Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking

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Learn Essential Information Technology and Networking Skills

Interested in technology and wondering where to start? Our Associate Degree 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: Software and Information Systems, Engineering Technology and Information Technology.

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 have the opportunity to learn about the basics of IoT technology, operating systems, programming, hardware, connectivity and security. Our faculty of knowledgeable professors can help you explore the underlying technology of networks and the internet, as well as troubleshooting and configuring these networks. If you choose to continue your studies at DeVry and earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking, some credits may apply towards your selected program1.

Information Technology and Networking Specializations

Once you decide to begin earning your Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking**, you can choose one of the following specializations:

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.


Availability

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.

Questions? We can help!

What You'll Learn

The Associate in Information Technology and Networking program covers the following topics 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.
  • complex problem solving icon

    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. Find out how data analysis can be used to make more efficient databases.
  • experimenting measuring and analyzing icon

    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 icon

    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.
  • apply math and science principles through programming icon

    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

    Learn to apply appropriate technologies in order to solve digital issues and problems within databases.

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.3

Career Opportunities

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

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Computer Systems Analyst

Skill Focused Curriculum

Elements of the curriculum are aligned to industry certifications to help you validate your knowledge and skills as you prepare to pursue such certification exams as:

  • CompTIA A+: The CompTIA A+ certification proves your competence as a computer technician and confirms that you have the basic skills necessary to perform IT work.
  • CompTIA Linux+: This certification shows that you have a baseline level of understanding of Linux operating systems. It covers the installation of Linux systems and the free software and open source licenses associated with the operating system.
  • CompTIA Network+: The CompTIA Network+ certification proves that you are capable of performing entry-level network setup and maintenance.
  • CompTIA Cloud+: This certification covers both cloud computing and virtualization in order to prove your capabilities in both disciplines.

General Education Courses

Communication skills

ENGL112 Composition

One of:

SPCH275 Public Speaking
SPCH276 Intercultural Communication

Humanities

One of:

ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions
ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

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

FAQs: Associate Degree in Information Technology


What is an Associate Degree in Information Technology?

An Associate Degree in Information Technology is an associate-level degree focused on information technology skills such as data analysis, digital literacy and other technology skills. In the general progression of degree types, it falls between a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree. Should you choose to earn an associate degree, you may be able to meet the minimum requirements for a wider range of jobs than you would with just a high school diploma.


What Can I do with an Information Technology Degree?

With an information technology associate degree, you may be able to apply for variety of jobs across different industries. An associate degree in information technology may also prepare you for future educational opportunities at DeVry, such as a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology program.


Do the Classes I Take During an Associate Degree Program Count Toward Future Degrees?

At DeVry, every course taken in our Associate in Information Technology and Networking degree program can be applied directly toward our Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and Networking. To learn more about how you can apply your courses toward other related degree programs4, connect with our Admissions team.


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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 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.
3At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
4For the Associate in Information Technology and Networking program, every course counts towards the Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking program. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.
**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.