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Do you dream in code? Help develop software, applications and websites. Computer information technology specialists build the IT infrastructure of tech-focused businesses.

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A Strayer associate degree in information technology gives you hands-on experience upon which you can build a successful career. Learn a broad range of skills from user experience to network troubleshooting to resource optimization. You’ll also develop your communication and critical-thinking skills to enhance your employability.
 
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85% of Strayer associate degree recipients who responded to our survey said their degree had an impact on meeting their professional or career goals.

— OIRAE Graduates Survey, April 2013

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Associate in Arts in Information Technology

Information Technology

BUILD YOUR SKILL SET:

Apply fundamental computing knowledge and current technology techniques, skills and tools
Locate, critically evaluate and solve business problems with technology solutions using qualitative and quantitative information
Design, implement and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, components or programs to meet desired needs
Understand the professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities in the information technology domain
Communicate and function effectively with a range of audiences to accomplish a common goal
Analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society
Understand the relevance of continuing professional development in the information technology domain
Identify and analyze user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computer-based systems
Explain the use of best practices and technology standards, and their application in an organizational context
Analyze and create effective information technology project plans with graphic representations
Increase your professional net worth, and start on a path toward career advancement
Prepare to pursue a bachelors degree in information technology to further your knowledge and marketability

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Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter

Tuition:

$1,420.00 per course (Full-Time), $1,420.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $3,000.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

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Graduate in 1.7 to 2.5 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 3 or more classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.7 year or fewer (3 classes per quarter)
Part-time 2 or fewer classes per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 2.5 years or more

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.

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KEY COURSES IN YOUR MAJOR.

CIS 110-Computer Programming Design

Learn fundamental programming concepts, including event-­driven programming, object-­oriented programming, basic data structures and algorithmic processes. Focus on structure, decision-­making, looping, arrays, methods, objects, events, databases, pseudo-­coding and visual flowcharting to construct workable programs.

CIS 111-Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

CIS 175-Introduction to Networking

Prerequisite: CIS 106 or CIS 109 or CIS 111

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of networking technology. The focus of the course will include networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/intranetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.

CIS 210-Systems Analysis and Development

Prerequisite: CIS 106 or CIS 109 or CIS 111

This course presents the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to effectively architect computer-based technologies. Topics include a fundamental review of project management and data design followed by the processes required to gather and articulate business requirements. Students will acquire skills to procure, evaluate, test and systematically build systems for integration into an organization.

CIS 273-Web Design and Development

This course presents students the design, implementation and testing of web-based applications including related software, databases, scripting techniques, interfaces and digital media. It also covers social, ethical and security issues arising from the web, e-commerce and social networking software applications.

CIS 312-Computer Architecture

Discover the concepts and essential skills necessary to administer operating systems, networks, software, file systems, file servers, web systems, database systems, system documentation, policies and procedures. Topics include the methods required to select, deploy, integrate and administer computing platforms or components that support an organizations information technology infrastructure. Explore the fundamentals of hardware and software, as well as how they integrate to form essential components of systems.

CIS 333-Networking Security Fundamentals

Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

CIS 375-Human Computer Interaction

Explore user-centered methodologies in the development, evaluation and deployment of information technology applications and systems. Study evolving technologies and devices and learn to design interactive products that enhance the way people communicate, interact and work with computers. Topics include user and task analysis, human factors, ergonomics, accessibility standards and cognitive psychology.

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