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King University News :: Information Technology Degree Now Offered at King’s Hardin Valley Campus

King University will be offering its Information Technology bachelor’s degree this summer at the University’s Knoxville campus at The Village at Hardin Valley at 10950 Spring Bluff Way in Knoxville, Tenn.  

“We are excited to offer Information Technology for the first time as a degree option for the East Tennessee region,” said Mona Salyer, director of recruitment for Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs (GPS) at King University.  “With curriculum patterned after guidelines recommended by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), King’s Bachelor of Information Technology (BTech) program offers adults a high quality undergraduate degree providing the management and frontline system support skills needed to become successful IT professionals.”

The BTech program prepares graduates to design effective and usable IT-based solutions and integrate them into the user environment; use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies; analyze, identify and define the requirements which must be satisfied to address problems or opportunities faced by organizations or individuals; identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies and assess their applicability to address the users' needs; and analyze the impact of technology on individuals, organizations and society, including ethical, legal and policy issues.

Graduates will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of best practices and standards and their application, as well as demonstrate independent critical thinking and problem solving skills, collaborate in teams to accomplish a common goal by integrating personal initiative and group cooperation, and communicate effectively and efficiently with clients, users and peers both verbally and in writing, using appropriate terminology. 

Offered at King’s Bristol campus since 2008, the BTech degree program is also now offered online. 

“King’s GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner.  Time and access is often a barrier for students to finish their degrees,” Salyer added.  “By offering classes in convenient locations, one night per week, the working adult may obtain his or her BTech degree in as little as 16 months and open the door for professional advancement.”

“King provides a learning experience that allows students to receive that training while working to provide for their families,” said Micah Crews, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs.  “We are significantly impacting the adult population of the region by giving the student access to affordable high quality degree programs that fit into their schedules.  These adults are staying in the region, contributing to the economy, and raising the caliber of the workforce.  In turn, this benefits the region's economic and workforce development.”

For more information about King’s GPS degree options available or financial aid opportunities, call the King College Office of Admissions at (800) 362-0014 or email  Applications may also be submitted online at


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