Penn State Greater Allegheny’s Associate degree in Information Sciences & Technology (IST) is coded for students who enjoy problem solving. Students will develop an understanding on how programs are built, practical applications, and critical thinking.
Continuing your education
Upon completion of the 2-year Information Sciences & Technology major, you may also choose to proceed seamlessly to our 4-year Information Sciences & Technology degree program.
What to Expect
With the Baccalaureate and Individualized options, students may be prepared to enter entry level positions in the broad disciplines of information, sciences and technology fields or complete the baccalaureate degree. Working closely with our academic advisers, you can explore a schedule with a combination of in-person classes on our McKeesport campus and web-based courses delivered from other Penn State campuses.
Students will take courses that focus on:
- Information, People and Technology
- Organization in Data
- Networking and Telecommunications
The information technology field is a fast-growing field and the projected job outlook in the Pittsburgh region through 2025 is strong. As you think about your IT career path, consider a Penn State degree to help you succeed.
Graduates in the IST program can find an array of career opportunities that include, but not limited to:
- Application programmers
- Associate systems designers
- Network managers
- Web designers and administrators
- Information systems support specialists
The official course requirements for this degree can be viewed in the online Undergraduate Bulletin under the suggested academic plan.