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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology (IT)

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If you are interested in becoming an information technology professional, but need to enhance your skills and knowledge before you seek employment, Purdue Global’s Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology can help prepare you to reach your professional goals.

Associate’s Degree in Information Technology Program Highlights

In addition to offering three concentrations, this IT associate’s degree will give you the opportunity to gain a broad range of skills such as:

  • Install and maintain computer and wireless networks
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software problems
  • Create software applications
  • Manage databases
  • Develop websites
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Concentrations for the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

Choose from one of three concentrations to specialize in:

  • IT Generalist: If you are interested in exploring all aspects of the information technology field, consider the IT generalist specialization. Designed to prepare students for a wide variety of entry-level positions in the industry,* coursework for this concentration focuses on networking, database management, programming, and web development.
  • Programming and Software Development: Study how to develop software for standalone applications, websites, and smartphones using C#, Java, or a combination of PHP, Javascript, HTML5, and CSS for web development programming languages.
  • Networking: From remote workstations to shared servers, computer networking enables individuals to communicate and share information from across the office and the globe. The networking specialization provides an in-depth review of TCP/IP, which is the basis for all forms of networks, and focuses on current industry-accepted practices for troubleshooting and administering Windows-based systems. 
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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

This associate’s degree in information technology is designed to prepare you for entry-level employment in various areas within the information technology field. Upon completing the program, you may qualify to work as a project manager or program manager, for example.* You can also focus on an area of study that best fits your career and educational goals.

Who Should Take this Program?

If you seek entry-level employment in the information technology field or wish to pursue an information technology bachelor's degree in the future, this program is for you.

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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


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December 04, 2019

What Courses Will I Take?

Concentrations in the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology allow you to select a knowledge area that best aligns with your career path. Choose from:

  • IT generalist
  • Programming and software development
  • Networking
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits18
  • Major Credits30
  • Elective Credits42
  • Total Credits90

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Purdue University acquired Kaplan University in March 2018 and created Purdue University Global, which is following the same curriculum format and instructional delivery methods as developed and used by Kaplan University. These disclosures are based on Kaplan University data reported prior to the acquisition.