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.

Fall Quarter 2014

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

October 6
Fall Quarter begins
November 10
Fall Mid-Quarter begins
December 21
Fall Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

October 6
Fall I Session begins
November 16
Fall I Session ends
November 17
Fall II Session begins
December 28
Fall II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

November 11
Veterans Day
November 27
Thanksgiving
November 28
Thanksgiving
December 25
Christmas Day
Winter Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

January 5
Winter Quarter begins
February 9
Winter Mid-Quarter begins
March 22
Winter Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

January 5
Winter I Session begins
February 15
Winter I Session ends
February 16
Winter II Session begins
March 29
Winter II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

January 1
New Year's Day
January 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Spring Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

April 6
Spring Quarter begins
May 11
Spring Mid-Quarter begins
June 21
Spring Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

April 6
Spring I Session begins
May 17
Spring I Session ends
May 18
Spring II Session begins
June 28
Spring II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

May 25
Memorial Day

Summer Quarter 2015

Traditional Programs Calendar
Traditional programs include 11 weeks of course work, with a two-week break between quarters.

July 6
Summer Quarter begins
August 10
Summer Mid-Quarter begins
September 20
Summer Quarter ends

AcceleratED and Flex Choice Calendar
Programs with the AcceleratED or Flex Choice learning options include two sessions of 6-week courses, with a one-week break between terms.

July 6
Summer I Session begins
August 16
Summer I Session ends
August 17
Summer II Session begins
September 27
Summer II Session ends

Holidays - Campuses Closed

July 4
Independence Day
September 7
Labor Day

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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