Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology

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.

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.


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.


AAB IT Program Objectives & Outcomes


Our Program Educational Objectives Are:
PEO1. Graduates of the IT program will be prepared for employment in entry-level positions in the Information Technology field.
PEO2. Graduates of the IT program will be prepared for transfer to a four-year bachelor’s in information technology discipline or related disciplines.
PEO3. Graduates of the IT program will have the necessary communication and critical thinking skills to function effectively in an organization and to work with a diverse community of peers.
PEO4. Graduates of the IT program will have the skills to be continuing life-long learners in the fast-changing Information Technology field.
Student Outcomes
Currently, we use the outcomes which are the standard ABET Computing Accreditation Commission required outcomes for information technology programs. Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
6[IT]. Use established approaches to apply, integrate, and administer secure computing technologies to accomplish user goals.

IT Pathways at UC


The University of Cincinnati Online offers two certificates for those interested in entering the field of IT. Credits earned from either certificate apply directly to the Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology:


UC Clermont is pleased to offer micro-credentials in IT. These short, focused credentials are designed to provide in-demand skills, know-how and experience. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential academic requirements, students will earn a digital badge that demonstrates evidence of their discipline-specific knowledge to employers. Credits earned in either micro-credential program apply directly toward Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology.

Bachelor’s Degrees

After earning your Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology degree, you can can transition seamlessly into another program within the School of IT. With the credits earned from your associate degree, you can complete a bachelor’s in just three years, with both online and on-campus options:

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