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Choose an information technology degree to propel your career in the direction that you need.

An information technology degree can be worthwhile due to the rise in machine learning; the collection, storage and analysis of big data; a surge in cyber security threats; and the development of mobile technology. Employment of computer and information technology occupations are projected to continue growing. Choose our accredited university and take just one 5- or 6-week class at a time, and tailor your degree with different focus areas and electives that suit your individual needs.

Students can benefit from both on-campus and online information technology degree programs. The curricula is reviewed by an industry advisory council which includes chief technology officers, vice presidents and IT directors ensuring that the curriculum you’re learning is relevant in the workplace.  Bachelor’s and associate IT degree programs are available in many concentrations and specialties.

Benefit from earning your IT degree online which allows you to study and learn in a comfortable environment and avoid lengthy commutes. Earning your degree online offers you the capacity to further your education while continuing to work in your current job without scheduling conflicts.

 

 

We offer a number of on-campus and online IT degree programs:

 

ASSOCIATES DEGREES


 

Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Information Technology:

You’ll learn the basics of desktop database design and development, security, algorithms, and website design and editing in this IT degree program.  This online information technology degree will help you develop the following skills:

  • Computer network analysis
  • Computer network design
  • Security

 

 


 

Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Information Technology with Desktop Support Certificate:

This online IT degree offering teaches you how to manage information systems components and security, support personal computer applications and manage computer hardware. You’ll learn how to:

  • Manage information systems components and security
  • Support personal computer (PC) applications
  • Manage computer hardware
  • Monitor and optimize PC performance
  • Maintain PC printer support
  • Troubleshoot Internet access 

 

 


 

Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Information Technology with a Network Support Certificate:

You’ll manage information systems components and security and how to support network applications in this on-campus information technology degree program. Learn the proper ways to install, configure and support local and wide area networks with this IT degree program that’s offered online. You’ll learn:

  • Network monitoring
  • Website performance testing
  • Network environment management
  • Network security measures

 

 

BACHELOR'S DEGREES


 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology:

This on-campus and online IT degree program can help you cultivate a wide range of technical and organizational skills while giving you an understanding of core business concepts. You’ll focus on the design of technological information systems, including computing systems, as solutions to business and research data and communications support needs. You’ll learn:

  • Computer hardware and software components and principles
  • Algorithms
  • Databases
  • Telecommunications
  • User tactics
  • Application testing
  • Human interface design

 


 

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with Associate of Arts Concentration in Information Technology:

Earn credentials that can help you pursue opportunities in the IT field while you complete your online information technology degree. This program gives you the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree, add it to your résumé, and work in the IT field while completing your bachelor’s degree. You’ll learn:

  • Computer hardware and software components and principles
  • Algorithms
  • Databases
  • Telecommunications
  • User tactics
  • Application testing
  • Human interface design

 

MASTER'S DEGREES


 

Master of Information Systems:

Hone your leadership skills while learning to design and manage the function and design of business systems in this on-campus and online IT degree program. The curricula focuses on full spectrum of advanced information technology concepts, including project management, strategic planning and marketing. Those who graduate with a Master in Information Systems often pursue careers as computer and information systems managers or computer programmers. You’ll learn:

  • Computers and electronics
  • Customer needs
  • Strategic planning
  • Resource allocation
  • Human resources modeling
  • Production 

 

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DOCTORATE DEGREES


 

Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership/Information Systems and Technology:

Learn how to use business management and leadership skills to lead your organization's technology strategy in this online doctoral program. You’ll learn through challenging inter-disciplinary coursework and craft an original dissertation. Students who graduate from this program often pursue director-level careers running technology departments and creating long-term technological strategies for their organization. You’ll learn:

  • Critical thinking
  • Leadership skills
  • Long-term forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Budgeting

 

 

Why Phoenix?

The College of Information Systems and Technology offers relevant, experiential curriculum that coincides with industry trends in cyber security, websites, mobile and software development and cloud technology. Information technology degree classes average fewer than 14 students and are taught by instructors with more than 20 years’ professional experience — with more than 70 percent of instructors having worked for a Fortune 1000 company or subsidiary.

 

One course at a time
When earning your degree, you’ll get to take just one 5- or 6-week course at a time
Industry alignment
Many of our programs are aligned with the material on industry exams from companies such as Adobe, Cisco and Microsoft.
Accreditation
University of Phoenix has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor since 1978.

If you have questions about enrollment or about earning your IT degree, please fill out the request for information form and we’ll connect you with an enrollment representative. You’ll have the option to take any class risk-free for three weeks.

Prepare yourself to pursue opportunities in a growing industry. Earn your IT degree online or on campus.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings and completion rates of students who attended this program, visit www.phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.html.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.