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AS in Technology: Computer Technology Areas of Focus

Associate in Technology (Computer Technologies)

In today’s job market, few degrees are more practical than a computer science degree. And few colleges offer a more practical path into the computer industry than Excelsior College.

Excelsior’s online Associate in Science in Technology (Computer Technologies focus) prepares you for a wide range of computer-related jobs. Our online information technology classes are convenient, affordable, and ideally suited to working adults and students with a military background.

At Excelsior, you will:

  • Take online IT classes on your own schedule, whenever it’s convenient for you.
  • Need to earn fewer credits to complete your associate degree, thanks to generous transfer policies that maximize the value of previous coursework from accredited colleges.
  • Get academic credit for many types of military training and job experience. Excelsior’s AAS in Technical Studies with focus in Computer Technologies is designed for students who have a large number of these credits.
  • Save money with Excelsior’s budget-friendly tuition, student fees, and flexible payment plans.

You’ll gain job-ready IT skills while earning an online associate degree in less time, for less money, than you’d need to earn a traditional computer science associate degree.

A Convenient, Flexible, Affordable Education in Computer Science

Our online associate degree meets the same academic standards as a traditional computer science degree. You’ll work with outstanding faculty drawn from some of the nation’s top computer science degree programs, while gaining a practical background in:

  • Computer architecture
  • Databases
  • Security
  • Systems analysis
  • Programming

After completing the online associate degree, you’ll be able to move straight into a bachelor’s degree program at Excelsior. You’ll also be qualified for positions such as:

  • Help desk technician
  • Computer support specialist
  • Computer technician
  • System administrator

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Program: Technology: AS in Technology Degree Requirements

AS in Technology Credit Requirements

61 credits: 30 in arts and sciences; 30 in the technology component to include at least 18 credits in the area of focus, plus a maximum of 12 credits in technical electives, including at least 3 credits to satisfy the computer applications requirement; and the 1 credit information literacy requirement.

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Program Outcomes

We expect that as an Excelsior College Associate in Science in Technology graduate you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply observation and measurement skills to develop quantitative expressions of natural science phenomena.
  • Apply algebra, trigonometry, and higher order mathematics to solve technology related problems.
  • Demonstrate introductory college-level proficiency in one or more of the social sciences.
  • Demonstrate a comprehension of diverse cultural heritage, interpersonal relationships, the relationship between technology and society, and personal values to make intelligent and discerning judgments.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in computer applications used in technology areas.

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