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IT - Network Specialist
Program Code: 10-150-2


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Associate Degree: 2 Years, 69 Credits
Appleton Campus
Oshkosh Campus (1st year classes)
Financial Aid Eligible


Career Opportunities

As a network specialist, you implement, maintain and troubleshoot a variety of network equipment. You may manage a single local area network or be involved in a complex telecommunication WAN environment. You may administer, install or troubleshoot communication hardware or software, or integrate technologies to meet the corporate demands for information sharing. Any time there is a need to share information, there is an opportunity for a network specialist to implement a network solution. The need for and implementation of network security is also explored.


Program Description

The IT Network Specialist Program provides you with training consistent with current and future industry standards. Upon graduation, you will have specific skills pertaining to Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) installation, maintenance and support. In addition, you will be exposed to data and voice communications methodologies as well as wireless and wired network security concerns.


Program/Plan Admission Requirements


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Implement computer networks.
  • Implement client systems.
  • Implement server operating systems.
  • Implement network security components.
  • Develop technical documentation.
  • Troubleshoot network systems.

Program Offered at These Locations
  • Appleton—1825 N. Bluemound Drive

Helpful High School Courses

Algebra, geometry, keyboarding, communication arts, speech, accounting and other computer and business courses prepare you for this program.


Contact Us

To begin, during the Academic year (August 18 – May 18) contact:

FVTC-Appleton
Glen Orsburn
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 831-4364
orsburn@fvtc.edu

During Summer term (May 18 – August 18) contact:

FVTC-Appleton
Doug Waterman
1825 N. Bluemound Drive
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277
(920) 831-4366
waterman@fvtc.edu

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.


Will my credits transfer to a 4-year college?


Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program