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Information Systems Technology (IST)
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Program Overview:
The Information Systems Technology programs will prepare students for jobs in areas such as Network Technician, Help Desk Support Technician, Network Administrator, Cybersecurity Analyst, and Data Analyst. Current industry technology and certifications are heavily emphasized.


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Semester 1
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FA2019
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.

IST 1200
Introduction to Information Tech
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This course introduces students to multiple concentrations under the Information Systems Technology program. Concentrations covered are Computer Networking/Administration, Cybersecurity, and Internet of Things. Students will be introduced to foundational information and skills for each concentration. They will also learn the importance, best practices, and potential career paths of each concentration.

IST 1201
Introduction to Networks
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This course covers networking architecture, structure, and functions. The principles and structure of IP addressing are introduced along with the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations to provide a foundation for the curriculum. This course is the first of two courses to prepare students for the CCENT exam.

IST 1210
Information Tech Essentials
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Topics include mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. Course prepares students for the CompTIA A+ exam.

IST 1298
Topics in IST
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Seminar on a special topic or current issues in Information Systems Technology. This course is highly recommended for students enrolled in Information Systems Technology programs or certificates, as well as undecided majors that may have an interest in this topic area. One credit will be awarded each time student successfully completes the course. Total number of credits that may be applied to a degree shall be four credits.

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 with a grade of C or better, or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra 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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Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Descriptive methods (frequency distributions, graphing and measures of location and variation), basic probability theory (sample spaces, counting, factorials, combinations, permutations, and probability laws), probability distributions (normal distributions and normal curve, binomial distribution, and random samples and sampling techniques), statistical inference (estimation, hypothesis testing, t-test, and chi-square test, and errors), and correlation and regression. PREREQUISITE: PRE 0420 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better, or REM 0422 Math Literacy, or two years of college preparatory algebra 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.

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16
Semester 2
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IST 1202
Routing & Switching Essentials
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This course covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. This course is the second course needed for students to sit for the CCENT exam. PREREQUISITE: IST 1201 Introduction to Networks.

IST 1260
Operating Systems
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This course is designed to cover standard PC operating systems. Course will cover the Operating System portion of the CompTIA A+ exam. Operating systems covered are Windows 7/8/10 with emphasis on 10, Linux, and Mac OS.

IST 1298
Topics in IST
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Seminar on a special topic or current issues in Information Systems Technology. This course is highly recommended for students enrolled in Information Systems Technology programs or certificates, as well as undecided majors that may have an interest in this topic area. One credit will be awarded each time student successfully completes the course. Total number of credits that may be applied to a degree shall be four credits.

IST 2280
Network Security
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This course provides a next step for individuals who want to enhance their CCENT-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network security professionals. The Cisco Security curriculum introduces the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course, along with IST 1201 and IST 1202 prepare student for the CCNA Security exam. PREREQUISITE: IST 1201 Introduction to Networks.

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.

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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial, and professional relationships.

ELEC
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Semester 3
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GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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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 1298
Topics in IST
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Seminar on a special topic or current issues in Information Systems Technology. This course is highly recommended for students enrolled in Information Systems Technology programs or certificates, as well as undecided majors that may have an interest in this topic area. One credit will be awarded each time student successfully completes the course. Total number of credits that may be applied to a degree shall be four credits.

ELEC
Humanities Gen Ed Elective marked
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Social Science Gen Ed Elective marked
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Track 1 or 2
Choose Track 1 or 2 Below
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Track 1: Network Administration
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IST 1220
Java Programming
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This is a beginning programming course designed to give a foundation for programming. A thorough and engaging hands-on introductory approach will be taken in developing applications in Java. First-time programmers will quickly develop useful programs while learning the basic principles of structured and object oriented programming.

IST 2202
Linux Essentials
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This course is designed to provide an introduction and understanding of the Linux operating system. Students will learn basic commands, authentication, and other general usage. This course aligns with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate.

IST 2265
Scaling Networks
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This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and STP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. PREREQUISITE: IST 1202 Routing & Switching Essentials.

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Track 2: Cybersecurity Specialist
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IST 1220
Java Programming
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This is a beginning programming course designed to give a foundation for programming. A thorough and engaging hands-on introductory approach will be taken in developing applications in Java. First-time programmers will quickly develop useful programs while learning the basic principles of structured and object oriented programming.

IST 2202
Linux Essentials
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This course is designed to provide an introduction and understanding of the Linux operating system. Students will learn basic commands, authentication, and other general usage. This course aligns with the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate.

IST 2203
Cybersecurity Essentials
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This course develops foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security. The course introduces students to characteristics of cybercrime, security principles, technologies, and procedures to defend networks. Through interactive multimedia content, lab activities, and multi-industry case studies, students build technical and professional skills to pursue careers in cybersecurity. PREREQUISITE: IST 1202 Routing & Switching Essentials or approval of instructor.

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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 is on the basic and commonly-used advanced skills required in the workplace. Numerous projects throughout the course integrate new skills with prior application skills that incorporate 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 1298
Topics in IST
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Seminar on a special topic or current issues in Information Systems Technology. This course is highly recommended for students enrolled in Information Systems Technology programs or certificates, as well as undecided majors that may have an interest in this topic area. One credit will be awarded each time student successfully completes the course. Total number of credits that may be applied to a degree shall be four credits.

IST 2210
IST Internship
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Students will work fifteen 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 1201 Intro to Networks and IST 1210 Information Tech Essentials or consent of instructor.

Track 1 or 2
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Track 1: Network Administration
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IST 2215
Operating Systems for Networks
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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. Installation and configuration of network operating systems will be covered. Virtualization, domain structure, cloud services, file services, backup systems, and application services will be covered. PREREQUISITE: IST 1260 Operating Systems.

IST 2261
Connecting Networks
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This course focuses on the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure PPPoE, GRE, single-homed eBGP, extended IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network. For LANs, students will be able to configure SNMP and Cisco SPAN. Students will also develop knowledge about QoS and the trends in networking including Cloud, virtualization, and SDN. PREREQUISITE: IST 2265 Scaling Networks.

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Track 2: Cybersecurity Specialist
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IST 2205
IoT Security
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The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has created many new opportunities for connecting people, places, and things. It has also brought with it an ever-expanding attack surface for threat actors to exploit. Today's organizations are challenged with securely implementing many new devices into the existing information technology (IT) infrastructure. The IoT Security course arms students with crucial knowledge they need to intelligently discuss and evaluate, at a basic level, the IoT security environment for a given business context. PREREQUISITE: IST 1202 Routing & Switching Essentials or approval of instructor.

IST 2206
Cybersecurity Operations
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The Cybersecurity Operations course introduces the knowledge and skills needed for a Security Analyst working within a Security Operations Center team. It teaches core security skills needed for monitoring, detecting, investigating, analyzing and responding to security events; thus protecting systems and organizations from cybersecurity risks, threats and vulnerabilities. PREREQUISITE: IST 2203 Cybersecurity Essentials.

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