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The Associate of Applied Business degree in Information Technology provides students with a core curriculum of programming, operating systems and networks, website development, hardware, security fundamentals and workgroup productivity technologies.
The degree program articulates to the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree and the certificate in Computer Forensics and Information Security.
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 various professional certifications and entry-level positions in which the computer staff are expected 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 including the design, installation, and improvement of computer networks and related hardware/software.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, and the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
For more information on admissions, contact the Regional Campuses admissions offices.
Courses for the online AAB in Information Technology prepare students with the IT fundamentals required for entry-level technical support roles. All students must complete coursework in operating systems and networking technology, web technology, computer hardware configuration, productivity software, one business course, and can choose from Visual Basic programming or cybersecurity. Students must also complete 9-10 credit hours of coursework in their chosen concentration.
All undergraduate students must also complete courses that satisfy the Kent State university requirements in order to graduate.
|Ohio Residents||Out of State/International*|
|Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost||Per Credit Hour||Per 3-Credit Course||Program Cost|
|$294 lower division
$344.50 upper division
$882 lower division
$1,033.50 upper division
|Approximate Cost: $12,400||$304 lower division
$354.50 upper division
$912 lower division
$1,063.50 upper division
|Approximate Cost: $13,000|
An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.
Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.
The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken. Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person. Program costs are subject to change without notice.
Attention Regional Campus Students: There is an additional $155.75 per credit hour instructional fee for lower division and $107.10 per credit hour for upper division fully online regional campus courses. This fee excludes online courses associated exclusively with the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Technical Studies and Associate of Applied Business programs.
*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.