Network Analyst

Information Technology 

The Anoka Technical College Network Analyst 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.

The Network Analyst emphasis focuses on preparing computers in a network, installing and troubleshooting system configurations, helping companies achieve their network system goals. 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
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The IT degree has an initial curriculum of over 90 courses in seven career areas:
• Network Management and Security
• Database Design & Development
• Game Programming
• Mobile Development
• Network Analyst
• Software Development
• Web Design & Development

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 A.A.S. 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.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  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.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits
57
 *ITEC 1002
 Networking Fundamentals
3
 *ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
 *ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 1035  Documentation Standards
2
 *ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
 *ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2207  Windows Server Administration
4
 ITEC 2215  Lynx/Web Server Administration 4
 ITEC 2220
 Database Admin. & Security
4
 ITEC 2230  Network Security Fundamentals 4
 ITEC 2407
 Internetworking Devices I
4
 ITEC 2408
 Internetworking Devices II
4
 ITEC 2440
 IDS/IPS and Auditing
4
 ITEC 2450
 Ethical Hacking
4
 ITEC 2901  Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
     
 * First semester courses and are a prerequisites to other courses in this major.
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required from three different goal areas. Student is required to take one transferable course from MnTC Goal Area 4 and the following courses:
 ENGL 2105
 Business and Technical Writing
4
 PHIL 1200
 Technology, Ethics, and Society
3
 MnTC
  8

**MATH may have a prerequisite depending on Accuplacer assessment score.

                                                                                                                                         

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Information

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.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Faculty

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710


The Anoka Technical College Diploma in Information Technology with a concentration in Network Analyst 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 Analyst 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 Analyst emphasis focuses on preparing computers in a network, installing and troubleshooting system configurations, helping companies achieve their network system goals.  
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.

Course Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English, and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

ITEC 1002, ITEC 1016, ITEC 1025, ITEC 1070, ITEC 2100, and TLIT 1005 are first semester courses and prerequisite to other courses in this major.

Program Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  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.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
 57
Technical Education 57
*ITEC 1002
Networking Fundamentals
3
*ITEC 1016
Web Development Technologies
4
*ITEC 1025
Project Management
4
ITEC 1035
Documentation Standards
2
*ITEC 1070
IT Support
1
*ITEC 2100
Programming Logic & Design
4
ITEC 2207
Windows Server Administration
4
ITEC 2215
Linux/Web Server Administration
4
ITEC 2220 DB Administration & Security 4
ITEC 2407 Internetworking Devices I 4
ITEC 2408
Internetworking Devices II
4
ITEC 2230
Networking Security Fundamentals
4
ITEC 2440
IDS/IPS and Auditing
4
ITEC 2450
Ethical Hacking
4
ITEC 2901
Integrated Capstone Project
4
*TLIT 1005
Technology Fundamentals
3
     
 * First Semester courses and prerequisites to other courses in this major.
                                                                                                               

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College programs or into another college, please visit:

Industry Description

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.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

Start

Fall: August, October
Spring: January, March
(Also multiple start options each semester)

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis
Diploma

Contact

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198



“The information technology program at Anoka Tech is very fast-paced, but the classes are achievable and the instructors are willing to help all students have the best experience possible. I take the knowledge and skills that I learned from instructor Lisa Hubbard with me everywhere I go. She provided me the tools I needed to make myself the best person I can be in a technical world.”