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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ITE)

 

All prerequisites must be passed with a minimum grade of “C”.
 
ITE 190 Information Technology Special Topics
1 cr
Selected topics in information technology. Prerequisite: Permission of the ITE Coordinator.
 
ITE 271 Introduction to Information Technology I
3 cr
This course introduces students to the first group of topics in the Information Technology specialization. Topics to be covered are data storage and retrieval, fundamentals of database usage, basics of data communication, networking fundamentals, Internet for information deployment and communication, data warehouse, data mining, intranets, and telecommuting. Not to be taken concurrent with ITE 272. Prerequisite: CIS 120.
 
ITE 272 Introduction to Information Technology II
3 cr
This course introduces students to the second group of topics and tools in the Information Technology specialization. Topics to be covered include: needs analysis, technology evaluation, technology management, problem solving and solution design, and advanced data concepts. Tools include: graphics development tools, image editing tools, presentation systems, desktop publishing, and multimedia. Not to be taken concurrent with ITE 271. Prerequisite: CIS 120.
 
ITE 285 Scripting and Windows Programming
3 cr
Introduces the fundamentals of windows, event-driven programming using a ”visual” computer language. Topics include: event-driven design, interactive programming, use of windows objects, file input and output operations, and using existing Windows DLL and DDE components. Programming projects are required. Prerequisite: CIS 120.
 
ITE 370 Advanced Application Development
3 cr
This course explores advanced topics invisual applications development. Emphasis is placed upon developing increased program functionality and connectivity with local and remote databases. Other topics: using SQL to construct queries, integrating programming components and libraries, and application development and testing methodologies. Programming projects are required. Prerequisite: CIS 324.
 
ITE 375 Publishing for the World Wide Web
3 cr
Presents an opportunity for students to use high-level development tools to produce documents for the World Wide Web. Students will consider the following: design and delivery issues of Web pages, multimedia Web publishing, creating interactive Web pages, creating and supporting database enabled Web applications using Java, CGI, Perl, or other current languages. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing and CIS 321.
 
ITE 380 Multimedia Production
3 cr
This course covers the models and tools of multimedia development and production. Development models include: message analysis, audience analysis, and media formats. Technical issues include: data formats, data interoperability, and hardware concepts. From a practical perspective, students will develop a multimedia project. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing.
 
ITE 382 Network Administration
3 cr
This course examines the network and database administrator functions in an organization. Students study the functions required of an administrator to facilitate the use of the environment while securing the resources. Various methods and software products will demonstrate the areas of access and security. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing and CIS 321.
 
ITE 453 web site Management
3 cr
This course addresses the design, establishment, and implementation of a World Wide web site. Issues addressed are: definition of the site, establishment of a physical site, choice of a Web server, determination of software requirements, implementation details, security, management, and monitoring of the site. Prerequisite: ITE 375.
 
ITE 472 Advanced Data Management
3 cr
This course extends previous material presented in the earlier database courses. The focus here is on the management of data and the technologies which specifically targets mass data storage with a view to on-line and
after-the-fact examination of data to acquire new insights. The major topics include: data warehouse planning, data warehouse models, and supporting software, data mining concepts and tools, creation of data mining models for the tools and matching the tool to the task. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing.
 
ITE 474 Human Computer Interface
3 cr
Students will study the concepts of human-computer interaction and interface design. Topics include: detailed human-computer interaction concepts, modern graphical user interface (GUI) design conventions, interface design models, and interface usability testing. Students will use rapid-prototyping tools to develop and test a typical user interface. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing and ITE 370.
 
ITE 475 Information Technology Project Management
3 cr
This course examines the principles and techniques of project management from an information technology perspective. Topics included are: project planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and project management software tools. There is a specific focus on management of software projects, integrating the principles of information systems/needs analysis, software engineering, risk management, and change management. Both the technical and behavioral aspects of project management are covered. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing.
 
ITE 480 Needs Assessment and Technology
3 cr
Evaluation (W)
This course presents methodologies for assessing technological needs in support of organizational information requirements. Students learn the next logical step is a formal means of evaluating a given technology. Major topics of the course are specifying organizational needs, identifying potential technologies, evaluating potential benefits, and assessing the organization’s ability to utilize the technology. Students will examine planning for technological change and strategic implementation of the change. Prerequisite: Professional Component Standing.
 
ITE 482 ITE E-Commerce Systems
3 cr
This course examines the tools and techniques of electronic commerce on the World Wide Web. Interaction with the user and the enterprise is examined from the perspectives of: security, data integrity, and performance. Students will be required to complete a project that simulates Web-based e-commerce. Programming skills are required. Prerequisite: ITE 453.
 
ITE 485 ITE Senior Demonstration Project
3 cr
A senior capstone project that utilizes teams working from problem requirements and specifications to produce a solution using suitable supporting technology. Students will analyze, plan and implement a project. Prerequisite: Senior Standing and CIS 497.
 
ITE 490 Information Technology Special Topics
3 cr
Advanced selected topics in information technology. Prerequisite: Permission of the ITE Coordinator.
 

 


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