Information Tech Sys (ITS)
How to Read Course Descriptions
The bolded first line begins with a capitalized abbreviation that designates the subject area followed by the course number and title. The number of credits earned by taking the courses is also displayed.
The course description is a brief summary of the purpose of the course and the topics covered. Any requisite courses are listed and could include the following:
- Courses showing the abbreviation “COREQ” require simultaneous registration with each course named as a corequisite.
- The abbreviation “PRE-or-COREQ” means that each course named may have been taken prior to or may be taken concurrently with the course for which it is required.
- Courses showing the abbreviation “PREREQ” require the courses named as prerequisites to have been taken previously.
If the course can be applied towards a General Education Objective, the applicable Objective is listed.
To assist with your academic planning, courses in the Undergraduate Catalog are designated according to the semester they are usually offered. Unanticipated faculty vacancies and academic program changes may affect future course scheduling. Therefore, students should always contact the academic department to verify future course offerings, especially when specific courses are needed for graduation.
The following letters which appear after the course descriptions indicate the anticipated course scheduling:
F = Fall Semester, every year
S = Spring Semester, every year
Se = Sequential; a series of courses is presented until all have been taught.
Su = Summer Semester, every year
EF, ES, ESu = Even-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
OF, OS, OSu = Odd-numbered years, Fall, Spring, or Summer Semester
D = Students should contact the Department to ask when this course will be offered.
R1 = Course is rotated every year, either Fall or Spring
R2 = Course is rotated every two years, either Fall or Spring
R3 = Course is rotated every three years, either Fall or Spring
ITS 0100 Computer Essentials: 4 semester hours.
This course provides students with the knowledge of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Students who complete this course will be able to explain the internal components of a computer, describe how to assemble a computer system and install an operating system. Students working through hands-on activities will gain skills in computer assembly, configuration, and maintenance. F, S
ITS 0110 Cisco Certified Network Associate 1: 4 semester hours.
Introduction to the OSI reference model, network addressing, sub-netting, TCIP/IP network-layer protocols, LAN media and topology, and networking devices. F, S
ITS 0120 Introduction to Unix: 3 semester hours.
Introduction to UNIX operating system and graphical user interfaces. Includes an overview of the Sun Solaris and Linux versions of the UNIX operating system. Lecture/laboratory. F, S
ITS 0135 Introduction to Operating Systems: 3 semester hours.
Survey of current operating systems. Students will be introduced to common Microsoft operating systems used in servers and desktop computing in the Information Technology industry. F, S
ITS 0150 Networking I: 4 semester hours.
Introduction to theory and troubleshooting methods for network systems to include IP routing protocols, EIGRP, OSPF, OSI model, VLANS, switching technologies, and safety procedures. PREREQ: ITS 0110. F, S
ITS 0175 Desktop Operating Systems: 3 semester hours.
ITS 0180 Network Operating Systems: 3 semester hours.
Study of multi-user, multi-tasking networking operating systems. Characteristics of current industry operating systems software. Topics include installation procedures, security issues, back up procedures and remote access. Lecture/Laboratory. PREREQ: ITS 0120 and ITS 0135. F, S
ITS 0200 Data Cabling: 7 semester hours.
Physical aspects of computer network cable installation. Provides an understanding of industry standards and trends, routing and pulling cable, and cable testing. Lab-oriented course that stresses documentation, design, installation issues, and safety. Lecture/laboratory. PREREQ: ITS 0110. Su
ITS 0210 Workplace Relations Practicum: 2 semester hours.
Students perform service work for industry partners on a supervised basis. PREREQ: TGE 1150. Su
ITS 0215 Networking II: 3 semester hours.
Advanced study of theory and troubleshooting methods for network systems to include IP routing protocols, advanced EIGRP concepts, OSPF multi-area, OSI model, switching technologies such as EtherChannel and HSRP, and safety procedures. PREREQ: ITS 0150. F, S
ITS 0220 Networking III: 3 semester hours.
Wide Area Network technologies such as Point-to-Point Protocol, frame relay, and other emerging technologies. Lecture/Laboratory. PREREQ: ITS 0215. F, S
ITS 0230 Wireless Technologies: 3 semester hours.
Design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of wireless networks. Comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design best practices with emphasis on hands-on skills. Lecture/Laboratory. PREREQ: ITS 0215. F, S
ITS 0240 Securing the LAN: 4 semester hours.
Design and implement security solutions for LANs that will reduce the risk of revenue loss and vulnerability, via hands-on and instructor-led experience and e-learning. Lecture/Laboratory. PREREQ: ITS 0150. F, S
ITS 0250 Computer Forensics: 3 semester hours.
Use forensic software and techniques in recovering data, conducting data mining, and decrypting. Includes safe handling and preservation of original media, and finding hidden data. D
ITS 0290 Internship: 1-8 semester hours.
On-the-job experience in the information technology field. PREREQ: Pertinent course preparation and permission of program coordinator. F, S, Su
ITS 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D
ITS 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.
Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D
ITS 0299 Experimental Course: 1-6 semester hours.
This is an experimental course. The course title and number of credits are announced in the class schedule by the scheduling department. Experimental courses may be offered no more than three times with the same title and content.