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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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Community Colleges of Spokane

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 th ... [+]

Information Technology

The Information Technology A.A.S. degree program is designed to provide students with capabilities in several areas of information technology:

Computer and network installation and maintenance skills. Business computing skills including daily systems operations and application programs. Security and forensics skills. Various Internet and network skills including web page design, client/server side programming, web server installation and maintenance. Transfer option to a four-year institution.

This degree ensures that the student is knowledgeable in a broad spectrum of information technology subjects that are often needed by the IT industry.

Typical Student Schedule for Summer 2019 First Quarter BT 100 Beginning Keyboarding, 1 ENGL&101 English Composition I, 5 IS 101 Planning For Information Technology Students, 1 IS 103 Information Technology Fundamentals, 5 IS 105 Applications for IT I, 3 Total Credits: 15 Second Quarter IS 107 Applications for IT II, 3 IS 132 Computer Ethics and Law, 5 IS 162 Data Communications and Networks, 3 IS 210 Internet Programming I, 5 Total Credits: 16 Third Quarter CS 121 UNIX/Linux, 3 ENGL&235 Technical Writing, 5 IS 144 Programming Fundamentals, 3 PHYS 100 Introductory Physics, 5 Total Credits: 16 Fourth Quarter CS 223 Programming for IT, 5 IS 260 Database Theory, 5 IS 262 Network Management, 5 Total Credits: 15 Fifth Quarter IS 234 Computer Forensics I, 5 IS 244 Network Security I, 5 MATH 98 Algebra III 1, 5 Total Credits: 15 Sixth Quarter IS 228 Internet Servers, 5 IS 245 Network Security II, 5 IS 266 Cooperative Education Seminar, 1 IS... [-]
USA Spokane
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Taylor Business Institute

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

Become a part of the changing world of healthcare

According to AAPC; The Medical Billing Process is a crucial part of the healthcare industry, and as the software for billers and coders evolve, so will the jobs of professionals in those positions. If you are interested in a successful career in the healthcare field, then TBI’s Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Program is what you are looking for. Students enrolled in this program are prepared for entry-level positions in hospitals, doctor’s offices, and insurance companies. What are you waiting for? Take your first step towards a rewarding career.

Program description

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.... [-]

USA Chicago
September 2019
60 weeks
Campus
Hawaii Community College

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

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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. The curriculum includes courses in office technology, business communication, office administration, accounting, and business math to enhance employment and promotion possibilities.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion, students are prepared to:

Work as a responsible member of a team to meet an organization's objectives. Demonstrate professionalism in work quality, app... [-]
USA Hilo
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Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Western Iowa Tech Community College

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

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.

Specific network instruction includes LAN/WAN system design, installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting. Network and system security issues will be addressed as they pertain to each individual course.... [-]

USA Sioux City
September 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Nassau Community College

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

Administrative Business Technology - Admin Support (A.A.S.)

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. This program includes an up-to-date curriculum that incorporates word processing, spreadsheets, database applications, desktop publishing, web page formatting, and e-commerce. During the final semester, all students participate in an internship program.

ABT - Administrative Support A.A.S. Program Hegis Code: 5005 Total Credits: 64 ... [-]
USA Garden City
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

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 com ... [+]

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.

Degree Earned

Upon successful completion of the Business Technology curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions should pursue the A.A. degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum.... [-]

USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
North Iowa Area Community College

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

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. This professional demonstrates the skills required to protect a network, improve and maintain network security and conduct investigations if a threat or intrusion has been identified.

This program provides the student with an opportunity to pursue the certifications listed below:

CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CCNA Security Certification COMPTIA Security+ COMPTIA A+ Hardware Certification COMPTIA Network+ Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 7 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Linux+ Security Certified Network Professional (SCO-471) Career Opportunities ... [-]
USA Mason City
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

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

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Install and configure a Linux network operating system; Install and configure a MS Windows Network operating system; Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a Linux operating system; Administer, manage, and troubleshoot a MS Windows operating system; Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network cabling, hubs, servers, workstations, and other physical network devices; Analyze, test, and propose solutions relating to network printing; Analyze, test, and propose solutions for problems relating to network protocols, including the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP). ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

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

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.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Utilize essential steps of the multimedia design and development process including but not limited to needs assessment, target audience profile, media selection, storyboarding, materials development, and evaluation; Determine the appropriate hardware, software, and equipment specifications for multimedia programs or websites; Use industry standard applications to create text, graphics, audio, animation, and/or video for multimedia programs or websites; Use scripting, programming and markup languages required for multimedia programs or websites; Create multimedia programs or websites that illustrate appropriate use of text, color, sound, video, and/or interactivity; Examine requisite skills and careers related to multimedia and web development. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
Delaware County Community College

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 en ... [+]

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.

The learning sequence established by this curriculum is designed to prepare students to qualify to take certification examinations including, Net +, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Service Technician (A+), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Novell Certified Netware Administrator(CNA), and Cisco (CCNA).

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of application software; Demonstrate proficiency in the use of integrated office software; Communicate effectively using appropriate computer terminology; Demonstrate the skills necessary to support customers and troubleshoot microcomputers; Install and troubleshoot microcomputers in a networked environment; Maintain the hardware and software in a networked environment; Discuss the hardware and software needs found in a modern business environment. ... [-]
USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
2 - 3 years
Campus