Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
120 Hours

Major

75 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ACC 1010
Principles of Accounting I
3

Introduces students to the concepts of financial accounting, including the completion of the accounting cycle, preparation of the financial statements, and detailed coverage of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and liabilities.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 1050 OR MTH 1110

BUS 2110
Business Analytics
3

Introduces the data analysis process and the role of business decision making. Explores qualitative and quantitative data, data vs. information, data research, relevance, validity, business intelligence tools, ethical and legal implications of data analysis, data integrity, primary and secondary data, MAIP (Measurement Analysis, Interpretation Presentation) and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010, MGT 1010, MTH 1050 OR ENG 1010, MGT 1010, MTH 1110

CIS 1110
Computer Operating Systems and Maintenance I and II
3

Provides an introduction to computer operating systems and maintenance concepts. Students will study the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems and will receive a brief introduction to Linux. This course will assist students in their preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

CIS 1150
iSeries CL and File Design
3

Introduces students to the fundamentals of computer operations, control language, and file design in the iSeries environment.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 1010 OR NET 1010

CIS 2210
Database Management and Design
3

Introduces students to the underlying principles of information and database structure in electronic database management systems. Students will be introduced to types of information, table structure, features of a relational database, basic concepts of database design and normalization, and basic overviews of the roles of database administrators and professionals. Students will also be introduced to introductory SQL commands using a command line and existing databases. Expands on the concepts learned in the introductory course in database creation by introducing students to higher levels of database development and computer science concepts. Students learn SQL in order to study the manipulation of a relational database. This course also includes a survey of database platforms.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 1110 OR CS 1010 OR CS 1110 OR NET 1010

CIS 3510
System Modeling and Design
3

Helps students gain the knowledge and skills required to design databases and information systems for the Web. Includes the development of data models including how to organize the modeling task, manage compromises, design for flexibility, achieve basic and advanced normalization, and develop and use generic models. Explains how to model a problem domain by abstracting objects, attributes, and relationships. Describes object-oriented approaches to model the dynamic behavior of a system in terms of state and process models. Students will construct data and object models using Entity-Relationship (ER), Unified Modeling Language (UML), and other techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 2210

CIS 4210
Database Administration I
3

Exposes students to database administration and the duties of a database administrator (DBA) to include database monitoring, backup and recovery, troubleshooting, and tuning for reliability and performance. Students will install, configure, and maintain an RDBMS including security, backup and recovery operations, and performance tuning.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 2210

CIS 4310
Enterprise Architecture
3

Addresses the alignment between business and technology with an emphasis on the use of technology by different organizational units. Decision support systems, enterprise systems, business process reengineering, and knowledge management will be discussed. The advantages and challenges of each system will be evaluated along with system development and implementation strategies.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 3510

CIS 4410
IS Strategy, Management and Acquisition
3

Addresses the strategic function of an enterprise and the role information systems plays in it. It develops the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate technology solutions to deal with a variety of business situations. It examines how technology and telecommunications systems enable businesses to succeed in a global marketplace.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 4310

CIS 4950
Special Topics in Information Systems
3

Focuses on selected topics of current interest in information systems. Recent development in systems, initiatives and technology related to the information systems field will be discussed.

CIS 4990
Senior Project in Information Systems
3

Examines the systems development process as a whole for the Information Systems field. As part of this course, students will complete a capstone project that examines the use and application of an information system for an organization.

Prerequisite(s):
CIS 4410

CS 1110
Introduction to Programming
3

Introduces students to programming concepts such as logic and flow charting as well as some basic programming techniques.

Corequisite(s):
MTH 1110

CS 2150
C++ Programming
3

Introduces program design and development in the C++ language. Uses Microsoft Visual C++ to provide students with experience using visual development tools. Students will demonstrate the ability to use C++ to design solutions to problems, modify existing C++ programs, and develop complex object-oriented applications.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 1110 and MTH 1110 or EGR 2710 and MTH 1110

CS 2410
Java Programming
3

Introduces students to using the JAVA programming language for developing applications. This is the first of two JAVA programming courses. The use of JAVA in Web-based client and server programming is also covered.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 1110

CS 4210
Database Programming I
3

Provides students the ability to create and maintain database objects to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. In addition, students will write queries to retrieve, summarize, and modify data using joins and subqueries. Students will learn how to create and execute stored procedures and functions. This course also introduces participants to database triggers.

ITS 2110
Introduction to Network Security
3

Provides students with a strong foundation in network security concepts, along with analysis and design of these systems. It is a preparatory course in network security methodologies and helps prepare students for the CompTIA Security+ certification examination. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
NET 1010

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 2110L

ITS 3210
Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology
3

Explores legal and ethical issues faced in the information technology field. Students will learn about ethical issues within an organization as they relate to relationships internally as well as with customers, partners, and society. In addition, students will learn of current legal issues in information technology such as intellectual property, privacy rules, and legislative actions. Exploration of the impact of these issues on current and proposed technical strategies will help prepare students to provide influence with regard to legal and ethical issues they will face in today's organizations.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 2110

MGT 1010
Introduction to Business
3

Provides a basic understanding of many aspects of business through an overview of the changing business environment, the roles of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the importance of customer relations, management, and marketing. Financial management, accounting and banking will also be discussed.

MGT 3010
Principles of Management
3

Provides an understanding of leadership styles, the managerial process, organizational resources and how to use them, various motivation/behavior theories, conflict management, and implementing and supporting changes. Students will compare different leadership styles and apply them in case scenarios, role plays and other group/team activities involving topics such as: change, employee behavior, conflict, ethics, decision making and managing resources.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010, MGT 1010

MGT 3210
Management Information Systems
3

Explores the role of information systems in organizations. This course covers the major types of information systems and the impact that these systems have on organizations, including how information systems improve decision making and support the business strategy. Information system development and planning are covered, as well as information security and the challenges of future technology changes.

MTH 2750
Statistical Methods
3

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results. MTH 2750 - Statistical Methods satisfies the MTA Statistics Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050 OR MTH 1110

NET 1010
Networking Essentials
3

Introduces students to the field of computing. Focuses on the basic issues related to data communications and networking technologies. Topics include the OSI model, network topologies, protocols, and the fundamentals of internetworking. TCP/IP addressing is also covered. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Corequisite(s):
CIS 1110

Concurrent requisite(s):
NET 1010L

PPM 3010
Project Management
3

Introduces students to the five processes of project management: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Topics include an overview of the evolution of project management, tools and techniques, and the project life cycle. Students will gain experience with the basic techniques of project planning, scheduling, execution, and closure.

WRKIT2010
Work Experience
3

Provides a 150-hour minimum learning experience over a minimum of 10 week in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field. A minimum grade of 73% is required on the supervisor evaluation and assignments to pass the course.

WRKIT4010
Work Experience
3

Provides a 150-hour minimum learning experience over a minimum of 10 week in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field. A minimum grade of 73% is required on the supervisor evaluation and assignments to pass the course.

Concentration in Assurance Specialist

18 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ITS 3050
Security Policies and Auditing
3

Discusses the key structure elements and terms of written information protection policy and reviews some typical policy contents. Prepares students to develop the related standards, procedures, and guidelines for implementing the policy. Evaluates the tools needed to select, develop, and apply a security program that meets business goals. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 2110

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3050L

ITS 3150
Information Systems Threat Assessment
3

Prepares students to assess and then correct the vulnerabilities present within information systems. Details methods and tools used in attacks and discusses countermeasures. Discusses available security resources. Analyzes attack types. Specifically covers intrusion detection systems. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3150L

ITS 3250
Securing Systems
3

Prepares students to understand the inherent vulnerabilities of a variety of systems including Windows and Linux/UNIX, and proactively defend against attacks on these systems. Covers defense strategies through understanding of system and file permissions, password and account security, the Windows Registry, Malware prevention, encryption, and Directory Service management via policies. Discusses hardening of network operating systems and remote network access through a detailed survey of built-in security tools and third party utilities. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 3250L

ITS 4050
Internet and Web Security
3

Prepares students to understand Web and Internet security from an administrator, developer, and end user's perspective. Covers topics regarding website security, including SSL encryption and web authentication. Examines risks that threaten a site and hardware and software tools available to protect against hacking, port scanning, and denial-of-service attacks. 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3250

Concurrent requisite(s):
ITS 4050L

ITS 4150
Firewall Concepts
3

Prepares students to protect private networks from external security threats through the use of firewall systems. Discusses security holes in common Internet services and how to proactively defend against external attacks. Discusses the philosophies of firewall design, access lists, authentication, and general security policy. Covers a wide variety of firewall systems over multiple operating systems.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

ITS 4350
Disaster Recovery
3

Prepares students to identify risks within businesses and how to minimize loss. Discusses cost/benefit analysis of disaster recovery planning. Identifies methods for minimizing the risk of a disaster and the response tasks to be performed during a disaster. Details the development of a disaster recovery plan (DRP). 30 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
ITS 3050

General Education

27 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ELECTIVE
Scientific Inquiry
3

ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

GE
General Education Elective
3

MTH 1110
College Algebra I
3

Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions.

MTH 1120
College Algebra II
3

Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points. MTH 1120 – College Algebra II satisfies the MTA College Algebra Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1110

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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