Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology

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The Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology program is a fully online, two-year degree program that develops the skills necessary to establish a career as a professional in the field of IT upon graduation.

Our information technology associate degree offers students a learning schedule where they can access the coursework at the times that work best for them.


What is Information Technology?

Information Technology (IT) is at the core of every business – encompassing all of the computer technology and its use within an organization. This includes aspects of software, cloud computing, and storage.

Information technology is a discipline distinct from computer engineering, computer science, and management information systems in that this associate-level information technology program provides a broad foundation in the areas of software application development (web, enterprise, and desktop); networking and systems administration (including technologies for data centers and storage); database management (design and administration); digital media (development of digital images, audio, and video to support IT solutions); and cybersecurity.

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Program Overview

  • 100% online with part-time and full-time scheduling.
  • Recipient of several grants from the NSA, National Science Foundation, and the Ohio state government to support its cybersecurity education program.
  • Home to the Ohio Cyber Range Institute, a virtual environment where participants can learn about cybersecurity and practice defending networks against threats of all kinds.
  • Three start dates per year: fall, spring, or summer.
  • Start-to-graduation support: Every student enrolled online is assigned a dedicated Student Success Coordinator.

Accreditations and Rankings

  • The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Ranked #1 in Ohio as an online college leader by
  • Our online Master of Science in Information Technology is consistently ranked among the nation’s very best by U.S. News & World Report.


  • The University of Cincinnati Online is proud to partner with the Information Technology Association (ITA), whose mission is to create a digitally-oriented community where technology is accessible to all. ITA strives to create an environment where IT professionals (from entry-level to senior-level) can collaborate and grow collectively.

Is Information Technology Right for Me?

Whether you are seeking entry-level knowledge or looking to sharpen your skills in the information technology field, our Associate in Information Technology program may just be the perfect fit for you. Earning your associate degree from the University of Cincinnati Online can help you gain a fundamental understanding of technology’s role in the workplace and grow the skills you need to enter or advance in the field. IT associate degree students are given the necessary skills to process, maintain, and analyze technology and the world around it.

In addition, our information technology associate program provides students with a set of skills that are in high demand, including software proficiency, communication, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. As businesses continue to grow, the need for well-trained, highly-educated online associate degree IT graduates will be in high demand.

The University of Cincinnati Online also offers two IT certificates: Certificate in Information Technology (a perfect stepping stone to help you enter the IT workforce) and our Application Software Support Specialist Certificate (helps students learn job-ready skills in the computer support workforce).

Career Options

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in computer and information technology roles is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 through 2030 — much faster than the average of all other occupations. In addition, the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

Graduates with an Associate Degree in Information Technology may pursue many different careers such as:

  • Information Specialist
  • Health IT
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator

Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology graduates can transition into UC’s (100% online) Bachelor’s of Information Technology program and complete a bachelor’s degree in three years.




Why University of Cincinnati Online?

Learn from National Renowned Faculty
The real-world focused faculty at UC are relevant, inspiring, attentive, supportive and connected!
Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs - they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.
Affordable Financial Support
Financial aid packages can help make your tuition more affordable. Currently, nearly all students at UC Online are eligible for some form of financial aid or assistance.
Career Advancement
Gain cutting-edge marketability, knowledge and skills to increase your earning potential and quality of life.
Academic Accreditation
The University of Cincinnati, a premier research and higher learning institution, ranks in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is fully accredited nationally.
The program is designed for working professionals that need the flexibility of online classes.

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