Business and Information Technology

Business and Information Technology




Day or Evening


Fall or Spring Semester


Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie Campus


Are you looking for training that leads to job opportunities as an information technology professional in network administration, database management, desktop support, Internet development, and software development?

Then start at HTC and develop the skills that will help you succeed in this rapidly changing industry!

With knowledgeable instructors and the most up-to-date training, HTC will prepare you to make the most of career opportunities. If you are currently an IT professional, HTC also offers advanced courses to help you advance your career.

Making a Connection
Making a Connection
A New Direction
A New Direction

Faculty Program Advisors by Area:

Desktop Support and Workplace:  Don Myhre, Karen LaPlant, Linda Paquette
Networking:  Joan Bernard, Ryan Brovold, Abdul Daud, Svetlana Gluhova, and Jeff Owens
Programming and Database:  Steven Dupay and Mary Mosman


Student Internship Request Form EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY request
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We offer hands-on curriculum designed to address what is happening now in the business world.  While it is helpful for students to have their own computer at home to complete coursework, it is not necessary.  Students have access to over 20 computer labs in the information technology department alone with additional student computer labs, learning resource centers, and media centers at each campus.

Several rooms are set up to supply specialized training with Cisco networking, server networking, and for A+ Hardware/Support curriculum.

Many courses require a textbook, which is the only mandatory supply item in the Information Technology Department. 

Currently enrolled students will have access to free Microsoft software as part of an MSDNAA agreement, which includes the latest desktop and server operating platforms, as well as web-based access to Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.

Many students find the use of a portable USB storage device helpful to store files that are being worked on both at home and school.  Currently enrolled students do have the use of up to 25GB of online storage for that purpose as well.

Students who do not complete the admissions process prior to enrolling in courses will be required to do so after registering for their fourth credit.  Assessment is required for students who declare a major or after registering for four cumulative credits. Please see your counselor for assessment exemptions.

In general, the Information Technology program is designed to accept students at any level of computer familiarity.  Initial placement testing will help best identify what courses students coming into the program should start with.

Get Started

Information Technology is a very diverse field.  Depending on the degree track, students completing one of our programs can be employed in the following areas:
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Computer Support Specialists
  • Network Systems Analysts
  • Data Communications Analysts
  • Computer Programmers
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Web Programmers
  • Computer Software Engineers
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Other Information Technology related job titles are used as well. 

According to iSeek Minnesota data for the years 2009 projected into 2019, three of the top ten high-paying careers with the most openings in Minnesota are in the Information Technology area, with over 1250 jobs being created annually.  Salaries range from $22 to over $40 per hour.

The most recent data from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Job Vacancy Survey (2nd quarter of 2010) shows that for the seven-county Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Computer Specialists (SOC Code 151000) had 1395 job openings with a median wage offering of $26.44 per hour.

Our students are saying: 

     "I have always been a confident administrator, but your class definitely prepared me for the task at hand. I was always fond of your teaching, as you always asked questions and didn't just give answers."

     "Everything is going great! Just wanted to thank you all for a great job instructing me at HTC.  I manage about 200 users and get to work with the highest execs."

Student Internship Request Form


.NET Programmer Certificate

.NET Programmer Diploma

Cisco Networking Certificate

Desktop Support Specialist Diploma

Computer Service Desk Technician Certificate

Microsoft Database Specialist Certificate

Network Support Specialist Diploma

Web Programmer Diploma

Windows Networking Certificate

Workplace Administrative Assistant Certificate

Workplace Administrative Professional Diploma

The Information Technology program has an advisory committee of professionals working in the fields of programming, database administration, IT support, and network administration.  The advisory committe reviews the coursework to ensure that the program is covering material needed to be marketable in your field of study.  This allows the faculty to continue to offer current materials and technical skill development in each area.

Joan Bernard

Contact Joan if you have questions about these courses:

Windows Administration (CCIS1110CCIS2150CCIS2270)
Network Essentials (CCIS1105)
A+ Hardware/Software (CCIS2675, CCIS2680, CCIS2685)
CCNA (CCIS1421, CCIS1431, CCIS1442, CCIS1480)

Ryan Brovold, Ph. D.

Contact Ryan if you have questions about these courses:

Linux Administration (CCIS1121CCIS1135CCIS2122, CCIS2161)
Windows Administration (CCIS1110CCIS2150CCIS2270)
A+ Hardware/Software (CCIS2675CCIS2680CCIS2685)

Abdul Daud

Contact Abdul if you have questions about these courses:

Network Essentials (CCIS1105)
Windows Admin (CCIS1110,CCIS2150, CCIS2270)

Steven Dupay

Contact Steven if you have questions about these courses:

Fundamentals of Programming (CCIS1505)
Web Programming Overview (CCIS1515)
.Net Programming (CCIS2575, CCIS2585)
Active Server Pages (CCIS2645)
Client/Server Computing (CCIS2841)
IT Systems Management (CCIS2900)
XHTML (CCIS1301, CCIS1351)
XML (CCIS2610, CCIS2615)
Java (CCIS2595, CCIS2651, CCIS2662)

Karen LaPlant

Contact Karen if you have questions about these courses:

MS PowerPoint (CCIS1042)
MS Publisher (CCIS1310)
MS Office 2010 Integration (CCIS2090)
MS Outlook 2010 (CCIS2095)
Windows 8 (CCIS1101)


Mary Mosman

Contact Mary if you have questions about these courses:

.Net Programming (CCIS2575CCIS2585)


Don Myhre

Contact Don if you have questions about these courses:

Information Systems (CCIS1000)
Computer Keyboarding (CPLT1000)
Essential Computer Applications (CPLT1100)
Windows 8 (CCIS1101)


Jeffrey Owens

Contact Jeff if you have questions about these courses:

Network Essentials (CCIS1105)
CCNA (CCIS1421, CCIS1431, CCIS1442, CCIS2421)

Linda Paquette

Contact Linda if you have questions about these courses:

Computer Keyboarding (CPLT0900, CPLT1000)
Information Systems (CCIS1000)
MS Office 2010 (CCIS1080)
MS Access (CCIS1032)
Help Desk/User Support (CCIS 2065)
Help Desk Internship (CCIS 2320)
Network Support Internship (CCIS 2380)

Project Management (CCIS2055)



Diane Rovang

Contact Diane if you have questions about these courses:

Computer Keyboarding (CPLT0900, CPLT1000, CPLT1005, CPLT1010)
Essential Computer Applications (CPLT1100)
MS Office 2010 (CCIS1080)
MS Word (CCIS1035)