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Associates of Arts concentration in Information Technology with Information Assurance and Security Certificate

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Hackers, viruses, power outages and more can threaten a company’s data. It’s the information security analyst’s job to neutralize these threats. Our Associates of Arts concentration in Information Technology with Information Assurance and Security Certificate* (AAIT/IAS) will help prepare you educationally to pursue this career path.

Study in a program that focuses on wireless networking, cryptography, Microsoft Windows® server configurations, CompTIA® Security+™, (ISC)2 Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®), Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA®) concepts and more. With our certificate option, courses on these concepts are taught earlier in your degree program, so you can demonstrate your knowledge of core job competencies to employers — before you graduate.

Speak with an Enrollment Representative to discover how choosing an en route certificate program from the College of Information Systems and Technology can help you map a faster route to a career in this field.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts emphasis in Information Technology with Information Systems Security Certificate.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
CompTIA is a registered trademark of Computing Technology Industry Association Inc.
Security+ is a trademark of CompTIA Properties LLC.
SSCP is a registered trademark of International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium Inc.
CWNA is a registered trademark of CWNP LLC.

What you'll learn

The Associate of Arts degree in Information Technology program provides the opportunity to specialize through the selection of College of Information Systems and Technology practical based academic certificates aligned to industry certifications in areas such as desktop support, network support, multimedia development, information security, database administration, web administration, programming and IT healthcare. Knowledge and skills in Information Technology professional competence and values, information utilization, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving are provided in the program.

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We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.

View the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology gainful employment disclosures.
View the Information Assurance and Security Certificate gainful employment disclosures.

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The College of Information Systems and Technology

We understand that technology has changed the way the world does business, the way people receive an education and even the way people communicate.

Industry-qualified faculty

At the College of Information Systems and Technology, we pride ourselves in our experienced faculty members, many of whom hold leadership positions in the IT sector.

Updated curricula

To ensure relevance and curricula that are at the forefront of the industry, our Faculty Advisory Council regularly reviews program content.