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IDS-101 Human Thought and Learning

Credits: 3
This course explores the principles, methods, and application of human thought and learning, including such topics as attention, information processing, problem-solving, hypothesis testing, memory, argumentation, learning theory, and cognitive awareness. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101 or ENG-160


IDS-151 21st Century Workplace

Credits: 1
This course examines the fundamental changes which are occurring in the modern American workplace: international competition, technological change, the quality movement, standardization, customization, and similar forces. It examines these dynamics in particular reference to their impact on interpersonal relations, teamwork, and leadership. This course is for youth programs only. 0.0-3.0-1.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IDS-156 Personal Customer Service Skills

Credits: 1
This course takes an in-depth look at the application and implementation of personal communication skills essential to managing successful customer service relations. 1-0-1

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 and MAT-032; or acceptable placement scores.


IDS-201 Leadership Development

Credits: 3
This course focuses on the development of leadership, including philosophy, morals/ethics, and individual ability/style. It is designed to increase students understanding of themselves and the theories and techniques of leadership and group processes by integrating theoretical concepts with the reality of application within a group setting. 3.0-0.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... ENG-101 or ENG-160


IMT-101 Introduction to Industrial Maintenance

Credits: 2
This course is an introduction to industrial maintenance. This course is for youth programs only. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IMT-103 Precision Measuring Instrument

Credits: 2
This course covers the use of various precision measuring instruments commonly used in the industry. 1.3.2

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IMT-113 Power Tools Operations

Credits: 2
This course covers the use of power tools and their applications in industrial and service areas. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-032 and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores.


IMT-114 Benchwork and Assembly

Credits: 2
This course covers the use of hand and power tools, measuring, and prints associated with an assembly project. It will give students the platforms to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in the form of a final project. 1.3.2

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IMT-121 Drive Systems

Credits: 2
This course covers drive systems consisting of belts and pulleys, chains and sprockets, and gear drives used to transmit power. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-032 and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores.


IMT-122 Couplings

Credits: 2
This course covers methods used to install various types of couplings, both flexible and rigid, used to transmit energy. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IMT-121, MAT-032, and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores.


IMT-126 Introduction to Mechanical Installation

Credits: 2
This course includes and introduction to the skills required for rigging, installing, and repairing machinery. 1.0-3.0-2.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IMT-113, IMT-121, IMT-122, and IMT-151


IMT-131 Hydraulics and Pneumatics

Credits: 4
This course covers the basic technology and principles of hydraulics and pneumatics. Upon completion of this course, the student should understand basic terminology, symbols, and principles and be able to maintain a basic fluid power system. 3.0-3.0-4.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-101 and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores.


IMT-151 Piping Systems

Credits: 3
This course covers plumbing and piping systems used in industrial, commercial, and/or residential construction. Emphasis is placed on the reading and sketching of piping schematics as well as the fabrication and design of piping systems. The student learns to thread pipe, solder/flare copper tubing, and make up plastic pipe joints. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... MAT-032 and RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores.


IMT-171 Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Certification I

Credits: 1
This course is a study of manufacturing safety as one of four key portable production skills associated with MSSC certification. Students will learn how to perform safety and environmental inspections, and how to offer procedural suggestions that support safety in the manufacturing work environment. 0-3-1

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IMT-172 Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Certification 2

Credits: 1
This course is a study of quality and continuous improvement as one of four key manufacturing portable production skills associated with MSSC certification. Students will learn how to inspect materials and processes, and take corrective actions to restore or maintain quality. 0-3-1

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IMT-173 Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Certification 3

Credits: 1
This course is a study of manufacturing processes and production as one of four key portable production skills associated with MSSC certification. Students will examine the entire production process cycle including resource availability, product specifications, and shipping/distribution. 0-3-1

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IMT-174 Manufacturing Skills Standard Council Certification 4

Credits: 1
This course is a study of maintenance awareness as one of four key manufacturing portable production skills associated with MSSC certification. Topics include potential maintenance issues with basic production systems, preventive maintenance, and routine repairs. 0-3-1

Prerequisite(s)........... None


IMT-219 Maintenance Welding

Credits: 3
This course is designed to teach students the principles of basic welding safety, SMAW equipment and setup, electrodes and selection. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... WLD-108, WLD-130, and EGT-123


IST-166 Network Fundamentals

Credits: 3
This course is a study of local area networking concepts through discussions on connectivity, communications and other networking fundamentals. The course is designed to prepare the student to be successful in completing industry network fundamental certification exams.3-0-3

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement test scores


IST-201 Cisco Internetworking Concepts

Credits: 3
This course is a study of current and emerging computer networking technology. Topics covered include safety, networking, network terminology and protocols, network standards, LANs, WANs, OSI models, cabling, cabling tools, Cisco routers, router programming, star topology, IP addressing and network standards. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


IST-202 Cisco Router Configuration

Credits: 3
This course is a study of LANs, WANs, OSI models, Ethernet, token ring, fiber distributed data interface TCP/IP addressing protocol, dynamic routing, routing, and the network administrator's role and function. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-201


IST-203 Advanced Cisco Router Configuration

Credits: 3
This course is a study of configuring Cisco Routers. Topics include LAN Switching, VLANs, LAN design, IGRP, Access Lists, Novell IP, and the use of numerous case studies. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-202


IST-204 Cisco Troubleshooting

Credits: 3
This course is a study troubleshooting network problems. Topics include WAN, WAN design, PPP, ISDN, Frame Relay and the use of numerous case studies. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-202


IST-220 Data Communications

Credits: 3
This course is a study of the fundamentals of data communications. Basic signaling, networking, and various transmission media are covered. This course is specific to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


IST-238 Advanced Tools for Website Design

Credits: 3
This course is a study of an advanced (4th generation) web authoring tool (such as Dreamweaver) to develop increased efficiency and sophistication in website design and web project management. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-162


IST-241 Network Architecture I

Credits: 3
This course is a study of how computer architecture relates to the interconnecting of various network components, the environment in which applications processes execute, and the overall plan defining services to be provided in a distributed environment. This course is specific to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree and is equivalent to Network+ Certification. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


IST-246 Integrated Digital Network

Credits: 3
This course discusses the characteristics and operation of packet switching and networking technologies such as ISDN, Frame Relay, and ATM. The course includes fundamental Wide Area Networking technology. This course covers the theoretical and practical aspects of creating an Active Directory network, including various Active Directory components such as IntelliMirror, DNS, disk imaging, replication and troubleshooting. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-257 OR IST-201


IST-261 Advanced Network Administration

Credits: 3
This course is an advanced study of the networking operating system. Topics include installation upgrades, IP services, internet infrastructure, advanced server management and security, NDS management and server optimization. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-204 and IST-246


IST-263 Designing Windows Network Security

Credits: 3
This course is an advanced study of security features of networks including authentication protocol, public key infrastructure, IPsec, and Certificate servers. This course is specific to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree and is equivalent to Server+ Certification. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-241


IST-265 Designing a Windows Directory Services

Credits: 3
This course is a study of directory services infrastructure design including design of a domain structure, tree and forest structures, organizational unit structure and other related topics. This course is specific to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-241


IST-267 Network Vulnerability Assessment

Credits: 3
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to test network security using network vulnerability assessment tools and methods. Students will also learn how to improve network security based on the assessment results.This course will prepare students to take the Certified Ethical Hacker exam.2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-201


IST-268 Computer Forensics

Credits: 3
This course provides students with a foundational knowledge in computer forensics investigation. Students are introduced to the skills, tools and methods used to gather, document, and handle electronic evidence.2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-201


IST-290 Special Topics in Information Science

Credits: 3
This course covers special topics in information sciences technologies. This course is specific to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... RWR-032 or acceptable placement scores


IST-291 Fundamentals of Network Security I

Credits: 3
This course is the study of intro levels of security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, security connectivity, security management, identity services and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to manage network security. This course prepares students to manage network security. This course is applicable to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Computer Technology and the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree; it is equivalent to Security+ Certification. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... CPT-257 and IST-201


IST-292 Fundamentals of Network Security II

Credits: 3
This course is the study of advanced security processes based on a security policy, emphasizing hands-on skills in the areas of secure perimeter, security connectivity, security management, identity services and intrusion detection. The course prepares students to install/configure secure firewalls. This course prepares students to install/configure secure firewalls. This course is specific to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree and is equivalent to CCNA Security Certification. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-204


IST-295 Fundamentals of Voice Over IP

Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to features of Voice over IP protocols, including VOIP hardware selection and network design considerations. Concepts include analog and digital voice encoding signaling and Quality of Service (QOS) and troubleshooting and configuration of VOIP networks. This course is specific to the Associate in Applied Science: Major in Network Systems Management degree. 2.0-3.0-3.0

Prerequisite(s)........... IST-202



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