College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
CITA

CITA 100 INTRODUCTION TO WINDOWS

Primarily designed for first-time users, this course introduces concepts, methods, information availability, etc. of the Windows XP Operating System. Students learn about file/folder creation and usage, organization of the desktop, copying files, and a host of other functions and activities. This is hands-on course with no required textbooks, but outside reading material will be used and supplied as needed.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 0)

CITA 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET

Primarily designed for first-time users, this course introduces concepts, methods, information availability, etc. of the Internet. Students and instructors together browse the libraries, shop the malls, research family history, or perform a host of other activities. This is a hands-on course with no required textbooks or other materials.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 0)

CITA 105 KEYBOARDING

This course helps students develop mastery of the keyboard and a minimal speed on straight copy work. The course meets for five weeks.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 0)

CITA 110 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

A general introduction to computers and computer information systems is provided. This course includes an overview of information processing, computer hardware, computer software, and microcomputers. Students are provided with hands-on experience using common types of application software including word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and graphics.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

CITA 120 COMPUTER CONCEPTS AND OPERATION SYSTEMS

This course is a study of the terminology and concepts associated with computer systems hardware and software. Topics include system hardware components, memory organization and management, operating systems, troubleshooting fundamentals, etc.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 3, 0)

CITA 130 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

This course is a continuation of the study of microcomputer software in common business use. The course gives students additional skills with the software they learned in CITA 110. Students also gain experience with MS-DOS and a commercial accounting package. A brief introduction to other major commercial software packages is also provided.

Prerequisite: CITA 110 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0)

CITA 140 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING

This course is a study of fundamental computer terminology, concepts, and problem-solving techniques. Emphasis is on the development of problem-solving skills using a programming language. Students write, test, and debug programs related to appropriate disciplines using computer equipment.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 2)

CITA 160 INTRODUCTION TO DESKTOP PUBLISHING

This course develops basic knowledge of and serves as a basis for the building of skills in general publication production, and specifically in desktop publishing.

Prerequisite: CITA 110

(3: 3, 0)

CITA 200 DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

This course introduces students to data communications concepts, terminology, and hardware and software associated with data communications systems. Topics include network designs, communication devices, data transmission technology, Internet basics, and HTML.

Prerequisite: CITA 140 or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2)

CITA 210 VISUAL PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT TOOLS

This course is an introduction to development of computer applications using rapid development tools. Emphasis is on designing and managing graphical user interfaces, procedures, file management, debugging, and testing.

Prerequisite: CITA 140

(3: 2, 2)

CITA 220 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS METHODS

An overview of the system development life cycle is provided. The course develops students' ability to analyze an existing information system within an organization, to identify information requirements, and to specify the functions of a new information system.

Prerequisite: CITA 110 or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2) Spring

CITA 230 NETWORK TECHNOLOGY

This course covers survey and evaluation of network media, access methods, and topologies. Design, configuration, operation, and maintenance questions are explored. Topics include end-user perspective, network operating systems, cabling, hardware protocols, Internet working, software, design, and administration.

Prerequisite: CITA 200

(3: 2, 2) Spring

CITA 260 DESKTOP PUBLISHING APPLICATIONS

This course provides for in-depth study of specific types of desktop publishing. This includes but is not limited to representation graphics, marketing support publications, newsletters, magazines, journals, newspapers, and books. The process of setting up a production facility is also covered.

Prerequisite: CITA 160

(3: 3, 0)

CITA 300 COMPUTER SYSTEMS SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE

This is a project-oriented course that focuses on the support and maintenance of PCs. Students learn how to plan, organize, implement, and operate a support system and apply this knowledge and skill through participation in an actual help-desk environment. Students also learn how to upgrade, troubleshoot, and maintain PC hardware and software, and how to build and repair PCs in a hands-on environment.

Prerequisites: CITA 120, CITA 130, and CITA 140 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 1) When demand warrants

CITA 310 WEB SERVER ADMINISTRATION

This course is a comprehensive survey of all aspects of Web server administration. Students gain hands-on experience by installing and administering their own Web servers in a lab environment. Topics include: server installation and configuration, site planning, supporting dynamic content with CGIs and ASPs, server maintenance, and site security.

Prerequisite: CITA 230 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 1) When demand warrants

CITA 320 NETWORK ADMINISTRATION

Students use a variety of network management tools to manage, monitor, support, and troubleshoot network operations. Topics include performance issues, end-user accounts, data security, disaster recovery, supporting applications, and documentation.

Prerequisite: CITA 230 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 1) Fall

CITA 330 WEB PUBLISHING

This is a comprehensive survey on using Hyper-Text Markup Language (HTML) to create robust and functional Web pages. Topics include: HTML standards and browser capabilities, information architecture, bandwidth considerations, image formats, image maps, frames, forms and CGIs, and introduction to technologies for creating dynamic content including JavaScript, Java, ActiveX, and Active Server Pages. The course will also include topics of current interest such as Dynamic HTML and cascading style sheets.

Prerequisite: CITA 130 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3,1) Fall

CITA 340 DATABASE CONCEPTS

This course is a study of the terminology, hardware, and software associated with database systems. Topics include file organizations and access methods, historical development of databases, data organization and structure, relational databases, types of database languages, CODASYL data description language, and comparison of database techniques and traditional approaches. Students design, write, test, and debug programs that manage traditional files and databases.

Prerequisite: CITA 200, CITA 210, or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0) Fall

CITA 350 OBJECT-ORIENTED SYSTEMS

This course is a study of object-oriented systems, including systems analysis and design and programming techniques. One or more graphical user interface, object-oriented languages are used to build business application prototypes.

Prerequisite: CITA 210 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0) Fall

CITA 360 ADVANCED SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

This is a project-oriented course which requires the installation and use of application software. Students gain experience implementing a variety of industry-wide software including, but not limited to, operating systems (MS Windows, MacIntosh, Linus, etc.), mail systems, GroupWare, Back Office systems, CAD systems, office productivity suites, and voice recognition and synthesis systems.

Prerequisite: CITA 230, CITA 300, or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2) When demand warrants

CITA 370 NETWORK DESIGN CONCEPTS

This is a laboratory-oriented course in which students design and implement network systems utilizing the various topologies, media, protocols, and network hardware, such as bridges, switches, hubs, and routers.

Prerequisite: CITA 230 or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2) Spring

CITA 380 DYNAMIC GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION

This is a survey of the use of dynamic graphics in user interfaces and animation in the simulation and visualization of information. Tools and techniques for the production of computer graphics and animation are introduced, and student projects are required.

Prerequisite: CITA 330 or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2) When demand warrants

CITA 405 PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This course provides a comprehensive approach to project management tools and applications, with emphasis on the concepts, techniques, methods, principles, problems, and issues that are associated with project management. The course will focus on the changes in the computing environment including computer hardware, software, and networks, as well as the use of interdisciplinary and global work teams. Students who complete this course will be able to plan, schedule, budget, estimate, control, and monitor projects. In addition, they will also become familiar with resource allocation, resource loading, CPM, CMM, GANTT, and PERT. The use of project management software will be a major part of the course.

Prerequisites: Junior status and BUSI 200

(3: 3, 0)

CITA 410 MULTI-MEDIA COMPUTING

This course is a study of the simultaneous control of media elements including graphic, hypertext, digital audio, CD audio, MIDI, digital video, and animation. Students learn and apply the process of creating participant interactive or self-running computer presentations.

Prerequisite: CITA 380

(3: 2, 2) When demand warrants

CITA 420 PROGRAMMING FOR THE WEB

This is a survey of programming languages and techniques for Web development. Topics include CGIs; client-side programming with JavaScript; dynamic content using Java and ActiveX; server- side programming using Active Server Pages and VBScript; creating dynamic, database-driven content; and developing Web-based client/server database applications.

Prerequisites: CITA 310 and CITA 330

(3: 2, 2) Spring

CITA 430 COMPUTER INTEGRATION AND INTEROPERABILITY

This course is a study of system integration and the construction of system components designed to provide capabilities for cooperation in the accomplishment of given tasks. Topics covered include communications, synchronization, and representation of data. Methods of system integration and design for interoperability are also covered.

Prerequisite: CITA 370

(3: 2, 2) Fall

CITA 440 DESIGNING AND MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL TRAINING

In this course students apply theories of adult learning and instructional development to the design, delivery, and evaluation of training for organizational and end-user information systems. Topics include: needs assessment, instructional design and strategy, implementation management, evaluation and follow-up methods, and evaluation of training strategies.

Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0) When demand warrants

CITA 450 APPLIED DATABASE MANAGEMENT

This course is a study of object-oriented system applications including, but not limited to, relational database concepts and methodology, SQL, ODBC, Access programming with VBA, client/server concepts, and SQL server. One or more graphical user interface, object-oriented languages will be investigated and its functionality used as a front-end for the database engine.

Prerequisite: CITA 340 or permission of the instructor

(3: 3, 0) Spring

CITA 460 ORGANIZATIONAL AND END-USER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

This course is a study of guidelines, techniques, and principles of planning, implementing, and maintaining end-user information systems. The emphasis is on organizational results, attaining efficiency and effectiveness, and achieving competitiveness with the external environment. Real-world case studies and hands-on learning activities are utilized.

Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor

(3: 2, 2) Fall

CITA 480 INTERNSHIP IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

This course consists of supervised field-work in a selected business, industry, government, or educational setting. Students carry out a planned program of educational experiences under direct supervision of an owner, manager, or supervisor of information technology in an organization. Each intern is supervised by a member of the faculty. Written and/or oral reports of work experience activities are required. Evaluation will be based on the quality of experiences gained from the internship.

Prerequisite: 30 credits of 300- to 400-level course work or permission of the instructor

(15: 0, 45)

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