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Information Technology

Associate's Degree

Prepare for a career needed in nearly every industry, by gaining skills in the fundamentals of IT. In as few as 18 months, our online Information Technology degree can help you develop the foundational skills to troubleshoot and resolve issues on multiple devices.1 You’ll be prepared to provide quality technical assistance to users while employing resolution strategies and industry best practices.

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three designated industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed May 30, 2018] https://www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

Industry Certifications

Our Information Technology degree curriculum is designed to help prepare you for valuable certification exams, including CompTIA® A+ (parts 1 and 2), Security+, CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft® MCSA Windows 10.

Regional Accreditation and Industry Alignment

Rasmussen College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This Technology degree program is aligned with industry leaders such as CompTIA and Microsoft® IT Academy so you can feel confident pursuing optimum IT training and job outlook.

Online Courses Go Where You Go

We applaud your dedication to grow despite your busy life. Our online learning options were designed to give you more control and balance over your schedule.

Flex Choice® = Self-Directed Assessments

This Associate's degree is available with Flex Choice self-directed assessment offerings, which allows you to blend traditional online courses with self-directed assessments that provide optional coaching assistance. Assessments provide more flexibility, and—at $99 per attempt—this is a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know. For additional information, visit our Flex Choice page.

Credentials Offered

Information Technology

Associate's Degree

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning options

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

Intended for

Students who see technology not as a job, but as a lifestyle, and are interested in technological innovations. Students looking to pursue an exciting information technology careers utilizing cutting-edge technology in a business setting and solving problems with a broad range of software and hardware.

Prepares you for

Computer user support specialist, deskside support technician, helpdesk/service desk support specialist, field service technician, end-user support specialist

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Turn Your Education into a Career

We’ve made advancing your IT career easier by offering Information Technology courses that fit into a busy, working schedule. You’ll experience practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses, which will prepare you to succeed across a wide range of industries. Our cutting-edge curriculum is also designed to help prepare students to earn in-demand industry certifications, including CompTIA® A+ (parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft® MSA Windows 10. Rasmussen College will reimburse you for up to three exam application fees.2 When you’re ready to advance your education even further and are interested in gaining valued management skills, you can transfer your Associate’s degree credits into our Bachelor’s degree in IT Management.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.3 Here is just one example of where an Information Technology degree can take you.

Computer User Support Specialist

  • BLS Earnings Data:3

    • $30,550 10th Percentile
    • $38,690 25th Percentile
    • $50,210 50th Percentile
  • BLS Projected Growth 2016–2026:3

    11%

  • BLS Typical Entry-Level Education:

    • Some college, no degree
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