IT - Network Specialist

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!

  • Work with state-of-the-art technology in Gateway’s labs on the Racine and Elkhorn campus with data centers, servers, routers, firewalls, switches and cloud infrastructure. 
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule with a virtual lab that uses industry-approved curriculum that gives you 24/7 remote access. 
  • Study the industry’s cutting-edge curriculum and technology from Cisco, Microsoft, HP, and open-source platforms including Linux, to meet any employer’s demands and prepare for multiple certifications. 
  • Develop a resume and portfolio with project-based learning as you design, install, configure, administer, secure and maintain cross-platform enterprise networks and cloud environments, then gain real-world experience through an internship with a local business.
  • Prepare to advance your education with Gateway’s many transfer agreements with University of Wisconsin System schools, plus universities like Bellevue, Cardinal Stritch, Franklin, Herzing and Ottawa.
Program Credits



Elkhorn Campus, Online, Racine Campus

Financial Aid Eligible


Estimated Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $9,744
Books & Supplies: $4,014

Start Dates

Spring, Fall

Salary Outlook


Career Opportunities: Remote support technician, IT Network support specialist, IT Network Specialist, Associate Data Center Technician, Data Center Operations Technician

IT – Network Specialist Career Pathway

Career Pathways are designed to help you reach your educational goals and explore college and career options. Pathways are made up of related certificates, diplomas and degrees that build on common skills and knowledge. You can begin at any point on the Career Pathway and customize your pathway to fit your goals. View the pathway for your area of interest.