ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Students having one of the recommended placement assessment scores, or a grade of ?C-? or higher in READ 150 and ENG 150
ISTC 1015 This course prepares IT students to support end users on the Microsoft Office Suite. This course covers basic computer concepts on computer hardware and desktop application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing, database, and spreadsheet and presentation applications. Students will also be introduced to use of the Internet, online collaboration tools, and outlook. The capstone of the course will cover a comprehensive integration with Office applications.
ISTC 1030 This course covers operating system administration with the use of command line for microcomputers. Topics include booting and configuring the system, the use of internal commands and external commands, file management, networking, and writing of batch files. rerequisites: None
Network Systems I: Introduction to Networking
ISTC - 1045: Network Systems I: Introduction to Networking
ISTC 1045 This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This is the first course preparing the student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching examination.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student?s awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people?s personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
ISTC 1010 This course is designed for the PC novice to learn how to maintain, upgrade, and repair personal computers. Participants will remove and replace motherboards, and various input/output devices. Hard drives maintenance procedures (formatting) and loading operating systems will be covered. Prerequisites: None.
ISTC 1033 This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot desktop clients in a network. Lectures, hands-on projects and exercises reinforce skills as they are learned. Specific topic coverage includes: Installing; Using the System Utilities; Managing File Systems and Storage; Users, Groups, Profiles, and Policies; Security and Access Controls; Network Protocols; Printing and Faxing; Performance Tuning; Working with the Registry; Booting Process; Fault Tolerance; Troubleshooting. Prerequisites: Operating Systems I ISTC1030
ISTC 1050 This course focuses on the fundamentals of relational databases; their use, design and implementation. The course will include entity-relationship modeling, logical and physical design and normalization, as well as the definition of tables and indexes. The use of Structured Query Language (SQL) for data manipulation will be emphasized. The course will also cover concepts of client/server, distributed and object-oriented databases, security and data warehousing. Prerequisites: ISTC1015 Supporting Business Applications
ISTC 1061 This course is designed to investigate the analysis and implementation of network security policies, procedures and guidelines for establishing, monitoring and controlling methodologies for local and wide area networks. The course covers authentication methods, communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security and firewalls. Prerequisites: ISTC 1045 Network Systems I
ISTC 1100 This course focuses on the foundations of business communication in the Information Systems Industry. The topics will include developing your business writing skills, correspondence, written and oral business reports, employment communication, as well as topics on the social and ethical implications of Information Systems. Prerequisites: None
Network Systems II: Routing and Switching Essentials
ISTC - 2006: Network Systems II: Routing and Switching Essentials
ISTC 2006 This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. This is the second course preparing the student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching examination.
ISTC - 2011: Network Systems III: Scaling Networks
ISTC 2011 This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and
switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches
for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot
routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6
networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS
operations in a network. This is the third course preparing the student to take the Cisco Certified
Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching examination.
ISTC 2035 In this course the student is expected to learn the procedures underlying server operating systems. The course will cover network design, installing Servers, configuring and optimizing Servers, managing users and groups, disk quotas, basic and dynamic disks, security, and print management. Prerequisites: ISTC1045 Network Systems I (*) and ISTC1033 Operating Systems II
ISTC 2066 This course is designed for the network administrator who needs to learn the basics of VPN security and network firewalls. Basic installation techniques are covered along with how to make an intelligent choice of firewall technology. Basic firewall troubleshooting is also presented. This course aligns with the CheckPoint CCSA Certification outline. Prerequisites: Security I ISTC1060
ISTC 2071 This course provides the student with methods for conducting a computer forensics investigation including procedures, tools, ethics, and analysis. This course maps to the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification. Prerequisites: ISTC1015 AND ISTC1033
ISTC - 2016: Network Systems IV: Connecting Networks
ISTC 2016 This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by
converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection
criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how
to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols.
Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private
network (VPN) operations in a complex network. This is the fourth (and final) course preparing the
student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching examination.
ISTC 2040 This course focuses on working with an enterprise-level database management system as well as basic administrative tasks such as installations. The use of Structured Query Language (SQL) will be emphasized as it relates to data definition and data manipulation. Topics also include triggers and stored procedures. Prerequisites: Database Systems ISTC1050.
ISTC 2080 The CCNA Cybersecurity Operations curriculum provides an introduction to the knowledge and skills needed for a Security Analyst working with a Security Operations Center team. It teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security events, thus protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats and vulnerabilities.
ISTC 2100 This course will provide fundamentals of planning and managing projects for information system (IS) organization. This includes creating a capstone project which will involve schedules, using critical path, assigning resources, and tracking progress. Focus is on topics that are unique to management of projects in an IS department. Prerequisites: ISTC1015 Supporting Business Applications
ISTC 2970 This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to work within the Information Technology field. Students are expected to observe and apply all of the technical skills learned thus far in their program. Students are also expected to conduct themselves in a manner that would be expected of a full-time employee of the organization they are working for.
Virtualization, Storage, and Cloud Technologies
ISTC - 2150: Virtualization, Storage, and Cloud Technologies
ISTC 2150 This course covers the fundamentals of virtualization and network storage technologies. Topics covered in this course include Network Attached Storage, Storage Area Networks, Hypervisors, virtual machines, cloud-based technologies, and additional related technologies.
Prerequisites: ISTC2035 Operating Systems III
MATS 1251 Fundamental principles of inferential statistics are presented in lecture (3 hrs) augmented by computer labs using Excel (2 hrs). Essential topics include sampling methods; descriptive statistics; counting and probability; binary, normal, and other probability distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; inferences from two samples; correlation and regression. Optional topics include goodness-of-fit and contingency tables; ANOVA; nonparemetrics; and statistical process control.
Meets MnTC Goal 4
MATS 1300 Linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions are carefully analyzed, with particular emphasis on graphical transformations (shifting, reflecting, stretching and compressing). Additional topics include matrices and Gaussian elimination; solving complex equations, including those in quadratic form and those that must be solved graphically; variation problems; particle motion; optimization problems; composition and inverse functions; arithmetic and geometric sequences; properties of logarithms and exponential/logarithmic equations; exponential growth and decay.
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Prerequisites: MATS 0600 Intermediate Algebra
MATS 1240 A project-based course using Microsoft Excel, emphasizing conceptual understanding and application of elementary mathematics as it is used and communicated in a variety of everyday contexts (no prior experience with Excel is necessary). Mathematical topics include ratios, rates, percentages, units, descriptive statistics, linear and exponential modeling, correlation, logic, and probability; contexts include (but are not limited to) personal fin
PHIL 1250 Students will learn to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments in real-world problems using techniques of formal logic. Covered will be inductive and deductive logic, categorical logic, propositional logic, and natural deduction.
Prerequisites: Accuplacer score of 78 or higher in Reading Comprehension OR College Reading I, AND Accuplacer score of 51 or higher in Elementary Algebra OR MATS0305 Introduction to Algebra. Meets MnTC Goal 4.