Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

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MCC’s IT program provides fast-track pathways to IT careers and is the perfect intersection of a four-year IT degree and an IT boot-camp.

Earn a college degree AND industry certifications including:

  • Quality Assurance Software Testing (Manual & Automation)
  • Software Development
  • Web Design
  • SQL and Database Management
  • IT Project Management (Agile Scrum and Product Owner)
  • IT Business Analysis

Students will learn in-demand software skills including Java Programming and Agile Software Development. The program is ideal for students who want to start a career in IT, and IT professionals who want to enhance their skills and credentials while accessing the comprehensive resources available to MCC students.

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Those interested in starting or furthering a career in IT, specifically those that are analytical and detail-oriented, will excel in this program.

Program Information

Campus:Study format:Start date:
Chicago MainHybrid1/9/2023
Program Length: 2 Years (80 Instructional Weeks/5 Terms)

Curriculum Designed by Information Technology Professionals

The curriculum for the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program was designed in collaboration with the Forte Group, a leading middle-market IT consulting company. 

IT Career Opportunities

Program Objectives

The AAS in Information Technology program is accredited by the Council of Education and approved by the Illinois Department of Higher Education.

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology program is to provide career-focused education in entry-level IT. Students will be instructed 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.

Upon completion of MCC’s AAS in Information Technology program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a 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
  • Exhibit problem solving skills and the ability to function well in a team-oriented environment

Certifications

The Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology does not require licensure. The program prepares students for several IT certifications including:

  • ISQTB Agile Tester
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) 
  • Professional Scrum and Product Owner (PSPO)
  • Java SE 11 Oracle Certified Associate

Externship

An informational technology externship is a great way to gain real-world experience in the business world, further developing and refining competencies and skills learned in the classroom.

Practical learning experience helps students:

  • Enhance career and personal development
  • Provide learning experiences that support the program objectives and course material covered in case studies and lectures
  • Validate the program’s curriculum in a working environment
  • Develop into more competitive and employable graduates.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Admissions Contact Info

Admissions

203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60601

312-236-9000 ext. 1
admissions@mccollege.edu

 

International Admissions

100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
Chicago, IL 60606

312-236-9000 ext. 2
international@mccollege.edu

 

Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

 

 

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