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Gain the knowledge needed for requirements analysis, system architecture, software construction, support, and maintenance.
Develop working knowledge of software used in the industry, thanks to our safe, interactive virtual lab environments.
Deepen your knowledge of software, hardware, networks, databases, project management, cybersecurity, and more.
Understand ethical, legal, and policy issues and how to handle them within information technology.
Create information technology solutions to solve organizational problems for both businesses and technologies.
Understand diverse perspectives to communicate effectively across IT and business environments.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.
Help reduce the time and cost of finishing your degree by maximizing your transfer credits.*
Gain skills and knowledge necessary to take up to seven select IT certification exams from PMI, CompTIA, Microsoft, and Cisco.
*Savings inclusive of fees charged by Capella to evaluate and award academic credit for your prior learning. The documented credit fee of $50 is assessed each quarter you request documented credit. Capella reserves the right to change fees at any time.
We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. That's why Capella offers two 100% competency-based, online learning formats to best fit your needs. Which learning format is right for you? Take our Path Finder Quiz.
A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed, and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
Our affiliate, Sophia Learning, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements, free for Capella students.*
*All transfer and PLA credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.
For this online IT degree, the curriculum focuses on key essentials. You’ll learn the IT lifecycle and develop a deeper understanding of software, hardware, networks, databases, human-computer interaction, project management, and cybersecurity.
This course provides the opportunity for learners to acquire the foundational skills and knowledge required of a systems administrator. Learners employ tools and procedures to install, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and maintain modern computer systems.
|3 quarter credits|
Intermediate Java Programming
This course focuses on beyond basic features and techniques of the Java programming language. Learners study and practice advanced object-oriented programming concepts like inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, and abstract classes. Learners also cover programming Graphical User Interface (GUI) applications with Java and the Java rich library of data structures like lists, stacks, and queues. Learners apply these features and techniques to develop applications of moderate complexity. Prerequisite(s): IT2249.
|3 quarter credits|
Information Security Concepts for the Information Technology Professional
Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge of information security fundamentals. Learners apply their understanding of the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability to the basics of access control and network security measures.
|3 quarter credits|
Principles of Project Management
In this course, learners are introduced to the fundamental basics of project management and gain a broad overview of project management standards and their applicability to both business and IT projects. This course emphasizes management theories, concepts, tools and techniques defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) including the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas. This course also introduces other project management methodologies and frameworks, including Agile (Scrum, Lean, DSDM and XP), PRINCE2®, Waterfall, and Six Sigma. Finally, learners study project politics and ethics, collaboration and team building, and leadership.
|3 quarter credits|
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For this team, it’s more than resumes and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Knowing the differences between IT and Computer Science can help you decide which degree and career path to pursue.
Find out what industry experts have to say. Plus, four steps to remember when you decide to upgrade your skills.
Think all IT careers are focused on coding? Think again—coding is only one aspect of a large and varied field.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online IT degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
While the information technology field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, some of the more common paths include:
Establish parameters for new programs or applications by writing, testing, troubleshooting, and maintaining the source code of computer programs to ensure applications and software programs function as seamlessly as possible.
Job titles to explore may include working as a computer programmer or computer analyst for government agencies and tech companies that specialize in designing and creating new programs and applications, as well as working for insurance carriers, hospitals, or consulting services.
Use specialized software to store and organize data, ensuring that information is available to users and secured from unauthorized access.
Job titles to explore may include working as a database analyst for government agencies and tech companies that specialize in designing and creating new programs and applications, as well as working for insurance carriers, land-based or online colleges or universities, or banks and credit unions.
Take charge in managing the day-to-day operations of computer networks, handling maintenance and system upgrades, as well as troubleshooting problems as they arise.
Job titles to explore may include working as a systems analyst or systems administrator for government agencies and tech companies that specialize in designing and creating new programs and applications, as well as working for hospitals and other health care-related facilities.
Study computer systems and procedures, and design solutions that help organizations operate more efficiently and effectively.
Job titles to explore may include working as a systems analyst for government agencies and tech companies that specialize in designing and creating new programs and applications, as well as working for insurance carriers, land-based or online colleges or universities, or banks and credit unions.
Exercise your creative mind by using specific programming language to conceive, design, test, and troubleshoot software programs for personal, professional, or client applications.
Job titles to explore may include working as a software developer or applications developer for government agencies and tech companies that specialize in designing and creating new programs and applications. as well as working for insurance carriers, land-based or online colleges or universities, or banks and credit unions.
Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.
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