Can an online Associates degree in Information Technology really teach me enough?

By | October 16, 2015

I am currently enrolled in University of Phoenix for AA IT(Info Tech). I am about a year into my courses or halfway through and am beginning to worry if online classes can teach me what I need to know in order to actually do a job like system administrator and such not just get one. I don’t know how to build a computer or program and have limited knowledge in setting up networks such. So far I haven’t learned much that will help me and looking at my course schedule only the last 6 classes will actually relate to IT. Should I pursue a Bachelors at UoP? Would that teach me more? Or should I try somewhere where I can learn hands on like a local college. I have 2 toddlers and work full time evenings so physical schooling would be a challenge.
Thanks Dunbar, I need more stuff like that so I can self educate myself.

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4 thoughts on “Can an online Associates degree in Information Technology really teach me enough?

  1. Dunbar Pappy ??

    Have a look at this:
    For a good educational background; primarily on security & technical aspects: entirely free, go to ‘Security Now’ podcasts with Steve Gibson & Leo Laporte.
    These are 1+ hr. ‘sit down’ chats, that cover current issues, the how & why, with remedies for security issues, related to internet, networking, etc.
    Start with the early shows for computer functions & basics. Occasionally it gets a bit tekky (and very often an ‘acronym tsunami’), but Steve & Leo do it in real easy to understand chat format, that makes it painless & interesting (if you like the tech stuff to start with).

    College level education, free.
    Unstructured in their order, as it generally follows what the current serious exploit was doing when the podcast was made, but each one is chock full ‘o goodness and sure to please.
    Find it here:

    4 years worth of sessions.
    Session transcript on same page for printed output.
    U-betcha. If you can absorb all the info of the entire set of ‘casts, and with your AA, you can feel pretty confident of performing an IT job and doing it very well.
    Good luck!

  2. Vaiveahtoish

    UOP of phoenix is good college that offers online education. But if you think that it is not adding that much knowledge that is essential then I think you can do a bit on your own part by searching online and learning. I know it sounds more tiring and when you are in college there should be no need to do this. But if you want to get that extra then this is the only option I guess.

  3. David

    As I know, this site has top listing of such college courses online –

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