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  


2018 Cyber & Data Curriculum Development Project Update

There are plenty of opportunities for you to be part of this incredible project! As we move into the 2019 Calendar year, we will be seeking for your assistance in creating over 50 Cybersecurity and Data Science/Analytics curriculum modules.

Applying Emerging Big Data, Analytics, Infrastructure Curriculum to the Classroom

As many of you remember, at New Directions in IT Education Faculty (NDiIT) Conference in May 2018 we had a full half day dedicated to data. Our Keynote Speaker, James Harroun, SAS, gave a fascinating view into data visualization and exploration which was followed by a panel discussion with experts from Willis Towers Watson and  One 10 Marketing and Brick, Inc  joining in the conversation. The Data Analytics and Science panel discussion concluded Keynote Speaker, Joseph Indelicato, of S...

Making the most Out of the New Academic Year Event Calendar as a MN State Faculty Member

As the Information Technology Center of Excellence we offer a wide range of opportunities to assist MN State I.T. faculty increase industry knowledge, collaborate and partner with local businesses.

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.