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Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology

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IT jobs are here to stay. Technology is an essential part of how government agencies and businesses of all sizes operate, and how individuals run their lives. So it’s no surprise that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs in this field will grow an average of 47 percent by 2020.

The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology degree program helps aspiring IT professionals establish foundational knowledge to be built upon through work environments or further education. You’ll be exposed to analysis, design and the secure operation of computer networks. Through progressive coursework, you’ll also learn critical-thinking and collaboration skills — which are important to nearly any working environment. 

An Enrollment Representative can answer your questions about how this degree program can help shape your future as an IT professional.

Reference: Csorny, L. (2013, April 9), Careers in the growing field of information technology services, “Beyond the Numbers: Employment & Unemployment,” 2(9), U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

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.

How to customize your degree

Our certificate option gives you the opportunity to build career skills early in your degree program, so you can leverage those new competencies in the workplace — even before you graduate. Best of all, choosing an en route certificate or degree won’t add more cost or time. For more information, select an option below.

En route certificates:

(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)

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.

View the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology gainful employment disclosures (CA).
View the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology gainful employment disclosures (MA).

How to afford your degree

Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.

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How to get started

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Next steps

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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.