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 fulfill 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
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 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
51 Required courses
3 Restricted electives in courses
6 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number 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 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
CSCI1110 Informatics 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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR2252 Microcomputer Systems Project 3
CPTR2294 Internship 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Summer Term - 6 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
HUM2236 Technology in the Humanities 3
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3

1st Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1125 IT Essentials 3
CPTR1130 IT Essentials II 3
CPTR1135 Beginning Networking 3
CSCI1110 Informatics 3

1st Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CPTR1106 Microcomputer Databases 3
CPTR1108 CISCO 1 3
CPTR1148 Microcomputer Operating System 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3

2nd Summer Term - 6 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number 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

Subj. Number 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:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CPTR2252 Microcomputer Systems Project 3
CPTR2294 Internship 3