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Associate in Information Technology – Network Specialist

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates


Online / distance program

Online / distance program

Program description

Associate in Information Technology – Network Specialist

Connect with a bold new career in technology. Gateway’s IT – Network Specialist associate degree will prepare you to set up, support, secure and maintain computer networks and clouds. Become the kind of professional companies in today’s economy can rely on to provide constant connections and communication between employees, customers and business partners. You’ll be wired for success!

IT-Network Specialist is designed to prepare students for a professional career in the computer network field. The program takes the students from the beginning architectural design process through installation, configuration, administration, and tuning of microcomputer network environments. Additional topics incorporated into the program include cross-platform and enterprise network environments.

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • IOT: Connecting Devices
  • IT Essentials
  • IT in Business
  • Network Concepts - CCNA1
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • English Composition 1
  • IT Scripting
  • Network Admin Microsoft Server 1 2016
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Routing CCNA 2
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Network Admin Microsoft Server 2 2016
  • Network Security
  • Sociology, Introduction to
  • Technical Reporting
  • IT Job Search Skills
  • IT Network Specialist Elective
  • Network Administration - Linux/Unix
  • Server Technologies
  • VCP: Virtualization Technologies

Suggested Electives

  • Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Network Internship
  • IT Project Management
  • Cloud Data Security
  • What’s in the Cloud?
  • Cybersecurity
  • Switching & Wans CCNA 3&4
  • IoT: Securing Devices

Tuition fees

The cost per semester is $2,700.

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Implement computer networks.
  2. Implement client systems.
  3. Implement server operating systems.
  4. Implement network security components.
  5. Develop technical documentation.
  6. Troubleshoot network systems.

Career opportunities

  • Remote support technician
  • IT Network support specialist
  • IT Network Specialist
  • Associate Data Center Technician
  • Data Center Operations Technician

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About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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Contact info

Gateway Technical College

3520 - 30th Avenue
WI 53144 Kenosha
United States of America

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