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Course Descriptions: IT Program

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming

    • INFOTC 1040 | 3 Credit Hours
    • An introduction to problem solving methods and programming concepts, providing experience in designing, developing, implementing, and testing programs. Cannot be taken for credit after CMP_SC 1050.
  • Introduction to Entertainment Media

    • INFOTC 1610 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course is an introduction to the basic fundamentals of entertainment products such as postproduction technology, camera and lighting technology, audio creation and mixing technology, and broadcast technology. Computer programs designed for visual special effects are used. Prerequisites: May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Digital Multimedia

    • INFOTC 2600 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course introduces broad views of concepts, software, hardware, and solutions in entertainment media applications. It will examine career options in fields such as information technology, news, film production and postproduction, website design, advertising, or communication. Prerequisites: May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Audio/Video I

    • INFOTC 2610 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This is an introductory course on digital audio and video editing. Background presented in the course will include an overview of the techniques used in modern Non-Linear video editing, and understanding of block editing, and why it is essential when using modern digital technology. The course is hands-on with students at workstations, learning the software directly at the keyboard, and working on assignments in a lab context. Prerequisites: May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Computer Modeling and Animation I

    • INFOTC 2620 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Introduction to the field of computer modeling and animation with an emphasis on tools. Learn programming methods for developing customized modeling and animation algorithms. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Fundamentals of Network Technology

    • INFOTC 2810 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course includes an overview of networking and the common wireless standards. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: CMP_SC 1050. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Cyber Security

    • INFOTC 2910 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course covers numerous platform-independent security topics including threats, problem ports and services, theory and practice of defense in security, intrusion detection, data security, securing remote access, user education and support, designing a secure network and security management. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: CMP_SC 1050, INFOTC 2810. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Topics in Information Technology

    • INFOTC 3001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated upon consent of department. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Audio/Video II

    • INFOTC 3610 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course presents broad professional techniques for completing an off-line edit and the progression to online and finishing, adding depth to topics introduced in A/V I. Students will gain experience in editing techniques involving dialogue, action, documentaries, music videos, and multi-camera projects. The course also introduces special effects, audio finishing, clip and media management, and use of various media formats. Prerequisites: C- or higher in INFOTC 2610. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Computer Modeling and Animation II

    • INFOTC 3620 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course covers advanced methods for modeling and animation with an emphasis on computer science theory and virtual reality. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or higher in INFOTC 2620. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Introduction to Game Design

    • INFOTC 3630 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This class will focus on the theory, design, and implementation of games using the industry standard game development tools. Students will learn about the workflow for designing, creating and implementing vital components for modern games, with respect to data structures, algorithms, content, development tools and practice of game development. The final project is a fully functional, your own custom game. Prerequisites: CMP_SC 1050. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Introduction to Game Design

    • INFOTC 3630 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This class will focus on the theory, design, and implementation of games using the industry standard game development tools. Students will learn about the workflow for designing, creating and implementing vital components for modern games, with respect to data structures, algorithms, content, development tools and practice of game development. The final project is a fully functional, your own custom game. Prerequisites: CMP_SC 1050. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Digital Effects

    • INFOTC 3640 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of digital motion picture effects technology. This course is designed for a student interested in pursuing a career in information technology, news, film production and film postproduction, website design, or communication. Prerequisites: C- or higher in INFOTC 1610 or C- or higher in INFOTC 2610. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Computer System Administration

    • INFOTC 3850 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course will cover network management tools, network maintenance, data management, remote access management, management tasks, responsibilities and ethics, required plans and policies, design of a well-managed network. Some work will be done in both Windows and Linux environments. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: CMP_SC 2050, junior standing. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Internship in Information Technology

    • INFOTC 3940 | 1 - 6 Credit Hours
    • Information Technology-related experience in business or industry jointly supervised by faculty and IT professionals. Students should apply one semester in advance for consent of the supervising professor. Graded on an S/U basis only. Prerequisites: Instructor Consent.
  • Topics in Information Technology

    • INFOTC 4001 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Topics may vary from semester to semester. May be repeated upon consent of department. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • C#/.NET Development

    • INFOTC 4400 | 3 Credit Hours
    • Learn how to develop and debug multi-threaded Windows desktop applications based on the object-oriented (OO), Model-View-Controller (MVC), and Model View ViewModel (MVVM) paradigms using C#, .NET, Windows Presentation Foundations (WPF), and Visual Studio. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: CMP_SC 2050. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Team-Based Mobile Device Application Development

    • INFOTC 4500 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as JOURN 4444). This is a multi-disciplinary, team-based course on developing applications for mobile devices. Teams will be comprised of students who are software developers and students who are designers. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: for Journalism majors (Designers), instructor's consent; for Computer Science or Information Technology majors (Developers), CMP_SC 2050 or permission of instructor. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Digital Effects II

    • INFOTC 4640 | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course builds on fundamentals of digital motion picture effects technology learned in Digital Effects I. Computer programs designed for digital visual special effects in film and broadcast are integrated throughout the course. Prerequisites: C- or higher in INFOTC 3640. May be restricted to Information Technology majors during early registration.
  • Science and Engineering of the World Wide Web

    • INFOTC 4830 | 3 Credit Hours
    • (same as CMP_SC 4830; cross-leveled with CMP_SC 7830). This course will study the science and engineering of the World Wide Web. We will study the languages, protocols, services and tools that enable the web. Emphasis will be placed on basics and technologies. Prerequisites: CMP_SC 2830 with a C- or higher.
  • Senior Capstone Design - Writing Intensive

    • INFOTC 4970W | 3 Credit Hours
    • This course is an opportunity for you to demonstrate that you have achieved the goals established by the Information Technology (IT) program. You will do this through a series of writing exercises, class activities, and a team-based project. You will demonstrate your ability to synthesize various methods and skills, apply them to new, novel, complex, and integrated project requirements in real-world IT problems. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: C- or higher in CMP_SC 4320 and senior standing. Restricted to INFOTC majors.