Information Technology

Information Technology Degree at Peirce

Degrees in IT

Your Degree in Information Technology

Peirce College’s on-campus and online IT degree programs put you in high demand in the information technology field, which is growing. Fast.

New roles are emerging daily, and salaries are on the rise. Now is the perfect time for you to take your technology skills to the next level by enrolling in our Information Technology degree program. As a Peirce IT student, you'll study disciplines such as applications software, networking and security, database management, computer programming and server administration. Upon graduation, you'll be prepared to meet the IT needs of organizations today and into the future.

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As with all our programs, our IT degree program is available on-campus, online or as a combination of both. And no matter how you choose to take your courses, you'll learn the critical thinking, problem-solving and life-long learning skills needed to meet the evolving demands of the IT industry.

Bachelor's Degree Concentrations and Options in Information Technology:
Networking, Administration and Information Security

You’ll learn to design, maintain, administer and secure networks – opening the door to high-level positions and career advancement.

Programming and Application Development

Study application development in the .NET environment with courses on ASP, SQL, XML and the component object model for application development and land a career as an application developer, programmer or systems analyst.

Competency-Based Education

Complete your Networking, Administration & Information Security IT degree on your own schedule. Competency-based education is fully online, self-paced and uses the knowledge you already have to place you on the most direct path to completing your degree.

Peirce College's Information Technology degree courses are designed to fit with your busy schedule – study online, on campus or a combination of both. Peirce also offers a new competency-based education program for earning your IT degree with a concentration in Networking, Administration and Information Security, so you can put what you already know to good use!

At Peirce, we give you the skills you need you need to jump-start your IT career, and the learning flexibility you need to gain those skills. Learn more about why Peirce's Information Technology degree might be right for you and apply today to take your first step toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Curriculum

The curriculum for an Associate degree in Information Technology is shown below. To view the curriculum specific to each Bachelor’s degree Concentration, visit the Networking, Administration & Information Security or Programming & Application Development concentration pages above.

Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 61

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Min. Credits
PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
COM 112 Speech Communication 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
HUM 102 Introduction to Ethics 3
MAT 101 Introduction to College Mathematics 3
SCI SCI Core (choose 1) 3
SOC SCI SOC SCI Core (choose 1) 3
GEN ED General Education Course (choose 1) 3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: Min. Credits
BIS 112 Programming Concepts 3
BIS 201 HTML and the World Wide Web 3
BIS 235 Database Management Systems 3
ITN 120 PC Fundamentals 3
ITN 130 Networking Fundamentals 3
ITN 144 Introduction to Network Security 3
ITN 200 Server Administration I 3
ITN 220 Help Desk and Customer Support Concepts 3
MIS 110 Usability Principles and Design 3
MIS 205 Ethical Management of Information Technology 3
ELE Elective Course (choose 1)

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One of the Top 25 Online IT Bachelor's Programs

Best-Online-Bachelors-Degrees-in-ITIndependent college research and ranking resource BestColleges.com ranked Peirce College's Information Technology program as one of the top 25 online IT bachelor's programs in the nation. The website stressed how online programs are particularly well suited for students studying IT and highlighted how in-demand the field is. BestOnlineColleges.com considered graduation and retention rates as well as support, career and technology services when it ranked schools in its best online IT bachelor's program list.

Careers in Information Technology

Our Information Technology program prepares you for long-term career success in the IT field. You’ll get cutting edge practical skills along with a solid foundation in critical thinking and analytics for success in a variety of fields. Join Peirce graduates working in IT in healthcare, financial services, insurance, banking and other industries. For more information about potential information technology careers for Peirce graduates, visit our Information Technology Careers page.

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"To be successful in our Information Technology programs, a student must not only be interested in IT, but in solving problems and helping people – these attributes provide the motivation needed to make it through the academic challenges and to make important connections in grasping how technology fits in organizations."

Brian Finnegan
Assistant Dean, Information Technology & General Education

Interested in a degree in Information Technology? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application.

You can also apply using our online application.