Online Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology

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Love Your Career with a Degree in IT

Through software engineering or network analysis, you can join the exciting field of information technology. Apply your extensive knowledge of computers, programming, and all IT-related tasks related to the professional world. Responsibilities could include the following:

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Become proficient in new, innovative technologies.

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Analyze hardware and software systems for organizations.

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Meet the technology goals of an organization.

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Identify and address user needs in computer-based systems.

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What will I learn in this degree?

The B.S. in IT program is designed to train you for a career in information technology. As a student in the program, you will prepare for professional certification exams while completing your coursework. Certifications like the following enhance your job-market value and highlight your commitment to your professional future.

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Microsoft SQL
  • Microsoft Server 2012

Coursework specializes in multiple subject matters to give you targeted skills that are useful in preparation for certifications. After completing the program, you will have foundational and practical knowledge across the field of information technology.

Please note: Because this IT program prepares students to work with, administer, and operate a variety of operating systems, students must have access to a Windows-based operating system and the Microsoft Office Suite, in order to be successful.

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Courses in this Degree

This program consists of 10 three-credit core courses as part of a full 120-credit bachelor’s degree.

  • ORG300 Applying Leadership Principles
    The opportunities for students, in this first course, for all majors are to learn personal and professional leadership styles and drivers by providing an overview of leadership basics. Leadership skills are utilized across fields of study. Regardless of the roles individuals assume in an organization, they will need to communicate effectively, influence others, and understand the way they respond to others and why. The course engages students in discussion, exploration, and application of leadership skills, principles, and practices. Students will learn about the relationships and connections leaders have with individuals and organizations. Topics include leadership communication, motivation, style, and characteristics. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ACT300 Principles of Accounting I
    This course provides students with an introduction to financial accounting for the profit-oriented organization. The course provides a solid presentation of the central accounting terms and concepts, including a discussion of the basic accounting procedures, and the four types of financial statements. The accounting cycle, the double entry system, accrual based accounting, and the introductory use of the QuickBooksTM accounting software is included. The course concludes with a detailed discussion of the elements that comprise the balance sheet. This course is considered prerequisite and may be waived through transfer of equivalent lower division coursework or demonstrated workplace knowledge. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
  • ITS310 Introduction to Computer-Based Systems
    This course is an in-depth study of personal computer hardware, peripherals, and interfaces. It prepares students for the Essentials portion of the CompTIA A+ certification exam. Students are prepared to diagnose, troubleshoot, and maintain personal computer systems. It also provides a detailed overview of common peripheral devices and discusses how to connect them to personal computers. A simulated lab environment is incorporated into the course.
  • ITS315 Introduction to Networks
    This course provides an overview of computer networks including operating systems, networks, the internet and information system design, and the roles and responsibilities of technology professionals. Students are prepared for CompTIA Network+ and Testout Network Pro certification exams. Students also learn about wireless network and network security, and develop the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot common networking problem and issues.
  • ITS320 Basic Programming
    This course provides a detailed overview of fundamental programming, design, and testing concepts using Python. Students are introduced to the fundamentals of Python scripting and will become proficient in writing modular Python classes. At the core of class method development, students will write Python methods using lists, dictionaries, conditional logic, and looping controls. Recommended Prior Course: ITS310. (This course is also offered through SSA. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “S” suffix.) Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS350 Information Systems and Security
    Education in the need for security, planning, cryptology, and security technologies. Prepares students for CompTIA Security+ certification exam.
  • ITS400 Information Technology Project Management
    Prepares managers to develop an IT strategy that aligns business strategy with IT infrastructure for a competitive advantage. Prepares students for the CompTIA Project+ certification. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)
  • ITS405 Intermediate Networking
    This course provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement a core Windows Server 2016 infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course covers implementation, management, maintenance, and provisioning of services and infrastructure in a Windows Server 2016 environment. This course aligns with, and prepares students to obtain, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification 70-740: Installation, Storage, and compute with Windows Server 2016. Recommended Prior Course: ITS315. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.) Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS410 Database Management
    This course teaches students to design, implement, and use database management systems. Students gain a working knowledge of available software packages, concepts of query languages, software integration services, and security considerations. Students will also learn fundamentals of structured query language (SQL) in developing common queries and reports. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an "EX" suffix.)
  • ITS430 Network Enterprise Solutions
    ITS430 Network Enterprise Solutions provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to deploy, configure, and manage Microsoft Windows Server 2016, a powerful and complex operating system. Over the next eight weeks, you will learn a great deal about Windows Server 2016. This course aligns with, and prepares student to obtain, the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2016 certification 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016. Prerequisite: ITS315. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ITS495* Information Technology Practicum
    This course is designed for students as an opportunity to demonstrate program outcomes learned in the B.S. Information Technology under the supervision of both faculty and organizational personnel. Assignments are designed to combine theory and professional practice and include weekly journals, a mid-term conference with the instructor, faculty practicum coordinator, and on-site supervisor, as well as a final report reviewing the practicum experience. Prerequisite: ITS320, ITS410, and ITS430. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.

* ITS495 is an optional course that provides students with practical experience in organizations specific to IT. This course may not be available in all states; see the State Specific Authorization Policy under Admissions Policies.

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Learn Valuable Skills

As a student in the Bachelor’s in IT program, you learn to effectively integrate IT-based solutions through the development of abilities in computing, mathematics, and business.

  • Analyze problems, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to the solution.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  • Evaluate the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • Use and apply current technical concepts and practices in human computer interaction, information management, programming, networking, and web systems and technologies.
  • Identify and analyze user needs with consideration for the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems.

Career Outlook

Career Ladder

Download the Information Technology Career Ladder to see the job title progression from Entry Level to Executive/C-level.

80% of Alumni Working in Their Field

Bachelor’s of Information Technology alumni from CSU-Global report extremely high rates of working in the field of IT after completing the program.

$77,010 Estimated Starting Salary

Bachelor’s of Information Technology alumni from CSU-Global report an estimated annual starting salary above $75k.

Network Engineer, IT Help Desk Specialist, Systems Administrator

Top three titles as reported by Bachelor’s of Information Technology alumni from CSU-Global.

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