Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

ITC 0090  Digital Literacy   1 cr

Introduces basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families, and their communities. Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this course will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. The Digital Literacy course helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.

ITC 1000  Computer Careers   1 cr

Introduce the wide variety of jobs available in computing and information technology. Includes discussion of educational requirements, work environments and typical positions for many careers including programmers, developers, network administrators, systems administrators, security analysts, information technology managers and others. Students will develop a plan of study for their career of interest. Recommended for students considering a career related to computers and information technology.

ITC 1100  Introduction to Computers   3 cr

Introduces the use of computers as tools for creating, communicating and organizing information. The course covers the basic concepts related to computer information systems. It provides hands on experiences on the following software applications: File Management (working with Windows) and Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Outlook). Prerequisites: ITC 0090 (formerly CIS 0090) or Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1110  Microsoft Word   3 cr

Covers word processing skills using Microsoft Word. Students will learn the basic and advanced tools for creating, editing, and formatting documents. In addition, students will learn to customize Word, automate word processing tasks using macros, and create online forms using content controls. Prerequisite: ITC 0090 (formerly CIS 0090) or Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1130  Introduction to Microsoft Excel   1 cr

Introduces how to create spreadsheets using Excel. It focuses on techniques for creating, editing, formatting, and maintaining a spreadsheet efficiently. Students will learn to sort and manipulate data using formulas and functions. Students will also learn to create and modify charts in Excel. Prerequisite: ITC 0090 (formerly CIS 0090) or Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1131  Intermediate Microsoft Excel   1 cr

Introduces advanced features in Microsoft Excel. Students will learn to capture, format, calculate, analyze, and present data using advanced formulas, PivotTables and PivotCharts. Students will also learn to manage data ranges, tables, multiple workbooks, and automate tasks using macros. Prerequisites: ITC 1130 (formerly CIS 1130), or ITC 1100 (formerly CS 1100), or consent of instructor.

ITC 1135  Microsoft PowerPoint   1 cr

Introduces how to design, manage, and modify professional-looking presentations using PowerPoint. Students will learn how to apply the powerful tools provided by PowerPoint to create and format slides. Students will also learn how to enhance presentations using graphics, video, and audio files. Prerequisite: ITC 0090 (formerly CIS 0090) or Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1150  Introduction to Microsoft Access   1 cr

Introduces how to create and maintain a database using Access. Topics include relational database concepts, building and customizing tables, creating queries, and constructing basic forms and reports. Prerequisite: ITC 0090 (formerly CIS 0090) or Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1151  Intermediate Microsoft Access   1 cr

Covers advanced form and report construction using Microsoft Access. Students will learn to use form tools to create custom forms, design reports; and maintain a database using advanced queries. Student will also perform basic data analysis using PivotTables. Prerequisite: ITC 1150 (formerly CIS 1150), or consent of instructor.

ITC 1160  Project Management Software   2 cr

Uses Microsoft Project to introduce project management theory and application. Topics in this course include: creating a project to include task definition and dependencies; examination of critical path, constraints, and earned value; allocation of resources; assigning resources and project costs; tracking progress; and sharing of project information. Prereq: Working Knowledge of Windows. Concurrent enrollment in BUS 2320 recommended.

ITC 1200  Computer Security Awareness   1 cr

Provides an opportunity to work with common security threats and issues, as well as ways to counteract them. In today's organizational environment, almost every role involves working with computers in some manner. Recent events indicate that security breaches can happen with almost any computer user, at home or office. Prerequisite: ITC 0090 (formerly CIS 0090) or Microsoft Digital Literacy Certification. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing a digital literacy placement test, contact instructor for details.

ITC 1400  Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals   3 cr

Examines the fundamental functions of the Windows Operating System and prepares the student for the Microsoft Technology Associate Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals certification. Student may test out of this course by completing the Microsoft Technology Associate Windows Operating Systems Fundamentals Certification.

ITC 2000  PC Hardware and Software (A+)   3 cr

Presents an in-depth exposure to computer hardware and operating systems. Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Students learn how to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's A+ certification exam, which covers the knowledge and skills essential for becoming a successful computer technician. Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

ITC 2100  IT Career Success Skills and Strategies   2 cr

Prepares information technology (IT) students to enter the IT job market or successfully transition into a new career in the IT field. Students will learn effective IT job search skills as well as strategies that will serve to enhance their IT careers once they have obtained employment.

ITC 2189  Information Technology Careers Internship   3 cr

Provides a supervised work experience utilizing and extending the skills learned in ITC Information Technology Careers courses. The experience is intended to result in new learning and increased capabilities for the intern and the completion of authentic work for the sponsoring organization. Internships may be arranged upon the mutual agreement of the student, instructor and sponsoring organization. Internship depends on student qualifications and a successful interview for a particular position. Interns are required to abide by all policies governing employees and meet expectations of regular employment. Prereq: Permission of instructor, available position, approval of sponsor.

ITC 2250  Special Topics in Information Technology & Careers   cr

Examines current topics in computers, networking or security. Allows students to pursue industry certifications and topics not normally covered in ITC courses. This course is not regularly offered, students interested in pursuing additional certifications should contact an ITC instructor for more information. Prerequisites: Prerequisites will vary based on topics selected. Requires instructor consent.

ITC 2410  Configuring Windows Clients   3 cr

Covers the features and procedures to deploy, support and troubleshoot the current dominant version of Microsoft Windows client operating system in the enterprise environment. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing an operating systems fundamentals examination. Contact instructor for details. Prerequisites: ITC 1400 (formerly CIS1400) or Microsoft Technology Associate - Operating Systems Fundamentals Certificate (see course notes). Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

ITC 2420  Managing and Maintaining Windows Clients   3 cr

Provides in-depth study of Installing Windows;Customizing and Configuring Windows; Installing, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Devices; Configuring Windows Security; Configuring Networking; Troubleshooting and Repairing Networking; Troubleshooting and Repairing Windows; all the functions and features of installing, configuring, and maintaining Microsoft Office on the Windows operating system such as configuring Internet Explorer and Outlook; resolving issues related to customizing and personalizing Office Applications; identifying and troubleshooting network problems; configuring Office security settings; and monitoring security vulnerabilities and updates. This course provides detailed activities that let the students experience firsthand the processes involved in desktop support. Prerequisites: ITC 2000, ITC 2410.

ITC 2430  Installing and Configuring Windows Servers   3 cr

Provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to implement a core Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course covers topics on implementing, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment (AD DS), networking services, and Hyper-V configuration. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing an operating systems fundamentals examination. Contact instructor for details. Prerequisites: ITC 1400 (formerly CIS1400) or Microsoft Technology Associate - Operating Systems Fundamentals Certificate (see course notes).

ITC 2440  Administering Windows Servers   3 cr

Provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to administer a core Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course covers topics on administering, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment. Prerequisites: ITC 2430.

ITC 2450  Configuring Advanced Windows Server Services   3 cr

Provides students with advanced skills and knowledge needed to implement and administer a core Windows Server infrastructure in an enterprise environment. The course covers advanced topics on implementing, administering, managing, maintaining, and provisioning services and infrastructure in a Windows Server environment. Prerequisites: ITC 2430.

ITC 2480  Administering Linux Operating Systems   3 cr

Covers the basic installation, configuration and maintenance of Linux systems including X Windows. A major focus of this course is learning the Linux command line interface for system administration tasks. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's Linux+ certification or the Linux Professional Institute's LPIC-1 certification, which cover the knowledge and skills essential for becoming a successful Linux administrator. Prerequisites: ITC 2000 & ITC 2410.

ITC 2510  Network Basics (CCNA1)   3 cr

Introduces students to the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced. Students will build simple LANs, perform basic configurations of router and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. Network Fundamentals is the first in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Students taking this course are expected to have fluency in computer operating systems and an understanding of computer hardware prior to beginning the course. Prerequisites: ITC 1400 (formerly CIS 1400) or Microsoft Technology Associate - Operating Systems Fundamentals Certificate (see course notes). Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher. Course Note: The prerequisite for this course will be waived upon proof of passing an operating systems fundamentals examination, contact instructor for details. Students must register for ITC 2520 in combination with this course.

ITC 2520  Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2)   3 cr

Describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers and switches in a small network. Learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Routing and Switching Essentials is the second in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Prerequisites: ITC 2510.

ITC 2530  Scaling Networks (CCNA 3)   3 cr

Describes the architecture, components, and operations of router and switches in a larger and more complex network. Learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. Configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement DHCP and DNS operations in a network. Scaling Networks is the third in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Prerequisite: ITC 2520.

ITC 2540  Connecting Networks (CCNA 4)   3 cr

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. Understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement IPSec and virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network. Connecting Networks is the final course in a sequence of four courses focusing on preparation for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification. Prerequisites: ITC 2510, ITC 2520, ITC 2530.

ITC 2610  CCNP 1 Network Switching   3 cr

Develops advanced knowledge and skills in building enterprise level switched networks. This is the first of three courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that correlate with the Cisco Certified Network Professional examination. Prerequisites: ITC 2540 or CCNA Certification.

ITC 2620  CCNP 2 Network Routing   3 cr

Develops advanced knowledge and skills in building enterprise level routed networks and applications. This is the second of three courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that correlate with the Cisco Certified Network Professional examination. Prerequisites: ITC 2540.

ITC 2630  CCNP 3 Network Troubleshooting   3 cr

Prepares students to conduct advanced-level network diagnosis and corrective action. Combines previous knowledge and skills with proven troubleshooting methodology, tools and processes designed to quickly and accurately determine performance issues and corresponding remedies. Course also covers administrative and documentation issues related to network performance and troubleshooting. This is the last of three courses designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that correlate with the Cisco Certified Network Professional examination. Prerequisites: ITC 2610, ITC 2620.

ITC 2710  Wireless LAN Technology (CCNA Wireless)   3 cr

Provides a comprehensive overview of the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of Wireless LANs. Includes theoretical foundations of the technology as well as implementation of wireless technology in various application contexts. Special emphasis is given to security and best practices within an existing local area network. Prerequisites: ITC 2520 or CCENT Certification or CCNA Certification

ITC 2720  Fundamentals of Voice over IP (CCNA Voice)   3 cr

Introduces features and implementation of Voice over IP (VoIP) technologies. Concepts covered include traditional enterprise telephony, modifications to the data network for supporting voice including QoS, VoIP signaling and encoding, basic VoIP configuration and troubleshooting VoIP systems for the small to medium-sized business. This course helps students prepare for the CCNA Voice industry certification. Prerequisites: ITC 2520.

ITC 2730  Quality of Service (QoS)   3 cr

Covers the design and implementation of a quality of service structure to prioritize voice and data applications across the network. In addition, students will properly configure the LAN and WAN architectures to support voice, video, and data convergence in the enterprise network. Prerequisites: ITC 2720.

ITC 2740  Cisco IP Telephony Integration (Part I)   3 cr

Covers the design and implementation of a quality of service structure to prioritize voice and data applications across the network. In addition, students will properly configure the LAN and WAN architectures to support voice, video, and data convergence in the enterprise network. Prerequisites: ITC 2730.

ITC 2750  Cisco IP Telephony Integration (Part II)   3 cr

Introduces more advanced features of Cisco Unified Communications Manager and CME, integration of additional Cisco products such as Survivable Remote Site, Quality of Service configurations and resource allocations to support ad-hoc conferencing and transcoding resources. Prerequisites: ITC 2740.

ITC 2760  IP Telephony: Enterprise Planning And Design   3 cr

Analyzes and develops the business and technical requirements for an IP Telephony environment. In addition, the students will define basic and effective financial models, performing "Return on Investment" (ROI) and "Total Cost of Ownership" (TCO) calculations to support migrating to an IP Telephony architecture. Prerequisites: ITC 2750.

ITC 2820  Information Systems Security Advanced   3 cr

Focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. The course includes up-to-date information on changes in the field, such as national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series. Prerequisites: ITC 2430, ITC 2480, ITC 2530.

ITC 2830  Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (CCNA Security)   3 cr

Prepares students to secure Cisco routers, switches and associated networks. Students will learn and practice the skills required to install, configure, troubleshoot and monitor network devices with an emphasis on maintaining the integrity, confidentiality and availability of data in the face of modern threats to network security. This course helps students prepare for the CCNA Security industry certification test. Prerequisites: ITC 2520 or CCENT Certification or CCNA Certification.

ITC 2840  Advanced Network Security   3 cr

Expands the scope and depth of the skills and knowledge acquired in previous network security courses by focusing on the advanced capabilities of network defense strategies including Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Host Intrusion Detection Systems (HIDS) and Network Intrusion Detection Systems (NIDS). Students will learn the evolution and current best practices of applying these technologies, which are universally deployed in networks of all sizes. Prerequisites: ITC 2830 or CCNA Security Certification

ITC 2900  Network Technology and Security Capstone   3 cr

Provides students an opportunity to work with an inside or outside organization in a team environment on a course-long project. Focuses on concepts of problem identification, brainstorming, design, problem solving, teamwork, creativity and evaluation. Present findings in oral and written formats to faculty and industry representatives. This course integrates knowledge and skills attained throughout the Network Technology and Security program and should be taken near the end of your program. Prerequisites: ITC 2540, ITC 2440, ITC 2720, ITC 2480.