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2012-2014 Catalog

ITS - Information Technology Systems

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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ITS 108Business Computer Application3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ITS 148Computer Applications for Productivity3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ITS 189Information Technology and Systems Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
Typically Offered:
ITS 211Visual Programming Fundamentals3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 230Introduction Technology and Systems3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 289Information Technology and Systems Elective1.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
Typically Offered:
ITS 335Web Page Authoring3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ITS 342Management Information Systems3.00
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.
Prerequisites:
Admission to DBE is prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 346Database Management3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 350Networking and Communications3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ITS 360Computer Law, Ethics, and Intellectual Property3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ITS 364Multimedia and Digital Entertainment3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ITS 370Information Assurance and Security3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ITS 380Enterprise and E-Business Systems3.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ITS 381Special Projects1.00 - 4.00
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.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ITS 389Information Technology Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
Typically Offered:
ITS 481Special Topics1.00 - 4.00
In-depth study of specialized current topics in information technology and systems. May be repeated when topics are different. Offered as needed.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ITS 489Information Technology Elective0.00 - 9.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
Typically Offered:
ITS 499Capstone Project1.00
Group projects are carried out by students. Students will integrate an information technology and systems (ITS) application into the senior experience in their program of study. Requires weekly progress reports and demonstration of learned skills through a project under the supervision of one or more instructors.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand

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