The IT - Network Specialist Associate Degree program prepares qualified individuals to install, maintain, manage and enhance local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN). The specialist will implement and/or configure voice-over-IP, email server management, Internet and cloud services, web server management, network routers and switches, standard network troubleshooting procedures, wireless technologies and network operations management, including infrastructure monitoring, automation, software distribution and disaster recovery. Network-related software management responsibilities integrates the following core areas: Windows server and Linux network operating systems, user management and control and enterprise virtual servers. The program also covers network security measures such as intrusion detection, firewalls, malware and spyware. The program helps to prepare the graduate to test for certificates such as Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate), Cisco CCNA Security, Cisco CCNA Voice and Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) 70-410 exams. Potential occupations include: Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Computer Network Support Specialist, Network and Systems Engineer, Computer Network Architect, VoIP Technician, and Network Technician.
program at a Glance
- Wausau Fully Available
- Antigo Mostly Available
- Medford Mostly Available
- Phillips Mostly Available
- Spencer Mostly Available
- Wittenberg Partially Available
Approximate Cost$12,202 (Tuition: $10318, Books: $1884)
Average Starting Salary$41,502 Annually, based on the 2015 NTC Graduate Employment Report.
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- Implement computer networks
- Implement client systems
- Implement server operating systems
- Implement network security components
- Develop technical documentation
- Troubleshoot network systems
- Administration or Support of Network Infrastructures
- Unified Communication Systems
- Windows/Linux/Unix Systems
To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.Course List
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Additional program Information
IT programs require students to have fundamental computer skills to be successful. Students will be required to complete testing in Windows and Computer Concepts as part of the admission process. These tests are offered at no cost through NTC Testing Centers.
Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.
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