School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Information Systems Administration (Online Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

BU121 Introduction to Business In a Global Society | 4 credit hours

This foundational course presents an overview of the functions of business in a contemporary global, information and technical environment.

BU131 Business and Information Systems | 4 credit hours

This course integrates fundamentals of information systems and technology with aspects of business operation and management. The importance of information systems and its relationship to business operations from an end-user perspective is also addressed in this course. Prerequisite: TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers or TB145 Introduction to Computing or TB150 Computing and Productivity Software

BU232 Business and Database Applications | 4 credit hours

This course presents concepts and principles of database development and administration in relation to business applications. Focus is on data mining and analysis for business operations, and database development processes and administration. Prerequisite: BU131 Business and Information Systems

GE117 Composition I | A 4 credit hour Composition course

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE127 College Mathematics I | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE192 College Mathematics II | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

GE217 Composition II | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

GE273 Microeconomics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces the economic way of thinking as it provides the basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms, and government and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: GE117 Composition I or equivalent, GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

GE347 Group Dynamics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

In this course, students examine elements of successful teams and small decision-making groups. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process techniques. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

IT180 Logic and Computer Programming | 4 credit hours

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of logical functions and the process of programming. Topics include simple data types, control structures, an introduction to array and string data structures, algorithms, and debugging techniques. The course emphasizes good programming principles and developing fundamental programming skills in the context of any given language. Prerequisite: TB145 Introduction to Computing

IT181 OS Platforms and Computer Technologies | 4 credit hours

This course offers an overview of operating system platforms, hardware architectures and models, and the essentials of software applications and computer-based systems. Prerequisite: TB145 Introduction to Computing

IT182 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies | 4 credit hours

This course offers a survey of networking technologies and the use of networks in an end-user computing environment. Major concepts such as OSI and TCP/IP models, network media specifications and functions, LAN/WAN protocols, topologies, and network infrastructures and capabilities will be discussed. Prerequisite: IT181 OS Platforms and Computer Technologies

IT183 Information Security Fundamentals | 4 credit hours

This course offers an overview of security elements, concepts, and information security goals with a focus on availability, integrity and confidentiality concepts and their implementation in information security systems. Prerequisite: IT182 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

IT280 Networking and Telecommunications | 4 credit hours

This course covers basic knowledge of telecommunications infrastructure and topics related to the design and implementation of computer networks. Emphasis is placed on telecommunications components and technologies related to computer networking services and applications. Prerequisite: IT182 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

IT281 MS Operating Systems I | 4 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to the current Microsoft Operating System. Students will learn how to install, configure, administer and manage a Microsoft platform. Additionally, customization, command line, system configuration and troubleshooting topics in a windows environment will be discussed. Prerequisite: IT181 OS Platforms and Computer Technologies

IT282 MS Operating Systems II | 4 credit hours

This course covers the current Microsoft network operating system in a client-server environment. Topics covered include intermediate and advanced features of the Windows networking server, with special attention given to the Registry S/U grade option and managing and maintaining a server environment. Prerequisite: IT281 MS Operating Systems I

IT283 Linux Networking Operating Systems | 4 credit hours

This course covers the principals of Linux as a network operating system and its basic hardware requirements and configurations. Linux installations, use of Linux services, configuration, administration and hardware interactions are discussed. Prerequisite: IT181 OS Platforms and Computer Technologies

IT284 MS Network Systems Administration | 4 credit hours

This course covers the design, planning and administration of a Microsoft network environment with emphasis on the implementation of Active Directory infrastructure. Network systems administration and management using network performance monitoring and analytical tools will also be discussed. Prerequisite: IT282 MS Operating Systems II

IT380 Linux Network Systems Administration | 4 credit hours

This course introduces students to the administration and management of a Linux network environment. The course also covers the features and benefits of a Linux based infrastructure including Linux servers' configuration, security and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: IT283 Linux Networking Operating Systems

IT381 Network Systems Capstone Project | 4 credit hours

In this course, the student and the instructor agree upon a comprehensive Network Systems project that includes the design, planning and implementation of a multiple platform network environment using both a Linux and a Microsoft infrastructure. The student will utilize standard project lifecycle milestones such as requirements gathering, analysis, needs assessment, planning, designing, testing, implementation, documentation and completion. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 80 credits earned in the program of study including IT283 Linux Networking Operating Systems or equivalent and IT284 MS Network Systems Administration or equivalent

TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment | 4 credit hours

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society and including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software | 4 credit hours

The course covers the fundamentals of productivity software. Emphasis is placed on word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and presentations as well as integration of productivity software.

TB145 Introduction to Computing | 4 credit hours

The course offers an overview of the computing field and computer technology trends with emphasis on terminology and concepts related to PC hardware and software components and their functions from a hands-on approach. Entry-level hands-on skills as well as theory in handling PC hardware will be taught.

TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development | 4 credit hours

Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course

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