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ISM 3011   MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to Public Safety Administration BAS, Business Administration BS, Public Policy and Administration BS, or Educational Studies BS program. This course provides a framework for managers to understand the important role of technology and information systems and emphasizes the importance of working effectively with all members of the organization to achieve successful business outcomes. The student will be introduced to technology and information systems terminology and will be expected to understand the business implications of information technology. Real world examples using case studies, practical exercises, and research assignments will show future managers how information technology can be applied to improve organizations. 47 contact hours.

ISM 3232   APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: CGS 1100 with a minimum grade of C and admission to the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program. This course covers a broad range of software topics as they apply to software management and systems analysis and design. Topics include, but are not limited to organizational requirements analysis, process of systems development and design, systems development life cycle (SDLC), and optimization of technology payback. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4212   DATABASE DESIGN AND ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Technology Management BAS. This course covers the essentials of database design and administration in a business environment and focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to develop data models aligned with the requirements of business. This course also covers structured query language (SQL) and the object-oriented approach to data modeling and design. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4220   NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites:  Admission to the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program. This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the various networking technologies and their practical application in the management of a business. The course also covers the technical issues involved in designing and implementing an efficient network for voice, data, and information networks. 47 contact hours

ISM 4301   INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN INDUSTRY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Banking BAS, International Business BAS, Management and Organizational Leadership BAS, Technology Management BAS or Educational Studies BS program or Health Services Administration BAS. This course addresses key management issues as they are applied to global information resources management. This course also addresses strategic global systems issues such as hardware, software, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), electronic business integration, security and infrastructure support for a variety of industries. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4320   CORE SECURITY PRINCIPLES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program and ISM 4323. This course provides the foundation of security principles and skills necessary for the successful management of information security in an organization. Students will understand the controls over hardware, media, as well as personnel responsible for utilizing an organization’s information assets. The student will also become familiar with auditing and monitoring for security events. The course focuses on the physical measures and their associated procedures necessary to safeguard against damage, loss and theft. The student will be able to recognize the basic concepts of cryptography including key algorithms, distribution methods, methods of attack, and the construction and use of concepts such as digital signatures. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4321   STRATEGIC CYBER SECURITY ENFORCEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program and ISM 4320 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed as an introduction to strategic cybersecurity enforcement topics. Students will learn how to identify, understand and research policies, issues, and vulnerabilities in cyber security. Major topics covered include; Homeland security, foreign and domestic cyber security policies, current and emerging cyber security issues, and research and development efforts. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4323   SECURITY ESSENTIALS

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: Admission to Technology Management BAS, Health Services Administration BAS or Health Services Administration BASPR and basic understanding of network, database and application principles is suggested. This course includes the study of security issues: access control, authentication, authorization, and non-repudiation as well as network security, platform security, data and file security, virus detection and management, scam control and security administration. Also included are support technologies and tools such as: security gateways, firewall, certification authorities, Public Key Identifiers (PKI) services. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4324   APPLICATIONS IN INFORMATION SECURITY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program. This course helps develop the important security concepts relative to software application development and access control that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful management of information security in an organization. Students will understand the environment where software is designed and developed as well as the critical role software plays in providing security to an organization’s information systems. The course focuses on software development concepts that relate to security, and how access control methodologies fit into the entire enterprise architecture. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4330   INFORMATION SECURITY POLICY ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program. This course develops the information security knowledge and skills necessary for the successful management of information security technology in an organization. Students will understand an organization’s information assets. Students will also learn how to develop and implement policies, procedures and standards as they relate to an information security plan. The course focuses on information classification, risk assessment, business continuity planning and enterprise security architecture, as well as the key concepts of enterprise information security planning and administration. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4480   ELECTRONIC COMMERCE SYSTEMS AND STRATEGIES

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to Business Administration BS, International Business BAS, Management & Organizational Leadership BAS, Technology Management BAS, Business Technology Education BS, or Educational Studies BS. This course is designed to familiarize the student with the management approach to defining and implementing e-commerce (EC) systems. The course addresses the digital economy, EC strategy and marketing, EC models (Business to Business, Business to Consumer, etc.) as well as EC architectures. The course will cover management and regulatory issues in EC such as internationalization, electronic payment methods, Internet fraud, mobile ecommerce, and current implementation technologies. Architectures and inter-dependence (i.e. integration) of systems will be covered. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4545   DATA ANALYTICS TECHNOLOGIES

credits: 3  

This course was formerly CAP 4760. Prerequisite:  Admission to TMGT-BAS.  This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental data concepts such as the difference between data and information, big data, and the process of manipulating and analyzing data through the use of statistics. It covers current topics relating to big data and explains how organizations use data to add value.

ISM 4547   Data Analytics Management

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission to TMGT-BAS program and ISM 4545 with a minimum grade of "C".This course is designed to introduce students to data analysis concepts and provide students with an understanding of data interpretation and its practical application in the management of a business. The course also covers a variety of tools used for data analysis and gives the student an understanding of how to obtain and manipulate data for use, and exploration of common analytical techniques.

ISM 4915   SENIOR CAPSTONE PROJECT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: The student must have completed all major (core) courses in the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program with a C or better. This is the capstone course for the Technology Development and Management program. It will provide the opportunity for the student to demonstrate that he/she has learned the material from the program and can apply it in the real world. It should be taken during the student’s last semester at the college. It provides the student the opportunity to develop a plan to solve a problem dealing with technology management issues today. The student will choose one case study and address the problem in detail. 47 contact hours.

ISM 4940   INTERNSHIP: TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Technology Development and Management (TMGT-BAS) program and permission of college-wide Internship Office. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to his/her program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. 180 contact hours.


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