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 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 Quarter 2014 begins
May 18
Spring Quarter 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
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.

May 19
Early Summer Quarter 2014 begins
May 26
Holiday - Memorial Day, campuses closed
June 29
Early Summer Quarter 2014 ends
July 4
Holiday - Independence Day, campuses closed
July 7
Summer Quarter 2014 begins
August 17
Summer Quarter 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 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.

August 18
Early Fall Quarter 2014 begins
September 1
Holiday - Labor Day, campuses closed
September 28
Early Fall Quarter 2014 ends
October 6
Fall Quarter 2014 begins
November 11
Holiday - Veteran's Day, campuses closed
November 16
Fall Quarter 2014 ends
Winter Quarter 2014

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 6
Winter Quarter 2014 begins
January 20
Holiday - Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
March 23
Winter Quarter 2014 ends

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

November 18
Early Winter Quarter 2014 begins
November 28
Holiday - Thanksgiving Day, campuses closed
December 25
Holiday - Christmas Day, campuses closed
December 29
Early Winter Quarter 2013 ends
January 1
Holiday - New Year's Day, campuses closed
January 6
Winter Quarter 2014 begins
January 20
Holiday - Martin Luther King Day, campuses closed
February 16
Winter Quarter 2014 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® 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
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, 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.


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