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Technology Degrees & Certificate Programs

Prepare to pursue industry-recognized certification exams.

Boost your skills in engineering technology, information technology or software information systems with a technology degree or certificate program.

Get hands-on experience with hardware and software – including the skills needed to pursue relevant tech certifications – with classes starting every 8 weeks.

Build Your Skills with a Technology Degree

Choose a Certificate Program or Degree: Like the industry itself, our tech programs are versatile and diverse. Choose a certificate program, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree program that matches your interests, or enroll in our Undecided Option1 to explore a variety of courses before selecting your specialization.

What You’ll Learn: Explore topics such as operating systems, programming, hardware, connectivity and security. You’ll gain a hands-on foundation in tech so you can apply what you’ve learned in class to real-life situations in a current or future job.

Build a Foundation of Interdisciplinary Skills: Our tech programs are anchored with Tech Core – a unique  learning path developed by DeVry. Our strategically designed curriculum, in conjunction with our tech-empowered learning approach, helps you build the skills you’ll need for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy.

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Find a Tech Program That Fits Your Goals

As a student, you can choose to study 100% online or take select courses on campus with our hybrid format. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll receive the same one-on-one support, flexible learning tools and more.

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Technology

At DeVry, we teach our technology programs with a forward-thinking, hands-on approach to help you develop important interdisciplinary skills. Our career-focused curriculum is designed to prepare you for today’s IoT-driven economy, as well as prepare to pursue relevant industry certifications.

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Why DeVry?

Complimentary Laptop

You’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program2. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

Work With IoT Technologies & Systems

Immerse yourself in the Internet of Things (IoT) world and obtain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.

Certification Exam Reimbursement

Several of our tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with an advisor for more info.

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Technology Course Highlights

Our technology programs can help you develop a strong foundation in core IT and business concepts. They’re designed to provide you with real-world applications to solve business and technical problems, while demonstrating leadership, innovation and decision-making skills. Here’s an example of some of the core and specialized coursework you may experience as a tech student.

Principals of Information Security

This course provides a broad overview of information systems security in organizations. Topics include security concepts and mechanisms, mandatory and discretionary controls, basic cryptography and its applications, intrusion detection and prevention, information systems assurance, and anonymity and privacy. Various types of controls used in information systems, as well as security issues surrounding the computer and computer-generated data, are also addressed.

Automation and Control

This course focuses on process controls and automation that utilize hardware, such as microcontrollers and programmable logic controllers (PLCs). Optimization of automation applications is explored.

Converged Networks

Focused on the foundations for current and emerging networks that deliver voice, data and video/imaging through various technologies, this course explores core switching, broadband, edge access, Internet protocol telephony, adding packet capabilities to circuit-switched networks, 5G solutions, presence-enabled communications and security and troubleshooting.

 

“The courses at DeVry helped me to gain the necessary knowledge I need to succeed. One of DeVry's dedicated internship advisors helped me to secure a position with Deloitte! My experiences thus far have been interesting and irreplaceable. I am ecstatic about where my career will take me in the future!”

M. Isam Rafeek BS in Technical Management, 2018

FAQs: Technology Degree & Tech Programs


What is a technology degree?

A technology degree provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in tech-related fields such as computer forensics, cyber security, database management, software programming and more. A technology degree not only teaches real-world, hands-on skills, but also provides the conceptual framework to help you think critically and apply your technical understanding across business enterprises.


What is the best degree in technology?

The best technology degree is the one that most directly aligns with your career ambitions. Thankfully, there are many options to choose from.  At DeVry, we offer technology certificate programs, as well as technology degrees at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s levels. If you are just starting off in your career and are interested in how systems are networked together, then our Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking could be a good fit. If you are further along in your career and want to build your knowledge of managing complex information systems, consider exploring our Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management or our Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management.


What majors are there for technology?

Technology touches virtually every aspect of the workforce and economy today, and consequently there are many degree specializations to choose from. Those focus areas include:

  • Web Development
  • Cyber Security
  • Web Game Programming
  • Network Systems Administration
  • Medical Technology and Healthcare Systems
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainable Power
  • Machine Learning and Design Techniques
  • And more

A technology degree can provide both the technical and communication skills that can be applied to your career now and in the future.


How long does it take to get an online technology degree?

The amount of time it takes to earn an online technology degree depends on the program you choose, as well as other factors such as how many courses you take per session. For example, at DeVry you can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking in as little as 2 years and 8 months3. Some degrees and certificate programs can be completed even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.


What are some career options in the technology field?

With our on-site or online technology courses, you can prepare for a number of exciting career fields. For example, with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems you can prepare for career options including but not limited to computer programmer, computer security specialist, data analyst and database administrator.


What can I learn in the Technology Area of Study?

These courses within our technology programs span a broad range of topics related to information technology, computer science, network systems and more. Your particular coursework will depend on the field of study you choose as well as any degree specialization you pursue. Examples of core learning areas for technology students can range from database development and analysis, to information systems security, to web game development and beyond.


What technology courses are offered at DeVry?

We offer courses in topics such as Introduction to Engineering Technology, Power Electronics and Alternative Energy Applications and Managerial Applications of Information Technology. Our technology courses are designed to help prepare you to pursue a variety of careers. To see a list of all our technology course offerings, along with descriptions, visit our technology courses page.


How will DeVry professors teach my technology courses?

Our technology professors know tech like hardware, software and equipment because they have real-world experience in their area of study. They're determined to deliver working knowledge today to help you make a difference in the tech world of tomorrow. Through a hands-on approach rooted in real-world methods, your professors will give you an in-depth look at what today’s tech professionals need to know.


Are technology degree courses available online?

Yes, all of our technology courses are available online. In fact, our technology degrees and certificate programs can be completed 100% online if you choose to do so.


What IT-related graduate programs does DeVry offer?

We offer master’s degree programs in Information Systems Management, Information Technology Management and Network and Communications Management. We also offer a graduate certificate program in Information Security. Learn more about our graduate programs.


Are programming skills needed in IT?

Yes. For example, one course we offer is Introduction to Programming. In this programming course you will learn about the basics of programming, such as variables, expressions, conditionals and functions. These topics provided foundations in coding and scripting, skills essential in the IT field.


With your computer networking degree, does DeVry take a more hands-on approach or do they focus more on concepts?

Our computer networking degree courses offer a combination of concepts and hands-on learning. For example, the Bachelor’s Degree in Network and Communications Management program at DeVry delves into how to design, build, install and manage data communication systems, as well as how to create backup, security and redundancy measures for sensitive information. Students also gain hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems with our Internet of Things (IoT)-based projects.


What is an IoT Project?

Our Internet of Things (IoT) projects are built into your curriculum, allowing you to get hands-on experience with IoT, cloud, software and security technologies and systems.


If I am taking networking classes from DeVry University, will I be able to get a complimentary laptop?

The technology programs that qualify for a complimentary laptop2 include:

The laptop is issued during your second session. It’s portable enough to carry to class. Powerful enough to run robust applications. And intended to optimize your DeVry experience. Best of all, you can use it for all of your classes, not just for your technology courses.

Certain restrictions apply.


Tech-Empowered Learning

Technology is always evolving. That’s why our technology degree programs at DeVry offer tech-empowered learning, enabling you to create and build projects utilizing some of the latest hardware and software.

In addition, everything you need to manage student life is on our online hub, DeVryYOU. E-tutoring, online textbooks and virtual peer collaboration is all at your fingertips. DeVryYOU is also accessible through our mobile app, so you can manage your education on the go.

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1The following programs include an Undecided Option: Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology and Bachelor’s in Software Development.
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Associate in Engineering Technology, Associate in Network Systems Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology, Bachelor’s in Network and Communications Management and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
3Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.

Last Updated September 8, 2021