Program Overview

Associate of Science in Information Technology

The Associate of Science in Information Technology degree at Point University blends general education courses with foundational knowledge in information technologies, operating systems, and support services.

Students learn techniques to effectively and securely troubleshoot and diagnose a variety of technologies to accomplish tasks and process information in a variety of business settings. Program coursework includes:

  • Introduction to Information Technology
  • Information Technology Applications
  • Information Technology Operating Systems
  • Technical Writing

Additionally, graduates of the program will be prepared to earn CompTIA and COMPTIA +, two highly respected industry certifications.


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Network Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Network Administration at Point University prepares students with a broad range of technical and organizational skills to lead successful technology initiatives within an organization. The program’s robust curriculum equips students with the knowledge to write scripts, manage web servers, and create effective security policies and procedures for an organization’s operating system. Courses include:

  • Server Administration
  • Network Management
  • Programming
  • Network Security applications

Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to earn seven highly respected industry certificates including CompTIA Linux, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Project+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, MCSA Installing & Configuring Windows Server, and MCSA Administering Windows Server.


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Information Systems Security

Point University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Information Systems Security educates students with the latest techniques used to protect an organization’s valuable data from sophisticated security threats. The program’s comprehensive curriculum prepares graduates to recognize security vulnerabilities, perform risk analysis and assessments, and monitor and protect an organization’s data and information systems. Courses include:

  • Risk Mitigation & Security Policy
  • Advanced Systems Applications
  • Information Systems Disaster Recovery
  • Capstone Project in Secure Information Systems

Graduates of the program will be prepared to earn six highly-respected professional certifications from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and from Microsoft, including CompTIA Linux, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+, MCSA Installing & Configuring Windows Server, and MCSA Administering Windows Server.”

Program Outcomes

Associate of Science in Information Technology

The Associate of Science in Information Technology program at Point University equips students with foundational knowledge in information technology including network administration, project and data management and web development. 

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to resolve common network issues, employ new technologies in business environments and create optimal user environments by analyzing and selecting appropriate operating systems and applications. 

The fully online degree program qualifies students for entry-level positions in computer related fields. Career paths include:

  • IT Helpdesk Representatives
  • IT Support Technician 
  • Field or Service Technician
  • Web Developer


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Network Administration

Learn to build and configure complex systems, manage web servers, and troubleshoot problems with Point University’s 100% online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Network Administration. This program gives students the knowledge to effectively manage computer systems and provides students with the skills to address complex technology needs of an organization.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in business, banking, government, education, and nonprofit industries in roles that include:

  • IT Support Technician
  • IT Consultant
  • Field or Service Technician


Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Information Systems Security

Develop the in-demand skills needed to monitor and protect an organization’s data and information systems with Point University’s online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Information Systems Security. This fully online program provides students with the latest techniques used to develop an overall security plan and teaches students the preventative measures needed to keep an organization’s data safe and confidential.

Earning an online Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in Information Systems Security from Point University will help students become proficient in systems security, risk mitigation, and disaster recovery in IT environments.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue a wide range of careers in roles such as:

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Security Operations Center Analyst
  • Information Security Consultant

Why Point University?

Founded in 1937, Point University is a community of extraordinary students and educators who share a passion for integrating their faith and mission to serve into every aspect of their lives. Point’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to provide the foundation for intellectual, professional, and spiritual development.

Developing the Next Generation of Christian Leaders

Beyond providing the flexibility and convenience of earning a degree on your schedule, Point University’s online programs are unique because faith is woven into every course. Supportive professors blend the fundamental elements of students’ chosen fields of study with Christian beliefs and core values to empower them to make a difference in whatever career path they choose. Students are not only equipped for professional success, but are also prepared to take their faith into the marketplace in a culturally relevant way.

Point University online students benefit from:

  • Learning at their own pace and schedule.
  • A high-quality, private Christian college education at an affordable cost.
  • A well-rounded education designed to develop students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually.
  • A lifelong relationship with professors who inspire and challenge students to think critically and analytically, while encouraging them to grow in their faith.
  • A solid grounding in biblical and theological studies, the arts and sciences, and professional studies in which they major.
  • A unique online learning environment that facilitates interaction with faculty and fellow students.

At Point, we are proud to develop servant-leaders who have a passion for lifelong learning and a deep sense of commitment to the betterment of their communities and society as a whole.

Paying for School

At Point University, our goal is to make higher education accessible to all. Our tuition costs are lower than many other institutions, making a high-quality, Christian, private college education an affordable investment in your future. In addition to a transfer credit friendly policy that can save you time and money, Point offers a number of options to help you finance your education. Our financial aid counselors are committed to providing students information on the funding resources available and helping them navigate the financial aid process. Online students can pay for their education in a variety of ways, including:

Student Loans
Eligible students enrolled at least half time are qualified for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, and may borrow need-based subsidized loans or unsubsidized loans.

The parent of a dependent, undergraduate student enrolled half time may qualify for federal government loans to cover the cost of their child’s education. Students and parents can also take advantage of private loans available through various lenders.

Grants
Federal Pell Grants are also available to students who qualify. The amount of aid awarded is based on the recipient’s financial need, cost of attendance, number of credits per semester and other factors. Some students may also qualify for additional federal and state grants based on eligibility.

Veterans Benefits
Our online veteran students have access to the same financial aid resources available to campus students, with the added benefit of tuition assistance under the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. 

Tuition Discounts
In addition to providing a quality education at a cost lower than many other private institutions, Point University offers online students nearly 40% off the regular tuition rate for on-campus programs. 

Accreditation

Point University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Point University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, or www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Point University. 

The Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states for institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. Academic quality and continuous institutional improvement are at the heart of the Commission’s philosophy of accreditation. To earn accreditation, an institution must comply with the high standard of quality required by the Commission, as well as demonstrate a commitment to student learning and achievement.