Sullivan University College of Technology and Design

Although the College of Technology and Design has a physical location and campus of its own, many classes can be taken across any of Sullivan University campuses - Lexington, Louisville, Ft. Knox or online. Programs within the college include: HVAC-R, Computer Graphic Design, Interior Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Electronics Technology, Information Technology and Cybersecurity. The college originated with Information Technology programs and dates back to the 90’s. Each of the programs update frequently, as new technology and new standards become available in each field, so the college is ever-evolving. In this career- oriented field, the staff have real world experience to bring to their classrooms. This allows them to truly connect with their students, provide more hands-on learning opportunities, and help them connect with potential employers.

With the nature of the programs offered, comes a plethora of special equipment and facilities. HVAC-R, for instance, has an entire building dedicated to various labs and real-world systems. The college also hosts both PC and Mac labs for the wide variety of programming software that may be used for animation, 3-D modeling, print, layout, or imaging. Interior Design students also have specialized labs in addition to a resource room which is a one-stop shop for all different types of materials, textures, color schemes and products. For Advanced Manufacturing, students have labs with a number of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), 3-D printers, robotics and setups to design circuit boards or troubleshoot voltage resistance. Cybersecurity even has its own separate cloud for springboarding in a test environment.

Each of these programs may have some additional certifications that students can complete. In some cases, it is recommended to begin these certifications during their time at Sullivan. For instance, IT and Cybersecurity students will want to have certifications in programs such as CompTIA, Cisco and Microsoft. If they earn these while obtaining their degree, they have the potential to get their foot in the door with an employer before they even graduate, allowing them to move up more quickly in their respective field. HVAC-R students will need to obtain the EPA608 certification upon graduation, and Interior Design students will eventually need their CIDA certification, but cannot obtain this until they have completed the program and worked for two years in the field. Students are also encouraged to begin working in their respective field as early in their education as possible. They can begin immediately applying what they are learning in class to their work, and once they graduate, they will have a degree in addition to the work experience and professional relationships they have built up.

Dean Travis Tiller obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, while maintaining an interest in IT. When he decided to formalize that interest into training, he came to Sullivan University and completed a certificate. He went on to continue through the Master's program here, while working as an adjunct faculty member. He transitioned into a full-time instructor, moved into a department chair position, progressed to the Associate Dean, until he advanced into his current position as Dean of the College of Technology and Design, while simultaneously working through his doctorate. He is passionate about helping people, making a difference in somebody’s life, and working with students. He has even created helpful YouTube tutorial videos explaining various IT how-to’s and roadblocks.

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Travis Tiller
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Because we’re as career-focused as you are, you’ll get real-world, hands-on experience with industry-standard technology, an outstanding facility and instructors who bring their own experience into the classroom.

We keep classes small by design so that you can get to know your instructors and fellow students and they can get to know you.

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Why the College of Technology and Design?

Make the most of your talent - and your time.

The sooner you begin your technical or design career, the more you can achieve. That's why Sullivan's College of Technology and Design prepares you for a career first. You can complete a concentrated yet challenging program in as little as 18 months and then build on that success and work toward a bachelor's degree while pursuing your career.

Learn by doing.

Because we're as career-focused as you are, you'll get real-world, hands-on experience with industry-standard technology, an outstanding facility and instructors who bring their own experience into the classroom to share with you.

Making it personal.

We keep classes small by design so that you can get to know your instructors and fellow students and they can get to know you. And experience tells us that when students and instructors know one another better, students find it easier to ask questions or share concerns.

Access to professional services.

At Sullivan, our service to you doesn't stop when you earn your degree. As a graduate, you'll enjoy access to review privileges to help you stay at the top of your game. You'll also get employment assistance throughout your career.

Financial assistance for all ages.

Our team of financial aid experts can help you find the assistance you need to get started - even if you're an adult returning to school. We'll help you identify all of the scholarships, grants and loan programs for which you might qualify and even help you with the enrollment process. Whatever your medium, from web design to wallpaper samples to Computer Aided Design Drafting, the College of Technology and Design is one school where your creative and career success is limited only by your imagination.

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  • The admissions process was so easy and user-friendly; I had no issues at all. I showed up to my first class and instantly started connecting with my instructors.

    Ben Rhodes,
    HVAC-R Student