Program Overview

The online Associate of Applied Science in IT Network Specialist will prepare students to program, edit and manage a wide variety of software for mobile devices.  Throughout this program, students will be able to use mobile emulator software to gain hands-on experience in using mobile application development tools.  Students will use these simulations to create applications for Android, Apple IOS and other mobile operating systems. Students will also learn about some of the dynamic database websites that are used in conjunction with app development. Finally, this program examines common management and design techniques used by successful application companies and teams.

Students in this program will be able to use the skills learned to transfer into a four-year bachelor's programs that focus on Network or Mobile Technology systems. Students interested in entering employment directly after graduation may find success in careers such as computer programmers or a mobile application developer for both large and small organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Degree completion requires 67 credit hours.

    A high school diploma or GED. One year of high school-level algebra or one semester of college-level algebra. Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment. Requires an admissions interview, demonstration of base computer/networking knowledge, proof of broadband connection at home, and the purchase of supplies to build a PC.


    While all programs are offered online, on campus testing may be required.

    School Overview

    Milwaukee Area Technical College is a public, two-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. MATC was founded in 1912 as the Continuation School after Charles McCarthy asked State Legislature to pass a law creating a statewide network of continuation schools. Today, MATC offers classes at campuses in downtown Milwaukee, Oak Creek, West Allis, and Mequon. The Mequon Campus features the largest wind turbine on a college campus in the state.

    Milwaukee Area Technical College offers degree, diploma, certificate and apprentice programs. Many students who attend MATC plan to earn a bachelor’s degree by transferring to a four-year college. Accelerated programs are offered for full-time working adults, as well as online programs for degrees, diplomas, and certificates from all of MATC's schools.


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