Information Technologies and Network Systems (Associate)

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Information Technologies and Network Systems Training in 2 Years*

The Associate of Science degree in Information Technologies and Network Systems provides students with a solid foundation of skills in Information Technology and Networking systems.

Students in this program gain an understanding of how networks actually work and how they are used in many businesses today. Students move from the basics of computer networking to advanced network issues and implementations. This challenging and exciting program gives students the tools and the information for potential employment in the IT and network service fields.

Here’s How You’ll Grow with Us

The goal of this Associate Degree program is to help students develop the technical skills needed for pursuing a successful career as an IT professional. This program covers fundamental and advanced skill development in a variety of IT related areas, while also providing the knowledge to successfully apply information technology theory and principles to address real world business opportunities and challenges.

As part of the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in:

  • Operating System Fundamentals
  • Administering Computers and Devices
  • Technical Certifications
  • Network Administration
  • Database Management
  • Information Systems Management
  • Information Security Foundations
  • Network Deployment
  • TCP/IP and Subnetting
  • Software Deployment
  • Cyber Security
  • Web Server Administration
  • Enterprise Communication
  • Cloud Computing

Prepare with Laurus to take the CompTIA A+, Network+, and Security+ exams, to get the industry-leading credentials for IT professionals. Develop the knowledge you’ll need to offer technical assistance with computer hardware and software, and learn to perform maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption.

This program also provides students with the opportunity to effectively use information resources, conduct intellectual research, and communicate scientific knowledge based on today’s technology requirements.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of the Information Technologies and Network Systems Associate of Science degree, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency with a LAN and WAN networking systems.
  • Design and construct virtual environments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in routing and switching.
  • Plan and develop relational databases.
  • Analyze network security and understand how it is maintained and implemented in an organization.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures, and troubleshooting techniques for personal computers, laptops,
    peripherals, and operating systems.

Program Length: The Information Technologies and Network Systems of Associate of Science Degree program is 100 quarter credits and can be completed in two (2) years if the student attends all terms full time and consecutively.

Instructional Methods: The Information Technologies and Network Systems of Associate of Science Degree program is practical application and involves intense interactive learning. All classes are lecture based with practical application laboratory and computer time for students to enhance their skills and abilities. Interactive virtual classrooms are part of the instructional process at Laurus College. Instruction may be supplemented with guest speakers in class.

Communication and Critical Thinking Skills: Students in the Information Technologies and Network Systems
Associate of Science Degree program complete challenging projects and assignments by using creative problem solving skills. Students communicate ideas through written and oral presentations in various courses throughout the program.

Completion Requirements: Students wishing to obtain an Associate of Science Degree in Information Technologies and Network Systems from Laurus College need to meet all program completion requirements. Students must have completed a minimum of 100 quarter credits, and be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible for a Associate of Science Degree.

Where You Could Be After Completing Our Program

Information Technologies and Network Systems professionals provide technical assistance concerning the use of computer hardware and software as well as perform network maintenance to ensure networks operate correctly with minimal interruption. They may also plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data processing, information systems, systems analysis, and computer programming.

Grads with Information Technologies and Network Systems training may find employment in a wide range of interesting and rewarding positions, including

  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • and more!

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system is used by Federal statistical agencies to classify workers into occupational categories for the purpose of collecting, calculating, or disseminating data. The Information Technologies and Network Systems Associate of Science Degree Program offered at Laurus College can help prepare graduates for a variety of careers that include, but are not limited to the list of careers that may be listed under the following SOC codes (for more information on a particular SOC code, visit

With so many professional opportunities available to people with the right qualifications, Laurus can prepare you for a career that will take you to that next level in life.

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You already have a life. We appreciate that!

We offer online Associate Degree programs – and let you keep your day job while you learn. You can participate in live classes from the comfort of your home!

If you’re juggling work and a family, you’re busy. Our unique learning model gives you greater freedom and flexibility to learn on your own schedule.

That means you’re in control of your learning experience. All you have to do is get the ball rolling. And training with Laurus for a career in IT, with all our dedicated support from Day 1 till you land that dream job, is a smart choice.

With a program led by industry professionals, Laurus helps motivated people get the skills, experience and ongoing support to pursue successful careers.

The Laurus Advantage

Practical, Career-Focused Training that prepares you for an in-demand career.

Supportive Learning Environment where instructors care about your success.

Flexible Scheduling Options that include both day and evening classes.

Laptop Included – Students attending classes in an Associate Degree program are given the opportunity to receive a laptop computer loaded with all of the software needed to complete their program.

Job Search Assistance through our Career Services Department, including resume & portfolio creation, interview preparation and live workshops.

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