Information Technology

Associate Degree

Information Technology Program Overview

Today's corporations are struggling to manage their IT infrastructure in an increasingly complex environment. Even small businesses require IT support to help employees and manage security risks. Bay State College's Information Technology Associate Degree prepares you to enter the workforce directly or transition into a quality IT bachelor's degree program: 

  • Learn from professors who have in-depth, real-world professional experience in the Information Technology industry. 
  • Master a well-rounded IT curriculum with a strong foundation in business. 
  • Gain in-demand skills with your required internship, with easy access to Boston's Innovation District. 
  • Opt to continue your education with Bay State College's B.S. in Information Technology program, offering two industry-specific concentrations: IT Project Management and Web and Mobile Development

Interested in getting an IT gig? Request information about our 2-year Information Technology program today! 

Available In 

Information Technology Day Classes 

Discover a diverse but close-knit community of students, faculty and staff at our Boston campus, located in the historic Back Bay neighborhood. 

  • Duration: 4 semesters 
  • Semester Length: 16 weeks 
  • Start Dates:  
    Spring 2018: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Summer 2018: Monday, May 21, 2018
    Fall 2018: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Information Technology Evening Classes 

If you're busy during the day, Bay State College's Information Technology Degree Evening Program gives you the opportunity to learn on your own time. Take evening college courses at our convenient Boston Back Bay campus, or at our satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts. 

  • Duration: 8 terms 
  • Term Length: 8 weeks 
  • Start Dates:  
    Fall 2017 Term 2: Monday, October 30, 2017
    Spring 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Spring 2018 Term 2: Monday, March 19, 2018
    Summer 2018 Term 1: Monday, May 21, 2018
    Summer 2018 Term 2: Monday, July 9, 2018
    Fall 2018 Term 1: Tuesday, September 4, 2018
    Fall 2018 Term 2: Monday, October 29, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admissions 

Sample Information Technology Degree Courses 

  • Microcomputer Preparation  
  • Network Fundamentals 
  • Enterprise End User Support 
  • Windows Server 
  • Advanced Office Applications  
  • Information Technology Internship 

To view the Information Technology program flow sheet, click here
To browse our 2017-18 Course Catalog with course descriptions, click here

Information Technology Program Mission 

The mission of the Information Technology Program at Bay State College is to provide the highest-quality education in the IT field, centered on the development of critical thinking, business knowledge, and practical marketing skills, to empower our graduates to pursue successful and meaningful careers in the technology industry. 

Information Technology Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Identify, explain, and perform essential IT support skills including installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting operating systems, business applications software, and hardware. 
  2. Demonstrate skill in diagnosing and troubleshooting user problems in computer networks and linked systems. 
  3. Comprehend systems administration skills related to server operating systems, system and network service administration, computer and information security, and directory services administration. 
  4. Perform independent research concerning technology problems and employ strategies to keep knowledge of technology systems and platforms current.  
  5. Outline and employ methods for assisting other technology users, including training and maintenance plans, and to translate their technical knowledge into forms usable by non-specialists. 
  6. Exercise interpersonal techniques that indicate respect for the diverse technical support needs of computer users. 
  7. Integrate and utilize professional industry standards for documentation of work, for respect of the privacy of users and proprietary information, and for ethical conduct. 

Information Technology Degree Accreditation 

Bay State College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). 

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont). Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators. 

Bay State College is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science.