Network/Computer Support


Great careers are available in the information technology field. At FVTC we have programs in computer networking and computer support where you’ll get hands-on training for these high-demand jobs.


  • Computer Support Specialist (AAS)

    61 Credits Location: Appleton

    With this degree you’ll be the “go to” IT professional in your organization. As a computer support specialist, you work with freestanding and networked desktop computers. Your job is to deliver the productivity and efficiency promised by computer hardware and software manufacturers. Learn to analyze information needs and identify alternative hardware and software solutions. You’ll gain skills to plan and develop application systems, implement the systems, and train others to use them effectively. You’ll master a variety of operating systems and software applications, as well as computer hardware. With the knowledge and skills you acquire in this program, you’ll be prepared to support, monitor and maintain a variety of computing devices.

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  • Help Desk Support Specialist (TD)

    26 Credits Location: Appleton

    Do you enjoy helping others with their computers? This diploma could be the perfect fit for you. You’ll learn how to install, support and troubleshoot personal computer hardware, software and peripherals, and will develop the skills you need to interact with a variety of computer users. You’ll become familiar with network cabling systems, information security and server administration. The hands-on training will help you gain skills with Intel-based system configuration and improvement, component care and troubleshooting. This program will give you a solid technical background to be an effective help desk support specialist.

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  • Information Systems Security Specialist (AAS)

    61 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

    Cyber-security, including computer and information systems security, is a rapidly growing field. With an Information Systems Security Specialists degree, you’ll monitor and implement security measures to protect an organization’s computer network(s) and systems. You’ll learn how to ensure that appropriate security controls are in place to safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure, as well as, how to respond to computer security breaches and viruses. This program will also provide you with background and hands-on experience in fraud detection, technical reporting, risk assessment and server applications.

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  • Network Specialist (AAS)

    62 Credits Location: Appleton

    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.

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  • Network Systems Administration (AAS)

    63 Credits Locations: Appleton, Online

    Looking for a great career in the information technology field? Today’s organizations demand advanced, secure information sharing technology. Get the training you need to be a skilled network systems administrator. You’ll learn how to install, troubleshoot and maintain network operating systems – from a single server to a complex variety of servers. In addition, you’ll learn about virtualization technologies, desktop repair and maintenance, scripting, and more. Your hands-on training also includes system administration, project management and operating system security. This degree is the ticket to a promising career.

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Types of Offerings

AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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