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Information Systems Technology (IST)
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Program Overview:
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.
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Semester 1
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FA2018
SP2019
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.

Term Total
16
Semester 2
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FA2018
SP2019
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
General Education Elective (College Algebra, if transferring) marked
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16
Semester 3
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SP2019
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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6
Semester 3 - Track 1: Network Administration Certificate
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SP2019
IST 1220
Java Programming Web & Mobile
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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.

IST 2202
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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.

Term Total
7
Semester 3 - Track 2: Cybersecurity Specialist
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IST 1220
Java Programming Web & Mobile
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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.

IST 2202
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IST 2203
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4
Semester 4
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SP2019
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 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 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.

Term Total
6
Semester 4 - Track 1: Network Administration Certificate
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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 2261
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4
Semester 4 - Track 2: Cybersecurity Specialist
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IST 2205
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IST 2206
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Program Total
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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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