INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN AS LITTLE AS 18 MONTHS
Overview

Sullivan’s on-campus and online Associate Degree in Information Technology provides students with a strong technical foundation, including proficiency in web design, modern object-oriented programming languages, networking, hardware, systems analysis and design, and operating systems.  You will learn website development, database design with SQL, plus program coding, testing and design. This degree is relevant to nearly every aspect of the modern business world and gives you valuable skills needed in today’s highly competitive job market.

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
Highlights

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.

Courses
Course Titles Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 92
ACT 10 1 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 22 4 Professional Development 4
COM 21 4 Public Speaking 4
CSC 10 5 Introduction to Programming 4
CSC 10 8 Introduction to Computers 4
CSC 10 9 Introduction to Networking 4
CSC 11 8 Computer Applications I 4
CSC 20 0 Principles of Technology 4
CSC 20 9 Network and Security Design 4
CSC 21 0 Database Design 4
CSC 21 8 Computer Applications II 4
CSC 23 0 Website Design 4
CSC 24 0 Visual Programming 4
CSC 24 2 Object Oriented Programming 4
CSC 27 2 Principles of System Design 4
ECO 20 1 Microeconomics 4
ENG 10 1 Composition I 4
ENG 10 2 Composition II 4
FYE 10 1 Information Literacy 4
MGT 11 4 Business Organization and Management 4
MTH 10 1 College Mathematics 4
MTH 20 1 College Algebra 4
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.

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