Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology | Midwestern Career College

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

Study format: Hybrid
Start date: 5/24/2021
Duration: 2 years (80 weeks/5 terms)
Location: Chicago

Spring 2021 Enrollment is now open

Program Information

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program prepares individuals to design, develop, and manage information technology projects in a variety of companies and organizations.

The program includes instruction in principles of project management, risk management, procurement and contract management, information security management, software management, organizational principles and behavior, communications, quality assurance, financial analysis, leadership, and team effectiveness.

*The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program has not yet been accredited by the Council of Education. Accreditation is in process and is expected to be in place before the course start.

Mission Statement

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program aims at providing premier career-focused education to empower students with academic training, technical expertise, and professional support to launch or advance their successful careers in the information technology field. The emphasis is on mastery of the concepts and their practical applications.

Program Objectives

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program prepares students to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge base in information technology principles and practices, information security management, and quality assurance testing.Program in computer languages such as Java, SQL, HTML and CSS.
  • Design, develop, and manage information technology projects in a variety of companies and organizations using the Scrum methodology.
  • Proficiently use computer applications for computer networking, databases, and web design.
  • Perform software quality assurance testing.
  • Exhibit problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Prepare for several IT certifications including ISTBQB Foundation Level Certification,
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification, and Cisco certified network associate (CCNA) or A+ or Network certifications.

Program Goals

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program prepares competent entry-level accountants in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

Certifications

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology does not require licensure. The program prepares for several IT certifications including ISTBQB Foundation Level Certification, Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification, and Cisco certified network associate (CCNA) or A+ or Network certifications.