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Technology (IT)
Online Associate Degree Program

Begin your new IT career with Herzing

AccreditationAccredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Program length16 months
Credits to graduate60 credits
Transfer creditUp to 45 approved credits
CertificationsDevelop the education needed to sit for CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ certification—we pay for your exam prep and first attempt on all three exams!1
PathwaysEarn credit you can transfer into a future IT bachelor’s degree program
Waived enrollment fee Classes start March 6th
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Start your IT career fast with an associate degree

The need for skilled IT professionals is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of computer and IT occupations is expected to grow 13% from 2020-2030, presenting increasing opportunities for IT-educated professionals across many different types of jobs.

Our 16-month Associate of Science/Applied Science in Information Technology degree program is built to help you start your career in less than 2 years, compete for good entry-level jobs, and position you best for future career advancement.

  • Learn online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom: on your schedule, at your pace
  • Class subjects include programming, database concepts and applications, computer architecture and troubleshooting, network and server operating systems, and much more
  • Future degree pathways: you can transfer all 60 credits you earn in this program into a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, or many other IT degree options.

Our program covers a broad variety of topics in IT to equip you with the skills needed to qualify for entry-level IT jobs and introduce opportunities to find your career path—such as computer hardware & software, user and system support, networking, desktop and server operating systems, programming, security, databases and much more.

With Herzing University, beginning to walk your IT career path IS possible.

Classes Start March 6th

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Curriculum

IT associate degree classes & curriculum details

This program provides both the technical skills and experience needed to launch a career in this growing field. You will gain skills in end-user support, client/server operating systems, network infrastructure administration, security, scripting, database fundamentals and technical communication.

All classes are delivered online. As a graduate of Herzing’s associate IT program, you will be prepared for a variety of entry-level positions including network installation and security as well as network and help desk support.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology1660

i. Average number of months for students to complete program

Required Courses in Information Technology

28.00 semester credit hours are required.

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 *
* IS 195 is required of advanced standing students only.

Technical Elective Courses

A minimum of 6.00 semester credit hours in the field of information technology, information systems, computer science or a related discipline are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this associate degree must complete a minimum of 24.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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Certifications

Get educated, and get certified

Complete our associate degree program and we will pay for your exam prep and first exam attempts for three key CompTIA certifications1:

  • CompTIA A+. Master and confirm your core IT skills and knowledge necessary for success in a variety of IT support positions.
  • CompTIA Network+. Show employers you’ve got the ability to configure, manage, and troubleshoot IT infrastructure.
  • CompTIA Security+. Prove your proficiency in basic IT security skills required for roles in cyber security and systems administration.

Our goal is to fully prepare you with the comprehensive skillset needed to excel professionally immediately upon graduating.

Earning an associate degree in IT and getting certified is a great way to qualify for entry level jobs after graduation and position yourself for potential career advancement.

Tuition & Cost

Tuition & Cost

The cost of tuition for the Associate of Science in IT program is $495 per credit.

You can potentially earn even greater savings by transferring credit from prior college coursework, applying for financial aid, or potential partnership opportunities through your employer.

Our goal is your career advancement. That’s why we are always working to improve our curriculum and processes to make our program as affordable as possible while preparing you best for success in your work.

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 Scholarships & Financial Aid

You may be eligible for multiple scholarships and grants, both through Herzing University and several national scholarship websites.

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 Military/Veteran Discounts

Veterans, Active Duty U.S. Servicemembers, and spouses may qualify for a 10% tuition discount or tuition reduction to $250 per credit.

VA/Military benefits 

Requirements

Enrollment requirements

Prerequisites to enroll in the Herzing University IT associate degree program include:

  • Hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Meet with a Herzing admissions advisor
  • Fill out an enrollment application

With Herzing University advancing your career IS possible. We are here to help you take the first step.

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.

Classes Start March 6th

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re looking to get started in an IT support position in less than 2 years and build a solid foundation for continued professional and educational advancement, enrolling in an associate-level program now can really be worth it.

You’ll receive a solid credential for your resume, position yourself for a good entry-level job, and earn valuable credit you may elect to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in the future.

The best way to gain experience in the field of IT is to get educated and start working! A great way to find a good entry-level job is to become educated in the field of IT, ready to thrive right from your first day without as steep of a learning curve.

While it may be possible to find an IT-related position, such as computer network support specialist, by taking minimal postsecondary classes, employers may require an associate or bachelor’s degree from potential applicants.

Every job and every employer will have their own set of requirements depending on the job. Given how quickly things can evolve in the world of information technology, your best preparation for any future job roles, or advancement, is continuing your education.

There are many different types of careers you can choose with an IT degree. While a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology can help you prepare for many of them, in some instances you may choose a more specific or specialized focus for your bachelor’s degree education. Potential IT-related jobs include:

  • IT Support Technician/Specialist
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Software/Application Developer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Health Information Manager/Technician

An information technology degree is designed to help you prepare for a broad range of positions in the field of IT.

An IT degree program develops foundational skills in computer networks, database concepts, Linux administration, network security, network and server operating systems, and more. Advance to an undergraduate program and course study can include routing and switching, technical writing, cloud computing, scripting and even programming.

Our career-focused IT degree programs emphasize the practical skills necessary to succeed in your work and create opportunity for career advancement.  

Your potential salary can vary widely depending on your career path. Information technology covers a broad array of jobs, from entry-level positions in user support to advanced managerial or executive-level roles.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average wage estimate for computer network support specialists is $71,350 per year, while computer and information systems managers can potentially earn well beyond $100,000 per year.* There are many other jobs in IT you may pursue falling within that general range, including computer programmer, software developer, information security analyst, database administrator, and much more.

In the field of IT, you can build the career of your choosing and potentially make an excellent salary no matter which path you walk.

How long it takes to earn an information technology degree depends on the degree level you choose. With Herzing University, programs last from less than 1 year to just under 3 years:i

  • Diploma in Information Technology - Technical Support: 8 months
  • Associate of Science in Information Technology: 16 months
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology: 32 months

i. Average number of months for students to complete each program

Because IT is such a diverse field requiring a wide array of skills and personality types, there’s a really good chance there’s an IT job out there that’s right for you.

A career in information technology could be right for you if you:

  • Enjoy working with computers
  • Can work well in a wide range of environments
  • Find technical problem-solving very satisfying
  • Work well alone and in a team

We’ve put together a quiz that helps you determine the IT degree that’s right for you.

The best first step you can take towards becoming an IT support technician is earning a foundational education in IT.

Earning an IT technical support diploma or an associate degree in information technology can help you build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your first job as an IT support tech. Class topics include computer networks, database concepts, computer architecture and troubleshooting, Linux administration, network infrastructure administration, and much more.

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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

Accreditation & Disclosures

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

1. Certification is not a state requirement. Payment for first exam attempt(s) requires meeting certain University guidelines, including passing specified courses, completion of exam preparation materials, and more. Please contact admissions for more information.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2021. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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.

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The program has an automatic transfer of credits, and allows you to transfer up to additional credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credits.

  Transfer Credits

The program allows you to transfer up to credit hours.

  Transfer Credit Hours
Associate and Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Online Campus
Tuition
Cost per Credit$495.00
Base Tuition$29,700.00
Savings from Transfer Credits (45 x $495.00 )(-$22,275.00)
Estimated Tuition Cost*$7,425.00
Fees
One-time Program Fee$0.00
Per-semester Program Fee$375.00
Per-semester Learner Resource Fee$490.00
Estimated Total Fee*$865.00
Total Semesters 1
RequiredNeeded
41
Total Credits
RequiredNeeded
6015
Estimated Cost 2
Base CostYour Cost
$33,160.00$8,290.00
Estimated Savings*
$24,870.00

Available Scholarships

Who Can Apply

Recipients and the amounts of the scholarships vary.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients, amounts, and terms and conditions are determined by Herzing University and its donors and are subject to change. An endowment is an amount of money (fund) that is given to the University with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. Students and alumni can learn more through the following channels: email give@herzing.edu, call (262) 735-6189, or visit https://www.herzing.edu/make-donation-herzing-university.

Who Can Apply

Any student in a degree-seeking program that makes on-time, out of pocket payments toward tuition and fee expenses.

Requirements

The amount of the payments made that exceed the amount of excess loan funding received will be used to calculate total award. Eligible students must make on-time payments, according to a predetermined payment plan. Restrictions may vary.

  • Matching percentage is based on student’s EFC at the time of application.
  • Student’s with a Pell eligible EFC will receive a 100% match
  • Students will non-Pell eligible EFC will receive 50% match
  • Students who do no complete the FAFSA will automatically qualify for the 50% match.
Who Can Apply

Available to applicants in any program that demonstrate a financial need, who are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Requirements

Must show financial need and are unable to cover cost of attendance with alternative resources

Who Can Apply

Available to undergraduate students enrolled in an Associates or Bachelor’s degree that are on the Dean’s or President’s list

Requirements

Eligible Applicants must:

  1. Submit an application by the required deadline for applicable semester answering the following questions in paragraph form/essay format, bulleted outline, video submission, or other creative means.
    • What are your proudest achievements during this semester? (Examples: community service, campus involvement, family life, charity work, major improvement to grades, etc.)
    • What obstacles did you have to overcome to achieve your academic success this semester?
  2. Not have received any HU Strive Scholarship in any enrollment. If an applicant is not selected during a semester, they may reapply by submitting a new application in subsequent semesters for as long as they remain on the Dean’s or President’s list

The application must be submitted through Canvas by the end of the A Term immediately following the semester when the Dean’s or President’s list was earned.

Who Can Apply

Available to Herzing graduates who have re-enrolled in a higher-level degree

Requirements

Alumni may qualify as many times as they re-enroll in a higher-level degree

Who Can Apply

Employees of a business participating in the Herzing Partnerships Program

Requirements
  • Documentation showing proof of employment is required
  • Recipients must be packaged at direct cost (receiving financial aid for tuition and fees only)
Who Can Apply

Herzing is excited to award this scholarship during the season on giving. This scholarship is available to new, current, or re-enrolled student applicants.

Requirements

Must maintain continuous enrollment and submit online form. Recipients are chosen at random. For more information, please contact your Financial Advisor.


Questions?

Reach out to a member of the Financial Aid team at the Online campus:

Financial Aid Team
(866) 508-0748
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1 

Actual semesters to complete are dependent upon university approved transfer credits and program mapping.

2 

Estimated program length, estimated number of semesters, and estimated program shown above are standard by program for each student based on: a student taking a full-time course load each semester, the student not having any transfer credits (from previous Herzing experiences or from other post-secondary institutions), and successful completion of each course.

Current tuition rates for Nursing programs are effective through the Summer 2022 semester, and tuition rates for all non-Nursing programs are effective through the Fall 2022 semester.