IT-Network Specialist

Associate Degree

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 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
150-120 Configuring Desktop Operating Systems 3
150-130 Introduction to Enterprise Networks 3
150-151 Information Security Principles 3
154-113 Desktop and Server Hardware 3
Written Communication
or English Composition 1
Semester 2
150-127 Introduction to Enterprise Virtualization 3
150-131 Routers and Routing Protocols 3
150-133 Network Security 3
154-121 Information Technology Helpdesk and Customer Service 3
801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3
Semester 3
150-117 Local Area Network Switching and Wireless 3
150-118 Server and Data Center Virtualization 3
150-128 Windows Enterprise Server Administration 3
152-150 Systems Analysis and Design 3
804-133 Math and Logic 3
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Semester 4
150-132 IT-Project Management 3
150-142 Advanced Local Area Network/Wide Area Network Topics 3
150-154 Information Systems Security Measures 3
150-182 Information Technology Career Preparation 1
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
 Total Credits61

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-196Oral/Interpersonal Communication3
804-133Math and Logic3
809-166Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3

Associate Degrees and Technical Diplomas are part of a larger model of BTC’s Career Pathways which link related academic programs in sequence.  Each program within a career pathway offers direct job preparation and a path to the next level of academic programming.  To view the connected program model, visit the IT-Network Specialist Career Path (PDF).