At Welch College, we believe that Christians in scientific and technical professions have a responsibility not only to understand emerging technologies but also to investigate the moral and ethical implications of scientific advancements. In our business and computer technology programs, we honor God’s creation by learning all we can about it, while utilizing best practices in the classroom to teach you all we can about computers, we also look at it from a biblical perspective. Why a biblical approach you may ask? To us, the best scientific thinkers also have a strong moral, ethical and faith foundation against which to measure their knowledge. In your classes, you will gain in-depth exposure to the computational, artificial intelligence, and mathematical sciences.
Associates of Science Degree: Business Technology
The Business Technology degree at Welch will provide a basic understanding of how computers work, how they are programmed, how data is structured, and how to develop web applications. With an A.S. in Business Technology from Welch, graduates will be both “job ready” to fill introductory positions in industry or have the basics needed to complete a four-year degree.
- Take advantage of the Tennessee Promise and Hope Scholarship
- Work with local businesses during the summer as paid interns
- Learn state of the art technologies in the cloud and on the web
- Learn the skills necessary to develop complex computer programs without having to sit on-
- Be mentored by industry professionals who understand what employers are looking for
- Be immersed in computer skills that can move on to careers in game development, artificial
intelligence, and complex control systems
This two-year program will enable students to develop the character and skills necessary for combining theory and practice in computer usage, programming, and maintenance. This associates degree can lead students to jobs in information technology fields as well as continuing education in the computer sciences. The high demand in both industry and in ministry opportunities to help build and create web sites, mobile applications, and social media platforms makes this degree a wonderful option for students seeking to help ministries of all kinds.
All graduates of this program should be able to:
- Demonstrate Christian principles, values, and responsible stewardship in life and work; and
- Demonstrate appropriate skills in computer programming, networking, using windows and unix systems, building and designing software projects.
Meet Dr. David Sayre
2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, Nova Southeastern University
2007 Master of Science in Computer Science, Franklin University
1995 Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Franklin University
1987 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, Franklin University
1987 Associate of Science in Computer Technology, Franklin University