Information Technology

M State's hands-on Information Technology degrees will prepare you for a rewarding career in computer and information technology, which include some of the fastest-growing jobs nationwide.
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As a student in M State's Information Technology degree program, you'll work with networking, web and database technologies while learning to use hardware and software systems to solve problems for people and organizations.

M State offers two Information Technology program options:

  • 60-credit AAS degree is offered online
  • 60-credit AS degree is offered on the Moorhead campus and is recommended for students who intend to transfer and earn a four-year degree in the field of information technology

Here is what you'll learn

Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

  • Current technical practices in core information technologies
  • Identification of effective solutions for organizations and individuals
  • Identification of the requirements for effective solutions
  • Evaluation of current and emerging technologies
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Implementation of basic information security practices across an organization
  • Effective IT customer service skills
  • Effective use of core networking technologies

Associate of Science (AS)

  • Current technical practices in core information technologies
  • Identification of the requirements to provide effective solutions for organizations and individuals
  • Identification of effective IT-based solutions
  • Evaluation of current and emerging technologies
  • Understanding of the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society
  • Understanding of best practices and standards
  • Independent problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Effective communication with clients, users and peers