Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking

Get Started in I.T.

Interested in technology and wondering where to start? Our Associate in Information Technology and Networking program is anchored with Tech Core, a curriculum designed to help you build a foundation of interdisciplinary skills across three areas of interest: Engineering Technology, Information Technology and Software and Information Systems.  

Get to Know Our Associate in Information Technology and Networking

When you pursue an Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking at DeVry University, you’ll be introduced to the basics of IoT technology, operating systems, programming, hardware, connectivity and security. Our faculty of knowledgeable professors will help you master the underlying technology of networks and the internet, as well as troubleshooting and configuring these networks. If you choose to continue your studies and earn a Bachelor’s Degree, some credits may apply towards your selected program1.

Information Technology and Networking Specializations

Begin earning your Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking**, and choose one of the following specializations along the way:

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking in as little as 1 year + 4 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.



Why DeVry?


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

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.


Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit*, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

*The Portable IoT Kit is a required expense and is not complimentary.


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+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate - Python

Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Associate in Information Technology and Networking covers the following:

  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • System, Component and or Process Design
    Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Data Analysis
    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business.
  • Experimenting, Measuring and Analyzing Results from Tests
    Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Design Solutions for Technology-driven Problems
    Develop problem-solving skills to develop business solutions based upon networking, computing, and electronic devices.
  • Apply Knowledge of Math and Science Principles through Programming
    Apply knowledge of math and science principles through programming to solve well-defined technology problems. C++.Net is the primary programming language used.
  • Digital Literacy
    Learn to apply and utilize appropriate digital technologies for data and information acquisition, storage, retrieval, analysis, interpretation and communication.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Earn an additional credential with our unique 2-in-1 design. All courses in our Information Technology (IT) Essentials certificate program are embedded within our associate in Information Technology & Networking program. So you can earn a certificate on the way to your associate degree.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Associate in Information Technology and Networking program may consider careers such as:

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Computer Systems Analyst

Essentials Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition
SPCH275 Public Speaking


ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions

Social Sciences

SOCS185 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

MATH114 Algebra for College Students
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD205 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

Tech Core Courses

Tech Core

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW191 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking
NETW211 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Academic Catalog

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Related Programs

1Number of credit hours and courses vary by program. See catalog for complete details. En-route associate degree credits apply to the relevant bachelor’s degree.
2As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
**Must declare a specialization by 30 credit hours for associate degree program and 60 credit hours for bachelor’s degree program.

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.