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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.

    Testimonials

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    Bil Thorne - ITT/Network Security Student

    "The majority of the curriculum is online and accessible anywhere.  My instructors bring real-world experience to the table and share work stories that relate to the class that they're teaching." 

    Planning for Your Program

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    Potential Job Titles

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

    * with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

    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

    * with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
    Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.minnstate.edu