IT Network Specialist

IT Network Specialist

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

In the very challenging and rewarding IT-Network Specialist program, job placement is near 100%!

In today’s world, there is a growing need for good network support. You will use textbook and lab manuals with guided instructions to set up and manage multiple computers in a networking environment. Students must then demonstrate their understanding of the material by completing hands-on activities that require them to apply the concepts they have learned. Hands-on learning opportunities are offered in and outside of the classroom. Students have repaired and imaged laptops for a local school district, completed a network upgrade for a non-profit organization, and fixed computers at the PC Clinic.

Demand for this area will continue to grow as businesses invest in new technology and mobile networks. In addition, security concerns are rising and more individuals with the right skills will be needed to reinforce network and system security.

The IT-Network Specialist program is offered at the Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids campuses.

Jobs

  • Facilities Technician
  • IT Help Desk Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Operations Specialist
  • Network Specialist
  • Technology Support Specialist
  • Telecommunications Technician

Courses

Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10102101 Intro to Business 3.00
10103106 Microsoft Office-Introduction 3.00
10150101 Network Fundamentals 3.00
10152101 Programming Logic-Beginning 4.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
-or-
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
10102103 Business Law & Ethics 3.00
-or-
10105160 Business Law 3.00
10150110 IT Troubleshooting-Beginning 3.00
10150120 Network Administration-Beginning 3.00
10152170 Systems Analysis 3.00
10801198 Speech 3.00
-or-
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
10804107 College Mathematics 3.00
-or-
10804118 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 4.00
-or-
10804189 Introductory Statistics 3.00
(18-19 Credits)
Term: 3
10150121 Network Administration-Intermediate 3.00
10150130 Network Operating Systems 3.00
10150160 Information Security I 3.00
10154101 IT Customer Support 2.00
10809144 Macroeconomics 3.00
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.00
-or-
10809196 Intro to Sociology 3.00
-or-
10809122 Intro to American Government 3.00
(17 Credits)
Term: 4
10150111 IT Troubleshooting-Intermediate 3.00
10150141 Supervised Field Experience 2.00
10150161 Advanced Networking Projects 3.00
10150165 Network Server Scripting 3.00
10809143 Microeconomics 3.00
10809198 Intro to Psychology 3.00
-or-
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(17 Credits)
Total Credits: 68-69