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BS in Information Technology, Network Technology: Cisco® and Network Technology: Microsoft®

School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Network Technology: Cisco®

The Network Technology: Cisco minor is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to administer Cisco networks in a variety of environments. The curriculum addresses planning, designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco networks in environments ranging from small, local networks to enterprisewide integrated networks. Learners demonstrate an understanding of cloud computing, security, wireless networks, and RFID architectures. Upon successful completion of this minor, learners are prepared to pursue careers as network analysts, administrators, security engineers, support engineers, and consultants, or to pursue associated network technology industry certifications.

Network Technology: Microsoft®

The Network Technology: Microsoft minor is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and abilities needed to administer Microsoft networks in a variety of environments. The curriculum addresses planning, designing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft networks in environments ranging from small, local networks to enterprise-wide integrated networks. Learners apply knowledge of cloud computing, security, wireless networks, virtualizations, Active Directory, and RFID architectures. Upon successful completion of this minor, learners are prepared to pursue careers as network analysts, administrators, security engineers, support engineers, and consultants, or to pursue associated network technology industry certifications.

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General Education Requirements

Choose 45 quarter credits with a minimum of 4 quarter credits from each category; see General Education Courses.

Required courses:

MAT1050
College Algebra

Learners in this course evaluate and perform linear, exponential, logarithmic, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. Learners then apply these concepts to the social and natural sciences, business, and everyday life.

6 quarter credits
MAT2051 *
Discrete Mathematics

Learners build an understanding of mathematical analysis techniques. Learners apply number logic and set theory, functions and sequences, relations equivalence, partial order, digraphs, recurrence relations, counting techniques, logic and techniques of proof, graphs, and algorithms to the fields of business and information technology. Prerequisite(s): MAT1050.

6 quarter credits

 

Additional Program Requirements

 

Core courses

 

At least 54 quarter credits

IT1006
Information Technology Concepts and Practices

Learners in this course use fundamental terminology, concept analysis, and practical knowledge of the components of computing systems to develop their understanding of the information technology field. Throughout the course, learners also build, demonstrate, and apply skills needed for professional communication. For BS in Information Technology learners only. Must be taken during the learner’s first quarter. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.

6 quarter credits
IT2230
Introduction to Database Systems

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of databases and database management systems (DBMS). Learners demonstrate vocabulary, component requirements, sorting and querying, and maintenance of simple databases using the fundamentals of database manipulation. Learners also apply Structured Query Language (SQL) and relational database management systems (RDBMS).

3 quarter credits
IT2249
Introduction to Programming with Java

This course introduces learners to the programming discipline and prepares them to serve as Java programmers. Learners study and apply the fundamentals of the Java programming language such as data types, variables, expressions, statements, and methods. Learners also examine and practice the Java-object-oriented features of classes and objects. The course offers numerous opportunities for analyzing, designing, coding, testing, debugging, and evaluating Java programs in an authentic Java development environment.

6 quarter credits
IT2250
Introduction to Network Technology

This course introduces learners to the key concepts underlying Local Area Network (LAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), and Wide Area Network (WAN). Learners examine the layered architecture of the network protocol stack, including the OSI and the TCP/IP models, and apply the principles of designing networks and implementing network protocols. Learners also apply topics of network topologies, cloud computing, networking devices, cabling, and basic network security.

3 quarter credits
IT3165
Ethics for the Information Technology Professional

Learners in this course identify and apply their knowledge of inherent ethical concerns in the information technology profession to cultural and human interaction in global and domestic issues. Learners also show evidence of their understanding of ethical codes related to web technologies, intellectual property, and cybercrime.

3 quarter credits
IT3212
Introduction to Web Development

Learners build fundamental web design and development skills. Learners create web pages using HTML5 markup language and apply contemporary design principles to create a W3C compliant website. Learners format the page layout, structure, and visual design elements using CSS3, with emphasis placed on effective coding, visual design, and user experience.

3 quarter credits
IT3215 *
Introduction to JavaScript

This course introduces JavaScript for interactive web pages. Learners in this course cover the JavaScript scripting language essentials, including flow control, form validation, animation, and Document Object Model (DOM) manipulation. Learners develop client-side, platform independent functionality using JavaScript to enhance user experience with HTML5 and CSS3. This course provides a foundation for other web technologies such as jQuery and AJAX. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3212.

3 quarter credits
IT3225
Business Goals for the Information Technology Professional

Learners analyze core enterprise organizations, business processes, and information technology infrastructures and display their understanding of the value of information technology in achieving organizational maturity. Learners apply their knowledge of the relationship that exists between an enterprise organization’s business and information technology goals with operational models.

3 quarter credits
IT3301 *
User Experience and Interaction Design

In this course, learners explore the boundary between humans and technology with a focus on the human factors that influence the design of effective interfaces and engaging user experiences. Learners analyze designs for enterprise, mobile, and web interactive environments. Learners also define user characteristics, design for accessibility, and appraise usability. Prerequisite(s): IT2240 or IT2249.

3 quarter credits
IT3315
Hardware and Operating Systems

In this course, learners demonstrate their knowledge of hardware and operating systems, focusing on peripherals and file management. Learners use modern operating systems, including Windows, Linux and MacOS to demonstrate their skill with hardware and operating systems.

3 quarter credits
IT3318
Systems Administration

This course provides the opportunity for learners to acquire the foundational skills and knowledge required of a systems administrator. Learners employ tools and procedures to install, configure, administer, troubleshoot, and maintain modern computer systems.

3 quarter credits
IT3345 *
Software Architecture


In this course, learners demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the fundamentals of software engineering and architecture. During a course-long project, learners create a Software Development Plan (SDP) to use as a foundation for future software development projects within an organization. Other topics include software process models, project definition, project organization, validation plan and version control. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT2230.

3 quarter credits
IT3349 *
Intermediate Java Programming

Learners apply features and techniques beyond the basics of the Java programming language to develop applications of moderate complexity. Learners analyze advanced object-oriented programming concepts like inheritance, polymorphism, interfaces, and abstract classes. Learners also investigate programming Graphical User Interface (GUI) applications with Java and the Java rich library of data structures like lists, stacks, and queues. Prerequisite(s): IT2249.

3 quarter credits
IT3355 *
Network Architecture

Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge and skills with the fundamentals of network architecture. Learners apply knowledge of network characteristics and network topologies to develop a scope document for a proposed network architecture. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT2250.

3 quarter credits
IT3358
Information Security Concepts for the Information Technology Professional

Learners in this course demonstrate their knowledge of information security fundamentals. Learners apply their understanding of the concepts of confidentiality, integrity, and availability to securing organizational assets.

3 quarter credits
PM3000
Principles of Project Management

In this course, learners are introduced to the fundamental basics of project management and gain a broad overview of project management standards and their applicability to both business and IT projects. This course emphasizes management theories, concepts, tools and techniques defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) including the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas. This course also introduces other project management methodologies and frameworks, with an emphasis on Agile.

3 quarter credits

 

Minor courses

 

At least 24 quarter credits

 

Choose at least one of the following minors:

For a Network Technology: Cisco minor:

IT4150 *
Internetworking Architectures 1

Learners in this course develop their understanding of the design and integration of multi-protocol networks (local area networks and wide area networks) to form an enterprise network. Learners design intranets/internets, virtual local area networks (VLANs), and firewalls using different internetworking devices and media. Learners gain the skills needed to configure Cisco® equipment, and analyze issues associated with designing enterprise networks including cost, compatibility, expandability, security, and future requirements. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits
IT4155 *
Internetworking Architectures 2

Learners investigate the architectural methodologies used in the design and development of computer networks, including the physical structure of internal components of network devices and their interactions in local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs). Learners evaluate the planning, methods, procedures, and tools necessary to prevent vulnerabilities in networked systems and analyze the procedures used to validate and restore network services following an incident. Learners also strengthen the skills needed to manage, operate, and maintain networked, managed, and linked systems and peripherals. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4150.

3 quarter credits
IT4160 *
Internetwork Analysis and Design

In this course, learners investigate the internetworking concepts for analyzing, planning, designing, and securing an enterprise network. In particular, learners apply a top-down approach to network design, modular hierarchies, enterprise network considerations, IPv4 and IPv6 addressing, wireless network architectures, and internetworking security lifecycle. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4155.

3 quarter credits
IT4165 *
Internetwork System Assurance and Security

This course introduces learners to information assurance and security for Cisco® IOS. Learners gain knowledge and skills needed to develop security infrastructures, recognize threats, identify vulnerabilities, and protect an organization from exposure to online dangers. Learners use Cisco hardware and software to incorporate security-conscious designs and test strategies for recognizing and mitigating threats, as well as identifying common layer 2 attacks. Learners also explore hardware filtering, site-to-site VPNs, and authentication and encryption techniques. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4155.

3 quarter credits
IT4170 *
Wireless Networks

Learners evaluate fundamental wireless networking concepts and tools for planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, securing, and troubleshooting wireless local area networks (WLANs). Learners acquire and demonstrate knowledge of wireless-related technologies, standards, and topologies for network professionals who must design and implement secure wireless network infrastructures. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits
IT4561 *
Linux Operating Systems

Learners in this course demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the Linux operating system. Learners use command line tools and software packages, and practice hardware configuration, file management, process management, and file editing. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3318.

3 quarter credits
IT4571 *
Advanced Linux Operating Systems

In this course, learners apply knowledge of advanced topics specific to the Linux operating system. Learners administer the Linux system, script, and implement network configuration and security.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4561.

3 quarter credits
IT4580 *
RFID Technologies

In this course, learners investigate the fundamentals of RFID technologies and assess the tools for planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting RFID within a network environment. Learners build and demonstrate knowledge of interrogation zones, tag classification, RF propagation, standards and regulations, and RF infrastructure design. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits

For a Network Technology: Microsoft minor:

IT4511 *
Cloud Concepts and Architecture

Learners gain an understanding of foundational cloud concepts including scalability, elasticity, fault tolerance, and disaster recovery. Learners develop hands-on proficiency with an industry-standard cloud platform. Learners also analyze the benefits and economic advantages of cloud computing and strategies for transitioning from on-premise infrastructure to cloud infrastructure. Finally, learners investigate IT governance implementation in the cloud.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.​

3 quarter credits
IT4521 *
Cloud Management and Administration

Learners build on their knowledge of cloud-based networks by demonstrating management and administration of cloud architectures and resources. Learners deploy virtual machines, configure and manage virtual networks, and implement and manage storage. Learners also implement cloud architectures and resources while focusing on managing security and authorized access to cloud network resources.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4511.

3 quarter credits
IT4530 *
Enterprise Administration

In this course, learners investigate administration concepts related to enterprise networks using network tools for deploying servers and configuring network application services within an enterprise network. Learners build on previously analyzed material by applying concepts such as IP addressing, name resolution, remote access, remote desktop services, active directory, authentication, and data security to enterprise networks. Learners gain an understanding of advanced network administration strategies for enterprise networks.  Prerequisite(s): IT4521.

3 quarter credits
IT4541 *
Enterprise Server Infrastructure 1

Learners in this course develop the skills to plan, design, analyze, and implement servers in an enterprise environment. Learners acquire and apply knowledge of implementation strategies specific to server migration, virtualization planning, DHCP design, VPN solutions, deploying file and storage services, and Active Directory configuration. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4530.

3 quarter credits
IT4551 *
Enterprise Server Infrastructure 2

Learners investigate and implement advanced topics in the administration and strategic support of enterprise server environments. Learners also develop administrative and monitoring strategies; build an understanding of federated identity solutions, site certificates, failover and clustering, and business continuity; and evaluate technical planning and deployment strategies for virtualized environments. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4541.

3 quarter credits
IT4561 *
Linux Operating Systems

Learners in this course demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the Linux operating system. Learners use command line tools and software packages, and practice hardware configuration, file management, process management, and file editing. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3318.

3 quarter credits
IT4571 *
Advanced Linux Operating Systems

In this course, learners apply knowledge of advanced topics specific to the Linux operating system. Learners administer the Linux system, script, and implement network configuration and security.  Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT4561.

3 quarter credits
IT4580 *
RFID Technologies

In this course, learners investigate the fundamentals of RFID technologies and assess the tools for planning, installing, configuring, optimizing, monitoring, and troubleshooting RFID within a network environment. Learners build and demonstrate knowledge of interrogation zones, tag classification, RF propagation, standards and regulations, and RF infrastructure design. Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent registration in IT3355 and IT3358.

3 quarter credits

 

Elective courses

 

At least 51 quarter credits

 

Choose 51 quarter credits of additional undergraduate courses.

 

Capstone course

 

At least 6 quarter credits

Taken during the learner’s final quarter:

IT4990
Information Technology Capstone Project

In this course, learners apply knowledge and skills from other courses as they develop a project that benefits an organization, community, or industry. Learners prepare a proposal that includes a project description, deliverables, completion dates, and associated learning. Upon approval from the instructor, learners execute the proposal, record their progress weekly using a project tracking website, and produce a final project report. For BS in Information Technology learners only. Must be taken during the learner’s final quarter. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or credit for prior learning.

6 quarter credits

 

 

Total

 

 

At least 180 quarter credits, including a minimum of 54 quarter credits from the 3000/4000 level

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

Learners who do not complete all program requirements within quarter credit/program point minimums will be required to accrue such additional quarter credits/program points as are associated with any additional or repeat coursework necessary for successful completion of program requirements.

GuidedPath courses fulfill the program requirements and prerequisites for each delivery model.

 
Eligible Concentrations

Accounting

Health Care Management

Management and Leadership

Marketing

 

Multiple Specializations available (must be within the same degree program)