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Awards - Information Assurance Professional
Title
Information Assurance Professional 
Award Three-Semester Diploma 
Total Credits for Award 50.00 
Admission Requirements

Students are accepted into this program for fall, spring and summer terms.

Courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

 
Program Description

MCTC's Information Assurance Professional Diploma is part of the college's Computer Support and Network Administration program. You will learn how to install, configure, and maintain computer hardware, protocols, operating systems, software and Internet working devices, with special emphasis on developing troubleshooting skills. Instructors with real world experience lead classes and cover key topics such as network administration, client/server installation and support, Web server management, database implementation, and network security. In addition, you will have the chance to work in groups with other class members to learn valuable teamwork and communication skills that reflect the real-world soft-skill requirements.

Upon completion of the program, you will have gained strong problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills that will be useful as you enter the workforce.

 
Program Learning Outcome #1 Develop professional skills including communication, customer service, and teamwork 
Program Learning Outcome #2 Create and configure systems; selecting appropriate tools to use 
Program Learning Outcome #3 Maintain systems 
Program Learning Outcome #4 Develop troubleshooting and problem solving skills 
Program Learning Outcome #5 Prepare students for ongoing study and professional development in the IT industry 

Course Requirements: First Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 ITEC 1005

 Preparing for IT

 1.00

 ITEC 1100

 Information Technology Concepts

 2.00

 ITEC 1110

 Information Technology Skills

 2.00

 ITEC 1150

 Programming Logic and Design

 3.00

 ITEC 1250

 Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

 3.00

 ITEC 1425

 Data Communications

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Second Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 College Composition

 3.00

 ITEC 1310

 Microcomputer System Maintenance

 4.00

 ITEC 1475   Or

 ITEC 2710

 Linux Network Administration

 MS Network Administration

 4.00

 ITEC 1375   Or

 ITEC 1460   Or

 ITEC 2880   Or

 ITEC 2890

 Database Design and Implementation

 SQL Server Database Design and Implementation

 Cisco Network Administration

 Firewall Implementation and Management

 4.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Third Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 ITEC 2865

 Internet/Intranet Security

 4.00

 ITEC 2895

 Security Implementation and Risk Analysis

 4.00

 ITEC 2910

 LAN Implementation and Management

 4.00

 General Education

 Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7, 8, 9 or 10

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 15.00

 
Course Requirements: Fourth Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy and Research Skills

 2.00

 ENGL 1111

 College English 2

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 5.00

General Education Courses (11 Credits):

To complete the Information Assurance Professional Diploma, students are required to successfully complete eleven credits of General Education coursework. This coursework must be selected from a minimum of three credits from Goal Area 1, and three credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10.

In addition to the required courses, the following courses are recommended for students interested in transferring into Metropolitan State’s B.A.S. in Information Assurance: