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Information Technology Systems (ITS)


ITS 094 PCE Non-Credit ITS Course

CEUs: 0-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Non-credit professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide condensed coursework to meet the needs of working students and professionals. These courses are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and OPI Renewal Units and are transcribed on the student’s continuing education transcript.

ITS 125 Fund of Voice & Data Cabling

Credits: 3

Term: (F)

Fundamentals of Voice and Data Cabling is a lecture and hands-on course that focuses on industry standards and techniques for the design and implementation of structured cabling systems. Students will demonstrate competency in the installation and termination of both copper and fiber optic cabling, including the proper use of tools and test equipment. Course assessments are used to show the student’s understanding of the course content. This course is designed around the hybrid learning model. All lab experiences will be on campus.

ITS 194 PCE Credit-Bearing ITS Course

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Credit-bearing professional and continuing education (PCE) courses offered to provide students and professionals condensed courses for skills upgrades, Professional Certification requirements, and as electives for the Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degrees. These courses may be eligible for financial aid for students pursuing the AA or AS degrees and are transcribed on the student’s undergraduate transcript.

ITS 210 Network OS - Desktop

Credits: 3

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: CAPP 120

This course examines the role of operating system software and various user interfaces. The primary focus will be on using a command line interface for file management tasks as well as creating and troubleshooting batch files. File management, troubleshooting, application, Internet and administrative functions in a graphical interface will also be examined. This course maps to the MCSE/MCSA Exam 70-270 certification.

ITS 215 Network OS -Dir /Infrastructre

Credits: 4

Term: (F)

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: CAPP 120 and ITS 210

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 environment. This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Professional exam: 70-290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Servers 2003 Environment. This course will help the student prepare for two of the Microsoft Certified Professional exams.

ITS 217 Network OS - Server Admin/Apps

Credits: 4

Term: (S)

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: CAPP 120, ITS 210, and ITS 215

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining server networking technologies. These tasks include implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configurations Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); securing Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and certificates; implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients; and managing and monitoring network access. This course will help the student prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional exams.

ITS 220 Fundamentals Of Wireless LANS

Credits: 3

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: NTS 105 or CCNA 2 Techprep

The Fundamentals of Wireless LANs is an introductory course that focuses on the design, installation, configuration, operation, and troubleshooting of 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Wireless LANs. This course is a comprehensive overview of wireless technologies, devices, security, design, and best practices with a particular emphasis on real work applications and skills. Students will be doing a number of hands-on activities using Cisco wireless access points, NICs, and bridges.

ITS 224 Introduction To Linux

Credits: 4

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: CAPP 120 and ITS 210

This course will help the student understand the many complex topics of Linux/Unix based systems and help students master Linux network administration. Students will use various learning tools, hands on projects and case projects to allow students to implement the practices they will be learning. This course will help prepare students to successfully complete the CompTIA Linus + exam.

ITS 255 IP Telephony

Credits: 3

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: NTS 205 or consent of instructor

IP Telephony is an introductory course into the technology and equipment used to provide telephone services by using LAN and WAN based technologies. Students in this highly hands-on course will develop voice over IP (VoIP) networks using the application software, protocols and equipment used in implementing IP telephony in both small and large businesses.

ITS 256 CCNA Security

Credits: 3

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: NTS 205

CCNA Security aims to develop an in-depth understanding of network security principles as well as the tools and configurations available. The course covers the following concepts: protocol sniffers/analyzers, TCP/IP and common desktop utilities, Cisco IOS® Software, Cisco VPN client, Packet Tracer, and web-based resources. Various types of hands-on labs provide practical experience, including procedural and troubleshooting labs, skills integration challenges, and model building. The curriculum also includes Packet Tracer-based skills integration challenges that build throughout the course and lead to an “exam-like” culminating activity in the last chapter.

ITS 260 CCNP: Routing (equiv to 362)

Credits: 4

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: NTS 205, CCNA TechPrep, or CCNA certification

Advanced Routing is the first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Advanced Routing is a lecture and hands-on course that teaches students how to design, configure, maintain, and scale routed networks. Students learn to use VLSMs, private addressing, and NAT to enable more efficient use of IP addresses. This course teaches students how to implement routing protocols such as RIP v2, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP. In addition, this course details the important techniques used for route filtering and route redistribution. After the completion of this class, students are encouraged to take the CCNP Routing (BSCI) certification exam, which is one of the certification exams leading to the CCNP certification.

ITS 264 CCNP: Switching (equiv to 364)

Credits: 4

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: NTS 205, CCNA TechPrep, or CCNA certification

Multilayer Switching is the third of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification. Multilayer Switching is a lecture and hands-on course that introduces students to the deployment of the state-of-the-art campus LANs. This course focuses on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable scalable multilayer-switched LANs. Students will develop skills with VLANs, VTP, STP, inter-VLAN routing, redundancy, Cisco AVVID, QOS issues, campus LAN security, and transparent LAN services. After the completion of this class, students are encouraged to take the CCNP Switching certification exam (BCMSN), which is one of the certification exams leading to the CCNP certification.

ITS 280 Computer Repair & Maintenance

Credits: 4

Term: (S)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CAPP 120 or consent of instructor

The primary purpose of this course is to prepare students to troubleshoot and repair microcomputer systems. This goal is achieved through a three-part effort: (1) theory presentation with regular assessment; (2) hands-on operation and exploration in lab experiments; and (3) troubleshooting applications in the lab. Hands-on training includes servicing microcomputers, identification, installation, and configuration of microprocessors, memory, system boards, power supplies, and floppy and disk drives. The emphasis of this course is both the hardware and operating systems for the CompTia A+ Essentials and IT Technician Certification tests.

ITS 291 Special Topics

Credits: 1-9

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: NTS 104, ITS 215, and ITS 217, or consent of instructor

This course provides students with supporting knowledge and advanced skills required to set up, configure, use, and support network operating systems. This course also helps prepare the student to meet requirements to become a certified professional. Topics vary and will be determined by industry changes, technological advances, and student interest.

ITS 294 Seminar-Hlth Info Networking

Credits: 1-6

Term: (Based on sufficient demand)

Prerequisite: NTS 204 or consent of instructor

Topics vary and will be determined by industry changes, technological advances, and student interest.

ITS 299 Capstone:Internship

Credits: 3

Term: (S)

Prerequisite: Sophomore status or consent of instructor

This is the final course that completes the student’s curriculum for the Graphic /Web Design, and the Computer Information Technology degrees. Students will pull together what they have learned in their previous classes and demonstrate their capabilities in preparation for dynamics involved in the preparation of a highly professional and competitive portfolio for interviewing purposes. Discussion and analysis of student work under consideration for portfolio inclusion is emphasized. The Technical track provides students with experience in training and supporting end users, techniques for developing and delivering training modules, and strategies for providing on-going technical support. Emphasis is on problem solving, such as debugging, troubleshooting and interaction with users. Both tracks will prepare and take a certification (geared toward their track), acquire firsthand experience by completing an internship, and study interviewing techniques including preparation of an appropriate resume, personal letterhead, and appropriate methods used for contacting potential employers, personal dress, and attitudes relating to the interview presentation process.