What Are the Top Schools for a Computer Information Technology Associate's Degree?

In an associate's degree in computer information technology, you'll learn about hardware, software, networks and databases. Learn about three top U.S. schools for earning this associate's degree ranked by community college rankings and program offerings. Schools offering Information Technology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

What Makes a Top Computer Information Technology School?

Top schools for an associate's degree in computer information technology prepare students for work experience and certification exams. They may also have favorable transfer agreements for students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Top Schools for Computer Information Technology

Chipola College in Marianna, FL

Chipola College offers an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology. These programs include classes in business planning and management, finance, and computer hardware and software. Graduates should be able to work in user support, computer or network installation, field services or PC and network maintenance positions. Students can earn:

  • Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology
  • Associate in Arts in Computer Information Technology (for transfer students)

Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC

Southwestern Community College (SCC) offers an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Technology. Students who complete this degree can begin careers in information technology or transfer credits to a 4-year degree program at schools that SCC has transfer agreements with, such as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Franklin University and East Carolina University. The school's comprehensive program prepares graduates to sit for industry-recognized certification exams. The following degree is available:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Technology

Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA

Ellsworth Community College offers an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Applied Science in Computer Applications in Business and an Associate in Arts in Management Information Systems. These programs include general education, business and computer courses that can transfer to 4-year colleges, if desired. Students learn business basics, such as accounting, followed by exposure to several different computer systems, operating systems and programming languages. These degrees are offered:

  • Associate in Arts in Computer Applications in Business
  • Associate in Applied Science in Computer Applications in Business
  • Associate in Arts in Management Information Systems

Other Computer Information Technology Programs

College/UniversityInstitution TypeLocationEstimated Undergrad In-State Tuition*
Mount Hood Community College2-year, Public Gresham, OR$5,000
Amarillo College2-year, Public Amarillo, TX$3,000
Arizona Western College2-year, Public Yuma, AZ$3,000
Baltimore City Community College2-year, Public Baltimore, MD$3,000
Baton Rouge Community College2-year, Public Baton Rogue, LA$4,000
Berkshire Community College2-year, Public Pittsfield, MA$5,500
Central New Mexico Community College2-year, Public Albuquerque, NM$2,000
Chattanooga State Community College2-year, Public Chattanooga, TN$4,000
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College2-year, Public Cincinnati, OH$4,000
Community College of Denver2-year, Public Denver, CO$5,000

*Source: NCES, U.S. Department of Education

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