Information Technology and Systems (ITS)

108 Business Computer Application (3) Computer system applications in business are presented using microcomputer technology. Students gain hands-on experience with business software emphasizing presentation, spreadsheet, database, and Internet applications. Includes an overview of computer hardware and software. F10, S11, F11, S12

148 Computer Applications for Productivity (3) Designed for students interested in learning how to use a computer to increase their personal and professional productivity. Enhance computer skills by using a variety of productivity applications found in common software suites, such as word processing, presentation graphics, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, personal organizers, and others. Classes are tailored to the college student with emphasis on providing a hands-on experience to make learning and using computer software interesting and easy. F10, F11

211 Visual Programming Fundamentals (3) Introduces students to basic programming methods and techniques using the latest development tools. Designed for students who view themselves as nonprogrammers, but who have an interest in computer programming to create macros or to write simple applications. Students learn programming skills by writing and debugging simple routines that emphasize programming constructs such as variables, control structures, and data input and output. Object-oriented concepts are presented and practiced to enhance the experience. S11, S12

230 Information Technology and Systems (3) Provides a stimulating experience for students with new perspectives on cutting-edge technology and systems. Illustrates how everyday computer technology is combined to form systems people and society depend upon. Covers core computer concepts, latest technological advances, and emerging trends in information system design and deployment. Arms participants with current knowledge about information technology used in a wide array of real-world applications. S11, F11

335 Web Page Authoring (3) Build functional and appealing Internet websites using readily available commercial software to design and construct web pages. Considers various website strategies and layouts that enable web users. Create web pages that integrate multimedia applications to present content in an attractive and user friendly manner. Learn about measures of performance and how to test your website for functionality. Designed for students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests, employing a hands-on approach. F10, F11

342 Management Information Systems (3) Introduces topics and concepts of management information systems with emphasis on planning, organizing, and controlling user services and managing the system development process. Focuses on use of information system technologies in the business world from the standpoint of the end-user manager. S11, S12

346 Database Management (3) Learn the science of database management to include the organization, storage, and retrieval of data used in a wide range of applications. Basic theory is combined with practical examples to reinforce concepts presented in class. Students are encouraged to apply learned skills to projects in their particular areas of interest. Intended for the student with no or minimal exposure to database systems and uses state-of-the-art database management system software. S11

350 Networking and Communications (3) Discover the ways data moves between computers, network-enabled devices, and other communication technology using wired and wireless media. A broad range of applications are considered ranging from networked enterprise to mobile technology to the ubiquitous broadcast signals used to transmit television and radio programs. Emphasis is placed on networking and communication technology and how it used to connect people with each other and with the information they need. F10

360 Computer Law, Ethics, and Intellectual Property (3) Examines the impact computers and computer-based technology have had on people and society through the lens of computer law, ethics, and intellectual property. Designed to be a forum where students discuss and debate critical issues related to these areas. Students participate in exercises that stimulate critical thinking and prepare them to address complicated issues that provoke a wide range of opinions.  F11

364 Multimedia and Digital Entertainment (3) Examines technology that has revolutionized multimedia and digital entertainment. Students are exposed to a wide array of subjects that range from devices, such as personal media players, gaming consoles, and high-definition television; to online communities, such as social networking sites, blogs, and chat rooms; to computer-based simulated environments, such as virtual worlds, avatars, and role playing games. Attention is given to the development and production of the technology's hardware and software as well as emerging industries and the opportunities it creates. S12

370 Information Assurance and Security (3) Provides the knowledge of information assurance and security necessary for modern programmers, analysts, and other IT professionals and also important for business managers, auditors and many other careers. Covers a diverse range of topics recommended by the Association for Computing Machinery, including operational issues, policies and procedures, attacks and defense mechanisms, risk analysis, recovery and business continuity, data security, cryptography, and digital forensics. S11

380 Enterprise and E-Business Systems (3) A close look at technology that enables businesses to leverage information to their strategic advantage. Examines the systems businesses use to improve productivity, manage information, market and sell product, streamline supply chains, and compete on a global scale that has led to a revolution in the business enterprise. Students are guided through systems that include enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, supply chain management, middleware, enterprise application integration, and e-commerce. S12

381 Special Projects (1-4) Various individual and small-group projects carried out under the supervision of one or more instructors. Requires weekly progress reports plus a final report and/or a final exam. May be repeated, but no more than a total of four credits may be earned from both ITS 381 and CSCI 381. Pass-Fail only. Prerequisites: Preliminary project plan and an independent study contract. Offered as needed.

481 Special Topics (1-4) In-depth study of specialized current topics in information technology and systems. May be repeated when topics are different. Offered as needed.