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Course Offerings 2017-09-19T16:48:42+00:00

The Bachelor of Information Technology Management degrees focus on the development of the technical, managerial and analytical skills necessary to design and maintain organizational information systems to satisfy business processing needs. These curricula fuse liberal arts, business, and information technology management education to prepare students for the ever-changing information management field.

Purpose 1 Self-Assesment & IT Career Planning Purpose 2 Working in Groups Purpose 3 IT Networks of Business Purpose 4 Managing IT Systems
Field Component Hardware Troubleshooting Simulations Operating Systems Installations Network Implementation Lab Tech Support Labs
Constructive Action Self-Assesment and Career Development in IT Developing Professional Relationships in the IT Industry Developing Network Design for Business Designing E-Technology Solutions for Business
Values & Ethics Critical Thinking & Writing Contemporary Values & Ethics Public Speaking & the Art of Persuasion American Government
Self & Others Computer Hardware Troubleshooting Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, Apple OS Human Biology Intro to Sociology
Systems Computer Applications: For Profit and Non-Profit Management Computer Network Operations Principles of Business Principles of Management
Skills Computer Languages & Quantitative Reasoning Principles of Psychology Privacy, Security and Compliance Active Directory Management
Purpose 5 Mobile Technologies in Business Purpose 6 Managing Change Process Purpose 7 Managing Data and Information Purpose 8 Strategic Planning and Implementation
Field Component E-Technology Simulations Virtual Computing Database Labs Eternal Organizational Implementation
Constructive Action Designing an IT Tech Support System Managing Change in IT Developing and Managing Databases Implementing and Managing IT Project (Capstone)
Values & Ethics Empowerment Through the Arts Managerial & Business Writing World Civilizations Cyber-Security Management
Self & Others Desktop Support and Client Services Political & Economic Philosophy Risk Management and Quality Assurance Product Life Cycle
Systems Cloud Computing and SaaS Mobile Applications and Web Development Database Development and Administration Strategic Systems Analysis
Skills Accounting Data Analysis Principles of Finance Principles of Project Management
Self-Assessment and Career Development in IT (ITM 111 PCA) 3 credits
The Constructive Action (CA) for the first semester requires students to carry out and document a planned strategy of personal assessment and development addressing a plan for their professional career. Students charter a specific professional development plan specific to their area of interest and professional goals, especially from the IT perspective.
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Critical Thinking and Writing through Literature (ENG CC 110) 3 credits
The Constructive Action (CA) for the first semester requires students to carry out and document a planned strategy of personal assessment and development addressing a plan for their professional career. Students charter a specific professional development plan specific to their area of interest and professional goals, especially from the IT perspective.
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Computer Hardware Troubleshooting (ITM 111 SEL) 3 credits
This course introduces students to basic computer hardware components and their functions, such as motherboard, CPU, memory, ports, busses, input and output, storage and communication devices. It also entails configuration and troubleshooting the computer and networking hardware components. Students assemble and troubleshoot computers to gain hands-on experience. They also learn about the computer operating systems, their installation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
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Computer Applications for Profit and Non-profit Management (MIS CC 130) 3 credits
In this course students will learn the most important aspects of Microsoft Office. The course will begin with a quick overview of the Office Suite, as well as the Windows OS and Internet Explorer. After which student will then move on to the essential features for Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Hands-on labs will include the use of Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to create integrated Office documents. The last section of the course provides an overview of Outlook.
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Computing Languages and Quantitative Reasoning (ITM 111 SKI) 3 credits
Computer languages are used to write computer programs for both the computer operating systems and applications. This course teaches students various concepts of programming languages and software development. They further learn standard programming techniques, like loops, straight-line logic, and decision-making structures. The course also teaches the students the mathematical concepts of decimal, binary and hexadecimal calculations and computations used in computer programming.
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Developing Professional Relationships in the IT Industry (ITM 121 PCA) 3 credits
Having been introduced to the basics of Self-Assessment and Career Development, students are now directed toward the development of professional relationships. The goal of this Purpose is to improve professional communication for developing a career as a professional in the IT industry.
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Contemporary Values and Classical Ethics (ETH CC 120) 3 credits
This course examines the development and application of values, work ethics, and codes of conduct to address individual differences and major ethical issues. Topics include an historical review of value systems; work ethics and human nature; the implications of value systems for the development of careers, work, life, and business organizations; and how different ways of thinking can be used to enhance judgment and decision-making.
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Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, OSX (ITM 121 SEL) 3 credits
Although there are several Computer Operating Systems (COS) in the market, the most popular of is the Microsoft Windows that runs on 80% of personal computers (PC), followed by Linux and Apple OSX. While students learn theory of all three COSs in this course, they practice installing, configuring, networking and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows 7 and 10 COS.
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Computer Network Operations (ITM 121 SYS) 3 credits
This course introduces the students to basics of computer networking. They learn computer network hardware and software, network technologies and topologies, transmission media, standards and protocols, network security and access controls, and network troubleshooting. They will install and configure network hardware and software and network the computers.
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Principles of Psychology (HSM 351 SKI) 3 credits
This course will encompass a broad introduction to the field of psychology, one of the social sciences. Among the topics covered are: gathering data on the causes and correlates of behavior, key figures in psychology and their theories, examples of research findings from the major subareas of the field, and using psychological knowledge to improve the quality of our lives. This survey of psychology will acquaint students with the major concepts and terminology of the discipline and give a better understanding of self and others.
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Developing a Network Design for a Business (ITM 231 PCA) 3 credits
In this Purpose 3 CA, the students are provided with different scenarios of businesses that need IT network solutions for communication and business operations. They will plan a viable solution using conceptual, logical and physical network design comprising the required hardware (computers, routers, switches, hubs, firewalls, and transmission media) and software (network operating systems, communications protocols). The final results are presented as network design report and diagram using MS Visio or any other drawing software.
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Public Speaking and the Art of Persuasion (SPE CC 160) 3 credits
This course examines the development and application of values, work ethics, and codes of conduct to address individual differences and major ethical issues. Topics include an historical review of value systems; work ethics and human nature; the implications of value systems for the development of careers, work, life, and business organizations; and how different ways of thinking can be used to enhance judgment and decision-making.
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Human Biology (BIO CC 180) 3 credits
Human groups largely share a common biology, but they may also be differentiated according to the biological challenges they face. This course presents human biology in a way that connects the topic directly with the life sciences and issues of health. It starts with the concept of a healthy body and explores the mechanisms that enable the body to maintain biological order. This course will provide the student with examples of how human biology ties to current issues and problems that are relevant to their lives. Topics include human body structure and function, reproduction and development, and genetics. An emphasis is placed on the application of principles to current issues in the life sciences, including, but not limited to, common human diseases, genetic engineering, and stem cell research.
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Principles of Business (BUS 121 SYS) 3 credits
This course emphasizes management as a process that includes planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling for establishing and accomplishing business objectives. The interrelationships that exist in various businesses will be examined. The economic structure of the private sector will be examined and students will be introduced to major concepts in finance, marketing, and other functional management areas.
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Privacy, Security and Compliance (ITM 231 SKI) 3 credits
IT regulatory compliance pressures are at an all-time high with organizations throughout the world. These compliance challenges often impact multiple areas within a business and can cover several industries. Students in this course learn structured approaches to prioritizing and managing the IT controls and maintaining a balance with compliance records management system. They also learn various government and industry IT governance and compliance requirements.
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Designing E-Technology Solutions for Business (ITM 241 PCA)
In this CA, the students will examine and analyze an existing IT system, determine its alignment with the business goals and objectives, identify gaps and make recommendation for its improvement or development of new systems using SDLC (System Development Life Cycle) and other pertinent approaches for efficiency of business operations.
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American Government (GOV CC 161) 3 credits
An analysis of current political systems with emphasis on the United States, including decision making under different ideologies, and how individual interests become positive or negative forces for group decisions, at local, national, and international levels. This course explores the structure and dynamics of American national government, providing a broad-based introduction to the ideas and institutions that shape politics in the contemporary United States.
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Principles of Sociology (SOC 121 SEL) 3 credits
This course will introduce you to sociology as way of asking and answering questions, as a way of thinking, and as a scientific study. In general, sociologists are interested in the relationship between individuals and society, between personal experiences and larger social conditions and historical events. To understand the perspectives, methods, and theories that sociologist use, we will focus on inequality, and, in particular, on social class, gender, race and ethnicity.
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Principles of Management (BUS 121 SYS) 3 credits
This course examines the nature of management and the interpersonal and analytical skills managers need to be successful. Students will examine the manager’s role with emphasis on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a variety of organizations including profit and not-for-profit organizations. Students will examine management theories on leadership, motivation, and communication and how these can be applied to manager’s every day role.
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Active Directory Management (ITM 241 SKI) 3 credits
In this course, the students learn Active Directory management using Microsoft Windows Server 2012/2016 platform. They learn Windows Server installation, configuration and administration. These aspects allow management of Active Directory for accounts management, role-based access permissions, granting remote access, managing networks and implementing security for Windows Server-based networks, besides mastering Domain Name System (DNS) services, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocols (DHCP), and TCP/IP protocol suite.
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Developing and IT Tech Support System (ITM 351 PCA) 3 credits
In this CA, the students will be presented with a wide variety of network problem scenarios entailing issues with the network hardware (computers, network interface cards, routers, hubs, transmission media) and software configuration (network operating systems, communication protocols) that require the students to use knowledge and skills acquired in the program courses and critical thinking skills to postulate and implement viable solution to resolve the network issues.
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Empowerment throught the Arts (ART CC 170) 3 credits
Mass media, information channels, media culture, values inherent in the structure and content of new technologies, and the influence of information systems on organizational, social, and private behavior; how these factors must be considered when undertaking new business projects and ventures.
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Desktop Support and Client Services (ITM 351 SEL) 3 credits
The job of a computer and networking specialist is to provide technical support with respect to computer hardware, operating systems and application software and networking to an organization through troubleshooting user specific computer technology issues. Besides hardcore IT skills, client services professionals need soft skills to deal with the customers and the best practices of customer service to attract potential customers by answering product and service questions; suggesting information about other products and services; resolving product or service problems by clarifying the customer’s complaints; determining the cause of a problem; and selecting and explaining the best solution to solve the problem. Students in this course also learn computer and network troubleshooting tools and techniques to resolve computer and network related problems and best practice for customer services.
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Cloud Computing and SaaS (ITM 351 SYS) 3 credits
The course teaches the students Cloud computing models, techniques, and architectures. It imparts students the knowledge and skills required to build, implement, and maintain Cloud technologies and infrastructure; deliver Cloud-based services, such as SaaS (Software as a Service); and implement Cloud-based security by using industry best practices. The students learn implementation of virtualization, software that separates physical infrastructures to create various dedicated resources, a fundamental technology that powers cloud computing. Specific topics may include distributed computing models and technologies, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), virtualization, security and privacy issues.
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Accounting (ACC 231 SKI)
Accounting procedures in relation to payroll; valuation of resources and intangibles; the differences between partnerships and corporations; analysis and interpretation of financial statements; the impact of taxes upon business decisions. The course strives to make students versant in accounting so that they feel confident in the business setting and have the tools to excel in their work.
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Managing Change in IT (ITM 361 PCA) 3 credits
In this CA the students will think of a new IT process to be introduced, and make a plan of its implementation in an organization. They will start the process by preparing Request for Change (RFC) and work its way through the implementation process that may affect the organization’s process flow, staffing, operational technologies, and interaction with other processes. They will also foresee the organizational challenges and formulate plans of meeting them.
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Mangerial & Business Writing (ENG 361 VAL)
Students are expected to actively evaluate real life situations within the text. After completion of this course students will have many of the basic skills that will enable them to analyze, build a thesis statement, a paragraph, the body and conclusion of the essays discussed above, in order to prepare them for the modern day business professions.
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Political and Economic Philosophy (PSC CC 140) 3 credits
The ideas and values that serve as the foundation of our political system; how our system differs from others; the inter-relationship between business and government; major political theories regarding the nature of authority, standards of justice, the ideal of liberty and its limitations, conceptions of a just and good society, and the best form of government.
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Mobile Applications and Web Development (ITM 361 SYS) 3 credits
Mobile internet-enabled devices, like smart phones and iPads, have become increasingly popular for personal, financial, banking, communication, and health activities and perform several other functions of daily life for which they employ a host of applications. This course teaches students how to build mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone/Mobile, the trinity of today’s mobile operating platforms. This course teaches the students development of mobile applications using specific computer languages, principally Java, Objective-C, HTML5, etc. Students in this course also learn designing and developing web sites using commercial and open source software besides practicing web development languages (JavaScript, PHP, Python, HTML5 and CSS3). The course also entails development of interactive digital marketing tool to reach potential customers, convert and retain them.
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Data Analysis (ITM 361 SKI)
The volume, variety and velocity of data pouring into organizations are unprecedented. This enormous data growth not only warrants understanding big data but to decipher the information that it can yield to guide the decision making through data analytics. Thus, in this course, the students learn the processes of examining big data to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, and other useful information that guides informed decision making. They use both simple and complex computing applications like Microsoft Excel, R and SAS to extract the desired information.
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Developing and Maintaining Databases (471 PCA) 3 credits
This Purpose 7 CA requires students to design and implement a relational database of a business comprising several departments, employees, products and services. Students design a database structure using Microsoft Access, develop actual database, and enter, update and query database using GUI (Graphical User Interface) or Structured Query Language (SQL) commands.
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World Civilizations (HUM 471 VAL) 3 credits
This course will survey world civilizations from A.D. 1500 to the present. The purpose is to familiarize students with the major events that occurred during this period in world history. Emphasis will be placed on illustrating how these major events combined to create the base of political, economic, social and cultural trends that shape contemporary world affairs.
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Risk Management and Quality Assurance (ITM 471 SEL) 3 credits
This course teaches the students scaling the business, reducing compliance costs and resource requirements, improving operational efficiency, providing continuous monitoring and oversight. Students in this course learn IT Risk Management techniques to simplify the identification, analysis, and mitigation of IT risks. They also learn how to cut across enterprise siloes, integrating IT risk data in a common framework for comprehensive visibility and streamlining the IT risk management lifecycle, including risk documentation and assessments, control management, and issue detection and resolution. The courses also teaches the students various tools and techniques for software and data quality assurance, such as collaborating consulting strategies and approaches as well as specific technical strategies to successfully migrate organization towards a comprehensive software quality assurance process.
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Database Development and Administration (ITM 471 SYS) 3 credits
The course introduces the students to designing and implementing databases. Students learn physical and logical database designing and modeling (relational, hierarchical, and network); database manipulation language to query, update and manage databases; database management concepts, such as database security, integrity, concurrency, distributed database, client-server, and data warehousing. Additionally, students practice designing, building and querying databases.
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Principles of Finance (FIN 471 SKI) 3 credits
This course covers the basic fundamentals of finance that affect all businesses. Basic principles and techniques of financial management applicable to sound business decision-making are studied, emphasizing important financial concepts such as financial statement analysis, financial forecasting and budgeting, financial ratio analysis, net present value and internal rates of return. This course provides an overview of the fundamental principles of financial theory and practice. Students will become familiar with the financial organization and operation of a business and look at how financial decisions are made within the context of the overall corporation.
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Implementing an IT Project – Capstone (ITM 481 PCA) 3 credits
In this capstone CA, students are required to hypothesize a business, design an appropriate IT system, and demonstrate implementation in a reasonable time. Students will be provided with several case studies that require business IT solutions. They will use project management software and other tools and techniques to manage financial, human and material resources for on-time project implementation.
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Cybersecurity Management (ITM 481 VAL) 3 credits
With the massive growth of cloud computing, mobile devices and web-based applications information security issues are becoming growing concerns both nationally and internationally. This course introduces the students to computer network security implementation. Students in this course learn about computer network security vulnerabilities, security threats, mitigation measures, information access controls, security audits, cryptography, and business continuity plans in case of natural and manmade disasters. The course provides the students with hands-on exercises to test security threats and implement their mitigation.
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Product Life Cycle (ITM 481 SEL) 3 credits
A software development lifecycle is essentially a series of steps, or phases, that provide a model for the development and lifecycle management of an application or piece of software. It is the discipline and business process which governs a product from its inception to the market or customer delivery and service in order to maximize revenue. The course teaches the students software product management, a process of managing software (including mobile apps) that is built and implemented as a product, taking into account the life-cycle considerations.
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Strategic Systems Analysis (ITM 481 SYS)
Systems analysis is a problem solving technique that decomposes a system into its component pieces for the purpose of the studying how well those component parts work and interact to accomplish their purpose. In this course the students learn tools and techniques for analyzing the current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.
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Principles of Project Managment (MIS 351 SKI) 3 credits
This course will introduce students to project management fundamentals, with an emphasis on planning. Concepts such as the definition of a project, the nature of the project team, and the role and function of the project manager are presented. An effective project manager must organize resources, work under tight deadlines, control project change and generate maximum team performance. Topics covered include: project life cycles, organization and charters, work breakdown structures, responsibility matrixes; the planning, budgeting and scheduling of systems. PERT, Gantt charts, earned value systems, project management software are also introduced.
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