Information Technology - Network Specialist
10-150-2 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Design. Administration. Troubleshooting.
The Information Technology - Network Specialist program will give
the skills to perform network design, installation, administration, and
support for information systems.
WITC is affiliated with the following industry partners providing students
with access to a variety of materials and software: Cisco, CompTIA, Microsoft,
WITC locations are Cisco academies, and WITC is a CompTIA academy partner and
does VUE testing.
Students in the IT - Network Specialist program at Ashland and Rice Lake have the
opportunity to dual major with the IT - Systems Administration Specialist program by
completing additional coursework.
Graduates have the option to transfer coursework to complete a Bachelor's
Degree at UW-Stout, UW-Milwaukee, and other institutions with degree completion
Career Pathway Options
A career pathway is a series of connected education and training
strategies and support services that enable individuals to secure stackable
industry relevant credentials and obtain employment within an occupational area
and advance to higher levels of future education and employment in that area.
The Information Technology - Network Specialist two-year associate degree
includes an embedded technical diploma option as documented below:
- 30-150-4 IT Network Technician
Students in this program must:
- Complete application form and submit with fee (fee waiver may apply if
- Complete Accuplacer entrance assessment to determine placement (waiver
may apply with acceptable alternative test scores and/or postsecondary
- Complete Computer Literacy assessment
- Review and sign the
Functional Ability Statement of Understanding
- Complete admissions interview with a WITC counselor (above requirements
should be completed prior to interview)
Tenacity. Organization. Leadership.
Do you enjoy finding solutions to challenges? To be successful, you should be
organized and logical and enjoy work that requires a high degree of accuracy. As you prepare for your career, you should strive to reach a
comfort level in the following courses or skills:
- Basic computer skills
Find out what the Information Technology - Network Specialist program
can help you do
in the Career Impact article
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Employers will expect you, as a graduate of the Information Technology - Network Specialist program, to be able to:
- Implement computer networks
- Implement client systems
- Implement server operating systems
- Implement network security components
- Develop technical documentation
- Troubleshoot network systems
The estimated total program cost for the two-year Information Technology -
Network Specialist program is
approximately $9,250. This program is eligible for financial aid.
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program and costs.