Information Technology Applied Systems

Information Technology and Applied Systems Courses

Course offerings vary from year to year. Check Generate a Timetable for available course offerings.

ITAS 155  (4)  Introduction to Computer Hardware

An opportunity to become familiar with a wide range of computer components including CPUs, motherboards, magnetic, optical, and solid-state storage, video cards and displays, multimedia devices, printers, network interfaces, and other peripherals. ITAS 155 was formerly called ITAS 155T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Information Technology and Applied Systems Diploma program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 164  (4)  Information Technology Project Management Essentials

An introduction to the skills, tools, techniques, and best practices involved in the field of project management, with an emphasis on the unique aspects of managing and implementing information technology project. Consistent with the standards set by the Project Management Institute, Inc., this course will contain a strong ethics component. (2:1:2)

ITAS 167  (4)  Applied Operating Systems

An applied exploration of the installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques applicable to modern client operating systems. Topics include researching hardware and software compatibility, operating system installation, hardware device configuration, network configuration, and operating system virtualization. ITAS 167 was formerly called ITAS 167T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Information Technology and Applied Systems Diploma program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 175  (4)  Network Infrastructure Fundamentals

An examination of in-depth information and experience involved with many aspects of network planning, design, implementation, analysis, and testing. Topics include networking models and the development and management of small business networks, and network virtualization. This course includes hands-on installation, configuration, and maintenance of network hardware with a focus on current best practices. ITAS 175 was formerly called ITAS 175T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Information Technology and Applied Systems Diploma program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 181  (4)  Applied Network Operating Systems

An applied exploration of the installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting techniques applicable to modern networked operating systems such as Linux. Topics include researching hardware and software compatibility, operating system installation and virtualization, hardware device configuration, peripheral connectivity and network, and network services configuration. ITAS 181 was formerly called ITAS 181T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Information Technology and Applied Systems Diploma program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 185  (4)  Introduction to Programming Concepts

An applied introduction to the concepts and methodologies used by professionals in the programming field to provide an overview of current programming practices. An exploration of case studies and projects involving a current object-oriented programming language along with select programming resources. Emphasizes the importance of sound design strategies in any programming project. ITAS 185 was formerly called ITAS 185T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Information Technology and Applied Systems Diploma program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 186  (4)  Internet Programming I

An applied introduction to web application development and best practices used by professionals in this field. Students will learn about the interaction between client and server side programs and basic database usage. Emphasizes the importance of sound testing and debugging strategies in any Internet programming project. ITAS 186 was formerly called ITAS 186T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Information Technology and Applied Systems Diploma program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 191  (4)  Web Authoring

An introduction to the basic principles of web design and content authoring. This course will introduce students to the current version of the HTML specification, as well as relevant design techniques, creating dynamic content, and basic principles of creating and manipulating digital images. ITAS 191 was formerly called ITAS 191T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Information Technology and Applied Systems Diploma program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 195T  (4)  Practicum

Gain direct experience in a workplace setting. Experience professional expectations and explore working situations commonly encountered by Information Technology professionals. Gain first hand knowledge in dealing with the constant state of change prevalent in the field. (0:0:0 —80 for 4 weeks)

Prerequisite: Min. "C+" in ITAS 155T, ITAS 164T, ITAS 167T, ITAS 175T, ITAS 181T, ITAS 185T, ITAS 186T, and ITAS 191T, or permission of the Department Chair.

ITAS 216  (3)  Hardware and Topologies

An introduction to hardware and topologies. Topics include network devices such as interface cards, repeaters, concentrators, hubs, bridges, routers, and gateways; network designs (topologies) such as bus, star, and some hybrids. ITAS 216 was formerly called ITAS 216T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:2)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program.

ITAS 218  (4)  Information Technology Security

This course introduces students to the essential concepts surrounding information technology security. Topics include operating system and network vulnerabilities, web application security, cryptography, password management and access control, as well as business-related topics such as disaster recovery and risk management. ITAS 218 was formerly called ITAS 218T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission of the Department Chair.

ITAS 233  (4)  Windows Server Management

This course will explore common server administration tasks including managing the server operating system, file and directory services, software distribution and updates, user permissions and access control, as well as profiling, monitoring and troubleshooting servers. This course includes an introduction to server virtualization technology. ITAS 233 was formerly called ITAS 233T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission of the Department Chair.

ITAS 255  (4)  Internet Programming II

An applied course that builds on first year programming courses. Allows students to work on small to medium sized projects within guidelines specified by faculty. Students will be introduced to one or more modern web development frameworks, as well as industry best practices such as unit testing and the use of version control software. ITAS 255 was formerly called ITAS 255T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission of the Department Chair.

ITAS 257  (4)  Linux Server Management I

An introduction to current technologies and best practices used in the design, implementation, and operation of Linux-based servers and services. Students will install and configure a range of network services such as Apache, DNS, Firewalls, email, and data backup. ITAS 257 was formerly called ITAS 257T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission of the Department Chair.

ITAS 258T  (3)  Independent Project I

For those interested in a one-term independent project directed by a member of the department. Project plans (including feasibility study, learning outcomes, research plans, and applied deliverables) must be approved by the seminar leader and the department Coordinator prior to registration. (0:1:4 for 12 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ITAS 274  (4)  Internet Programming III

An applied course that builds on the first three programming courses by extending students knowledge and experience into the area of Internet programming. This course will combine concepts previously covered in the ITAS program as well as up and coming technologies, such as cloud computing and mobile phone development. ITAS 274 was formerly called ITAS 274T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 275T  (3)  Independent Project II

For those interested in continuing the work done in ITAS 258T. Complete a one-term independent project directed by a member of the department. Project plans (including feasibility study, learning outcomes, research plans, and applied deliverables) must be approved by the seminar leader, or the Coordinator of the department prior to registration. (0:1:4 for 12 weeks)

Prerequisite: Admission to program.

ITAS 278  (4)  Linux Server Management II

A continuation of ITAS 257, students will investigate current technologies and best practices used in the design, implementation, and operation of Linux-based servers and services, including advanced technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing. ITAS 278 was formerly called ITAS 278T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission from the Department Chair.

ITAS 280  (4)  Advanced Wide Area Technologies

An examination of advanced wide area networking technologies including collaborative applications and telephony. An opportunity to gain and demonstrate proficiency in the aspects of planning, configuration, and maintenance of networking hardware & software; and the ability to intelligently apply core IT knowledge to meet the complex requirements of a business or organization. ITAS 280 was formerly called ITAS 280T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission of the Department Chair.

ITAS 288  (4)  Database Administration and Design

An applied introduction to the design, implementation and administration of database systems. Topics include data modeling and normalization, joins, transactions, locking, distributed database issues, SQL programming, and database server administration. ITAS 288 was formerly called ITAS 288T; credit will not be granted for both courses. (2:0:3)

Prerequisite: Second-year standing in the ITAS program or permission from the Department Chair.

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