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Public Information Services

Award: Certificate
Total Credits for Award: 20.00

Admission Requirements:

Library Information courses in this program require achievement of the following minimum placements:

MnTC Goal Area courses in this program may have different required placements and prerequisites, please see individual course requirements.


Description:

Minneapolis College's Library Information Technology (LIT) Program will equip you with the practical and conceptual skills needed to work in highly automated libraries and information agencies. Whether you seek your A.A.S. Degree in order to become a paraprofessional or transfer to a 4-year college, or if you would like to earn a certificate, Minneapolis College’s LIT program will train you in the ethical, legal and professional frameworks for delivering library and information resources to communities. Both the degree and the certificates are offered in a fully online environment.




COURSE REQUIREMENTS: FIRST SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS

 INFS 1000

 Information Literacy and Research Skills

 2.00

 LIBT 1100

 Information Agencies

 3.00

 LIBT 1300

 Public Information Services

 3.00

 ENGL 1110 or ENGA 1110

 Or

 CMST 1000

 Or

 CMST 1010

 Or

 CMST 2011

 Or

 CMST 2012

 College Composition

 Or

 Introduction to Communication Studies

 Or

 Interpersonal Communication

 Or

 Small Group Communication

 Or

 Intercultural Communication

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 11.00





COURSE REQUIREMENTS: SECOND SEMESTER: 

 COURSE #

 TITLE

 CREDITS 

 LIBT 2300

 Online Searching and Reference Services

 3.00

 LIBT 2310

 Library Community and Outreach Services

 3.00

 LIBT 2500

 Information Ethics and Legal Issues

 3.00

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 

 9.00

 Not all LIBT courses are offered every semester.

All students pursuing this award 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. You are expected to meet with your advisor on a regular basis to ensure courses are taken in an order that will lead to efficient and successful completion of the required coursework.