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Bachelor’s of Science (BS) in Information Technology

A bachelor's of science degree in information technology prepares you a number of growth-career roles.

Degree Partner: Brandman University
Brandman University

Build skills to become an IT expert, with the degree and credentials to back it up.

Earn more

Prepare for high-earning careers in fields like software development, cyber security, and data analytics.

Be in demand

Over 3.1 Million computer jobs were available nationwide from 2018-2019** (Source: Burning Glass)

A degree you can be proud of

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Transfer in college credits, past military training, and even industry credentials to graduate faster.

What you'll learn

Database Querying and Reporting

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Learn good database design in Structured Query Language (SQL) using a practical approach. Learn how to create and design tables, use cursors, use transactions, and create views and stored procedures.

Business Intelligence and Data Analytics

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Learn how to transform data into meaningful and useful information to assist in business analysis and data reporting.

Software Development

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Recognize appropriate programming constructs utilized in building, testing, and debugging software programs.

Web Design Technologies

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Utilize web development foundations and standards in design, development, and deployment of interactive web content.

Cloud Computing

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Employ industry best practices in the development, maintenance, and deployment of cloud computing and virtualization technologies.


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Learn about security terminology, technology and common security issues. Gain tools for security awareness and prevention.

CompTIA Cloud+ (Industry credential)

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CompTIA Cloud+ validates the skills you need to maintain and optimize cloud infrastructure services.

MTA Software Development Fundamentals (Industry credential)

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Prepare for the MTA Software Development Exam, and recognize appropriate programming constructs utilized in building, testing, and debugging of software programs.

Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (Industry credential)

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Prepare for the Windows Server Admin Certification and learn how to use server administration techniques in the installation and maintenance of network infrastructure and directory services.

MTA HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals (Industry credential)

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Learn about the fundamentals of development for mobile devices and become a Microsoft Technology Associate in HTML5 Application Development.

CompTIA A+ 220-901 / 902 (Industry credential)

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The industry standard for establishing a career in IT. CompTIA A+ supports the ability to connect users to the data they need to do their jobs regardless of device.

Career outlook

  • Business intelligence
  • Cloud computing
  • Data analytics
  • Information management
  • Networking
  • Operating systems
  • Security

Salary progression

Increase your income by >50% when transitioning from a classified role to a certified teacher.
Average annual salary for paraprofessionals (source)
(+$20k from para to teacher)
Annual salary for first-year
teachers w/ BA only (source)
Put yourself on the path to predictably build your income over time.
Within 5 years, avg. annual salary for teachers w/ BA only
Within 10 years, avg. annual salary for teachers w/ BA only

Growing network

By joining Rivet School’s Educator Pathway, you’ll build a strong professional network by tapping into a growing community of educators across California. We partner with K-12 school districts and networks to find and support our students in their journey to classroom teaching.
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Full tuition

BS Information Technology


per year

4 years

avg. time to completion
After factoring in financial aid and scholarships, the average Rivet School students pays $9,800 out of pocket for their entire bachelor's degree.

Financial Aid

Most Rivet School students are eligible for financial aid, and the average Rivet School student covers around half of their tuition through government scholarship. If you’re accepted to our Pay it Forward program, you can pay no upfront tuition, and pay back only if and when you earn more than $40,000 / year.

Rivet School students with full
financial aid (about 25% of students)
pay less than $500 on average
for their entire bachelor's degree.

Learn about student finances

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