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IT Course Descriptions

IT 110 Basic PC Assembly and Repair (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student and introduction to computer assembly and repair, operating system installation and troubleshooting.

IT 111 Intro to Information Technology (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with the basic skills needed to pursue leaning in Information Technology (IT). This course introduces students to the history of computers, the Internet and the World Wide Web and provides basic information and terminology about the Internet, computer hardware and computer software.

IT 112 Introduction to Electricity (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with an introduction to the safety concerns, principles of, and terminology used when dealing with electricity.

IT 113 Social Networking and Web 2.0 (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with the skills to navigate Web 2.0. Web 2.0 includes social networking, blogging, podcasts and cloud computing.

IT 114 Introductory Operating Systems (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student an introduction to operating systems.

IT 115 Introductory Word Processing (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student an introduction to word processing.

IT 116 Introductory Spreadsheets (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student an introduction to spreadsheet software.

IT 117 Introductory Databases (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student an introduction to database software.

IT 118 Introductory Presentation Software (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student an introduction to presentation software.

IT 119 Basic Software Applications (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

This course is an introductory computer course intended to acquaint and train students in the use of business software including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, presentation software, and Internet access methods. (IAI BUS 902)

IT 130 Fundamentals of Electricity (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student information and training about the relationship between current, voltage, resistance and power for direct current circuits and alternation current circuits. Subjects included are: analysis series and parallel circuits, study of network theorems and Kirchhoff laws, theory and use of multi-meters, electronic voltage meters and Watt meters, study of inductors, capacitors, reactance and impedance.

IT 131 Introductory Web Design (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student an introduction to web design.

IT 132 Introductory Programming (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student and introduction to computer programming.

IT 133 Systems Analysis (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

This course is an introduction to the methodology, tools and techniques of systems analysis. This course examines the interrelationships between a computer systems and the environment, or organization, in which the system operates. Students will gain an appreciation of how information flows through an organization, how information is organized and managed, and the techniques by which the vaklue of information is optimized.

IT 135 Advanced Software Applications (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

This course is an intermediate computer course intended to advance the student in skills in the use of business software including word processing, database management, spreadsheets, presentation software, and personal information management systems.

IT 151 Windows Operating Systems (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with information about the Microsoft Windows operating system. The student will learn to install, troubleshoot, secure and maintain the Microsoft Windows operating systems. This course is designed to prepare the student to become certified as a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate.

IT 153 IT Essentials I (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with information and training on the computer hardware and maintenance. This course will allow the student to recognize and compare various computer hardware and peripheral devices. This course provides hands on activities and labs for students to learn how to assemble, dissemble and configure a computer, install peripheral devices, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This course is designed to help the student prepare for CompTIA A+ certification.

IT 155 Fundamentals of Unix (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with the skills related to the UNIX/Linux operating system. This course is designed to help the student prepare for CompTIA Linux+ certification.

IT 170 Computer Network Gaming (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

Introduction to the fundamentals of network computer gaming including hardware and software considerations. Some of the concepts covered will include: fundamental TCP/IP addressing, choosing and optimizing appropriate hardware, choosing and optimizing appropriate software, and using the Internet as a resource. This course may be offered as a variable credit and repeated three times.

IT 171 Introduction to Game Design (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

This course is used to introduce students to the game design process and how to design 2D games.

IT 173 Programming I (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

A programming course which introduces the student to the constructs of the C++ programming language, the function of C++ statements, and the representation of data within C++. This course emphasizes the development of structured programming approach as typified by visualization of a problem within a framework amendable to its solution, appropriate algorithm design, and the sequence of program development. (IAI CS 911)

IT 190 Web site Development/Management (3 credit, 3 lectures, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with an introduction to HTML, web page design and web servers.

IT 191 Fundamentals of Web Design (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

This course focuses on the overall production processes surrounding web site design with particular emphasis on design elements involving layout, navigation and interactivity.

IT 195 Computer Security I (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with information and training on computer security, including risk mitigation, infrastructure security, application security, operational security, and information security along with identifying applicable policies, laws and regulation. This course is designed to help the student prepare for the CompTIA Security+ certification.

IT 196 Computer Security II (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with information and training on ethical hacking. Ethical hacking involves learning the tools used by hackers to be prepared to defend against these attacks. This course is designed to help the student prepare for the EC-Council Certified Ethical hacker certification.

IT 210 Introductory Networking (2 credit, 2 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student an introduction to networking.

IT 215 Networking Fundamentals(4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with the knowledge and skills to implement network architecture with basic network security. The student will also learn to configure, maintain, and troubleshoot network devices using the appropriate tools. This course is designed to help the student prepare for the CompTIA Network+ certification. This course is part of a series to help the student for the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.

IT 216 Router Theory and Technology (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with information and training on network routing and routing protocols. This course will teach the student to manage network backbone equipment. This course is part of a series to help prepare the student for the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.

IT 217 LAN Administration (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with the competencies to manage a local area network in a business environment.

IT 218 Wide Area Networks(4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with information and training on wide area networks. This course will teach the student to manage network equipment between remote locations. This course is part of a series to help prepare the student for the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.

IT 219 LAN Switching and Wireless (4 credit, 4 lecture, 0 lab)

This course provides the student with information and training on local area networks and wireless technologies. This course will teach the student to manage network equipment for local area networks and wireless technologies. This course is part of a series to help prepare the student for the Cisco Network Associate certification.

IT 230 Internship (4 credit, 0 lecture, 20 lab)

Provides field experience in which the student is working in a position with at least one of the following responsibilities: network maintenance, computer maintenance, software management, web site management or development, or other approved area related to Information Technology. This course may be repeated three times and may be offered as a variable credit.

IT 271 Database Management Systems (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

A study of database management systems. Includes representatives of the hierarchal, network, and relational models. Covers the major aspects of database technology, from initial planning, through schema development, to formal operation. A mixture of background theory and practical operation. Emphasizes the restriction imposed by particular database models, and consequent processing advantages or disadvantages.

IT 273 Programming II (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

An advanced treatment of the C++ programming language, including the object-oriented extensions of C++ with a primary focus on data structures. Through the language C++, this course explores linked lists, stacks, queues, trees, and graphs. This course provides a framework for developing a professional programming style. This course provides an advanced treatment of algorithm development and analysis and the development of skill in creating in creating programs though both the top down and object-oriented paradigms.

IT 290 Selected Topics in Information Tech (3 credit, 3 lecture, 0 lab)

An in-depth study of topics in the Information Technology field. The exact content will vary from semester to semester depending on subject studied. This course may be repeated three times if different topics are considered, but cannot exceed a total of six (6) credit hours toward graduation. May be offered as a variable credit.