Information Systems Management

Information Systems Management Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

BCA201 Introduction to Information Systems -OR-

3 credits—The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a firm understanding of management information systems. Included are an introduction to hardware and data communication technology, software and data management, and business applications of the technology. The course will present the basics of information system design and management, and provide opportunities to experience working with an electronic spreadsheet, data base management system and programming using HTML.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Basic computer, software and keyboarding skills are required.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CSC110 Introduction to Computers -OR-

3 credits—An introductory course in electronic information processing and information system management designed to provide the students with a general understanding of computer hardware and software and the facility to use this knowledge in the creation and management of useful information. Students will be given hands-on experience with operating system, word processing, database management, presentation and spreadsheet software. Exposure to and use of the Internet, including security and privacy concerns, is an integral part of the course. Basic computer literacy is expected for students entering this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): The ability to enter data using a computer keyboard at a rate of no less than 15 words per minute on a three-minute timing. A minimum grade of C in RDG039.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BCA205 Database/Spreadsheets

3 credits—This course emphasizes file management and learning to generate and format spreadsheets and databases. File management tasks include managing folders and moving, copying and deleting files. Spreadsheet tasks include making entries, correcting entries, entering formulas and creating charts. Database tasks include designing and creating tables, generating queries, creating forms and reports, and database maintenance. Basic computer literacy is expected of students enrolling in this course.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in RDG039 and appropriate math placement score.

Co-requisite(s): Ability to type 15 net WPM on a five-minute timing. Test will be given on the first day of class.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

CIS303 Introduction to Data Base

3 credits—This course will introduce students to data management using databases. Focus will be given to database models, data storage concepts, SQL and data warehousing.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR-

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT122 College Algebra -OR-

5 credits—Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry -OR-

3 credits—The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

NET109 A+ Certification Prep Course

4 credits—This course will teach basic knowledge of desktop and laptop operating systems. This course will teach the important knowledge and skills necessary to competently install, build, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and repair personal computer compatible hardware including troubleshooting basic network and internet connectivity, dial-up, DSL, and cable. Additionally, this course will also cover the latest memory, bus, peripherals, and wireless technologies.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $719.00

NET213 CISCO Networking

4 credits—This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Labs use a ?model Internet? to allow students to analyze real data without affecting production networks. Packet Tracer (PT) activities help students analyze protocol and network operation and build small networks in a simulated environment. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices such as routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT063.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $714.00

Semester 2

BUS102 Introduction to Business

3 credits—An introductory survey course which provides an overview of the major functions in business with relation to current social, economic and environmental concerns.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET225 Routing and Switching Essentials

4 credits—This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANS, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Lecture Hours: 48 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET213.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $724.00

NET313 Windows Server

3 credits—This course provides the core foundation for supporting network based servers. Students will learn the skills necessary to install, configure, customize, optimize, network, integrate and troubleshoot a server based operating system. Students will study the design, implementation, and support a Network Server network including specialized servers that are common to most networks.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET109 and NET213.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $565.50

PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR-

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 3

ACC131 Principles of Accounting I

4 credits—This course is an introduction to basic financial accounting concepts and procedures for service and merchandising businesses. Topics included are the accounting cycle; accounting systems; financial statements; accounting for cash, receivables, payables, inventories, plant assets, partnerships, corporations, and bonds.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS or ACT math score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT101 Principles of Management

3 credits—A study of current theory and practice of leading a complex business organization toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET268 CCNA Routing and Switching: Scaling Networks

3 credits—This is the third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issued with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET225.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $555.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

ACC132 Principles of Accounting II

4 credits—The course continues to address topics in financial accounting that began in Principles of Accounting I. Primary emphasis is on managerial accounting and the corporate form of ownership. Topics include accounting for bonds, the statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. Managerial accounting topics include job order and process cost systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting and standard cost systems. Capital investment analysis and activity-based costing are also addressed.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC131.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

CIS750 Project Management

3 credits—This course is designed to provide students exposure to project management and its importance to improving success in information technology projects. Topics addressed in the course will include triple constraints of project management, project life cycle, cost estimates, value management and motivation theory, and team building. Tools and techniques important to project management will also be presented, including project selection methods, work breakdowns, network diagrams, critical path analysis, and scheduling. Students will have the opportunity to utilize software to help plan and manage an information technology project.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET313 and a minimum grade of D in NET213.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT170 Human Resource Management

3 credits—A study of the theory, principles, concepts and practices of developing and utilizing personnel within business organizations.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET932 Internship

2 credits—This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical work experience, while applying skills and techniques learned in their program of study, under the supervision of an employer, manager, or supervisor.

Co-op Hours: 128

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET109. Must be in program major and completed 30 credits in one of the following programs: Network Administration and Engineering, Information Systems Management, and Web Design and Development.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

Information Technology Electives

BCA183 Basic Web Design Software

2 credits—This course will show students how to use a web authoring software to enhance and manage professional quality web sites. Students will create a web site containing multimedia elements, publish it, and maintain it.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): WDV102

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

BCA232 Multimedia for Web Design

3 credits—This course is designed to show students the tools and methods for using multimedia objects in web development. Media types discussed will include streaming video and audio, animation, inline media and on-line chat. Students will create website that incorporate multimedia elements.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS183 Business Law

3 credits—An introduction to the principles of law as they relate to business. This course includes an overview of our court system, sources of law, ethics and social responsibility, contracts, warranties, real property, landlord and tenant, negotiable instruments, and agency. Emphasis is placed on exploring the law as it affects businesses and individuals.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

GRA150 Introduction to Web Design

3 credits—This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Website design and development. Emphasis is placed on designing cross-browser compatible interfaces and standards compliant Websites. Domain registration, Website hosting, search engine optimization, accessibility, usability, and interoperability will be discussed.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $530.50

GRA162 Web Page Graphics

3 credits—This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experiences needed to create Website graphics. Students will utilize digital imaging software and emerging Web technologies to develop skills in constructing and implementing Web page graphics.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D in GRA150.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $530.50

NET152 Advanced Network Technologies

3 credits—This course will cover the advanced topics of networking topologies, management utilities, performance monitoring and management, construct network security, develop and maintain network documentation and determine appropriate action for common problems. Students will learn skills associated with network remote access, performance monitoring and extension of network services via wireless technologies. This course will build and expand upon Cisco 1-4 concepts and skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET310 Virtual Machines

3 credits—This course will cover the concepts of virtualization including hardware and software. Topics will include benefits vs. risks analysis, installation and configuration, operation and maintenance and disaster recovery.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET313.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET320 Advanced Server Configuration

3 credits—This course provides advanced concepts for supporting network based servers. Students will learn the skills necessary to install, configure, and manage network server technologies typically implemented with a server based operating system. Students will study the design, implementation, and optimization of both advanced and emerging services that a network server commonly provides for business networks.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET313.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET346 Windows Exchange Server

3 credits—This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to update and support a reliable, secure messaging infrastructure. This infrastructure is used for creating, storing, and sharing information by using Microsoft Exchange Server in a medium-sized to large-sized (100 to 5,000 seats) messaging environment. This course offers a significant amount of hands-on practices, discussions, and assessments that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills that are needed to update and support Exchange Server.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Pre/Co-requisite(s): NET313

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET412 Linux System Administration

3 credits—This course will introduce students to the Linux Operating System and is designed for students with little or no previous experience with Linux. Students will gain experience and understanding of basic setup and installation, configuration, navigation, permissions, command shells, and GUI environments available on Linux systems.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

NET474 Certification Preparation

1 credits—Course is designed as a review and final preparation for students taking Information Technology certification tests.

Lecture Hours: 16

Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval required. Must have satisfactory grades in supporting classes and demonstrate motivation to attain certification.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

NET475 Certification Preparation

2 credits—Course is designed as a review and final preparation for students taking Information Technology industry certification exams.

Lecture Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval required. Must have satisfactory grades in supporting classes and demonstrate motivation to attain certification.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

NET612 Fundamentals of Network Security

3 credits—This course is designed to provide student with a fundamental understanding of network security principles and implementation. Students examine the technologies used and principles involved in creating a secure computer networking environment.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

Prerequisite(s): NET313

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 101
319-296-4021
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Program Advisor

Todd Bengen
Black Hawk Hall 114
319-296-2329 ext.1124
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Dean

Cynthia Bottrell, Ph.D.
Grundy Hall 266
319-296-4470
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