First Semester Credits
ENL101   3
COM103   3
GIT110 M
Computer Applications

This course focuses on the use of the microcomputer in various business settings. A lab/lecture environment is used to enable students to learn the Windows operating system and four commonly used software packages selected from applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Students are introduced to the software and then progress through various challenging assignments, including integrating applications. Basic concepts in Internet usage, including electronic mail, are an integral part of the course.

Prerequisite: (GIT101, GIT102, or 30wpm) Co-requisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a General Education elective.

If challenged or waived, an Information Technology elective may be substituted.

3
BUS100   3
BIT113   3
Second Semester Credits
ACC100   3
BIT187 M 3
  M Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3 (or) 4
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
BIT115   3
Third Semester Credits
    General Education Elective 3
    Behavioral & Social Science 3
GIT183 M 3
  M
First-level Programming Course
  • BIT175 Visual Basic Programming
  • CSC105 Computer Programming I: Python
  • CSC110 Computer Programming I: Java
  • CSC120 Computer Programming I: C++
3
GIT150 M 3
Fourth Semester Credits
BUS120 (or)
HSC104
 
Business Law (or)
Cybercrime

BUS120 Business Law I

This course is a comprehensive guide to the basic principles and practices of Business Law including an introduction to law and its application in the business world. The course covers business ethics; the judicial process and court systems; the constitutional grounds for business regulation; torts, personal, real, and intellectual property; contracts, sales, agency, employment law, business organizations including partnerships and corporations; and government regulation of business.

Prerequisite: None

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


HSC104 Cybercrime

This course provides students with basic information on how commonly encountered high-technology crimes are committed as well as basic investigation strategies including the collection of evidence and computer forensics focusing on the network. Crimes dealing with computers, telephones, check-reading machines, credit card machines, and other technology are discussed. Issues dealing with jurisdiction and legislation to expressly criminalize cybercrime are discussed.

Prerequisite: HSC101 or BIT187

Offered: Spring

3
   
Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (or)
Natural or Physical Science*

*Students planning on transfer should take a 4-credit lab science course.

For a complete list of General Education Courses, see: General Education Courses

3 (or) 4
   
Information Technology Elective

Any course with a GIT, BIT, or CSC designation or HSC104.

3
   
Advanced Information Technology Elective

CSC130 or a 200-level course with a GIT, BIT or CSC course designation.

3
BIT261  
IT Cooperative Work Experience (or)
Advanced Information Technology Elective

BIT261 Information Technology Cooperative Work Experience

The student works in an information systems office for 150 hours to gain practical training in one of the varied aspects of information technology. All students in Information Technology tracks are encouraged to take a cooperative work experience. Limited to students enrolled in the Information Technology program.

Prerequisite: at least 2 semesters of Business and IT courses and/or comparable practical experience. Permission of IT Coordinator

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: May be repeated once for credit.


Advanced Information Technology Elective:

CSC130 or a 200-level course with a GIT, BIT or CSC course designation.

3
Total Credits 60–62

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.