Personal Productivity with Information Technology (ISBC 117)
Introductory lab-based course covering basic computer hardware, operating systems, software, and Microsoft Office tools.
Fundamentals of Computer Information Systems (ISBC 217)
Major emphasis on information technology, enterprise systems and business processes, database management, decision support systems, strategic information systems, and the utilization of these technologies as productive business professionals.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: ISBC 117
Business Research Writing (IBSC 220)
An exposure to research writing, including what research is and its importance in the business world. Students will be shown how to gather data, analyze data, and manage the writing process. Students will learn how to develop and structure an academic research paper.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: ECON 210
Prerequisites: ENGL 120 or 125 or 130, and ISBC 117
Operating System Principles (ISBC 240)
An introduction to a variety of computer operating systems. Emphasis placed on terminology, concepts, system commands, architecture, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Hands-on experience with operating systems and operating environments such as Windows and UNIX at the workstation and server level.
Prerequisite: ISBC 117
Digital Technology for Entrepreneurs (ISBC 260)
All new ventures utilize digital technology. Even the most basic enterprise is dependent upon digital technology to function efficiently and effectively. You will explore and learn some of the common digital technologies that assist with entrepreneurial thinking. We will also play with technologies that form the basis of new digital ideas, products and services.
Application Development (ISBC 300)
An introduction to mobile computing with an emphasis on application development for a mobile operating system, e.g., Android. Topics include mobile computing basics, development environments, user interfaces, audio, location, databases, and graphics. Course contents will be adjusted based on the backgrounds and interests of enrolled students. At the end of this class, you will have a firm understanding of mobile computing, be able to develop applications in a mobile platform, and be aware of the technologies that address mobile computing.
End-User Applications (ISBC305)
Development of proficiency in the use of end-user software applications with emphasis on spreadsheet and database. Spreadsheet applications include solutions for typical business situations using functions, macros and linking. Database applications include development of and querying of databases, linking, generating forms and reports, and developing menus.
Prerequisite: ISBC 117
Professional Communication for Business (ISBC 320)
An overview of the communication process, including composition of business letters and reports, use of computer technologies, strategies for oral communication and listening, as well as a brief review of writing mechanics. Clear, concise, effective presentation and logical organization of business messages are emphasized.
Database Design (ISBC 330)
Database design techniques to include, but not limited to, database models, terminology, database normalization, entity-relationship diagramming and an introduction to SQL.
Prerequisite: ISBC 117
Fundamentals of Networking (ISBC 340)
Explores principles of networking computer systems; telecommunications hardware, software, and media components; and approaches to efficient business data communications. The student will be exposed to telecommunications terminology, concepts, protocols, and logical and physical design of local area networks.
Networking II (ISBC 350)
An indepth study of networking protocols, planning, design, security, VLANs, switch and router configuration, workstation and server management, troubleshooting, and when possible, enterprise level network topics.
Prerequisite: ISBC 340
Web Development (ISBC 370)
An introduction to web application development in a business environment. Students learn programming theory, fundamentals and practices in writing programs to meets business requirements, solve business problems, and address business opportunities in the desktop, mobile and/or lnternet/intranet environments.
Prerequisite: TECH 232
Information Security (ISBC 410)
An introduction to information security and information assurance. The students will achieve a firm intuition about what information security means; be able to recognize potential threats to information confidentiality, integrity and availability; be aware of some of the underlying technologies that address these challenges; and be conversant with current security-related issues in the field. This course addresses both the technical and behavioral aspects of information security.
Prerequisites: ISBC 330, 340, 370
Database Programming (ISBC 430)
Information systems programming using embedded database queries and calls to stored procedures. The development of stored procedures and triggers in databases. Topics will include accessing data via ODBC and native drivers, dynamic SQL, generation, T-SQL and intermediate programming skills.
Prerequisites: ISBC 330, 370
Database Administration and Optimization (ISBC 431)
Focuses on the administration of business databases and the optimization of database performance at the server level. Topics may include, but are not limited to, user and security administration, physical organization and optimization, performance maintenance and monitoring, fault tolerance, database distribution and replication.
Prerequisite: ISBC 430
Philosophy of Vocational Education (ISBC 444)
Theory and practice of vocational education in secondary and post-secondary schools. Interrelationship of vocational education programs. Funding of vocational education programs. Relationship between general and vocational education.
Networking III (ISBC 451)
Focuses on exploring a variety of advanced networking topics. Students will develop knowledge and practical skills including, but not limited to, advanced configuration, implementation, security and troubleshooting of network servers, services, devices, resources, and infrastructure.
Prerequisite: ISBC 350
Advanced Information Systems Programming (ISBC 471)
Advanced-level programming in a business environment. Students apply programming and database theory, fundamentals and practices learned in ISBC 370 and ISBC 430 to address complex business problems and opportunities in the desktop, mobile, and/or Internet/intranet environments.
Prerequisite: ISBC 430
Information Systems Analysis and Design Seminar (ISBC 490)
The capstone course for the Information Systems major. System analysis and design is taught and applied through team development of an information system.
Prerequisites: ISBC 320, 340, 370, 410
Practical Experience (ISBC 497)
Application of your ISBC education in a work setting. All ISBC 497 experiences must be pre-approved by the ISBC Internship Coordinator prior to beginning the experience. May be taken for up to 3 credits a semester as follows: 10-20 hours / week = 1 credit; 20-30 hours / week = 2 credits; over 30 hours / week = 3 credits.
Prerequisites: ISBC 330 and ISBC 340 or instructor consent
Special Topics (ISBC 499)
Topics will be selected on the basis of currency and relevancy to student needs. 1-3 credits, repeatable to 12 credits.