College of Information Systems and Technology

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology

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Next session begins JUNE 5.
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What you'll study

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology program helps aspiring IT professionals build a strong foundation of essential knowledge and skills. When you study a curriculum that’s reviewed by an industry advisory council of CTOs, VPs and IT Directors, you know the degree you’re earning makes an impact in today’s workplace.

Our curriculum exposes you to important topics for the IT professional, including analysis, design and the secure operation of computer networks.  You’ll gain an understanding of professional competence, learn key IT skills and prepare to continue your education or further build your skills through the work environment.

Study topics like the foundation of local area networks and improve your critical thinking and collaboration skills with curriculum that’s aligned to industry’s needs. With certificates in Cisco Networking, Desktop Support, Programming and Network Support, as well as elective options in Data Management, Cybersecurity Foundations and Network Defense and Ethical Hacking, you can customize your degree program to pursue a career in an IT field that interests you.

Explore this program and learn about objectives, courses and tuition in the information provided below.

Requirements and prerequisites

You'll need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits. View general requirements.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Career preparation

Enhance your career with skills that are designed to be in step with the needs of the IT industry.

Finish your degree faster

Transfer prior college credits or have relevant work experience evaluated for potential credit.

Aligned curriculum

Earn certificates on your way to graduation day with programs aligned to specific industry certificate exams.

One course at a time

Work toward your degree without putting your life on hold by taking one class at a time.

Experienced faculty

Learn from faculty that average 23 years of real-world experience in the field, including CEO’s and IT Directors.

Career resources

Get the guidance you deserve to make important decisions with our helpful career services.



What you'll learn
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Core courses

Our curriculum is designed to help you prepare for the competitive job market with relevant knowledge and in-demand skills. This program may include the following courses, please check with your Enrollment Representative for more details.

Customize your degree

Upon successful completion of one of our en route options, you will receive a certificate or associates as well as your degree without adding more cost or time.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

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Make an informed choice

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. For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:

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