Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares students to install, administer and troubleshoot networks. The network specialist courses will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide support to a variety of network operating system platforms. This course begins with the entry-level workstation and server classes, which will introduce the student to the network environment. Once this knowledge is obtained, the student will move on to upper level classes including TCP/IP and Internet Information Server. Topics covered also include hardware and software implementation and operation and maintenance, and various software packages.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Jackson 56143

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Median wage:$28.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Median wage:$41.36/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Median wage:$43.34/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Median wage:$45.88/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu