Online Associate in Arts in Information Systems
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The digital world starts with people
For all the stories about computers taking the jobs of humans, the information systems industry is here to remind us that it still takes a lot of people to keep computers working smoothly. There is both an art and a science to working with new technology, big data and powerful computing systems – start to learn about it all with an online Associate in Arts, Information Systems concentration from Strayer.
Fall classes start on October 6
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Learn the systems that run the world
People. Technology. Data. Information systems are equal parts of all three, and an online associate degree in information systems from Strayer can help get you in the door in an ever-changing, growing industry. Take the first step to becoming an IS professional here.
Build your skills
Learn how to apply basic business management skills in the public and private sectors
- Locate, evaluate, and solve business problems with technology.
- Design, implement and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, components and programs.
- Understand the professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities related to technology.
- Analyze the impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
- Analyze and create effective project plans.
Get ready for IT certification
Get the skills that can help prepare you for CompTIA (A+, Network+, and Security+) and EC-Council (CEH, and CHFI) certification exams.
Apply credits to bachelor’s degree
Make your credits count: Transfer up to 20 classes from your associate degree directly into a Strayer bachelor’s degree program.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Gain résumé-building computer and people skills
Our online information systems associate degree program starts you off with résumé-building people skills and technical know-how to hit the ground running, so you can better understand how computers, security systems and business technology work. View all courses.
Technology has transformed the way we live and work and staying up-to-date with digital tools can keep you ahead of the game. From Microsoft Office to social media to productivity tools, this course will teach you about technological tools you can use to stay organized, maximize your time, and stand out personally and professionally.
This course introduces students to the general purpose of information systems in organizations and their use of personal productivity software. Students will demonstrate tasks in common application software to include word processing, web browsing, spreadsheet modeling, database management, and presentation graphics.
This course provides an introduction to contemporary information systems and demonstrates how these systems are used throughout the organization. The focus of this course will be on the key components of information systems—people, software, hardware, data, and communication technologies, and how these components are developed, acquired and integrated to create a competitive advantage.
This course provides the students with an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Students will focus on identifying organizational information requirements, expressing those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and converting conceptual data models into physical database models.
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.
This course presents students with concepts and essential skills required 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 organization's information technology infrastructure. The fundamentals of hardware and software and how they integrate to form essential components of systems also explored.
Associate admission requirements
Before you can pursue your associate degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
We welcome more than 1,200 international students from more than 110 countries.
Experience the Strayer difference
Your admissions officer and student services coach will mentor, motivate and support you from enrollment to the day you graduate.
Add essential skills to your résumé
Along with your degree, you’ll start your career with skills employers want, from social awareness to problem-solving.