Information Technology Careers

Recommended Course of Study

A.A.S.

Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) Goal Area course choices, please visit: inverhills.edu/MnTC.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Semester 1

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 1000
Computer Careers
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
Introduce the wide variety of jobs available in computing and information technology. Includes discussion of educational requirements, work environments and typical positions for many careers including programmers, developers, network administrators, systems administrators, security analysts, information technology managers and others. Students will develop a plan of study for their career of interest. Recommended for students considering a career related to computers and information technology.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022

ITC 1200
Cybersecurity Essentials
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Explores the characteristics and tactics used by cyber criminals as well as the technologies, products, and procedures used to combat cybercrime. The curriculum also allows the exploration of the cybersecurity field, how it relates to information and network security, and introduces students to the characteristics of common attacks and security principles. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

Prerequisites:

  • CIS 0090 Digital Literacy
  • ITC 0090 Digital Literacy

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2021
  • Fall 2022

ITC 1400
IT Fundamentals
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Examines the foundational concepts of information technology including identifying and explaining computer components, installing software, establishing network connectivity and preventing security risks. This course assists students in preparing for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

Liberal Arts Elective(s)
MnTC Goal 3 or 4
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Liberal Arts Elective(s)
Communications
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 1 16

Semester 2

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2000
PC Hardware and Software (A+)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification exam, which covers the knowledge and skills essential for becoming a successful computer technician. Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

ITC 1480
Linux Essentials
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Covers the fundamentals of the Linux operating system, command line interface, and essential open source software concepts. This course is designed for students new to Linux and takes a hands-on approach to exploring the day-to-day operation of a command line Linux system and is aligned to the LPIC Linux Essentials industry certification. Course Note: Contact department or instructor about how to complete free pre-requisite 8-hour self-study course before beginning this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2022

ITC 2410
Windows 10 Client Administration
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn how to support and configure Windows 10 desktops in an enterprise environment. Students will develop skills that include learning how to install, customize, and update the Windows 10 operating system. Key concepts include managing storage, files, and devices as well as how to configure network connectivity for Windows 10. Students will also learn how to secure the Windows 10 OS and protect data on the device. Finally, students will learn how to manage and troubleshoot Windows 10. This class helps prepare you for the Microsoft MD-100 industry exam.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2430
Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to install and configure basic Windows Server technologies. Topics include Windows Server installation, configuration, PowerShell, Hyper-V, Active Directory, file and folder permissions, printing, and data storage. Students will also configure and manage network and remote access technologies including DNS, DHCP, VPNs, Remote Desktop Services as well as web services and cloud technologies. Finally, the course will cover group policy, certificates, firewalls, update deployment, and server monitoring.

Prerequisites:

  • CIS 1400 Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals
  • ITC 1400 IT Fundamentals

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2022

ITC 2810
Cisco CyberOps Associate
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills used by security analysts working on a Security Operations Centers (SOC) team. These teams keep a vigilant eye on security systems, protecting their organizations by monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing, and responding to cybersecurity threats and events. This course is designed to prepare you for the Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate industry certification exam.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2300 PC Hardware and Software (A+)
  • ITC 1480 Linux Essentials
  • ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2022

Total Credits in Semester 2 15

Semester 3

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Liberal Arts Elective(s)
MnTC Goal 5
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2420
Managing Modern Desktops
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn how to plan and implement an operating system deployment strategy using modern deployment methods, as well as how to implement an update strategy. Students will be introduced to key components of modern management and co-management strategies for desktop computing. This course also discusses security in modern management including authentication, identities, access, and compliance policies. Key technologies will include Azure Active Directory, Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Intune, and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, as well as how to leverage them to protect devices and data. This class helps prepare you for the Microsoft MD-101 industry exam.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+)
  • ITC 2410 Windows 10 Client Administration

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2021
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2480
Administering Linux Servers
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Covers the installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems with an emphasis on server administration. A major focus of this course is learning the Linux command line interface for system administration tasks. Other topics involve providing network services such as routing, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, file, web, and email servers to network clients. Prerequisites: ITC 1480 or Linux Essentials Certificate (see course notes). Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Fall 2022

ITC 2516
Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
6

Course Outline
Credits: 6
Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks as well as the implementation of basic enterprise routing, switching, and wireless technologies. The fundamentals of IP addressing, Ethernet, router, switch, and wireless configuration are practiced through hands-on lab work. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with VLANs, Spanning-Tree, EtherChannel, Wireless LANs, DHCP, SLAAC, static IP routes, and first-hop redundancy protocols. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course can be waived upon proof of passing an IT fundamentals examination administered by the department. Contact the instructor or department for more information.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2021
  • Fall 2022

Total Credits in Semester 3 15

Semester 4

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2100
IT Career Success Skills and Strategies
2

Course Outline
Credits: 2
Prepares information technology (IT) students to enter the IT job market or successfully transition into a new career in the IT field. Students will learn effective IT job search skills as well as strategies that will serve to enhance their IT careers once they have obtained employment.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2022

ITC 2440
Configuring Windows Server Hybrid Advanced Services
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Covers the central elements of Microsoft 365 enterprise administration ? Microsoft 365 tenant and service management, Microsoft 365 identity and role management, and Microsoft 365 workload and application management. Students will learn about the planning and configuration of a Microsoft 365 tenant and sevices, including subscription options, component services, user accounts and licenses, and security groups. The course also covers Azure AD identity management, synchronization with Azure AD Connect, user roles and rights, and a look at authentication including multi-factor authentication. Finally, students will learn about Microsoft 365 workloads and applications including migration strategies, Microsoft Office software downloads, and Microsoft 365 application deployment and updating. This class helps prepare you for the Microsoft MS-100 industry exam

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2452 Windows OS And Application Support
  • ITC 2410 Windows 10 Client Administration
  • ITC 2420 Managing Modern Desktops
  • ITC 2430 Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2022

ITC 2900
Information Technology Careers Capstone
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides students an opportunity to work with an inside or outside organization in a team environment on a course-long project. Focuses on concepts of problem identification, brainstorming, design, problem solving, teamwork, creativity and evaluation. Present findings in oral and written formats to faculty and industry representatives. This course integrates knowledge and skills attained throughout the Information Technology Careers programs and should be taken your final semester. Pre-requisites: ITC 2430, ITC 2480.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2430 Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure
  • ITC 2480 Administering Linux Servers
  • ITC 2516 Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2022

ITC 2189
Information Technology Careers Internship
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides a supervised work experience utilizing and extending the skills learned in ITC Information Technology Careers courses. The experience is intended to result in new learning and increased capabilities for the intern and the completion of authentic work for the sponsoring organization. Internships may be arranged upon the mutual agreement of the student, instructor and sponsoring organization. Internship depends on student qualifications and a successful interview for a particular position. Interns are required to abide by all policies governing employees and meet expectations of regular employment. Prereq: Permission of instructor, available position, approval of sponsor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

Liberal Arts Elective(s)
MnTC Goal 6
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 4 14
Total Credits: 60