University Bulletin 2018-2019

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Information Technology (BS)

Information Technology (BS) Course Title   Credit Hours
Information Technology Core Courses - Forty-four (44) credit hours, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course, are required as follows:   44
CA 275 Small Group Discussion 3 hrs  
EH 372 OR EH 373          Technical Writing (W) OR Writing in the Professions (W) 3 hrs  
CIS 115 Beginning Programming 4 hrs  
ITE 271 Information Technology in Organizations 3 hrs  
ITE 272 System Architecture 3 hrs  
ITE 285 Intermediate Programming 3 hrs  
CIS 300 Information Technology in Society 1 hr  
CIS 321 Data Communications and Networking 3 hrs  
CIS 324 Database Design, Development, & Management 3 hrs  
ITE 370 Advanced Application Development 3 hrs  
ITE 474 Human Computer Interface 3 hrs  
ITE 475 IT Project Management 3 hrs  
ITE 480 Needs Assessment and Technology Evaluation (W) 3 hrs  
ITE 485 Senior Demonstration Project 3 hrs  
CIS 497 Senior Project (W) 3 hrs  
CIS 498 Senior Seminar 0 hrs  
Information Technology Electives - Twenty-one (21) credit hours, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course, are required. Students complete one of the following Focus Tracks consisting of twelve (12) hours of specified courses and nine (9) hours of approved Information Technology support electives:   21
Web Publishing  
ITE 375 Publishing for the World Wide Web 3 hrs  
ITE 380 Multimedia Production 3 hrs  
ITE 453 Web Site Management 3 hrs  
ITE 482 Advanced Web Development 3 hrs  
Networking      
ITE 382 Network Administration 3 hrs  
ITE 384 Network Infrastructure Systems 3 hrs  
ITE 476 Network Security Management 3 hrs  
ITE 484 Advanced Network Management 3 hrs  
Digital Forensics      
ITE 372 Advanced Operating Systems 3 hrs  
ITE 373 File Systems for Digital Forensics 3 hrs  
ITE 473 Digital Forensics Analysis 3 hrs  
CJ 205 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 hrs  
Information Technology Support Electives - Nine (9) credit hours, with a minimum grade of "C" in each course, are required. Support electives are designed to further refine and develop a set of focused skills. Support electives require approval of advisor/coordinator.
Department of Information Systems and Technology Staff 
Professor, Information Systems Coordinator, and Department Chair Dr. Jeffrey P. Landry
Associate Professor, Health Informatics Program Coordinator Dr. Matt Campbell
Senior Instructor, Information Technology Degree Program Coordinator Mrs. Angela M. Clark

Department of Information Systems and Technology web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/soc/cist

Information Systems

Computer-based information systems have become a critical part of products, services, and management of organizations. The Information Systems discipline centers on the development of systems that will improve the performance of people in organizations. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis, and decision making at all levels of management. Information Systems professionals must analyze the evolving role of information and organizational processes. Their work includes the design, implementation and maintenance of the information systems that form the backbone of today's global economy. Information Systems professionals distinguish themselves by integrating technology into business. Information Systems graduates pursue professional careers as application developers, database analysts, business analysts and into managerial positions. The combination of business, technical, and interpersonal skills are what recruiters demand of Information Systems professionals.

Health Informatics

Technology is revolutionizing the way that healthcare is delivered both in the United States and around the world. The Health Informatics discipline focuses on improving patient care and outcomes through the use of information systems. Health Informaticists accomplish this in three main ways: supporting the healthcare provider, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare organization, and empowering the patient to be more involved in their own care. Health Informatics graduates pursue professional careers with hospitals, large clinics, healthcare software vendors, and various state and federal agencies. The combination of healthcare, technical, and interpersonal skills allow HI graduates to enter these organization and be productive immediately without the additional training that other traditional technologists may require. Health Informatics is a rapidly growing field that provides graduates who save lives and impact society through the use of technology. 

Information Technology

Information technology professionals utilize state-of-the-art, computer-based tools to deliver today’s rapidly evolving computing technology to knowledge workers in widely diverse situations. The information technologist must be prepared to work in the complex network and World-Wide-Web environments to meet the needs of the end users in today’s organizations. These tasks require bringing solutions together using the different technologies developed by the computer engineers, computer scientists, and information scientists.