Computer Information Technology - Associate Degree | Hodges University
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Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology

Program Delivery: On Campus, Online, UPOWER
On campus, online and in a fully online, self-paced format.

The Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the use, development and support of computer systems. The curriculum also gives the student an introduction to liberal arts and business concepts while primarily focusing on obtaining the necessary skills to achieve success and employability in a computer-related field.

Upon completion of the program, the student will have achieved a working knowledge of widely used office application packages, database management tools, website design techniques, networking/hardware essentials, and programming and problem solving skills. Additionally, several opportunities are integrated into the curriculum to assist students in achieving industry recognized certifications (A+ and Network+). All credits earned from this degree are acceptable toward the Hodges University Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program.

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As an added benefit, UPOWER™ gives you control of your education. UPOWER™ is a fully online, self-paced program that enables you to earn your degree quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional college education. UPOWER™ also permits you to earn maximum credit for your prior learning, including skills you may have acquired on the job or through military service.

Is an Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology Degree Right for Me?

The Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the use, development, and support of computer systems. This degree offers a great pathway to begin in an entry-level computing support specialist position to gain industry experience while continuing on to a more specialized degree within the bachelor’s degree program.

This program may be a good choice for you if:

  • You enjoy working with new and innovative technologies.
  • You are a skillful troubleshooter and problem solver.
  • You demonstrate sound critical thinking skills.
  • You are a good communicator.
  • You enjoy working with others.

What is the Computer Information Technology Career Outlook?

Employment of computer support specialists is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

What Can I Do with This Degree?

TECHNICAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

  • Test and evaluate network systems
  • Perform network maintenance
  • Troubleshoot networks
  • Troubleshoot Internet systems

HELP DESK TECHNICIANS

  • Effectively communicate with customers
  • Evaluate customer technical issues
  • Troubleshoot and solve technical issues
  • Perform repairs on computer equipment and hardware devices
  • Provide training and documentation for computer users

Source:http://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-support-specialists.htm#tab-6

What Will I Learn?

You may enter the Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology on-campus or online program during any semester. A full-time student enrolled in 12 semester hour credits per term, or typically three courses, can complete this program in approximately two years.

In the UPOWER™ program, you may begin six months of unlimited course access on the first day of any month. You will be required to complete a minimum of 12 credits during you’re the six months. However there is no limit on the number of credits you may earn during the period

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How is Hodges University’s Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology Program Different?

The Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology curriculum gives students an introduction to liberal arts and business concepts while primarily focusing on obtaining the necessary skills to achieve success and employability in a computer-related field in today’s business environment.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will have achieved a working knowledge of widely used office application packages, database management tools, website design techniques,networking/hardware essentials, and programming and problem solving skills. In addition, there are several opportunities integrated into the curriculum to assist students in achieving industry recognized certifications (A , MOUS, MCP,and ICCP). All credits earned from this degree are acceptable toward the Hodges University’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology program.

UPOWER LogoUPOWER™ Self-Paced Competency-Based Learning

Take advantage of your current knowledge with our UPOWER™ competency-based learning format. UPOWER™ is a self-paced, academically rigorous and highly affordable degree completion option that allows students to get maximum credit for prior learning, including previous work experience. Students receive the same high-quality education they would expect in a traditional classroom. However, students also have the advantage of completing courses and working with faculty at their own pace while earning their master’s degree at a fraction of the cost of a typical college education.

Our Programs Are Certified

CNSS Logo(2)The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has certified Hodges University’s Fisher School of Technology curriculum in information security for compliance with the requirements and standards of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Certifications included concentrations in information security, and networking and security in our undergraduate program.

Our Faculty

Fisher School of Technology students also have the advantage of learning from faculty members who have real-world experience.

Our Curriculum and Technology

The Associate in Science in Computer Information Technology program at Hodges University provides unique educational advantages through this career-oriented program, while focusing on the technical skills most useful in the computer technology field.

Several opportunities are integrated into the curriculum to assist students in achieving industry recognized certifications:

 Hodges University provides extensive computer hardware and software for hands-on student use. The University offers students the use of updated computer systems with the Microsoft Office Suite of products, Microsoft Visual Studio, local and wide area networks, direct access to the internet, a technology oriented library and technology labs. More than half of our classrooms at Hodges are equipped with a computer for each seat, including several classrooms that are outfitted for advanced technology studies.

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Your admissions coordinator will:

  • Help you complete the application in its entirety.
  • Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
  • Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
  • Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
  • Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
  • Give you information regarding your orientation.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!

Your Faculty Members

Al Ball
Dean, Fisher School of Technology
aball@hodges.edu
Daniel Long
Adjunct Faculty
dlong@hodges.edu
Diane Ball
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, and Professor
dball@hodges.edu
Jesse Adams
Adjunct Faculty
jadams@hodges.edu
Jim Nichols
Assistant Professor and Technical Specialist
jnichols@hodges.edu
Joe Feliciano
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Information Systems
jfeliciano@hodges.edu
Shawn Evans
Adjunct Faculty
sevans4@hodges.edu
Timothy Paul Hill II
Adjunct Faculty
thill@hodges.edu
Tracey Lanham
Program Chair, Computer Information Technology
tlanham@hodges.edu
Vin Farris
Adjunct Faculty
vfaris@hodges.edu
Yonas Getahun
Adjunct Faculty
ygetahun@hodges.edu

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