Associate of Science in Information Technology

Information is the lifeblood of any organization. As more data proliferates from e-communications and web-based initiatives, businesses must continually create more robust systems and applications to handle it. Colorado Technical University’s Associate of Science in Information Technology degree helps you gain the skills you need to hit the ground running. Combining the study of business, hardware technologies and coding, this dynamic program helps you learn practical IT solutions for a wide range of business challenges. You can gain proficiencies on industry-current software tools, learn basic network architecture and setup and understand general protocols of data communication.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

  • Classes start in 10 Weeks

  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  93

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online: Colorado Springs

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  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right associate degree. Potential career paths for those who earn an Associate of Science in Information Technology degree include:2

    • Systems Engineer
    • Software Engineer
    • Systems Analyst
    • Network Specialist
    • Applications Engineer
    • Application Developer
    • Software Developer
    • Applications Analyst
    • Technical Analyst
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  • Curriculum

    The Associate of Science in Information Technology degree satisfies the course requirements for the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management degree programs. Core courses include:

    • UNIX Fundamentals
    • Fundamentals of Database Systems
    • Introduction to Computer Security
    • Web Development
    • Introduction to Programming Logic
    • Introduction to Programming or Introduction to Programming with C++ or Introduction to Programming with C#
    • Client/Server Operating Systems
    • Introduction to Network Management

    Select 4 credits from one specific BSIT Specialization track2 that is technically related (i.e., Programming, Security, Networking, Software Engineering, Web, Database, Data Management, etc.). 

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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about. 3

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    84%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    84%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    89%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    73%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    56%
    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    79%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    79%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    72%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    78%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    78%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.4,5

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    86%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    98%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job6
    97%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    90%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    90%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization6
    88%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    83%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    94%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    88%
    Take direction well
    93%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    91%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    86%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    83%
    Provide input on planning for business
    84%
    Take initiative to lead projects6
    82%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business6
    85%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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1http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime/index.html; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

2Please work with Student Advisor to determine course track.

3Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

4Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

5Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

6Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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