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BS in Information Systems Technology Courses

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ISYS 101
Fundamentals of PC Applications
Information Systems Elective
3

Students develop computer skills using the Windows Operating System software, gaining practice in Internet searches, word processing, and managing Windows files and folders as well as with spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.

ISYS 204
Introduction to Information Systems
Information Systems Core, Business Core, Professional Studies Core
3

Introduction to the field of information systems and how this field affects the business world. Topics include computer systems, networks, databases, intellectual property, computer security, artificial intelligence, legal and ethical considerations, codes of conduct, privacy, computer crimes, and the future of computing and the Internet.

Prerequisites: Demonstration of meeting the general education competency in computer skills

ISYS 214
Fundamentals of Programming with Algorithms and Logic
Information Systems Core
3

Introduces programming fundamentals using Visual Basic.net. Students use algorithms and computer logic to translate data into information through structured design, coding, testing, and program debugging, writing programs in high-level, object-oriented language.

Prerequisites: MATH 102 and ISYS 204

ISYS 304
Information Systems for eCommerce
Information Systems Core
3

Students gain a thorough knowledge of the foundation of eCommerce by studying its role in today's Internet and the World Wide Web. Course examines web server hardware and software tools utilized in the development of an eCommerce web site as well as criteria for assessing the usability of eCommerce sites.

Prerequisites: ISYS 204

ISYS 314
Intermediate Programming
Information Systems Core
3

Introduction to JAVA programming; a general-purpose object-oriented programming language. Building on the fundamentals of structured and object-oriented programming, students investigate features of JAVA, programming concepts, data types, operators, flow control statements, object classes, methods, arrays, strings, and applets.

Prerequisites: ISYS 214

ISYS 315
Data Structures and Algorithms
Information Systems Core
3

Study of the design of structures for representing information and the design of algorithms for manipulating that information. Students develop expertise in the design of structures through consideration of abstract structures and implementation techniques; they also implement various structures in specific programming languages. Programming projects throughout the course provide a synthesis experience in which the student designs data structures and algorithms to solve a given problem.

Prerequisites: ISYS 214

ISYS 317
Database Fundamentals
Information Systems Core
3

Introduction to relational database management systems through the study of the tools and techniques of database analysis and design. Attention to data modeling, designing relational databases, normalization, and relationships, using modern database applications to create tables, queries, forms and reports.

Prerequisites: ISYS 314

ISYS 321
IT Hardware and Software
Information Systems Core
3

Principles and applications of computer hardware and software, understood through the theoretical underpinnings, with attention to installation, configurations, and operational laboratory experiences. Course also addresses recent advances in computer hardware and architecture and how they affect computer performance.

Prerequisites: ISYS 204

ISYS 324
Network and Telecommunication Concepts
Information Systems Core
3

Students gain in-depth knowledge of networking and telecommunications fundamentals including LANs, MANs, WANs, intranets, the Internet, and the WWW. Attention to data communication and telecommunication concepts, models, standards, and protocols in the context of installation, configuration, systems integration, and management of infrastructure technologies.

Prerequisites: ISYS 321

ISYS 331
Information Systems Security
Information Systems Core
3

Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information assurance professionals. This course surveys important skills in information protection program design, internetworking and application security, the development of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment.

Prerequisites: ISYS 324

ISYS 333
Systems Security
IST Information Security, Cybersecurity Core Requirements
3

Securing the systems that run our computers is the key to ensuring that our essential information remains safe and available. This course provides the essentials for understanding the threats to systems security, the methods to counter these threats, and some practical work in systems security. A computer system with appropriate software is required.

Prerequisites: ISYS 331

ISYS 336
Internet/Intranet Security
IST Information Security, Cybersecurity Core Requirements
3

Access to the Internet for multiple purposes is one of the major components of most business operations. Many businesses also have intranets, which provide internal communications. Security of these assets is critical for a successful business. Course provides an introduction to the concepts and procedures of assessing and providing security for internet/intranets.

Prerequisites: ISYS 336

ISYS 406
Systems Analysis and Design
Information Systems Core
3

Investigation of the techniques of system analysis and design, with attention to the concepts, skills, methodologies, and tools essential for systems analysts to develop information systems successfully.

Prerequisites: ISYS 317

ISYS 408
Management of Information Security
IST Information Security, Cybersecurity Core Requirements
3

Information security must be a significant part of any business plan today, and managers in this field must remain aware of the principles and methodology of managing information security. Course provides an in-depth view of the management of information security for government, corporations, and other institutions.

Prerequisites: ISYS 331

ISYS 434
Network Defense and Security
IST Information Security, Cybersecurity Core Requirements
3

Global and local networks provide capabilities that have become essential in the success of the world economy for businesses and individuals. Defending these systems against attacks through the use of worms, viruses, and other criminal acts is imperative. Course provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of network security and some hands-on experience in the installation and utilization of firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

Prerequisites: ISYS 331

ISYS 436
Contingency Planning and Disaster Recovery
IST Information Security, Cybersecurity Core Requirements
3

The threats to information security are numerous, and even the best security systems can be penetrated in one manner or another. In addition, physical security is a consideration for securing the systems necessary for business operations to continue. Natural disasters, terrorist activities, and internal subversion can all cause destruction or denial of service. Course provides a framework for understanding the threats and counter them.

Prerequisites: ISYS 331

ISYS 438
Project Management and Practice
Information Systems Core
3

Capstone course in which advanced IST students, operating as a high-performance team, engage in and complete the design and implementation of a significant information system. Project management, management of the IS function, and systems integration are components of the project experience.

Prerequisites: ISYS 406 and Senior status

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