General Core Curriculum (15 hours)
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
Social/Behavior Sciences Elective
General Education Core Elective
and one of the following (3 hours)
Emphasizes algebra, statistics, and mathematics of finance. Topics include fundamental operations of algebra, sets and logic, probability and statistics, geometry, mathematics of voting and districting, and mathematics of finance.
Emphasizes functions using real-world applications as models. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra; functions and graphs; linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and models; systems of equations; and optional topics in algebra.
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
Occupational Curriculum (49 hours)
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
Provides an overview of information systems, computers and technology. Topics include: Information Systems and Technology Terminology, Computer History, Data Representation, Data Storage Concepts, Fundamentals of Information Processing, Fundamentals of Information Security, Information Technology Ethics, Fundamentals of Hardware Operation, Fundamentals of Networking, Fundamentals of the Internet, Fundamentals of Software Design Concepts, Fundamentals of Software, (System and Application), System Development Methodology, Computer Number Systems conversion (Binary and Hexadecimal), Mobile computing.
Includes basic database design concepts and solving database retrieval and modification problems using the SQL language. Topics include: database Vocabulary, Relational Database Design, Date retrieval using SQL, Data Modification using SQL, Developing and Using SQL Procedures.
An introductory course that provides problem solving and programming concepts for those that develop user applications. An emphasis is placed on developing logic, troubleshooting, and using tools to develop solutions. Topics include: problem solving and programming concepts, structured programming, the four logic structures, file processing concepts, and arrays.
Explores the concepts of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), XML, and XHTML following the current standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for developing inter-linking web pages that include graphical elements, hyperlinks, tables, forms, and image maps.
In CIST 1520 Scripting Technologies students learn how to use the features and structure of a client side scripting language. Students will also explore the features on server side scripting. Students will develop professional web applications that include special effects, interactive, dynamic, validated, and secure forms.
Students will explore how to use industry standard or open source graphics software programs to create Web ready images and Web pages. Topics include advanced image correction techiques and adjustments, typography and interpolation as well as conditional scripting statements and arrays. The course includes a final project that allows students to develop a Web page/site using the chosen software.
In this course, students will use scripting and the latest in industry standard or open source software to cover the creation and manipulation of images and animations. Topics include graphic types, organizational methods, drawing tools, beginning to complex object modeling and an introduction to scripting.
This course provides a broad overview of information security. It covers terminology, history, security systems development and implementation. Student will also cover the legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security.
In Web Technologies, students will investigate one or more software packages that help automate Web content creation. Students will explore and utilize various features of software packages such as CSS, multimedia incorporation, scripting technologies, form creation, search functionality, advanced image techniques and database connectivity.
Web Development II teaches students how to manipulate data in a database using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) model. Students will learn to retrieve, update, and display database information with a web application. Database access may be accomplished using a web programming language (such as PHP, Microsoft VB, Microsoft C#, or Sun Java). Topics include manipulating data in a database, working with a relational database via Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), working with different database systems, developing forms and applications to interact with a database server(s), modifying data in a database, and controls and validation.
IT Analysis, Design, and Project Management will provides a review and application of systems life cycle development methodologies and project management. Topics include: Systems planning, systems analysis, systems design, systems implementation, evaluation, and project management.
and one of the following (3 hours)
Students will further explore how to use and industry standard or open source graphics software program to create Web ready images and Web pages. Topics include advanced image correction techniques and adjustments, typography and interpolation as well as conditional scripting statements and arrays.
In this continuation of Web Animation I, students build on their basic scripting knowledge to incorporate advanced scripting techniques in an animated project. They will also explore how to create realistic graphics using inverse kinematics, how to create and edit advanced tweens and how to incorporate various media types into a Web based animation or movie. The course concludes with the completion of a Web animation project.
and one of the following (4 hours)
Visual Basic I introduces event-driven programming. Common elements of Windows applications will be discussed created and manipulated using Microsofts Visual Studio development environment. Topics include numeric data types and variables, decision making structures, arrays, validating input with strings and functions, repetition and multiple forms, test files, lists and common dialog controls.
This course is designed to teach the basic concepts and methods of objected-oriented design and C#.NET programming. Use practical problems to illustarte C#.NET application building techniques and concepts. Develop and understanding of C#.NET vocabulary. Create an understanding of where C#.Net fits in the application development landscape. Create an understanding of C#.NET Development Environment, Visual Studio and how to develop, debug, and run C#.NET applications using Visual Studio. Continue to develop student's progamming logic skills. Topics include: C#.NET Language History, C#.NET Variable Definations, C#.Net Control Structures, C#.NET Functions, C#.NET Classes, C#.NET Objects, and C#.NET Graphics.
An introductory PHP progamming course that teaches students how to create dynamic websites. Topics include: PHP and basic web programming concepts, installing PHP, embedding PHP in HTML, variables and constants, operators, forms, conditional statements, looping, arrays, and text files.
This course is designed to teach the basic concepts and methods of objected-oriented design and Java programming. Use practical problems to illustrate Java application building techniques and concepts. Develop an understanding of Java vocabulary. Create an understanding of where Java fits in the application development landscape. Create an understanding of the Java Development Kit and how to develop, debug, and run Java applications using the JDK. Continue to develop student*s programming logic skills. Topics include: JAVA Language History, JAVA Variable Definitions, JAVA Control Structures, JAVA Methods, JAVA Classes, JAVA Objects, and JAVA Graphics.
This course explores mobile guidelines, standards, and techniques. This course includes design and development techniques for multiple mobile devices, platforms, and operating systems. Students will develop mobile applications using state of practice development tools, languages and devices.
CIST 2560 explores W3C and Microsoft .NET programming standards in order to practice various web programming techniques for creating web forms, providing web navigation, and accessing data that produce dynamic interactive web applications. Students may use Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft C# .NET, or another .NET language.
CIST 2570 explores open source W3C programming standards in order to practice various web programming techniques for creating web forms, providing web navigation, and accessing data that produce dynamic interactive web applications. Students may use Java, Perl, PHP, Python, or other open source web programming languages.
This course explores social and interactive web application technology and it's effect on the business model. Topics include interactive and social web business model, interactive and social business web requirements and successful interactive and social integration.
and one of the following (3 hours)
CIST 2950 is a capstone course providing a realistic experience for students working in a team to develop a complete web systems project.
Provides the instructor and student a 3 credit hour opportunity to develop special learning environments. Instruction is delivered through occupational work experiences, practicums, advanced projects, industry sponsored workshops, seminars, or specialized and/or innovative learning arrangements.