Programs & Degrees

Information and Telecommunications Technology

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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Information and Telecommunications Technology — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Green IT — Certificate (19 credits)
Storage Area Networking — Certificate (16 credits)
Information Assurance and Security — Certificate (16 credits)
Advanced Networking — Certificate (16 credits)
VoIP Infrastructure and Management — Certificate (16 credits)
Networking Fundamentals — Certificate (16 credits)
MCSA — Certificate (16 credits)

About the Program


The ability of businesses and organizations to successfully plan, design, and implement technology-based communication systems is critical to keeping a competitive edge. As the Internet expands and computing and converged digital networks and applications evolve, there will likely be a shortage of qualified “IT” workers in the future.

This broad-based program of liberal, technical, and professional studies will prepare students for intelligent, effective, self-development in a complex and continually changing society. The Information and Telecommunications degree is designed to allow students to focus on a specialized area within the Information Technology field. The program also emphasizes the importance of business and communications skills in today's business climate. A newly-constructed, multi-million dollar integrated technical laboratory provides a state-of-the-art facility for hands-on learning.

Articulation Agreements


Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles


Computer and Information Systems Managers
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Computer Systems Analyst

Salary Data


  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
    Average Wage: $58.92/hour
    Top Earners: $81.16/hour
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
    Average Wage: $35.62/hour
    Top Earners: $49.32/hour
  • Computer System Analyst
    Average Wage: $37.83/hour
    Top Earners: $52.77/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Information and Telecommunications Technology - AAS 64 Credits

  • Perform computer software and hardware installations and configurations.
  • Analyze networked environments, internet structure, organization and navigation.
  • Have the requisite knowledge, skill and ability to transfer successfully into the 3rd year of baccalaureate program.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.

Information and Telecommunications Technology - Certificate 30 Credits

  • Perform computer software and hardware installations and configurations.
  • Analyze networked environments, internet structure, organization and navigation.
  • Have the requisite knowledge, skill and ability to transfer successfully into the 3rd year of baccalaureate program.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.

Green IT - Certificate 19 Credits

  • Have an overview of current IT infrastructures and environments.
  • Demonstrate a variety of energy efficient computing techniques.
  • Demonstrate an overview of Green IT issues, policies, solutions, and products.
  • Identify and leverage the impact of Green IT on business and school applications and processes.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.

Storage Area Networking - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Understand, implement, and maintain storage network solutions.
  • Understand, implement, and maintain network services such as DNS, email, and internet.
  • Demonstrate the ability to extrapolate and apply knowledge to new situation in storing network data.

Information Security/Assurance - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Demonstrate effectiveness in the use and scan of a network with heterogeneous operating systems and identify security vulnerabilities.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness in the use of computer forensic tools, procedures, techniques, and hardware as well as maintain physical evidence.
  • Demonstrate effective research, planning, and security management of software updates and fixes.
  • Develop and implement effective security and disaster recovery systems and policies.
  • Demonstrate strategies with a variety of security problems.

Advanced Networking - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Demonstrate factual, conceptual, and procedural knowledge related to the administration and maintenance of a computer network.
  • Demonstrate network software and hardware configuration.
  • Analyze networked environments and data communication.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.

VoIP Infrastructure and Management - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Explain VoIP, components of a VoIP network, VoIP protocols, special requirements for VoIP calls, and Codecs.
  • Describe gatekeeper functions, protocols, and operation and implement an H.323 gatekeeper to provide dial plan resolution and call admission control.
  • Configure gateway interconnections to support VoIP and PSTN calls.
  • Demonstrate proper file management techniques to manipulate files and folders in a networked environment.
  • Demonstrate essential operating systems skills including how to use, setup, configure, troubleshoot and maintain a current microcomputer operating system.

Networking Fundamentals - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Perform computer software and hardware installations and configurations.
  • Analyze networked environments and data communication.
  • Perform internetworking activities including network administration, management, troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate network software and hardware configuration.

Microsoft Certified System Administrator(MCSA) - Certificate 16 Credits

  • Manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data.
  • Configure routing, manage and monitor DHCP, resolve host names, and configure network access.
  • Install and upgrade Windows, configure and manage file systems, Windows networks, and mobile computing.
  • Outline best practices for the information security goals of confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Program Prerequisites


Program Prerequisites for the ITT Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Minimum assessment score placement in MATH 0070, or completion of MATH 0030 with a C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021, or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 or completion of RDNG 0090 with a grade of C or higher.
Program Prerequisites for the Green IT Certificate
  • Applicants should have earned the Cisco CCNA Certification, or have IT experience, or approval of instructor.
Program Prerequisites for the Storage Area Networking Certificate
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or appropriate coursework or instructor consent.
Program Prerequisites for the Information Assurance and Security Certificate
  • Proficiency in the knowledge and skills relating to configuring and maintaining routers and switches and a fundamental understanding of the principles of information security as demonstrated by: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and a relevant industry certification in the IT security field (e.g. CompTIA Security +, CCSP, CISSP, etc.) or appropriate coursework or instructor consent.
Program Prerequisites for the Advanced Networking Certificate
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or appropriate coursework or instructor consent.
Program Prerequisites for the MCSA Certificate
  • Proficiency in the knowledge and skills related to understanding the fundamentals of networking and the configuration of routers as demonstrated by: Cisco Certified Entry networking Technician (CCENT) certification or CompTIA Network+ certification or appropriate coursework or instructor consent.

Gainful Employment Program Information


Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Scott Simenson651.779.3236scott.simenson@century.eduRoom 1744 East
Tom Prescott651.755.9720tom.prescott@century.eduRoom 1741 East