Information Technology (ITEC) Courses

ITEC1000 Help Desk Concepts

This introductory course provides students with an overview of the topics relevant to working at a help desk or customer support center. Four major components are covered: people, processes, technology and infromation. Emphasis is placed on the design and management of each component as an integral and madatory part of the support function.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC1020 Introduction to Data Communications

This is an introductory course to the concepts and components of a data communications system. Hardware and software features are reviewed to present the elements of and interactions in a data communications network. Communications interfaces, industry standards and communications protocols are presented in reference to understanding the actual throughput of data in a communications environment. Students are introduced to network topologies and their various application areas. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC2081 Network Protocols I

This course develops students' knowledge of computer networks, network appliances and network protocols. They are introduced to methods of developing protocols, including interpretation of standards, finite state machines and state-full transition. Students gain a conceptual framework useful in the adaptation of network protocols to network appliances and internetworking design. Through the use of network protocol analyzers students conduct in-depth examinations of the 802.3, ARP, IP (versions 4 and 6), ICMP and RIP protocols. Comparison of protocols is made by type. Students develop a basic understanding of the software paradigms used to construct protocols. In homework and lab assignments, students develop skill competencies needed to troubleshoot protocol issues. Students connect, configure and program a range of network devices; work with network protocol analyzers; examine the software internals of protocol implementations; and map the path of a data packet on a network.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1101 or CSIS1020. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC2082 Network Protocols II

This course expands on the core network engineering and protocol concepts developed in Network Protocols I through an in-depth examination of the Internet Protocol (IP), RIP II and OSPF, ICMP, and VOIP. Students examine the details of software implementation of these protocols. Students understand the interplay of these protocols and the associated end node, enterprise, autonomous region and Internet backbone structures in support of efficient and effective movement of information across the Internet. Students use network design simulation software to explore the complex interactions of these protocols with each other and with the architectures they support.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2081, MATH2001 (or concurrent).
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC2085 Distributed Systems with TCP/IP

In this course, students learn how client/server systems evolved and how those systems continue to adapt to business needs. Students develop an understanding of distributed programming techniques and of how distributed applications (databases, transactions, processors, ERP systems, etc.) work within networks. The course also covers the three main types of systems (Two Tier, Three Tier and N Tier) and how they relate to one another. In homework and lab assignments, students develop skill competencies needed to solve day-to-day business problems in maintaining and customizing databases and other applications. Students configure and implement their own client/server network, which gives them an opportunity to develop a professionally focused understanding of how such a network is designed and built. This course focuses on the upper layers of the OSI model (especially the application layer).
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2081, MATH2001.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC2090 IT Call Management Systems

This course explores in detail the processes and the underlying related technologies and techniques that are used in industry settings in order to deliver better customer support. Students gain practical knowledge in an industry standard call management software package. Through a combination of lecture and lab-based work, they become familiar and adept in activities related to telephone customer service skills, call logging, call and work assignment, monitoring and management, report creation and utilization, and asset management.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3010 Server Configuration and Implementation

This course allows students to apply skills learned in the network degree program and other information-technology-related courses to the construction and commission of a server on a network. Students are responsible for configuring a server to deliver applications and files necessary to support many types of user-bases.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1020 or CSIS1101, CSIS2045, ITEC1020 or ITEC2081.
Offered at North Miami, Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3020 Information Science I

This course provides a general introduction to information science. Topics include an introduction to information systems, the role of information in organizations and decision making and the role of computers in information processing.
Prerequisite(s): FIT1000 or FIT1012.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3031 Router Internals and Integration

This advanced networking course gives students an in-depth view of router internals, protocol design and operation, as well as network modeling and design. Students learn about the intricacies of network design, choosing the right technological tool, network modeling and simulation, and network testing and benchmarking. Students examine the requisite hardware and software constructs necessary for successful router development and use. Students also examine advanced topics such as convergence, first mile/last mile, QOS and switching and routing fabrics. Students examine the behavioral complexities that emerge as a result of distributed autonomous routing and switching cohorts. Students receive professionally focused experience in lab exercises by designing their own networks and dissecting a router (hardware and software).
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1050 or CSIS1112, ITEC2082.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3040 Systems Analysis

This course presents a systematic approach to the development of business systems. By following this approach, students learn to design business systems that efficiently meet the goals and objectives of management. A major element of this course is a team project, where students utilize the systems approach in analyzing and designing a business system. This class is required for majors in this program and highly recommended for non-computer majors.
Prerequisite(s): CSIS1112 or FIT1014 or FIT1040.
Offered at North Miami, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3050 Information Security

This course presents all aspects of computer and information security including data encryption, zero-knowledge based proofs, public key coding and security procedures. This course makes students aware of the various threats to computers and data and identifies methods and techniques for providing counter-measures to those threats. (OL)
Offered at North Miami, Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3060 Network Management and Administration

This course allows students to implement many of the concepts of earlier courses under simulated workplace conditions. This course focuses on the techniques for implementing a network, configuring products, managing networks, implementing network services (email, FTP, Telnet, HTTP), and providing protections and safeguards commensurate with usage requirements. This course will also introduce students to important concepts in the use of cloud computing.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2085, ITEC3010, ITEC3031, ITEC3075.
Offered at Providence
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3070 Systems Modeling and Simulation

This course addresses the process of modeling systems, including business systems, network systems, dynamic vehicle systems and client-server systems, to name a few. The modeling process is the prerequisite for the simulation and subsequent analysis, design and assessment of a system with respect to specific performance criteria. The roles of modeling in simulation are presented within the context of the systems engineering process. Modeling encompasses everything from functional through mathematical modeling; simulation includes the development and use of software for systems analysis and design. Team projects from students' areas of interest are an integral part of the course.
Prerequisite(s): MATH2001. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3075 Network Security

This course provides the students with a comprehensive introduction to the field of network security. Critical network security aspects are identified and examined from the standpoint of both the user and the attacker. Network vulnerabilities are examined, and mitigating approaches are identified and evaluated. Concepts and procedures for network risk analysis are introduced. Network architectures and protocols and their impact on security are examined. TCP/IP security is examined in conjunction with the IPSec and IKE protocols. Integration of network and computer security is introduced. The course also discusses the building of trust networks, key management systems, and physical network security. The course emphasizes the implementation of intrusion detection and prevention methods.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2081, ITEC3050.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3080 Information Management

Information management techniques are presented with an emphasis on file-accessing methods, database systems, text retrieval systems, paperless computing and the Internet. The management of records on stand alone and networked systems is examined along with the issues relative to managing information on the World Wide Web. Students are made aware of the various theories and options available for text and information storage and retrieval. Security and communication issues are covered along with the issues related to the World Wide Web.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3020.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3083 Wireless Networking

This course covers the design and implementation of wireless networks and mobile systems. Students are acquainted with best industry practices and standards. Topics include practical wireless communication systems, cellular and wireless mesh networks, antenna theory, signal transmission basics, wireless network security, and management. This course also discusses recent advances in wireless such as network coding, interference alignment and cancellation, and emerging security and management techniques.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC2082 or ITEC2085, MATH2020.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC3085 Systems Design

This course is both a theoretical approach to the development of information systems as well as an immersion into the real-world implementation in the context of a business case. The student learns the basic design tools, as well as gains an appreciation for the larger context of the organization in which the application generates value. Readings and case studies highlight the need to consider systems integration issues, external constraints in the form of regulatory issues, organizational process change, learning and training requirements as well as development of a systems maintenance and obsolescence plan.
Prerequisite(s): ITEC3040.
Offered at Providence, Providence CE
4.5 Quarter Credit Hours

ITEC6514 Decision Support Systems

This course focuses on design, development and implementation of effective systems for meeting information needs of management decision-makers. The course explains both model-based and data-based decision support systems and their use by business managers. Decision Support Systems (DSS) are addressed at three levels: general theory, implications for DSS design, and code/rule-based development. Data mining, developing business intelligence with analytics and modeling are reviewed. Data warehousing and DSS across cultures associated with transnational systems are also addressed.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC6524 Enterprise Data Management

This course focuses on the problems and issues surrounding distributed data management integration and the concepts of grid computing. Also examined are management and administration of very large and /or distributed database architectures within national or international companies or organizations. Topics also include the fundamentals of business functions as they relate to enterprise data management. (OL)
Offered at Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC6534 Strategic Management of Information Technology

This course examines four dimensions of strategic IT management: IT environment scanning, IT planning and control, IT acquisition and implementation, and strategic use of IT (use of IT to increase your firm’s profitability). Special attention is given to the IT/IS alignment within the organization. Professional abilities and attributes of successful IT managers (knowledge, systems, strategies and technology) are also emphasized.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits

ITEC6544 Current Trends and Issues in Information Technology

This course provides current theory, trends, and issues in the field of information technology. Global topics of infrastructure, hardware, software, security, quality control are examined. Social and cultural impacts of technology, virtual digital communication, data mining and government regulations are also considered. E-business, planning, budgeting and electronic commerce within the context of information management are also assessed. Students develop an area of interest and formulate a research proposal for further study in IT management.
Offered at Providence
3 Semester Credits