Whether you want to talk, transfer data, send an instant message or watch a video, it all travels through a variety of computer networks. Nearly every business relies on Information Technology professionals to support operations. As our reliance on technology and 24/7 connectivity grows, so does the need for skilled IT professionals.
If you’re tech savvy, cool under pressure, and want to work with networks, servers, physical networking devices and layouts, earning a Herzing IT degree could be for you. We developed our IT degree programs with feedback from industry employers, advisory boards and faculty to prepare our graduates with the skills, abilities and knowledge to begin or advance in the field of Information Technology.
Additional IT program highlights:
- Learn from faculty with strong professional credentials
- Gain skills from hands-on learning through state-of-the-industry labs and remote-access virtual environments
- Be exposed to multiple technologies, which promotes adaptability.
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IT and Computer Networking Careers
As technology continues to advance, more skilled IT professionals will be needed to install, maintain, manage, repair and secure complex computer network systems. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and Information Technology occupations is expected to increase by 12 percent from through 2024.
IT professionals work in a variety of 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
While there is no universally accepted way to prepare for a job in IT, most employers place a premium on some formal college education. At Herzing, you can align your education to your career goals. A 2-year degree is a prerequisite for many entry-level jobs, while a bachelor’s degree is required for others. To get into management and advance, many employers require a master’s degree.
What are potential Information Technology job titles?
Prospective entry-level IT job position titles include network and computer administrators, help desk technicians, IT support specialist, computer and information systems managers, systems analyst and network architect.
How do I advance in my IT career?
Advancing your information technology career depends on the actual career path you choose –such as computer networking, management or security. Some IT degree graduates move up in their career field simply by gaining on-the-job experience, while others who see themselves as a manager, analyst or IT security professional will need to earn a bachelor’s degree and potentially a master’s degree. For most Information Technology professionals, adding industry credentials throughout your career is beneficial to remaining relevant.
Information Technology (IT) Degree Programs
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This program prepares students for a broad range of positions in the field of information technology. Foundational skills taught include end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, cloud computing, virtualization, data storage and technical communication. Advanced skills include database design, project management, information technology management and business systems analysis. Coursework in this program is designed to provide a foundation for select industry certifications.
Students will have an opportunity to complete their studies through a selection of elective coursework that deepens their understanding of general information technology concepts.
This program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of information technology. Skills taught include end-user support, client/ server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals, and technical communication. Coursework in this program is designed to provide a foundation for select industry certifications. Graduates of this program may continue on into a bachelor's degree in information technology.
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Accreditation & Disclosure
Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Eligible states for enrollment: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.