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Purdue University Global | AAS - Information Technology and Networking

Students who enroll in the AAS in Information Technology with a concentration in Networking have the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in software, databases, websites, and more. This program can lay the groundwork for a career in this fast-growing field.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, Networking Concentration

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students who are interested in entry-level employment in the field of IT or who would like to go on to earn a Bachelor's degree for a related field should apply for this program, particularly if they are interesting in network administration. To enroll you must have a high school degree, GED or equivalent diploma.

Program Description:

Purdue University Global's AAS in Information Technology offers courses where you can learn about the foundations of IT. You have the opportunity to boost your technical and analytical skills while studying problem solving, trends in the industry and best practices. Curricula includes training in creating software applications, managing databases and more. The Networking concentration provides additional instruction and exposure to TCP/IP and opportunities to learn about troubleshooting and administering Windows-based systems.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

90 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the AAS in Information Technology, Networking Concentration:

This program requires the completion of 90 credits, including 18 core credits, 30 major credits, and 42 elective credits. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (18 credits)

  • College Compostion I
  • College Composition II
  • Professionalism - Theory and Practice in the Global Workplace
  • College Algebra

Major Requirements (30 credits)

  • Microsoft Office Applications on Demand
  • Information Technology Concepts
  • Software Development Concepts
  • Desktop Administration
  • Networking Concepts
  • Choose on of the following:
    • Associate's-Level Information Technology Internship
    • Associate's Capstone in Information Technology

Elective Requirements (42 credits)

  • 42 Credits of Open Electives

Concentration Requirements (32 credits)

Note: Courses taken towards concentration requirements count towards the open elective requirements listed above.

  • Website Development
  • Network Administration
  • Networking with TCP/IP
  • Network Security Concepts
  • Routing and Switching I
  • Routing and Switching II

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete their AAS in Information Technology have the opportunity to pursue more schooling and get a Bachelor's Degree in IT, Cybersecurity, or Cloud Computing. By pursuing those degrees at Purdue University Global, your AAS degree will cover at least half of the degree requirements for your BS.

Bachelor's Degree options include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Bachelor of Science in Cloud Computing and Solutions

Career Paths:

Students who receive their AAS in Information Technology have the opportunity to learn the most up-to-date information in IT technology and systems, as well as industry advances. The degree is designed to prepare you for entry-level jobs like:

  • Computer network support specialist
  • Network administrator/technician
  • Networking specialist
  • Desktop support specialist

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