The goal of the Computer Science program is to prepare you for a career in information technology with the knowledge, communication skills, critical thinking skills, and technical competencies required in the modern workplace. We provide you with a foundation for the analysis and design of systems and the knowledge of application software to develop business solutions.

Our program provides you with a very strong technical foundation, including proficiency in web design, programming languages, systems analysis and design, operating systems, and project management. This degree is relevant to nearly every aspect of the modern business world and gives you valuable skills in today’s highly competitive job market.


What qualities should an Associate of Science in Information Technology student have?

  • Analytical skills (information gathering, problem solving, critical thinking, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Aptitude for math
  • Versatility
  • Commitment to Learning

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Associate of Science in Information Technology program?

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

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Associate of Science in Information Technology program?

Following Sullivan’s tradition, we engage student 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 each program in the College of Information and Computer Technology.

What are some websites with more information on the information technology career field?

Careers in the Growing Field of Information Technology Services
Computer and Information Technology Occupations
Kentuckiana Works

  • Choose “Computer and Mathematical” from the All Occupations box and click “Search.” This provides a list of jobs in the Kentucky/Indiana area.

Associate of Science in Information Technology Course Requirements

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours92
ACT 10 1Principles of Accounting I4
BUS 22 4Professional Development4
COM 21 4Public Speaking4
CSC 10 5Introduction to Programming4
CSC 10 8Introduction to Computers4
CSC 10 9Introduction to Networking4
CSC 11 8Computer Applications I4
CSC 20 0Principles of Technology4
CSC 20 9Network and Security Design4
CSC 21 0Database Design4
CSC 21 8Computer Applications II4
CSC 23 0Website Design4
CSC 24 0Visual Programming4
CSC 24 2Object Oriented Programming4
CSC 27 2Principles of System Design4
ECO 20 1Microeconomics4
ENG 10 1Composition I4
ENG 10 2Composition II4
FYE 10 1Information Literacy4
MGT 11 4Business Organization and Management4
MTH 10 1College Mathematics4
MTH 20 1College Algebra4
General Studies Elective ( 4 Additional Credit Hours)4
Students must choose one additional General Education class from the Humanities/Fine Arts category. This class is in addition to the required General Education classes listed in the program.
Locations Where One Can Enroll:

Fort Knox

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