IT Management - AAS

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester I Course Title Credit
CIS-125 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING LOGIC WITH LANGUAGE 3
NET-122 COMPUTER HARDWARE BASICS 3
NET-142 NETWORK ESSENTIALS 3
NET-442 LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM 3
ENG-105 COMPOSITION I 3
Take 1 of 2 courses:
MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS 3
MAT-772 APPLIED MATH (ONLINE) 3
TOTAL 18
Spring Semester I Course Title Credit
CIS-504 STRUCTURED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS 3
NET-101 IT FUNDAMENTALS 1
NET-310 VIRTUAL MACHINES 3
NET-314 WINDOWS SERVER 4
NET-637 NETWORK INTRUSION INVESTIGATION 3
SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE 3
TOTAL 17
Fall Semester II Course Title Credit
BUS-203 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2
BUS-180 BUSINESS ETHICS 3
ACC-142 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
CSC-116 INFORMATION COMPUTING 3
MGT-101 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
ADM-103 OFFICE TECHNOLOGY 2
TOTAL 16
Spring Semester II Course Title Credit
WBL-156 JOB SHADOWING: INFORMATION SOLUTIONS 1
HUM-114 MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES 3
ENG-106 COMPOSITION II 3
PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SPC-112 PUBLIC SPEAKING 3
TOTAL 13

CIS-125 - INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING LOGIC WITH LANGUAGE

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Introduction to computer programming with structured program development and module designs emphasized. Write programs related to several areas, including input/output, numerical computation, iteration, recursion, data manipulation, and interactive procedures.

NET-122 - COMPUTER HARDWARE BASICS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is designed to improve the student's understanding of computer hardware and peripherals. The student shall gain an ability to determine the source of elementary equipment problems and the ability to isolate problems relating to software and hardware. Through hands-on labs, the student will obtain and demonstrate knowledge of installation, configuration, and repair.

NET-142 - NETWORK ESSENTIALS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet.

NET-442 - LINUX OPERATING SYSTEM

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will cover the essentials of installing, configuring, maintaining, administering and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.

ENG-105 - COMPOSITION I

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A study of the principles of writing. Emphasis on rhetoric, mechanics, and development of expository patterns: narration, description illustration, comparison/contrast, classification, process, and cause/effect. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisites: Meet minimum placement test score requirement.

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or meet minimum placement test requirement.

MAT-772 - APPLIED MATH (ONLINE)

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course covers all fundamental arithmetic concepts and more routine algebraic operations. Arithmetic concepts are fractions, percentages, graphing, decimals, ratios, word problems, metrics, areas, and volumes. Algebraic work includes solving simpler equations, proportions, and formula rearrangement. Appropriate CPT score on math assessment or prerequisite course.

CIS-504 - STRUCTURED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course will provide theory and practice in the complete process of systems analysis and design and the steps involved. Actual systems analysis and design lab practices will measure the student's understanding as well as provide an opportunity to apply concepts in project management.  Prerequisites: NET-122, NET-142, NET-442, CIS-125, ENG-105 with instructor approval.

NET-101 - IT FUNDAMENTALS

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course will provide students with the fundamental technical knowledge about personal computers that is needed to work efficiently in the IT career field. Upon successful completion, students will be able to setup basic workstations, including installing basic hardware and software and establishing network connectivity and troubleshoot compatibility issues. It will also assist the students for preparing and taking the CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam. Prerequisites: NET-122, Computer Hardware Basics; NET-142 Network Essentials

NET-310 - VIRTUAL MACHINES

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

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 using server and workstation virtualization techniques. Creation and administration of Virtual Desktop environments will also be covered. Prerequisites: NET-142 and NET-442.

NET-314 - WINDOWS SERVER

Lecture: 2

Lab: 4

Credit: 4

Windows Server covers the issues of setting up a client/server environment using Windows Server software. The course begins with file server basics. Determining the cost of a network and choosing appropriate network hardware are included. Students will receive hands-on experience in preparing client computers, installing Windows Server software and setting up a complete client/server environment. They will learn how to configure a domain environment with DNS/DHCP, and remote access. There will be hands-on troubleshooting in the labs. Prerequisites: NET-142 and NET-122.

NET-637 - NETWORK INTRUSION INVESTIGATION

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course enables students to use penetration-testing tools and techniques that ethical hackers and security testers utilize to protect computer networks. Skills and techniques include footprinting, social engineering, port scanning, enumeration and cryptography. This course incorporates a lab component in which students practice skills designed to secure network connections and prevent attacks. Prerequisites: NET-142, NET-314, NET-442, or ENG-105, or with instructor approval.

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

BUS-203 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Lecture: 2

Credit: 2

This course is designed to build student skills in setting goals, conversation, meetings, parliamentary procedure, business meals and travel, customer service, presentations, professional image, and writing cover letters and resumes. The course also requires attendance at leadership, civic and cultural events.

BUS-180 - BUSINESS ETHICS

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course introduces philosophical ethical theory and its application to business decisions. It considers theories of economic justice, social responsibility of corporations, regulation, conflict of interest and obligations, ethics of advertising, product quality and safety, environmental responsibility, hiring practices and rights of employers and employees.

ACC-142 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

An introduction to financial accounting theory and practice with emphasis on the use and interpretation of financial statements.

CSC-116 - INFORMATION COMPUTING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

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).

MGT-101 - PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course provides an intensive examination of the basic fundamentals of organization and management underlying the solution to management problems.

ADM-103 - OFFICE TECHNOLOGY

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course provides in-depth and practical use of calendaring/scheduling systems, voice recognition software, advanced email functions, and the Internet as a research tool. Common office technology including video conferencing, projection, copiers, faxing, scanning, transcription, 10-key calculating, and multi-line phone systems will be presented and practiced in multiple settings.

WBL-156 - JOB SHADOWING: INFORMATION SOLUTIONS

Lab: 1

Credit: 1

Students in this course will explore the field of Information Solutions while developing research skills, professionalism, and building occupational knowledge. Students will visit workplaces in this employment sector to learn about specific jobs, professional requirements, and develop a basic knowledge of an organization's structure and values.

HUM-114 - MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Selected readings from the critical perspectives of race, class and gender will provide the theoretical framework for class discussions. At the same time, films and works of literature from different cultural points of view will help students reach a new understanding of their own and other cultures and will open themselves up for a multicultural understanding of society.

ENG-106 - COMPOSITION II

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A continuation of study of the principles of writing begun in ENG-105. Emphasis is placed on persuasive writing, critical analysis, and the MLA research paper. Time will also be spent exploring print and electronic research sources and learning effective research strategies. Required for AA and AS Degrees. Prerequisite: ENG-105 with a grade of C- or better.

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

SPC-112 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course examines both the theoretical and practical basis of speech communication, particularly public speaking. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, delivery, and audience analysis.

Brenda Wamsley - Associate Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5195

Email: bwamsley@scciowa.edu
AAS, Southeastern Community College
BGS, Western Illinois University
MS, Western Governors University

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