IT 1411 Orientation to Computer Technology
The student will be introduced to such varied topics as common IT terminology, career planning, basic programming logic, ethics, and other IT issues. The Business Information Technology portfolio project will also be discussed.

IT 2143 Introduction to Networking
Explores the theory and terminology of both local  and wide area computer networks and their proper application to business and industry problems. Co-requisite: IT 1411 or                                      equivalent.

IT 2153 Network Operating Systems I
A popular operating system will be covered in detail. A study of components, functions, and relationships of computer operating systems and their interactions with user programs will be offered. Prerequisite: IT 2143 or instructor’s permission. (Formerly CS 2153)

IT 2500 Cooperative Education in Information Technology
Applications of the theories, principles, and methods of information technology studies in a practical work environment. Students will learn both conceptual and applied approaches to the study of information technology and will be better prepared for a variety of career opportunities in the field. The student may enroll for one to three semester credit hours each semester, not to exceed three semester hours for this level. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission required.

IT 3113 Integrated Applications
Course emphasizing the customization of off-the-shelf software such as MS Office Applications from the recording of macros to the creation of add-ons using VBA. Prerequisite: CS 1113, CS 2323, or instructor’s permission.

IT 3153 Network Operating Systems II
Network operating systems used in an  enterprise networking context. Investigates general networking principles and capabilities. Prerequisite: IT 2153. (Formerly CS/IT 2253)

IT 3253 Advanced TCP/IP Administration
This course is a study of the requirements for implementing, administering, and troubleshooting the execution of information systems that incorporate TCP/IP. Prerequisite: IT 2143.

IT 3333 Cybersecurity Investigations
Hands-on laboratory based application of Cybersecurity investigation utilizing common techniques and methods, hardware and software applications, in digital evidence collection, extraction and recovery in accordance with legal standards of evidence as well as ethical implications of forensics methods.

IT 3500 Cooperative Education in Information Technology
Analyzes information technology requirements and needs by combining professional work experience  with academic studies. It is a partnership among employers, students, and the University focused on professional practice and vocational exploration. Students have an opportunity to explore their professions and apply principles acquired in the classroom. The student may enroll for one to three semester credit  hours  each semester, not to exceed three semester hours for this level. Prerequisite: instructor’s permission required.

IT 3723 Computer Architecture
The hardware levels of a computer are examined from gate level through the microprocessor. The roles of machine language, assembly language, BIOS, and the operating system are explored. Prerequisite: CS 2323. (Formerly IT 2723)

IT 3753 Network Security
This course is a study of the requirements for implementing, administering, and troubleshooting a secure Internet access strategy in various networking situations. Prerequisite: IT 3153.

IT 4113 Network Routing
This course is a study of the requirements for implementing, administering, and troubleshooting the execution of network topologies. Prerequisite: IT 3153.

IT 4353 Information Assurance and Security Management
An investigation of information assurance and security with an emphasis on the identification, assessment, and management of risks and threats to information security and privacy in the digital business environment. Mitigating measures are also explored. Prerequisites: MGMT 3423 or TECH (SCMT) 3213.

IT 4373 Information Assurance Regulations and Ethics
An investigation into the law, policy, standards, and ethics concerning the digital resources of the business environment. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification and IT 4353 or by instructor’s permission.

IT 4443 Fundamentals of Information and Cybersecurity
This course will introduce students to computing systems, which rely on networking and cybersecurity best practices for organizational network defenses. In so doing, students will learn how to use Nessus and other software to  configure a scan policy and identify targets to scan as well as gain unauthorized file system access on a Windows Server, create a destructive virus with the potential to destroy or cripple an operating system and deliver and launch a Trojan on another system. In today’s technologically advanced business organizations, these abilities are required in order to construct solid defenses to protect against such attacks.

IT 4500 Cooperative Education in Information Technology
Integrates the learning that takes place in the classroom with the work experience. Students enrolled in the business information technology and the applied technology programs experience the working environment through a coordinated agreement between the employer, the student, and the School of Professional Studies. The student may enroll for one to three semester credit hours each semester, not to exceed three semester hours for this level. Prerequisites: instructor’s permission required.

IT 4504 Capstone and Practicum
Small group project that integrates the materials  in required courses. Includes discussions about professional and ethical issues.