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

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
      • Master - Information Technology Management
      • MS - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
      • MS - Data Analytics
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology
      • BS - Computer Science
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
      • BS - Information Technology Bachelors
      • BS - Computer Science
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • DBA 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 Computer Science
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security
      • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
      • M.S. in Data Science
    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. 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
  • Online Programs Available
    5. 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
      • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
      • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
      • BS in Cloud Computing and Solutions
      • BS in Cybersecurity
      • BS in IT - IT Management
      • BSIT: Network Admin
    Associate's
      • AASIT: Network Admin
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Computer Information Systems
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Walden University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Cybersecurity
      • MS in Data Science
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science
  • Online Programs Available
    8. 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 Philosophy in Computer Science
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Computer and Information Security
      • PhD-TIM - Cybersecurity
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Colorado Christian University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Cyber Security, M.S.
    Bachelor'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
    10. Georgetown University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters of Professional Studies in Technology Management

Featured Schools

Colorado State University Global

  • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
  • Master - Information Technology Management
  • BS - Information Technology
  • BS - Computer Science

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • Master of Science - Business Intelligence
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors (Campus)
  • BS - Information Technology Bachelors

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

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

What is your highest level of education?

Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Technology Management
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Technology Management
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Security Technology Concentration
  • B.S. - Information Technology: Network Management Concentration

What is your highest level of education?

Purdue University Global

  • MSM in Information Technology
  • BS in IT - Supply Chain Management
  • AASIT: Network Admin

Which subject are you interested in?

Post University

  • B.S. in Computer Information Systems

Education Level:

Walden University

  • MS in Cybersecurity
  • MS in Data Science
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Data Science

What is your highest level of education completed?

Northcentral University

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

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