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Anoka Technical College's Network Management and Security program allows technical specialization in convergence technology with a focus on designing, deploying, and managing network technologies, network convergence and network security.

The program was developed through consultation with employers, those working in the industry, technical training professionals and those currently seeking training and retraining for IT careers.

Students graduate prepared to work in network support careers with skills in project management, critical thinking, teamwork and a broad base of foundational IT knowledge.

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Affordable & flexible learning options

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Hands-on training from industry experts

Advancement Blk

High growth rate compared to other careers in Minnesota

Potential Jobs:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Systems Specialist
  • Network Technician

Salary Information:
People in this occupation earn an average of $24.38 to $39.79 per hour.

Information provided is for Minnesota. See current data at careerwise.minnstate.edu.

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The Anoka Technical College Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Management and Security emphasis is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.

This unique program allows technical specialization in Network Management and Security while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

The Network Management and Security emphasis focuses on the theory and practice of designing, deploying, and managing network technologies, network convergence, and network security.

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.

Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable. The AAS. degree includes General Education credits, which broaden knowledge beyond what is required in the technical field and places the student on track for future managerial positions.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.
  7. Apply logical reasoning to a problem.

Anoka Technical College Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

MnTC General Education Requirements

This program requires completion of the following twenty-two credits of general education from at least three goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Course Number Course Title Credits
 ENGL 2105  Business and Technical Writing (Goal 1&2) 4
 PHIL 1200  Technology, Ethics and Society (Goal 9) 3
 MnTC General Education Math course (Goal 4) 3
 MnTC Electives 5

Program Sequence Fall Start

Fall Semester 18
BDAT 1005  Data Analysis Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1003  Networking Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1011  Programming Logic & Design 4
ITEC 1016  Web Programming Technologies 4
TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
MnTC Elective   3
Spring Semester
20
ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing 4
ITEC 2407 Internetworking Device I 4
ITEC 2408 Internetworking Device II 4
ITEC 2430 Firewall Security 4
ITEC 2450 Ethical Hacking 4
Fall Semester
18
ITEC 2207  Windows Server Administration 4
ITEC 2215  Linux/Web Server Administration 4
ITEC 2411 Network Scripting 2
ITEC 2415 Virtualization Technologies 4
ITEC 2240 IDS/IPS and Auditing 4
 Spring Semester
16

ITEC 1025

Project Management 4
ITEC 2901 Integrated Capstone Project 4
PHIL1200 Technology, Ethics, and Society 3

MnTC Electives

  5

Program Sequence Spring Start

Spring Semester 18
BDAT 1005  Data Analysis Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1003  Networking Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1011  Programming Logic & Design 4
ITEC 1016  Web Programming Technologies 4
PHIL 1200 Technology, Ethics, and Society 3
TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
Fall Semester
18
ITEC 2207  Windows Server Administration 4
ITEC 2215  Linux/Web Server Administration 4
ITEC 2411 Network Scripting 2
ITEC 2415 Virtualization Technologies 4
ITEC 2240 IDS/IPS and Auditing 4
Spring Semester
20
ENGL 2105 Business and Technical Writing 4
ITEC 2407 Internetworking Device I 4
ITEC 2408 Internetworking Device II 4
ITEC 2430 Firewall Security 4
ITEC 2450 Ethical Hacking 4
 Fall Semester
16

ITEC 1025

Project Management 4
ITEC 2901 Integrated Capstone Project 4

MnTC Electives

  8

Students can choose to complete any of Anoka Tech’s IT programs part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guides.

Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisor for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

First Semester Course Options

Required: TLIT1005 

Additional: BDAT 1005, ITEC 1003, ITEC 1011, ITEC 1016

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For detailed questions about your program or to plan your long-term part-time sequence, reach out to the faculty advisor.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Information Technology Management
AAS degree

Business Data Analyst
AAS degree, diploma

IT Support
Certificate

Software Development
AAS degree, diploma

Web Design & Development
AAS degree, diploma

Faculty

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Tracy Hoffman
THoffman@sysbnews.com
Lisa Hubbard
Lisa Hubbard
LHubbard@sysbnews.com
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Jerry Kne
JKne@sysbnews.com
Mm2778ke
Julie Myers
JMyers@sysbnews.com

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@sysbnews.com
763-576-7710

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Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

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The Anoka Technical College Diploma in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Management and Security emphasis is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.

This unique program allows technical specialization in Network Management and Security while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to under-stand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.
Flexibleafforadable Blk

Affordable & flexible learning options

Handsoneducation Blk

Hands-on training from industry experts

Advancement Blk

High growth rate compared to other careers in Minnesota

Potential Jobs:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Systems Specialist
  • Network Technician

Salary Information:
People in this occupation earn an average of $24.38 to $39.79 per hour.

Information provided is for Minnesota. See current data at careerwise.minnstate.edu.

Program Details

Program Details (pdf)

The Anoka Technical College Diploma in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Management and Security emphasis is a 57-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in the high demand IT fields both today and in the future.

This unique program allows technical specialization in Network Management and Security while the common core courses and required electives from other options build a broad IT foundation needed to under-stand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

The Network Management and Security diploma focuses on the theory and practice of designing, deploying, and managing network technologies, network convergence, and network security. 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.

Graduates will be encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work-study positions will also be available. The IT graduate will be highly employable.

  1. Apply critical thinking skills in the identification, analysis and resolution of information technology problems.
  2. Exhibit interpersonal skills and a professional attitude while working in an information technology environment.
  3. Clearly express ideas and information in written and spoken form.
  4. Analyze, design and document system specifications to meet client needs.
  5. Apply project management techniques to solve business problems.
  6. Collaborate with a team to design and develop customer software-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment.

Anoka Technical College Information Technology graduates will be specialists in their area of emphasis and will also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven emphasis areas. Professional standards, proper methodology and project management will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wage information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

First Semester Core Curriculum

Program Sequence Fall Start

Fall Semester 15
BDAT 1005  Data Analysis Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1003  Networking Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1011  Programming Logic & Design 4
ITEC 1016  Web Programming Technologies 4
TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
Spring Semester
16
ITEC 2407 Internetworking Device I 4
ITEC 2408 Internetworking Device II 4
ITEC 2430 Firewall Security 4
ITEC 2450 Ethical Hacking 4
Fall Semester
18
ITEC 2207  Windows Server Administration 4
ITEC 2215  Linux/Web Server Administration 4
ITEC 2411 Network Scripting 2
ITEC 2415 Virtualization Technologies 4
ITEC 2240 IDS/IPS and Auditing 4
 Spring Semester
8

ITEC 1025

Project Management 4
ITEC 2901 Integrated Capstone Project 4

Program Sequence Spring Start

Spring Semester 15
BDAT 1005  Data Analysis Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1003  Networking Fundamentals 2
ITEC 1011  Programming Logic & Design 4
ITEC 1016  Web Programming Technologies 4
TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
Fall Semester
18
ITEC 2207  Windows Server Administration 4
ITEC 2215  Linux/Web Server Administration 4
ITEC 2411 Network Scripting 2
ITEC 2415 Virtualization Technologies 4
ITEC 2240 IDS/IPS and Auditing 4
Spring Semester
16
ITEC 2407 Internetworking Device I 4
ITEC 2408 Internetworking Device II 4
ITEC 2430 Firewall Security 4
ITEC 2450 Ethical Hacking 4
 Fall Semester
8

ITEC 1025

Project Management 4
ITEC 2901 Integrated Capstone Project 4

Students can choose to complete this program part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed on the official program guide.

Because every course may not be offered each semester, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors or enrollment services for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Information Technology Management
AAS degree

Business Data Analyst
AAS degree, diploma

IT Support
Certificate

Software Development
AAS degree, diploma

Web Design & Development
AAS degree, diploma

Faculty

photo placeholder
Tracy Hoffman
THoffman@sysbnews.com
Lisa Hubbard
Lisa Hubbard
LHubbard@sysbnews.com
photo placeholder
Jerry Kne
JKne@sysbnews.com
Mm2778ke
Julie Myers
JMyers@sysbnews.com

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@sysbnews.com
763-576-7710

Start Dates:

Fall semester: August
Spring semester: January

Multiple start options each semester.

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763-576-7710

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