Associate Degree Specialization in Information Systems and Programming.

Learn to Develop Software and Apps.

If you want to develop software applications and programs that businesses and consumers use every day, consider an Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking with a Specialization in Information Systems and Programming from DeVry University. You can earn pursue this program online or in a hybrid format, and you’ll get the flexibility to complete your work on your schedule. What’s more, this program is anchored with Tech Core curriculum, so you’ll get a solid foundation in technology skills and leave better prepared for today’s Internet of Things (IoT) economy.

Get to Know Our Information Systems and Programming Specialization.

Our associate degree specialization in Information Systems and Programming helps you learn to write code, produce software programs and develop apps using industry-recognized programming languages. You’ll also develop skills in operating systems, hardware, connectivity and security―giving you a strong base in engineering technology, IT and information systems.

Choose to specialize in Information Systems and Programming when you earn an Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking with Information Systems and Programming Specialization 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 program1. 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 Information Systems and Programming Specialization covers the following:

  • Digital Devices and Sensors in the IoT Ecosystem
    Learn the fundamentals of network design, security, and management best practices related to the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
  • Communicate Methods and Findings
    Learn to communicate the rationale behind research methods and recommendations while presenting performance objectives, issues and solutions.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Menu-driven Programs
    Explore universal aspects of database systems that are common across programming languages, operating systems, or application types. Learn to code and execute programs and routines that create, insert, update, and delete data.
  • Design Solutions for Technology-driven Problems
    Develop problem-solving skills to develop business solutions based upon networking, computing, and electronic devices.
  • Small Enterprise Networks
    Produce, secure, operate and troubleshoot small enterprise networks by gaining an understanding of the underlying technology of networks and the Internet. Learn networking basics such as the OSI and TCP/IP models, protocols, routers, switches, small network configuration, troubleshooting, and network security.
  • 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.
  • Operating Systems
    Learn to install and configure operating systems using Command Line Interface (CLI). Gain command-line-interface (CLI) knowledge and configure local and wide area networks with routers.
  • Normalized Databases
    Learn about library creation, primary key selection, column identification, defining relationships, normalization, data indexing and storage, and query languages for databases and data warehouses.
  • System, Component and Process Design
    Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  • 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.
  • Develop Applications with C#, .NET, Visual Studio and SQL
  • Collaborate in Dynamic Work Environments
    Learn to collaborate with colleagues in varying locations and environments to coordinate and share information.
  • Multiple Table Systems
    Create multiple table systems by learning about library creation, primary key selection, column identification, defining relationships, normalization, data indexing and storage, and query languages.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Interested in learning how to earn an additional credential while earning your Information Technology & Networking associate degree? Our 2-in-1 designed program allows all courses in our Programming Essentials certificate program to be embedded within this program. So you can earn a certificate on the way to your associate degree.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Information Systems and Programming Specialization may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers: 

  • Applications Programmer Analyst

  • Computer Network Support Specialist

  • Computer Systems Analyst

  • Data Warehouse Specialist

  • Systems Programmer Analyst

Program-Specific Courses

CEIS299 Careers and Technology

Specialized Courses

CEIS236 Database Systems and Programming Fundamentals
CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS247C Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

Tech Core Courses

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


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

Build Skills With Stackable Degrees.

Earn a Credential at Every Step.

You don’t have to wait four years to show a credential on your resume.  At DeVry, several programs are designed to stack. 

  • Start with a shorter credential that takes less time so it’s more affordable
  • Flexible online and on-site classes build your professional skills right away
  • Every course counts toward the next degree level2

How Do Credentials Stack?

Here's an example:  When you earn a Programming Essentials Undergraduate Certificate, every course you completed in the program applies to your Associate Degree in Information Technology and Networking with a specialization in Information Systems Programming, which then stacks into your Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems or Software Development. Build your confidence – and your resume – when you start your journey at DeVry.

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Related Programs

1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s in Software Development, Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
For the AITN program, in the Automation and Electronic Systems specialization every course counts towards the Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology-Electronics, in the Network Systems Administration specialization every course counts towards the Bachelor’s in Information Technology and Networking, in the Information Systems and Programming specialization every course counts towards the Bachelor’s in Software Development and the Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. 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.
*The figures displayed represent the minimum credit hours required for graduation. Additional coursework may be necessary to complete program requirements.

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.