Associate of Science in Information Technology Degree Program Overview

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.

Associate of Science in Information Technology Program Learning Goals:

Graduates of the Associate of Science in Accounting are able to:

  • Demonstrate a technical level of proficiency in the application of the technical knowledge associated 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.

What You Will Learn

Our Associate in Information Technology degree 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.

Core Courses & Requirements

General Education Requirements

  • COMP 125 Computer Fundamentals
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra

Required Managment Courses

  •  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

  • 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

Information Technology Career Opportunities

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.

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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.

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

  • Security Audit Engineer (CISSP)
  • System Administrator
  • System P Sales Executive
  • Systems Admin. & Jr. Sys. Admin. positions
  • Systems Engineer/Communication Security Spec.
  • Task Manager

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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