Computer Information Systems

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CIST 1001 : Computer Concepts

Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing

Credits

4

CIST 1121 : Microcomputer Troubleshooting

Emphasizes the use of system theory and diagnostic routines to isolate failures, replace the defective module or subsystem, and verify proper operations. Topics include: basic system theory, operating systems use, diagnostic programs, subsystem isolation, upgrading systems, preventive maintenance, and service reports preparation.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 1130, CISY 1122

CIST 1122 : Hardware Installation & Maintenance

This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination

Credits

4

CIST 1130 : Operating Systems Concepts

Provides an overview of modern operating systems and their use in home and small business environments. Activities will utilize the graphical user interface (GUI) and command line environment (CLI This will include operating system fundamentals; installing, configuring, and upgrading operating systems; managing storage, file systems, hardware and system resources; troubleshooting, diagnostics, and maintenance of operating systems; and networking

Credits

3

CIST 1135 : Operating Systems & Virtual/Cloud Computing

This course provides an overview of modern operating systems and their use in home and small business environments. Activities will utilize the graphical user interface (GUI) and command line environment (CLI). Topics include using the modern virtual operating systems and cloud environments.

Credits

4

CIST 1141 : Network+ Preparation

To fundamentally prepare the student for the CompTIA Network+ certification examination. Provides the student with the fundamentals of configuring, installing, diagnosing, repairing, upgrading, and maintaining local and wide area networks. Topics include: an introduction to networking, networking standards and the OSI model, network protocols, transmission basics and networking media, physical and logical topologies, networking hardware, WANs and remote connectivity, network operating systems and Windows 2000-based networking, NetWare-based networking, networking with UNIX, networking with TCP/IP and the Internet, troubleshooting network problems, maintaining and upgrading a network, ensuring integrity and availability, network security and managing network design and implementation

Credits

4

CIST 1237 : Comprehensive Powerpoint

Provides the fundamental, intermediate, and advanced Microsoft PowerPoint competencies to provide the user with the skills necessary to obtain expert user certification. Topics include presentation creation, presentation views, slide shows, templates, animations, HTML creation, navigation, and presentation transition

Credits

3

CIST 1239 : Ms Office Specialist-Outlook

Provides the fundamental, intermediate, and advanced Microsoft Outlook competencies to provide the user with the skills necessary to obtain expert user certification. Topics include using Outlook 2000 Mail to communicate with others inside and outside your company, to manage your mail, navigating through Outlook, using calendar, using task, and using contacts and notes. Integrate Office applications and other applications with Outlook 2000 components

Credits

3

CIST 1305 : Program Design and Development

An introductory course that provides problem solving and programming concepts for those that develop user applications. An emphasis is placed on developing logic, troubleshooting, and using tools to develop solutions. Topics include: problem solving and programming concepts, structured programming, the four logic structures, file processing concepts, and arrays

Credits

3

CIST 1401 : Computer Networking Fundamentals

Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA*s broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security

Credits

4

CIST 1510 : Web Development I

Explores the concepts of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XML, and XHTML following the current standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for developing inter-linking web pages that include graphical elements, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and image maps

Credits

3

CIST 1520 : Scripting Technologies

In CIST 1520 Scripting Technologies students learn how to use the features and structure of a client side scripting language. Students will also explore the features on server side scripting. Students will develop professional web applications that include special effects, interactive, dynamic, validated, and secure forms

Credits

3

CIST 1530 : Web Graphics I

Students will explore how to use industry standard or open source graphics software programs to create Web ready images and Web pages. Topics include advanced image correction techniques and adjustments, typography and interpolation as well as conditional scripting statements and arrays. The course includes a final project that allows students to develop a Web page/site using the chosen software

Credits

3

CIST 1540 : Web Animation I

In this course, students will use scripting and the latest in industry standard or open source software to cover the creation and manipulation of images and animations. Topics include graphic types, organizational methods, drawing tools, beginning to complex object modeling and an introduction to scripting

Credits

3

CIST 1601 : Information Security Fundamentals

This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security

Credits

3

CIST 1602 : Security Policies & Procedures

This course provides knowledge and experience to develop and maintain security policies and procedures. Students will explore the legal and ethical issues in information security and the various security layers: physical security, personnel security, operating systems, network, software, communication and database security. Students will develop an Information Security Policy and an Acceptable Use Policy

Credits

3

CIST 2114 : Fundamentals of Wireless LANs

This introductory course to Wireless LANs focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Wireless LANs. It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands on skills in the following areas: Wireless LAN setup and troubleshooting;802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n technologies, products and solutions; Site Surveys; Resilient WLAN design, installation and configuration; WLAN Security- 802.1x, EAP, LEAP, WEP, SSID, WPA, WPA2; and Vendor interoperability strategies

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2120 : Using Application Software

This course provides students with knowledge in the following areas: word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Word processing topics include creating, customizing, and organizing documents by using formatting and visual content that is appropriate for the information presented. Spreadsheet topics include creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating on and securing data. Presentation topics include creating and formatting presentation masters and templates, creating and formatting slide content, working with dynamic visual content, and collaborating on and delivering presentations. This course is designed to help prepare students for the Microsoft Certification tests in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Credits

4

CIST 2122 : A+ Preparation

This course serves to prepare students to complete the CompTIA A+ certification examination. It will provide students with advanced knowledge of computer technology, networking, and security fundamentals. Students will possess the skills required to identify hardware, peripherals, networking components, and security components. Students will understand basic operating system functionality and troubleshooting methodology while practicing proper safety procedures and effective interaction skills with customers and peers

Credits

3

CIST 2126 : Comprehensive Presentation & Email Techniques

This course provides students with knowledge in PIM (Personal Information Management) and presentation software. Presentation topics include creating and formatting presentation masters and templates, creating and formatting slide content, working with dynamic visual content, and collaborating on and delivering presentations. Personal information manager topics include e-mail, calendar, task manager, contact manager, note taking, a journal and web browsing

Credits

3

CIST 2127 : Comprehensive Word Processing Techniques

This course provides students with knowledge in word processing software. Word processing topics include creating, customizing, and organizing documents by using formatting and visual content that is appropriate for the information presented

Credits

3

CIST 2128 : Comprehensive Spreadsheet Techniques

This course provides students with knowledge in spreadsheet software. Spreadsheet topics include creating and manipulating data, formatting data and content, creating and modifying formulas, presenting data visually, and collaborating on and securing data

Credits

3

CIST 2129 : Comprehensive Database Techniques

This course provides a study of databases beginning with introductory topics and progressing through advanced development techniques. Topics include: advanced database concepts, advanced development techniques, data integration concepts, and troubleshooting and supporting databases

Credits

4

CIST 2311 : Visual Basic I

Visual Basic I introduces event-driven programming. Common elements of Windows applications will be discussed created and manipulated using Microsofts Visual Studio development environment. Topics include numeric data types and variables, decision making structures, arrays, validating input with strings and functions, repetition and multiple forms, test files, lists and common dialog controls

Credits

4

CIST 2371 : Java Programming I

This course is designed to teach the basic concepts and methods of objected-oriented design and Java programming. Use practical problems to illustrate Java application building techniques and concepts. Develop an understanding of Java vocabulary. Create an understanding of where Java fits in the application development landscape. Create an understanding of the Java Development Kit and how to develop, debug, and run Java applications using the JDK. Continue to develop student's programming logic skills. Topics include: JAVA Language History, JAVA Variable Definitions, JAVA Control Structures, JAVA Methods, JAVA Classes, JAVA Objects, and JAVA Graphics.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2411 : Microsoft Client

Provides the ability to implement, administrator, and troubleshoot Windows Professional Client as a desktop operating system in any network environment

Credits

4

CIST 2412 : Microsoft Installation & Maintenance

Provides students with knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer Windows Server. Topics include server deployment, server management, monitor and maintain servers, application and data provisioning, and business continuity and high availability

Credits

4

CIST 2420 : Ms Exchange Server

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage, support and administer Microsoft Exchange Server.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2413 n CIST 2414

CIST 2431 : Unix/Linux Introduction

This course introduces the UNIX/Linux operating system skills necessary to perform entry-level user functions. Topics include: history of UNIX/Linux, login and logout, the user environment, user password change, the file system, hierarchy tree, editors, file system commands as they relate to navigating the file system tree, UNIX/Linux manual help pages, using the UNIX/Linux graphical desktop, and command options. In addition, the student must be able to perform directory and file displaying, creation, deletion, redirection, copying, moving, and linking files, wildcards, determining present working directory and changing directory locations

Credits

4

CIST 2441 : Network Home & Small Business

This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level home network installer jobs. It also helps students develop some of the skills needed to become network technicians, computer technicians, cable installers, and help desk technicians. It provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in home and small business environments. Instructors are encouraged to facilitate field trips and outside-the-classroom learning experiences. Labs include PC installation, Internet connectivity, wireless connectivity, and file and print sharing

Credits

4

CIST 2442 : Working at Sm-Med Bus or ISP

This course prepares students for jobs as network technicians and helps them develop additional skills required for computer technicians and help desk technicians. It provides a basic overview of routing and remote access, addressing, and security. It also familiarizes students with servers that provide email services, web space, and authenticated access. Students learn about the soft skills required for help desk and customer service positions, and the final chapter helps them prepare for the CCENT certification exam. Network monitoring and basic troubleshooting skills are taught in context.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIS 2321

CIST 2443 : CISCO Routing and Switching

The students will be familiarized with the equipment applications and protocols installed in enterprise networks, with a focus on switched networks, IP Telephony requirements, and security. It also introduces advanced routing protocols such as Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Protocol.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2441 or CIS 2322

CIST 2444 : Designing & Supporting Computer Networks

This course introduces students to network design processes using two examples; a large stadium enterprise network and a medium-sized film company network. Students follow a standard design process to expand and upgrade each network, which includes requirements gathering, proof-of-concept, and project management. Lifecycle services, including upgrades, competitive analyses, and system integration, are presented in the context of pre-sale support. In addition to the Packet Tracer and lab exercises found in the previous courses, there are many pen-and-paper and role laying exercises that students complete while developing their network upgrade proposals.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2451 : Introduction to Networks - CISCO

This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basics of communication, converged networks, OSI and TCP/IP network models, Application layer protocols, services, and applications, Transport layer protocols and services, Network layer addressing and routing concepts, IPv4 and IPv6, calculating IPv4 subnets, Data Link layer and the encapsulation process, Physical layer components and data encoding, Ethernet and network protocol analysis, network cabling, and basic network configuration

Credits

4

CIST 2453 : Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation

The goal is to develop an understanding of how switches are interconnected and configured to provide network access to LAN users. This course also teaches how to integrate wireless devices into a LAN. Topics include LAN design, basic switch concepts and configuration, VLAN concepts and configuration, VTP concepts and configuration, STP concepts and configuration, Inter-VLAN routing, and basic wireless concepts and configuration.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2455 : CISCO CCNA Security

Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Security course provides a next step to build upon the concepts and skills acquired in the four Cisco Networking Academy CCNA courses. It is for individuals who want to enhance their CCNA-level skill set and help meet the growing demand for network security professionals. It covers network security principles, tools, and configuration practices to enhance network security. Students will acquire the skills needed to design, implement, and support network security

Credits

4

CIST 2510 : Web Technologies

In Web Technologies, students will investigate one or more software packages that help automate Web content creation. Students will explore and utilize various features of software packages such as CSS, multimedia incorporation, scripting technologies, form creation, search functionality, advanced image techniques and database connectivity

Credits

3

CIST 2550 : Web Development II (DBASE Connect)

Web Development II teaches students how to manipulate data in a database using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) model. Students will learn to retrieve, update, and display database information with a web application. Database access may be accomplished using a web programming language (such as PHP, Microsoft VB, Microsoft C#, or Sun Java). Topics include manipulating data in a database, working with a relational database via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), working with different database systems, developing forms and applications to interact with a database server(s), modifying data in a database, and controls and validation

Credits

3

CIST 2601 : Implementing Operating System Security

This course will provide knowledge and the practical experience necessary to configure the most common server platforms. Lab exercises will provide students with experience of establishing operating systems security for the network environment

Credits

4

CIST 2602 : Network Security

This course provides knowledge and the practical experience necessary to evaluate, implement and manage secure information transferred over computer networks. Topics include network security, intrusion detection, types of attacks, methods of attacks, security devices, basics of cryptography and organizational security elements.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2611 : Network Defense and Countermeasures

Students will learn how to plan, design, install and configure firewalls that will allow key services while maintaining security. This will include protecting the Internal IP services, configuring a firewall for remote access and managing a firewall, and detecting and preventing network intrusions.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2613 : Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing

This course teaches students the skills needed to obtain entry-level security specialist jobs. It provides a hands-on introduction to ethical hacking, and penetration testing. It is for individuals who want to enhance their information security skill set and help meet the growing demand for security professionals. Topics include network and computer attacks, footprinting and social engineering, port scanning, enumeration, OS vulnerabilities, hacking web servers, hacking wireless networks, cryptography and network protection systems.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CIST 2742 : Beginning Python Programming

Provides a study of the Python programming language to solve applications. Topics include: basic coding rules, input/output operations, arithmetic operations, debugging techniques, lists and arrays, sorting, editing input, basic search techniques, game simulations, game design, and object-oriented programming (OOP)

Credits

4

CIST 2921 : It Analysis Design & Project Management

IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management will provides a review and application of systems life cycle development methodologies and project management. Topics include: Systems planning, systems analysis, systems design, systems implementation, evaluation, and project management

Credits

4

CIST 2991 : Cist Internship I (Capstone)

Provides the instructor and student a 3 credit hour opportunity to develop special learning environments. Instruction is delivered through occupational work experiences, practicums, advanced projects, industry sponsored workshops, seminars, or specialized and/or innovative learning arrangements. To attain additional internship credit hours, the student can take CIST2992 (4 credit hours) and/or CIST2993 (5 credit hours)

Credits

3