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If you have a fascination with how computers work and keep up to date with technological trends, then International Academy of Design & Technology's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program could be right for you. Learn more about this undergraduate IT program here.
International Academy of Design & Technology's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program is designed to teach you skills in the programming, maintenance, and security of local area and wider area networks as well as operating systems. You will also have the chance to gain an overview of website design and applications development strategies. Other topics intended to be integrated to the program include systems analysis, disaster management, and data storage methods. What's more, you will have the chance to prepare for professional credentialing exams. This program is offered online and at select IADT campuses.
You may have experience installing software, or troubleshooting technical systems. You may also have worked in an IT support role, though this is not required. Applicants to IADT's programs should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent; specific admissions requirements may vary by program and campus.
This program requires the completion of 92 quarter credit hours, 64 of which are in the specialization area. The remaining 28 credits account for courses in such areas as science, math, communications, and composition. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is needed to earn a degree.
Information Technology Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|IT 103||Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications|
|IT 121||Microcomputer Hardware|
|IT 131||Microcomputer Software|
|IT 160||Windows Workstation Administration|
|NET 120||Network Fundamentals|
|NET 130||Network Technologies|
|CS 133||Introduction to Programming and Logic|
|IT 141||End User Support|
|IT 202||Technical Writing for Information Technology|
|CS 223||Web Programming|
|IT 221||Microsoft® Server Administration I|
|IT 231||Microsoft® Server Administration II|
|IT 250||Linux Operating Systems|
|IT 270||Security Fundamentals|
|CS 225||Database Design and Development|
|IT 295 |
| Information Technology Internship|
Information Technology Practicum
After you've earned your Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, you could seek employment with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, colleges, hospitals, or businesses. You could work in a variety of technical roles, supporting users, installing software programs, or maintaining computer systems.
With an associate's degree, you could pursue entry-level positions such as:
If you decide you'd like to continue your training, you could pursue professional certifications, which are commonly offered through product vendors or field-specific organizations. You could also choose to enroll a related bachelor's degree program, which could provide you with additional hands-on training and allow you to learn advanced theories in the design, upkeep, and security of computer systems. It could also provide you with leadership and project management skills and allow you to qualify for a wider variety of employment options.
Relevant majors include, but are not limited to:
IADT does not guarantee salary or employment.