Program Description

The associate program for information technology specialists prepares individuals to implement, support and troubleshoot computer and information technology systems. Graduates of this online applied science associates degree are ready to work as an IT professional in educational, governmental and corporate settings.

This is intended to be a two-year program.

Courses (60 Credits)

Major Requirements

  • Introduction to Network Support and Administration
  • Introduction to Microcomputer Programming OR Introduction to Computer Programming OR Computer Science I
  • Server Operating Systems
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Professional Practice in IT
  • Independent Project OR Cooperative Work Experience

Available Concentrations (choose one):

  • Computing Technology
  • Network and Cybersecurity
  • Network and System Administration

Other course requirements can be found here.

Students must also pass a certification review requiring them to demonstrate proficiency in the following skill areas: network support and troubleshooting, system administration, cybersecurity, independent thinking, human relations and support, and professional practices.

Cost Breakdown
Tuition Fees Other Expenses
$234/credit $5/credit Technology Fee $40 Application Fee
$5/credit Libraries Fee $50 Graduation Fee
$6/credit Facilities Fee
$9/credit Network Fee
$25/credit eCampus Fee
$25/semester Software & Materials Fee

Estimated Cost of Program Based on Current Rates: $17,230

For more about UAF costs, visit our Financial Aid website.
Careers in Which Graduates Excel
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Help Desk Specialist
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Network Support Specialist
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
  • Cyber Security Specialist
Admissions Requirements
No special admissions requirements. General guidelines for applying to UAF can be found here.

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The ITS associate program is well structured and provides courses that are both relevant and very useful for IT professionals. It also gives me the flexibility that I need as a distance education student who works full-time and has a family.

Dustin Boeshart

Mobile Administrator for Kenai Peninsula Borough School District