Online Associate in Arts in Information Technology
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Better living through technology
If you like to code and love solving problems, an Associate Degree in Information Technology from Strayer could help your career in IT. This program can help you gain critical thinking skills and learn about the technology, tools and infrastructure needed for business success today and in the future.
Winter Classes Start on January 4
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
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Learn to solve the tech puzzles of the future
The IT world is changing all the time, making a challenge – but also an opportunity – for those who are ready to deliver solutions. From understanding user experiences and network troubleshooting to navigating professional, ethical and legal issues related to IT, the Strayer associate degree in IT can help you get the basics and move toward your goals.
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.
- Identify and include user needs in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of technology.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Accredited online university
Strayer University is proud to be certified or accredited by four respected organizations. We’re committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn an industry-recognized diploma you’re proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.
Strayer University is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), www.msche.org. Strayer University’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. MSCHE most recently reaffirmed Strayer University’s accreditation status in June 2017, with the next self-study evaluation scheduled for the 2025–2026 academic year.
MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
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.
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)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 14 classes toward your associate's degree.
Earn one tuition-free class at the end of your program for every three you complete with Graduation Fund. Eligibility rules and restrictions apply. Connect with us for details.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you advance in your company and your career.
Keep up with rapid change in IT
Get prepped to enter the IT workforce with the ability to design, implement and evaluate computer-based systems, processes technology and programs. Build your tech chops and develop skills that can help you reach your goals. 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 a foundational overview to the discipline of information technology that illuminates key computing concepts and describes how those concepts relate to other computing disciplines. Students are presented the diverse context in which information technology is used and the challenges inherent in the diffusion of innovative technologies.
The course introduces students to fundamental programming concepts to include event-driven programming, object-oriented programming, basic data structures, and algorithmic processes. Emphasis is placed on structure, decision-making, looping, arrays, methods, objects, events, databases, pseudo coding and visual flowcharting to construct workable programs.
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.
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Experience the Strayer difference
Your admissions officer and student services coach will mentor, motivate and support you from enrollment to the day you graduate.
A real student community
Experience online and live discussions, receive mentoring, expand your professional networks and create life-long friendships.