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.
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
- Programming – Analyze, design, code and test applications using Microsoft Visual C#; later courses introduce Java, mobile programming and software engineering
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.