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INFO-Information Systems and Technology
INFO 1000
E-Commerce Techniques for Small Business
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
Basic Computer Proficiency or IM 1010 strongly recommended

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.

INFO 1120
Information Systems and Technology Fundamentals
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
IM 1010 recommended

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.

INFO 1200
Computer Programming I for IS IT
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
MAT 1010 or higher; INFO 1120 recommended

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.

INFO 2100
Computer Proficiency for Technology Professionals
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
(ENGL 1010 or higher) and (MAT 1030 or higher)

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. Canvas Course Mats $88/Pearson applies.

INFO 2200
Computer Programming II for IS IT
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 1200 or CS 1400 with a grade of C- or better within the past seven years) and MATH 1050 or higher, or Departmental Approval

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.

INFO 2410
Database Fundamentals
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 1120 recommended) or (IM 2010 recommended)

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.

INFO 2420
Web Application Design
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
INFO 1120 recommended or IM 1010 recommended

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.

INFO 281R
Internship
1 to 8:0:5 to 40
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Department Approval

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.

INFO 297R
Independent Study
1 to 3:0:3 to 9
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Department Approval

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.

INFO 3120
Management Information Systems
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
[(MKTG 2200 or ENGL 2010 or ENGL 2020) and (Computer Proficiency or INFO 1120 or IM 2010 or IM 2600 with a grade of C- or better within the past five years) or departmental approval] and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 3130
Introduction to Applied Data Analytics
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Basic statistics course (MGMT 2340 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or STAT 2040 or STAT 2050 or BESC 3010), and basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, or Departmental Approval and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 3410
Database Systems and Warehousing
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 2410 or CS 3520 with a grade of C- or higher within the past seven years) and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 3420
Web Systems Development
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
[(INFO 1200 or IT 1200 or CS 1400) and (INFO 2410 or CS 3520) both with a grade of C- or higher within the past seven years] and University Advanced Standing; INFO 2420 recommended

Introduces students to web application development using modern frameworks for web site architecture as well as data integration technologies. Covers server-side architectural design patterns in depth. Introduces Object Relational Mapping (ORM) for database integration as well as how to secure a website from common attacks. Introduces JavaScript and JavaScript libraries to implement user interface enhancements as well as perform AJAX calls. Introduces a web services API, unit testing principles, and implementation of end points. Introduces Single Page Application (SPA) design principles and best practices in common client-side frameworks. Lab access fee of $35 for computers applies.

INFO 3422
PHP Web Application Development
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 1200 or DGM 2760 or CS 2550) and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 3426
Web Content Management Systems Site Development
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
INFO 1200 and INFO 2410 and University Advanced Standingg

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.

INFO 3430
Systems Analysis and Design
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
[INFO 2410 and (INFO 2420 or IT 2700)] or [IM 2600 and IM 2800] each with a grade of C- or higher within the past seven years] and (MKTG 2200 or ENGL 2310) and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 3700
Health Informatics Fundamentals
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
INFO 2410 or ZOOL 1090 or HLTH 1300

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.

INFO 3750
Healthcare Information Systems Applications
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
[(INFO 1200 or IT 1200 or CS 1400) and (INFO 2410 or CS 3520) both with a grade of C- or higher within the past seven years] and University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
INFO 3700

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.

INFO 405G
Global Ethical and Professional Perspectives in IS and IT
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
INFO 3430

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.

INFO 4120
Business Intelligence Systems
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 3120 or INFO 3130) and University Advanced Standing; INFO 2410 recommended

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.

INFO 4130
Advanced Business Intelligence Systems
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(STAT 2050 or MGMT 2340), INFO 3130, and University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
INFO 4120

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.

INFO 4135
Data Security Analytics
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
IT 2700 and INFO 2410 and University Advanced Standing; (INFO 3130 and INFO 3410 recommended)

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.

INFO 4410
Database Administration
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 2410 or CS 3520 within the past five years) and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 4415
Database Security and Auditing
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 3410 or IT 3700) and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 4420
Mobile Business Application Development
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
(INFO 1200 or CS 1400) and (INFO 2410 or CS 3520) and University Advanced Standing; (INFO 2200 recommended or CS 1410 recommended)

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.

INFO 4422
Advanced PHP Web Application Development
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
INFO 3422 and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 4425
Web Application Security
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
IT 2700 and University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
INFO 3420

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.

INFO 4430
Systems Design and Implementation
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
INFO 3430 and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 4440
Enterprise Computing Environments
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
(ACC 2020 or INFO 3120 or TECH 4420) and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 4550
Senior Project
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
INFO 3430 and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 459R
Current Topics in Information Systems
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
(Junior Standing or Department Approval) and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 4700
Healthcare Information Systems Management
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 481R
Internship
1 to 8:0:5 to 40
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
INFO 3410, INFO 3420, INFO 3430, Department Approval, and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 489R
Undergraduate Research in Information Systems
1 to 4:0:5 to 20
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Department approval and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 497R
Independent Study
1 to 3:0:3 to 9
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Department chair approval and University Advanced Standing

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.

INFO 6420
Web and Mobile Application Security
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into Graduate Certificate or Master of Science in Cybersecurity or Departmental Approvall
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
IT 6300

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.