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College of Applied and Technical Studies
Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology

Associate of Applied Business in Information Technology

Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits

63

Approximate Tuition Cost

$13,900

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Graduate in as little as
4 semesters

*Based on the Tuition Guarantee Program for a full-time student taking 12-18 semester hours, if completing program in 4 semesters.

Program Overview

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:

Application Development Technology

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.

General Technology

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.

Internet/Multimedia Technology

The Internet/Multimedia Technology concentration prepares students for various professional certifications and positions in Web development, social media and digital media.

Network Technology

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.

Program Structure

  • 63 to 64 minimum total credits
  • 21 to 22 courses

Admissions Requirements

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 Twinsburg Academic Center, 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.

 

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Important Dates

Jan
17

Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester

Mar
27

Spring Break

Spring Break

May
18

Classes Begin

Summer 2023 Semester

Courses


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 10 Information Technology courses such as introduction to operating systems and networking technology, introduction to website technology, computer assembly and configuration, and network setup and configuration, as well as one business elective and 5 Kent Core courses. 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.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Non-Ohio Residents
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$316.40 Lower
Division Courses
$370.80 Upper
Division Courses
$949.20 Lower
Division Courses
$1,112.40 Upper
Division Courses
$13,900 full-time1 $326.40 Lower
Division Courses
$380.80 Upper
Division Courses
$979.20 Lower
Division Courses
$1,142.40 Upper
Division Courses
$14,500 full-time2

1The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses applies to full-time Ohio resident undergraduate students taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester. The approximate tuition for Associate degrees is calculated at 4 semesters using the lower division course flat rate.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $3,480.70 for LOWER division courses applies to full-time non-Ohio resident undergraduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 12-18 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credit hours taken (between 12-18 semester credits or $120-$180). The approximate tuition for Associate degrees is calculated at 4 semesters using the lower division flat rate and $150 surcharge.

For part-time semesters: The $316.40 per-credit-hour tuition rate for LOWER division courses and $370.80 for UPPER division courses applies to part-time Ohio resident undergraduate students, PLUS a $10 per-credit-hour surcharge for non-Ohio resident undergraduate students, taking fewer than 12 credit hours per semester.

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 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.


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