Information Technology Management

The Anoka Technical College Information Technology associate in applied science (AAS) degree is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future.

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 Analyst IT Support

Business Data Analyst Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree

Information Technology (IT) Support certificate 

Network Management and Security
 Software Development

Network Management and Security Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree emphasis

Network Management and Security diploma

Software Development Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree emphasis

Software Development diploma

Web Design and Development  

Web Design and Development Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree emphasis

Web Design and Development diploma


Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work study positions are also available. IT graduates are highly employable; in many cases even before graduation.

The unique IT program at Anoka Technical College allows technical specialization in one concentration, while the common core courses (listed below under Core) and required electives build the broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Health care, transportation and warehousing, public administration and education industries all posted double-digit increases in IT hiring between 2007 and 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Minnesota pro­jects that computer worker hires in the state will grow twice as fast by 2020.


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


AAS Degree
with concentration choice


Lisa Hubbard

“The information technology program at Anoka Tech is very fast-paced, but the classes are achievable and the instructors are willing to help all students have the best experience possible. I take the knowledge and skills that I learned from instructor Lisa Hubbard with me everywhere I go. She provided me the tools I needed to make myself the best person I can be in a technical world.”