Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S.I.T.) degree prepares students for a career in information technology with the communication skills, critical thinking, and technical competencies required in the modern workplace.

This degree program includes a strong technical foundation in proficiency in web design, programming languages, systems analyst and design, operating systems, project management, and application software for business solutions. The B.S.I.T. degree offers career concentrations in the area of:

  • Cyber Security Professional
  • Network Support Administration and Security
  • Web Design and Application Development
  • System Support and Administration

Students completing the B.S.I.T. degree program in one or more of the concentration areas are prepared for a wide range of professional IT careers. Graduates can go directly from this program into the Master of Science in Managing Information Technology (M.S.M.I.T.) degree program to enhance their assets even further.

Locations: Louisville Lexington Fort Knox Louisa Mayfield Online

Program Information

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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
  • Networking – Prepare for CompTIA Net+ and Security+ certification exams; installation and configuration of network (including security)
  • 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 IT Academy 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 Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree.

Tech Design Courses

Courses

Length: 18 months beyond the Associate degree
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

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 230
Website Design
4.00
CSC 240
Visual Programming
4.00
CSC 303
Computer Operating Systems
4.00
CSC 306
Systems Architecture
4.00
CSC 364
Systems Analysis and Design
4.00
CSC 414
Senior Seminar in Information Technology
4.00
CSC 420
IT Project Management
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 204
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
4.00
BUS 224
Professional Development
4.00
MGT 114
Business Organization and Management
4.00
MGT 304
Principles of Management
4.00
ECO 201
Microeconomics
4.00
ECO 202
Macroeconomics
4.00
ENG 101
Composition I
4.00
ENG 102
Composition II
4.00
ENG 204
Advanced Writing
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
MTH 202
Introduction to Statistics
4.00
MTH 301
Quantitative Methods
4.00
MTH 305
Discrete Math
4.00
Free Electives
12.00
General Education Electives
8.00
Other Core Courses
36.00
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 230
Title:
Website Design
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 240
Title:
Visual Programming
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 303
Title:
Computer Operating Systems
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 306
Title:
Systems Architecture
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 364
Title:
Systems Analysis and Design
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 414
Title:
Senior Seminar in Information Technology
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
CSC 420
Title:
IT Project Management
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 204
Title:
Introduction to Business Law and Ethics
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:
MGT 304
Title:
Principles of Management
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 201
Title:
Microeconomics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
ECO 202
Title:
Macroeconomics
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:
ENG 204
Title:
Advanced Writing
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:
MTH 202
Title:
Introduction to Statistics
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 301
Title:
Quantitative Methods
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
MTH 305
Title:
Discrete Math
Credit Hours:
4.00
Course:
Free Electives
Credit Hours:
12.00
Course:
General Education Electives
Credit Hours:
8.00
Course:
Other Core Courses
Credit Hours:
36.00
Total Credit Hours: 180.00

IT Academy - Students must choose nine additional courses, three of which are required at the 300/400 level. Elective courses are selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor to meet the requirements for one or more concentration areas.

General Education Electives - Students must choose two additional General Education classes, including one from the Humanities/Fine Arts category and one from the Social/Behavioral Sciences category. These classes are in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the associate and bachelor’s curricula. See the Table of Contents for the complete list of General Education classes and minimum requirements.

Free Electives - Elective classes are selected in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student’s personal objectives or associate degree.

Important note: if the Associate degree or other transfer credit does not include the prerequisite courses for the required courses listed, those classes must also be completed for the Bachelor’s degree.