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 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:
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

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: None

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:
  • 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:
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

Total Credits in Semester 1 16

Semester 2

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2536
Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
6

Course Outline
Credits: 6
Explores the architecture, components, operations, and security required for large, complex networks, including wide area network (WAN) technologies, and the fundamentals of cryptographic systems. This includes the ability to configure the OSPF routing protocol, access control lists, NAT, firewalls, and VPNs. The course emphasizes network security concepts and introduces network virtualization and automation. Students learn how to configure, troubleshoot, and secure enterprise network devices, understand how application programming interfaces (API) and configuration management tools enable network automation, and how to provide for the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and network systems. This course completes the coursework preparation for the CCNA certification exam and provides additional network security content.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2510 Network Fundamentals (CCNA 1)
  • ITC 2510 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1)
  • ITC 2515 Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)
  • ITC 2516 Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
  • ITC 2520 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA 2)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

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 2023

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 in a hybrid environment. Topics include Windows Server installation, configuration, Azure integration, PowerShell, Hyper-V, Active Directory, file and folder sharing, group policy, and data storage/syncing. Students will also configure and manage network and remote access technologies including DNS, DHCP, VPNs, Remote Desktop, and Azure networking. This course helps prepare students for the Microsoft AZ-800 Administering Windows Server Hybrid Core Infrastructure professional certification exam.

Prerequisites:

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

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Liberal Arts Elective(s)
Communications
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 2 15

Semester 3

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2611
Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (CCNP 1)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Explores the core technologies of an enterprise network. Focuses on implementing core enterprise network technologies including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, layer 2, 3, and wireless infrastructure, network assurance, security and automation. This is the first of two courses preparing students for the Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise certification.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2530 LAN Switching and Wireless (CCNA 3)
  • ITC 2530 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
  • ITC 2535 Scaling and Connecting Networks (CCNA 3/4)
  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2300
Information Technology Services and Applications
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Introduces current technologies and network applications commonly supported and used by information technology professionals above and beyond basic infrastructure or servers, operating systems, and network devices. Explains the fundamental concepts behind and basic hands-on lab experience of at least three technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, network programmability, VoIP/collaboration, security monitoring, or mobile/BYOD device management which are transforming the IT landscape.

Prerequisites:

  • CNT 2520 Routing Protocols and Concepts (CCNA 2)
  • ITC 2515 Introduction to Networks and Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 1/2)
  • ITC 2516 Intro to Networks and Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA1/2)
  • ITC 2520 Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (CCNA 2)
  • ITC 2530 Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation
  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ITC 2480
Administering Linux Servers
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Learn about 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 including basic scripting. Other topics involve providing network services such as containers, routing, firewalls, DNS, DHCP, and web servers to network clients. This course assumes you have basic familiarity with the Linux command line. It is strongly recommended you have completed ITC 1480 or a free online self-study Linux Essentials course to ensure your comfort with basic Linux usage before taking this course, contact the instructor or department before registering for details.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

Liberal Arts Elective(s)
MnTC Goal 5
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

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



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 3 15

Semester 4

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ITC 2621
Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (CCNP 2)
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Explores the implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services. These include: extensive routing protocol troubleshooting, VPN services including DMVPN, infrastructure security troubleshooting, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation. This course is designed to prepare students for the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI) CCNP exam and is the second in a series of two courses preparing for the CCNP Enterprise certification.

Prerequisites:

  • ITC 2536 Enterprise Networking, Security, Automation, and Intro to Cisco Network Sec
  • ITC 2611 Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (CCNP 1)

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

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 2023

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 Spring semester

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 2023

ITC 2189
Information Technology Careers Internship
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Provides 192 hours of supervised work experience in the IT field utilizing and extending the IT and business skills learned in information technology 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. Interns are required to abide by all policies governing employees and meet expectations of regular employment. Internships should be paid positions in most circumstances. Approval by faculty supervisor and a successful interview/job offer are required before registering. Contact the faculty internship supervisor to receive additional information about this class including a handbook which details the course and process.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

Liberal Arts Elective(s)
MnTC Goal 6
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 4 14
Total Credits: 60