Information Technology Infrastructure Minor

Information Technology Infrastructure Minor student
  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Credits: 22-23
  • Tuition$502.25/credit (resident); nonresident tuition varies | Fees
  • Courses: Taught by expert faculty

The IT Infrastructure minor will provide an industry-identified set of competencies and business skills essential for a career in information technology infrastructure.

Students can select from six different track options (sub-plans) or design their own curriculum with program assistance.

Admission

The ITI minor is available to any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota.

Prerequisites

Admission prerequisites for all the ITI minor sub-plans:

  • 45 earned credits
  • CSci 2011 Discrete Structures of Computer Science (4 cr)

Courses and Tracks

The courses you'll take in the IT Infrastructure minor are organized by tracks consisting of 18-19 credits. Each track includes the same two required courses, plus three specialized courses. A self-designed minor is also offered, consisting of the two required courses plus three INet electives. Your adviser can help you determine the option that best fits your career goals.

Required Courses (for all tracks)

  • INET 4001 Intro to Operating Systems (4 cr, fall)
  • INET 4002 Foundations of Networking (3 cr, spring and fall)

For course descriptions, visit the University Catalog.
For course details (date, time, instructor, etc.), visit the Class Search.

Data Science

Learn to use massive amounts of data to ask questions, find patterns and anomalies, and further the research and development of industries outside of IT, such as health care and biological sciences. 

  • INET 4707 Intro to Databases (4 cr, fall)
  • INET 4061 Data Science I: Fundamentals (3 cr, spring)
  • INET 4710 Data Science II: Big Data Analytics (4 cr, spring)

Data Management

This track features hands-on experience with data, starting in relational databases, migrating to NoSQL (big data) concepts, and culminating with building infrastructure to support data management.

  • INET 4707 Intro to Databases (4 cr, fall)
  • INET 4709 Data Management I: Fundamentals (3 cr, spring)
  • INET 4711 Data Management II: Distributed Systems (4 cr, fall)

Systems

Stepping from the fundamentals of bare-metal computing to cloud, virtualization, and software-defined networking requires a unique focus. 

  • INET 4031 Intro to Systems (4 cr, spring)
  • INET 4032 Systems I: Storage (4 cr, fall)
  • INET 4083 Systems II: Analysis and Design (3 cr, spring)

Security

The Security track provides foundational knowledge in not just "keeping people out," but also the how and why of security breaches. This specialty examines the tools and mechanisms to track who did what and covers the exponentially growing challenges of cloud security. 

  • INET 4153 Intro to Security: Policy and Regulation (4 cr, fall)
  • INET 4165 Security I: Principles (3 cr, spring)
  • INET 4007 Security II: Cyber Security (4 cr, fall)

DevOps

This track covers the development of applications, as well as the role of code in the building, managing, and monitoring of infrastructure and operating systems and the packages required to run those applications.

  • INET 3101 C Programming: Language and Applications (2 cr, fall and spring)
  • INET 3102 Web Infrastructure (2 cr, fall)
  • INET 4021 DevOps I: Network Programming (4 cr, spring)
  • INET 4121 DevOps II: Development Strategies (4 cr, fall)

Networking

The Networking track develops foundational knowledge of how networks work—everything from theory to physical devices.

  • INET 3101 C Programming: Language and Applications (2 cr, fall and spring)
  • INET 3102 Web Infrastructure (2 cr, fall)
  • INET 4011 Networking I: Network Administration (4 cr, fall)
  • INET 4041 Networking II: Emerging Technologies (4 cr, spring)

Contact Information

612-624-4000 or 800-234-6564 | ccapsinfo@umn.edu

20 Ruttan Hall, 1994 Buford Ave, Saint Paul, MN 

In-Person Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.