Contact Information

Admissions Team
admissions@inverhills.edu
Phone: 651-450-3000
Toll-free: 866-576-0689
Location: College Center

Degrees

A.A.S., Information Technology Support
A.A.S., Network Technology and Security

A.A.S., Information Technology Support (60 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: The Information Technology Support program trains workers for employment providing service to computer users, including hardware and software installation and technical assistance. Coursework includes experiences and instruction in communication and problem-solving skills, as well as technical training with hardware, software, operating systems, applications software and computer network operations. It is designed to prepare graduates to select, maintain, configure and oversee installation of business-oriented personal computers, software and to support and train users. This program provides the student the opportunity to achieve the following industry certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS), Microsoft Technology Associate, CompTIA’s A+, CompTIA’s Linux+ and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).

Information Technology Support Curriculum (44 credits)

Course Number    Title Credits
ITC 1000 Computer Careers 1cr
ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3cr
ITC 1110 Microsoft Word 3cr
ITC 1130 Introduction Microsoft Excel 1cr
ITC 1131 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 1cr
ITC 1135 Microsoft PowerPoint 1cr
ITC 1150 Introduction to Microsoft Access 1cr
ITC 1200 Computer Security Awareness 1cr
ITC 1400 Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals 3cr
ITC 2100 IT Career Success Skills and Strategies 2cr
ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+) 3cr
ITC 2480 Administering Linux Operating Systems 3cr
ITC 2410 Configuring Windows Clients 3cr
ITC 2420 Managing and Maintaining Windows Clients 3cr
ITC 2430 Installing and Configuring Windows Servers 3cr
ITC 2440 Administering Windows Servers 3cr
ITC 2510 Network Basics (CCNA 1) 3cr
ITC 2520 Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2) 3cr
BUS 1102
BUS 2310
BUS 2320
ITC 2189
Principles of Customer Service OR
Project Management and Planning Skills OR
Achieving Customer Satisfaction OR
Information Technology Careers Internship
3cr
Total Credits: 44

Liberal Arts Curriculum (16 credits)

Course Number Title Credits

1See Goal 3 or 4 of the MnTC
2See Goal 5 of the MnTC
3See Goal 6 of MnTC

ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100, 1110, 2230 OR 2240 3cr
Math or Lab Science1 one course 3cr
Social Science2 one course 3cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature3 one course 3cr
Total Credits: 32

A.A.S., Network Technology and Security (60 credits)

Program Planning Guide a PDF document

Purpose: This program prepares students for rewarding careers in the dynamic field of computer networking. The continued growth of the Internet, wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs) requires people with the broad knowledge and skills needed to design, manage, secure and troubleshoot sophisticated information storage, retrieval and presentation systems.

Program Information: This is a rigorous educational program that covers the workings of networks from an end-user's desktop to a remote server that could be located anywhere in the world. The curriculum has been designed to encompass many of the same competencies that are covered by several recognized industry certifications, for example Comp TIA's A+, Server+, Network+, Linux+, and Security +; Cisco CCNA, Cisco Security; and Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional MCITP, so students will gain the knowledge and skills that are recognized as important for employment in the field.

Network Technology and Security Curriculum (44 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+) 3cr
ITC 2100 IT Career Success Skills and Strategies 2cr
ITC 2480 Administering Linux Operating Systems 3cr
ITC 2410 Configuring Windows Clients 3cr
ITC 2430 Installing and Configuring Windows Servers 3cr
ITC 2440 Administering Windows Servers 3cr
ITC 2510 Networking Basics (CCNA 1) 3cr
ITC 2520 Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2) 3cr
ITC 2530 Scaling Networks (CCNA 3) 3cr
ITC 2540 Connecting Networks (CCNA 4) 3cr
ITC 2610 CCNP 1 Network Switching 3cr
ITC 2720 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP 3cr
ITC 2830 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (CCNA Security) 3cr
ITC 2900 Network Technology and Security Capstone 3cr
BUS 1102
BUS 2310
BUS 2320
ITC 2189
Principles of Customer Service OR
Achieving Customer Satisfaction OR
Project Management and Planning Skills OR
Computer Network Technology Internship
3cr
Total Credits: 44

Liberal Arts Curriculum (16 credits)

Course Number Title Credits
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills 4cr
COMM 1100, 1110, 2230, or 2240 Communications 3cr
Math or Science with Lab (See Goal 3 or Goal 4 of MnTC) 3cr
History/Social Science/Behavioral Science (See Goal 5 of MnTC) 3cr
Humanities/Fine Arts/Literature (See Goal 6 of MnTC) 3cr
Total Credits: 16