A.A. in Information Systems

The Associate of Arts in Information Systems, offered online and on campus in Virginia Beach, provides basic knowledge in technical design, development and management. You'll gain the skills needed to position yourself as an essential entry-level professional in business, higher education, or nonprofit and government organizations. Presented from a Christian worldview, this A.A. degree lays the groundwork for pursuing your bachelor’s so that you are more qualified to work in this in-demand field.

  • Understand the basics of computer systems, networks, databases, intellectual property, security and artificial intelligence in relationship to the business world.
  • Learn to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  • Explore professional, ethical, legal and social issues and responsibilities in the field of business computing.

Career Opportunities:

  • Help Desk Representative
  • Information Technology Assistant
  • Information Technology Specialist

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Delivery Format: Online | On Campus

Total Credit Hours Required: 64+

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Admission requirements vary based on the stage you're at in life. Select a link below to learn how to apply.

College of Arts & Sciences Tuition Rates

Program Type



  • 12-18 credit hours per semester
  • Less than 12 credit hours

Sessions E and F, 2017

  • $7,950 (over 18 credits hours add $530/credit hour)
  • $530/credit hour

From Session A, 2017

  • $8,325 (over 18 credits hours add $555/credit hour)
  • $555/credit hour

Evening/Online (8-week classes)

$395/credit hour

Professional Development/Non-degree

$250/credit hour

Early College

$155/credit hour


Student Fees




Application Fee(On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)



One-time fee, non-refundable

Enrollment DepositOn-Campus Students

Enrollment DepositEvening/Online Students



Fee is deducted from tuition costs

Graduation Fee (On-Campus & Evening/Online Students)


One-time fee upon submission of graduation application

Technology Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)


Supports information technology

Undergrad Support Fee (On-Campus, Evening/Online, and Professional Development Students)


Contributes to undergraduate academic and administrative operations

Undergraduate Student Activity Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$100/Term, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to undergraduate student activity operations

Health Center Fee (On-Campus Students only)

$45/Semester, Fall & Spring only

Contributes to health center for students living on campus

Parking Fee (On-Campus and Early College Students)


Applies to students desiring to park their vehicles on campus

New Student Programming Fee


One-time fee applied to all incoming students


Optional Fees


Late Payment


Incurred per session, in the event of late tuition payment

Late Registration


Incurred per session, in the event of late registration

Course Fees

$70-200 per course

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