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Computer Information Systems
Web Technologies Degree - Bachelor of Science
Degree Information prior to March 10, 2014
Major Requirements (36 hours)
CIS 237 Elementary Web Scripting
This course instructs students in the process of writing scripts which will be used to support a Web server environment. Web scripts may take advantage of several kinds of supporting applications, so the installation and configuration of those applications is covered during the early stages of the course. Students learn to create Web forms, collect and process information obtained from them, and to retrieve and update information contained in databases. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of HTML
CIS 240 Introduction to UNIX
This course is designed to teach the fundamental concepts required for effective use of a UNIX operating system. During this course students learn to log in and out, navigate the file system, manipulate files, redirect and pipe the input and output of commands, hand file permissions, work with external devices, backup and restore of information, script in Bourne-again and C shells, and the configuring of network services. Hands-on demonstration and practical application play a prominent role in the course.
CIS 248 Introduction to Web Design
This course is open to all academic majors with an assumed lack of knowledge of the field of web design. Students shall learn the basics of creating, posting, and maintaining Internet web pages. Students shall use multimedia software, web authoring software, and scripting techniques to create the web pages. Also, the students shall evaluate web pages and web sites for technological, business, and artistic merit. This is an interdisciplinary class that allows students to combine computer, business, and creative skills.
CIS 280 Web Server Software
This course provides students with a hands-on introduction to the software which is most often used on web servers. Students will install and configure virtual machine servers, server operating systems, web-server software, extensions to web-server software, and database management systems.
CIS 305 Management and Design of Database Systems
The major focus of the course will be the relational model with a brief discussion of the hierarchical and network models. Database design using E-R Diagrams will be presented. Relational terminology and the theoretical concepts of the model, such as normalization, will be discussed. The Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to manipulate the model. Students will prepare a small application using a Commercial Relational Database Management Systems.
CIS 328 Principles of Web Interface Design
This course presents students with technologies currently in use in web development, with particular emphasis on the benchmarks, conventions, and standards used to measure the strength of web interfaces. The characteristics which help determine good web interfaces include navigability, bandwidth requirements, aesthetics, consideration for visitors with special needs, and compliance with industry standards.
CIS 337 Web Scripting
This course provides a broad coverage of Web tools needed to create well designed web sites. Students will learn the fundamentals of server-side scripting creating dynamic web pages that interface with a database while emphasizing vendor-neutral Web standards.
CIS 340A Business Telecommunications
This course will explore the fundamental technical principles of telecommunications and computer networks and then examine the business challenges of managing communications resources.
CIS 357 Operating System Administration
This course provides the knowledge and skills required to administer small to medium-sized networks in server environments. Hands-on demonstration and practical application of administrative tools, utilities, and configurations in server environments will be the most significant feature of the course. Issues dealing with security, troubleshooting, and configuration will be presented, discussed, and applied by the students in the classroom.
CIS 403 XML Programming
This course instructs students in the skills associated with creating and utilizing the XML language for the storage and display of information. Prerequisite: CIS 248
CIS 405 E-Commerce
This course is designed for both technical and business students. Students will explore the core technologies and business practices that support commerce using the Internet. The course equips the students with the knowledge necessary to understand and evaluate electronic commerce business models and projects.
CIS 406 Information Security
This course is designed to provide an introduction to information security. Current trends in information security will be explored. Students will be introduced to sources of threats and vulnerabilities as well as methods for optimizing system security. Legal and ethical issues associated with information security will be examined, as well as how those issues are addressed within the context of an organization.
- Computer Concepts and Applications (CIS 101 or equivalent)
AND one of the following:
- Database (Access, Oracle, DB2, MSSql, Informix, etc.)
- Networking (Telecommunication, Novell, Cisco, etc.)
- Programming (C, C++, C#, or Java)
- Other (graphics design, animation, Flash, desktop publishing, etc.)
- MCSE Certification
- CCNA Cisco Certification
- CompTIA I-Net+ Certification 126
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