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Convergence Technologies

Information Technology 

The Anoka Technical College associate in applied science (AAS) degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Convergence Technology is a 72-credit program designed to prepare graduates to successfully compete for high-paying, rewarding careers in IT fields with the highest demand, both today and in the future.

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.

The unique program allows technical specialization in Convergence Technology while the common core courses and required electives from other specializations build the broad IT foundation needed to understand the terminology and methodologies of other IT specialties in the workplace.

Graduates are encouraged to take advantage of access to corporate recruitment and IT recruiting firms. Internships and work study positions are be available. 

IT graduates are highly employable; in many cases, even before graduation.

PDF  Program Guide

Prequisites

See Credits:
The required MATH course may have prequisites depending on your Accuplacer assessment score.

Also see Graduation Requirements.

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Core
23
 ITEC1001    Network Fundamentals
4
 ITEC1015  Web Programming Technologies
4
 ITEC1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC2900  Integrated Capstone Project
4
 *TLIT1005  Technology Fundamentals          3
 
 Convergence Technology Concentration
34
 Convergence Technology emphasis students are not required to take ITEC1300.
 ITEC2205 Windows Network Administration and Design
8
 ITEC2210  Wireless Communications and Security
2
 ITEC2115  IT Support and Security
4
 ITEC2215  Linux/Web Server Administration
4
 ITEC2400  Convergence Fundamentals
4
 ITEC2406  Switching and Routing
6
 ITEC2410  Wide Area Technologies
2
 ITEC2415  Virtualization Technologies
4
 
 * TLIT1005 must be taken during the first semester and may or may not be accepted as transfer curriculum (MnTC).
 
 General Education/MnTC Requirements
15
Fifteen (15) general education credits of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) are required. Student is required to take:
General Education/MnTC courses
including one (1) transferable MATH** course MnTC Goal Area 4
15

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

The remaining fifteen (15) general education credits must be taken from theMinnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Program Sequence

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Fall Semester

Spring Semester 

SECOND YEAR

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

 

 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students must demonstrate basic competency in Math, English, and Reading. Competency may be demonstrated through achieving minimum cut scores in new student assessments (Accuplacer); through other assessment exemptions; or through successful completion of Basic Math, Basic English, and Reading courses, earning a “C” or higher before receiving a diploma or an associate in applied science degree.

Also see graduation standards in Anoka Technical College Student Handbook.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this program transfers to other programs, review the Anoka Tech articulation agreements at Minnesota Transfer. Articulation agreements are transfer agreements with specific programs and partnering schools. These agreements detail how specific courses transfer to a specific program at the partnering school. For a complete list of Anoka Tech’s articulation agreements listed by program please see this Minnesota Transfer link.

This program may also include Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses. MnTC courses transfer to meet MnTC general education courses throughout the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system. MnTC courses from Anoka Technical College transfer to any MnSCU institution to meet the same goal areas that are met at Anoka Tech.

Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Records and Registration at all transfer schools for details about the institution’s transfer process and policies.

For more information please visit our Transfer page.

Industry Information

Anoka Technical College Covergence Technology graduates are specialist in their field, and also have a broad base of foundational knowledge from the common core courses that span the seven areas of concentration.

Professional standards, proper methodology such as sound engineering principles and project management, are emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employement Report

Faculty

The Information Technology instructors at Anoka Technical College are experts in their fields, committed to providing high-quality, hands-on, skill-based education to their students.

Faculty members are called on by local industry experts and businesses to provide expert insight and to recommend students for employment.

Vicki Baumgartner
Lisa Hubbard
Jerry Kne
Alex Minakov
Julie Myers

Start

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

Award

AAS Degree with Emphasis

“Our students get great jobs! The IT program was designed by the very industry that hires our students, and our outstanding advisory committee is committed to keeping our program relevant and cutting edge. ”