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Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate

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Gain a solid foundation in cybersecurity, encryption and network backup strategies with courses designed to prepare you to sit for certifications from CompTIA and EC-Council. Our Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate can help you prepare for your IT career with courses in three key areas: information systems fundamentals, information security, and networking.

  • Understand the basics of systems security, including access controls, networking and malicious code activity

  • Use security and encryption methods

  • Manage and assess risks

  • Develop a Windows® server configuration

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Attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night because our online classroom is available 24/7/365. Your academic counselor will help schedule your courses for an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Specific disciplinary knowledge
  • Clear and critical reasoning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Effective access and use of information
  • Working effectively in diverse groups and teams
  • Explaining and applying information security concepts
  • Describing and explaining fundamentals of networking

Careers & Outcomes

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with an Associate of Arts in Information Technology with an Information Assurance and Security Certificate?

An AA/Information Technology can prepare you to be an: 

  • IT security analyst
  • Information Security Specialist



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Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

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Student Experience

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.[1]

[1] Transactional Survey, August 2021-22 (18,645 respondents)

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Accreditation & Faculty

Accreditation & Faculty

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Average years of industry experience


Faculty with Fortune 100 company experience


Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz

Faculty Spotlight

We don’t know what the field is going to look like three years from now. We just know the threats are growing exponentially. We have to prepare the workforce to be prepared to take on those threats.

Stephanie Benoit-Kurtz
Faculty, College of Business & IT

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