco 3) ‡ ^ 3
(3) ITNET-134 Connecting Networks (Cisco 4) ‡ ^ 3
(3) ITNET-159 Cloud Infrastructure Services 3
(3) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡ ^
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
3
(4) ELECTIVES (Three 100-level credits needed) 3
(4) ITNET-157 Emerging IT Technologies ‡ ^ 3
(4) ITNET-198 Network Specialist Internship ‡ 1
(4) ITNET-199 Integrated Project - Network Specialist 2
(4) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations
(or) Any 200-level PSYCH course
3
(4) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society
(or) Any 200-level HIST or SOCSCI course
3
TOTAL CREDITS 60

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

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Important Dates

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Cost & Aid Deadlines

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Program Outcomes

  • Implement computer networks
  • Implement client systems
  • Implement server operating systems
  • Implement network security components
  • Develop technical documentation
  • Troubleshoot network systems

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities are strong. This associate degree program prepares you for entry-level positions with opportunities for advancement. The program also prepares you for many industry-sought certifications.

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

Admission Requirements

  • One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra
  • This online accelerated program also requires an interview, proof of broadband connection, and purchase of supplies to build a PC

Scholarships

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Last updated: 04/21/2020