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 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

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(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) ITNET-112 MS Server Administration 1 3
(2) ITNET-132 Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2) ‡ 3
(2) ITNET-157 Emerging IT Technologies ‡ 3
(2) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡
(or) Any 200-level MATH course
(3) ITNET-111 MS Server Administration 2 3
(3) ITNET-133 Scaling Networks (Cisco 3) ‡ 3
(3) ITNET-134 Connecting Networks (Cisco 4) ‡ 3

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ 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, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

2020-2021 Program Card

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Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

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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STEM Academic & Career Pathway

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103

Last updated: 08/28/2020