Associate of Arts
- Information Technology

Flexible, Affordable, Accredited

The Associate of Arts in Information Technology (AAIT) program provides the foundation and skills necessary for entry into the field of Information Technology. The attainment of an Associate’s Degree meets the needs of adult students before they embark on a professional program or higher degree levels.

Flexible, Affordable, Accredited

The Associate of Arts in Information Technology (AA-IT) program provides the foundation and skills necessary for entry into the field of Information Technology. The attainment of an Associate Degree meets the needs of adult students before they embark on a professional program or higher degree levels.

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Admission Requirements

1) High school diploma, GED, or its recognized equivalent

2) Application for Admission

3) Complete New Student Orientation

Career Outcomes:

Possible career avenues with an Associate of Art in Information Technology

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Information Security Analyst

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Database Administrator

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IT Technician

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Software Developer

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Network Support Specialist

What will CIU’s online Associates of Art in Information Technology teach me?

An Associate of Arts degree in Information Technology will enable students to demonstrate sound understanding of organizational principles, quality assurance and leadership in information technology positions. The AA-IT is also an important milestone for students’ educational goals.

Information Technology Course Topics Include:

Database Management

Internet Security

Legal in Information Technology

Business Communication

Online Associates's in Information Technology (AA-IT) Course Schedule:

The Associate of Arts degree in General Education requires completion of 60 semester credits of coursework which includes 27 credits of General Education, 9 credits of General Foundations Courses, and 24 credits of Elective courses.

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1. General Education: 30 Credits/10 Courses

A. English Communication: 6 Credits/2 Courses

  • GEN 101 English Composition I
  • GEN 201 English Composition II

B. Mathematics/Science/Computer Science: 6 Credits/2 Courses

  • GEN 104 Mathematics
  • GEN 105 Algebra

C. Social Science: 6 Credits/2 Courses

  • ACE 100 Accelerate, Connect, Equip
  • Social Sciences Elective (100/200)

D. Humanities and Fine Arts: 6 Credits/2 Courses

  • GEN 102 United States History
  • GEN 103 United States Government

E. General Education or Elective (100/200): 6 Credits/2 Courses

  • Elective
  • Elective

2. Information Technology Courses: 30 Credits/10 Courses

  • BUS 201 Business and Society
  • BUS 215 Business Communications
  • BUS 225 Fundamentals of Business Ethics
  • ECO 215 Survey of Economics
  • IST 227 Information Technology in Business
  • IST 228 Data Communications and Distributed Networks
  • IST 234 Fundamentals of Database Management
  • IST 235 Legal Issues in Information Technology
  • IST 247 Intro to Information System Analysis Design &
    Implementation
  • IST 256 Introduction to Internet Security and Threats

GENERAL ELECTIVE COURSES – (SELECT 2 COURSES FROM THE LIST BELOW)

  • ACC 222

Financial Accounting

  • BUS 214

Business Statistics

  • ECO 220

Macroeconomics

  • FIN 224

Principles of Financial Management

  • IST 225

Computer Systems Architecture

  • MGT 228

Introduction to the Process of Management

  • MGT 251

Organizational Behavior

  • MKT 226

Principles of Marketing

  • General Education or Elective (100/200)

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