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.
Online Associate in Arts in Information Technology
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An Associate Degree in Information Technology Can Open Doors
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.
|Next Start Date:||October 1|
|Courses to Complete:||20|
|Cost Per Course:||$1,465|
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The Strayer Experience
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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.
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- Work at your own pace
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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
- Potential savings through eligible transfer and experiential learning credits
- Guidance when seeking financial aid
Key Courses in the Online Associate in Arts in Information Technology
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
Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/internetworking 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.
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.
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
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 high school graduation or high school equivalent.
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- 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.