Information Technology

Associate of Science (AS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Information Technology Associate of Science degree prepares students to continue to work toward a bachelor's degree or enter the workforce. Students learn to use various hardware and software systems to solve problems for people and organizations. Students work with networking technologies, applications, web technologies and database technologies. Students focus on the selection, application and administration of information technologies. The degree minimizes the number of credits required at selected institutions to complete a bachelor's degree. The degree is an ideal mix of practical experience and general education for a field that is constantly evolving.
Program outcomes
  1. Apply current technical practices in the core information technologies.
  2. Identify the requirements to provide effective solutions for organizations or individuals.
  3. Identify effective IT-based solutions.
  4. Evaluate current and emerging technologies.
  5. Identify the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society including ethical, legal and policy issues.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of best practices and standards.
  7. Demonstrate independent problem-solving skills.
  8. Collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal.
  9. Communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users and peers.
  10. Recognize the need for continued learning throughout one's career.
Accreditation
The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
46 Required courses
14 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Fall Start

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CPTR1001 Introduction To Programming and Scripting 3
CPTR1106 Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CISCO 1 3
CPTR1122 Microcomputer Maintenance 3
CPTR1170 Web Engineering I 3
CPTR1178 Robotics 3
CPTR2224 Linux I 3
CPTR2236 Network Security 3
CPTR2272 Network Operating Systems 3
CSCI1110 Informatics 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
HUM2236 Technology in the Humanities 3
MATH1114 College Algebra 4
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3

14 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 16 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CPTR1122 Microcomputer Maintenance 3
CPTR1170 Web Engineering I 3
CSCI1110 Informatics 3
MATH1114 College Algebra 4

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1106 Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CISCO 1 3
CPTR1178 Robotics 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR2224 Linux I 3
CPTR2272 Network Operating Systems 3
HUM2236 Technology in the Humanities 3
PSYC1200 General Psychology 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 14 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1001 Introduction To Programming and Scripting 3
CPTR2236 Network Security 3

8 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals