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Information Technology (IT)

Associate Degree
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Lay the foundation in technology to begin a promising career.

Imagine being the problem-solver of the digital age, where every challenge is an opportunity. With an Associate of Applied Science degree in IT, you’ll gain hands-on experience in networking, database queries, Windows server active directory, account management, and beginning cybersecurity. Whether you're fascinated by coding, troubleshooting, or safeguarding digital landscapes, this degree opens doors to a dynamic career. Here, your passion becomes your profession!

Job Outlook

  • 66.5K
    Openings for computer support specialists projected annually
    between 2022 and 2032.

    (BLS)
  • Market Snapshot:

    1.02M


    Information Technology positions available in the U.S. as of January 2024.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • $59.6K

    2022 Median annual wage for Computer Network Support Specialists.

    (BLS)
      • 377K

        new computer and IT occupations projected each year from 2022 to 2032.

        (BLS)
        Program Overview

        A degree in Information Technology prepares you to work in an entry-level position in any IT department or technical support function. Our program kicks off with a Technical Support Engineer certificate that, combined with IT and college fundamental courses, will build your degree into an AAS, blending theory with hands-on experience to sculpt your skills.

        You'll learn the basics of Windows and Linux technology as well as SQL Database administration, cloud infrastructure, and Windows Server Active Directory with a focus on account management and proper access control design. These crucial skills will prepare you for more advanced training so you can launch a career managing corporate IT infrastructure in a variety of fields.

        Information Technology is available only as an Associate of Applied Science degree program.

        Computer and Information Systems Manager

        As a Computer and Information Systems Manager, your role is pivotal in planning, coordinating, and overseeing computer-related activities within an organization. You'll play a key part in defining the IT goals of the organization and ensuring the implementation of computer systems that align with and meet those objectives. Your expertise will be essential in integrating technology seamlessly to fulfill the strategic vision of the organization. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $164,070. ( BLS )

        Network and Computer Systems Administrator

        As a network administrator, you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the functionality of companies' information technology infrastructure. Your responsibilities encompass the installation, configuration, and maintenance of local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), data communication networks, as well as other critical components like operating systems and servers. In this dynamic field, you'll be at the forefront of optimizing network performance, troubleshooting issues, and implementing robust solutions to keep organizations connected and technologically sound. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $90,520. ( BLS )

        Computer Support Specialist

        Computer support specialists, commonly known as help-desk technicians, are adept problem-solvers offering technical assistance to non-IT users. As a computer support specialist, your support extends across diverse industries, adapting to specific needs. Some specialists are employed by major software companies or service firms, guiding business clients through the utilization of industry-specific programs, like electronic health records in healthcare settings. Alternatively, technicians in call centers provide step-by-step assistance to customers, addressing issues ranging from re-establishing internet connections to troubleshooting household IT products such as Wi-Fi routers. Their expertise ensures a great technology experience for users across various domains. Average salary in the US as of May 2022: $59,660. ( BLS )

        In the Information Technology AAS program, you'll acquire essential skills to configure, troubleshoot, and innovate in the IT landscape. From hands-on exploration of network design to mastering coding languages, you'll be prepared for roles ranging from server configuration to scripting automation. Our program nurtures critical thinking, ensuring you're ready for the dynamic world of information technology.

        Upon completion of the degree, successful graduates will be able to:

        • Design and configure a simple network
        • Create a very simple program using current software development technologies
        • Demonstrate how to set up and configure Window Servers and Desktops
        • Install and configure a Linux machine
        • Demonstrate how to set up and configure a Windows Domain Controller and implement Active Directory
        • Create a simple script to automate common IT functions

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        You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.

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