AAS in Information Technology

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The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program at Kaplan University is designed for students who are interested in the information technology field. You can learn more about Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's online Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program offers coursework in areas such as website development, software applications, networking, and programming. Students have the opportunity to gain the foundational skills needed to maintain networks, develop websites, and troubleshoot hardware or software problems. Students can choose one of four career focus areas: application development, help desk administration, network administration, or web development. The program also includes a capstone project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you would like to apply to the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program you should have an interest in computer information technologies. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology with an emphasis in Network Administration program consists of 90 credits. There are 18 core credit requirements, 47 major credit requirements, and 25 open elective credit requirements.

Information Technology Course Requirements

  • Foundations of Technical Communication
  • Introduction to Website Development
  • Software Applications
  • Foundations in Information Technology
  • Database Foundations
  • Desktop Administration
  • Networking Concepts
  • Introduction to Management
  • Associate's Capstone in Information Technology
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Programming Fundamentals for Beginners
    • Foundations of Programming Using Visual Basic
  • College Composition I
  • College Composition II
  • Professional Presence
  • College Algebra

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program at Kaplan University, you could seek information technology positions at a variety of organizations, such as government agencies, hospitals, schools, corporations, and private companies. You could pursue one of the following positions:

  • Programmer analyst
  • Systems administrator
  • Computer support technician

Advanced Degrees

Kaplan University's Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program can help you prepare for entry-level positions in information technology or continued education. Earning a bachelor's degree in a related information technology field could offer additional career options and responsibilities. Below are some bachelor's degrees you may wish pursue:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Network Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science