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College of Engineering and Computing

Undergraduate Minor

Open to all undergraduate majors, the integrated information technology minor is the perfect way to enhance any degree program by acquiring hands-on experience in computer applications and technology.

The undergraduate minor in integrated information technology includes 18 credit hours. Some of the elective options may require pre-requisite courses, so please let your advisor know if you intend to pursue this minor so that they can help you plan in advance. The iIT minor includes:

Core Integrated Information Technology Courses

All undergraduates pursuing an integrated information technology minor  will be required to take the four core courses (12 hours):

ITEC 101: Thriving in the Tech Age

Pervasive impact of computers on today’s global society; skills and strategies for using technology. How information technologies impact daily life and drive change.

ITEC 233: Introduction to Computer Hardware and Software Support

Understanding of current computer hardware and software through computer building, repairing, and troubleshooting.

ITEC 264: Computer Applications in Business I

Survey of the core skills and techniques used in modern business applications, including spreadsheets and databases.

ITEC 265: Computer Applications in Business II

The interaction and analysis of electronic spreadsheets and databases.

Elective Integrated Information Technology Courses

All undergraduates with an integrated information technology minor must take a minimum of two additional courses from the following courses (6 credits):

ITEC 245: Introduction to Networking

Understanding the essential concepts of computer networks, including standards, topologies, security, media, switching, routing, and more.

ITEC 352: Software Design

Survey of core software development principles, application development from pseudocode and flow charting through coding process.

ITEC 362: Web-Based Support Systems

The development of Web-based information systems for support and training. Communication technologies for the global dissemination of information, including static information and multimedia content.

ITEC 370: Database Systems in Information Technology

Survey of techniques for working with enterprise-level database systems.

ITEC 399: Independent Study

Contract approved by instructor, advisor and department head for undergraduate students.

ITEC 444: Introduction to Human Computer Interaction

Human computer interaction: human factors of interactive software, methods to develop and assess interfaces, interaction styles, and design considerations.

ITEC 445: Advanced Networking

Advanced administration of client/server networks with major emphasis on network operating system software.

ITEC 447: Management of Information Technology

Overview of current practices and trends in end-user technology and information system management.

ITEC 475: Mainframe Systems

Introduction to the large scale computer systems used by businesses to support thousands of simultaneous users and process millions of transactions. (Cross-listed course: CSCE 415)

ITEC 476: Job Control Language

Programming in job control language used to process batch jobs on mainframe computers. Use of standard system utility programs.

ITEC 544: Training Systems

Theory, design and implementation of technology-based training systems, including hardware and software solutions.

ITEC 545: Telecommunications

Telecommunications systems, applications, and equipment allowing for the global dissemination of information.

ITEC 560: Analysis and Applications of Project Management Software

Project management principles and standard practices, including sofware applications for project management.

ITEC 562: Advanced Web Support Systems

The development of advanced, dynamic, Web-based information systems, including the integration of back-end database-records management systems.

ITEC 564: Project Management for Information Systems

Application of project management software, technologies, and practices to the design and implementation of real-world information technology projects.

ITEC 570: Database Management and Administration

Introduction to database administration and implementation using an enterprise-level Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).

ITEC 584: Hospitality and Tourism Technology

Information technologies such as e-commerce, e-marketing, and e-research are examined, critiqued, and applied within a tourism context. (Cross-listed course: HRTM 584)

ITEC 586: eCommerce Technology in Hospitality

Provides students with advanced understanding of technologies applicable to hospitality and tourism industries. Students analyze current and emerging technologies to determine operational impact on hotels, restaurants, and travel businesses.

ITEC 590: Special Topics in Integrated Information Technology

Advanced concepts, issues, and trends in information technology. Course content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by suffix and title. (May be repeated once for credit.)