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Associates Degree in Information Technology

Get your Associates Degree in Information Technology and prepare for a meaningful new IT career in as little as 18 months.

Associates Degree in Information Technology Overview

Hybrid (In-person & Online) and Online Only program options available.

This program focuses on the following IT certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Server+, and Cisco CCNA.

Some learning outcomes include:

  • Installing and manage network operating systems.
  • Installing and troubleshooting client and server computer hardware and software.
  • Managing various types of directory services.
  • Monitoring network event logs for problem resolution.

The Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology also includes 5 General Education courses intended to encourage skill, business, and career development.

The schedule is offered in a hybrid or online delivery. Hybrid students are required to attend about 6 hours of on-campus labs/lectures per week. Online students are not required to be on-campus.

Total program time is 94 credits of coursework: approximately 18 months to complete.

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Nov. 1st 2022

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Associates Degree in IT Industry Certifications

An Associates Degree in information technology can prepare you for your career by attaining the necessary technical skills to pass various industry certifications such as:

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) credential validates your ability to manage and optimize advanced networks. The exam covers networking fundamentals, IP services, security fundamentals, automation, and programmability.

Passing the CompTIA A+ exam demonstrates a core set of skills pertaining to information technology.

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. 

CompTIA Network+ tests your ability to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot essential networks.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need.

CompTIA Server+ is a global certification that validates the hands-on skills of IT professionals who install, manage and troubleshoot servers in data centers as well as on-premise and hybrid environments.

CompTIA Server+ is the only certification that can ensure that IT professionals at the administrator level are able to do the job in any environment because it is the only certification not restricted to a single platform.

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Module 1 -
CompTIA A+

270 Hours

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This module provides students the IT fundamentals. Students learn foundational concepts related to computer hardware and software, networking, databases, programming, information systems, and data security. The course includes a number of hands-on labs to reinforce the concepts students are learning.

Students will learn computer components and specifications, how to troubleshoot PC hardware problems, and understand how to solve computer maintenance issues. This course is designed to prepare you to pass the CompTIA A+ certification, which is the preferred qualifying credential for technical support and IT operational roles.

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CompTIA Network+

270 Hours

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This module covers all the objetives of the CompTIA Network+ certification test. The topics of focus will include networking devices, media, media specifications, networking theory, troubleshooting, policies, basic security, network operations, TCP/IP protocols, and tools.

CompTIA's Network+ validates the knowledge and skills needed to troubleshoot, configure, and manage wired and wireless networks found in companies around the world. CompTIA Network+ certifies a professional level understanding of emerging technologies including sloud and virtualization technologies.

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CompTIA Server+

270 Hours

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CompTIA Server+ certified candidates can work in any environment because it is the only vendor-neutral certification covering the major server platforms. It is the only industry certification that covers the latest server technologies including virtualization, security, and network-attached storage.

CompTIA Server+ certification validates the skills necessary to be a server administrator. Successful candidates will have mastered the following concepts: 1. Virtualization 2. Storage 3. Security 4. Security

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Cisco CCNA

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This module teaches knowledge and skills related to network fundamentals, LAN switching technologies, routing technologies, infrastructure service, and infrastructure maintenance.

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) covers a breadth of topics including network fundamentals, network access, IP connectivity, IP services, and security fundamentals. In addition, CCNA includes security and automation and programmability. This course provides the foundation for achieving further CISCO certification.

CAREER OUTLOOK
- Associates Degree in Information Technology

The average Associate of Science Degree in Information Technology salary is $37,900 annually with a mid-career annual salary of $74,500. It is possible for IT degree salary to go over an annual salary of $100,000. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has given some information on the mid career salary for common IT positions, along with projected growth rates. All of these jobs are attainable with an associates degree in IT.

A computer support specialist, which may also be called a help desk specialist, can earn an average IT degree salary of $52,810. The projected growth of this type of job is 9 percent from 2020 to 2030.

A network systems administrator’s  salary averages $84,810. The projected growth of this type of job is 5 percent from 2020 to 2030.

A computer systems analyst  salary can reach $93,730. The projected growth of this type of job is 7 percent from 2020 to 2030.

Self employment is a common outlook for this program. With multiple GE Business courses, we provide you with the tools needed to become a successful entrepreneur in the Information Technology field.

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LIFETIME CAREER PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

ICOHS College offers lifetime job assistance. We offer our students resume and cover letter review and support, mock interviews, and access to our list of partners and companies that want to hire them! So regardless of how long ago a student has graduated, they can always return to ICOHS College for job assistance.

Although we cannot guarantee a job, as the actual interview and determination are up to the employer, we will support them throughout the process.

Our Career Services team is constantly in contact with businesses that are looking for new staff. We send out timely email notices of internships and openings, and we help you prepare for your application!

At any time during and after your program, you can send us your resume and cover letter for feedback and editing, and we will always make time to do mock interviews and train you to get the job you want.

Note: Self-employment is a common vocational objective after completion of this program.

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