The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence Empowers Minnesota State Educators through Collaboration, Innovation, and Resource Development.

I ncreasing IT Knowledge and Skills, Developing Learning Resources, & Engaging Industry Connections

The Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence offers a wide range of opportunities to assist current and future Minnesota State I.T. faculty to increase their personal skills and abilities through training and partnerships. We also assist in building learning resources through course development and faculty initiative funding; while engaging industry partners.

New Directions in IT Education Conference


New Directions in IT Education

Faculty & Industry Conference



IT Connect Community

Collaboration Platform

IT Connect Community  

Resource Development

SAS Training

Free, hands-on data analytics workshop

SAS University Training  


CLC Students Present SOS app for Veterans at White House

Central Lakes College students represent Minnesota emerging tech community at the fourth annual Community College Innovation Challenge, sponsored by The National Science Foundation and the American Association of Community Colleges held at the White House.

Expanding the (Data) Universe

We hear it in high-stakes and high-value data discussions: data is the new gold; data is everywhere; we are overwhelmed by data; we are drowning in data; we need a data strategy; data-this; data-that…

10 Sponsored Work Initiatives Under Consideration for Funding

Through the collaborative efforts of faculty and industry leaders, ten sponsored work initiatives ranging from Agile Course Module Creation to Data Research Colloquiums were developed. Funding award announcements for these projects will be made June 4th.

2018 New Directions in IT (NDiIT) Education Faculty Conference Highlights

Nearly 60 faculty and 20 industry leaders came together to share, learn, and create collaborative opportunities at the 2018 New Directions in IT Education Faculty Conference.

Are Your College Students Career Ready?

We are looking for 8-10 I.T. college faculty to join our MNSITCOE Career Readiness Cohort and help develop contextual information technology learning strategies and assessments for each of the 8 career readiness competencies.

FREE Faculty Conference – 2018 New Directions in IT, May 16-18th

Every spring the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence brings together industry professionals, Minnesota State faculty members, and academic leaders for a FREE two and a half day conference that includes hotel, meals and conference sessions to explore emerging employer needs, identify specific implications for student learning outcomes, and develop replicable roadmaps for department and institutional implementation. This years hot and in demand IT topics include Cybersecurity, Data Science/A...

Career Spotlight: Will 2018 be the Revolutionary Year for Internet of Things?

Many organizations in Minnesota and across the nation are incorporating Internet of Things  (IoT) technologies into their products, processes and business models. Gartner IoT predicts that there will be nearly 20 billion devices connected to the IoT by 2020 and that IoT product and service suppliers will amount to a business of $300 billion in revenue with retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain and transportation leading the way. In this month’s  IT Connect Career Spo...

IT Career Spotlight: Web Development Careers

What does a Web Developer do?   Web Developers perform an array of tasks each day,  so if you’re allergic to monotony,  thrive on creativity, understand languages like C++ and find technical problem solving as easy as pi, web development is the calling for you!