Information Systems (CISS)
201—Data Communications and Networking,
This course provides an understanding
of data communications and network systems needed in today’s business environment.
The range of material covered includes local area networks, wide area networks,
protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. In addition, learners
develop skills needed for installing, configuring, and troubleshooting a
computer network using a current network operating system.
260—Programming Concepts, 4 Cr.
This course introduces learners to key
concepts of computer programming. The focus of this course is the proper and
efficient way to design, debug, and test applications utilizing an
event-driven, object-oriented language. Basic programming control structure
methodology will provide the foundation necessary to design programs needed in
the workplace. Additional advanced topics, such as inheritance, polymorphism,
overloading, overriding, object relationships and encapsulation are examined.
Configuration, and Management, 3 Cr.
This course focuses on the highly
marketable skills of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting a computer
network. The range of material covered will include assessments of careers in
networking to discussion of local area networks, wide area networks, protocols,
topologies, transmission media, and security. Examples from a professional’s
standpoint will also be examined. The goal of this course is that learners will
master the skills identified as the most significant aspects of networking by
industry standards. Learners will research current technologies pertinent in
the ever-changing networking environment. Prerequisite: INFO 310.
Design and Processing, 4 Cr.
are introduced to relational database concepts, terminology, and theory with a
focus on the importance of effective data management to the strategic success
of an organization. Learners will apply the concepts of database normalization,
entity relationship, structured query language (SQL), and application design.
Implementation of design will expose learners to advanced topics such as
application processing, triggers, stored procedures, and data quality. Concepts
of data warehousing, business intelligence and object-oriented data modeling
Design and Development, 4 Cr.
course examines business and technical elements of electronic commerce.
Students develop design and technical skills in the area of web page design and
development. Course includes an introduction to HTML, fundamentals of Web layout,
interface design, content organization, planning, site management, and client
relations. Prerequisite: 260.
405—Information Systems Analysis and
Project Management, 4 Cr.
course is a comprehensive study of developing technology-based enterprise-wide
information systems in today’s organizations as well as managing related
projects. Learners will gain a better understanding of the roles and
responsibilities of systems analysts, project managers, and other stakeholders
as well as investigate complex management decisions through application of
problem/opportunity identification, requirement gathering and definition,
innovative design, data analysis, process modeling, and PMI project management
methodologies. Prerequisite: MGMT 210.
410—Decision Support Systems, 3 Cr.
This course investigates the
implications of decision support systems and business intelligence in all
levels of the organizational decision-making process. Topic areas include
decision making frameworks, analytics, data visualization, business performance
management, as well as support technologies: data warehousing, expert systems,
modeling, group support systems, knowledge management, intelligent systems, and
data and Web mining techniques. This course will provide experiential learning
with these technologies and offer practical guidance on successfully
integrating them into organizations. Restricted to students with junior
standing or higher.
425—Information Security, 4 Cr.
course explores the field of information security and assurance. Students are
exposed to a variety of aspects of security activities, methods, methodologies,
and procedures. Coverage includes inspection and protection of information
assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and
examination of pre- and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial
responses, and an overview of the information security planning and staffing
functions including: policy development, disaster recovery, and specialized
training for security professionals. Prerequisite: 201.
481—Field Practicum in Computer
Information Systems, 1–12 Cr.
Advanced experience in the field of
computer information systems incorporated into the academic environment. This
course is arranged through the CISS advisor and the field practicum coordinator
for the School of Business. Restricted to students with senior standing.
489—Systems Development and
Implementation, 3 Cr.
This course is the second of a
two-course capstone practicum, focusing on the information systems research,
design, development, and implementation. Using the latest techniques for
systems design and programming, a complete system solution is developed, tested,
implemented, and documented. Prerequisite: INFO 400.