Certificate in Informatics

Courses
 

Six courses, 18 hours

A study of computer hardware and operating system software as it relates to the CIS professional. Systems networking is introduced. Rudimentary programming concepts are introduced using Python or a similar interpreted programming language.
 

An introduction to development of computer applications using rapid developmental tools such as Visual Basic. Emphasis on designing and managing graphical user interfaces, procedures, file management, debugging, and testing. 
This course introduces web design and basic programming techniques for developing effective and useful websites. Coursework emphasizes website structure and navigational models, practical and legal usability considerations, and performance factors related to using various types of media and tools such as hypertext markup language (HTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), dynamic HTML (DHTML) and scripting.
Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals

A study of the analysis and design of computer information systems, with emphasis on software design using UML and agile development. 
Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals or permission of CIS Program Director.

Study of database management concepts and techniques. Emphasis on data modeling using relational data models. Discussion and application of SQL to develop and query databases. Additional topics include database administration on common database platforms such as Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL. Remote data access and management using client-server, distributed, and Internet-hosted databases. 
Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals

The course is an introduction to the basic issues in computer security. While technical in nature, this course is introductory in its approach and managerial in its focus, such that the student is not required to have an extensive background in programming or technical applications. 
Prerequisite: IT Fundamentals

A capstone course that explores various computer information systems applications in accounting, management, marketing, finance, and business administration. Computer information systems analysis, design, and utilization including information as a resource, hardware/software concepts, data communications, database concepts, systems development and general systems concepts.

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