Associate in Information Systems

Information Systems

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Technology touches nearly everything we do, from downloading the latest banking app to checking our work email. The cars we drive, the appliances we use, the reservations we make all rely on data and a system of networks. Behind the scenes of each of these solutions, tools, and resources are information technology professionals. 

Information technology is a constantly evolving, rapidly growing field. There’s an increasing demand for skilled professionals to help businesses and organizations leverage—or better leverage—this technology. 

You can prepare for success in this exciting field with an associate degree in information systems from Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. In this program, you will boost your problem-solving ability, gain an understanding of data collection and communication, hone your strategic planning skills, and learn how technology can expand and organization’s global reach. 

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Career Opportunities and Outlook:

Career Opportunities:

Technology is all around us! This exciting field presents opportunities to work in nearly every industry at positions including:

  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Database Coordinator
  • Support Specialist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Network/Systems Administrator

Market Outlook:

In the past 12 months, more than 4,300 jobs were posted in Pennsylvania requiring and associate degree in information systems. According to Burning Glass Technologies © 2017, the following areas within information systems are expected to increase between 2017-2026: 

  • Network and Systems Administrator positions are projected to grow more than 9.2%
  • Computer Support Specialist positions accounted for 75% of the jobs posted in Pennsylvania in the past 12 months 

Bill Felter, Information Systems

I was promoted to IT Manager! I started at my present employer while I was still taking classes. Without my education, I don't know whether I would have been a legitimate candidate for the job.

 

Program Curriculum

Associate of Science in Information Systems
The associate degree from Elizabethtown College requires 64 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 15 of their last 30 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits from Elizabethtown must include at least 9 credits in the major.

Course Requirements for Information Systems

Major Requirements (27 credits)

Choose one:

Core Program (15-16 credits) 

Choose three Areas of Understanding:

General Electives (21-22 credits)

 

Interested in learning more?

Our Admissions Coordinators would be happy to set up an appointment to meet with you to discuss our program more in depth and also evaluate your previous college credits.