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Cyber Information Technology (CIT)

Network Essentials (3-3-0)
Develop fundamental networking skills including an understanding of network hardware, installation, security and troubleshooting in a corporate environment. Through classroom and hands-on activities, learn how computers exchange information and how the Internet functions. In addition, this class will help students gain the skills required for the nationally recognized CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
Help Desk Tools and Techniques (3-3-0)
Explores the customer service roles and responsibilities of an IT support professional. Examines the support software options for tracking and managing data: log, track, and escalate calls; resolve problems using a knowledge base. Covers documentation/reporting tools, asset management, hotline support, performance reports, trends, and career resources.
Support of Emerging Technologies (3-3-0)
This course prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Certified Professional exams.
Network Defense (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Introduction to concepts, principles, and techniques of methodologies that are used to attack a network.
Network Routing and Switching. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Introduction to Networking basics with a focus on network terminology, protocols, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, cabling, routers and router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and network standards. The student will develop skills on configuring a router, using the Cisco IOS Software, configuring routing protocols and configuring Access Control Lists (ACLs) to control access to the router.
Mainframe Operations. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Covers information required to work with IBM’s mainframe computers.
Introduction to Programming with JAVA (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 102
An introduction to programming and object-oriented design concepts using the Java programming language. Students learn all the Java programming basics and use a simple text editor as a development environment. Design concepts and programming tools will be integrated with an emphasis on practical business solutions.
Advanced Java Programming. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 150
Concentrates on the server aspect of application programming for the web.
COBOL Programming I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 102
Fundamentals of COBOL programming.
COBOL Programming II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 160
Advanced aspects of COBOL programming.
Microsoft Windows Server. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Implementation and use of Windows to build and maintain an operating system.
Linux Server. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Implementation and use of Linux to build and maintain an operating system.
Novell Server. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Implementation and use of Novell to build and maintain an operating system.
Help Desk Specialist Internship (3-3-0)
Provides on-the-job Help Desk environment work experience with instructor supervision in area companies. By consent of instructor, a special project may be substituted for the internship.
Advanced Network Topics (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Explores current topics in networks.
Managing Firewalls (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
The student will learn methods of configuring and implementing the latest security devices for defending a network. Topics include firewall appliances and software. Class will focus on advanced network security processes and procedures.
Network Security Design (3-3-0)
Corequisite: CIT 280
Design, plan, and execute vulnerability analysis of networks.
Web Application Development (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 217
Develop Microsoft ASP.NET applications to produce dynamic content for the web.
Virtual Private Networks. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 220
Methodologies associated with Virtual Private Networks.
Relational Database Coding (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 117
Uses Oracle to create, maintain, store, retrieve, and manipulate data.
Computer Forensics (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CWD 280
Corequisite: CIT 225
Presents the preservatiohn, identification, extraction, documentation, and interpretation of computer data. Examines available forensic hardware and software tools.
IT Project Management (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
This course introduces the concept of managing computer information systems projects. Use of a project management tool will help students develop written and oral skills in project development, project management, and technical documentation. Planning methods and graphical techniques such as Gantt charts will be some of the tools utilized. Human resources management including team development and user training is an integral component of the course.
Systems Administration Specialist Internship (3-3-0)
Real world experience at companies that maintain and manage computer networks.
Network Specialist Internship (3-3-0)
Real world experience at companies that maintain and manage computer networks.
Network Security Internship (3-3-0)
Real world experience at companies that maintain and manage secure computer networks.
Web Analyst/Programmer Internship (3-3-0)
Real world experience at companies which employ Web Analyst/Programmers.
Program/Analyst Internship (3-3-0)
Real world experience at companies which employ programmer/analyst.

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