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Computer Information Technology

Course No. Course Title Credits
CIT 160 Computer Hardware and Operating Systems 4
The focus of this course includes, but is not limited to the essential skills needed to assemble, configure, repair, upgrade, optimize and perform preventative maintenance on personal computer hardware and operating systems. This course also covers topics such as safety and environmental issues, as well as communication and professionalism. Knowledge and hands-on experience gained in this course will help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Essentials and Practical Application certification examinations.
CIT 163 Network Architectures, Principles, and Protocols 4
The focus of this course includes, but is not limited to a vendor-neutral view of the knowledge and hands-on practice necessary to design, install and support the modern networking systems. This course builds the student’s knowledge of network media, topologies, protocols and standards, as well as network implementation methods and support skills. This course also covers topics such as safety, environmental issues and professionalism. Knowledge and hands-on experience gained in this course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Network + and CompTIA A+ Essentials.
CIT 164 TCP/IP Network Design Configuration and Maintenance 4
The focus of this course includes basic and advanced concepts of network and computer addressing with TCP/IP, both v4 and v6. This course provides the foundational information needed for network design, management, maintenance and support. Students will learn to install, configure and support TCP/IP on both Microsoft and Linux based networks, as well as install and support TCP/IP applications and services. Knowledge and hands-on experience gained in this course will help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Essentials and Practical Application certification examinations, as well as many Cisco certification examinations.
CIT 166 Linux Networking Service and Support 4
The focus of this course includes the exploration of tools, techniques, procedures and utilities necessary to design, implement and support a Linux-based Local Area Network. The coursework includes comprehensive details of potential areas of network and system configuration, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, debugging and writing shell scripts for the purpose of performance monitoring and troubleshooting in a Linux environment will be covered in depth. Knowledge and hands-on experience gained in this course will help prepare students for the CompTIA Linux +.
CIT 175 Information System Security Design and Administration 3
The focus of this course includes theory and hands-on experience necessary to pass the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification examination. Students will learn to design and implement a secure and reliable Local Area Network environment. The administration of both Windows and Linux users, groups and their permissions within the network environment, as well as drafting many relevant IT security policy statements, physical security of a network environment will be covered in depth. Students will also begin to prepare a Disaster Recovery plan for a sustainable & secure network environment; students will use this to begin building their own unique portfolio. Knowledge and hands-on experience gained in this course will help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Essentials and Practical Application certification examinations, as well as many Cisco certification examinations.
CIT 261 LAN/WAN Design and Maintenance Principles 4
The focus of this course includes the exploration of factors essential to effective Local and Wide Area Network designs, implementation and maintenance. Students will explore the installation, configuration, and support of Cisco and open source technologies in both LAN and WAN routed environments. Students will also learn to diagnose and resolve unexpected LAN/WAN related problems. The design, implementation and maintenance of VLANS will also be covered. Knowledge and hands-on experience gained in this course will help prepare students for the Cisco CCNA examination.
CIT 266 Internetworking Applications 4
The focus of this course includes, but is not limited to an application of systems theory and hands-on experience gained throughout the program’s previous courses. Students will work in teams while using project-based learning to master both old and new concepts of network design, implementation, and support.
CIT 267 Internship 4
This work experience is designed to expose the student to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, maintaining a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. The schedule for meeting the requirement of this experience will be arranged between the student, faculty member and internship site. (No Compensation) (200 Hours)
CIT 268 Cooperative Educational Experience 4
This work experience is designed to expose students to an industrial, commercial, or clinical environment. Students are placed into a contracted facility after completing 50 credit hours, having a 2.00 GPA, and meeting all other program prerequisites and academic requirements prior to their final spring semester. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and regulations associated with the facility. Students will work on projects selected to expose the student to “live” work situations, while building upon the student’s knowledge, skill and attitude as an entry-level technician and will be used to grade the student’s performance for the course. (Compensation)(200 Hours)
CIT 270 Web Programming, Client Side Scripting 3
The focus of this course includes but is not limited to the knowledge and techniques necessary to author industry standard web pages using HTML, XML, CSS, and Java script. Students will analyze problems and develop solutions for a typical company web page, as well as the web pages installation and support on both Windows Internet Information Server and Linux Apache Web Server platforms. Students will also be exposed to basic techniques used to resolve database issues.
CIT 271 Web Programming, Server Side Scripting 3
The focus of this course includes, but is not limited to an introduction to server-side scripting and web data access using a currently popular server side application platform and relational database.
CIT 272 Server and Network Operating System Principles 3
The focus of this course includes the theory and hands-on experience related to both on-site and remote service and support network servers. Coursework includes the interconnection of multiple servers with diverse network operating systems, as well as multiple workstations with diverse operating systems in a multiple VLAN environment.
CIT 273 Advanced Network Operating System Principles 3
The focus of this course includes advanced principles and hands-on experience related to industry standard server Network Operating System platforms and server virtualization. Installation, configuration and remote administration of both Host Network Operating Systems and Guest Network Operating Systems will be covered in detail. Techniques relating to service and support of both Microsoft and Linux based server platforms, as well as e-mail platforms Microsoft Internet Information Server and Apache Web server will also be covered in detail. The practical use of various server software and the issues encountered during the integration of a company DMZ with a typical company intranet and the Internet will be covered.
BUS 201 Project Management 3
Project Management explores the fundamental knowledge, terminology and processes of effective project management. Topics include project integration management, project scope, time and cost management, human resource management, communication, ethics, risk and procurement. Microsoft Project will be introduced. Prerequisite: CPT 101
PRG 101 Programming for the Enterprise 3
This introductory programming course is required for Computer Information Technology students. Topics include introductory programming concepts, procedures and functions, object-oriented programming design and implementation, and problem-solving skills. The course focuses on Visual Basic and Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) in a lab environment.
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