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Information Technology

Associate of Science in Information Technology

As a graduate of the IT associate’s program, you should be ready to enter the marketplace with demonstrable skills in programming, publishing, and systems and database administration. In addition, you’ll have developed your communication skills and professional self-management capabilities.

This program prepares you for entry-level career opportunities in the field and also provides an appropriate grounding for future study at the bachelor’s level.

About This Program

Information Technology careers are more critical than ever, thanks to society’s increasing reliance on computer systems and databases. Begin your career in IT with a foundational associate’s degree. Salem International University’s Associate of Science in Information Technology offers you the general education and IT knowledge you need to pursue entry-level roles in the field—or preparation for a bachelor’s program. In this 20-month, 60-credit IT associate’s degree, you can learn what you need to know to carry out basic IT functions while also developing the critical thinking skills necessary to perform successfully in professional environments. We offer this program on campus in West Virginia or through convenient online learning.

Career Opportunities

An Associate of Science degree specializing in Information Technology can lead to the following career paths:

  • Technology Assistants

  • Office Technology Support

  • Network Assistants

  • Cyber Security Assistants

  • Operations and Maintenance Assistants

  • Technical Support Assistants

Course Format

Salem offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on ground at our Salem, West Virginia campus. Courses are delivered in a monthly format (4-weeks) and completed on ground, online, or through a blended approach that uses both delivery methods. Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full- time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule. Traditional on ground programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students.

Course Numbers/Names

Successful completion of 60 credit-hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0, including at least 15 credits in the program as approved by the department. Please see the current Salem Undergraduate Catalog for available courses.

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online from our website at www.salemu.edu. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. A nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem International University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.