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Course Descriptions

Economics

  • ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Cr.)

    Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and competence in MTE 1-3, or completion of MTH 120 or MTH 126. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Cr.)

    Introduces the basic concepts of microeconomics. Explores the free market concepts with coverage of economic models and graphs, scarcity and choices, supply and demand, elasticities, marginal benefits and costs, profits, and production and distribution. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and competence in MTE 1-3, or completion of MTH 120 or MTH 126. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.

English

  • ENG 111 College Composition I (3 Cr.)

    Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics: develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences and purposes. Writing activities will include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the VPT-English or satisfactory completion of ENF 1 or ENF 2. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • ENG 112 College Composition II (3 Cr.)

    Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • ENG 115 Technical Writing (3 Cr.)

    Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style and content in formatting, editing and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected reading. Prerequisite: placement testing approval for ENG 111 or instructor approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall and spring.

Information Technology Design and Database

  • ITD 110 Web Page Design I (3 Cr.)

    Stresses a working knowledge of Web site designs, construction and management using HTML or XHTML. Course content includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, forms and frames. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. ITE 115 (or equivalent) strongly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITD 112 Designing Web Page Graphics (3 Cr.)

    Explores the creation of digital graphics for Web design. Basic design elements such as color and layout will be explored utilizing a computer graphics program(s). Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. ITD 110 (or equivalent) strongly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITD 130 Database Fundamentals (3 Cr.)

    Introduces the student to Relational Database and Relational Database theory. Includes planning, defining and using a database; table design, linking and normalization; types of databases, database description and definition. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. ITE 115 (or equivalent) strongly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall; occasionally summer.
  • ITD 132 Structured Query Language (3 Cr.)

    Incorporates a working introduction to commands, functions and operators used in SQL for extracting data from standard databases. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITD 130. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITD 134 PL/SQL Programming (3 Cr.)

    Presents a working introduction to PL/SQL programming with the Oracle RDBMS environment. Includes PL/SQL fundamentals of block program structure, variables, cursors and exceptions and creation of program units of procedures, functions, triggers and packages. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, ITP 100 and ITD 130. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall or spring.
  • ITD 210 Web Page Design II (3 Cr.)

    Incorporates advanced techniques in Web site planning, design, usability, accessibility, advanced site management and maintenance utilizing Web editor software(s). Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITD 110. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITD 220 e-Commerce Administration (3 Cr.)

    Emphasizes techniques to plan and to design a platform-independent commerce Web site. Focuses on Web business strategies and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce, including comparison and selection of commerce architecture, installation and configuration, security considerations and planning of a complete business-to-consumer and a business-to-business site. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. ITD 110 (or equivalent) strongly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITD 250 Database Architecture and Administration (3 Cr.)

    Involves in-depth instruction about the underlying architecture of databases and the handling of database administration. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, ITD 130 and ITD 132 or ITD 134. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall or spring.

Information Technology Essentials

  • ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts (3 Cr.)

    Covers computer concepts and Internet skills and use of a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software to demonstrate skills required for computer literacy. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and AST 101 or equivalent highly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • ITE 120 Principles of Information Systems (3 Cr.)

    Provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer information systems. Focuses on the role of computers in business today including hardware, software, analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Includes an introduction to computer ethics, and business and personal security. Exposes students to techniques used in programming and system development. Utilizes a hands-on component for spreadsheets, databases, and Web design applications. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. ITE 115 recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring; occasionally summer.

Information Technology Networking

  • ITN 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems (3 Cr.)

    Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces. Maps to A+ Software Certification. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITN 107 Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting (3 Cr.)

    Includes specially designed instruction to give students a basic knowledge of hardware and software configurations. It includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components. Maps to A+ Hardware Certification. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITN 109 Internet and Network Foundations (3 Cr.)

    Provides a basic comprehension of Internet and network technologies including IT job roles, connection methods, TCP/IP functionality and DNS. Explores Web server technologies with security and project management concepts. Introduces network creation, physical and logical topologies including media properties, server types, IP addressing and network security. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall; occasionally summer.
  • ITN 120 Wireless – Network Administration (WNA) (3 Cr.)

    Provides instruction in fundamentals of wireless information systems. Course content includes terms, standards, components and operating requirements in the design and implementation of wireless networks. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. ITN 109 strongly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITN 170 Linux System Administration (3 Cr.)

    Focuses instruction on the installation, configuration and administration of the Linux operating system and emphasizes the use of Linux as a network client and workstation. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITN 106. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITN 200 Administration of Network Resources (3 Cr.)

    Focuses on the management of local area network servers. Teaches proper structuring of security systems. Explains print queues, disk management and other local area network (LAN) issues. Presents concerns and issues for the purchase and installation of hardware and software upgrades. Can be taught using any network operating system or a range of operating systems as a delivery tool. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, ITN 106 and ITN 109. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITN 201 Administration & Management of Network Infrastructures (3 Cr.)

    Focuses on the administration and management of network infrastructures. Covers network addressing of clients and servers, naming resolution, remote access, security, printing services, and troubleshooting. Uses network operating system as the delivery tools. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITN 200. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITN 224 Web Server Management (3 Cr.)

    Focuses on the Web Server as a workhorse of the World Wide Web (WWW). Teaches how to set up and maintain a Web server and provides in-depth instruction in Web server operations and provides hands-on experience in installation and maintenance of a Web server. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, ITD 110 and ITN 109. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITN 260 Network Security Basics (3 Cr.)

    Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Course content includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers. Course content also includes risk management, network security policy and security training. Course content includes the give security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability and auditability. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITN 109. Networking background highly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall or spring; occasionally summer.
  • ITN 261 Network Attacks, Computer Crime and Hacking (4 Cr.)

    Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Course content explores network security concepts from the viewpoint hackers and their attack methodologies. Course content also includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITN 260. Networking background required. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITN 262 Network Communication, Security and Authentication (4 Cr.)

    Covers an in-depth exploration of various communication protocols with a concentration on TCP/IP. Course content explores communication protocols from the point of view of the hacker in order to highlight protocol weaknesses. Course content includes Internet architecture, routing, addressing, topology, fragmentation and protocol analysis and the use of various utilities to explore TCP/IP. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, ITN 106 (or equivalent) and ITN 260. Networking background highly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITN 263 Internet/Intranet Firewalls and E-Commerce Security (4 Cr.)

    Conveys an in-depth exploration of firewall, Web security and e-commerce security. Course content also explores firewall concepts, types, topology and the firewall's relationship to the TCP/IP protocol. Course content also includes client/server architecture, the Web server, HTML and HTTP in relation to Web Security and digital certification, D.509 and public key infrastructure (PKI). Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, ITN 106 (or equivalent) and ITN 260. Networking background highly recommended. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITN 267 Legal Topics in Network Security (3 Cr.)

    Conveys an in-depth exploration of the civil and common law issues that apply to network security. Explores statutes, jurisdictional, and constitutional issues related to computer crimes and privacy. Includes rules of evidence, seizure and evidence handling, court presentation and computer privacy in the digital age. Prerequisite: ITN 260. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring; occasionally summer.
  • ITN 276 Computer Forensics I (3 Cr.)

    Teaches computer forensic investigation techniques for collecting computer-related evidence at the physical layer from a variety of digital media (hard drives, compact flash and PDAs) and performing analysis at the file system layer. Prerequisite: ITN 106, ITN 107 or instructor permission. Co-requisite: ITN 260. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring; occasionally summer.

Information Technology Programming

  • ITP 100 Software Design (3 Cr.)

    Introduces principles and practices of software development. Course content includes instruction in critical thinking, problem solving skills and essential programming logic in structured and object-oriented design using contemporary tools. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring; occasionally summer.
  • ITP 112 Visual Basic.NET I (4 Cr.)

    Concentrates instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Visual Basic.NET and the .NET framework. Course content emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging and documentation of graphical user interface applications. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITP 100. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITP 120 Java Programming I (4 Cr.)

    Entails instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Java. This course emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging and documentation of console and graphical user interface applications. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITP 100. Lecture 4 hours per week. Generally offered fall.
  • ITP 160 Intro to Game Design & Development (3 Cr.)

    Introduces object-oriented game design and development. Provides overview of the electronic game design and development process and underlines the historical contest, content creation strategies, game careers, and future trends in the industry. Utilizes a game language environment to introduce game design, object-oriented paradigms, software design, software development and product testing. Teaches skills of writing a game design document and creating a game with several levels and objects. Integrate 2D animations, 3D models, sound effects, and background music as well as graphic backgrounds. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITP 100. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered fall or spring.
  • ITP 212 Visual Basic.NET II (4 Cr.)

    Includes instruction in application of advanced object-oriented techniques to application development. Course content emphasizes database connectivity, advanced controls, Web forms and Web services using Visual Basic.NET. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111 and ITP 112. Lecture 4 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITP 220 Java Programming II (4 Cr.)

    Imparts instruction in application of advanced object-oriented techniques to application development using Java. Emphasizes database connectivity, inner classes, collection classes, networking, and threads. Lecture 4 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITP 225 Web Scripting Languages (4 Cr.)

    Introduces students to the principles, systems and tools used to implement Web applications. Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the programming tools and skills required to build and maintain interactive Web sites. Students will develop Web applications utilizing client-side and server-side scripting languages along with auxiliary tools needed for complete applications. Prerequisites: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111, ITD 110 and ITP 100. A semester of high-level programming language (e.g., ITP 120) is strongly recommended. Lecture 4 hours per week. Generally offered spring.
  • ITP 251 Systems Analysis and Design (4 Cr.)

    Focuses on application of information technologies (IT) to system life cycle methodology, systems analysis, systems design and system implementation practices. Methodologies related to identification of information requirements, feasibility in the areas of economic, technical and social requirements and related issues are included in course content. Software applications may be used to enhance student skills. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a minimum of 9 IT credit hours. This is intended to be a fourth semester capstone course; as such, proficiency in Internet and network fundamentals, database management and software design is required. Prerequisite: Readiness to enroll in ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.

Mathematics

  • MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I (3 Cr.)

    Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems and elementary computer concepts. Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II (3 Cr.)

    Presents topics in functions, combinations, probability, statistics and algebraic systems. Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • MTH 163 Precalculus I (3 Cr.)

    Presents college algebra, matrices and algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • MTH 271 Applied Calculus I (3 Cr.)

    Presents limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered all semesters.
  • MTH 272 Applied Calculus II (3 Cr.)

    Covers techniques of integration; multivariable calculus and an introduction to differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH 271 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. Generally offered spring.

Student Development

  • SDV 101 Orientation to the IT Professions (1 Cr.)

    Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the
    discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling and advising; listening, test taking and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. Lecture 1 hour per week.
 

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