IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 31-150-2
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration Diploma


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+).

Career opportunities are strong, including positions for network administrators, network specialists, network technicians and desktop support specialists.

You can apply your credits toward completing the IT Network Specialist associate degree.

Additional program details: Keys to your success include 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 Network Specialist – Online Accelerated Cohort

The Accelerated Online program is an 18- to 20-month, cohort-based program where students take technical courses from the IT Network Specialist associate degree and IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration technical diploma. You work with the same set of students and instructors for the duration of the program, reducing redundancy and using the same learning tools throughout.

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IT Information Systems Security Specialist

Prepare for a career in computer network and internet security by learning to develop information security strategies, perform risk analyses, install security software, monitor network traffic and develop an emergency response plan. You will have hands-on coursework in securing MS Windows, Unix/Linux, Cisco, networks, servers and clients, and the enterprise network.

Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ITNET-101 Network Communications (Network+) 3
ITNET-110 Managing Windows Desktop (Client) Operating System 3
ITNET-131 Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1) 3
ITNET-112 MS Server Administration 1 3
ITNET-132 Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2) ‡ 3
ITNET-157 Virtualization Technologies 3
MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
ITNET-111 MS Server Administration 2 3
ITNET-133 Scaling Networks (Cisco 3) ‡ 3
ITNET-154 Scripting for Network Administrators 3

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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

To see course descriptions, class times and locations, visit the full course catalog (link).

Already a student? You can visit Self-Service (link) and choose Student Planning to register for classes.

2021-2022 Program Card

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Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Implement network security, firewalls, ACLs and VLANs
  • Install network/server hardware, software and operating systems
  • Support, monitor and maintain computers and computer networks
  • Utilize emerging technologies such as machine virtualization, wireless networking and cloud computing

Career Outlook

This program will prepare you to obtain an entry-level information technology position with possibilities for advancement. Employment opportunities are strong, including positions for network administrators, network specialists, network technicians and desktop support specialists.

Possible Careers

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

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra.


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Last updated: 08/30/2021