Printed on 10/20/2021

Network Specialist

10-150-2 Associate Degree (AAS)
Part Time and Full Time
62 Credits
Financial Aid Eligible
Time of Day: Day
Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Information sharing is an important function in any organization. As a network specialist you implement, maintain and troubleshoot a variety of network equipment. This degree gives you a solid foundation in information technology for today’s business environment, and the skills to manage a single local area network or work in a complex telecommunication wide area network environment. You’ll learn to install and configure switches, routers and access points. You’ll also learn about operating systems, device repair and maintenance, security, cabling, scripting, and much more. You’ll build your project management and communication skills, and will be well prepared for today’s high tech workplace.

Career Opportunities

  • Network Installation Technician
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network Technician
  • Wireless Networking


Estimated Program Cost

Network Specialist

This program will cost about $9,801.17*
based on current tuition and fees.

Textbooks will cost about $1,529.40*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies.
  Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.


Check Program Availability *

Network Specialist

Term Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022

* Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

* Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    Skills Assessment

    An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at

  • Credit Transfer Options

    They're your credits. Take them with you!

    Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

    Transfer In

    Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

    Transfer Out

    Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

  • Program Outcomes
    • Implement computer networks.
    • Implement client systems.
    • Implement server operating systems.
    • Implement network security components.
    • Develop technical documentation.
    • Troubleshoot network systems.
  • Additional Information
    This program is offered in-person in Oshkosh for those starting in fall. Many courses are also offered in Appleton.

  • Undecided?

    Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.