Associate’s Degree in Information Technology
IT Associate’s Overview
The Associate of Science degree in Information Technology prepares students for information technology in public and private companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations. It Potomac’s Associate IT degree gives many advantages:
Information Technology Associate Degree Careers
Computers, advancing technology and the Internet have made experts in information system technology an imperative part of a business team. These specialists ensure that a company’s intranet and Web site operate properly and without error. Because the Web, computers, software and online technologies are continuously changing and developing, information technology professionals must consistently stay current with online computer trends and methods.
The Associate’s Degree in Information Technology program at University of the Potomac gives students the educational degree foundation that allows them flexibility in choosing their future careers. The information systems management career curriculum was created to provide students with the ability to interpret and manage the technological information resources of a business or organization. This course of study at University of the Potomac teaches a basic and thorough comprehension of information system management fundamentals. This allows students to function successfully in a wide variety of corporate environments.
(formerly Associate of Science in Information Systems)
Positions Available with an Associate’s Degree in Information Technology:
- Business Analyst-SDLC
- Applications Analyst Associate / Help Desk
- Configuration Management Spec. position
- Help Desk Associate
- Information Systems Assistant
- Information Systems Technician
- Junior .Net Developer
- Lead Architect – VB.NET, ASP.NET, SQL Server 2000
- Security Audit Engineer (CISSP)
- System Administrator
- System P Sales Executive
- Systems Admin. & Jr. Sys. Admin. positions
- Systems Engineer/Communication Security Spec.
- Task Manager
Information Technology Associates Program Outline
Potomac’s Associate’s program helps students obtain a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the logical and physical information system processes and its components through in-depth courses. These career-oriented classes provide exposure to data and information storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission, communication, presentation and analysis. Students also study the computer’s substantial and ever-changing impact on the corporate world.
Information Technology Degree Program Mission
The mission of an Associate of Science degree in Information Technology is to prepare students for entry-level positions as assistants to information technology personnel. Students gain knowledge of information storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission, communication, presentation and analysis.
Information Technology Program Learning Goals
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Information Technology are able to:
- Demonstrate a technical level of proficiency in the application of the technical knowledgeassociated with course content.
- Demonstrate written and oral communication skills through the organization of a project or presentation.
- Apply knowledge of emerging technology, together with new and/or updated software and
- hardware in the information technology discipline.
- Integrate business and technology skills in a sector context.
- Select and implement an appropriate technology for solving a business issue or case.
To receive an Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, students must earn 60 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program course requirements are listed in the credit requirements section below.
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
General Education Requirements (18 Credits)
- COMP 125 Computer Fundamental
- ENGL 101 English Composition I
- ENGL 102 English Composition II
- GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
- MATH 106 College Mathematics
- MATH 110 College Algebra
Lower Division Core Courses
Required Management Courses (15 Credits)
- ACCT 101 Principles of Financial Accounting I
- BUS 110 Foundations of Business
- BUS 202 Critical Thinking and Decision Making
- BUS 230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
- MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management
Required Computing and Management Courses (15 Credits)
- COMP 140 Introduction to Data Communication and Networking
- COMP 226 Introduction to Database
- COMP 235 Introduction to Programming and Logic
- COMP 236 Survey of Operating Systems
- COMP 251 Computer Systems Technology
Electives (12 Credits)
TOTAL CREDITS – 60 CREDITS
Tuition and Fees
Domestic: It is our goal for every student to graduate with little or no debt. This starts with reasonable tuition and coupled with a modest resource fee that covers all e-textbooks, online library access, and many other resources to help enhance our student’s learning.
International: University of the Potomac welcomes students from across the globe. Tuition, coupled with a modest resource fee covers all e-textbooks, online library access, and many other resources to help enhance our student’s learning
Financial Aid: If you need it, we also offer financial aid options including Pell Grants, federal loans, and more.