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Information Technology Degrees at CTU Denver South
CTU Denver South’s Information Technology (IT) degree programs help students prepare to meet the computer technology needs of organizations in various industries including business, healthcare, government and education. Students have the opportunity to develop practical, hands-on knowledge and expertise in installing, customizing and maintaining hardware and software applications to support an organization’s activities. Students can also focus on specialized degree plans in disciplines such as data or network management, web development, and IT security.
Technology is no longer just for business. We use it to stay in touch, to read about our world and to access games and media for entertainment. Computers, tablets, smart phones and other high-tech devices are everywhere – and our reliance on this technology requires people in Information Technology fields to create and maintain these tools.
CTU’s IT faculty is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to develop the skills they need to become IT professionals. Our faculty are talented instructors with real-world experience who are passionate about teaching, and they work hard to establish genuine rapport with their students in an interactive learning environment.
At CTU Denver South, we understand some Information Technology students will choose to pursue industry-recognized certifications. According to a CompTIA survey published in 2020, 88% of employers surveyed believe IT certifications* are valuable to validate a candidate's skills in the hiring process.1
On-Campus and Online IT Programs
Our Denver South and virtual campuses offer the following Information Technology degrees and concentrations:
Associate of Science in Information Technology
Information is the lifeblood of any organization, and from finance to operations to personnel, more information is available today than ever before. As a result, businesses must create robust IT systems and applications to handle this data.
Our associate degree in Information Technology is designed to help you develop relevant skills in the IT field. Combining the study of business, hardware technologies and coding, this dynamic program provides you with the opportunity to learn practical IT solutions for a wide range of business challenges. You can also work to develop proficiencies in industry-relevant software tools, examine basic network architecture and study the general protocols of data communication. Some classes you may take include UNIX Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Database Systems and Introduction to Computer Security.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Our BSIT degree is designed to provide students with the opportunity to establish a strong foundation in programming, systems administration, security, architecture, databases and ethics. CTU also offers a number of concentrations for the bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, which gives students the opportunity to focus their study in a particular area of interest, including:
- Network Management
Our curriculum gives students access to common core and concentration-specific courses, giving them the opportunity use technology to find solutions for all types of business challenges. Examples of classes you may take include Introduction to Computer Security, Structured Query Language for Data Management, and Introduction to Programming Logic.
We also offer a business administration degree with a concentration in Information Technology for those looking to study business fundamentals as well as IT.
Master of Science in Information Technology
CTU’s MSIT degree program is designed to help students build an advanced foundation in IT and technical depth in enterprise level IT solutions. The curriculum includes subject matter such as enterprise data management, networking and telecommunications, and information systems security. Courses students take can include Computer Systems Security Foundations, Enterprise Systems Architecture and Enterprise Data Management.
Job Growth in IT
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and IT-related occupations are projected grow by 12% (or faster than average) from 2018 through 2028. This includes careers in computer programming, information security analysis, software development, computer systems administration, and more.2 In addition, Colorado ranked 16th in the nation for tech employment in 2020, and it was estimated that 15.1% of the state’s economic contributions came from the tech sector.3
Study When It’s Convenient for You
At CTU Denver South, we understand how difficult it can be to balance a career, a family and a degree program. Therefore, we make it possible for you to accomplish your learning objectives your way. At CTU, you can combine on campus and online classes to suit your lifestyle as well as your individual learning style.
The Fast Track
CTU Fast Track™ is a great way for students with prior knowledge and experience to accelerate their degree program. With Fast Track, you can participate in a series of exams designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives. If you pass, you can earn college credit for this knowledge and complete your course requirements faster. By passing CTU Fast Track™ exams, you can save up to 30% in time and money.** As an added bonus, Fast Track exams are available at no extra cost to all CTU students.
Are you interested in pursuing an IT degree at CTU Denver South? Request more information from our Admissions Advisors.
1 “Workforce and Learning Trends 2020.” CompTIA, January 2020. https://comptiacdn.azureedge.net/webcontent/docs/default-source/research-reports/comptia-it-workforce-and-learning-trends-2020.pdf?sfvrsn=68a13c23_4.
2 “Computer and Information Technology Occupations.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm (Visited 4/10/20). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary."
3 “Cyberstates 2020.” CompTIA, January 2020. https://comptiacdn.azureedge.net/webcontent/docs/default-source/research-reports/comptia-cyberstates-2020.pdf?sfvrsn=39494164_0
*Colorado Technical University cannot guarantee that graduates of this program will be eligible to take third party certification examinations. Certification requirements for taking and passing these exams are controlled by outside entities and are subject to change without notice to CTU.
**The ability to reduce time in school and/or reduce tuition depends on the number of CTU Fast TrackTM 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.