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Information Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Minimum required credits: 62
AAS Student Education Plan (SEP)
Program Description
The Information Technology program is designed to prepare students with a solid foundation in computer diagnosis and repair, network administration, server installation and administration, and technology security. In addition, students will have the opportunity to receive training in computer programming, web and graphic design and automation technology.

Students can choose from 4 different program options for Information Technology.
  • Networking
  • Cyber Security
  • Automation
  • Programming/Coding
Program Outcomes
The student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate computer network installation, maintenance, and repair skills.
  2. Design, install, and troubleshoot a Local Area Network (LAN).
  3. Describe the fundamentals of Wide Area Networking (WAN).
  4. Apply knowledge and interact with Windows server technologies to manage users, active directory, network infrastructure configuration, and server applications.
  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of computer network security concepts and techniques.
  6. Demonstrate a knowledge of basic project management concepts and management tools.
  7. Perform fundamental desktop management skills using a Linux based operating system.
  8. Demonstrate a knowledge of wireless LAN.
  9. Troubleshoot and repair computer hardware and software problems.
Program Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

CIS 116 | Internet of Things: Connecting Devices | 3 credits
CIS 128 | Microcomputer Hardware I | 3 credits
CIS 129 | Microcomputer Hardware II | 3 credits
CIS 141 | Introduction to Cyber Security | 3 credits
CIS 164 | Networking Fundamentals I | 3 credits
CIS 165 | Networking Fundamentals II | 3 credits
CIS 171 | Fundamentals of Python Coding | 3 credits
CIS 212 | MS Windows OS Client | 3 credits
CIS 215 | Implementing MS Windows Server | 3 credits
CIS 220 | Operating System - UNIX | 3 credits
CIS 241 | Digital Forensics Fundamentals | 3 credits
COOP 197 | Cooperative Education/Internship | 0.5 credit
CSCI | Programming Course (see list below) | 3-4 credits

In addition to the above program requirements, the following courses can be taken to fulfill the required programing course requirement for an AAS in Information Technology. All courses except for TECH 143 are taught online via the consortium and are subject to change.

Programming Courses
CSCI 122 | Visual Basic | 3 credits
CSCI 124 | Beginning C++/Visual C++ | 3 credits
CSCI 127 | Beginning JAVA/J++ | 3 credits
CSCI 160 | Computer Science I | 4 credits
CSCI 161 | Computer Science II | 4 credits
CSCI 172 | Intermediate Visual Basic | 3 credits
CSCI 174 | Intermediate C++/Visual C++ | 3 credits
TECH 143 | Prog. Logic Control Fundamentals | 4 credits

View course descriptions.
 


Faculty

Ken

Ken Quamme

Professor of Information Technology
Business and Trades Technology Department
1410 University Avenue
Western Star (CTE) 115
701.774.4207
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