Information Technology Networking Degree Courses
BUSM 1260 - Project Management
In this course, students will learn ways to manage all aspects of a project. Project Management (PM) concepts enable projects to be planned, managed, and delivered on time, on budget, and with high quality. This course covers nine major sub-disciplines of Project Management based on the Project Management Institute’s PM Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). This course satisfies the education requirement for the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) test. Certification testing is governed by the Project Management Institute, and this is not a prep class for the exam. PMI Certification is internationally recognized and highly portable to a number of industries and businesses.
COMM 1010 - Speech
This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I
This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II
This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.
ITEC 1610 - IT Essentials
This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as more advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an information and communications technology (ICT)professional. The curriculum helps students prepare for entry-level ICT career opportunities and the CompTIA A+ certification. CTAG# CTIT014
ITEC 1620 - Wireshark 101
This course provides a starting point for analyzing network traffic, troubleshooting network performance, and detecting network security related incidents. Students will capture, filter, and analyze network traffic based on network protocols, applications, and data origin.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1635 or ITEC-1640 with a minimum grade of C-
ITEC 1650 - Linux Fundamentals (Linux+)
This course presents an overview of Linux operating systems and an introduction to data communication concepts in Linux environments. Architecture, package management, and GNU/Unix commands are discussed. Basic Linux shell and scripting tools are demonstrated. Students learn how to install and administer essential Linux system and networking services. This course prepares students for CompTIA’s Linux+ certification.
ITEC 1690 - Network Security (Security+)
This course helps students acquire the knowledge and skills required to identify risk and to employ risk mitigation activities that ensure infrastructure and operational security with respect to network and data confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Students will use a variety of tools to capture, analyze, and generate network traffic. Students will also gain an awareness of applicable security policies, laws, and regulations. This course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1420 or ITEC-1610 with a minimum grade of C-.
ITEC 1810 - Microsoft Office for IT Professional
This course prepares students to use the advanced features of Microsoft Office in a business environment. The skills learned in this course will prepare students to support business users, use the integrated tools within Microsoft Office, and apply advanced skills for analysis, reporting and presentations. Students are expected to be familiar with the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competency by producing integrated presentations, documents, spreadsheets, and relational databases.Required Prerequisite(s): Take CISS-1020 or CISS1010 or appropriate score on the Computer Literacy Assessment.
ITEC 1860 - Introduction to Programming
Python is a user-friendly, object-oriented programming language. This course provides a clear, accessible, and skill-focused approach to programming with Python using Python 3. The course offers students a thorough overview of multiple applied areas, including image processing, cryptography, astronomy, the Internet, and bioinformatics. Problem sets are based on real-world examples and problem-solving rather than language features. This course offers students a solid platform of key problem-solving skills that translate easily across programming languages.
ITEC 2610 - Implementing Window Server
This course focuses on the installation, storage, and compute features in Windows Server 2016. It covers general installation tasks and considerations, and the management of images for deployment. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to implement and configure Windows Server compute resources and Hyper-V virtualization services in an enterprise environment. This course prepares students for Microsoft’s 70-740 certification exam: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016.Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1420 or ITEC-1610 with a minimum grade of C-
ITEC 2650 - Data Center Virtualization (VMware-VCA)
This course helps students to identify technical requirements for data center virtualization and then align those requirements with technical products and solutions that best meet those needs. Successful students will acquire a basic understanding of VMware’s vSphere and related products and technologies, as well as how those technologies drive specific business virtualization solutions. This course prepares students for VMware’s VMware Certified Associate – Data Center Virtualization certification exam.
ITEC 2660 - Cisco CCNA - Wireless
This course covers the installation and management of Cisco wireless platforms and solutions and involves installing, configuring, operating, and troubleshooting wireless networks. The course follows a logical organization of the CCNA Wireless exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner focusing on increasing the student’s retention and recall of exam topics. This course, together with ITEC1635 prepares students for Cisco’s CCNA – Wireless certification. Exam: 200-355 WIFUNDRequired Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-1645 or ITEC-1635 with a minimum grade of C-
ITEC 2670 - Administering Windows Server
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to administer Windows servers in an enterprise environment. Successful completion of this course validates the student’s ability to implement and administer a Windows Server infrastructure. This course prepares students for Microsoft’s 70-742 certification exam: Identity with Windows Server 2016Required Prerequisite(s): Take ITEC-2610 with a minimum grade of C-
ITEC 2700 - Capstone for Networking Professionals (Take ITEC-2700 or ITEC-2980 and ITEC-2990)
Working as a team, this course requires students to analyze, design, implement, and manage solutions for a comprehensive project. Teams document and present their work in formal settings throughout the course. Final presentations are reviewed by one or more information technology professionals.Required Prerequisite(s): Take COMM-1010, ENGL-1030, BUSM 1260, STAT-1010 and also take ITEC-1685, ITEC-1690, and ITEC-2660 with a minimum grade C- in those courses.Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Take ITEC-2670;
ITEC 2980 - Cooperative Work Experience (Take ITEC-2700 or ITEC-2980 and ITEC-2990)
A cooperative work experience provides an opportunity for students to obtain practical work experience in the Information Technology field while earning college credit. This on or off campus employment experience can be paid or unpaid. The work experience is coordinated by a faculty member who visits the job site for a conference with the student and the supervisor at least once per semester. Students must complete 150 hours of work experience for each hour of credit. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP).Required Prerequisite(s): Students must have completed 18 semester hours of ITEC classes with a C- or better grade in each course.Required Concurrent Course(s): Take ITEC-2990
ITEC 2990 - Seminar (Take ITEC-2700 or ITEC-2980 and ITEC-2990)
This course is taken concurrently with ITEC2980 Cooperative Work Experience. Students will discuss their work place experiences, identify the skills required, assess their performance, and present their learning experience and how it prepared them for a career in Information Technology. Students must obtain permission from the instructor to enroll in this class. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP).Required Concurrent Course(s): Take ITEC-2980;
MATH 1030 - Variable Relationships; Algebra and Graphing
This course primarily presents variable relationships, both algebraically as well as graphically. A short presentation of descriptive statistics is included. Topics include dimensional analysis, algebra skills, functions, equation solving, ratio and proportion, variation, working with formulas, and additional emphasis on applied problems.Required Prerequisite(s): MATH0074 (minimum grade of C-) or qualifying placement test scores
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