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. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Cybersecurity
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor's
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Database Management
      • Computer Information Technology, B.S. - Emphasis in Networking
      • Information Systems Mgmt., B.S.
    Associate's
      • Computer Information Technology, A.S.
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Information Technology Management
      • M.S. in Instructional Technology
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Information Technology
      • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Cybersecurity
      • B.S. in Computer Programming
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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 of Science in Cyber Security - Computer Systems Security
      • BS - Management - Cybersecurity Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Data Analytics Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    10. American InterContinental University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of IT: Project Management
      • Master of Science in Information Technology
      • Master of Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Technology: Information Assurance and Security
      • Bachelor: IT - Network Admin

Featured Schools

Saint Leo University

  • BS: Computer Science
  • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
  • AA: Information Technology
  • AA: Cybersecurity

What is your highest level of education completed?

Colorado Christian University

  • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, B.S.
  • Computer Information Technology, A.S.

What is your highest level of education completed?

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • AASIT: Network Admin

Which subject are you interested in?

Grand Canyon University

  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology
  • B.S. in Information Technology with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

What is your highest level of education?

Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

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

What is your highest level of education?

The George Washington University

  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership

What is your highest level of education?

Colorado Technical University

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

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