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Associate's Degree in Information Technology

Why Earn Your Information Technology Degree at Saint Leo University?

As the oldest Catholic institution of higher education in Florida, Saint Leo University has a century-long tradition of seeking balanced growth in mind, body and spirit for students of all faiths. Rooted in the 1,500-year-old Benedictine tradition, the university creates a student-centered environment in which love of learning is of prime importance.

Our 16:1 student-teacher ratio at university campus is just another reason why Saint Leo is ranked one of the top universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report.

The Associate of Arts degree in Information Technology provides the foundation for a career or future study in the field of computer information systems.

Learning Experience:
Campus Education Center Online
Est. Time to Complete:
2 years
Credit Hours:
60 hours

Associate's Information Technology Program Details

Take a common core of courses in the social and natural sciences, humanities, fine arts, religion and philosophy. Attend lectures by noted intellectuals like filmmaker Ralph Clemente and historical novelist Ron Hansen. Contribute to Saint Leo's literary magazine Sandhill Review, and to Empiricus: The Sunshine Journal for Collaborative Undergraduate Research. As an information technology student at Saint Leo, you will deepen your capacity for critical thinking, problem solving and creativity, and learn to participate effectively in the global community.

Learn Your Way: 
Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

    Information Technology students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your information technology degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering information technology degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?

    Classroom learning is only part of the information technology degree program at Saint Leo University. We also know the value of hands-on experience. That is why internships and research projects are built into the curriculum. Saint Leo has a strong relationship with many internship organizations across the country, including Boys & Girls Club and Head Start.

    Plus, our Career Services center is always available to help connect you with a variety of other experiential learning opportunities to fit your individual career goals.

What can you do with an associate's information technology degree?

The Associate of Arts degree will prepare students for both initial placement and entry-level positions in information technology jobs in private, government, non-profit sectors.

What are the top information technology degree jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Computer Support Specialist 9% (As fast as average) $55,510 per year
Computer Systems Administrator 5% (Slower than average) $84,810 per year

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

College of Computing

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  • The School of Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Data Science (CARDS) at Saint Leo University houses several cutting-edge degree programs with a technology focus. Now being over two decades into the 21st century, these forms of technology are prevalent across all industries and continue to grow each day. Therefore, more and more college graduates within these majors are in demand to develop the technical aspects of these practical technologies and strategies.

    The degree programs within this college include computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI), and data science. Taught by faculty with many years of practical experience across numerous areas of focus, students learn the intricacies of coding software to power mobile applications, develop functions to make robots perform specific tasks, and learn the significance of using data to help businesses make strategic decisions. Students can expect small class sizes with one-on-one support from their instructors, allowing them to gain a high-quality education that will empower them for career success.

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