Introduces strategies and best practices for analyzing a target market, designing an online business, and implementing an e-Commerce solution. Discusses online marketing, branding, usability, search engine optimization, personalization, rapid development, theming, and security. Requires implementation of an online small business individually or with a group. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Explores the fundamental concepts of information technology and the role played by enterprise systems in business and organizational strategy. Introduces types of systems, computer organization and hardware, operating systems and networking, project planning, software development, computer ethics, and career paths for enterprise developers and IT professionals. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Presents concepts of modern computer programming. Emphasizes problem-solving, algorithm development, and programming desgin. Stresses constructs, data representation, fundamental types and data structures, decision structures, repetition structures, methods, arrays, classes, and objects. Includes testing, debugging, and documentation. Introduces object-oriented, event-driven programming models. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
For Technology Management and Construction Management students. Provides opportunities for students to gain proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access) to enhance their business productivity and problem-solving skills. Teaches students to apply information technologies to problem situations. Meets computer proficiency requirement for Technology Management degree. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces object-oriented design and programming methodologies. Teaches students to use inheritance, polymorphism, and encapsulation. Provides students with knowledge to abstract functionality by using interfaces. Covers collection classes, generics, exception handling, file handling, and more advanced topics such as accessing databases via LINQ, socket/network programming, and multi-threading. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces concepts and use of database management systems. Presents the relational model, Structured Query Language, database design including normalization theory, and application development tools using an enterprise-level relational database management system. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Focuses on the design and construction of Web pages and maintenance of Web sites. Includes foundations in standards-based HTML and CSS. Covers code markup, design concepts and web graphics manipulation, page layout, form development, and usability and accessibility issues. Teaches use of Web authoring tools for code development and site management. Requires individual projects. May be delivered hybrid and/or online. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Provides opportunities to apply classroom theory on the job. Requires work as paid employees in a job that relates to their careers while enrolled at the College. Students meet at least monthly with the Departmental Internship Coordinator. Completers meet individually set goals. Six credits may be applied toward graduation with an AAS degree and three credits toward certificate programs. May be graded credit/no credit.
Offers independent study as directed in reading in individual projects. Approval for this course is at the discretion of the department chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits toward graduation. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces the field of information systems and technology. Teaches the general business manager how to use and manage the most current information technologies (IT). Studies the Internet, Intranets, and Extranets for electronic commerce and enterprise collaboration. Examines business cases demonstrating IT contributions to competitive advantage, reengineering business processes, and decision making. May be delivered online.Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Intended for people who will be working with data analysts and data scientists, managing analytics projects, or investing in analytics ventures, and aspiring data scientists. Provides opportunities for students to gain skills in data-analytic thinking required to succeed in today's analytical and data-driven economy. Introduces the basics of data management and data analytics. Covers core analytic techniques: data exploration and visualization, pattern discovery (segmentation and association), predictive modeling (decision tree, logistic regression, neural network), and forecasting. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Covers advanced database development topics and introduces a data warehouse model designed especially to support analytics and reporting needs. Database development topics covered include transaction management, performance optimization, data loading, and the development of stored procedures, triggers, and functions. Presents the data warehouse model in contrast to existing operational transaction systems. Analyzes business reporting needs, creates models for data warehouses based on the reporting needs, and uses SQL to create and populate tables based on dimensional models. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Utilizes open-source technologies to produce interactive Web applications. Provides experience using a powerful, object-oriented scripting language, PHP, combined with an open-source relational database, mySQL, to develop skills needed to effectively administer, develop and secure Internet applications. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Studies the use of content management systems (CMS) to allow web publishers to instantly and dynamically update web pages and properties as new content becomes available so that every visit to a site is engaging, informative, and meaningful. Explores the use of the some of most popular web-based content management systems (such as WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal) to create dynamic and flexible websites and landing pages. Explores the fundamentals of planning dynamic websites, CMS database management, developing CSS-controlled site templates, and creating database-driven websites through the planning and creation of their own topic-based sites. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces the systems development life cycle with a focus on systematic planning; requirements, process, and data analysis; and an overview of the design phase. Covers fundamental principles, effective processes, and techniques of project management, including scheduling and project control. Covers appropriate methodologies, tools, diagrams, and techniques for systems analysis, design, and project management. Requires working in teams to complete and present the first planning and analysis phases of a project for a client. Should be taken in the end of the junior year or first semester of the senior year. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces the concepts, practices and ethics of health informatics. Includes a survey of current health care information systems, such as electronic health records, practice management systems, patient portals, consumer health informatics, disease registries, e-prescribing, telemedicine, and public health informatics. Surveys health care information exchange and related standards and classification systems used to implement interoperable computer-based patient records. Examines privacy and security measures, such as HIPAA, HITECH Act, and Meaningful Use and how they are related to data security, privacy and public perception. $35 course fee for computers applies.
Provides pragmatic coverage of the topics and resources relevant to health informatics. Exposes students to real-world examples and skills related to the acquisition, representation, management, analysis, and use of different types of HIS data. Emphasizes issues such as standardization, security, and handling unstructured data. Includes assignments, a course project, and hands-on experience in applying informatics solutions in health care settings. May be delivered hybrid. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Examines professional and ethical issues within the information systems and information technology fields with a global perspective. Covers ethical and legal issues IT professionals face dealing with computer and cybercrimes, privacy issues, freedom of expression, intellectual property, software development including risk analysis, and social networking. Includes career professional development through resumes, cover letters, and job interviews specific to information systems and technology. Focuses on global networked readiness, digital highways, and challenges that information technology organizations face. May be delivered hybrid. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Focuses on extracting business intelligence from data sets for various applications including reporting and visual analytics in multiple domains including web analytics and business analytics to aid decision-making processes. Provides hands-on experience with a variety of business intelligence software for reporting and building visualizations and dashboards. Emphasizes how to extract, present and apply business intelligence to improve business decision making. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Capstone course extends the concepts of analytics to the analysis of large data-sets, and preparation of analysis reports and presentations describing implications of findings. Uses modern tools such as SAS and R for advanced analytics and Hadoop for big data. Covers the theory and methods of advanced data analytics such as clustering, association, decision trees, time series, and text analysis. Hands-on application using a big data lifecyle lab. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces students to the concept of data analytics as applied to cyber security. Includes collection, aggregation, data mining, and analysis of various data sources. Utilizes data analytics tools that correlate data in order to identify security events that may go undiscovered by traditional detection and log analysis methods. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces students to the database administration tasks and tools of a Relational Database Management System (DBMS). Includes the core areas of installation and configuration, maintaining instances and databases, optimizing and troubleshooting, managing data, implementing security, and implementing high availability. Also, introduces NoSQL database solutions and their administration and configuration. Hands-on assignments provide students with opportunities to apply the knowledge gained in the course to a popular commercial database management system. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Utilizing theory, scenarios, and step-by-step examples, this course provides a strong foundation in database security and auditing. Covers the following topics in depth: the importance of database security in contemporary business environments; Security; Profiles; Password policies, privileges and roles; Virtual Private Databases; Auditing; SQL injection; Database management security issues. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces students to the design and development of native mobile device applications. Covers mobile interface design and development using the navigation controls specific to a popular mobile development platform. Incorporates into mobile apps various device capabilities such as the accelerometer, the device's GPS, the built-in mapping capabilities, the photo library, the device's contacts app, the image displaying capabilities, and the device's music player. Introduces apps that store and retrieve data from popular cloud data stores. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Develops skills of experienced PHP Programmers by introducing advanced techniques, tools, and methodologies that can be used to build complex, scaleable, PHP applications. Covers the Object Oriented components of PHP. Covers how programmers can leverage common design patterns to build loosely coupled objects and further extend the flexibility of their applications. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Examines web application vulnerabilities and remediation techniques. Explores various tools and techniques for mapping web applications and assessing their vulnerabilities. Includes authentication management, session management, cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and web server configuration. Emphasizes practical skills developed through extensive hands-on exercises. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Continuation of INFO 3430. Focuses on the design and implementation of an information system using an agile, iterative development approach. Utilizes self-organizing teams that will deliver working software with ongoing customer collaboration. Introduces use of a source control system to manage code base, an agile project management tool, and encourages continuous integration practices. Requires that students work in teams to complete and present a working system of a project for a client. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Introduces students to Enterprise Computing Environments. Focuses particularly on the configuration and information processing capabilities of ecommerce systems and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Requires students to install, configure, and customize the Magento ecommerce system, and to manage master data. Introduces both Microsoft Dynamics and the SAP ERP system. Uses SAP and Dynamics to demonstrate how enterprise software supports business processes such as order processing, materials requirements management, shipping, invoicing, and purchasing. Requires students to configure a fictional business using the SAP ERP system. May be delivered hybrid. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Involves the implementation of a significant information system or information technology project. Requires students to work in teams to design and develop a working information system or information technology solution for a community client. Culminates in a presentation of the completed project by project developers to project stakeholders, interested faculty, and administration. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Provides exposure to emerging technologies and topics of current interest in information systems. Varies each semester depending upon the changes in the information systems discipline or to address a focused area within the information systems discipline. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits toward graduation. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Overviews business practices related to health care information systems. Augments the study of the science of health information with an exposure to the practices whereby health care organizations set goals and objectives, design and implement IT solutions, manage the IT function and organization, and develop technology capital and operating budgets. Presents current best practices of the business of health informatics, drawn from industry journals and business analysis consultants. Covers the management aspects of the legal and ethical issues related to HIS including applying laws related to confidentiality and data security. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
For Information Systems bachelor's degree students. Provides opportunities to apply classroom theory while students work as employees in a job that relates to their careers. Meet periodically with a Departmental Internship Coordinator. Credit is determined by the number of hours a student works during the semester and completion of individually set goals that relate to the student's selected emphasis. Prior written department chair approval is required to apply more than three credits toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems. May be graded credit/no credit.
Provides the opportunity to conduct research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Practices the theoretical knowledge gained in prior major courses. Creates a significant intellectual or creative product that is characteristic of the Information Systems discipline and worthy of communication to a broader audience. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.
For bachelor's degree students and other interested persons. Offers independent study as directed in reading, in individual projects, at the discretion and approval of the department chairperson. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits toward graduation. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.
Examines Web application vulnerabilities and remediation techniques. Explores various tools and techniques used to perform Web application assessments. Includes cross-site scripting, SQL injection, session management, and Web server configuration. Emphasizes practical skills developed through extensive hands-on exercises.