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Madonna University
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Computer Technology Major: Assoc Sci
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Computer Technology Major: Assoc Sci    
   Required Courses    
      ACC 2010   Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.  An introduction to the theory and concepts of financial accounting, including generally accepted accounting principles and issues as to classification, recognition, realization, measurement, and reporting. Emphasis on the accounting process, including preparation of basic financial statements and the accounting for and analysis of transactions affecting assets, selected liabilities, and equity. Prerequisites: MTH1050 or equivalent and CIS2380. 
      CIS 2380   Introduction to Computers 3 s.h.  Study of the evolution of computers and the operating functions of the hardware, systems software, application software, data communications, and ethics of data storage and retrieval; exploration of the integration and application of information processing in the business environment and in the global society; hands-on experience with word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, database management, and electronic mail. 
      ECN 2720   Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h.  Theories of production and cost, demand, supply, competition, consumer behavior, and distribution of income. Prerequisite: MTH 1050. 
      MIS 2400   Introduction to Management Information Systems 3 s.h.  The value of information technology to business and the contribution technology can make to the strategic goals of an organization. Technical foundation concepts such as networks, hardware, and software. Case studies are used to illustrate concepts. Hands-on exercises using industry-standard software are included. Prerequisite: CIS 2380 
      MIS 2800   Introduction to Visual BASIC Programming 4 s.h.  Introductory instruction in computer programming. Topics include fundamental programming concepts such as algorithm development, programming structures, and methods to determine program correctness. Emphasis on creating business-oriented applications using Microsoft Visual Basic software. Fourth-credit laboratory comprised of extensive exercises in implementing business problem solutions. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
      MIS 2910   MIS Internship I 1 s.h.  Supervised work performed in a professional setting that provides experience with current technologies. Final grade based on student performance as measured by a learning agreement negotiated between the student, MIS advisor, and employment supervisor at the beginning of work. Prerequisites: must have completed 9 semester hours of MIS classes. 
      Electives                 (13 s.h. to be chosen)    
         CSC 2250   Javascript Programming 3 s.h.  Designing and writing programs using the JavaScript language. Emphasis is placed on devising modular programs that are easy to read and modify. Topics include structured programming concepts, variables, control structures, functions, arrays, and JavaScript operators, objects, and event handlers. The JavaScript programs are used to create dynamic HTML web pages. 
         CSC 2350   Web Programming 3 s.h.  Students are introduced client-side and server-side programming languages such as JavaScript and Perl. Students write programs to process and validate HTML forms. Prerequisites: CSC 2080. 
         CSC 3350   Java Programming 3 s.h.  Focuses on developing Java applications and applets for the Internet. Basic programming concepts studied include: control structures, arrays, methods, strings, and objects. Advanced topics such as graphics, user interface components, exception handling, multithreading, multimedia, and streaming applications are also covered. Prerequisites: CSC2480 
         MIS 2410   Business Presentations 3 s.h.  Study of the principles of creating effective business presentations. Emphasizing the need for preparation and practice, the course offers strategies to plan, develop, and deliver effective presentations. Hands-on practice with presentation software is required. Prerequisite: CIS 2250 or 2380. 
         MIS 2700   Systems Analysis & Design 3 s.h.  An overview of the concepts, skills, methodologies, and tools necessary for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems. The systems development life cycle is examined within the context of business applications. Students learn to translate business requirements into information systems that support business objectives. Hands-on experience with industry standard software. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
         MIS 2850   Web Design for Business Applications 3 s.h.  Study of the evolution, design, and development of Internet web sites. An introduction to HTML coding and the use of GUI software for the development and maintenance of web sites and web pages. Investigation and determination of what constitutes an acceptable web site. Prerequisite: CIS 2380 or permission of the department. 
         MIS 2950   Network Essentials & Data Communications 3 s.h.  Analysis of data communications systems for business. Considers distributed processing, network terminology, protocols, standards, topologies, and management issues. Students are required to demonstrate network concepts with practical applications. Prerequisite: MIS 2400. 
         MIS 3420   Computer Ethics 3 s.h.  An introduction to the major issues surrounding the use of computers in our society, with a special focus on social behavior in online communities and the electronic workplace. Exploration of why computers and information technology raise ethical questions and the ways in which individuals perceive, experience, and behave in a computer environment. Case studies are used to understand each ethical situation, discuss the different perspectives, and decide how each of us would handle different ethical decisions, providing guidelines to becoming a safe, responsible professional and social computer user. Prerequisite: CIS 2380. May be used in partial fulfillment of General Education Goal 5.B. 
         MIS 3440   Information Security 3 s.h.  The requirement of organization managers to safeguard both electronic and non-electronic information and data; an understanding of the threats to information security to which organizations are exposed; and effective strategies for minimizing their effects. Topics such as risk assessment and management, human factors, compliance with regulations, and ethical considerations are discussed. Case studies are emphasized. Prerequisites:CIS 2380. 
         MIS 3460   e-Commerce Information Technology 3 s.h.  An introduction and investigation of establishing, developing and managing Web strategy in the e-commerce area, studying the critical elements essential to successful Website implementation and management. Application of the systems approach to examine some of the new business models emerging from Web-based business. Prerequisite: CIS 2380 
         MIS 3500   Database Programming-SQL 3 s.h.  Database programming and administration using the Structured Query Language (SQL). Students learn to create relational database applications and to access and manipulate information stored within those databases. The student also becomes familiar with database administration and security issues. Query and reporting functions are emphasized. A business-oriented application is developed. Prerequisite:MIS 2500 
         MIS 3700   Information Systems Project Manager 3 s.h.  Study of the strategies and tools useful in the management of information systems projects. The processes and issues involved in formulating a project, including development of scope, design options, integration with other projects, and development of project plans. The effects of staffing, budget, schedule, and risk management on the project’s outcomes. Examples highlight the hands-on skills and solutions required. Industry standard software is used to implement case study solutions. Prerequisites: MGT 2360 and MIS 2700. 
         MIS 3740   Software Development & Testing 3 s.h.  Fundamental principles of software engineering, emphasizing a rigorous approach to software development. Examination of the application of those principles to organization case studies. Topics include software process models, requirements analysis, software quality assurance, operations and testing, addressing both procedural and object-oriented development. Prerequisites: MIS 2700, MIS 2800 
         MIS 3800   Intermediate Visual Basic Programming 3 s.h.  Problem-solving with the computer using the computer language Microsoft Visual Basic for Windows. Advanced programming techniques and applications in a business environment; emphasis on creating complex business-oriented applications in the Microsoft Windows operating system environment, using an Object Oriented Programming (OOP) approach. Prerequisite: MIS 2800 or equivalent. 
         MIS 3850   XML Programming for Business Applications 3 s.h.  The key features of the most common XML standard languages and tools for electronic publishing and document exchange on the Internet. Emphasis is on the definition and structure of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) and encoding, tools and standards related to XML, for example SGML, DTD, XML Schema, CSS and XSL style sheets, and transformations. Methods and tools for producing and managing electronic documents are learned and used in assignments. Business applications are emphasized. Prerequisites: MIS 2850. 
         MIS 3950   Advanced Networking 3 s.h.  Network analysis and configuration using state of the art networking concepts and devices. Analysis of the OSI model, data encapsulation, network segmentation, addressing, subnetting and network design. Investigation of basic configuration of business and home networking routers, including hardware manufacturers such as MISCO, LINKSYS, and DLINK, through hands-on and simulator practice labs. Prerequisites: MIS 2950. 
         MIS 4320   Audit & Control of Accounting & Information Systems 2 s.h.  Principles of auditing of information systems with emphasis on controls, audit types, security, and audit techniques and their effects on accounting and computer system development. Prerequisites: MIS 2700 or MIS 3300, and ACC 2020. 
         MIS 4500   Advanced Database Concepts 3 s.h.  Exploration of advanced topics in database design and examination of the implications of new technologies for 21st century business. The business applications of data warehousing and data mining technologies and their effect on business information systems and decision making. Developing a theoretical foundation for understanding the emerging methodologies, such as object-oriented database systems and object-relational database systems, and their implications for business development. Prerequisite: MIS 3500. 
         MIS 4710   Brunch with an Expert Seminar 1 s.h.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 s.h.. of seminars. 
         MIS 4720   Literature Review Seminar 3 s.h.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 s.h.. of seminars. 
         MIS 4730   Research Seminar 3 s.h.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 s.h.. of seminars. 
         MIS 4740   General Topic Seminar 1 s.h. (Not To Exceed 3 s.h.)  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 s.h.. of seminars. 
         MIS 4750   Leadership Seminar 1 s.h.  Prerequisites for all seminars: Junior level or full-time work experience. Students are limited to a total of 4 s.h.. of seminars. 
         MIS 4800   Advanced Applications Programming 3 s.h.  Advanced topics in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Programming. Topics may include advanced techniques of file access, database applications, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO.NET) and Active Server Pages (ASP.NET). Students are required to complete hands-on demonstrations of skill. Prerequisite: MIS 3800. 
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