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COM403 Project Management

4 Semester Credit Hours

In order to be competitive in today's market, students must develop skills to become good project team members and project managers.  An understanding of Project Management is the key to successfully obtaining these skills especially with regard to the Information Technology Context.  Course topics include aspects of planning, organizing, controlling and implementing IT projects, managing scope, time and cost, Quality Management, Human Resource Management and Risk Management. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: PJ202

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COM404 Technical Writing

4 Semester Credit Hours

Technical writing involves presenting technical material in visual and written formats for the benefit of another user while aware of audience and context. In this course students will review the basic elements of written communication involved in technical writing tasks.  Clear, concise, well-organized and honest writing are paramount to meeting the basic communication needs of students and working professionals in scientific or technical fields. Common technical forms, including letters, memos, reports, proposals, presentations, and manuals will be presented.  Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: PD203

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CP301 VISUAL C#.NET I

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course will familiarize students with the fundamentals of the C# programming language.  In this course you will learn good programming techniques and practices as well as the value of object-oriented programming and terminology. C#.NET is Microsoft’s newest language designed to be an improvement over C++.  By immersing the student in the Integrated Design Environment of the Visual Studio, programming concepts as well as knowledge of this powerful interface can be learned. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: PM205

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CP302 VISUAL C#.NET II

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course picks up where C#.NET I leaves off and continues on to include database design and connectivity, GUI design and implementation and, finally, deployment of an application. Other topics of study include security for an application, installation programs and advanced programming concepts. Students gain a thorough understanding of the C#.NET language and the Visual Studio environment.  Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CP301

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CP303 VISUAL BASIC.NET I

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course will familiarize students with the fundamentals of Visual Basic.NET. In this course you will learn good programming techniques and practices, besides learning the value of object-oriented programming and terminology. This course also teaches the importance of problem-solving skills needed to succeed in the computer programming profession. Visual Basic is Microsoft’s default language and is a key language to learn in the dynamic field of programming.  VisualBasic.NET is the latest release of this powerful and flexible language. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CP301

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CP304 VISUAL BASIC .NETII

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course provides a thorough introduction to Internet scripting from both the client side and server side.  Core concepts such as data storage, control structures and data modules are addressed, as are Active Server Pages. Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition, a subset of the Microsoft Visual basic programming language, is a fast, portable, lightweight interpreter for use in World Wide Web browsers and other applications that use Microsoft Active X controls, Automation servers and Java Applets. Current Microsoft Jscript, a powerful scripting language targeted to the Internet, is the first scripting language to fully conform to ECMAScript, the Web’s only standard for scripting languages. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CP303

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CP305 Java

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course uses step-by-step exercises to illustrate the concepts as they are explained.  The student will gain a thorough understanding of the Java programming process by using JDK 1.2 to create Java applications. Java applets are introduced after the student understands Java programming process. The student will understand Java programming concepts such as classes and methods, control structures, arrays and multithreading. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: PM205

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CP307 SQL AND SQL Server

3 Semester Credit Hours

In this course students will gain an understanding of relational database design and SQL programming presented in a business context using database management systems such as SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle. Major topics include: introduction to relational database design, E-R diagrams, nomalization and SQL. Students will use SQL to create tables, modify tables, update records, retrieve data from single and multiple tables, create subqueries, create views and store procedures. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester clock hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: DB201

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CP308 XML Web Services

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course addresses the need for high-performance, cross-platform web solutions developed with (Extensible Markup Language (XML) in the Microsoft .NET framework.  This course covers concepts, technology and applications of XML and insights on relevant standards, .NET classes, and key design and development techniques.  Students will exploit core technologies such as XML, Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI) protocol, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and emerging specifications and tools to create effective and efficient Web services. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: WS201

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CP309 ASP.NET I

3 Semester Credit Hours

Rapid Web application development, platform independence and network transparency can be achieved through the utilization of Microsoft’s .NET Framework.  This course focuses on using the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET environment and the Microsoft .NET platform to create ASP.NET applications that deliver dynamic Web content.  Students will learn good programming techniques and practices, the importance of object oriented programming and terminology. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: PM205

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