Information Technology Associate

Built with Google
$66k Sys Admin Entry-Level Salary
#9 in Best Technology Jobs
Enroll more students by adding an IT degree built in collaboration with Google

Add an Information Technology AAS degree with instant brand recognition that prospective students can trust by partnering with Rize Education.

Portfolio-building projects and stackable certifications help ensure your students can learn the skills they need to launch careers across this fast-growing industry. Attract students with a program that can turn their college degree into a high-paying job, fast.

IT Professionals work everywhere.
In future-proof, high-paying jobs.
Students want in.

Median salary for entry-level Network Administrators (Glassdoor)
Median salary for entry-level Systems Administrators (Glassdoor)
in Best Technology Jobs, per US News

What makes the Rize Information Technology program attractive to prospective students

CFP Real World Projects
Flexible Schedules CFP Rize Education
Build Financial CFP Rize Education

Professional & Academic Experts

Dr. Charles Severance
University of Michigan
Former Director Sakai Foundation
Mala Sarat Chandra
Sun Microsystems, Microsoft,
University of Washington
Alexey Malashkevich
Former CEO @ AgileCode

Rize programs leverage the courses you already have:

Our Academic Partners will work directly with you to build a unique program leveraging and integrating courses you already have in your catalog.
A potential Information Technology AAS degree could look like this:
Example courses from your institution
Introductory Statistics
Introduction to Communication
Introduction to Business
Principles of Management
Organizational Behavior
Relevant Math Course
Business Composition/Technical Writing
Business Software Course
Management Information Systems
Courses from Rize
Programming for Everyone I
Programming for Everyone II
Google Cloud Computing Foundations
Introduction to Information Technology Systems
Networking Technologies and Telecommunications
Courses and curriculum

Information Technology course descriptions

You can launch this Information Technology program by adding 5 Rize courses to your existing catalog, enabling you to market an Information Technology degree to prospective students in as little as one semester. Expand below to read the course descriptions.

CSC II  -  Programming for Everyone I

This course, built in collaboration with Google, provides a gentle, but thorough, introduction to programming using Python. You will learn the core concepts and techniques needed to create programs and perform basic data analysis. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to pursue further study in computer science and unlock more advanced programming courses.

CSC III  -  Programming for Everyone II

This course, built in collaboration with Google, follows on from Programming for Everyone I. In the first half of the course, you will learn how to leverage your Python skills to treat the internet as a source of data. The second half of the course will teach you the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) and database design. By the end of the course, you will improve your programming skills and learn how to build a range of applications.

ITM I - Introduction to Information Technology Systems

Information Technology continues to be one of the most important topics in the modern workforce. This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of the field and teach you a range of valuable professional skills, including how to set up operating systems, how to troubleshoot problems, and how to build a computer. By the end of this course, you’ll be prepared to take your next steps in IT and start solving technology problems on your own. This online class has optional live sessions.

ITM II - Networking Technologies and Telecommunications

Whether a workplace is just a few people connected to a wireless router, or a financial giant, wired directly into the Nasdaq, it likely relies heavily on Network Technologies. This course will teach you how networks work, and how to set up and secure them. By the end of this course, you will be able to manage and maintain a range of different network types. This online class has optional live sessions.

Cloud 0 - Google Cloud Computing Foundations

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of Cloud Computing, Infrastructure and Networking, and will explore how the cloud is used in a range of situations, including IT, App Development and Machine Learning. By the end of the course you will know what the cloud is, and how to use it effectively. This course uses the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and was built in concert with the Google Cloud Learning Services team. This online class has optional live sessions.

Students give these courses rave reviews

“The projects we had to do were very motivating… It sparked interest in me, got the light going in my brain - I loved doing the projects!”
Cole B.
Walsh University
“Rize has given me an opportunity to add something to my degree. Something that I wanted to find at my school but wasn’t there.”
Chisunta C.
Albertus Magnus College
“Class experience is amazing!”
Mary D.
Mary Baldwin University
“It’s helped me know what I want to do in my career because of how immersive the assignments are.”
Jacob J.
Lasell University
“Even though everything was online… it still felt like the same kind of small classroom that I really enjoy, and that’s why I chose my college - so I kinda got that same experience even thru the computer.”
Summer R.
Lasell University
"One of the things I liked about [it] was getting to meet new people from different colleges and getting to hear new experiences and opinions."
Kara B.
Lasell University

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