Degrees and Certificates

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Degree Programs

A.A.S. in Information Technology Support – 60 credits

Our Information Technology Support program will train you for employment providing service to computer users, including hardware and software installation and technical assistance. Coursework includes experiences and instruction in communication and problem-solving skills as well as technical training with hardware, software, operating systems, applications software and computer network operations.

Information Technology Support will prepare you to select, maintain, configure and oversee the installation of business-oriented personal computers and software. You will also know how to support and train users. The program provides you with the opportunity to achieve the following industry certifications:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
  • Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS)
  • Microsoft Technology Associate
  • CompTIA’s A+
  • CompTIA’s Linux+
  • Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS)

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

A.A.S. in Network Technology and Security – 60 credits

The Network Technology and Security program will prepare you for a rewarding career in the dynamic field of computer networking. The continued growth of the Internet, wide area networks (WANs) and local area networks (LANs) requires people with the broad knowledge and skills needed to design, manage, secure and troubleshoot sophisticated information storage, retrieval and presentation systems.

This is a rigorous educational program that covers the workings of networks from an end-user’s desktop to a remote server that could be located anywhere in the world. The curriculum has been designed to encompass many of the same competencies that are covered by several recognized industry certifications, including:

  • CompTIA’s A+
  • Server+
  • Network+
  • Linux+
  • Security +
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Cisco Security
  • Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional MCITP

Inver Hills hosts Cisco Networking Academy in partnership with Cisco. The academy provides the skills to design, build, manage and secure computer networks, including the career-ready soft skills employers require. You will learn through classroom instruction, online materials and interactive tools, and hands-on experience. By completing the Network Technology and Security A.A.S. degree, you will gain the knowledge and skills that are recognized as important for employment in the IT field.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

A.A.S. Computer Programmer – 60 credits

Our Computer Science department delivers courses that establish the foundation for advanced study, preparing you to pursue a bachelor’s degree as a junior at a four-year college or university. Our coursework provides firsthand experience working with major computer languages and functions.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

A.S. Computer Science – 60 credits

As a student in the Computer Science program, you will explore computer programming languages and data structures while completing rigorous math and science coursework. As a graduate, you will be prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science. If you plan to complete this degree in two years, you should be prepared to take Calculus I.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

Certificate Programs

Advanced Network Security Certificate – 15 credits

This certificate program provides comprehensive knowledge and skills needed for I.T. professionals who have network security and information assurance responsibilities. Courses cover the objectives encompassed by industry standards including Security+, Cisco IOS and PIX firewalls, ethical hacking, VPNs, intrusion detection, incident response, and overall security policy and practices. Participants must have CCNA certification or three years of experience as a network technician, administrator or analyst in a Cisco environment.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

Advanced Network Technology Certificate

This certificate provides I.T. employees with knowledge and skills needed to assume additional or higher-level responsibilities for a large networked environment. The curriculum includes essential security concepts that are critical for all I.T. team members and provides flexibility for various levels of current competence and areas of emphasis. Participants must have CCNA certification or three years of experience as a network technician, administrator or analyst in a Cisco environment.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

IP Telephony Certificate – 15 credits

IP Telephony is to the new generation of telecommunications as electricity replacing the steam engine was to the Industrial Revolution. This technology holds explosive potential as voice, data and video converge onto a single platform, unifying communications in a way that will transform every aspect of our lives, our businesses and our society.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

IT Help Desk Certificate – 15 credits

This program provides the knowledge and skills for employment in entry-level positions that support end-users of technology in a networked environment. Students will learn the essential components and function of the hardware and software used in specific desktop applications. Interpersonal relations and customer service will be covered.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.

Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Certificate – 15 credits

Microsoft has dominated business computing for many years now. This certificate will provide the student necessary skills to compete in today’s business environment, and will provide the student the opportunity to achieve MCITP certification.

For current curriculum requirements please see the program page on the Inver Hills Community College website.