Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking

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Learn Essential Information Technology & Networking Skills

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?

Complimentary Laptop

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.

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

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

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 your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Associate in Information Technology and Networking covers the following through our tech-empowered learning approach:

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    Communicate Methods and Findings

    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
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    System, Component and Process Design

    Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems.
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    Complex Problem Solving

    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
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    Data Analysis

    Learn to draw conclusions by finding patterns and relationships in numerical data with tools used for statistical analysis.
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    Experimenting, Measuring and Analyzing Results from Tests

    Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes.
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    Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments

    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
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    Design Solutions for Technology-driven Problems

    Develop problem-solving skills to develop business solutions based upon networking, computing, and electronic devices.
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    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.
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    Digital Literacy

    Apply appropriate technologies.

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 Systems Security

Program-Specific Courses

Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Academic Catalog

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Program Overview

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Academic Catalog

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Program Overview

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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.