IT Solutions Developer: Career Diploma Description

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An IT solutions developer diploma program will set you on your way towards a career as a computer programmer and support technician. Coursework includes instruction in all aspects of computer programming languages and IT business practices. Read on to find out more.
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Why Get an IT Solutions Developer Diploma?

The information technology industry is one of the fastest growing in the nation and positions in the industry will be plentiful for years to come. Many organizations will have a need for individuals who can assess their individual IT requirements and create custom solutions for them. A diploma in the field will show employers that you are sufficiently qualified to be an IT solutions developer professional.

Job Opportunities

Those who graduate from an IT solutions developer diploma program go on to find entry-level positions as computer programmers at a variety of organizations. In their jobs, they assess and analyze an employer's IT needs and respond by creating computer applications to fit those needs. They may also provide general IT and computing support to users of their software and applications. Positions are available in a number of industries, including government, education, manufacturing, business and more.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), www.bls.gov, the demand for computer programmers will grow at a rate proportionate to the growth of the information technology sector, that is to say, faster than the national average. This growth should continue until at least the year 2014.

Salary Information

The BLS reports that the median annual income for computer programmers in May 2004 was around 63,000. The middle 50% of programmers brought in between $47,580 and $81,280 annually.

Diploma Specifics

Courses

Students in this degree program hone their design, analysis and programming skills in developing and maintaining computer applications and software. In the typical IT solutions developer diploma program, you will encounter the following courses:

  • Intro to Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Programming Network Solutions
  • Internet Security
  • IT Business Skills

Skills You Will Learn

In an IT solutions developer diploma program, students learn the skills needed to obtain an entry-level position and to be successful in the field. They will have acquired skills such as:

  • Programming skills
  • Analysis skills
  • Design skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Debugging skills
  • Updating skills
  • Maintenance skills

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Baker College Online

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Leadership Studies - MBA (Master's)
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MBA (Master's)
      • Cloud Security Risk Management - MSIS (Master's)
      • Information Systems - MSIS (Master's)
    Bachelor's
      • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
      • Game Software Development - Bachelor
      • Business Intelligence - MBA (Master's)
    Associate's
      • Information Technology - Associate
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. The Art Institutes

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Visual & Game Programming (BS)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (BFA)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (BS)
      • Visual & Game Programming (BA)
    Associate's
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (AAS)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (AS)
      • Web Design & Interactive Media (AAA)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
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    6. Brightwood College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Computer Networking Technology
      • Computer Support Technician
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Colorado Technical University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctorate: C.S. - Enterprise Information Systems
      • Doctor of Computer Science - Big Data Analytics (Executive Format)
      • Doctorate: Computer Science
      • Doctorate - Computer Science: Information Assurance (Executive Format)
      • Doctor of Management - Technology Management (Executive Format)
    Master's
      • M.S. - Management: IT and Project Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Security Management
      • M.S. - Information Technology - Project Management
      • MS - Computer Science - Computer Systems Security
      • Master of Science in Computer Science
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Business Administration - IT
      • BS - IT - Security
      • Bachelor: Information Technology
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Data Management
      • Bachelor: Information Systems Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Human Resources and Technology Management
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Public Safety Leadership and Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration
      • B.S. - Information Technology Admin and Management With No Declared Minor or Concentration
      • Bachelor: Technology Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management
      • Associate of Science - Technology Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Joseph's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Business Intelligence & Analytics
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • Master - Information Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Cyber Security

Featured Schools

Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Baker College Online

  • Leadership Studies - MBA (Master's)
  • Information Technology and Security - Bachelor
  • Information Technology - Associate

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The Art Institutes

  • Visual & Game Programming (BS)
  • Web Design & Interactive Media (BFA)
  • Web Design & Interactive Media (AAS)
  • Web Design & Interactive Media (AS)

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Full Sail University

  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • BS - Game Design (Campus)

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Keiser University

  • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
  • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

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Brightwood College

  • Computer Networking Technology
  • Computer Support Technician

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Colorado Technical University

  • Doctorate: C.S. - Enterprise Information Systems
  • M.S. - Management: IT and Project Management
  • BS - Business Administration - IT

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • Associate of Science - Information Technology Admin and Management

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