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.
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.
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).
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:
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.
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An associate degree in Information Technology will put you on the right path to grow in the IT field. A few career opportunities include:
When you get your associate degree in Information Technology, the average salary is $37,900 annually (according to securitydegreehub.com). A mid-career annual salary in Information Technology is $74,500 (students would want to pursue a bachelor degree in IT to reach this salary). It is possible to earn an annual salary of $100,000+ (students would want to pursue their masters degree in IT for this salary).
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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