INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Information Technology Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree
Overview

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 technology 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.

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 101 Principles of Accounting I 4
BUS 224 Professional Development 4
CSC 105 Introduction to Programming 4
CSC 108 Introduction to Computers 4
CSC 109 Introduction to Networking 4
CSC 118 Computer Applications I 4
CSC 200 Principles of Technology 4
CSC 209 Network and Security Design 4
CSC 210 Database Design 4
CSC 218 Computer Applications II 4
CSC 230 Website Design 4
CSC 240 Visual Programming 4
CSC 242 Object Oriented Programming 4
CSC 272 Principles of System Design 4
ECO 201 Microeconomics 4
ENG 101 Composition I 4
ENG 102 Composition II 4
FYE 101 Information Literacy 4
GEN 215 Human Dynamics 4
MGT 114 Business Organization and Management 4
MTH 101 College Mathematics 4
MTH 201 College Algebra 4
General Studies Elective

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. See the Table of Contents to find the complete list of General Education classes and minimum requirements.
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