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Information Technology Infrastructure

Information Technology Infrastructure

IT Training at the University Level

Let’s talk goals. Let’s talk salary. Let’s talk opportunity. Employment of computer and IT occupations is expected to add about 546,200 new jobs from 2018−2028, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, big data, and information security (Bureau of Labor Statistics). There’s never been a better time to invest in your IT career path through information technology universities, like the U of M.

How the ITI Degree Can Help

Enter the Information Technology Infrastructure (ITI) undergraduate degree program. This degree is less about theory and more about applied education that you can use in the real world. Through the curriculum, students learn how to work in multidisciplinary teams, build solid business acumen, and strengthen “soft” skills like communicating and problem solving.

There are six tracks to choose from in the ITI major:

  • Data Science
  • Data Management
  • Systems
  • Security
  • DevOps
  • Networking

The ITI program is also available as a minor or certificate.

Take the Next Step

Willie Wong


Contact our Education Advisor, Willie Wong, to learn more.

You can also call him at: 612-625-2529

Career Outlook

  • $110KAnnual mean salary of computer network architects
  • $97KAnnual mean salary of information security analysts
  • $91KAnnual mean salary of database administrators

Source: US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018 Minnesota data)


The core courses in the ITI major include: 

  • Intro to Operating Systems (4 credits)
  • Foundations of Networking (3 credits)
  • Intro to Systems (4 credits)
  • IT Infrastructure Operations (3 credits)
  • IT Infrastructure Projects and Processes (3 credits)
  • Intro to Security: Policy and Regulation (4 credits)
  • Intro to Databases (4 credits) or Practice of Database Systems (3 credits)

Students also select four additional courses specific to a chosen track, or area of expertise, within the ITI major. Tracks include Data Science, Data Management, Systems, Security, DevOps, and Networking. Students may also design their own course of study, working with their advisor to achieve their career goals.

View additional courses and available tracks on the website.


Fall Semester Application Deadline | August 1
Spring Semester Application Deadline | December 1

The IT Infrastructure degree accepts applications from students with some college credits. You may apply at either Premajor (30+ transferable credits amassed) or Major (45+ transferable credits amassed) status.


The ITI program offers certificates for those who wish to gain expertise in specific areas of IT focus. Students learn best practices, initiatives, and operations from a business perspective. The certificate curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and application as well as theory, allowing you to apply what you've learned right away.

Each of the six tracks consists of a core course and is completed with two technical electives. If you don't choose a track, you can design your own course of study. 

  • Data Science
  • Data Management
  • Systems
  • Security
  • Development and Operations (DevOps)
  • Networking

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