Computer Technologies

Online AAS Degree from an Accredited Leader in Distance Learning


You can learn a lot about computer science in the military or on the job. Excelsior College enables you to apply that knowledge toward a marketable degree: an Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies (Computer Technologies).

Excelsior's online classes and flexible credit structure are a perfect fit for students with a military background or prior workforce experience. You can earn our AAS in Technical Studies more quickly, conveniently, and affordably than a traditional computer science degree. And you can do it without disrupting your work and family commitments.

Here's how it works:

  • You'll take online computer technology classes on your own schedule, at your own convenience.
  • Excelsior will grant academic credit for qualifying types of applied computer science training and experience.
  • We'll grant you maximum transfer credit for prior courses from accredited colleges, including military coursework.
  • You'll have a chance to earn credit by exam, testing out of courses for subjects you've already mastered.

You'll only take the courses you really need, so you'll graduate more quickly than you could in a standard computer science degree program, while building a solid foundation for career growth and further education.

A Convenient, Flexible, Affordable Education in Computer Science

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. (Learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations on our accreditation page.)

As an accredited college, Excelsior meets the same high standards of academic quality that govern traditional computer science degree programs. You'll study with experienced faculty with outstanding credentials, while building marketable skills in areas such as:

  • Programming
  • Data communications
  • Computer architecture
  • Databases
  • Security

You'll get all the support you need from Excelsior's award-winning academic advisors. The AAS in Technical Studies degree concludes with a capstone project on a subject of your own choosing.

60 credits total: 20 credits in arts and sciences, 27 credits in career component, and 13 credits in free electives to include the mandatory 1 credit information literacy course. See the degree requirements in chart form.

We expect that as a graduate of the Associate in Applied Science in Technical Studies degree, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the subject areas in mathematics and/or natural sciences.
  3. Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences
  4. Demonstrate a comprehension of cultural diversity, human behavior, and the relationship between technology and society.
  5. Demonstrate the application of technology in the area of focus.

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