Degrees and Requirements

Information Technology

Requirements: 18 credits

The minor must be completed within the student's graduation timetable.

Summary of Requirements

Required Courses: 6 credits

  • ISTC1021
    PROBLEM SOLVING |

    ISTC1021
    PROBLEM SOLVING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides step-by-step progression, with detailed explanations and many illustrations, from the basic of mathematical functions and operations to the design and use of such techniques as codes, indicators, control-breaks, arrays, pointers, file updates, report handling, data structures, and object-oriented programming. The tools of problem solving, including decision tables and trees, structure charts, IPO charts, algorithms, and flow-charts are demonstrated and explained. Throughout the course, typical business problems are presented for solutions, providing excellent experience for the students.|

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  • ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS |

    ISTC2021
    MGMT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides discussion and analysis of current issues related to the management of information systems. The components of an information system; hardware, software, data, connectivity, procedures and people are discussed in relationship to a variety of information systems including collaboration information systems, social media information systems, and enterprise wide systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management. Other major areas of analysis include cloud computing, business intelligence, and the Systems Development Life Cycle. The focus of the analysis is using Information Systems to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Select 4 courses from the list below: 12 credits

  • CRIM3043
    COMPUTER CRIME |

    CRIM3043
    COMPUTER CRIME |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A comprehensive examination of computer crime, information systems security and cyber law. The investigative process as applied to the cyber criminal will be emphasized. Statutes specific to cyber crime will be studied. Crime prevention strategies and techniques will be presented and applied using the case study method.|

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  • CSCI4055
    ADVANCED DATABASE THEORY |

    CSCI4055
    ADVANCED DATABASE THEORY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is a continuation of Database-Systems Theory. It concentrates on object-oriented database design, object relational design, data warehousing, data marts, and data mining. Emphasis will be placed on modeling languages such as UML, ODMG, as well as ODL and SQL3 standards. Also, Online Analytical Processing and its relationship to data warehousing, data mining, and decision support systems will be discussed.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CSCI2055

  • ISTC1006
    ADVANCED PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    ISTC1006
    ADVANCED PRACTICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This user-oriented course is for students who already understand the fundamentals of PC-compatible functions of Microsoft Windows and the Microsoft Office Suite software, Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. This course provides the student with an introduction to the advanced features and functions of PC-compatible computer software, in general, and Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite in particular. Through coverage of the advanced features of those programs, the student will acquire the solid working knowledge of them required of today's professionals. In addition, the course will improve the student's working knowledge and proficiency with the basics of those programs. The course also provides peripheral coverage of the major components of management information systems and decision support systems.|

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  • ISTC1025
    COMPUTER HARDWARE |

    ISTC1025
    COMPUTER HARDWARE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides both a theoretical and a hands-on, detailed, progressive examination of personal (PC) computer system hardware, both stand alone personal computers and distributed-data/networking hardware. Throughout the course, the concepts discussed, and the hardware-related problems presented for discussion and solution, are typical of the knowledge required to work with personal and business-world computer hardware applications, providing excellent experience for the students.|

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  • ISTC2005
    IT: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE |

    ISTC2005
    IT: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides students with an introductory and general examination of computer-based systems and users as they exist throughout the world. A particular focus of this course is providing students with an overview of information technology, as it exists in both the developing as well as the developed world. To this end, students will examine computer use trends, industry trends, economic and resource patterns, employment trends and cultural patterns that affect or are affected by information technology.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC2008
    INTRO TO CYBERSPACE |

    ISTC2008
    INTRO TO CYBERSPACE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course introduces the student to the world of the Internet. The course will focus on the effective and efficient use of the Internet to find and evaluate quality resources, communicate and collaborate using appropriate tools, create HTML files, and examine issues such as privacy, security and safety. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC2025
    DISTANCE LEARNING & IT SUPPORT |

    ISTC2025
    DISTANCE LEARNING & IT SUPPORT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of distance learning systems and technology related technology support. An introduction to instructional design theory as it relates to distance learning will be included. Additionally, this course will include development of training materials and examination of technology tools needed to support eLearning. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005 & ISTC2008 & ENGL2030

  • ISTC2030
    NETWORKING |

    ISTC2030
    NETWORKING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides students with an introductory examination of computer-based networked environments. Of particular interest in this course is providing students with both a conceptual as well as an applied understanding of networks and networking. Students will be introduced to the organizational framework in which networking exists. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore networking on practical and applied levels so that issues such as hardware and software solutions and applications, as they relate to networked environments, will be examined.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS |

    ISTC2045
    DATA BASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides the basic knowledge required to operate and use a computer to perform the practical tasks of data file creation, retrieval of data and maintenance of data files. DBMS's are used for all types of applications involving medium-to-large scale data files. Major focus is on the acquisition of a working knowledge of the theories, principles and operating procedures of data base management systems using a representative DBMS. This course is appropriate for all potential users of computers in all fields of study.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC3005
    INTRO TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY |

    ISTC3005
    INTRO TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides students with an introduction to and overview of those fundamental legal issues that are pertinent to the acquisition and deployment of information technology. Students will be given an overview of local, federal and international legal systems and their relationship to intellectual, civil and criminal legal principles as they apply to information technology.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005

  • ISTC3008
    WEB PAGE USABILITY & PROGRAMMING |

    ISTC3008
    WEB PAGE USABILITY & PROGRAMMING |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course offers a comprehensive analysis of Web sites. Emphasis will be on the development of interactive web pages and the interpretation of data gathered from visitors for presentation to web site owners. Web sites will be loaded on to a network and evaluated for functionality, effectiveness and delivery of data exchange. The emphasis of this course is to produce dynamic, interactive web pages that will integrate with databases.|

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  • ISTC3015
    HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION |

    ISTC3015
    HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of human-computer interaction (HCI). The study of HCI focuses on the interaction between users and their computer systems. The course also examines the implications and effects of human-computer interaction in and for society; conversely, the course explores ways that society influences human-computer interactions. Analysis of interface design will be included, in the context of evaluation and evolution of usability.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005 & ISTC1021

  • ISTC3034
    PROGRAMMING IN JAVA |

    ISTC3034
    PROGRAMMING IN JAVA |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course introduces the student to computer programming using the cross-platform Java programming language. The conventions of the language, its applications and applications-related advantages and disadvantages are presented. Students will be introduced to the concepts and techniques of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1021

  • ISTC3046
    ADV DATA BASE MGMT SYSTEMS |

    ISTC3046
    ADV DATA BASE MGMT SYSTEMS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course focuses on an investigation and application of advanced data base concepts including data administration, data base technology and selection and acquisition of data base management systems (DBMS). It includes an in-depth practicum in data modeling and system development in a data base environment.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    ISTC1005 & ISTC1021 & ISTC2045