Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

MCTC's Information Technology program has three A.A.S. awards: Computer Forensics, Computer Support and Network Administration, and Software Development, as well as a number of diplomas and certificates. MCTC's Computer Forensics A.A.S. is a unique degree program that combines knowledge and skills of a number of areas including information technology, information security, computer forensics, criminal justice, law, investigation and ethics. Computer forensics professionals are primarily employed by governmental and legal agencies that specialize in cybercrime investigations. Instructors with business and industry experience lead classes and cover the various program areas. 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. You will also have the opportunity to participate in various student club activities, technology competitions and industry events. As a student, you will also have the opportunity to participate in valuable learning activities such as internships, student-learning experiences and the Information Technology Club. Upon completion of the program, you will have gained strong technical problem- solving, interpersonal and communication skills that will be useful as you enter the workforce. MCTC has articulation agreements with Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University Moorhead, St. Mary's University and St. Scholastica for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree. Where You Could Work Help desk centers Technical support Information technology departments in government and industry Network administration Internet service providers IT consulting firms Training centers Technology vendors

Program Locations

  • Minneapolis Community and Technical College 55403

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Network Support Specialists
  • Median wage:$28.87/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Median wage:$37.42/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Database Administrators
  • Median wage:$43.94/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Median wage:$43.34/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Minneapolis Community and Technical College