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Getting Your Online Computer Degree: A Natural Fit

Published: March 23, 2020

The popularity of online classes continues to rise and among the best subjects to learn on a computer are anything about computers! Here’s why getting an IT degree online is a natural fit:

Technology with Online Programs Gives You Flexibility

Why not learn about computers through a computer? One of the greatest advantages to learning online is the flexibility it offers you. While tests and assignments have set deadlines, there is often no set time or location for attending class. If you work during the day, you can attend class at night. You can study in your pajamas at home, or even on the bus on the way to work.

This flexibility mirrors the tech industry itself. Technology issues can occur any time of day or night, cyber security never stops, and many maintenance updates and bug fixes are scheduled after hours. That’s why tech companies often have schedules outside the normal 9 to 5.

Your Online Computer Experience Is Hands-On

Do you learn best by doing? Ever wonder how a hands-on learner could succeed in online programs? Well when it’s computers and technology that you’re learning about, it’s easy! With your computer right in front of you, you’ll take lessons from your virtual classroom and put them to immediate use. You’ll use the hardware and software and explore how everything works together. For example, if you’re learning about Computer Aided Design and working in an AutoCad program, there’s no better way than to work in it! You can explore all its components and tools and test them out in real time. Learn how to draw, move, manipulate, and edit lines and shapes. Check out navigation tools like orbit, pan, zoom, rewind, and walk. Learn the basics and then build your expertise with practice, practice, practice.

Online Communication Is Critical to Technology Careers

There are lots of careers where face-to-face interaction is very important. Technology isn’t necessarily one of them. On the other hand, you will need to learn how to communicate effectively on the phone and through other remote technologies. If you’re working on project management for an IT system, your team could be spread across the country—even across the world. When you attend your classes online, you get a head start on how to communicate well when not everyone is in the same country.

Now Is a Great Time to Complete Your Online Computer Degree

Because online programs are often more convenient and flexible, you can get started on your IT degree right away. That means you can also look for employment in your new field more quickly. And Tech jobs are on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the IT industry expects to see much faster than average job growth nationally through 2028.1 This is a great time to explore a career in the industry. But do you have the skills?


At Charter College, we offer a variety of information technology programs that you can complete online.

If you’re ready to take the first step toward earning a degree or certificate in information technology, contact us today at 888-200-9842. 


1 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm