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Associate's degree

Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate

2 years

Approximate Program Length

60

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

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Register by: Aug 25, 2021

Gain a solid foundation in cybersecurity, encryption and network backup strategies with courses designed to prepare you to sit for certifications from CompTIA and EC-Council. Our Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate can help you prepare for your IT career with courses in three key areas: information systems fundamentals, information security, and networking.

  • Understand the basics of systems security, including access controls, networking and malicious code activity

  • Use security and encryption methods

  • Manage and assess risks

  • Develop a Windows® server configuration

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

8

Courses per year

Schedule

Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Specific disciplinary knowledge
  • Clear and critical reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Effective access and use of information
  • Working effectively in diverse groups and teams
  • Explaining and applying information security concepts
  • Describing and explaining fundamentals of networking

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate?

An AA/Information Technology can prepare you to be an: 

  • Information security analyst
  • Information security specialist

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

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Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

28

Average years of industry experience

27.2 %

Faculty with Fortune 100 company experience

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

We don’t know what the field is going to look like three years from now. We just know the threats are growing exponentially. We have to prepare the workforce to be prepared to take on those threats.”

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

Faculty, College of Business & IT

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