Certs to Degree

This program is for those students with a substantial amount of technology-related transfer credits. All other students should choose a different Technology program.

Transfer your prior tech credits into an Associate Degree*

This program provides students who have a solid grounding in a technology discipline, gained from completing the coursework in one or more diploma or certificate programs in that discipline, with the general education component of an associate degree to become a well-rounded graduate.

Educational Requirements

Students must complete at least 34.00 semester credit hours of courses in technology. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student’s academic advisor. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 34.00 semester credit hours required may be made up with additional technology courses. Certificate or diploma programs from which technology courses may be accepted include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Certificate in Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Certificate in Cloud Infrastructure and Virtualization
  • Certificate in CompTIA A+
  • Certificate in Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

*To learn more about transferring prior credits earned in the United States, see our Transfer Students page. For credits earned outside of the U.S., view the International Students page.

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What are the career opportunities in this field?

The career path for technology studies graduates will vary based on the technological area of which their study was concentrated. In general, associate of science in technology studies degree graduates can work in a variety of different environments including professional offices, small businesses, government organizations, and large corporations, and may hold many different titles. Entry-level professionals typically work behind the scenes. After gaining experience and expertise, they can advance to more senior-level work.

  • Network and computer systems administrators design, install, and troubleshoot problems as well as make recommendations for future system upgrades
  • Computer security specialists design and install security software, monitor networks for security breaches, respond to cyber attacks, and, in some cases, gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber crime
  • Computer security technicians educate users about security procedures and install security software
  • Networking Technicians help to install and monitor networks
  • Help Desk representatives to troubleshoot user issues
  • Software Development Assistants that contribute to the creation of software programs

While there is no universally accepted way to prepare for a job as an information technology specialist, most employers place a premium on some formal college education. A 2-year degree is a prerequisite for some jobs, while a bachelor’s degree is required for others. To get into management and advance, many employers require a master’s degree.

Work Environment

Information technology workers normally work in well-lit, comfortable offices or computer labs. They usually work about 40 hours a week, but if their employer requires computer support over extended hours, they may be “on call” for rotating evening or weekend work. Overtime may be necessary when unexpected technical problems arise. Those who work as consultants are away from their offices much of the time, sometimes spending months working in a client’s office.

Learn more about this growing career field by speaking with one of our Admissions Advisors toll free at . We are happy to provide you with further information about career opportunities and the Herzing University Information Technology programs so you can determine which one is right for you.

What is the program title, length, and content?

The Technology Studies program is specifically designed to allow transfer or prior credits earned in a technology-related discipline.

Technology Studies Program Info Chart

Program availability varies by location.

Program Credits Months
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Technology Studies 60 20
*Average number of months for students to complete program with no transfer credits

Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Technology Studies

This associate degree program adds general education and additional specialization classes to the core technology fundamentals. Graduates are well prepared for a variety of entry-level technology positions in a wide range of industries. Download Program Course Sheet

Which locations offer this program?

Birmingham Campus
Brookfield Campus
Kenosha Campus
Madison Campus
Online Campus