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
631-124 Microcomputer Fundamentals: PC Components 1
631-125 Microcomputer Fundamentals 2: PC Assembly 1
631-126 Microcomputer Fundamentals 3: Intro to Web Programming 1
631-127 PC Software Fundamentals 1: Operating Systems 1
631-128 PC Software Fundamentals 2: Software Applications 1
631-129 PC Software Fundamentals 3: Troubleshooting Operating Systems 1
631-130 PC Peripherals and Troubleshooting 1: Peripherals 1
631-131 PC Peripherals and Troubleshooting 2: Printers & Laptops 1
631-132 PC Peripherals and Troubleshooting 3: Troubleshooting Hardware 1
631-133 IT Customer Service Fundamentals 1 1
631-134 IT Customer Service Fundamentals 2 1
631-135 IT Customer Service Fundamentals 3 1
631-111 PC Hardware Assessment 1
801-195 Written Communication 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
631-136 Network Fundamentals 1 1
631-137 Network Fundamentals 2 1
631-138 Network Fundamentals 3 1
631-139 Troubleshooting Network Resources 1 1
631-140 Troubleshooting Network Resources 2 1
631-141 Troubleshooting Network Resources 3 1
150-157 IT Project Management 1 1
150-158 IT Project Management 2 1
150-159 IT Project Management 3 1
804-134 Mathematical Reasoning 3
801-198 Speech 3
 Credits15
Semester 3
150-169 Introduction to Enterprise Virtualization 1 1
150-170 Introduction to Enterprise Virtualization 2 1
150-171 Introduction to Enterprise Virtualization 3 1
150-183 Windows Enterprise Server Administration 1 1
150-184 Windows Enterprise Server Administration 2 1
150-185 Windows Enterprise Server Administration 3 1
150-186 LAN Switching & Wireless 1 1
150-187 LAN Switching & Wireless 2 1
150-188 LAN Switching & Wireless 3 1
150-189 System Analysis & Design 1 1
150-190 System Analysis & Design 2 1
150-191 System Analysis & Design 3 1
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Credits15
Semester 4
631-160 Malicious Software Fundamentals 1 1
631-161 Malicious Software Fundamentals 2 1
631-162 Malicious Software Fundamentals 3 1
150-192 Server & Data Center Virtualization 1 1
150-193 Server & Data Center Virtualization 2 1
150-194 Server & Data Center Virtualization 3 1
150-195 Advanced LAN/WAN Topics 1 1
150-196 Advanced LAN/WAN Topics 2 1
150-197 Advanced LAN/WAN Topics 3 1
150-182 Information Technology Career Preparation 1
631-122 Service Support Internship 1
809-196 Introduction to Sociology 3
 Credits14
 Total Credits60

General Education Courses Within Program

801-195Written Communication3
801-198Speech3
804-134Mathematical Reasoning3
809-196Introduction to Sociology3
809-198Introduction to Psychology3