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Getting your Computer Degree Online: A Natural Fit

Doesn’t it make sense that you could earn a degree in computers on your computer? Online degree programs are a natural fit for an information technology education whether you’re pursuing a  certificate or a degree. Here’s why IT programs are among the best to learn online:

What you’ll learn: Information technology programs focus on the hardware—all they physical parts of your computer—and the software—all the programs and applications—and how they interface. Important coursework will probably cover the basics of computer language and operating systems such as Linux, and also specific networking systems such as Cisco’s local area networks (LAN) or wide area networks (WAN). You could also learn about web programming and design, database development and management, mobile and cloud applications, and project management. You’ll learn about network security and the principles and ethics of the IT industry. It’s hands-on learning and you’ll do all of it online!

How you’ll learn: The internet makes it incredibly easy for you to learn in a time and place that’s convenient to your busy lifestyle. You can work full time and still take online classes that could help you break into the IT field or advance a career you’re already pursuing. And just because your classroom is virtual doesn’t mean you won’t get to know your instructors and classmates. Online forums and posting areas help you stay connected. You can submit all your assignments online and have “conversations” with your fellow students. You can also reach out to your teachers via email with your questions and concerns. With the right skills, determination and strategies to manage your online courses, you can learn all you need to become an IT professional online.

When you’ll learn: One of the real advantages to online learning is that you can do it at a pace that will enable you to begin or advance your career as quickly as possible. Fast track programs that allow you to build your education upon a foundation you’ve already laid let you apply your new knowledge right away.

Are you ready to start or advance your IT career? At Charter College you can earn a computer technician certificate, or an associate in computer networking systems or bachelor degree in computer information systems –and you can do it all online. We also have programs in aviation, business, healthcare, hospitality, paralegal studies, veterinary assistant, and the trades. If you’re ready to get on a fast track to success, start here.