Associates of Applied Science in Information Technology

An associate's degree is a good launching point for both an education and a career. When studying full time, it only takes two years to complete. Any job description that requires some college can be fulfilled by having an associate's degree. What is an Associate of Applied Science in IT? To start, IT stands for information technology, which relates to the use of computers to store, share and mani… Read more

An associate's degree is a good launching point for both an education and a career. When studying full time, it only takes two years to complete. Any job description that requires some college can be fulfilled by having an associate's degree.

What is an Associate of Applied Science in IT? To start, IT stands for information technology, which relates to the use of computers to store, share and manipulate data. Coursework in this degree provides hands-on experience with both hardware and software so that you can troubleshoot any problems that are brought to your attention. Courses in basic mathematics and computer science are also included. Depending on your chosen institution, you may also learn the basics of software development and webpage administration.

Because computers are in use everywhere, understanding how they work is very useful for every aspect of your life. Some companion skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, are also useful in less technological settings.

An associate's degree usually takes two years, but can be longer depending on your situation. The time spent and the institution chosen both play a role in determining the cost of your degree. Call or email your school of choice to ask specific questions about tuition and fees.

An associate’s degree in IT is helpful for entry level positions in IT and technical support. It also works as a launching point for a variety of technical jobs, such as data management, web development and software design. As long as technology is used in a particular field, persons holding an IT degree will have high value. Graduates may also use their schooling to pursue a bachelor’s degree to open more employment opportunities.

Break into this growing field with an associate's degree. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia, USA

The Help Desk/Technical Support specialization provides students with the necessary skills for employment at a help desk or as a technical support person in a computer environ ... +

The Help Desk/Technical Support specialization provides students with the necessary skills for employment at a help desk or as a technical support person in a computer environment. The program reflects the growing emphasis on assessment of skills and skill levels. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, USA

NIACC’s Business Technology Specialization Degree is designed for students who are interested in developing a solid foundation in business and have a keen interest in computer ... +

NIACC’s Business Technology Specialization Degree is designed for students who are interested in developing a solid foundation in business and have a keen interest in computers. Students will prepare themselves for the continually changing marketplace by learning both “job getting” and “job keeping” skills. This program provides students with a real “competitive advantage” when pursuing employment. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Nassau Community College
Garden City, USA

Administrative Business Technology-Administrative Support (A.A.S.)–This curriculum provides students with a broad conceptual framework in office automation and information sys ... +

Administrative Business Technology-Administrative Support (A.A.S.)–This curriculum provides students with a broad conceptual framework in office automation and information systems combined with a strong learning experience in communication skills, management, keyboarding, and computer applications. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Community Colleges of Spokane
Spokane, USA

The Information Technology A.A.S. degree program is designed to provide students with capabilities in several areas of information technology. This degree ensures that the stu ... +

The Information Technology A.A.S. degree program is designed to provide students with capabilities in several areas of information technology. This degree ensures that the student is knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of information technology subjects that are often needed by the IT industry. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Sioux City, USA

The Networking Administration and Security program is a comprehensive course of study. Students will be trained for computer PC repair and maintenance, operating systems insta ... +

The Networking Administration and Security program is a comprehensive course of study. Students will be trained for computer PC repair and maintenance, operating systems installation and troubleshooting, computer networking, and system administration and security. Through both theory and hands-on instruction, students will achieve a thorough understanding of the design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of computers, operating systems and wired/wireless networks. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Taylor Business Institute
Chicago, USA

The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program prepares graduates for a variety of challenging career opportunities in the healthcare field. Students are introduced to the ... +

The Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program prepares graduates for a variety of challenging career opportunities in the healthcare field. Students are introduced to the basic principles of health insurance and medical billing & coding for environments, such as hospitals, doctor’s offices, and insurance companies. Students are also provided a strong foundation in health-related office systems and software applications. Students will be prepared to take billing and coding certification exams. -
Associate of Applied Science
60 weeks
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Hawaii Community College
Hilo, USA

The Business Technology program prepares students for employment in positions such as administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, or secretaries. Students will learn cri ... +

The Business Technology program prepares students for employment in positions such as administrative assistants, receptionists, clerks, or secretaries. Students will learn critical office skills, along with communication and organizational proficiencies. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia, USA

The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements i ... +

The Interactive Multimedia specialization prepares students for the design and development of multimedia programs and websites that combine a variety of audiovisual elements including text, graphics, audio, animation and video. The Interactive Multimedia specialization emphasizes the more popular multimedia development tools and programming languages used in industry today. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Delaware County Community College
Philadelphia, USA

The Network Engineering specialization prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network Enginee ... +

The Network Engineering specialization prepares students for employment as networking specialists in the communications industry. The material presented in the Network Engineering curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully complete many of the exams required for Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft (MS) certifications. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
North Iowa Area Community College
Mason City, USA

The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network while ... +

The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network while being able to prepare and conduct investigations based on intrusions or access by other than authorized individuals, systems, viruses, malware, and spyware. -
Associate of Applied Science
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus