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tech.mn – Minnesota Technology Education: The Ultimate Guide

Whether you’re a high school student preparing to start your collegiate career or are gearing up to return to the academic world after years of professional experience, this Ultimate Guide to Minnesota Technology Education is for you.

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techmn_Ultimate_Guide_Tech_Education Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Programming, Data Analysis… there are programs within the Minnesota technology education system that fit any technological interest. We’ve paired with Launch Minnesota to compile this Ultimate Guide to Minnesota Technology Education, and we’re confident that it’s a great starting point for any Minnesotan looking to expand their technological prowess.

We’ve included a lightly edited description for each program entry, but never fear — just click on the program title to go straight to its full informational page. And, just like our Ultimate Guide to Minnesota Startup Accelerators, we’ll be updating this to Ultimate Guide to Minnesota Technology Education regularly to make sure every student has the right info.

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Location: Alexandria

Phone Number: 320-762-0221

Program Requirements: High school diploma/GED certificate holder with fewer than 12 completed, post high school, college credits

Tuition Cost: $165.42/credit  Fees: $20.09/credit, Online Course Tuition: $199.00/credit, Fees: $10.35/credit

Computer Information Systems

Associate of Science, 2 year

Includes 30 technical credits in the field of computer science and exposes the student to hardware, database and spreadsheet applications, and Windows. The 30 technical credits may vary slightly depending upon requirements of the receiving transfer institution…

Cybersecurity

Associate of Science, 1 year

This 30 credit certificate prepares students with the skills they need to evaluate, secure, and remediate at-risk computer and networked systems. Graduates are prepared for employment in computer security related careers, including cybersecurity, network security…information assurance, and incident investigation, all high demand fields. Available completely online.

Cybersecurity, Virtualization, & Networking

Associate of Science, 2 year

Gain the technical and organizational skills needed to design, configure, and build computer networks and develop and create cybersecurity infrastructure for business and industry. This degree prepares graduates for a successful career in the IT field.

Location: Anoka

Phone Number: 763-576-7710

Program Requirements: Test score or completion of basic math, English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better. BDAT 1005, ITEC 1003, ITEC 1011, ITEC 1016, TLIT 1005 – 1st semester courses prerequisites

Tuition Cost: Regular: $191.12 per credit, Online: $200.88 per credit

Network Management and Security

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program with a concentration in convergence tech requirements was determined through consultation with employers, industry professionals, technical training professionals.. The program allows technical specialization in convergence technology while the common core courses and required electives from other specializations build an IT foundation.

Software Development

Associate of Science, 2 years

Combines theoretical design and analysis instruction with extensive hands-on implementation practice using software development environments Visual basic, Java, C++, XML and Javascript. Students learn the skills necessary to be successful business analysts and software developers.

Web Design and Development

Associate of Science, 2 years

The program focuses on both designing and developing dynamic web sites. Emphasis is on the design, development, deployment and maintenance of database-oriented, interactive web sites suitable for supporting e-commerce using the latest Web development technologies.

Business Data Analyst

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Data Analyst graduate will receive the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and growth in entry-level business intelligence and data analyst professions. They will assist in the process of inspecting, cleansing, testing, and transforming data. Graduates will help interpret and visualize the data using various… software tools and techniques to provide support in all decision making phases. Graduates will gain a solid understanding of information technology and applications used to support decision making. The Data Analyst graduate will have the opportunity to interact and work with various functional managers in all parts of the company.

Location: Cambridge

Phone Number: 763-433-1300

Program Requirements: Grades of A, B, C, and D are accepted in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. A cumulative 2.0 MnTC GPA is required to complete the 40-credit, 10 goal area MnTC.

Tuition Cost: Total per Credit for in house course: $172.19, Online Courses: $207.89

Computer Networking

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program prepares for entry or advancement in the field of computer network support and administration and also provides the first two years of a bachelor’s degree related to IT and network administration. Design and develop secure voice…

Cybersecurity

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program places emphasis on the fundamental skills and knowledge required to safeguard an organization’s information and defend systems. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, design principles, policies, laws, and threats relating to computer and network security…

Computer Network Security

Certificate, 1 year

Computer Networking Certificates focus on the development of job- or career-specific skills in a short-term, concentrated format. Design and develop secure voice, video and data networks, Implement and configure networked devices, Demonstrate the skills necessary to administer and monitor networks, Exhibit mastery of problem-solving skills to troubleshoot existing and emerging technologies…

Computer Programming

Certificate, 1 year

The Computer Programming certificate program targets students interested in careers in information technology. It is designed for holders of an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and/or baccalaureate degree who have an interest in a career change or job enhancement…

IT Support Specialist

Certificate, 1 year

The IT Support Specialist certificate program focuses on the development of job- or career- specific skills in a short-term, concentrated format. Design and develop secure voice, video, and data networks, Implement and configure computer devices…

Location: Minneapolis

Phone Number: 612-330-1001

Program Requirements: Official high school transcripts. Letter of academic recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor. Respond to short essay questions found within the application. Optional: Official ACT or SAT test scores

Tuition Cost: Full Time (12-19 credits per term), Semester: $19,647.50, Year: $39,295.00    

Computer Science

B.S., B.A., 4 years

Computer Science provide tools for solving a wide array of quantitative and computational problems. Our majors and minors develop the ability to understand both applied and abstract quantitative relationships, to interpret and communicate with data…

Location: Bemidji

Phone Number: 218-755-2001

Program Requirements: Required Credits: 76, Required GPA: 2.25

Tuition Cost: Estimated: $9,2459

Computer Information Systems

B.S., 4 years

Computer Science majors learn how to solve problems from a wide variety of domains. Working in teams, students learn to transform their solutions into algorithms and implement programs for a broad range of software systems. Majors in Computer Information Systems, a program offered jointly with Business Administration…

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

Computer Science majors learn how to solve problems from a wide variety of domains. Working in teams, students learn to transform their solutions into algorithms and implement programs for a broad range of software systems. Majors in Computer Information Systems…

Location: St. Paul

Phone Number: 651-638-6400

Program Requirements: Graduation from an accredited secondary school or equivalent GPA of 2.5 (unweighted), Test scores of 21 composite on the ACT or 920 on the SAT

Tuition Cost: Total  $49,990

Computer Science

B.A., 4 years

The Computer Science major prepares students for a career in software development. Nearly every organization needs, and will continue to need, computer science graduates to manage their technical institutional resources, such as servers and websites…

Computer Science

B.A., 4 years

The Computer Science major prepares students for a career in software development. Nearly every organization needs, and will continue to need, computer science graduates to manage their technical institutional resources, such as servers and websites…

Location: Northfield

Phone Number: 507-222-4190

Program Requirements: Test-optional policy for first-year applicants applying for admission for entry in Fall 2021. SAT & ACT scores are not required, but you may still submit them.

Tuition Cost: $74,499   

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

Our courses range from introductions to the field, to more advanced material such as artificial intelligence, graphics, networks, and much more. We are located in Carleton’s Center for Mathematics and Computing (CMC).

Location: Brainerd

Phone Number: 218-855-8000

Program Requirements: High School Transcripts/GED

Tuition Cost: Base Tuition/Fees: $5757, Books/Supplies: $1000, Room/Board: $5670, Transportation: $4400, Personal/Misc: $2173, Total: $19,000

Computer Information Technology

Associate of Applied Science & Diploma, 2 years (AAS), 1 year (Diploma)

Subjects covered include computer troubleshooting and repair, basic networking, operating systems, supporting common end user applications… This program teaches skills needed to work for companies with small to mid-size help desks or…

Computer Network Administration

Associate of Applied Science & Diploma, 2 years (AAS), 1 year (Diploma)

Coursework includes general networking technologies, network troubleshooting, operating system technologies, disaster recovery, computer repair, and security fundamentals. This program covers an overview of networking technologies…

Location: White Bear Lake

Phone Number: 651-779-3300

Program Requirements: Placement into MATH 1061 or completion of MATH 0070, college-level English & Reading or ENGL 0950 or RDNG 0940 & qualifying English Placement Exam or completion of RDNG 0950 & ENGL 0090 or ESOL 0051 & ESOL 0052 (all with C or higher)

Tuition Cost: $185.92 per credit total

Computer Information Systems

Associate of Science, 2 years

Coursework is designed to develop your analytical and problem-solving skills, in conjunction with gaining broad-based, applied hands-on programming experience and proficiency. This program has also been designed to prepare students to transfer to a variety of information systems-related degrees at area colleges and universities.

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status…

Cybersecurity, Virtualization and Forensics

This program is designed to fill a growing need for cybersecurity personnel in the public and private sector…

Associate of Science, 2 years

Location: Duluth

Phone Number: 218-723-6046

Program Requirements: High school transcript (GED also accepted) Standardized Test Scores or a written essay describing overall academic accomplish- ments. Read more about the test-optional admission policy.

Tuition Cost: Tuition and Fees (full-time students): $49,750

Computer Information Systems

B.A., B.S., 4 years

Coursework is designed to develop your analytical and problem-solving skills, in conjunction with gaining broad-based, applied hands-on programming experience and proficiency. This program has also been designed to prepare students…

Location: St. Paul

Phone Number: 651-641-8230

Program Requirements: High school transcript (GED also accepted) Standardized Test Scores or a written essay describing overall academic accomplishments. Read more about the test-optional admission policy

Tuition Cost: Tuition and Fees (full-time students): $49,750   

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

This degree program covers the core topics of computer science such as programming languages, computer architecture, data structures, operating systems, database, web systems, and software engineering…

Data Analytics

Masters, 30 credit hours

This degree will extend student learning into core-competencies within the growing field of data analytics. Program expansion into this market is a missional fit by equipping students to advance their careers through the development…

Information Systems

B.S., 7 weeks

This Information Systems program prepares students with a holistic background in technology management including all elements that comprise an organization’s digital transformation…

Location: Rosemount

Phone Number: 651-423-8000

Program Requirements: Various requirements depending on the type of student. Learn more.

Tuition Cost: Total: $16,246.05

Software Development

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program prepares students to become computer programmers. Learning an array of programming languages used for software development. Students design, write, debug and test application software…

Network Administration

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program provides students with the knowledge and experience to install and maintain computers, servers, networks and other networking equipment to function in a variety of network environments. Combining a theory-based foundation with hands-on work…

Information Systems Management

Associate of Science, 2 years

This interdisciplinary program combines courses from Networking Administration, Software Development and Information Systems Management to teach a unique blend of networking, programming and management skills…

Location: Minneapolis

Phone Number: 612-374-5800

Program Requirements: Various requirements for different programs

Tuition Cost: Average: $21,251

Computer Networking Systems

Associate of Science, 2 years

Learn to bring hardware, software, and networking solutions to efficiency and productivity. Through hands-on projects, you’ll program real-world scripting solutions used to manage enterprise networks…

Computer Networking Technician

Associate of Science, 2 years

Gain the hands-on experience and entry-level skills needed to get a job in IT support and computer networking with a Computer Networking Technician certificate. Learn the ins-and-outs of computer hardware, software…

Computer Systems Analysis

B.S., 4 years

Industry-expert staff will help you gain expertise in the management of information systems and computer security. And through hands-on projects, you will use simulation modeling to create, analyze…

Location: St. Paul

Phone Number: 651-523-2207

Program Requirements: Several requirements and recommendations. Learn more.

Tuition Cost: per credit: $180.16

Computational Data Science

B.S., 4 years

Hamline’s unique program integrates computer science, mathematics, and statistics in concert with your chosen area of interest, so you are prepared to gather and convert data into the relevant, understandable information decision-makers need.

Gustavus Adolphus College

Location: Saint Peter

Phone Number: 507-933-8000

Program Requirements: High School Transcript Required

Tuition Cost: Total: $59,430

Mathematics, Computer Science, & Statistics

Associate of Science, 2 years

Learn to bring hardware, software, and networking solutions to efficiency and productivity. Through hands-on projects, you’ll program real-world scripting solutions used to manage enterprise networks…

Location: Eden Prairie

Phone Number: 952-995-1300

Program Requirements: New students may submit high school transcript or GED certificate. Transfer students from previously attended non-Minnesota State system colleges should submit college transcript(s). Visiting students can register for courses online without submitting a college application.

Tuition Cost: per credit: $180.16

Information Technology

Diploma, 1 year

IT Support will train the student 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…

Location: Hibbing

Phone Number: 218 262-7200

Program Requirements: Official high school transcript. If you have attended a Minnesota State institution, an official transcript will be electronically obtained by HCC, provided you do not have any holds on your record at your current or previous institutions.

Tuition Cost: On campus: $181.70/credit for residents, $222.28 for non-residents, Online: $204.70 per credit for residents, $245.28 for non-residents

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program prepares technicians to understand, recommend, operate, install, test, modify and repair microcomputer-type equipment. Concentration is on board level work with microcomputer hardware, software, applications and networking…

IT Networking & Security

Diploma, 1 year

This program prepares technicians to understand, recommend, operate, install, test, modify and repair microcomputer-type equipment. Concentration is on board level work with microcomputer hardware, software, applications and networking…

Location: Inver Grove Heights

Phone Number: 651-450-3000

Program Requirements: MATH 1118 – College Algebra I (Minimum grade: 2.0 GPA equivalent and Number of Years Valid: 2)

Tuition Cost: Tuition/Fees: $20,000

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

Introduces students to computer science and programming with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms)…

Network Technology and Security

A.A.S., 2 years

The computer technology associate of science degree at Lake Superior College is a great place to start and  is intended to prepare students to continue their studies at a four-year college.

Computer and Web Programming

Associate of Science, 2 years

The computer and web programming associate of applied science will help you build the skills you need to do programming. You’ll learn how to develop and maintain effective web sites, Windows and mobile applications.

Network Administrator and Cybersecurity

Associate of Science, 2 years

Graduates leave with the skills and knowledge needed to get certified. As a student, you’ll learn how to provide technical support for computer networks in business environments.

Business and Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

The business and technology associate of science degree is a great place to start in information technology. The business and technology AS degree is intended to prepare students to continue their studies at a four-year college.

Location: Virginia

Phone Number: 218-741-3095

Program Requirements: High school diploma or a GED. Even without those, you may be admitted if you demonstrate potential for success in college. No standardized tests, high school grades and class rank not considered

Tuition Cost: Per credit: Spring 2021: Resident — $167.22, Non-Resident — $209.02 Online: Spring 2021 Resident — $192.22, Non-Resident — $234.02

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

A survey of web programming languages including Javascript, Java, HTML, CGI, and PERL. Basic programming techniques and design issues will be covered. Students will learn features and best applications for various languages.

Location: Brooklyn Park

Phone Number: 651-696-6000

Program Requirements: Various requirements and recommendations. Learn more.

Tuition Cost: $58,248

Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science

Masters, 2 years

MSCS students can major in mathematics, applied math and statistics, or computer science. We also offer a minor in data science. Our forward-looking, innovative curriculum is project-based…

Location: Minneapolis

Phone Number: 651-793-1302

Program Requirements: In order to declare a Computer Application Development (CApp) major, students should reference the program eligibility requirements noted in this catalog on the previous page and also noted on a student’s Degree Audit Report (DARs)

Tuition Cost: Varies by specialty, semester, online/in-person, etc. Learn more.

Computer Application Development

B.A.S., 4 years

The CApp major enables students to become developers who can deploy appropriate technology to solve problems in businesses and organizations. Individuals with strong backgrounds of technical and analytical skills, effective communication abilities…

Computer Forensics

B.A.S., 4 years

This program prepares students with knowledge in computer and digital incident investigation, eDiscovery, network and mobile forensics, legal and ethical issues in computing, and computer and privacy laws.

Computer Information Technology

B.S., 4 years

Course work to develop analytical and problem-solving skills is complemented by hands-on courses in Metropolitan State’s computer labs. The CIT major enables students to become developers, designers, or information technology specialists…

Computer Science

B.S. & Masters, 4 years, 2 years

The computer science major is a solid, flexible program, focused on establishing a firm foundation in computing principles, the development of effective problem-solving and mathematical skills, and the systematic application of theory…

Cyber Operations

Masters, 2 years

Discovering and investigating sophisticated breaches and providing adequate responses, going beyond the minds of hackers and analyzing their techniques, tactics, and procedures, intelligence gathering, malware analysis…

Cybersecurity

B.S., 4 years

Cybersecurity is a computing-based field that prepares individuals for careers in securing computer systems. It is an interdisciplinary course of study, including instruction in information technology and assurance, computer architecture…

Location: Minneapolis

Phone Number: 612-659-6000

Program Requirements: Placement score into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052. Keyboarding skills recommended.

Tuition Cost: Based on 15 credits: Fall: $11,859, Spring: $11,859, Annual: $23,717

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of computer concepts and applications to show how computers are used in the home, business and organizations. Computer topics covered include essential concepts of computers, the Internet, software basics…

Computer Software Development

Associate of Science, 2 years

Minneapolis College’s Software Development degree will empower you to systematically analyze problems and create software solutions for business, scientific fields and government. This fast-paced program uses state-of-the-art technology…

Computer Support & Network Administration

Associate of Science, 2 years

This fast-paced program uses state-of-the-art technology and prepares you for success through training in network administration, client/server installation and support and database implementation…

Computer Forensics

Associate of Science, 2 years

Interested in a career investigating cybercrime? Minneapolis College’s unique Computer Forensics program provides an integrated background in information technology and security, computer forensics, criminal justice, law, investigation and ethics…

Location: Minneapolis

Phone Number: 612-659-6000

Program Requirements: Documentation to validate high school graduation, General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or official transcript documenting an A.A.S. degree or higher

Tuition Cost: Approximate rate for resident and non-resident students for 2019-2020 is $172.30 per semester credit

Network Administration & Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

Students will learn to meet the challenges of an ever-changing computer-networking environment. Demand for network administrators is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Computer Engineering Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

The two-year associate of applied science degree combines the foundations of electrical hardware, the nuances of programming, and the rigors of process control. Courses are taught on campus in Winona and online.

Cyber and Information Security

Associate of Science, 2 years

In addition to networking and digital, computer and electronic forensics, students will become familiar with the various components of the criminal justice system. Students will learn how to collect and maintain evidence, use interpersonal communication skills…

Network Administration and Technology

Diploma, 1 year

Students will learn to meet the challenges of an ever-changing computer-networking environment. Demand for network administrators is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks.

Location: Fergus Falls

Phone Number: 218-736-1500

Program Requirements: High school/GED

Tuition Cost: Varies by specialty, semester, online/in-person, etc. Learn more.

Cisco Networking

Diploma, 1 year

Prepare to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) and the CompTIA Network+ certifications. Cisco-certified technicians have career opportunities related to designing, building and maintaining information technology infrastructure.

Computer Programming

Associate of Science, 2 years

As a student in M State’s Computer Programming AAS degree program, you’ll learn the programming skills to design and develop computer software and information management systems. Students design, write, code…

Cybersecurity

Associate of Science, 2 years

Students in M State’s Cybersecurity program will gain a strong foundation in computer and network security, preparing for careers in the expanding and crucial fields of information security. The program focuses on IT security and networking skills networks…

Information Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

As a student in M State’s Information Technology degree program, you’ll work with networking, web and database technologies while learning to use hardware and software systems to solve problems for people and organizations.

Location: Mankato

Phone Number: 507-389-1822

Program Requirements: Learn more about the requirements.

Tuition Cost: Learn more about the breakdown of fees.

Computer Application Development

B.A.S., 4 years

The CApp major enables students to become developers who can apply technology to solve problems in businesses and organizations. Obtaining a major in Computer Application Programming Systems prepares students for a variety of career opportunities.

Computer Engineering

B.A.S., 4 years

Computer Engineering (CE) encompasses the research, development, design and operation of computers and computerized systems and their hardware and software components. This area of study leads to a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Computer Information Technology

B.A.S., 4 years

Computer Information Technology (CIT) in its broadest sense encompasses all aspects of computing technology. CIT, as an academic discipline, focuses on meeting the needs of users within an organizational and societal context…

Computer Science

B.A.S., 4 years

The field of Computer Science spans a wide range of topics from theoretical and algorithmic foundations to cutting-edge development in computer hardware and software…

Location: Moorhead

Phone Number: 218-477-2161

Program Requirements: High school graduation or GED. ACT score of 21 (SAT score: 1060) or higher or ACT score of 17-20 (SAT score: 920-1050) and either: class rank 50th percentile or higher or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher or a cumulative GPA of 3.25.

Tuition Cost: Learn more about the breakdown of fees.

Computer Information Systems

B.S., 4 years

The Computer Information Systems degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead is a unique hybrid between management information systems and software engineering, giving you the best of both worlds.

Computer Information Technology

Minor, 4 years

If maintaining computers and related technology is something you enjoy, Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Computer Information Technology major may be for you. In this program you’ll study how to manage servers, networks, routers and user accounts, as well as develop computer software.

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

If you’re looking to pursue a Computer Science degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead, nothing about computers will remain a mystery. The Computer Science major delves deep into the inner working of computers, with a heavy emphasis placed on programming and mathematics…

Location: Worthington

Phone Number: 800-658-2330

Program Requirements: High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

Tuition Cost: Total per Credit with Fees: $197.88, Online: $210.38

Computer and Information Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

The program is specifically designed to maximize transferability into the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) at Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN.

Computer Applied Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

The completion of the Computer Applied Technology Degree offers the student an opportunity to transfer into several articulated Baccalaureate programs. While students concentrate on an area of study in computer science, they are assured that after completion of this degree…

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Associate of Arts Degree is a Liberal Arts transfer degree. While an A.A. degree might include a core of courses appropriate to the transfer track of the major field of Computer Science at the baccalaureate level, its focus is on general education…

Computer Specialist

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

The Computer Specialist A.A.S. Degree provides the student with a career entry employment opportunity for a wide variety of employers including manufacturers, data processing companies, banks, insurance companies, bookkeeping companies and departments…

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Computer Science A.S. program is designed to provide students the option to enter the computer related job market on completion or optionally transfer to Southwest Minnesota State University at Marshall, MN to complete the Bachelor of Science in the Computer Science degree.

Computer Web Development

Associate of Science, 2 years

This degree prepares the student for the evolving Internet business settings including manufacturing, data processing, software development, banking, financing, insurance companies, government agencies, colleges, and universities…

Information Security and Assurance

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

This program prepares students to assess, administer, and secure computer information systems and networks by performing technical security audits and implementing technical information solutions to bring networks into compliance.

Computer & Networking Technology

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

This degree provides hands-on training in computer hardware, operating system and networks. Students learn skills necessary to provide support of industry leading computer systems and networks.

Location: Brooklyn Park

Phone Number: 763-488-0391

Program Requirements: Submit official high school transcript or GED certificate if you graduated in the past 5 years Submit test scores, such as ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER test scores.

Tuition Cost Learn more about the breakdown of fees.

Computer Science Transfer Pathway

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Computer Science Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Computer Science bachelors degree programs at Minnesota State Universities…

Data Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

Data scientists require knowledge in a variety of information technology sub-fields, including algorithms, data structures, programming languages and statistical methods. While the field of Data Science is computer science centric, statistical and domain expertise is required…

Application Programming Certificate

Diploma, 1 year

The Application Programming Certificate helps students to build and develop an understanding for designing, coding, testing and debugging applications in various programming languages.

Game Programming Certificate

Diploma, 1 year

The Game Programming Certificate provides students with an opportunity to learn how to create interactive computer games, including web-based ones. It targets students who want to acquire skills needed for game design and programming…

Internet Programming Certificate

Diploma, 1 year

The Internet Programming Certificate concentrates on the methodological and technical aspects of software design and programming. The students will acquire expertise in software design, coding and testing in addition to essential knowledge of development methodology.

.NET Programming Certificate

Diploma, 1 year

The .NET Programming Certificate provides students with an opportunity to learn .NET application development. It targets students who want to acquire skills needed for .NET programming, web programming, and web site development…

Object-Oriented Programming Certificate

Diploma, 1 year

The ObjectOriented Programming Certificate provides students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals and more advanced topics of objectoriented design and programming…

Web Graphic Design and Programming and E-Commerce Certificate

Diploma, 1 year

This program is a broadbased introduction to designing and scripting small business marketing and commercial websites. Students learn the basic principles behind effective design and web programming, including uploading content to the Internet and the basics of ecommerce.

Location: East Grand Forks

Phone Number: 218-793-2800

Program Requirements: Official high school transcript or GED.

Tuition Cost: Varies by specialty, online/in-person, etc. Learn more.

Cisco Networking

Diploma, 1 year

This program prepares students to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and also the CompTIA Network+ certification. The course work includes Cisco semesters 1 – 4. Skill development covers LAN/WAN networking technology and concepts…

Computer & Network Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Computer & Network Technology Associates degree offers students both theory and hands-on training in computer equipment servicing and networking. Computer skills development covers the hardware and software systems of current computer technology…

IT Cybersecurity

Associate of Science, 2 years

The program offers students both theory and hands-on training in computer equipment servicing, networking and Cybersecurity. Computer skills development covers the hardware and software systems of current computer technology…

Location: Pine City

Phone Number: 320-629-5100

Program Requirements: Learn more about the program’s specific requirements.

Tuition Cost: Total Tuition and Fees: $20,322

Computer Programming

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

Through this degree and the emphasis in Mobile App Development and Web Programming, you can attain the skills that are essential to addressing the needs of the modern business world. All three program options are taught in modern facilities, with a focus on hands-on learning…

Cyber-Security

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

As a cyber security student, you will gain skills and knowledge in: open source applications, Linux operating systems, Microsoft technologies, wireless technologies, web application technologies, network implementation…

Network Administration

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

The Network Administration degree program at Pine Technical & Community College prepares graduates to administer and manage complex local area networks (LANs) as well as wide area networks (WANs) in multiple environments.

Computer Programming

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

Through this degree and the emphasis in Mobile App Development and Web Programming, you can attain the skills that are essential to addressing the needs of the modern business world. All three program options are taught in modern facilities, with a focus on hands-on learning…

Computer Programming

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

Through this degree and the emphasis in Mobile App Development and Web Programming, you can attain the skills that are essential to addressing the needs of the modern business world. All three program options are taught in modern facilities, with a focus on hands-on learning…

Cyber-Security

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

As a cyber security student, you will gain skills and knowledge in: open source applications, Linux operating systems, Microsoft technologies, wireless technologies, web application technologies, network implementation…

Network Administration

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

The Network Administration degree program at Pine Technical & Community College prepares graduates to administer and manage complex local area networks (LANs) as well as wide area networks (WANs) in multiple environments.

Cyber-Security

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

As a cyber security student, you will gain skills and knowledge in: open source applications, Linux operating systems, Microsoft technologies, wireless technologies, web application technologies, network implementation…

Network Administration

Associate of Applied Science, 2 years

The Network Administration degree program at Pine Technical & Community College prepares graduates to administer and manage complex local area networks (LANs) as well as wide area networks (WANs) in multiple environments.

Location: Willmar

Phone Number: 320-222-5200

Program Requirements: High school students interested in participating in the Postsecondary Enrollment Option program, please refer to PSEO Admission Policy. Basic requirement high school diploma or (GED).

Tuition Cost: Learn more about the breakdown of fees.

Computer Support Technician

Associate of Science, 2 years

Get your hands on computer brains, guts and lifelines as you learn installation, management, and troubleshooting for all kinds of businesses… This allows students to learn virtualized resource management in the cloud and to work on different operating systems.

Cyber Security Specialist

Associate of Science, 2 years

Ridgewater’s Computer Systems Technology department was a natural for recently expanding into cyber security training. Ridgewater has some of the most advanced, state-of-the-art equipment and computer facilities…

Network Systems Administrator

Associate of Science, 2 years

Network Systems Administration students learn to keep a company or organization computer network current and dependable. Job demand is great for students of all ages who choose Ridgewater College to launch a rewarding, high-pay network career…

Location: Albert Lea

Phone Number: 507-379-3300

Program Requirements: Learn more about the specific program requirements.

Tuition Cost: Learn more about tuition and estimate your cost.

Computer Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

The first year of this degree exposes you to a variety of computer careers. In the second year, you will specialize by choosing one or more certificates.

Cyber Security

Associate of Science, 2 years

You can count on individual attention from our highly-qualified instructors. Your courses will focus on the development of technical competency in the configuration and maintenance of security hardware and software at the desktop, server and network layers.

Fundamentals of Network Security

Diploma, 1 year

This one-year Riverland program will teach you to design and implement security solutions that can reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability. Your classes will be a combination of hands-on experience, instructor led training and e-learning…

Location: Rochester

Phone Number: 507-285-7210

Program Requirements: Rochester Community and Technical College is an open door institution, which means all applicants who have earned a high school diploma or GED shall be admitted.

Tuition Cost: Cost per credit: In-State — $193.90, Out-State — $193.90

Web Design

Associate of Science, 2 years

There are many opportunities in Web Design careers such as designing the look-and-feel of websites, developing websites, creating web content for mobile devices, conducting usability and accessibility studies of websites…

Computer Information Systems

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Computer Information Systems AS offers students a powerful Computer Science option with an emphasis in Accounting and Economics…

Computer Science Transfer Pathway

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Computer Science Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Computer Science bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities…

Location: Winona

Phone Number: 800-635-5987

Program Requirements: Official high school transcript. Official test scores (ACT/SAT) or Classic Learning tests are accepted. An essay or brief personal statement

Tuition Cost: $37,650

Cybersecurity

B.A., Masters, 4 years, 2 years

Cybersecurity specialists work to keep computer information systems secure. Some of the top cybersecurity positions include: security analyst, security architect, security software developer, security engineer, information security officer, and penetration tester.

Data Analytics

B.A., 4 years

Students study data analysis, business forecasting, modeling, operations management, market analysis, and project management techniques, along with programming and information technology skills.

Information Technology

Masters, 2 years

You’ll finish your degree studying technology systems, cloud technology, security, and communication, as well as critical thinking, leadership and ethics.

Location: St. Paul

Phone Number: 651-846-1600

Program Requirements: Reading: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in READ 0722 Writing: Score of 250+ on Reading Comprehension or grade of “C” or better in ENGL 0922 Quant. Reasoning, Algebra & Stats: Score of 270+ or Adv. Algebra & Functions: Score of 250+ or grade of “C” or better in MATH 0920 Assessment Results and Prerequisites

Tuition Cost: Learn more about the breakdown of fees.

Computer Graphics and Visualization

Associate of Science, 2 years

The programs in the Digital Graphics and Interactive Multimedia department at Saint Paul College prepare students for jobs in the exciting computer graphics and animation field…

Web Design

Diploma, 1 year

The Web Design Certificate program is intended to give students the skills needed to work as a web designer. The classes required for this certificate will provide students the opportunity to learn about the software packages that are used to develop the visual look and feel of a website…

Web Based 2D Game Development

Diploma, 1 year

The 24-credit Web Based 2D Game Development Certificate program explores video game creation. The certificate is ideal for students who want to acquire skills needed for game design and programming.

Java Programming

Diploma, 1 year

The 24-credit Java Programming Certificate program explores the Java programming language and computing platform. The certificate program includes a foundation course in computer science, a web fundamentals course, and an in-depth study of databases…

Software Engineering

B.S., 4 years

The software engineering program combines the theory behind good software engineering practices along with applied projects throughout the IEEE standardized curriculum…

Computer Network Engineering

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Network Administration Certificate is designed for individuals who already have acquired at least a minimum level of technical computer skills, either through previous education, training, and/or experience. It is designed to enhance one’s current computer knowledge and skills.

Computer Programming

Associate of Science, 2 years

The programming/coding language(s) used depends on the nature of the problem and the languages available to the programmer at his/her installation. Programmers/Coders need above average communications and math skills…

Computer Science Transfer Pathway

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Computer Science Transfer Pathway Associate of Science (AS) Degree is designed to provide students with opportunities for immediate employment or for transfer to four-year institutions with whom we have credit transfer agreements.

CyberSecurity

Associate of Science, 2 years

CyberSecurity is a field that prepares individuals for careers in information assurance. Topics of study within the CyberSecurity programs will include instruction in information assurance, computer architecture, programming, and systems analysis; networking; cryptography…

Data Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

Data Science uses the techniques and theories from many different fields of study including mathematics, statistics, computer science, and information theory. Data scientists sort through great amounts of unstructured data such as emails…

Web Development

Diploma, 1 years

The 24-credit Web Development Certificate program providing a foundation in current web technologies. It features a two course sequence in client side programming including AJAX, and also coverage of at least two current server side technologies…

Location: North Mankato

Phone Number: 507-537-6286

Program Requirements: Required Technical Courses (6 Courses), Technical Electives (5 Courses), Required Capstone (2 Credits), Required Arts and Sciences (3 Courses), Choose an additional 4 credits from MNTC Goal Areas 2,3,5,6,7,8,9 or 10

Tuition Cost: Tuition and Fees Cost Per Credit, Total: $187.87, Online Courses: $219.87

Information Systems

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program is designed to prepare the learner for a career as a computer programmer, programmer/analyst, database programmer, database administrator, technical writer, technical support specialist, help desk specialist…

Networking Service

Associate of Science, 2 years

This program prepares the learner with the core skills necessary for a technical support position with a focus on networking services. Training is emphasized in the areas of installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting personal computers, computer networks, and peripheral devices…

Information Systems

Diploma, 1 year

This program is designed to prepare the learner for a career as a computer programmer, programmer/analyst, database programmer, database administrator, technical writer, technical support specialist, help desk specialist, web designer, web developer…

Networking Service

Diploma, 1 year

This program prepares the learner with the core skills necessary for a technical support position with a focus on networking services. Training is emphasized in the areas of installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting personal computers, computer networks…

Cloud Computing and Virtualization

Diploma, 1 year

This certificate provides a complete introduction to Cloud Computing, virtualization, legacy hardware and software considerations and approaches to transitioning information technology from legacy systems to a shared managed service model…

Web Programmer

Diploma, 1 year

This program is designed for the individual looking to expand their knowledge of web programming and applications. Learners will focus on skills and software that allow for the behind-the-scenes functions of a website…

Location: Marshall

Phone Number: 507-537-6286

Program Requirements: Rank in the upper half of graduating class or Score a composite of 21 or above on the ACT or 990 on the SAT

Tuition Cost: Undergraduate Total: $21,818, Graduate Total: $20,850

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

The Computer Science Program offers a bachelor of science degree and a minor in computer science. The major is designed to meet two goals: first, to prepare the student to enter the job market upon graduation, and secondly to provide a solid background in computer science…

Location: St. Paul

Phone Number: 651-690-6000

Program Requirements: Rochester Community and Technical College is an open door institution, which means all applicants who have earned a high school diploma or GED shall be admitted.

Tuition Cost: Cost per credit: In-State — $193.90, Out-State — $193.90

Data Science

B.S., 4 years

As a data science major, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire a broad background in theoretical mathematics, applied statistics, and computer science in an environment that deeply values personal interaction and collaborative research.

Location: St. Cloud

Phone Number: (320) 308-0121

Program Requirements: Secondary school grade reports, international university transcripts (if applicable), U. S. transcripts (if applicable), proof of English proficiency, provide financial documentation

Tuition Cost: Total – $9,568   

Computer Engineering

Associate of Science, 2 years

Students who major in computer engineering will work to create faster, more useful and more efficient computer systems and instruments for use in a global environment… develop the engineering and research skills in top demand by high-technology… industries…

Computer Science

Associate of Science, 2 years

Students who major in computer science will find themselves with the skills that drive advances in tomorrow’s business, industry and homes. You’ll be taught by a diverse faculty whose global research and reputations mean you’ll focus on the latest computer science advancements…

Cybersecurity

Associate of Science, 2 years

Students who major in cybersecurity will work on issues with global impact in a field that is evolving almost daily. You’ll learn to assess the security needs of a computer and network system, recommend safeguards and manage the implementation and maintenance of security devices…

Location: St. Cloud

Phone Number: 320-308-5089

Program Requirements: Official copy of high school transcripts if you have graduated in the last five years. If you graduated high school more than five years ago, you do not need to provide your high school transcripts

Tuition Cost: Varies on program, online/in-person, etc. Learn more.

Computer Programming

Associate of Science, 2 years

A degree in Computer Programming from SCTCC gives graduates flexibility to work almost anywhere. From desktop computers to mobile devices, students will gain a variety of skills from setting program requirements, testing and debugging, to ensuring…

Information Technology

Associate of Science, 2 years

IT Support will train the student for employment providing service to computer users, including hardware and software installation and technical assistance…

Location: Northfield

Phone Number: 507-786-2222

Program Requirements: Various requirements. Learn more.

Tuition Cost: Overall Tuition: $62,880

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

St. Olaf’s Computer Science (CS) curriculum offers a breadth-first introduction to CS and develops the analytical thinking skills needed for later courses. Starting with the first course, the program emphasizes…

University of Minnesota  (Twin Cities, Duluth, Morris, Crookston)

Location & Phone Number: Minneapolis/St.Paul, 612-625-2008

Morris, 888-866-3382

Duluth, 218-726-7106

Crookston, 218-281-6510

Program Requirements & Cost: Learn more on each location’s admissions page

Computer Science (TC)

B.A., 4 years

Computer science concerns the study of the hardware, software, and theoretical aspects of high-speed computing devices and the application of these devices to a broad spectrum of scientific, technological, and business problems…

Computer Science (TC)

M.S.C., 2 years

The M.S. program in the Computer Science and Engineering (CS&E) department has three tracks a student may choose to pursue: Plan A, a thesis based degree, Plan B project-based degree and Plan C a coursework only M.S. Degree…

Computer Science (TC)

Doctorate, 4 years

The Ph.D. in Computer Science is a research degree which culminates in a unique dissertation that demonstrates original and creative research. The Ph.D. program is intended to be completed by students who are physically on campus, and not an online program.

Computer Science (Morris)

B.A., 4 years

The University of Minnesota, Morris computer science program combines a strong theoretical basis with extensive hands-on experience to develop long-term concepts and skills—preparing Morris graduates for the ever-changing computer science field.

Computer Science (Duluth)

Masters of Science, 4 years

IT Support will train the student 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…

Software Engineering (Crookston)

B.A., 4 years

The software engineering program combines the theory behind good software engineering practices along with applied projects throughout the IEEE standardized curriculum…

Location: St. Paul

Phone Number: 651-631-5111

Program Requirements: Learn more about the requirements and recommendations.

Tuition Cost: Per semester: $21,600, Annual Cost: $43,200

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

Low level technical skills in programming and application development, medium level applied mathematical skills for computations and simulations, high level design and analysis skills, and application with databases…

Location: St. Paul

Phone Number: 651-962-5000

Program Requirements: Complete the University of St. Thomas Core Curriculum requirements and Computer Engineering major requirements and allied requirements

Tuition Cost: Learn more about the breakdown of fees.

Computer Engineering

B.S., 4 years

Hands-on, experiential learning in small groups facilitated by faculty with real-word experience. You will apply your curiosity and creativity to enhance your understanding of topics in computing systems, digital artificial…

Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

Skills needed to transform computers into highly applicable tools in a variety of careers by learning skills from faculty with expertise in artificial intelligence, computer security, robotics and so much more..

Data Analytics

B.S., 4 years

Choose an area of expertise while developing the statistical and computational skills and knowledge you will need to ask meaningful data-centered questions about your particular area of interest at the same time.

Location: Winona

Phone Number: 507-457-5100

Program Requirements: 3.00 GPA or higher without an ACT/SAT or top 50% of class rank or 2.75 GPA or higher with an ACT/SAT of 21 or higher

Tuition Cost: In-State Tuition: $18,994, Out-of-State Tuition: $25,174   

Applied Computer Science

B.S., 4 years

44 S.H. (no minor required), 2.5 GPA required., C grade or better required in major courses. Students are allowed to attempt CS courses at most 3x (including withdrawals).

Computer Science (CSRC)

B.S., 4 years

This course is an undergraduate research seminar designed for upper-level computer science students. Students choose, with the help of faculty, an undergraduate research thesis topic. Computer science research methods are introduced…

Bioinformatics (BINF)

Associate of Science, 2 years

The bioinformatics minor is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the concepts and topics in bioinformatics. Students will gain knowledge and skills to use computational tools and computing technology to model, analyze, store…

Computer Technology (COMT)

Associate of Science, 2 years

The Computer Technology minor is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of computer technology. Students will gain both the skills and confidence necessary to use computer technology appropriately and effectively for problems in their disciplines…

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