Associate Degree in IT

Associate of Science in Information Technology

获得一个学位很重要,因为它可能会给你带来职业机会,并作为获得学士学位的第一步. The Associate of Science degree in Information Technology from CTU can help with both.

In this program, you can study the basics of working with IT to support operational goals in a variety of businesses and industries. And these relevant, desirable skills are also applicable to a bachelor’s degree in IT.

At CTU, working-adult students come first. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

Program Credits
5 Weeks
Course Length
Colorado Springs
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Program Overview

Effective February 2023, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Aurora Campus.

Contact the Admissions department to determine program availability options.

信息技术理学副学士课程旨在提供有关如何使用信息和技术来支持公司在各种业务和行业中的运营目标的基本知识. 这个副学士课程涵盖了信息技术理学学士和信息系统管理理学学士前两年的课程要求.


This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

Through innovative industry-current curricula and technology-enabled student-centered teaching, the College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology empowers students to become motivated, creative, ethical, and skillful professionals who can resolve challenges in Computer Science, Computer/Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology in order to meet the needs of the digital economy.
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Courses: General Education Credits
COMS105 Interpersonal Communications 4.5
ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
HUMELE Humanities Elective 4.5
MATH109 Introduction to Algebra 4.5
MATH112 Analytic College Algebra 4.5
PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5
SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 57
Courses: Core Credits
CS126 Unix Fundamentals 4
CS250 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
CS251 Fundamentals of Database Systems 4
CSS150 Introduction to Computer Security 4
EM200 Introduction to Website Development 4
IT100 Introduction to Information Technology 4
IT106 Introduction to Programming Logic 4
IT140 Introduction to Operating Systems and Client/Server Environments 4
IT Elective
IT204 Fundamentals of Networking 4
IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
Total Credit Hours: 36

Total Credit Hours: 93

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand current information technology fundamentals and their applications on problem solving.
  2. Explain the career pathways, impacts, and emerging trends of IT and its relationship with business.


Dr. Yanzhen Qu

Dr. Yanzhen Qu

University Dean

Dr. Yanzhen Qu is the University Dean and Professor at the College of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology at Colorado Technical University (CTU). During his tenure at CTU, Dr. Qu has taken a leadership role in modernizing the curricula of CTU’s CS, IT and Cybersecurity degree programs, ranging from Associate to Doctoral levels.

Dr. Richard Cai

Dr. Richard Cai

Executive Program Director

Dr. Richard Cai is CTU’s Executive Program Director for the College of Computer Science, Engineering & Technology. In this role, Dr. Cai supervises curriculum design, development and revision for the degree programs offered in the college. He also plays a key role in the program assessment and accreditation.


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