Gain the specialized know-how and critical-thinking skills you need for a tech career with our AS in Information Technologies at Southern New Hampshire University. You'll learn to solve fundamental information technology problems and identify current and emerging tools to meet both technical specs and organizational goals. Graduates of SNHU’s IT associate degree online learn the technical skills to qualify for a variety of entry-level IT roles.
If you've earned IT certifications through CompTIA, Oracle, or TestOut, you may be eligible to receive credit toward your degree program. If you’re seeking certification, our IT courses will help you prepare for the exams.
Our Associate of Science in Information Technologies will equip you with the technical knowledge and critical-thinking skills you'll need for a career in information technology. You’ll develop such highly desired skills as software development, website design and data management. The IT associate degree online program aligns with the course requirements for SNHU’s BS in Information Technologies, allowing you to easily parlay your associate degree into a bachelor’s degree.
After completion of the associate degree, you will be able to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your associate in IT at SNHU include:
The U.S. Department of Labor reports that individuals with associate degrees earn over 16 percent more than those with just a high school education. With the IT associate degree online from SNHU, you’ll be qualified to pursue or advance your career in a wide array of entry-level jobs, including systems administrator, IT specialist, security engineer, computer operator and technical support specialist.
Students enrolled in the information technology associate degree program benefit from an IT curriculum that offers a comprehensive general education. Courses are taught by knowledgeable faculty with years of real-world, hands-on experience.
ECO 201 - Microeconomics, MAT 136 - Introduction to Quantitative Analysis, and MAT 243 - Applied Statistics for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are dictated courses for the General Education Program. One (1) General Education course must be from Fine Arts and Humanities (EFAH). One (1) General Education course must be from Science, Technology, and Mathematics (ESTM).
New students are eligible to take a free math assessment that, depending on their score, can earn them up to six math credits toward their degree, saving time and money. Learn more today.
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Learn the fundamentals of programming concepts including data types, variables, decision statements, loops, input and output. Develop simple scripts using common scripting language constructs including lists, literals, and regular expressions. Gain an introduction to programming through hands-on activities that are beginner-friendly.
This course offers a broad introduction to the tools and applications students will need to become successful professionals in the IT environment. Students will examine the core information technologies of human-computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, web systems and technologies, as well as information assurance and security.
This course provides the hardware/software technology background for information technology personnel. Hardware topics include CPU architecture, memory, registers, addressing modes, busses, instruction sets and a variety of input/output devices. Software topics include operating system modules, process management, memory and file system management. Also included are basic network components and multi-user operating systems. Offered every year.
This course provides students with the necessary level of information technology education relative to understanding the uses and roles of information systems in business organizations. Students receive instruction on the information concepts and methodologies associated with the development of business information systems, and their effective application to the solution of business problems. Students learn the major issues of managing information technology in the contemporary business environment and the relationship between organizations' structures and information technology. Team approaches are utilized along with structured computer laboratories and cases using spreadsheet and database management tools. Writing intensive course.
Employ project management strategies specific to IT projects. Examine responsibilities of key stakeholders. Explain project planning with key considerations related to risk management and project tracking.
This course provides an in-depth knowledge of data communications and networking theory, concepts and requirements relative to telecommunications and networking technologies, structures, hardware and software. Emphasis is on the concepts of communications theory and practices, terminology, and the analysis and design of networking applications. Management of telecommunications networks, cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of connectivity options are covered. Students can design, build and maintain a local area network (LAN). Offered as needed.
This course explores the basic concepts in cybersecurity and information assurance. Topics include security policies, models, and mechanisms for secrecy, integrity, and availability of communications and information. The course also covers approaches to prevent, detect and recover from the loss of information, cryptography and its applications, vulnerability scanning, functions of a chief security officer software applications and web services for maintaining information security and security in computer networks and distributed systems.
This course emphasizes the algebra and concepts of functions. Students will learn the properties and graphing techniques for different types of functions including: linear, polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Students will also learn to solve a variety of real world problems that rely on a number of different problem solving strategies and an understanding of these different types of functions. This course is intended for those students who wish to prepare for Calculus.
The human relations skills that managers need to develop interaction skills that contribute directly to effective human resource management and the development of higher productivity are studied. Skill areas include leadership, motivation, communications, group dynamics, organizational development, management by objectives, and stress and time management. Students learn techniques for becoming more effective managers, subordinates, peers and persons. Students are introduced to the international aspects of human relations.
Free Elective Credits: 9
Total Credits: 60
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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