Associate Degrees

Dakota State University

Network and security administrators keep the network up and running—and secure. If you want to study network and security administration, but want to begin working as soon as possible, DSU’s associate degree (offered on campus and online) is an affordable great place to start. You’ll learn basic security, systems and networking fundamentals. And if you decide you want to continue your education, all your associate’s degree courses will count toward your bachelor’s degree.

DSU Network and Security Administration

If you want to create software and web applications, DSU’s associate degree in software development is a great place to start. On campus or online, you’ll learn the basics of how to develop, design, test, and deliver a software program or web app, and you’ll be ready for entry-level into a profession that just keeps growing. If you decide you want to continue your education with a bachelor of science in network and security administration, cyber operations, or computer science, all your associate’s degree courses will count toward your bachelor’s degree.

DSU Software Development

If you want to develop dynamic, data-driven websites and manage the back-end, the associate degree in web development is a great place to start. On campus or online, you’ll learn the basics of how to develop, design, test, and deliver secure and accessible web apps, and you’ll be ready for entry-level positions in a profession that just keeps growing. If you decide you want to continue your education with a bachelor of science in computer information systems, all your coursework will apply toward the software and web specialization.


DSU Web Development

Southeast Tech

68 credits. AAS Degree.

Does the thought of creating high-tech computer applications inspire you? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Computer Programming degree. As a Computer Programmer, sometimes called a Software Application Developer, you’ll work with business users and other professionals by writing code to create software programs that provide solutions for business applications. You’ll learn a variety of programming languages to meet the diverse needs of businesses; as well as utilizing the Internet as a tool for interfacing with users, customers and other businesses. And at Southeast Tech, you can choose to complete your degree in one of two ways. Take it entirely online or traditional classroom style!

Southeast Tech Computer Programming

71 credits. AAS degree.

Does the concept of working with high-tech computer security inspire you? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with an Information Technology Security degree. As an Information Technology Security Technician, sometimes called an Information Security Analyst, you’ll be a highly-valued employee responsible for the security of the computer network infrastructure and protecting the network and the network-accessible resources from unauthorized access. You’ll learn how to authenticate users, maintain firewalls, utilize intrusion prevention systems (IPS), and monitor the network for suspicious and abnormal activity. You’ll also learn how to educate end-users about computer security, install security software, respond to cyber-attacks and in some cases gather data and evidence to be used in prosecuting cyber-crime.

Southeast Tech Information Technology Security

70 credits. AAS degree.

Does the concept of working with high-tech day-to-day operations for an organization’s computer network interest you? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a Network Administrator degree. As a Network Administrator, you’ll be a highly-valued employee responsible for the computer network infrastructure, ensuring connectivity for users. You’ll learn how to maintain connectivity and security of routers, switches and wireless equipment that modern networks depend on. And at Southeast Tech, you can choose to complete your degree in one of two ways. Take it traditional classroom style or as an accelerated evening program!

Southeast Tech Network Administrator

68 credits. AAS degree.

Are you an organized and detail-oriented person who enjoys working with computers? At Southeast Tech, get to where you want to be in just two years with a System Administrator degree. As a System Administrator, you’ll be a highly-valued employee responsible for adding users to company computer systems, establishing and editing user rights and working with networking applications. You’ll learn to install, test, service and administer numerous systems such as Linux, Windows Operating Systems, email applications, Web Server applications and client/server applications. You’ll also learn how to install and maintain the security aspects of network operating systems such as Windows and Linux.

Southeast Tech System Administrator