Convergence Technologies

Information Technology 

The Information Technology with a concentration in Convergence 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.

The Information Technology Management Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is 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 IT degree has an initial curriculum of over 90 courses in seven career areas of concentration:

  • Convergence Technology
  • Database Design & Development
  • Network Analyst
  • Game Programming
  • Software Development
  • Web Design & Development
  • Mobile 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 - in many cases, even before graduation.

This unique program allows technical specialization in one option 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.

Prequisites

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

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
72
 Technical Credits
 57
 ITEC 1002
 Network Fundamentals
3
 ITEC 1016  Web Development Technologies
4
 ITEC 1025  Project Management
4
 ITEC 1070
 IT Support
1
 ITEC 2100  Programming Logic and Design
4
 ITEC 2900  Integrated Capstone Project
4
 TLIT 1005  Technology Fundamentals 3
 ITEC 2206  Windows Network Administration
6
 ITEC 2215  Linux/Web Server Administration
4
 ITEC 2400  Convergence Fundamentals
4
 ITEC 2407
 Interconnecting Network Devices I
4
 ITEC 2408  Interconnecting Network Devices II
4
 ITEC 2409  Networking Scripting
4
 ITEC 2415
 Virtualization Technologies
4
 ITEC 2430
 Firewall Security
4
 
 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.


Program Sequence

Please see your program advisor!

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

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

Transfer Opportunities

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

Industry Information

The graduate will be a specialist in one of the areas of concentration in Information Technology (IT), but will 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, will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

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
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Alex Minakov
763-576-4002

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Mary Lebens
763-576-4169

For service during summer hours contact Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Convergence diploma is 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.

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 - in many cases, even before graduation.

This unique program allows technical specialization in one option 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.

Prequisites

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

Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS
 57
Technical Education 57
ITEC 1002
Networking Fundamentals
3
ITEC 1016
Web Development Technologies
4
ITEC 1025
Project Management
4
ITEC 1070 IT Support 1
ITEC 2100
Programming Logic & Design
4
ITEC 2900
Integrated Capstone Project
4
TLIT 1005
Technology Fundamentals
3
ITEC 2206
Window Server Administration
6
ITEC 2215
Linux/Web Server Administration
4
ITEC 2400
Convergence Fundamentals
4
ITEC 2407
Internetworking Devices I
4
ITEC 2408
Internetworking Devices II
4
ITEC 2409
Networking Scripting
4
ITEC 2415
Virtualization Technologies
4
ITEC 2430
Firewall Security
4

Program Sequence

Please see an advisor for more information

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.                                                                                                                                                                

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

Transfer Opportunities

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

Industry Description

The graduate will be a specialist in one of the areas of concentration in Information Technology (IT), but will 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, will be emphasized throughout the courses.

Wages/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Alex Minakov
763-576-4002

Julie Myers
763-576-4072

Mary Lebens
763-576-4169

For service during summer hours contact 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

Vicki Baumgartner
763-576-4146

Tracy Hoffman
763-576-4198

Lisa Hubbard
763-576-4085

Jerry Kne
763-576-4044

Alex Minakov
763-576-4002

Julie Myers
763-576-4072


“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. ”