Wednesday – November 13, 2019

IT Network Specialist — Online Accelerated (2019-2020)

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

Offered entirely online
Program Code: 10-150-2

 
For Information: 414-297-6395

Overview —  Students enrolled in the IT Network Specialist — Online 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 in-class format.


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.
 

Career Pathway —  You can earn the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information. 


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.

 

Program Learning Outcomes 

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

 

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra
  • This online accelerated program 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 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 Date: January
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 
 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Sequence for Accelerated 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

 

(1)

 

ITNET-110

Managing 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

 
(2)   ITSEC-124 Network Security (Security+) 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

 

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  
   

ITSEC-148

Securing Wireless Devices and Networks


TOTAL CREDITS: 66

 

‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration diploma.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.


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.

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

 

Page updated April 2019.