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Cybersecurity

ITSC 230. Information Security and Assurance
An introduction to network security, compliance, operation security, threats, vulnerabilities, application security, and host security. Other topics that will be discussed include access control, identity management, and cryptography. Credit 3 hours. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSC 330. Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cybersecurity
An in-depth study of the theories and practices for prevention of cyber-attacks.  Countermeasures discussed include training, encryption, VPN’s, policies, practices, access controls, secure systems development, software assurance arguments, verification and validation, firewall architectures, anti-virus, patching practices, personnel security practices, and physical security practices. Business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans (BCP, DRP) are also discussed. Strategies for large-scale prevention are also discussed, such as critical infrastructure protection, international collaboration, and law enforcement. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSC 230. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSC 331. Ethical Hacking
This course will immerse the students into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test, hack, and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will also learn about intrusion detection, policy creation, social engineering, DDoS attacks, buffer overflows and virus creation. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSC 230. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSC 430. Information Security Management
Promotes international security practices and recognizes management, design, and oversight of enterprise information security.  Topics include information security governance, risk management and compliance, program development and management, and incident management. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSC 230. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSC 431. Legal and Ethics
The course explores the impact of technology on society and the complex issue of ethics. The course surveys ethical theories and how they are applied to legal theories of computing. Students will deal with ethical and legal issues related to areas such as copyright, patents, trademarks, discrimination, privacy, information security, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, fairness, and artistic license in relation to the creation, access, and reproduction of materials appropriate for the Internet. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall Semesters

ITSC 439. Capstone II: Cybersecurity
This course requires the student to apply the research conducted in ITSS 438 and ITSC related coursework. This course is required for students pursuing a cybersecurity area in ITS and it is an elective for majors. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 438 and consent of department chair. Offered Spring Semesters.

Infrastructure

ITSI 231. Hardware
A general introduction to computer hardware including computer maintenance issues and an overview of computing components (microprocessor, system boards, storage devices). Students get hands on experience diagnosing computer problems and dealing with software and hardware installation issues. Credit 3 hours. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSI 331. Networking
An introduction to networking exploring theoretical hardware and software issues of networking. Students get hands on experience setting up network hardware, configuring network software, and exploring network topologies and technologies. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.

ITSI 332. Interconnecting Network Devices
An introduction to the skills required for entry-level network support positions. The course covers networking fundamentals, WAN technologies, basic security and wireless concepts, routing and switching fundamentals, and configuring simple networks. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 331. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSI 333. Data Center
An introduction to design, implementation, and troubleshooting of data center components. Topics covered will include network diagrams and topologies, virtual LANs, layer 2 switching, IPv4, IPv6, and routing protocols. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 332. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSI 335. Cloud Computing
An introduction to cloud computing that includes cloud characteristics and models, cloud deployments, basic knowledge of cloud compute and networking, and providing end-user support. The course also covers cloud reporting, provisioning, monitoring, and remediation. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 332. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSI 336. Server Administration
An introduction to the installation and administration of network servers. Topics covered will include server installation and configuration, server roles, storage, Active Directory and Group Policy, file, print, and web services, remote access, virtualization, application servers, troubleshooting, performance, and reliability. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 331. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSI 432. Routing and Switching
This course validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks. Topics include: operation of IP data networks, LAN switching technologies, IP addressing, IP routing technologies, IP services, network device security, troubleshooting, and LAN technologies. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 332. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSI 433. Wireless
This course validates the knowledge and skills necessary to configure, implement, and support wireless LANs in small to medium-size businesses and enterprise networks. Topics include: RF theory, 802.11x standards, wireless access security, wireless network management options, and client mobility. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSI 332. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSI 439. Capstone II: Infrastructure
This course requires the student to apply the research conducted in ITSS 438 and ITSI related coursework. This course is required for students pursuing an infrastructure area in ITS and it is an elective for majors. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 438 and consent of department chair. Offered Spring Semesters.

Management

ITSM 334. Management Information Systems
An introduction to the management and use of information technology (IT) in organizations. This course examines the impact of IT on decision-making and organizational operations. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall Semesters.

Software Engineering

ITSS 130. Application Software
A general introduction to popular application software packages used in industry and academia. The course will include applications software for word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation management, and an introduction to the operating environment. The course is hands-on in nature with in-class labs conducted weekly. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring Semesters.

ITSS 131. Introduction to Object Oriented Programming
An introduction to object oriented programming. The course will include lecture sessions covering concepts of programming, out-of-class programming, and homework assignments. The assignments will use the computer as a tool to solve mathematical and business problems. Topics will include sequential, selective and repetitive structures, arrays, strings, file manipulation, pointers, dynamic memory allocation, and data structures. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall Semesters and as needed.

ITSS 230. Fundamentals of Databases
Emphasis on the concepts and structures necessary to design and implement a database management system. Topics covered will include data models, normalization, query facilities, file and index organization, security, and database programming. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSS 232. Web Design
Introduction to Web page design using a professional web development tool. Students learn the general syntax of the HTML language, links, anchors, images, frames, tables, and style sheets. Emphasis is on planning the design, validating work, effective visual alternatives, attracting and retaining visitors, proper use of font and color, and creation of professional graphics. Credit 3 hours. Offered Fall Semesters as needed.

ITSS 332. Database Administration
This course extends the topics introduced in ITS 230 to include basic Transact-SQL queries, Microsoft SQL Server maintenance, data warehouse creation, and data cleansing and validation. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 230. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSS 333. Video Game Programming
This course provides an introduction to the topic of developing video games. Topics introduced in the course include graphics programming, game’s physics engine, AI to develop the logic to simulate intelligence in opponents or enemies, and user interfaces. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 131. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSS 334. Web Programming
An introduction to programming for the Internet focused on both client and server side application development. The student will develop interactive web-based applications that access databases. Applications developed in the course will utilize graphic images, tables, forms, frames, client and server-side programming, and database interfaces in an interactive GUI environment. The student may repeat this course when different language options are offered. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 131, ITSS 230, and ITSS 232. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSS 337. Business Intelligence
An introduction to software solutions that enables an organization to gain insight into its critical operations through reporting applications and analysis tools. Students will learn how to integrate disparate data sources into a single coherent framework for real-time reporting and detailed analysis by anyone in the organization – customers, partners, employees, managers, and executives. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 230. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSS 338. Programming of Mobile Devices
An introduction to programming for mobile devices, including Apple iOS and Android.  Student will learn how to program mobile devices using the software development kits (SDK) provided by mobile manufactures. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 131. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSS 435. Software Engineering
Study of the tools and techniques used in the lifecycle of large software systems. Topics include waterfall, iterative and incremental software development practices, phases of the software lifecycle (e.g. requirements analysis, specifications, design, coding, testing), Unified Modeling Language and other tools for modeling and designing various aspects of software systems, and quality assurance and testing. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 131 and ITSS 230. Offered Spring Semesters.

ITSS 438. Capstone I
Provides opportunity for students to integrate learning from throughout the Information Technology coursework. Students will do major practical or research projects requiring comprehension of complex literature. Meets the capstone course requirement in the major. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite Common Core and consent of the department chair. Offered Fall Semesters.

ITSS 439. Capstone II: Software Engineering
This course requires the student to apply the research conducted in ITSS 438 and ITSS related coursework. This course is required for students pursuing a software engineering area in ITS and it is an elective for majors. Credit 3 hours. Prerequisite ITSS 438 and consent of department chair. Offered Spring Semesters.

Major in Information Technology (36 Hours)

Course#

Course Name

Certification

ITSS 130

Application Software

 

ITSS 131

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Microsoft MCP

ITSC 230

Information Security and Assurance

Security+

ITSS 230

Fundamentals of Databases

Microsoft MTA-DB

ITSI 231

Hardware

A+

ITSS 232

Web Design

 

ITSI 331

Networking

Network+

ITSI 336

Server Administration

 

ITSS 337

Business Intelligence

Microsoft  MCSE-BI

ITSS 438

Capstone

 

 

Elective

 

 

Elective

 

Area of Concentration in Information Technology: Cybersecurity (54 hours)

Course#

Course Name

Certification

ITSC 330

Prevention and Protection Strategies in Cybersecurity

GIAC ISF

ITSC 331

Ethical Hacking

EC Council CEH

ITSS 332

Database Administration

Microsoft  MCSA

ITSC 430

Information Security Management

ISO/IEC 27001

ITSC 431

Legal and Ethics

 

ITSC 439

Capstone II: Cybersecurity

GIAC Security Essentials

Area of Concentration in Information Technology: Infrastructure (54 hours)

Course#

Course Name

Certification

ITSI 332

Interconnecting Network Devices

Cisco CCENT

ITSI 333

Data Center

Cisco  CCNA Datacenter

ITSI 335

Cloud Computing

Cisco  CCNA Cloud

ITSI 432

Routing and Switching

Cisco  CCNA Routing

ITSI 433

Wireless

Cisco CCNA Wireless

ITSI 439

Capstone II: Infrastructure

 

Area of Concentration in Information Technology: Software Engineering (54 hours)

Course#

Course Name

Certification

ITSS 332

Database Administration

Microsoft  MCSA

ITSS 333

Video Game Programming

 

ITSS 334

Web Programming

Certified PHP

ITSS 338

Programming of Mobile Devices

 

ITSS 435

Software Engineering

 

ITSS 439

Capstone II: Software Engineering

 

Minor in Information Technology (21 Hours)

Course#

Course Name

Certification

ITSS 130

Application Software

 

ITSS 131

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Microsoft MCP

ITSC 230

Information Security and Assurance

Security+

ITSS 230

Fundamentals of Databases

Microsoft MTA-DB

ITSI 231

Hardware

A+

ITSI 331

Networking

Network+

 

Elective

 

Associate of Science in Information Technology (18 Hours)

Course#

Course Name

Certification

ITSS 130

Application Software

 

ITSS 131

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Microsoft MCP

ITSS 230

Fundamentals of Databases

Microsoft MTA-DB

ITSI 231

Hardware

A+

ITSI 331

Networking

Network+

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