Wednesday – November 13, 2019

IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration (2019-2020)

Technical Diploma
School of Business / Information Technology Career Cluster

All campuses
Program Code: 31-150-2

For Information: 414-297-6395

Overview — 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+).

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.

Career Pathway —  After earning this technical diploma, your credits can be applied toward completing the IT Network Specialist associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

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.

Program Learning 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

Admission Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra


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

Related Programs
IT Network Specialist
IT Network Specialist - Online Accelerated
IT Information Systems Security Specialist
IT Digital Forensics Analyst

Start Dates: August/January

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
Sixteen-Week Terms
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

  Courses   Credits
(1) ITNET-101 Network Communications (Network+) 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) ITNET-112 MS Server Administration 1 3
(2) ITNET-157 Emerging IT Technologies ‡ 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) MATH-123 Math With Business Applications ‡





‡ Prerequisite required.  

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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 April 2019.