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Associate Degree

Information Technology (IT)
Online Associate Degree Program

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16 Mo.

Program Length

60

Credits

Online

Format

Up to 45

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Associate Degree

Information Technology (IT)
Online Associate Degree Program

Begin your new IT career with Herzing

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Transfer creditUp to 45 approved credits
CertificationsDevelop the education needed to sit for CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification—we pay for your exam prep and first attempt on all three exams!1
PathwaysEarn credit you can transfer into a future IT bachelor’s degree program
QuickPathsTransfer credit, stackable credentials, and adaptive learning technology build a faster pathway to a higher education with Herzing University
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Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2023 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Over 90%

Satisfaction rate

Our overall student satisfaction rate, according to the 2023 Herzing Graduate Survey.

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

Associate of Science in Information Technology (IT)

The Associate of Science in Information Technology degree is a 60-credit undergraduate program which prepares you for a variety of entry-level careers in IT. 

The degree program provides students with fundamental knowledge and skills in computer networks, computer architecture and troubleshooting, linux administration, routers and switches, and much more.

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Career-focused curriculum

Discover the crucial knowledge and skills required to succeed in your work and build a foundation for continued career growth.

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Flexible schedule

You can take classes during the day or in the evening. We strive to be as flexible as possible for busy non-traditional students.

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Virtual services

Access to extensive virtual services, including academic advising, tutoring, support services, technical support and library services.

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Lifelong support

We support your ongoing career advancement by providing comprehensive, personalized student services with lifelong career coaching.

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Rolling admissions

No application deadlines to worry about. Apply when you’re ready and prepare to get started soon.

Classes Start May 6th

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Curriculum

IT associate degree classes & curriculum details

This program provides both the technical skills and experience needed to launch a career in this growing field. You will gain skills in end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals and technical communication.

All classes are delivered online. As a graduate of Herzing’s associate IT program, you will be prepared for a variety of entry-level positions including network installation and security as well as network and help desk support.

 

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology1660

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Information Technology

28.00 semester credit hours are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 *
* IS 195 is required of advanced standing students only.

Technical Elective Courses

A minimum of 6.00 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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Certifications

Get educated, and get certified

Complete our associate degree program and we will pay for your exam prep and first exam attempts for three key CompTIA certifications1:

  • CompTIA A+. Master and confirm your core IT skills and knowledge necessary for success in a variety of IT support positions.
  • CompTIA Network+. Show employers you’ve got the ability to configure, manage, and troubleshoot IT infrastructure.
  • CompTIA Security+. Prove your proficiency in basic IT security skills required for roles in cyber security and systems administration.

Our goal is to fully prepare you with the comprehensive skillset needed to excel professionally immediately upon graduating.

Earning an associate degree in IT and getting certified is a great way to qualify for entry level jobs after graduation and position yourself for potential career advancement.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the Associate of Science in IT program is $515 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University IT associate degree program include:

  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Fill out an enrollment application

With Herzing University advancing your career IS possible. We are here to help you take the first step.

Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, District Of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands.

Classes Start May 6th

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How long it takes to earn an information technology degree depends on the degree level you choose. With Herzing University, programs last from less than 1 year to just under 3 years:i

  • Certificate in Information Technology - Technical Support: 8 months
  • Associate of Science in Information Technology: 16 months
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: 32 months

i. Average number of months for students to complete each program

The best first step you can take towards becoming an IT support technician is earning a foundational education in IT.

Earning an IT technical support certificate or an associate degree in information technology can help you build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your first job as an IT support tech. Class topics include computer networks, database concepts, computer architecture and troubleshooting, Linux administration, network infrastructure administration, and much more.

An information technology degree is designed to help you prepare for a broad range of positions in the field of IT.

An IT degree program develops foundational skills in computer networks, database concepts, Linux administration, network security, network and server operating systems, and more. Advance to an undergraduate program and course study can include routing and switching, technical writing, cloud computing, scripting and even programming.

Our career-focused IT degree programs emphasize the practical skills necessary to succeed in your work and create opportunity for career advancement.  

If you’re looking to get started in an IT support position in less than 2 years and build a solid foundation for continued professional and educational advancement, enrolling in an associate-level program now can really be worth it.

You’ll receive a solid credential for your resume, position yourself for a good entry-level job, and earn valuable credit you may elect to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in the future.

There are many different types of careers you can choose with an IT degree. While a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology can help you prepare for many of them, in some instances you may choose a more specific or specialized focus for your bachelor’s degree education. Potential IT-related jobs include:

  • IT Support Technician/Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software/Application Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Health Information Manager/Technician

Because IT is such a diverse field requiring a wide array of skills and personality types, there’s a really good chance there’s an IT job out there that’s right for you.

A career in information technology could be right for you if you:

  • Enjoy working with computers
  • Can work well in a wide range of environments
  • Find technical problem-solving very satisfying
  • Work well alone and in a team

We’ve put together a quiz that helps you determine the IT degree that’s right for you.

Your potential salary can vary widely depending on your career path. Information technology covers a broad array of jobs, from entry-level positions in user support to advanced managerial or executive-level roles.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average wage estimate for computer network support specialists is $76,060 per year, while computer and information systems managers can potentially earn well beyond $100,000 per year.* There are many other jobs in IT you may pursue falling within that general range, including computer programmer, software developer, information security analyst, database administrator, and much more.

In the field of IT, you can build the career of your choosing and potentially make an excellent salary no matter which path you walk.

The best way to gain experience in the field of IT is to get educated and start working! A great way to find a good entry-level job is to become educated in the field of IT, ready to thrive right from your first day without as steep of a learning curve.

While it may be possible to find an IT-related position, such as computer network support specialist, by taking minimal postsecondary classes, employers may require an associate or bachelor’s degree from potential applicants.

Every job and every employer will have their own set of requirements depending on the job. Given how quickly things can evolve in the world of information technology, your best preparation for any future job roles, or advancement, is continuing your education.

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This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of information technology. Skills taught include end-user support, client/ server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, and technical communication. Coursework in this program provides a foundation for select industry certifications. These certifications enhance employment opportunities but are not a state specific requirement. Graduates of this program may continue on into a bachelor's degree in information technology.

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Accreditation

Accreditation & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

1. Certification is not a state requirement. Payment for first exam attempt(s) requires meeting certain University guidelines, including passing specified courses, completion of exam preparation materials, and more. Please contact admissions for more information.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2022 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

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  Transfer Credit Hours
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$515.00
Base Tuition$30,900.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (45 x $515.00 )(-$23,175.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$7,725.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$375.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$530.00
Estimated Total Fee*$905.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
41
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
6015
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$34,520.00$8,630.00
Estimated Savings*
$25,890.00

Available Scholarships & Loan Options

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants who attended a college or university that closed within the last 12 months and were attending within 120 days of the school closure date

Requirements

Must be enrolled in a comparable program at Herzing University, submit a copy of an official transcript from the closed school, and complete the Closed School Discharge Disclosure

Who Can Apply

The Crisis Support Grant is an emergency grant for active students experiencing a financial crisis

Requirements

GPA requirements must be met. All applicants must be actively enrolled in a degree-seeking program, have a record of good conduct, and financial standing with the university

Who Can Apply

All Herzing University students are eligible to apply via the formal application process outlined below. Students must apply prior to the start of either semester in their last academic year before graduation. The application period is open during the summer semester.

Requirements

An application including a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and examples of community service is required. In addition, the scholarship review committee may review GPA and unmet financial need as part of eligibility criteria.

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need and are unable to cover the cost of attendance with alternative resources in their final academic year

Requirements

Must submit an application and have used all financial resources in the final academic year resulting in a gap in financial resources

Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Dean's List and President's list students

Requirements

Must be enrolled in an Associate or Bachelor program, on the Dean's or President's list, and submit an application.

Who Can Apply

Must be a Herzing graduate who has re-enrolled in a higher-level degree and remain enrolled in the desired program

Requirements

Must be enrolled at least half-time for the duration of the program

Who Can Apply

Must be an international student attending HU through an agreement with a school/agency in your home country

Requirements

Must either be attending a resident campus as F-1 student or enrolled in an online modality study through an established school partnership

Who Can Apply

Must be an eligible AmeriCorps Alumni who is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program

Requirements

Must submit a payment request for an eligible institution through their individual account in 'My AmeriCorps'

Who Can Apply

Yellow ribbon may be given to veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate for Post-911

Requirements

100% CH 33 eligible

Who Can Apply

Honorably discharged veterans, severely injured servicemembers, family members of Active Duty Servicemembers and Severely Injured Servicemembers, active duty servicemembers in graduate-level programs, dependents of deceased servicemembers, public safety and first responder personnel

Requirements

Proof of Veteran (DD-214), Active Duty, or injured status is required. 

Proof of active and current employment as public safety personnel or first responder

Who Can Apply

Active Duty Servicemembers in undergraduate programs and National Guard or Reserves activated or actively training and drilling in preparation for potential activation

Requirements

Proof of active duty status is required

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program.

Requirements

Proof of active and current employment or association with partner organization

Who Can Apply

Recipients must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program for the Fall with a Herzing University campus located within Wisconsin.

Requirements

Applicant's background must reflect one or more of the components as determined by the UPS Foundation and CIC's First Opportunity Program: first generation student, low-income, minority; or new American student.

Who Can Apply

The program is designed to provide financial support for women that demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, and excellent communication skills and are pursuing a career or have an interest in public service, government, and/or the political process.

Requirements

To be considered for this scholarship, an applicant must be actively enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student in good academic standing and plan to enroll in the Fall. In addition, an applicant must be a female resident of Wisconsin and have a financial need as determined by Herzing University based on eligibility for the Pell Grant.

Who Can Apply

Rath Distinguished Scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement, merit, and leadership.

Requirements

Must be an actively enrolled student in good standing. If an entering first year student, the scholarship applicants must have graduated among the top 25 percent of their high school class. If a sophomore, junior, or senior, applicants must have demonstrated academic excellence by maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent). In addition, scholarship recipients are to demonstrate strong campus and community leadership. Applicants must be enrolled through the Fall semester. Scholars must be U.S. citizens; Wisconsin residents preferred.


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Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for all programs are effective through the Summer 2024 semester.