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College of Engineering and Computing

Undergraduate Minor

Open to all undergraduate majors, the integrated information technology minor is the perfect way to enhance any degree program by acquiring hands-on experience in computer applications and technology.

The undergraduate minor in integrated information technology includes 18 credit hours. Some of the elective options may require pre-requisite courses, so please let your advisor know if you intend to pursue this minor so that they can help you plan in advance. The iIT minor includes:

Core Integrated Information Technology Courses

All undergraduates pursuing an integrated information technology minor  will be required to take the four core courses (12 hours):

Pervasive impact of computers on today’s global society; skills and strategies for using technology. How information technologies impact daily life and drive change.

Understanding of current computer hardware and software through computer building, repairing, and troubleshooting.

Survey of the core skills and techniques used in modern business applications, including spreadsheets and databases.

The interaction and analysis of electronic spreadsheets and databases.

 
Elective Integrated Information Technology Courses

All undergraduates with an integrated information technology minor must take a minimum of two additional courses from the following courses (6 credits):

Understanding the essential concepts of computer networks, including standards, topologies, security, media, switching, routing, and more.

Survey of core software development principles, application development from pseudocode and flow charting through coding process.

The development of Web-based information systems for support and training. Communication technologies for the global dissemination of information, including static information and multimedia content.

Survey of techniques for working with enterprise-level database systems.

Contract approved by instructor, advisor and department head for undergraduate students.

Human computer interaction: human factors of interactive software, methods to develop and assess interfaces, interaction styles, and design considerations.

Advanced administration of client/server networks with major emphasis on network operating system software.

Overview of current practices and trends in end-user technology and information system management.

Introduction to the large scale computer systems used by businesses to support thousands of simultaneous users and process millions of transactions. (Cross-listed course: CSCE 415)

Programming in job control language used to process batch jobs on mainframe computers. Use of standard system utility programs.

Theory, design and implementation of technology-based training systems, including hardware and software solutions.

Telecommunications systems, applications, and equipment allowing for the global dissemination of information.

Project management principles and standard practices, including software applications for project management.

The development of advanced, dynamic, Web-based information systems, including the integration of back-end database-records management systems.

Application of project management software, technologies, and practices to the design and implementation of real-world information technology projects.

Introduction to database administration and implementation using an enterprise-level Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

Information technologies such as e-commerce, e-marketing, and e-research are examined, critiqued, and applied within a tourism context. (Cross-listed course: HRTM 584)

Provides students with advanced understanding of technologies applicable to hospitality and tourism industries. Students analyze current and emerging technologies to determine operational impact on hotels, restaurants, and travel businesses.

Advanced concepts, issues, and trends in information technology. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title. (May be repeated once for credit.)

 


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