Information Technology: Career Diploma Description

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In an information technology diploma program, you will prepare yourself for a career as a computer support specialist, computer systems analyst, or similar occupation. Coursework includes instruction in computer science, various programming languages, network administration, and operating systems. Read on to find out more.
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Why Get an Information Technology Diploma?

This diploma will make you desirable to a variety of different employers in many sectors, since most operations use computer technology in some way and need people to install and maintain that technology. Additionally, because of the technical nature of information technology, a diploma will ensure that you have the proper training and show to employers that you are qualified to be a computer support specialist.

Job Opportunities

Those who graduate from this diploma program go on to become computer support specialists, computer systems analysts, or similar professionals. Their primary duties are creating computer applications, installing and maintaining computer networks, hardware, and software, and providing support for those computers and networks. They are employed in a variety of fields, including education, manufacturing, business and government institutions.

Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the demand for computer systems analysts and support specialists will grow faster than the national average until at least the year 2014. Demand for these positions will remain high as the computing industry continues to surge.

Salary Information

The median annual income of computer support specialists and systems analysts in 2004 was around $40,400.

Diploma Specifics

Courses:

An information technology degree program typically contains the following courses:

  • Intro to Computer Science
  • Computer Network Administration
  • Programming Languages (Java, C++)
  • Database Maintenance
  • Electronics

Skills You Will Learn

While studying for an information technology diploma, you will learn how to write computer applications using common programming languages, install and maintain computer networks, and create and maintain computer databases.

Popular Schools

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    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 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
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
      • BS - Cloud Technologies
    Associate's
      • AS - Cloud Technologies
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management
  • 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
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
      • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Tulane University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management
  • Online Programs Available
    7. The University of Scranton

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
      • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
      • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
      • M.S. in Business Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
      • Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Technology - General
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Cybersecurity Management
      • MBA: Data Analytics
      • MS: Cybersecurity
    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
    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

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Purdue University Global

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

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Full Sail University

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  • BS - Cloud Technologies (Campus)
  • AS - Cloud Technologies

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Georgetown University

  • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

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Northcentral University

  • Doctor of Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD in Business Admin - Applied Computer Science
  • PhD-TIM - Computer Science

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Keiser University

  • B.S.s - Information Technology Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Cyber Forensics/Information Security
  • Associate of Sciences - Information Technology

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Tulane University

  • Master of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Management

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The University of Scranton

  • MBA - Enterprise Resource Planning

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  • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
  • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
  • Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies - Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

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