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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