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. 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 Cybersecurity
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
      • BS in Health Information Management
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS: Computer Science
      • BS: Computer Science - Information Assurance
      • BS: Computer Information Systems
      • BS: Cybersecurity
      • BA: Business Administration - Technology Management
    Associate's
      • AA: Information Technology
      • AA: Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
      • Bridge (Doctor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Data Analytics)
    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
    4. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
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    5. Lincoln Tech

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Computer & Network Support Technician
  • Online Programs Available
    6. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Technology Leadership
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Regent University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - Information Security
  • Campus and Online Programs
    8. 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
    9. Utica College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cyber Policy and Risk Analysis
      • MBA - Cyber Policy
      • MBA - Cybersecurity
      • MBA Economic Crime and Fraud Management
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Computer Forensics
      • MS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Cyber Operations
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Information Assurance
      • BS in Cybersecurity - Network Forensics and Intrusion Investigation
  • 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

Purdue University Global

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

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Saint Leo University

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • DBA with an Emphasis in Data Analytics
  • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
  • B.S. in Information Technology

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Lincoln Tech

  • Computer & Network Support Technician

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The George Washington University

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

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Regent University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

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Full Sail University

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

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