• Program: Information Technology/Computer Careers
  • Degree: Associate in Applied Science Degree
  • Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
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This degree provides the skills needed to design, manage, troubleshoot and secure wired and wirless network environments. Students will gain technical skills through hardware installation, software configuration and management of computers, servers and networking devices. Microsoft Windows, Linux, Cisco, and other multi-vendor and cloud-based platforms relevant for today’s networks are explored.

Career Opportunities

Positions are available as Network Administrators, Network Analysts, Server Administrators, Systems Engineers, Cloud Architects, and Network Technicians.

Award Outcomes:

  • Install hardware and software to meet enterprise needs.
  • Perform tasks required of a network administrator.
  • Provide Technical Support for customers.
  • Set up computer networks.
  • Perform preventative maintenance.
  • Demonstrate safe service of system operation.
  • Explain principles of system operation.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 43 Credits
General Education Requirements 9 Credits
  • ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
  • COMM2060 Small Group Communication 3
  • Choose one of the following: Any course from MnTC Goal 3 (Natural Sciences)
    MnTC Goal 4 (Mathematical/Logical Reasoning)
    MnTC Goal 5 (History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 2 Credits
  • Any CCIS course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective. Recommended:
  • CCIS1005 Computer Security Awareness 3
  • CCIS2055 Project Management 3
  • CCIS2065 Help Desk/User Support 3
  • CCIS2680 A+ Software Support 3
  • CCIS2685 A+ Exam Prep 1
General Education Electives 6 Credits
  • Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

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