School of Technology

Degrees to Meet Today’s Technology and Business Needs

Demand for technology professionals is growing in all industries. At our School of Technology, you can earn your Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s degree or Diploma, and start or advance your IT career in a range of roles, including network and computer support technician, network administrator, information technology manager, information security analyst, software engineer and game and simulation programmer. Position yourself to succeed in a technology career through:

  • Relevant, rigorous coursework to develop skills sought by employers in a range of industries
  • Applied and theoretical learning in both online and on-campus environments
  • Hands-on experience in labs, clubs and internships
  • Mentoring and guidance from industry-professional faculty members
  • Our alliances with CompTIA® Academy, EMC2 Academic Alliance and Microsoft IT Academy ensure our curriculum is designed to help our students pass the most in-demand certification exams—the cost of which is fully-reimbursed*
  • Course credit for select technology certifications you’ve already earned—saving you time and money

Explore your degree and specialization options in Computer Science, Software Application Development, Information Security, Information Technology Management or Game and Simulation Programming by reading our program descriptions under each program’s Course Highlights section.

*Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.

CompTIA is a registered trademark of CompTIA Properties, LLC.

Microsoft is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

Spring Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring Quarter 2014 begins
May 12
Spring Mid Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday — Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 22
Spring Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

April 7
Spring I Session 2014 begins
May 18
Spring I Session 2014 ends
May 19
Spring II Session 2014 begins
June 29
Spring II Session 2014 ends
Summer Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
August 11
Summer Mid Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday — Labor Day, campuses closed
September 21
Summer Quarter 2014 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

July 4
Holiday — Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer I Session 2014 begins
August 17
Summer I Session 2014 ends
August 18
Summer II Session 2014 begins
September 28
Summer II Session 2014 ends
Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 10
Fall Mid Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday — Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 27
Holiday — Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
November 28
Holiday — Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 21
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
December 25
Holiday — Christmas Day, campuses closed

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

October 6
Fall I Session 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday — Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 16
Fall I Session 2014 ends
November 17
Fall II Session 2014 begins
December 28
Fall II Session 2014 ends
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs are 11 weeks, with two week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday — New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 5
Winter Quarter 2015 begins
January 19
Holiday — Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 9
Winter Mid Quarter 2015 begins
March 22
Winter Quarter 2015 ends

AcceleratED Programs Calendar
AcceleratED programs are 6 weeks, with a one week break in-between quarters.

January 1
Holiday — New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 5
Winter I Session 2015 begins
January 19
Holiday — Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 8
Winter I Session 2015 ends
February 9
Winter II Session 2015 begins
March 29
Winter II Session 2015 ends

Listed below are some examples of the advanced industry-standard hardware and software that Rasmussen College provides to our School of Technology students.

Technology changes quickly, and at the School of Technology, we pride ourselves on keeping current with these changes; as such, the list below will change from time to time as we update our offerings. Check with your program manager for the most recent list of hardware and software offered to our School of Technology students.

Software

Microsoft® Azure

Microsoft® Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

Degree programs that use this software

  • Information Technology Management Bachelor’s Degree
Microsoft® software Microsoft DreamSpark™

Includes Microsoft® Visual Studio®, Microsoft® Visio®, and Microsoft® XNA® game license software that allows for Xbox® programming. Various Microsoft® Desktop & Server operating systems.

Each student is provided with this software package to use throughout their degree program and for non-commercial use after graduation.

Degree programs that use this software

  • All programs in the School of Technology will use this software
Adobe® Creative Suite® 

This master collection of software includes every major Adobe product: Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Dreamweaver®, Flash®, Premiere Pro®, After Effects®, Soundbooth®, Indesign®, Fireworks®, and Director MX®.

Each student is provided with this software package to use throughout their degree program and throughout their career without restriction.

Degree programs that use this software

  • Web Programming
Amazon® EC2

Amazon® Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers.

Degree programs that use this software

  • Information Technology Management Diploma, Associate's and Bachelor's Degrees
VMware® Academic Program 

Includes VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, VMware Player.

Each student is provided with this software package to use throughout their degree program.

Degree programs that use this software

  • Information Technology Management Bachelor's Degree
FTP space 

Server location where students can build and host websites.

Degree programs that use this software

  • Computer Science, Software Application Development, Web Programming, Game & Simulation Programming

 

Hardware

PC kit (does not include a monitor, keyboard, or mouse) 

This PC kit includes all parts required to build a fully operational PC, including a Processor, RAM, Motherboard, and Video Card.

Each student is provided with this hardware to use throughout their degree program and throughout their career without restriction.

Degree programs that use this software

  • Information Technology Management Associate's Degree and Diplomas; specializations in Computer Information Technology, Network Administration, Network Security and General track

 

Trademark information 

*Microsoft, Azure, DreamSpark, Visual Studio (Basic, C++), Visio, Vista, Windows, Xbox, XNA, XP Pro and other products listed are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
*Adobe, After Effects, Director MX, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and Soundbooth and are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.
*Amazon is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc.


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