IT-Network Specialist

Associate Degree
10-150-2

The Network Specialist Associate of Applied Science Degree prepares students for a career in computer network support and integrated technology in order to meet business demands for information-sharing. Students receive training in network design, installation, troubleshooting, administration, security and management. After completing this program, the student will have covered basic topic areas needed for the MCSA, NET+, A+, Security+ and CCNA certifications.

Program Outcomes

  • Implement computer networks
  • Implement client systems
  • Implement server operating systems
  • Implement network security components
  • Develop technical documentation
  • Troubleshoot network systems
  • Apply system analysis and design concepts
  • Manage an Information Technology project from inception to implementation

Graduates Have Found Employment As

  • Network Administrator
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Technician
  • User Support Specialist
  • Technical Consultant

View the entire course listing.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
631-100 Microcomputer Fundamentals 3
631-101 PC Software Fundamentals 3
631-102 PC Peripherals and Troubleshooting 3
631-106 IT Customer Service Fundamentals 3
631-111 PC Hardware Assessment 1
801-195 Written Communication 3
 
 Credits16
Semester 2
631-115 Network Fundamentals 3
631-116 Troubleshooting Shared Network Resources 3
150-132 IT-Project Management 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3
804-133 Math and Logic 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
150-127 Introduction to Enterprise Virtualization 3
150-128 Windows Enterprise Server Administration 3
150-117 Local Area Network Switching and Wireless 3
152-150 Systems Analysis and Design 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
631-123 Malicious Software Fundmtls 3
150-118 Server and Data Center Virtualization 3
150-142 Advanced Local Area Network/Wide Area Network Topics 3
150-182 Information Technology Career Preparation 1
631-122 Service Support Techniques 1
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits60

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communication3
804-133Math and Logic3
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3