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.

The IT degree has an initial curriculum of over 90 courses in seven
career areas of concentration:

• Database Design & Development
• Game Programming
• Mobile Development
• Network Analyst
• Network Management and Security
• Software Development
• Web Design & 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.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, 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

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits
 57
*ITEC 1002
 Network Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
*ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
*ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
*ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
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
*TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
 
 * First Semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
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:

 PHIL 1200
 Technology, Ethics, & Society
3
 ENGL 2105
 Business and Technical Writing
4
 MnTC
  8

**MATH may have a prerequisite depending on Accuplacer assessment score.


                                                                                                                                         

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

763-576-4198

Enrollment Services
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.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, 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

 TOTAL CREDITS
 57
Technical Education 57
*ITEC 1002
Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016
Web Development Technologies
4
*ITEC 1025
Project Management
4
*ITEC 1070 IT Support 1
*ITEC 2100
Programming Logic & Design
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
*TLIT 1005
Technology Fundamentals
3
 
 * First semester courses and a prerequisite to other courses in this major.

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

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty


Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Enrollment Services
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
763-576-4198
“Our students get great jobs! The IT program was designed by the very industry that hires our students, and our outstanding advisory committee is committed to keeping our program relevant and cutting edge. ”