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Information Technology

Associate's Degree

Next program start date

February 10, 2021

Finish in as few as

18 months1

Learning includes

  • Online
  • Campus Support and Resources
  • Flex Choice®

IT careers get powered here. Prepare to reboot and begin an information technology career. IT expertise is highly valued in hundreds of industries worldwide—you can choose the path that suits you best at Rasmussen College. In as few as 18 months, our online Information Technology Associate’s degree helps you learn to provide technical assistance and resolution strategies—taught with insight from industry-tested faculty. You’ll be showing your skills in hands-on projects, gaining crucial, practical experience common in the workplace.

As a pioneer in the field of career-focused suncarat.cncation, Rasmussen College recruits and leverages industry leaders’ expertise to ensure program innovation and dynamic curriculum. This is why our IT Associate’s degree program content and structure was created and reviewed by a team of industry experts in roles including technical support specialist, IT specialist, technical integration specialist, security officer, IT helpdesk support, network engineer and information security and business analyst.

Along with the knowledge you’ll gain through your online Information Technology degree curriculum, you’ll also learn the essential soft skills needed for today’s workplace, such as communication and critical thinking. Graduates of our online IT Associate’s degree have gone on to work in roles across a variety of industries and you can expect that same well-rounded career preparation in our program.

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After this credential

What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?

Prepare for Industry Certifications

Our curriculum and comprehensive IT training are designed to help prepare you for valuable certification exams, including CompTIA® A+ (parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+ and Microsoft® Windows 10 MD-100.2

Advance Your suncarat.cncation

Rasmussen College’s ladder curriculum allows you to easily transfer your IT Associate’s degree credits toward a Pre-Bachelor's IT Project Management Certification. From there, you’ll be prepared to ladder into your Bachelor’s program.

Pursue Potential Job Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential by year 2028 for computer user support specialists is 11%.3 An online IT degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.

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Skills

What Skills Will I Gain?

Foundations in Technology

Understand the basics of information technology, including systems analysis, network analysis, information security and business applications.

Troubleshooting and Problem Solving

Solve technical problems and provide help desk support by practicing critical thinking and troubleshooting methodologies across various real-world scenarios.

Mobile Support Principles

Explore the challenges of supporting mobile devices within a business. Gain skills to address issues that arise when employees use their own mobile devices and/or work remotely.

Effective Communication

Value the importance of effective written and interpersonal communications and relaying technical lingo in a variety of team and work environments.

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Aligned with industry leaders such as CompTIA and Microsoft®, our curriculum allows you to acquire a variety of essential IT skills.

Sample Courses

What Types of Classes Will I Take?

    Hardware and Software I

    • CIS 1538C
    • Online
    • 4 Credits

    Introduces installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of end-user personal computer hardware (including laptops and mobile devices) and the software used to support the hardware.

    Computer Technical Support

    • CTS 1884C
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Familiarizes with computer technical support operations that services an organization. Topics will include service level agreements, the help desk and field support process and the procsuncarat.cnres and mechanics of issue capture, resolution and metrics tracking.

    Systems Analysis and Design

    • CDA 2725C
    • Online
    • 3 Credits

    Covers analysis and design of information systems including networks, server environments and business solutions. Students will be exposed to different projects that have complex systems and be asked to create analysis and design documents and diagrams.

25 Courses to Complete

90 Credit Hours

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Enrollment

What Should I Know Before I Enroll?

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements at the Rasmussen College School of Technology vary depending on the program. We do not require enrolling students to submit standardized test scores; however, every entrant must have at least a high school diploma or the equivalent.

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Transfer Student

We believe in giving credit where it’s due. Talk to an admissions advisor today or explore our Transfer Policy page to review our seamless credit policies designed to maximize credits, potentially save money and expedite graduation. Lower level course waivers are available for students with the following industry certifications: CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+ and Windows MCSA 10.

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Higher suncarat.cncation should be a manageable investment. Talk to an admissions advisor and learn how these programs can make it more affordable with Flex Choice® learning options, loans and grants, scholarship opportunities and corporate and military discounts.

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Class Locations

Where Can I Find an Online IT Program Near Me?

At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schsuncarat.cnle; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources. Click below to find an online Information Technology degree program near you.

  • Online

    Online Learning

    While students will be completing the classes online, they can enroll online or through their nearest campus. Select a state to see what specific campuses may be available for enrollment.

  • Florida

    Florida Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Fort Myers campus building

    Fort Myers Campus

    9160 Forum Corporate Parkway
    Suite 100
    Fort Myers, FL 33905

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    Rasmussen Land O' Lakes - East Pasco campus building

    Land O' Lakes/East Pasco Campus

    18600 Fernview Street
    Land O' Lakes, FL 34638

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    Rasmussen New Port Richey-West Pasco campus building

    New Port Richey/West Pasco Campus

    8661 Citizens Drive
    Suite 300
    New Port Richey, FL 34654

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    Rasmussen Ocala campus building

    Ocala Campus

    4755 SW 46th Court
    Ocala, FL 34474

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    Rasmussen Orlando campus building

    Orlando Campus

    385 Douglas Avenue
    Suite 1000
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

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    Rasmussen Tampa-Brandon campus building

    Tampa/Brandon Campus

    4042 Park Oaks Blvd
    Suite 100
    Tampa, FL 33610

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  • Illinois*

    Illinois Campuses

    *This program is offered online in Illinois. 

    Rasmussen Aurora campus building

    Aurora/Naperville Campus

    2363 Sequoia Drive
    Aurora, IL 60506

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    Rasmussen Mokena Tinley Park campus building

    Mokena/Tinley Park Campus

    8650 West Spring Lake Road
    Mokena, IL 60448

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    Rasmussen Mokena Tinley Park campus building

    Rockford Campus

    6000 East State Street 4th Floor
    Rockford, IL 61108

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    Rasmussen Romeoville campus building

    Romeoville/Joliet Campus

    1400 West Normantown Road
    Romeoville, IL 60446

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  • Kansas

    Kansas Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Kansas City-Overland Park campus building

    Kansas City/Overland Park Campus

    11600 College Boulevard
    Suite 100
    Overland Park, KS 66210

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    Rasmussen Topeka campus building

    Topeka Campus

    620 SW Governor View
    Topeka, KS 66606

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  • Minnesota

    Minnesota Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Blaine campus building

    Blaine Campus

    3629 95th Avenue NE
    Blaine, MN 55014

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    Rasmussen Bloomington campus building

    Bloomington Campus

    4400 West 78th Street
    6th Floor
    Bloomington, MN 55435

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    Rasmussen Brooklyn Park campus building

    Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove Campus

    8301 93rd Avenue North
    Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

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    Rasmussen Eagan campus building

    Eagan Campus

    3500 Federal Drive
    Eagan, MN 55122

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    Rasmussen Lake Elmo campus building

    Lake Elmo/Woodbury Campus

    8565 Eagle Point Circle
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042

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    Rasmussen Mankato campus building

    Mankato Campus

    1400 Madison Avenue
    Mankato, MN 56001

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    Rasmussen Moorhead campus building

    Moorhead Campus

    1250 29th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56560

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    Rasmussen St. Cloud campus building

    St. Cloud Campus

    226 Park Avenue South
    St. Cloud, MN 56301

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  • North Dakota

    North Dakota Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Fargo Rasmussen campus building

    Fargo Campus

    4012 19th Avenue South
    Fargo, ND 58103

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  • Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Campuses

    This is an online program, but students can enroll at one of these campuses.

    Rasmussen Green Bay campus building

    Green Bay Campus

    904 South Taylor Street
    Suite 100
    Green Bay, WI 54303

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    Rasmussen Wausau campus building

    Wausau Campus

    1101 Westwood Drive
    Wausau, WI 54401

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  1. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  2. Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three designated industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 1, 2020] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
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