AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAN OPEN DOORS

A Strayer Associate in Arts in Information Technology degree gives you hands-on experience with a range of IT-infrastructure activities, including understanding and managing user experiences, network troubleshooting, and resource optimization. It will also help strengthen your communication and critical-thinking skills and give you the skills to start or advance your career.

 

LEARN HOW TO BUILD, MAINTAIN, AND SECURE IT INFRASTRUCTURES

In the Strayer online Associate in Arts in Information Technology degree, you’ll learn and apply fundamental computing knowledge and current technology techniques, skills, and tools to organizational business problems, while learning how to:

 

  • 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
  • Explain the use of best practices and technology standards and their application in an organizational context
  • Analyze and create effective project plans

Getting an Associate in Arts in Information Technology degree online will also prepare you for a Strayer bachelors of science degree in information technology.

AT-A-GLANCE

Summer Classes Start:

July 1

Courses to Complete:

20

Cost Per Course:

$1,480

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THE STRAYER EXPERIENCE

MEETING YOU WHERE YOU ARE

We know Strayer isn’t your only option for an online associate degree. But, we can offer you an education based on the highest academic standards, a strong return on your investment, and the supports to maintain a school-work-life balance. Our flexible programs let you earn your degree while keeping your commitments to your family, friends, and career.

RECOGNIZED NATIONWIDE

Employers know our name. For more than 125 years, we’ve been making college possible for working adults.

  • Curriculum designed by industry leaders
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty
  • Sought-after accreditation
  • Pioneers in online education

FLEXIBILITY TO MATCH YOUR LIFESTYLE

Each of us has times when we’re at our best. Our programs let you make the most of them.

  • Work at your own pace
  • Four quarters each year
  • 24-hour online tech support

SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS & MORE

Cost should never prohibit an education. We help you start from the best possible financial place for you.

  • Financial aid advice – videos & in-person support
  • Eligible transfer and work credits honored
  • Guidance when seeking financial aid

KEY COURSES IN THE ONLINE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • BUS 100 - INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    Provides a foundation in today's business operations with a focus on the major functions of a business (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course also provides an overview of business organizations and the competitive business environment, strategic planning, international business, ethical considerations, quality assurance and more.

  • CIS 106 - Introduction to Information Technology

    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.

  • CIS 110 - Computer Programming Design

    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.

  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database

    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, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verifying the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    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

    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.

HE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED FOR FUTURE SUCCESS

Professionals in the information technology space leverage their foundational education and critical thinking skills to meet new opportunities all the time. Earning an associate’s degree in information technology can be a very powerful investment for your future.

As a student in our Associate in Arts in Information Technology program, you’ll learn the fundamental computing knowledge and current technologies and tools needed to craft solutions for future employers.

You’ll be able to effectively identify problems that can be solved with information technology and implement solutions with confidence. You’ll enter the workforce with the ability to 

design, implement and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, computers and programs.

An associate’s degree in information technology opens the doors to an infinite number of career possibilities in IT, computer programming, website development, network programming and systems analysis. Be part of the information technology evolution and market yourself to future employers with a degree from Strayer University.

MAKING IT ALL POSSIBLE

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE & TOOLS

We can help you identify, understand and qualify for a variety of financial aid options.

The financial assistance that may be available to you includes:

  • Federal financial aid programs
  • Military education benefits
  • Selected state grant programs
  • Tuition benefit programs

Tuition Information

Scholarships and Grants

ADMISSION TO A STRAYER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

To qualify for admission to an associate degree program at Strayer, you’ll need to submit an application and documentation of a high school graduation or its equivalent.

Program Disclosure

Information for Tennessee Students

YOUR CHOICE IN CHANNELS

Days. Nights. Weekends. Online anytime or on campus when it’s convenient for you. Our programs are designed for adults who lead busy lives. How?

  • We continually update our online resources to keep up with the latest technology and facilitate a better student experience.
  • We also have a campus near you, full of resources available to you whenever you might need them.
     

Online Distance Learning

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INFORMATION FOR TENNESSEE ONLINE STUDENTS

Strayer University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Strayer University, please visit  www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button. Please contact your campus director or campus dean with any questions regarding the information provided on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission website. Credits earned at Strayer University may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Strayer University. You should obtain confirmation that Strayer University will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Strayer University to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Strayer University prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Strayer University to another educational institutions may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Strayer University if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Strayer University and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Strayer University before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

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