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:

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

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CSCI1110 CSCI1110 - Informatics 3
MIS1100 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

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

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

Subj. Num. Course Credits
CSCI1110 CSCI1110 - Informatics 3
MIS1100 MIS1100 - Business Computers 3

1st Spring Term - 12 credits

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

1st Summer Term - 6 credits

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

2nd Fall Term - 12 credits

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

2nd Spring Term - 12 credits

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

3 credits from one or more of these courses:

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

2nd Summer Term - 6 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals