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.