Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
This program prepares students to work in information technology. Students learn to select appropriate systems, create necessary solutions, apply existing systems, integrate a variety of systems and administer systems. This career program prepares students to fill a variety of roles within the information technology field.
Program outcomes
  1. Apply current technical practices in core information technologies.
  2. Identify effective solutions for organizations or individuals.
  3. Identify the requirements for effective solutions.
  4. Evaluate current and emerging technologies.
  5. Demonstrate independent problem-solving skills.
  6. Collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal.
  7. Implement basic information security practices accross an organization.
  8. Recognize the need for continued learning.
  9. Demonstrate effective information technology customer service skills.
  10. Demonstrate effective use of core networking technologies.
Accreditation
The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
48 Required courses
6 Restricted electives in courses
6 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Required Courses:

Course Credits
CPTR1001 - Introduction To Programming and Scripting 3
CPTR1106 - Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 - CISCO 1 3
CPTR1118 - CISCO 2 3
CPTR1121 - Information Technology Service Desk 3
CPTR1125 - IT Essentials I 3
CPTR1130 - IT Essentials II 3
CPTR1135 - Beginning Networking 3
CPTR1148 - Microcomputer Operating System 3
CPTR2100 - Supporting End-User Applications 3
CPTR2224 - Linux I 3
CPTR2236 - Network Security 3
CPTR2272 - Network Operating Systems 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
HUM2236 - Technology in the Humanities 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
CPTR2252 - Microcomputer Systems Project 3
CPTR2294 - Internship 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
CSCI1110 - Informatics 3
MIS1100 - Business Computers 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 12 credits

Course Credits
CPTR1125 - IT Essentials I 3
CPTR1130 - IT Essentials II 3
CPTR1135 - Beginning Networking 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
CSCI1110 - Informatics 3
MIS1100 - Business Computers 3

1st Spring Term - 12 credits

Course Credits
CPTR1106 - Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 - CISCO 1 3
CPTR1148 - Microcomputer Operating System 3
ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

1st Summer Term - 6 credits

Course Credits
HUM2236 - Technology in the Humanities 3
SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology 3

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Course Credits
CPTR1118 - CISCO 2 3
CPTR1121 - Information Technology Service Desk 3
CPTR2224 - Linux I 3
CPTR2272 - Network Operating Systems 3

2nd Spring Term - 12 credits

Course Credits
CPTR1001 - Introduction To Programming and Scripting 3
CPTR2100 - Supporting End-User Applications 3
CPTR2236 - Network Security 3

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Course Credits
CPTR2252 - Microcomputer Systems Project 3
CPTR2294 - Internship 3

2nd Summer Term - 6 credits

Course Credits

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals