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Information Technology Articles

Whether you’re a potential student researching IT degree programs before you take the next step on your academic journey or a seasoned professional exploring information technology career paths different from the one you’re in, Colorado Technical University’s information technology articles might be able to shed light on some of your questions or even expose you to IT topics you might want to explore further.

Potential and current information technology majors might want to read up on the skills and characteristics typically possessed by those working in careers in the IT field. Some may also be seeking more information on traditional and online information technology degree programs before making the decision to go back to school to pursue an IT degree. Our information technology articles touch on these topics and more:

CTU’s Information Systems and Technology Degree Program Options

Colorado Technical University offers on-campus and online IT degree program options at the associate, bachelor’s, and master’s levels. The Associate of Science in Information Technology program is offered as an on-campus program at our Colorado Springs and Aurora (Denver area) campuses. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree program is offered in a general track and six concentrations, while the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program is offered in a general track and three concentrations.

CTU offers additional information systems and technology degree-oriented program options in other areas of study, too. Students interested in pursuing an information systems degree may want to consider our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration—Data Analytics and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science—Data Science degree programs. We also offer Master of Business Administration—Data Analytics, Master of Science in Computer Science—Data Science, and Doctor of Computer Science—Big Data Analytics for students interested in computer information systems at the graduate level.

Concentrations in information technology and technology management, as well as a variety of other concentration options, are available through CTU’s School of Business and Management.

Recognized Programs

Colorado Technical University has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.1 This designation is applicable to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology—Security, Master of Science in Information Technology—Security Management, and Master of Science in Management—Information Systems Security programs.

CTU Degree Program Benefits

At Colorado Technical University, we understand that busy adults are looking for flexibility in pursuing their academic goals. Whether you’re taking on-campus or online information technology courses, CTU Mobile and the CTU Virtual Classroom make it possible to access your coursework, including assignments, grades, discussion boards, and more, whenever you’re connected to the Internet, and our proprietary intellipath® learning tool helps create a more efficient and personalized learning experience. Passing CTU Fast Track™ exams,2 transferring-in credits, creating successful Experiential Learning Portfolios (ELPs), and taking advantage of military education benefits3 are just a few of the options you may have at your disposal for reducing your out-of-pocket costs and time to graduation.

If you’ve read our information technology articles and want to learn more, explore CTU’s information systems and technology degree program offerings.


1. The CTU cybersecurity curriculum was certified to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units, and this recognition and certification is valid through 2021.
2. The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of CTU Fast Track™ exams successfully passed. Fast Track program credits are unlikely to transfer. Not all programs are eligible for possible 30% reduction in time and money. Courses eligible subject to change.
3. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for transfer credit policies.

CTU cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. Not all programs are eligible to residents of all states.
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