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Associate degrees in information technology

Learn the essentials for a growing IT industry

Tech touches nearly every type of business. An associate degree in information technology can help you prepare to enter the dynamic field. Develop computer science troubleshooting and technical support skills to build your foundational knowledge in IT.

The best part? Some programs align with industry certification exams being offered by leading organizations, such as the International Council of E-commerce Consultants (EC-Council). So, you’re always learning up-to-date skills that are used in the industry daily. And with all our courses being 100% online and only 5 weeks long, you’ll have the flexibility to build the IT skills you're looking for, on your terms.

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Find the IT associate degree for you

12

The number of times a year you can start your degree based on your schedule.

60-63

credits

The number of credits required to complete an associate degree in information technology with UOPX.

2

years

The program length for an associate degree in information technology with UOPX is two years.

Topics covered by the core associate degree in information technology courses

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN CYBERSECURITY

  • Network Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Security Policies

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems Security

Outlook for workers with an associate degree in information technology

BLS CATEGORY: Information security analysts

JOB GROWTH: 35%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for information security analyst occupations is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Information Systems Security Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist

BLS CATEGORY: Computer systems analysts

JOB GROWTH: 9%

Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth for computer systems analyst occupations is projected to be faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

JOB TITLES:

  • Systems Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst (IT Analyst)

Online associate degree in information technology course requirements

Associate of Science in Cybersecurity

You’ll take 7 core courses with program-specific knowledge in information technology to help you gain the confidence and skills needed to thrive in cybersecurity. These core courses include topics like: computer network defense, object-oriented scripting language, sniffing and network analysis, ethical hacking and more. 

Associate of Arts in Information Technology

You’ll take 6 core courses with program-specific knowledge in information technology to help you gain the computer science confidence and skills needed to thrive in this competitive field. These core courses include topics like: computer programming, information systems, data analytics, security, networking and more.

Tuition and financial aid

Affordable, locked-in tuition

UNDERGRAD: $398 Tuition cost per credit

Cost per credit applies to all our associate degrees.

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Ways to pay — and save. Explore your options.

From grants and scholarships to transfer credits and federal financial aid, there are a variety of ways to pay for school and save on tuition for your IT degree.

Financial Aid

Federal Financial Aid is money from the U.S. Department of Education to help you pay for your college tuition and expenses.

Scholarships

Starting with your first course, every new qualifying student will be awarded one of our scholarships.

Military or Veteran Benefits

See if you qualify to use veterans’ education benefits or tuition assistance to help pay for school.

Transfer Credits

Your prior eligible credits can cover a portion of your associate IT degree to help you graduate sooner.

Employer Tuition Discounts

Check if your employer provides tuition assistance, benefits, or reimbursement programs toward your degree.

Credit for Prior Learning

Explore savings opportunities to earn college credit for skills you’ve gained through work and life experiences.

Student experience

Monica F.

“As I embarked into this program, I was wanting to better myself. I wanted to be seen as an educated and versatile employee. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it and keep pushing forward – never give up.”

—Monica F.
AAIT

Over 1 million alumni have earned their degrees while balancing work, school and life. So can you. 

Manage Time with Flexible Courses

Use Robust Student Resources

How to apply associate degree in information technology

Once you’ve selected your degree program, choose your start date from our calendar, apply for free and register before the deadline (usually one week before the program starts). Then you'll speak to an enrollment representative to begin class.

  • No application fee — no obligation!
  • No SAT, GMAT or essay required
  • No out-of-state tuition
  • Our risk-free trial lets eligible students try out University of Phoenix for three weeks at no additional cost
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Experienced faculty

University of Phoenix has experienced faculty

Learn from accomplished, real-world faculty members who lead in the fields they teach. Our IT instructors go through a careful vetting process before joining our faculty ranks. They include industry leaders who encourage, challenge, and inspire our students. And with a student-faculty ratio of 32:1 [1], you’ll get the attention you want. 

[1] This is a university-wide ratio. The College of Business & Information Technology student-faculty ratio may vary.

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org since 1978.

Associate degree in information technology FAQs

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Having an associate degree has become an increasingly important way to gain the knowledge and critical skills today's workers need to stay competitive in growing fields like information technology. The US Bureau of Labor Statics projects that that job growth for computer systems analysts are expected to grow faster than average — that’s 9% between 2021 and 2031.* So if you’re looking to build knowledge and career-relevant skills, an associate degree in information technology could help.

*The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Yes, all our courses are available 100% online. Where most colleges expect you to take several courses at once, here you take one course at a time over five weeks in an innovative, virtual, asynchronous learning environment. You and your peers will engage in discussions, assignments and learning activities. Plus, you’ll learn from faculty who bring their own real-world experience and practice the same knowledge and skills they teach, all while learning the industry-relevant skills necessary to promote your career growth. What’s more? Throughout the course of your learning experience, our academic counselors and finance advisors are always there to answer your questions.

You may be able to save time and money on your associate degree in information technology by transferring eligible credits from an accredited institution or applying to have your relevant work and life experiences evaluated for potential credit toward your degree.