Associate of Science in Information Technology

Sullivan’s Information Technology Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree provides students with a wide range of skills to meet the needs of employers seeking entry-level technology professionals. Students completing the Associate of Science in Information Technology program have the ability to solve problems and provide business solutions using a variety of technical tools.

The Associate of Science in Information Technology program includes courses in the areas of business applications, networking technology, hardware and OS troubleshooting help desk support, business program design, computer programming, web design, database design, and database management.

Locations: Louisville Lexington Fort Knox Louisa Mayfield Online

Objectives

Our program produces IT versalists instead of IT specialists. Our intent is to produce students who are capable in the areas of user/customer support, networking, databases, website design, and programming. These five areas make up our “pillars of IT.” Instead of producing a student who is focused on a single area of competency, we expose students to every aspect of information technology:

  • User/Customer Support – Help desk management techniques; installation, configuration and troubleshooting for hardware, software and networks; prepare for CompTIA A+ certification exam, technical writing
  • Databases – Design and construct relational databases; Structured Query Language (SQL); MySQL; Microsoft SQL Server
  • Website Design – Design and create web pages and websites using HyperText Markup Language (HTML5) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3); later courses focus on dynamic websites using JavaScript, PHP, XML and AJAX
  • Programming – Analyze, design, code and test applications using Microsoft Visual C#; later courses introduce Java, mobile programming and software engineering


Program Highlights

Following Sullivan’s tradition, we engage students in real-world, hands-on learning. These courses are taught by professionals that come from the industry. We do not only discuss creating web pages. Instead, students are instructed to create web pages and they are posted to a live server for the world to see. We create real-world applications that can be used in a modern business setting. We build networks using current Cisco equipment.

Our department chair said it best. He created an analogy of an individual who wanted to make it in Hollywood. If the person can act, he has a slight possibility of making it. If the person only dances, his odds are about the same. If that person sings incredibly, the odds do not change that much. However, if you put those three talents together (acting, dancing and singing), that person is called a triple threat – they can do it all. In our field, the triple threat is that person who has a degree, certifications and experience. We offer all of these through the Associate of Science in Information Technology degree.

Tech Design Courses

Courses

Course
Title
Credit Hours
CSC 105
Introduction to Programming
4.00
CSC 118
Computer Applications I
4.00
CSC 200
Principles of Technology
4.00
CSC 210
Database Design
4.00
CSC 218
Computer Applications II
4.00
CSC 230
Website Design
4.00
CSC 240
Visual Programming
4.00
CSC 242
Object Oriented Programming
4.00
CSC 272
Principles of System Design
4.00
MNE 108
Computer Hardware Fundamentals
4.00
MNE 109
Computer Network Fundamentals
4.00
MNE 213
Computer Security Fundamentals
4.00
ACT 101
Principles of Accounting I
4.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
MGT 114
Business Organization and Management
4.00
ECO 201
Microeconomics
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
FYE 101
Information Literacy
4.00
GEC 220
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
4.00
MTH 101
College Mathematics
4.00
MTH 201
College Algebra
4.00
General Education Electives
4.00
Course:
CSC 105
Title:
Introduction to Programming
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 118
Title:
Computer Applications I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 200
Title:
Principles of Technology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 210
Title:
Database Design
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 218
Title:
Computer Applications II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 230
Title:
Website Design
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 240
Title:
Visual Programming
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 242
Title:
Object Oriented Programming
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 272
Title:
Principles of System Design
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 108
Title:
Computer Hardware Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 109
Title:
Computer Network Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MNE 213
Title:
Computer Security Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ACT 101
Title:
Principles of Accounting I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
BUS 224
Title:
Professional Development
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MGT 114
Title:
Business Organization and Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 201
Title:
Microeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 101
Title:
Composition I
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ENG 102
Title:
Composition II
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
FYE 101
Title:
Information Literacy
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
GEC 220
Title:
Essential Strategies for Applied Communications (ESAC)
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 101
Title:
College Mathematics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 201
Title:
College Algebra
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
4.00
Total Credit Hours: 92.00