Computers have changed the way our world works. Businesses across all industries need qualified workers to design, install, monitor, and protect complex data systems to gather, process, and apply critical information.

A computer-related degree, diploma, or certificate from Lake Superior College is your ticket to an interesting and well-paying job in the dynamic field of information technology. We offer computer career programs in programming, computer support and networking, and web design.


  • Business and Technology Associate in Science Degree

    This 60-credit program prepares students for study in information technology. This degree is intended as a transfer degree to prepare students for continued studies at a baccalaureate institution.

    Choose your Degree Option: A.S.

  • CISCO Network Associate^

    This 14-credit certificate program prepares students for the exam needed to obtain their CCNA certification. CCNA certified professionals can install, configure, and operate LAN, WAN, and dial access services for small networks (100 nodes or fewer), including but not limited to the use of these protocols: Ethernet, IP, RIPv2, EIGRP, OSPF, Frame Relay, VLANs, STP, Port Aggregation, Port Security and ACL’s.

    Choose your Degree Option: CERT

  • Computer and Web Programming

    This program is offered on-campus and online. Options include a 72-credit Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, a 58-credit diploma or a 30-credit certificate program, depending on the level of skill you would like to accomplish. All programs build the skills necessary to develop and maintain effective web sites, Windows and mobile applications.

    Choose your Degree Option: CERT A.A.S. DIP

  • Computer Technology

    This program augments the specified technical CIS certificate programs with MTC general education courses.

    Choose your Degree Option: A.S.

  • Information Technology Specialist – Network Administration^

    This program is offered on-campus or online. Most courses prepare students for CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft Certifications. A 30- credit certificate, a 59-credit diploma and a 72-credit Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program give students the flexibility they need. Students are prepared to provide technical support for computer networks in business environments. Students are taught server and network administration, hardware support skills, and security essentials.

    Choose your Degree Option: CERT A.A.S. DIP

  • Microsoft Server Administration (MCITP)^

    This 12-credit certificate program teaches students how to administer Microsoft Windows servers and prepares students for the latest Microsoft Windows Server certificates.

    Choose your Degree Option: CERT

  • PC Support Technician

    This 15-credit certificate program teaches students how to support hardware and operating systems for desktop and laptop computers and printers.

    Choose your Degree Option: CERT

Career Outlook

  • Job growth for web developers should continue to be strong. Many businesses will improve the appearance and functionality of their websites to attract more customers.**
  • Major employers include healthcare providers, computer support companies, education, and small businesses.
  • Employment of computer support specialists is expected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020. More support services will be needed as organizations upgrade their computer equipment and software.*
  • Statewide median wages and projected growth for computer systems administrators are both well above average.**

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  • ^ These classes can be taken entirely online
  • *Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 edition.
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  • CERT – Certification
  • DIP – Diploma
  • A.S. – Associates of Science
  • A.A.S. – Associate’s of Applied Science