ITIS Information Systems (ITIS)

ITIS 1000 Basic Computer Skills 1 Credit

This course provides an overview of computer concepts and introductory training in the use of computer hardware and software. Students will study computer equipment, computer software, and related terminology. The course includes the fundamentals of using operating system and productivity software, Internet tools and services, and an introduction to an e-Learning environment using Blackboard. The selected software studied in this course includes the Microsoft Office Suite and the Google Apps (aka G Suite). Either ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials or ITIS 1000 serves as a prerequisite for other IT&CS courses. Students who have taken ITIS 1005 should not take this course.

(2.5 contact hours: 0.5 lecture, 2 lab)

ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials (CTAG, TAG) 3 Credits

This computer literacy course provides a fundamental knowledge of computers and their role in today's society. Students will study computer equipment, computer software, and related terminology. The course also provides introductory training in the use of computer hardware and software, including the fundamentals of using operating system and productivity software, Internet tools and services, as well as an introduction to an e-Learning environment using Blackboard. The selected software studied in this course includes the Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps (aka G Suite). Either ITIS 1000 Basic Computer Skills or ITIS 1005 serves as a prerequisite for other IT&CS courses. This course meets the Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG: OBU003) and Career Technical Assurance Guides (CTAG: CTIT001) requirements for Ohio’s Articulation and Transfer Policy.

(5 contact hours: 1 lecture, 4 lab)

ITIS 1007 Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science 3 Credits

This course is an introduction to the fields of information technology and computer science. In includes foundational concepts of computing including algorithms, computer architecture, databases, human-computer interaction, programming languages and concepts, operating systems, networking, and the Internet. Students will have the opportunity to explore how computing has made innovations in other fields possible and will examine the ethical implications of computing technologies as well as gain an introduction to the process of computational thinking. This course presents the basics of computer science principles as outlined in the AP Computer Science Principles exam.

(4 contact hours: 2.5 lecture, 1.5 lab)

ITIS 1008 Ethics in Information Technology 1 Credit

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1008 or permission of instructor.

This course provides an understanding of ethical and societal issues in today's Information Technology (IT) world. It includes an overview of ethics for IT professionals and topics on computer crime, software development, intellectual property, IT impact on quality of life, morality, and codes of ethics and conduct.

(1.5 contact hours: 0.5 lecture, 1 lab)

ITIS 1025 Managing and Optimizing Personal Computers 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or ENGR 1000, ITON 1070; or permission of instructor.

This course provides a fundamental knowledge of personal computer hardware and operating systems software. Students will use various software utilities to maintain, troubleshoot, and optimize the operations of PCs in a Windows environment. Topics include troubleshooting fundamentals and support techniques.

(4.5 contact hours: 1.5 lecture, 3 lab)

ITIS 1030 Security Awareness 1 Credit

This course provides a basic introduction to practical security knowledge of computers and related technology equipment. It covers all aspects of information security and explains the value of securing data, both for home users and the workplace. The course introduces ethical policies at government, organizational, and individual levels, the importance of data confidentiality and integrity, risk management, common threats and countermeasures, wired and wireless networks, Internet risks, and personal security defenses. Hands-on exercises will demonstrate several course concepts in a Windows environment.

(2 contact hours: 0.5 lecture, 1.5 lab)

ITIS 1100 Internet: Services, Tools and Web Page Creation 2 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS1000 (can be taken concurrently) or ITIS1005 (can be taken concurrently) or ITIS 1007 (can be taken concurrently) or permission of instructor.

This course provides an overview of the Internet including services, tools, and web page creation. Topics also include a brief history of the Internet, browser basics, refined searching techniques, Internet security, electronic commerce, and societal issues. Students will use a browser program with special emphasis on the functions of email, mailing lists (listservs), newsgroups, chatting, search engine usage, wikis, blogs, and file transfer protocol. They will also learn and use basic HTML code to design and create web pages.

(3 contact hours: 1 lecture, 2 lab)

ITIS 1108 Using an HTML Editor 2 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or GRDS 1375 or permission of instructor.

This course provides continued instruction in the use of HTML. Students will build on skills and knowledge from ITCS 1105 Web Programming I and incorporate the use of an HTML editor program. Students will use the Adobe Dreamweaver Web authoring tool to develop Web pages and use templates and wizards/coaches to simplify Web page development. The course will examine other authoring tools as the industry evolves.

(3 contact hours: 1 lecture, 2 lab)

ITIS 1115 Internet Technologies and Concepts 2 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or ENGR 1000 or permission of instructor.

This course provides a vendor-neutral focus on the technology behind the Internet with a comprehensive overview of Internet concepts. Students will examine Internet fundamentals; Internet clients; Web development tools and concepts; networking hardware, software, protocols, and topologies; security concepts and features; and e-business concepts and models.

(3 contact hours: 1 lecture, 2 lab)

ITIS 1130 Introduction to Web Design 1 Credit

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or BUSM 1700 (can be taken concurrently) or GRDS 1375 or permission of instructor.

This course introduces techniques for effective Web page design. The course helps students design Web sites by focusing on information presentation and audience considerations as well as features and tools available to enhance sites.

(1.5 contact hours: 0.5 lecture, 1 lab)

ITIS 1355 Security+ and Security Essentials 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or ITIS 1030 or ITON 1011 or permission of instructor.

This course introduces the basics of network security including computer network vulnerabilities and threats and how to circumvent them by providing safeguards and countermeasures. Students will explore network security planning, network security technology, network security organization, and the legal and ethical issues associated with network security. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's Security+ certification.

(5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab)

ITIS 1360 Introduction to Computer Forensics and Investigations 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or ITIS 1030 or ITON 1011 or permission of instructor, This course introduces the basics of network security including computer network vulnerabilities and threats and how to circumvent them by providing safeguards and countermeasures.

Students will explore network security planning, network security technology, network security organization, and the legal and ethical issues associated with network security. This course helps students prepare for CompTIA's Security+ certification.

(5 contact hours: 1 lecture, 4 lab)

ITIS 1510 Microsoft Office Word: Skills and Techniques 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or permission of instructor.

This course provides a comprehensive study of word processing software. Students will create and edit documents, enhance text using various formatting options, and use proofing tools. In addition, the course will explore ways to enhance page layout and design using themes, styles, and templates. Advanced topics include creating tables, performing a mail merge, creating and running macros, and creating online documents and forms.

(4.5 contact hours: 1.5 lecture, 3 lab)

ITIS 1520 Microsoft Office Excel: Skills and Techniques 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or permission of instructor.

This course provides a comprehensive study of electronic spreadsheets. Students will design, create, edit, and format spreadsheets, charts, and tables. In addition, the course will explore ways to utilize spreadsheet functions in data analysis. Advanced topics include handling multiple worksheets as well as creating and using templates, macros, defined names, databases, data protection and validation, and pivot tables.

(4.5 contact hours: 1.5 lecture, 3 lab)

ITIS 1530 Microsoft Office Access: Skills and Techniques 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or permission of instructor.

This course provides a comprehensive study of database management in a Microsoft Windows environment. Students will develop database structures, create and maintain tables, run and save queries, sort and filter records, and create and customize forms and reports. Advanced topics include creating and running macros, creating switchboards, and writing Visual Basic code. This course is cross-listed as ITIS 1530 Microsoft Office Access: Skills and Techniques and ITDB 1430 Microsoft Access Relational Database. Students who have taken the course under the alternative course ID should not take this course.

(4.5 contact hours: 1.5 lecture, 3 lab)

ITIS 1540 Microsoft Office PowerPoint: Skills and Techniques 2 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or permission of instructor.

This course provides a comprehensive study of presentation graphics in a Microsoft Windows environment. Students will create, edit, and display slide shows while using design templates, special effects, and various presentation views. Additional topics include embedding and modifying text, spreadsheets, graphs, organizational charts, clip art, and graphic objects.

(3 contact hours: 1 lecture, 2 lab)

ITIS 1550 Using Microsoft Office: Word and Excel 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1000 or ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or permission of instructor.

This course provides a study of how to use word processing and electronic spreadsheet software. Students will design, create, edit, and format documents, spreadsheets, charts, and tables. In addition, the course will explore ways to enhance page layout and design using styles and templates, as well as utilize spreadsheet formulas and functions in data analysis. Additional topics include performing a mail merge and importing data into a spreadsheet.

(4.5 contact hours: 1.5 lecture, 3 lab)

ITIS 2015 Information Technology Project Management 3 Credits

Prerequisite: BUSM 1300, ITCS 1010; or permission of instructor .

This course develops project management skills needed to define, plan, lead, monitor, and complete Information Technology projects. Students will study the role of the project manager and examine and apply tools used for project management.

(4 contact hours: 2.5 lecture, 1.5 lab)

ITIS 2355 Security Investigation and Penetration Studies 3 Credits

Prerequisite: CNET 2720 or ITIS 1355 or Security+ Certification or permission of instructor.

This course introduces the network security specialist to the various methodologies for attacking a network. Students will explore the concepts, principles and techniques, supplemented by hands-on exercises, for attacking and disabling a network. The course presents these methodologies within the context of properly securing the network. It emphasizes network attack methodologies with the use of network attack techniques and tools, and helps students prepare for the Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) certification.

(5 contact hours: 2 lecture, 3 lab)

ITIS 2360 Computer Forensics Service, Tools, and Investigation 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1360 or permission of instructor.

This course provides students with practical experience in the use of additional computer forensic tools, including those used for disaster recovery, and encryption or decryption of evidence data. Students will receive instruction in other investigative and analytical strategies used in a computer forensics laboratory. Students will work with various scenarios to gain experience in investigation of systems and networks and in appropriate presentation of findings.

(5 contact hours: 1 lecture, 4 lab)

ITIS 2510 Help Desk Concepts and Management 3 Credits

Prerequisite: ITIS 1005 or ITIS 1007 or permission of instructor.

This course develops computer support and customer service skills needed by help desk specialists. Students will study the role of a help desk specialist and examine and apply tools used for help desk management.

(3 contact hours)

ITIS 2890 Information Technology and Computer Science Capstone 2 Credits

Prerequisite: 45 semester credits including 15 credits of ITCS/ITDB/ITIS/ITON courses, a grade of "C" or better in all ITCS/ITDB/ITIS/ITON courses.

This course serves as a capstone experience for Information Technology and Computer Science degree programs by providing students with an opportunity to finalize their electronic portfolio, practice and refine soft skills required in industry, enhance knowledge of ethical considerations in IT, and prepare for employment with skills related to resume writing, job search, and job interviewing. Students will also gain knowledge in their chosen profession through a field observation experience. Students must complete 8 hours of field observation in an IT department.

(2 contact hours)