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In your ideal tech career, would you rather…

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  • More hands-on
  • Less math-intensive
  • Focused less on programming, coding or scripting
  • Less hands-on
  • More math-intensive
  • More creative
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In your ideal tech career, would you prefer to be…

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  • Enjoy working with, helping and managing others
  • Are excellent planners and enjoy creating and following processes
  • Love troubleshooting and problem-solving
  • Are meticulous and enjoy working methodically
  • Enjoy the challenge of keeping up-to-date on trends and issues
  • Don’t mind flying under the radar in an organization
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Do you have an Associate’s degree or relevant experience?

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Do you have an Associate’s degree or relevant experience?

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Relevant experience can come from a variety of places—on the job training, work experience, military training and certifications earned may all help. A Rasmussen College program manager can help you determine where you stand—call 888-549-6755 for additional guidance.

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Would you like your education to be…

Need help deciding? Things to consider:

  • Want an understanding of the underlying logic and principles that drive programming languages
  • Would rather learn how to create their own specialized tools vs. use tools created by others
  • Are comfortable with open-ended problem-solving
  • Want a more functional understanding of programming and coding languages that can be used for specific purposes
  • Prefer to learn how to use existing tools and software for their desired role
  • Aren’t interested in creating software programs
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Do you have an Associate’s degree or relevant programming experience?

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Relevant experience can come from a variety of places—on the job training, work experience, military training and certifications earned may all help. A Rasmussen College program manager can help you determine where you stand—call 888-549-6755 for additional guidance.

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Which would you prefer?

Need help deciding? Things to consider:

  • Want to understand—and recreate—what happens behind-the-scenes of websites
  • Would like to collaborate with creative professionals to bring web designs to life
  • Would like to learn languages like HTML, JavaScript and C#
  • Want to learn how to spot data trends and use them to inform important decisions
  • Enjoy statistics-based math
  • Would like to learn languages like R, Python® and SQL

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The programs and careers on this path are an important piece of the critical infrastructure that keeps our modern economy moving. You have multiple options that can prepare you for the design and maintenance of networks and systems—so let’s dig in a little further.

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Programs focused on the coding, development and data analysis side of the tech field open up a world of career possibilities—but we’ll need to narrow it down further to find the program that best fits you.

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Having a strong understanding of programming concepts can provide you with a lot of career flexibility.

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There’s a ton to cover in programming, coding and data analysis—so it’s perfectly reasonable to want to start with a narrower focus. Let’s hear some more about your preferences.

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Network Systems Administration Associate’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the Network Systems Administration degree program can expect to learn the fundamentals of networking and systems administration. This includes the setup, design and troubleshooting of networked hardware and software for large-scale, enterprise-level networks.

  • Cisco® Network Routing and Switching

  • Networking Security
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Network Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Technician

Cisco, iOS and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Information Technology Associate’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the Information Technology Associate’s degree program will learn the fundamentals of IT including troubleshooting hardware and software, networking, and virtualization. This program prepares students to sit for resume-boosting industry certification exams like CompTIA® A+ and CompTIA® Network+.

  • Operating Systems
  • Networking Security
  • Administering Windows Server
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Help Desk Administrator
  • Field Service Technician

CompTIA is a registered trademark of CompTIA Properties, LLC. Microsoft, Windows and Microsoft Azure are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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Information Technology Management Bachelor’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the IT Management Bachelor’s degree program will build upon their foundation of IT support skills with coursework that prepares them for management-level decision-making. Focus areas include project management, the analysis and design of IT systems, risk management and operational best practices.

  • IT Systems Design
  • Enterprise Application Support
  • IT Project Management
  • IT Project Manager
  • Information Technology Analyst
  • Information Technology Manager
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Cyber Security Bachelor’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the Cyber Security Bachelor’s degree program will be equipped with the technical skills needed to keep valuable data as secure as possible. Focus areas include threat assessment, risk management strategies, cryptography and understanding the tools and tactics used by hackers and other bad actors. This program prepares students for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner® (SSCP), Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA) and CompTIA® Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) industry certifications.

  • Advanced Network Security
  • Cryptography
  • Malware Reverse Engineering
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Engineer

CompTIA, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) are registered trademarks of CompTIA Properties, LLC. Cisco, iOS and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) are registered trademarks of Cisco Systems, Inc. Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) is a registered trademark of (ISC)², Inc. Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) is a registered trademark of ISACA.

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Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the Data Analytics Bachelor’s degree program will be equipped with the in-demand data skills needed to drive change for organizations in today’s digital economy. Students will learn to extract, “clean” and manipulate information from large data sets; analyze data for trends and insights and to create visually compelling representations of data. This includes learning programming languages such as SQL, R and Python® and mastering tools and platforms Excel®, Tableau® and Microsoft Azure®.

  • Data Analysis and Optimization
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Specialist

Microsoft, Windows and Microsoft Azure are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Tableau is a registered trademark of Tableau Software. Python is a registered trademark of The Python Software Foundation.

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Software Application Development Associate’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the Software Application Development Associate’s degree program will learn the fundamental skills needed to test, design, modify and build software. This includes coursework covering C++, Java®, C# and SQL—an excellent foundation for any programming or software development career.

  • Advanced Database Programming Techniques
  • Object-oriented Programming
  • Foundations of Software Design
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Mobile App Developer

Java is a registered trademark of Oracle.

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Computer Science Bachelor’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the Computer Science Bachelor’s degree program will learn how to design, modify, develop and deploy software applications that leverage cloud computing and mobile technology. Coursework will prepare students with software engineering fundamentals like application architecture, development languages and methodologies.

  • Database Implementation Strategies for Programmers
  • Windows™/iOS® Programming

  • Advanced Mobile Web Application Development
  • Cloud Application Engineer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Software Developer

Microsoft, Windows and Microsoft Azure are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. iOS is a registered trademark of Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Web Programming Associate’s degree

What Can I Expect to Learn?

Students enrolled in the Web Programming Associate’s degree program will develop a deep understanding of the systems and languages that power sophisticated professional websites. In this program students will learn important web programming and scripting languages like HTML, JavaScript®, Java®, PHP and C#.

  • Database Fundamentals
  • Web Programming
  • Web Frameworks
  • Front-end Developer
  • Back-end Developer
  • Web Application Developer

Java and JavaScript are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation.

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