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The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.
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This course will introduce students to data management using databases. Multiple DBMS’s will be discussed and utilized to experience similarities and differences. SQL language will be used to create databases, populate tables and query data.
This course presents the basic concepts of information systems and computer literacy. The course incorporates theory as well as hands-on practice, which focuses on spreadsheets and database management systems (DBMS).
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of D- in MAT-063.
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 RDG-039 or 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.
This is an introductory course that surveys a variety of topics to include history, hardware, software, terminology, communications, computer ethics, and societal impact of computers. In addition to computer literacy, students will complete hands-on modules using operating systems, word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software; such as Microsoft Office programs.
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 RDG-039 or appropriate Placement score.
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.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT-063 or appropriate placement score.
This course will prepare the student for College Algebra and Trigonometry or other equivalent course work. Topics include properties of real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, graphs of polynomial functions, systems of equations, polynomial and rational expressions, inequalities, integral and rational exponents, radicals, and complex numbers.
Lecture Hours: 64
This course provides an intensified study of algebraic techniques and prepares students for future study in mathematics. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-102 or equivalent placement score.
This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.
The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-121 or equivalent placement score.
The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-128 or MAT-134 or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 27; COMPASS TRIGONOMETRY: 51-100).
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 computers, including troubleshooting basic network and internet connectivity. Additionally, this course will also cover the latest memory, bus, peripherals, and wireless technologies.
This course is designed to orient Information Technology students to the college campus, resources, services, and expectations. This course will introduce information technology careers, certifications and preview key IT concepts and systems.
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.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-063 or equivalent test score: ACT 19 Math, COMPASS 42 Algebra.
An introductory survey course which provides an overview of the major functions in business with relation to current social, economic, global, and environmental concerns.
This course focuses on applying the writing process to job application materials and workplace-related written communication.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ENG-060 or appropriate placement score.
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.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores or equivalent.
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 static routing, virtual LANS, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will be able to perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C in NET-213
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 Windows Server operating system. Students will study the design, implementation, and support of a network server network including specialized servers that are common to most networks.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in NET-109.
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.
This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis in such areas as 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.
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.
This course is an introduction to basic financial accounting concepts and procedures for service and merchandising businesses and the corporate form of ownership. Topics included are the accounting cycle; accounting systems; financial statements; accounting for cash, receivables, payables, inventories, plant assets, bonds, and stock.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT-063, or minimum score of 42 on the Algebra test, or Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
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.
A study of current theory and practice of leading a complex business organization toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.
This course introduces students to the oral communication process and how it affects human interaction There will be an 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.
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 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.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ACC-131.
This course provides students exposure to project management and its importance to successful Information Technology project implementation. Topics include the triple constraints of project management, project life cycle, cost estimates, motivation theory and team building. Tools and techniques important to project management will also be presented including project selection methods, proposal and planning documents, work breakdowns, network diagrams and critical path analysis.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in NET-313 and NET-213.
A study of the theory, principles, concepts and practices of developing and utilizing personnel within business organizations.
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. This course may be taken for 2–3 credit hours.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in NET-109. Must be in program major and have completed 30 credits in one of the following programs: Network Administration and Engineering or Information Systems Management.
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.
This course is designed to provide advanced training in a variety of networking topics. Network configuration, fault tolerance, redundancy, monitoring, maintenance and security will be the core drivers of course content. Emerging trends and technologies will be discussed and explored to aid students in creating and implementing an evolving network topology. Many topics support network uptime through proactive maintenance, fault tolerance and redundancy planning. Students will develop and maintain network documentation and determine appropriate action for common problems. This course will build and expand upon Cisco and network security coursework.
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 issues with OPSF, NAT, ACL’s and wide area networking.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C in NET-228
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.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C in NET-313.
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are needed to install, 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 support Microsoft Exchange Server.
Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in NET-313.
Pre/Co-requisite(s): Minimum grade of C- in NET-310.
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.
Course is designed as a review and final preparation for students taking Information Technology certification tests.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor approval required. Must have satisfactory grades in supporting classes and demonstrate motivation to attain certification.
Course is designed as a review and final preparation for students taking Information Technology industry certification exams.
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.
This course, usually offered on a limited basis only, provides an in-depth study on a topic of general interest pertaining to this department. This course can be taken for 1 – 3 credit hours.
Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.
Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).
Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.
The cost of books: Visit the Hawkeye Bookstore to determine the cost of books.
Additional program costs: Some programs have additional costs such as tools, equipment, supplies, uniforms, exam fees, and background screenings. Visit with your faculty advisor for more information.
Non-resident tuition and fees or international student costs.
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