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Awards - Computer Support and Network Administration
Title
Computer Support and Network Administration 
Award Associate of Applied Science 
Total Credits for Award 60.00 
Admission Requirements

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

 
Program Description

MCTC's Computer Support and Network Administration awards provides a comprehensive, industry-focused training on network support and Internet technologies. This fast-paced program uses state-of-the-art technology and prepares you for success through training in network administration, client/server installation and support and database implementation. Instructors with business and industry experience guide you through this program that will give you a leg up in this exciting industry.

 
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 2425

 Linux System Administration

 Information Technology Project Management

 4.00

 ITEC 2710

 Microsoft Network Administration

 4.00

 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy and Research 

 2.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 17.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Third Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 CMST Course

 Choose any CMST course that meets MnTC Goal Area 1

 3.00

 ENGL 1111

 Research and Composition for Change

 3.00

 ITEC 2865

 Internet/Intranet Security: Implementation and Management

 4.00

 ITEC 2880

 Cisco Network Administration

 4.00

 General Education

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

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 17.00

 

 
Course Requirements: Fourth Semester

COURSE #

TITLE

CREDITS

 ITEC 2910

 LAN Implementation and Management

 4.00

 ITEC 2950

 Information Technology Career Preparation

 2.00

 ITEC Program Elective

 Choose any ITEC courses that are not already required for the award

 4.00

 General Education

 Choose any course from any of the MnTC Goal Areas

 1.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS:

 11.00

General Education Courses (15 Credits):

To complete the Computer Support and Network Administration A.A.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete 15 credits of General Education coursework. This coursework must be selected from at least three of the MnTC Goal Areas. A minimum of three credits must be completed from Goal Area 1; and three credits from Goal Areas 7, 8, 9 or 10. Specific courses that are required are ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110, ENGL 1111 and CMST 1000.

All students pursuing this degree should work closely with their advisor to ensure proper selection of required program courses, if applicable program electives, required Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses, and MnTC electives.