2016-2017 Catalog

Associate in Arts in Information Technology

The Associate in Arts in Information Technology program is designed to prepare students for the technologies required to support organizational processes. This program allows the student to explore state of the art information technology systems and concepts in order to gain a broader awareness of the competencies and skills required to support such systems.

Graduates of this program may apply all the credits earned toward a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

Also available: a Master of Science in Information Systems, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

This program is not available in Arkansas or North Carolina. This program is not available at New Jersey or Pennsylvania campuses and is available in an online-only format to New Jersey and Pennsylvania students. Students enrolled in this program in Florida must follow requirements in the Florida section of the catalog. This program is called the "Associates of Applied Business in Information Technology Systems" in Ohio.

The University recognizes that the IT industry uses IT certifications as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support, and more.  Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare student for getting certified.  Certifications are the best means of validating a student's skills and knowledge. 

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has certified that Strayer University’s security curriculum has been reviewed by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Review Committee (IACE) and determined that it meets national training standards for information systems security professionals and system administrators, NSTISSI No. 4011 and 4013.


Area I-Core Component

ACC 100Accounting I

BUS 100Introduction to Business

CIS 106+Introduction to Information Technology

COM 101Effective Communication Skills

ENG 115English Composition

MAT 104Algebra with Applications

Total Credit Hours:27.0

Area II-Major Component

CIS 110Computer Programming Design

CIS 111Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

CIS 175+Introduction to Networking

CIS 210Systems Analysis and Development

CIS 273Web Design and Development

CIS 312+Computer Architecture

CIS 333+Networking Security Fundamentals

CIS 375Human Computer Interaction

Total Credit Hours:36.0

Area III-General Education Component

ENG 215Research and Writing

HUM 111World Cultures I


HUM 112World Cultures II

PSY 100Psychology of Adjustment


PSY 105Introduction to Psychology


PSY 115Psychology of Success

SCI 110Introduction to Physical Science


SCI 115Introduction to Biology


SCI 200Environmental Science

SOC 100Introduction to Sociology

Total Credit Hours:22.5

Area IV-Elective Component

These courses are selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor.

Total Credit Hours:4.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 90.0

+Course and certification availability subject to change. Some courses may require pre-requisites first be satisfied through completion of the course at Strayer University, transfer credit or review of previous certifications earned. Contact your advisor for additional information.