Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology
The Associate of Science degree program provides a solid foundation for the operation, design, and management of computer systems. Students acquire the skills necessary to administer database and internet servers, including handling the security risks involved. This comprehensive program will prepare the graduate for entry-level employment and create the opportunity for advancement in this growing job market. The degree is constructed so that graduates will earn several industry-recognized certifications from CompTIA and Microsoft. Certifications include:
- CompTIA A+
- CompTIA Network +
- CompTIA Security +
- MTA Operating Systems
- MTA Server Administration
- MTA Networking
- MTA Security
- Microsoft Office Specialist (word, access, outlook, excel)
As with all programs of study at ICT, this program includes an externship with a partnering company near the campus for 135 hours. Our Career Placement Assistance office works with each student to find the organization that is the best fit for them. This gives the student the opportunity to put their new skills to use and gain real-life career training. The externship must be completed for graduation.
The IT sector is rated as the #2 sector for job growth by the U.S. Department of Labor for all jobs and the growth is expected to be well above average sector growth over the next 10 years.
Associate Degree Requirements
The general education component of the Associate of Science degrees are designed to enhance the student’s knowledge and awareness of significant issues in the workplace and in the student’s personal development; additionally to help the graduate to develop effective oral and written communication skills and to develop the ability to work cooperatively with individuals from a diversity of backgrounds. In pursuit of the A.S., the student must complete 18 semester credit hours, including three semester credit hours from each of these four areas:
- Natural Sciences
- Behavioral Sciences