Specialized Associate Degree in Information Technology

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Objective: During this 18-month Information Technology degree program, you’ll learn about computer hardware and a wide variety of network technologies. Coursework for the Specialized Associate Degree in Information Technology is designed to prepare you for industry IT certifications and entry-level positions as an information technician, network administrator, or systems engineer.

Upon completion of 1,080 hours of core classes, graduates choose a 360-hour concentration in one of three areas:

  • Microsoft: Students prepare for several Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams to become certified as Microsoft Certified Solutions Associates (MCSA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Experts (MCSE). MCP exam fees, ranging from $60 to $225, are included in the program costs.
     
  • Cybersecurity: Students prepare for the Security+, Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), and PenTest+ certifications, as well as Microsoft exams.
     
  • Linux: Students prepare for Linux Professional Institute and Red Hat certifications, as well as Microsoft exams.

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My boyfriend went to Empire College and majored in I.T. He told me to check out the college, and when I did, I knew that Empire was the school for me.

Haley Cleveland

Business Graduate, A/P Accounting Clerk, Dasco Inc.

One of the things that I appreciate about going to Empire College was that the training was so hands-on.

Yesenia Avalos

Medical Assistant Coordinator, West County Health Centers

Walking across the graduation stage already employed with a full-time job was very gratifying.

Nancy Clark

Paralegal, Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc.

I had a lot of friends go through Empire who had a great experience. If you want a solid IT foundation to get out in the workforce, it’s the place to be.

Blake Buchanan

Service Desk Analyst, Davita Medical Group