Prepare for a career needed in nearly every industry, by gaining skills in the fundamentals of IT. Our Information Technology Associate’s degree helps you develop the foundational skills to troubleshoot and resolve issues on multiple devices—and you’ll be prepared to provide quality technical assistance to users while employing resolution strategies and industry best practices. You’ll learn to communicate effectively, think critically and act ethically in a variety of professional contexts. When you want to advance your education and gain valued management skills, you can seamlessly transfer your Associate’s degree credits into our Bachelor’s degree in IT Management.
With your Associate's degree, you can choose our Flex Choice® option which allows you to combine traditional courses and self-directed assessments to save time and money while pursuing a degree on a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
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- Course plan customized for you
- Support and financial aid planning
- Career path guidance with no obligation
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Gain In-Field Technology Skills Employers Seek
Through career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your computer information technology courses, you can prepare for a successful technology career across a wide range of industries. Our program is designed to help you gain relevant technology skills employers seek, including:
Foundations in Technology
Understand the basics of information technology, including systems analysis, network analysis, programming, information security and business applications.
Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
Learn to solve technical problems and provide help desk support by practicing critical-thinking and troubleshooting methodologies across various real-world scenarios.
Mobile Support Principles
Explore the challenges of supporting mobile devices within a business. Gain skills to address issues that arise when employees use their own mobile devices and/or work remotely.
Students at the Associate’s degree level are prepared for the following certification exams.
• CompTIA® A+ (parts 1 and 2)
• CompTIA Network+
• Microsoft® MSA Windows 10
Aligned With Industry Leaders
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CompTIA is the leading association representing the international technology community, developing specialized initiatives and programs dedicated to major areas within the IT industry, including convergence technology, e-commerce, IT training, software services, certification, public policy and workforce development. Its goal is to provide a unified voice, global advocacy and leadership, and to advance industry growth through standards, professional competence, education and business solutions.
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Microsoft IT Academy
The Microsoft IT Academy program provides a complete IT education solution that helps differentiate students in today's competitive job market while broadening their employment opportunities. The program is designed to help drive employability, digital literacy, technical and STEM-focused training and certification, and 21st-century workforce development for students.
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Our Grads Work Across Industries
Graduates from our School of Technology programs are working for leading industries, including:*
- Financial Services
117 Years of Successful Graduates
At Rasmussen College, we’ve been dedicated to our mission of preparing students for career success since 1900.
*Industry information reported by Rasmussen College graduates. This list does not constitute an endorsement of Rasmussen College by the industries shown above. Listing does not guarantee or imply that future employment opportunities within these industries will be available.
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Program Entry Requirements
Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores and your GPA does not affect acceptance. However, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.
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How Much Could You Earn as a Technology Professional
In-Demand Career Options for Your Future
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), earning a degree, regardless of the field of study, can improve income potential.* Here is the average salary and projected job growth for technology professionals:
|Job Title(s)||10th Percentile||25th Percentile||50th Percentile||Job Growth (By Year 2026)|
|Computer User Support Specialist||$29,400||$37,810||$49,390||11%|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed September 13, 2017] www.bls.gov/oes/. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed December 13, 2017] 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.
How Much Will it Cost?
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We Help Make College Affordable
At Rasmussen College, we believe higher education should be a successful investment. That’s why we offer affordable options that make earning your degree attainable. See how you can save:
- Flex Choice® learning option
- Loans and Grants
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Corporate and Military Discounts
- Seamless transfer policies
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program:
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Program Page Methodology and Disclosures
Time to Complete
Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
Industry Certification Exams
Rasmussen College will reimburse the application fee for each first attempt of all of the industry certification exams for which you qualify to take. 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.
**Rasmussen College will cover the application fee for each qualified student's first exam attempt. Should a student need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing score, the student will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees.