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  • ITT

    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)
    • Storage Area Networking — Certificate (16 credits)
    • Information Security/Assurance — Certificate (16 credits)
    • Networking Fundamentals — 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.

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." 

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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.mnscu.edu

Learning Outcomes

Information and Telecommunications Technology - AAS 60 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.

Storage Area Networking - Certificate 17 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.

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.

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 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.