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Information Systems Technology (IST)
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The Information System Technology programs will prepare students for jobs in areas such as Computer Software Engineer, Network Engineer, Database Administrator, Hardware Engineer, and Email Administrator.

¹General Education Hours (15)

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Semester 1
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FA2014
SP2015
ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

ISM 2201
Systems Analysis & Design
3
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This course provides a real-world understanding of information systems (ISs) for business and computer science students as well as providing students with a firm foundation in business-related information technology (IT) on which they can build successful careers regardless of the particular field they choose. The fundamental principle guiding this course is that ISs are everywhere in business. Information systems are pervasive because information is the single most powerful resource in every business function in every industry. Knowledge of IT is not always explicitly stated as a job requirement but it is an essential element of success in virtually any position. Not everyone in business needs to have all the technical skills of an IT professional but everyone needs a deep enough understanding of the subject to know how to use IT in their profession.

IST 1210
Computer Maintenance & Repair
4
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This is a step-by-step, highly visual hands-on approach with a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer hardware. CompTIA A+ exam objectives are closely integrated to prepare students for the hardware portions of this certification. This course is fully integrated to reflect the current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic field of PC repair. Both core concepts and advanced topics are organized to facilitate practical application and to encourage students to learn by doing.

IST 1220
Java Programming Web & Mobile
4
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This is a beginning programming course for those intending to write applications for the web and mobile computing devices. A thorough and engaging hands-on introductory approach will be taken in developing applications in Java for building visually interesting GUI and web based situations. First-time programmers will quickly develop useful programs while learning the basic principles of structured and object oriented programming.

MTH 1103
Liberal Arts Math
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This course is designed to fulfill general education requirements. This course focuses on mathematical reasoning and problem-solving strategies with real-life applications. Four topics, chosen from the following list, will be studied in depth: Counting techniques and probability, game theory, geometry, graph theory, linear programming, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, statistics. The use of calculators and other technology is strongly encouraged. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra and PRE 0415 Elementary Geometry with a grade of C or better, or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra and one year geometry with a grade of C or better, or sufficient score on the placement test, or consent of instructor.

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MTH 1131
Introduction to Statistics
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This course is designed to introduce beginning students to the basic concepts, techniques, and applications of statistics. The main objective of the course is the development of statistical reasoning. The course is intended to meet the general education requirements. Graphing calculators and computer software packages used for calculation and analysis of data are strongly encouraged. Topics include organization, presentation, and description of data, percentiles, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, standard normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, sampling, and sampling distributions. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra and PRE 0415 Elementary Geometry with a grade of C or better, or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra and one year geometry with a grade of C or better, or sufficient score on the placement test, or consent of instructor.

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MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

Term Total
17
Semester 2
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FA2014
SP2015
ACC 1101
Applied Accounting
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This is a preliminary course in theory and practice of business accounting (for service and merchandise businesses). Major topics covered are accounting procedures, special journals, payroll accounting, accrued basis, and periodic summary.

IST 1240
Business Apps. Computing
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The successful student will acquire an understanding of information systems concepts and how computers process business data through solving a variety of business related problems. Students combine all of the tools of Microsoft Office plus web computing with decision making and formatting using real-world projects. Emphasis on the basic and commonly-used advanced skills required in the workplace. Numerous projects throughout the course integrates new skills with prior application skills that incorporates Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, and Web computing with office Web Apps. Section on mobile computing with business apps will be covered as well.

IST 1250
Web & Mobile App Development
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Students learn the essential concepts of HTML, XHTML, and XML. Students begin with developing a basic web page then move to a basic web site including paper design, working with tables and frames. Working with forms will be covered along with cascading style sheets and multimedia. After learning HTML code, students will be introduced to Adobe InDesign CS6 Interactive Digital Publishing for the Internet and the iPad. This course contains in-depth lessons that teach students how to create web sites with video, sound, hyperlinks, animation, and complex interactivity utilizing Adobe InDesign. This course also teaches students how to register, purchase hosting and upload files to create a web site. Finally, how to create layouts for the iPad and other mobile devices, upload to these devices, and how to create downloadable apps.

IST 1260
Operating Systems
4
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This step-by-step highly visual course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to managing and maintaining computer software. This course closely integrates the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ exam objectives to prepare students for the software portions of the 220-801 and 220-802 certification exams. The course incorporates extensive reflective current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast paced field of PC repair. Each section of this course covers both core concepts and advance topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. Supported by a wide range of supplemental resources to enhance learning including innovative instructional tools, interactive exercises and activities, and online study guides.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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This is an introductory course in interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Verbal and nonverbal communication are emphasized as they relate to conversation between individuals, small group discussions, short speeches, and oral reports.

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Term Total
18
Semester 3
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FA2014
SP2015
GEN 2297
Employment Skills
3
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

IST 2200
Network Operating Systems
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This course provides students with the knowledge to deploy and configure an organization’s infrastructures with the most current network operating systems. By using realistic case scenarios and hands-on activities, concepts for configuring a network server infrastructure are presented in a clear and concise way. Practical guidance and coverage of core application infrastructure technologies, such as Windows Deployment Services (WDS), storage devices, terminal services, web services, network application services, hyper-v virtualization, and configuring windows Server 2012 for high-availability are covered. PREREQUISITE: IST 1260 Operating Systems.

IST 2220
CompTIA A+ Cert. Review
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This course prepares students for the 220-801 and 220-802 CompTIA A+ certification exams. The course is completely mapped to CompTIA’s latest certification exams and organized by those objectives. PREREQUISITE: IST 1210 Computer Maintenance & Repair and IST 1260 Operating Systems.

IST 2230
MCSA: Windows 8 Cert Review
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This course prepares students for the 70-687 and 70-688 Microsoft Certified Solution Associate MCSA certification exams. The course is completely mapped to the latest MCSA certification exams and organized by those objectives. PREREQUISITE: IST 1210 Computer Maintenance & Repair and IST 1260 Operating Systems.

IST 2270
LANs, WANs, and Wireless
3
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This course covers the technical skills and industry know-how for a career in installing, configuring and troubleshooting computer networks. This course covers all topics in the CompTIA Network + certification exam with fundamentals in protocols, topologies, hardware, and network design. The course explores TCP/IP, Ethernet, wireless transmission, wide-area networks, and security concepts. PREREQUISITE: IST 1210 Computer Maintenance & Repair and IST 1260 Operating Systems or consent of instructor.

Term Total
16
Semester 4
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FA2014
SP2015
IST 2210
IST Internship
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Students will work ten hours per week in a chosen Information Systems Technology position in private industry. Goals are determined as the internship coordinator and training supervisor discuss the work plan for each individual. Internship hours are based on 75 hours equated to one semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: IST 2200 Network Operating Systems and IST 2270 LANs, WANs, and Wireless or consent of instructor.

IST 2250
CompTIA Network+ Cert Review
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This course prepares students for CompTIA Network + exam N10-005. This course is completely mapped to the latest CompTIA certification exam and organized by those objectives. PREREQUISITE: IST 2200 Network Operating Systems and IST 2270 LANs, WANs, and Wireless or consent of instructor.

IST 2260
Network Security
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This course provides an in-depth look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organization’s network is connected to the public internet. This course provides a comprehensive explanation of network security basics, including how hackers access online networks and the use of firewalls and VPNs to provide security measures. PREREQUISITE: IST 2270 LANs, WANs, and Wireless or consent of instructor.

IST 2280
MCSA: Windows Server Cert
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This course prepares students for the following three exams required of the MCSA:Windows Server 2012:70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012, and 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 services. PREREQUISITE: IST 2200 Network Operating Systems and IST 2270 LANs, WANs, and Wireless or consent of instructor.

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Term Total
16
Program Total
67


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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