Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, and online courses.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.
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. Students will:
- Configure network security appliances that protect users and systems from malicious attacks
- Design, install, troubleshoot, and upgrade networks while utilizing servers, firewalls, switches, and routers
- Empower the modern world by managing users and advanced computer network systems
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.
Planning for Your Program
- Transfer Planning - Articulation Agreements
These agreements provide students with educational plans to help them transfer to four-year institutions.
- Transfer Resources
Advanced planning is critical when you transfer. Learn more about possible options.
- Bachelor Degree Planning
We partner with many institutions offering Bachelor's degrees that can be completed here, online, or at a metro location.
Potential Job Titles
- Computer and Information Systems Managers *
- Network and Computer Systems Administrators
- Computer Systems Analyst
* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree
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
* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu