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Information Technology Degree at Peirce

Degrees in IT

Peirce’s on-campus and online IT degree programs put you in high demand in a growing field.

Your Degree in Information Technology

The IT field 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.

Our on-campus and online IT degree program at Peirce College prepares students with the critical thinking, problem-solving and life-long learning skills they need to meet the evolving demands of the IT industry. When taking courses in the Information Technology degree program, you’ll study applications software, networking and security, database management, computer programming and server administration to prepare you to meet the IT needs of organizations today and into the future.

Independent college research and ranking resource 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. 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.

Peirce’s Information Technology degree courses are designed to fit with your busy schedule – study online, on campus or a combination of both. We give you the flexibility you need to jumpstart your IT career.

Bachelor's Degree Concentrations in Information Technology:

Networking, Administration & Information Security

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

Programming & Application Development

Land a career as an application developer, programmer or systems analyst.


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 appropriate page:

Associate in Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 61

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
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) 3

Meet Our Full-Time Faculty

Patrick J. Coyle, Ph.D.
Professor, Information Technology

A.A.S., Gloucester County College
B.S.B.A., Thomas Edison State College
M.S.I.T., Capella University
Ph.D., Capella University
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
A+ Certified System Technician
CompTIA Certified A+ Systems Technician
CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer
Subject Area: Networking, Network Security, Information Security, Technology Management, Business Information Systems, Desktop Applications for Business

Brian Finnegan, Ed.D.
Associate Professor & Assistant Dean, Information Technology & General Education

B.S., Cornell University
M.S., Drexel University
Ed.D., Temple University
Subject Area: Technology Management, Programming and Application Development, Desktop Applications for Business, Networking

Richard Patterson, M.Ed., M. Engr.
Associate Professor, Information Technology

A.S., Computer Programming, Delaware County Community College
B.S., Widener University
M.Ed., Widener University
M. Engr., Widener University
Certificate, Webmaster, Penn State University
Certified HTML Programmer
Certified JavaScript Programmer
Certified Web Design Concepts
Subject Area: Programming and Application Development

Howard Janoff, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Information Technology

B.S., Temple University
M.S., Philadelphia University
Ed.D., Grand Canyon UniversityCompTIA
Certified A+ Systems Technician
CompTIA Network+ Technician
Subject Area: Networking, Network Security, Instructional Technology, Technology Management, Business Information Systems, Elementary Education, Organizational Leadership

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.

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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.