Associate’s Degree in Information Technology Network Systems

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The A.A.S. in Information Technology Network Systems Program at EC3PA

Our associate’s degree in information technology and network systems program is intended to give students an understanding of how technology is employed in the modern workplace, while instilling the fundamental technical skills to succeed in a number of entry-level IT roles. A.A.S. in Information Technology credits can be applied toward bachelor’s degree programs in computer science atparticipating PA TRAC colleges.

Required general education courses (10 classes) and electives (2 classes)

As with other EC3PA students, you’ll take FYE 101 (First Year Experience) and ENG 101 (English Composition)during your first semester to acclimate you to life as a college student. Afterward, you’ll have the choice to further bolster your writing skills in ENG 102 (English) or gain confidence as a speaker and listener in ENG 110 (Oral Communications).

In your 7 remaining gen eds and 2 electives, you’ll explore the following subject areas:

  1. Social & behavioral sciences
  2. Artist expression
  3. Cultural awareness
  4. Mathematics
  5. Natural sciences
  6. Technology
  7. Ethics

Program major requirements (8 classes)

In the core classes of our associate’s degree in IT and network systems program, you may learn about:

  • IT hardware and software
  • Operating systems and user interfaces
  • Programming language
  • Network setup and integration
  • Network and system security
  • Databases and applications

Careers You Can Enter With an Associate’s Degree in IT

An associate’s degree in IT and network systems prepares you to enter the workforce directly upon completion in the following fields:

  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer troubleshooter
  • Data security specialist
  • Help desk technician
  • Technical support technician

4-Year Degrees You Can Get With an Associate’s Degree in IT

An associate’s degree in IT and network systems lays a great foundation to build upon for continued technology studies in:

  • Computer science
  • Computer engineering
  • Management information systems

Today’s world depends on technology. Start your path to a career in IT with EC3PA, because tomorrow’s employers will depend on you.