Associate of Science in Information Technology


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 a Bachelor 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 Bachelor 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
  • 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

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Bachelor 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.

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Course Requirements

180 Credit Hours Minimum
Length: 18 months beyond the Associate degree
Associate degree or equivalent plus the following classes (see Undergraduate Admissions section for a description of Sullivan’s 2+2 programs)
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.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Information Technology Core Courses
CSC 105Introduction to Programming4
CSC 108Introduction to Computers4
CSC 109Introduction to Networking4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
CSC 200Principles of Technology4
CSC 209Networking and Security Design4
CSC 210Database Design4
CSC 230Website Design4
CSC 240Visual Programming4
CSC 303Computer Operating Systems4
CSC 306Systems Architecture4
CSC 364Systems Analysis and Design4
CSC 414Senior Seminar in Information Technology4
CSC 420IT Project Management4
Credit Hours56
Business Core Courses
ACT 101Principles of Accounting I4
BUS 204Introduction to Business Law and Ethics4
BUS 224Professional Development4
COM 214Public Speaking4
ECO 201Microeconomics4
ECO 202Macroeconomics4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
ENG 204Advanced Writing4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
MGT 114Business Organization and Management4
MGT 304Principles of Management4
MTH 101College Math4
MTH 201College Algebra4
MTH 202Introduction to Statistics4
MTH 301Quantitative Methods4
MTH 305Discrete Math4
Credit Hours68
Computer Science/IT Academy
( 36 Additional Credit Hours)36
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 Studies Electives (8 Additional Credit Hours)8
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.
Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)12
Elective classes are selected from the associate degree in consultation with the student’s faculty advisor to balance the program in keeping with the student’s personal objectives.
Total Credit Hours180

Locations Where One Can Enroll:

Fort Knox

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