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    Information Technology Graduate

    As technology evolves, the demand for tech-savvy individuals is expected to increase as well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, long-term national employment in the computer and information technology field is expected to grow by 22 percent, adding 758,800 new jobs from 2010 to 2020.* Kaplan University's IT degrees and certificates could give you the knowledge and skills you need to start or advance your technology career. Earning an IT degree online can seem like a daunting task, but Kaplan University faculty and staff are available to students through email, instant messaging, and phone calls as well as weekly online seminars. 

    Kaplan University students who have completed their information technology degrees have gone on to work at major corporations including Microsoft and Ticketmaster. The IT degree program offered by Kaplan University presents students with real-world scenarios and offers the support to learn in an interactive environment. Even in a difficult economy, a degree from Kaplan University is an investment in your future. Technological advances are not slowing down and those who can manage information technology and all that an IT degree encompasses could have a relevant career ahead of them.

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    Master's Degrees

    Master of Science in Information Technology

    The Master of Science in Information Technology program is designed to provide you with an integrated design and technology background that may help you advance your career. You will have the opportunity to apply appropriate technologies in the analysis and design of information systems, as well as assess ethical, legal, and social issues. You will also have the opportunity to study the theory, principles, and practices of information systems.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 56

    Time to Complete: Minimum of 13 terms (1 course per term)

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    Bachelor's Degrees

    Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

    The objective of this degree program is to prepare you to pursue career advancement in the field of information technology. At the completion of this degree, you may be able to design real-world e-media products or create technical solutions to hardware and software problems, depending on your chosen area of focus.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction - select locations only)

    Total Degree Credits: 180

    Time to Complete: 4 years or less (full-time)

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    Associate's Degrees

    Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology

    If you are interested in becoming an information technology professional, but need to enhance your skills and knowledge before you seek employment, the Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology is designed to prepare you to reach your professional goals. Our program prepares you with the general education, applied knowledge, and technical skills applicable to a wide range of entry-level positions.

    Learning Method: Online (nationwide); or Campus (blend of online and onsite instruction - select locations only) 

    Total Degree Credits: 90

    Time to Complete: As little as 12 months and up to 2 years (full-time)

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    Certificates

    Cisco Networks Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Cisco Systems, Inc., is an international innovator of networking and communications technology. If you hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, our postbaccalaureate certificate program could prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the rapidly changing world of IT. You will study to gain foundational expertise in key information technology areas such as network administration, TCP/IP protocols, and network routers and switches. 

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 27

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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    Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    If you hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, our postbaccalaureate certificate program could help you acquire the knowledge and technical skills to pursue an entry-level position in computer forensics—online, on your own schedule. The Computer Forensics Postbaccalaureate Certificate consists of a minimum of 28 quarter credit hours. 

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 28

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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    Graduate Certificate in Information Security

    The online Graduate Certificate in Information Security’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to explore network operating systems, network security, threat detection and response methods, disaster recovery planning, cryptography, and information security and risk management.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 16

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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    Information Security Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    The online Information Security Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the IT field including exploring key information technology areas including network operating systems, network security, threat detection and response methods, disaster recovery planning, cryptography, and information security and risk management.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 21

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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    Linux System Administration Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    The Linux System Administration Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the IT field including examining Linux network administration, Linux installation and configuration, network services, security, and recovery.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 21

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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    Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    The Microsoft Operating Systems Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the IT field. You could explore PC configuration and maintenance, desktop administration, network administration, and Active Directory configuration, and examine Microsoft operating systems.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 26

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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    Multiplatform Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    With our postbaccalaureate certificate program, you will focus on website design, graphics, technologies and strategies, and multimedia. You will also explore different types of Web authoring software. The Multiplatform Software Development Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the field by focusing on website design, Web graphics, Web technologies and strategies, and multimedia.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 26

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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    Oracle Database Administration Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    The online Oracle Database Administration Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to study to acquire the knowledge, skills, and confidence to help you succeed in the IT field. You could explore the topics of relational database management systems, relational database design, SQL and PL/SQL programming languages, database query design, and Oracle database administration.

    Learning Method: Online

    Total Degree Credits: 23

    Time to Complete: Two terms (full-time)‡

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  • * Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, Overview of the 2010-20 Projections, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/about/projections-overview.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth. 

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