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. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSM in Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology
      • Master: Information Technology - Project Management
      • Master: IT/Information Security and Assurance
      • MS in Cybersecurity Management
      • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS in IT in Business
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BSIT: Network Admin
      • BS in Information Technology/Information Security and Assurance
      • BS in Health Information Management
    Associate's
      • Associate: Information Technology
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Southern New Hampshire University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Information Technology with a concentration in software application development
      • MS Information Technology
      • MS Information Technology: Internet Security Concentration
      • MS in Cyber Security with a concentration in IT management
      • MS Information Technology: Web Design Concentration
      • MBA in Information Technology Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS Business Studies in Computer Information Technology
      • BS Management Information Systems - IT Mgmt
      • BS Management Information Systems - Project Mgmt
      • Bachelor of Science Information Technologies - Des
      • BS Computer Science
      • BS Game Programming and Development
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    3. Lincoln Tech

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Technology and Skilled Trades
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
      • PhD-TIM - Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
      • PhD-TIM - Data Science
    Master's
      • MBA - Applied Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Computer Science
      • MSTIM - Cybersecurity
      • MSTIM - Data Science
      • MSTIM - Information Systems
      • MBA - Computer and Information Security
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. 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
    6. ECPI University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor's - Cloud Computing
      • Bachelor's - Mechatronics
      • Bachelor's - Network Security
    Associate's
      • Associate's - Network Security
  • Campus and Online Programs
    7. Everest

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate's - Computer Information Science
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Ashford University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Information Systems
      • M.A. - Teaching and Learning with Technology
    Bachelor's
      • BA/Sports and Recreation Management - Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Johns Hopkins University

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Certificate in Intelligence
      • Post-Master's Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics
  • Online Programs Available
    10. 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

Featured Schools

Kaplan University

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in IT in Business
  • Associate: Information Technology

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Southern New Hampshire University

  • MS in Information Technology with a concentration in software application development
  • MS Information Technology
  • BS Business Studies in Computer Information Technology
  • BS Management Information Systems - IT Mgmt

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Lincoln Tech

  • Technology and Skilled Trades

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • MBA - Applied Computer Science
  • MSTIM - Computer Science

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Full Sail University

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

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ECPI University

  • Bachelor's - Cloud Computing
  • Bachelor's - Mechatronics
  • Associate's - Network Security

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Everest

  • Associate's - Computer Information Science

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Ashford University

  • MBA - Information Systems
  • M.A. - Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • BA/Sports and Recreation Management - Information Systems

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