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Network Management and Security

Information Technology 

The Information Technology program with a concentration in convergence technology requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

The unique program allows technical specialization in convergence technology while the common core courses and required electives from other specializations build the broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work study positions are also available. 

The Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Management and Security emphasis is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.

This unique program allows technical specialization in Network Management and Security while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

The Network Management and Security emphasis focuses on the theory and practice of designing, deploying, and managing network technologies, network convergence, and network security.

The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for
IT careers.

Anoka Tech's IT curriculum offers more than 90 courses in the following career concentration areas:

  • Business Data Analysis
  • IT Support
  • Software Development
  • Web Design and Development

Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable. The A.A.S. degree includes General Education credits, which broaden knowledge beyond what is required in the technical field and places the student on track for future managerial positions.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

BDAT 1005, ITEC 1003, ITEC 1011, ITEC 1016,  and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
  7. Apply logical reasoning to a problem.

Credits

MnTC General Education Elective
 15
 Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required from three different goal areas. Student is required to take one transferable course from MnTC Goal Area 4 and the following courses:
 ENGL 2105
 Business and Technical Writing
4
 MnTC General Education Elective
  8
 PHIL 1200
 Technology, Ethics and Society
3
 First Semester
 15
 BDAT 1005
 Data Analysis Fundamentals
2
 ITEC 1003
 Network Fundamentals
2
 ITEC 1011
 Programming Logic and Design 4
 ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
TLIT 1005
 Technology Fundamentals 3
 After completing the 15-credit core curriculum, IT students work with a faculty advisor to plan their course sequence.
 ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 2207  Windows Server Administration
4
 ITEC 2215  Linux/Web Server Administration
4
 ITEC 2407
 Interconnecting Network Devices I
4
 ITEC 2408  Interconnecting Network Devices II
4
 ITEC 2411  Networking Scripting
2
 ITEC 2415
 Virtualization Technologies
4
 ITEC 2430
 Firewall Security
4
 ITEC 2440
 IDS/IPS and Auditing
4
 ITEC 2450
 Ethical Hacking
4
 ITEC 2901  Integrated Capstone Project
4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Tracy Hoffman
THoffman@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710


The Anoka Technical College Diploma in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Management and Security emphasis is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.

This unique program allows technical specialization in Network Management and Security while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to under-stand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

The Network Management and Security diploma focuses on the theory and practice of designing, deploying, and managing network technologies, network convergence, and network security. The program requirements were determined through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals, and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

BDAT 1005, ITEC 1003, ITEC 1011, ITEC 1016,  and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.

Credits

First Semester
15
BDAT 1005 Data Analysis Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1003
Networking Fundamentals
2
ITEC 1011
Programming Logic & Design
4
ITEC 1016
Web Development Technologies
4
 TLIT 1005
Technology Fundamentals
3
 After completing the 15-credit core curriculum, IT students work with a faculty advisor to plan their course sequence.
ITEC 1025
Project Management
4
ITEC 2207
Window Server Administration
4
ITEC 2215
Linux/Web Server Administration
4
ITEC 2407
Internetworking Devices I
4
ITEC 2408
Internetworking Devices II
4
ITEC 2411
Networking Scripting
2
ITEC 2415
Virtualization Technologies
4
ITEC 2430
Firewall Security
4
ITEC 2440 IDS/IPS and Auditing
4
ITEC 2450 Ethical Hancking
4
ITEC 2901
Integrated Capstone Project
4
                                                                                                         

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Description

Anoka Technical College Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Tracy Hoffman
THoffman@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710

Start

Fall: August, October
Spring: January, March
(Also multiple start options each semester)

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis
Diploma

Contact

Tracy Hoffman
THoffman@anokatech.edu

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu
763-576-7710