Online Associate Degrees in Information Systems

An online associate degree in information systems may equip students with the skills needed to provide assistance with the technical needs of an organization. In this two-year program, students may learn how to test network systems, troubleshoot network connections, and maintain computer applications. Program coursework may include general education requirements and major-specific classes including networking, technology project management, and enterprise architecture.

Upon completion of the associate degree in information systems program, students may either seek entry-level employment or transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Graduates may find employment in healthcare agencies, education, finance, government programs, and customer service.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Two years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 18% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum for associate-level information systems programs may include select general education courses alongside major themed classes. These classes may teach students how to manage information systems, maintain a secure computer network, and design databases. Online information systems classes may include the following:

  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Systems Analysis and Development
  • Introduction to Networking
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Introduction to Database Systems
  • Information Technology Audit and Control

Career Options

Associate-level graduates may seek employment in a variety of industries, including customer service, education, healthcare, finance, and government agencies. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities in computer support are projected to increase by 18% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Help-desk Technician
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Information Systems Technician

Continuing Education

Students who successfully complete an online associate degree in information systems may wish to further their education by transferring to a four year baccalaureate program. An online bachelor’s degree in information systems may allow students to gain advanced skills in analyzing and managing technical issues faced by organizations.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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