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2010 - 2011 General Catalog

 

 

Course Descriptions

Cyber Information Technology (CIT)

101:
Network Essentials. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none
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.
110:
Help Desk Tools and Techniques. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none
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.
112:
Support of Emerging Technologies. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: none
This course prepares students to take the CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Certified Professional exams.
115:
Network Defense. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Introduction to concepts, principles, and techniques of methodologies that are used to attack a network.
120:
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.
121:
CCNA I. (4-4-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Develop networking skills based on the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum by introducing students to the Cisco Networking Academy Program. The course focuses on the following: Network terminology, Network protocols, Local-area networks (LANs), Wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, Cabling, Cabling tools, Routers, Router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, Network standards. In addition, the course provides instruction and training in the proper care, maintenance, and use of networking software, tools, and equipment.
122:
CCNA II. (4-4-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 121
Develop networking skills based on the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) curriculum by introducing students to the Cisco Networking Academy Program. architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Analyze, configure, verify, and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. Recognize and correct common routing issues and problems.
140:
Mainframe Operations. (3-3-0) Fall only
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Covers information required to work with IBM’s mainframe computers.
150:
Introduction to Programming with JAVA. (3-3-0) Spring only
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.
151:
Advanced Java Programming. (3-3-0) Fall only
Prerequisite: CIT 150
This course is a continuation of CIT150. The course begins with a quick review of CIT150 and progresses to discuss advance object-oriented programming concepts using the Java. In this course students learn about arrays, implementing classes and class members, class relationships, and GUI Programming.
160:
COBOL Programming I. (3-3-0) Spring only
Prerequisite: CIS 102
Introduces fundamentals and techniques of the structured computer programming development process in a mainframe environment. This includes planning and organizing the work, coding, testing, problem solving and documenting. COBOL is the language used for programming assignments. This rigorous course requires extensive work outside the classroom.
161:
COBOL Programming II. (3-3-0) Fall only
Prerequisite: CIT 160
Advanced aspects of COBOL programming.
170:
Microsoft Windows Server. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Implementation and use of Windows to build and maintain an operating system.
172:
Linux Server. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Implementation and use of Linux to build and maintain an operating system.
174:
Novell Server. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Implementation and use of Novell to build and maintain an operating system.
190:
Help Desk Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
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.
210:
Advanced Network Topics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 101
Explores current topics in networks.
220:
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.
225:
Network Security Design. (3-3-0)
Corequisite: CIT 280
Design, plan, and execute vulnerability analysis of networks.
235:
Web Application Development (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 217
This course covers the basics of developing dynamic web application using Microsoft ASP.NET. By the end of this course, students will be able to design, code, test and debug web applications using ASP.net.
240:
Virtual Private Networks. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIT 220
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.
270:
Relational Database Coding. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 117
This course covers the fundamentals of database management systems, in particular relational database systems. The course also teaches students how to use SQL to create, maintain, store, retrieve, and manipulate data.
280:
Computer Forensics. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CWD 280
Corequisite: CIT 225
Presents the preservation, identification, extraction, documentation, and interpretation of computer data. Examines available forensic hardware and software tools.
282:
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.
291:
Systems Administration Specialist Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Real world experience at companies that maintain and manage computer networks.
292:
Network Specialist Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Real world experience at companies that maintain and manage computer networks.
293:
Network Security Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Real world experience at companies that maintain and manage secure computer networks.
294:
Web Analyst/Programmer Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Real world experience at companies which employ Web Analyst/Programmers.
299:
Program/Analyst Internship. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor
Real world experience at companies which employ programmer/analyst.

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