Minnesota State Community and Technical College
M State
Moorhead, Minnesota
Curriculum Information

Minnesota State Community and Technical College offers several Information Technology related degrees. These programs are aligned with the Moorhead Campus Computer Programming and Information Technology Advisory Committee recommendations. The programs also utilize ACM Curricula recommendations as appropriate.

The ACM documents the different areas of computing. (2005 Edition)

Available Programs and Resources

Computer Programming - AAS

Cybersecurity - AAS (This replaces Network Administration & Security - AAS program)

Information Technology - AS

Information Technology - Database Administration - AAS

Information Technology - AAS

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) or General Education

Cisco Networking - Certificate


Cybersecurity - Certificate (This replaces the Computer Networking Security Certificate program)

Historic Information



Information Technology – Associate of Science (AS)

The Information Technology Associate of Science degree prepares students to continue toward a bachelor’s degree or enter the workforce. Students learn to use various hardware and software systems to solve problems for people and organizations. Students work with networking technologies, applications, web technologies, and database technologies. Students focus on the selection, application, and administration of Information Technologies. The degree minimizes the number of credits required at selected institutions to complete a bachelor’s degree. The Information Technology Associate of Science degree is an ideal mix of practical experience and general education for a field that is constantly learning.

The Associate of Science degree is most often recognized by receiving 4 year schools for transfer. Contact your adviser for more information about transfer options.

Students may choose to add 10 credits of MnTC (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum) classes to complete the AA degree requirement. Successful completion of the additional AA MnTC (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum) class requirement fulfills the general education requirements of all MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and University) schools.

Information Technology - AS Curriculum - Fall 2021 version
    This version is for students starting Fall 2021 or later

The following list are current articulation agreements between Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) and Minnesota State University. These agreements explain exactly how the credit transfer is done between the schools.

Information Technology - AS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Computer Information Technology Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Moorhead Computer Information Technology web site

Information Technology - AS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Operations Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Moorhead Operations web site

Information Technology - AS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Project Management Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Moorhead Computer Project Management web site

The following list are current options for students at Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota.

This is a short video from Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota.
(April 2020)

Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Arts in Information and Technology Management
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Development
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Computer Science



Cybersecurity (AAS)

This program provides the skills to support and maintain information technology (IT) systems including overall computer knowledge, networking skills, application software and IT security. Students will gain hands-on experience working with routing and switching, server virtualization and private cloud computing environments. Students will explore the concepts of risk, threats, vulnerabilities, attack vectors and exploits while analyzing known security incidents. Students will write policies and apply policies and recommended security framework controls and countermeasures to decrease risk. Courses in theis degree program prepare students for the CompTIA Security + and Cisco CCENT certifications.

Cybersecurity - AAS Curriculum Guide - Fall 2020 version
    This version is for students starting Fall 2020 or later.

The following list are current articulation agreements between Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) and Minnesota State University. These agreements explain exactly how the credit transfer is done between the schools.

Cybersecurity - AAS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Operations Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Moorhead Operations Management web site

Cybersecurity - AAS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Project Management Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Moorhead Project Management web site

Cybersecurity - AAS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Health Services Administration Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Health Services Administration Department


The following list are current options for students at Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota.

This is a short video from Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota.
(April 2020)

Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Arts in Information and Technology Management
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Development
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Computer Programming (AAS)

This program provides the programming skills needed in computer application development, database management, computer systems and data communications. Students learn to design, write, code, document and implement computer programs for various computer platforms. They learn at least one operating system, one command-level language, one database management system and other high-level programming languages.The program prepares students to design and develop computer software systems as well as design information management systems. It includes the study of languages, software design, information flow and processing. Students study the design of mathematical and simulation models and large-scale programs used for processing and retrieving information

Computer Programming - AAS - Fall 2022 version
    This version is for students starting Fall 2022 or later.

Please contact your academic adviser with questions about these program offerings.

The following list are current articulation agreements between Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) and Minnesota State University. These agreements explain exactly how the credit transfer is done between the schools.

Computer Programming - AAS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Operations Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Moorhead Operations Management web site

Computer Programming - AAS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Project Management Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Moorhead Project Management web site


The following list are current options for students at Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota.

This is a short video from Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota.
(April 2020)

Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Arts in Information and Technology Management
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Development
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


The M State offers a Student Schedule Planning form. You may find this form useful in planning your schedule.

Information Technology - Database Administration (AAS)

This program prepares students for careers in support, maintenance, and administration of database management systems in a wide variety of market segments. Students will learn how to implement security measures while performing database administration tasks, generate database-driven reports to support business intelligence, apply ethical and security practices in handling data, establish interconnectivity of databases and web services, use testing and debugging methods, devise backup and recovery measures in a database environment and learn the software development life cycle. This program teaches students the skills and knowledge for occupations such as database administrator, database analyst, data analyst or database support specialist.

Information Technology - Database Administration - Fall 2022
    This version is for students starting Fall 2022 or later.

Please contact your academic adviser with questions about these program offerings.

The following list are current articulation agreements between Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) and Minnesota State University. These agreements explain exactly how the credit transfer is done between the schools.

Information Technology Database Administration - AAS to Minnesota State University Moorhead Health Services Administration Articulation Agreement
Minnesota State University Health Services Administration Department

The following list are current options for students at Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota.

This is a short video from Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota. (April 2020)

Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Arts in Information and Technology Management
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Web Design and Development
Concordia University - Saint Paul Minnesota Bachelor of Science in Computer Science


Information Technology - AAS

The focus of this school-to-work degree is customer service, user support and an emphasis on technical skills including desktop and network support. Students will learn the skills needed to provide technical support to customers and users regarding issues related to computer systems, hardware, software and local area networks. Additionally, skills to understand the importance of daily maintenance of computer systems and networks, learning to coach users and customers through problem-solving processes, and communicating a solution will be gained. The use of systems including office applications, virtualization and operating systems will be used in addition to learning analytical, diagnostic, communication and customer service skills.

Information Technology - AAS - Fall 2021
 This version is for students starting Fall 2021 or later.

Certificates

The following certificate programs may interest some students. These certificates work very nicely as additional education for current Associate's and Diploma students. Please contact your academic adviser with your questions.

Cisco Networking Certificate

This 12-credit certificate will prepare students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and also the CompTIA Network+ certification. The coursework includes Cisco semesters 1-4. Skill development covers LAN/WAN networking technology and concepts, networking math, networking media, router configuration, switching, VLANS, routing protocols and WAN links and services. The instructor will evaluate computer skills necessary to enter this certificate program. Students should have good reading and study skills, basic computer literacy and awareness of the Internet. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary math and basic electronics is desired but not required. Background in cabling is beneficial. Upon completion of this certificate the student will be able to take the Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+ certification exams offered though VUE or Prometric testing centers.

Cisco Networking Certificate Curriculum - Fall 2012
    This version is for students starting Fall 2012 or later.


Cybersecurity Certificate

This certificate is designed for individuals looking to add technical skills in IT security. A person earning this certificate will develop skills to manage and secure the Linux operating system, develop and query an information database, and create simple scripts. Areas of cybersecurity focus include vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, perimeter defense, incident response and applying security measures to reduce risk of a security breach. Content included in the certificate will prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ and Cisco CCENT certifications.

Cybersecurity Certificate Curriculum - Fall 2019
    This version is for students starting Fall 2019 or later.


Computer Network Security Certificate Curriculum - Fall 2015
    This link remains for historical reference.

Historic Information

These are program plans for the Computer & Network Technology program and the Computer Information Systems program. Students may no longer enroll in these programs at the Moorhead campus. Students currently enrolled in these programs may complete the programs, as long as the student has continuous enrollment. Contact your academic adviser with your questions.


Computer Information Systems Curriculum

Computer Information Systems - Fall 2006


Computer & Network Technology Curriculum

Computer & Network Technology - Fall 2006
Computer & Network Technology - Fall 2004
Computer & Network Technology - Fall 2002
Computer & Network Technology - Fall 2001
Computer & Network Technology - Fall 2000
Computer & Network Technology - Fall 1998
Computer & Network Technology - Fall 1996
Computer & Network Technology - Fall 1992

Computer Network Security Certificate

Computer Network Security Certificate Curriculum - Fall 2015

Computer Programming

Computer Programming - AAS - Spring 2017 version
Computer Programming - AAS - Fall 2016 version
Computer Programming - AAS - Fall 2014 version
Computer Programming - AAS - Fall 2012 version
Computer Programming - AAS - Fall 2007 version

Cybersecurity - AAS

Cybersecurity - AAS Curriculum Guide - Fall 2019 version


Cybersecurity - Certificate


Information Technology (AS)

Information Technology - AS Curriculum - Fall 2017 version
Information Technology – AS Curriculum Guide – Fall 2015 version
Information Technology – AS Curriculum Guide – Fall 2014 version

Information Technology – AS Curriculum Guide – Fall 2008 version


Information Technology (AAS)


Information Technology - AAS - Fall 2021
Information Technology – AAS Curriculum Guide – Spring 2012 version


Information Technology - Database Administration

Information Technology - Database Administration - Fall 2017


Information Technology (Diploma)

Information Technology - Diploma Curriculum Guide - Fall 2008 version


Network Administration and Security

Network Administration and Security - AAS Curriculum Guide - Fall 2015 version
Network Administration and Security - AAS Curriculum Guide - Fall 2014 version
Network Administration and Security - AAS Curriculum Guide - Fall 2017 version

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SHA2-512 computer file hashes for M State Curriculum
SHA3-256 computer file hashes for M State Curriculum
SHA3-512 computer file hashes for M State Curriculum

Contacts

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