Information Technology (AAB) | Kent State Geauga | Kent State University

Information Technology (AAB)

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED BUSINESS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Information Technology provides students with a core consisting of programming, operating systems and networks, website development and workgroup productivity technologies. 

  • Applied Business in Information Technology prepares students for careers in a variety of areas such as including networking, applications development, and internet/multimedia technologies. 
  • This degree allows students to apply coursework to the Bachelor’s Degree in Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT).
  • The Information Technology major comprises the following concentrations:
  • The Application Development Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions such as computer programmer/application developer using industry-standard languages and technologies.
  • The General Technology concentration prepares students for entry-level positions in small- and medium-sized organizations that require computer staff to perform a wide variety of technical duties.
  • The Internet/Multimedia Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions in Web development, social media, and digital media.
  • The Network Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions in tech support and networking fields administering Windows-based systems.

THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF

  • You enjoy learning about new and upcoming technologies.

  • You like to help people and have good communication skills.

  • You like a balance of working with your hands and in an office setting.

THIS PROGRAM WILL TEACH YOU

  • Demonstrate core IT competency in networking and convergence; servers, storage, and virtualization; client computing and user support; digital media and immersive technology; database and information management; and programming and application development.
  • Function effectively as a member of a diverse team to accomplish common goals.
  • Read and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences.
  • Engage in continuous learning as well as research and assess new ideas and information to provide the capabilities for lifelong learning.
  • Exhibit professional, legal and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate business awareness and workplace effectiveness.