Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

Networking Concentration

Your Military Occupation Can Shorten Your Path to an IT Degree.

Purdue Global maps your military experience into the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, helping you achieve more, sooner. We provide you the skills to help you succeed in networking careers both inside and outside the military.*

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AAS in IT

We believe your military training should give you a jumpstart on your education. We have evaluated various Signal Corps occupational specialties (MOSs) to help reduce the number of credits required to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology by as much as 66% depending on the skill level achieved (see tables below).

Please note that credit awards listed below are based on the standard training provided to members in these occupations within the last 5 years. Some individuals may have had variations to that training, in which case the credit award may be different. If you completed this training and have not been in the occupation within the last 5 years the award may also vary. The applicable training must be shown on your Joint Services Transcript.   

Don't see your occupation listed? You may still have training that can shorten your path to a degree. An advisor can help coordinate a review of your military transcript to determine if you are eligible for credit.

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology - Network Administrator

  • 25B Information Security Specialist

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    10

    57

    90

    7

    63%

    20

    57

    90

    7

    63%

    30

    60

    90

    6

    67%

    40

    60

    90

    6

    67%

    50

    67

    90

    5

    74%

    25N Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    10

    41

    90

    10

    46%

    20

    45

    90

    9

    50%

    30

    60

    90

    6

    67%

    40

    60

    90

    6

    67%

    50

    67

    90

    5

    74%

    25Q Multichannel Transmission Systems Operator-Maintainer

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    10

    35

    90

    11

    39%

    20

    40

    90

    10

    44%

    30

    43

    90

    9

    48%

    40

    43

    90

    9

    48%

    50

    53

    90

    7

    59%

    25S Satellite Communication Systems Operator-Maintainer

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    10

    52

    90

    8

    58%

    20

    52

    90

    8

    58%

    30

    52

    90

    8

    58%

    40

    52

    90

    8

    58%

    50

    62

    90

    6

    69%

    25W Telecommunications Operations Chief

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    40

    60

    90

    6

    67%

    50

    67

    90

    5

    74%

  • 3D032 Cyber Security Systems Operations

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    3D0XX

    35

    90

    10

    39%

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology - IT Generalist

  • 3D032 Cyber Security Systems Operations

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    3D0XX

    35

    90

    10

    39%

  • IT Information Systems Technician

    Service Level

    Credits Fulfilled

    Total Degree Credits Needed

    Courses Remaining

    Reduction for MOS Training

    IT3

    25

    90

    13

    28%

    IT2

    25

    90

    13

    28%

    IT1

    25

    90

    13

    28%

    ITC

    25

    90

    13

    28%

    ITCS

    25

    90

    13

    28%

    ITCM

    25

    90

    13

    28%

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program is designed to provide you with the general education, applied knowledge, and technical and communication skills to pursue a range of entry-level positions in network administration, software programming, and web development.* 

You’ll have the opportunity to develop foundational skills to install and maintain computer networks, troubleshoot hardware and software problems, manage databases, and develop web pages.

Program Highlights

The curriculum emphasizes the following:

  • Foundational knowledge: Communicate and apply core information technologies in information technology professions 
  • Client specifications: Analyze and offer verbal and written resolutions to technical issues faced by users and organizations 
  • System specifications: Apply information technology methodology to evaluate, design, and implement systems 
  • Technology analysis: Evaluate trends, practices, and products to determine their effectiveness for systems and users 
  • Business analysis: Explain the impact of information systems and technology on business or economic processes 
  • Professional development: Demonstrate the importance of professional development and continued education within the IT field 

The networking concentration also provides instruction in:

  • Network Administration
  • Network Security
  • Networking with TCP/IP

What Are the Career Opportunities?

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

What’s Next?

After you have completed your degree, you can move into our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, or choose from other bachelor’s degree programs. Purdue Global also offers master’s degree programs in information technology.


NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.