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Information Technology Management (ITM) Courses

Upper-division courses in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management (those with a course numbered 300 or higher) provide higher-level instruction to students who have the skills necessary to perform at this level. In addition to fulfilling the specific prerequisites listed and meeting the general university requirements for junior standing, every student admitted to a course is expected: to communicate clearly and correctly so that assignments such as term papers and presentations can be completed effectively, to organize and solve problems using the techniques of intermediate algebra, to use a microcomputer for simple word processing and spreadsheet applications. The prerequisite “No D Rule” is strongly enforced for all BUSSTAT, ITM, and SCM courses and prerequisites.

Lower-Division

ITM 104 OPERATING SYSTEMS AND WORD PROCESSING TOPICS (1-1-1)(F,S,SU). Introduces computer and technology concepts and develops skills using current home/office and Internet productivity software. Basic functions of the operating system, basic to intermediate word-processing skills, introduction to hardware, software, Internet and networking concepts for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home. (Pass/Fail).

ITM 105 SPREADSHEET TOPICS (1-1-1)(F,S,SU). Basic to intermediate spreadsheet skills development, hardware, software, Internet and networking concept materials for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home. (Pass/Fail).

ITM 106 DATABASE TOPICS (1-1-1)(F,S,SU). Basic to intermediate database skills development, hardware, software, Internet, and networking concept materials for use in the workplace, educational settings, and the home. (Pass/Fail). PRE/COREQ: ITM 105 or successful completion of the COBE Computer Placement Exam for ITM 105.

ITM 225 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (3-0-3)(F,S). Introduction to object-oriented programming, rapid development tools, and object oriented design principles. Includes essential programming concepts of sequence, selection, iteration, arrays and string manipulation, testing and program documentation. PREREQ: MATH 143, or MATH 160, or MATH 170, or satisfactory placement score into one of these math courses.

Upper-Division

ITM 305 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORK ESSENTIALS (3-0-3)(F,S). Topics include basic concepts of computer hardware, operating systems, data and file management, networking standards, protocols, topologies, architectures, and telecommunications principles. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or Games, Interactive Media and Mobile major or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis, ITM 104, ITM 105, or COBE Computer Placement Exam for ITM 104 and ITM 105.

ITM 310 BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (3-0-3)(F,S). Study of information technology resources such as database systems, enterprise systems, and networks explained in their role of supporting decision makers. Special attention given to hands-on-experience in team projects for developing and using business intelligence. Ethical, legal, and behavioral issues of conducting business intelligence. PREREQ: BUSCOM 201 for business majors or ENGL 202 for non-business majors or Business and Economic Analytics major, ENGL 102, and ITM 104 and ITM 105 or successful completion of the COBE Computer Placement Exam for ITM 104 and ITM 105.

ITM 315 DATABASE SYSTEMS (3-3-3)(F,S). Introduction to design, development and administration issues of relational databases and DBMS, and their applications to real-business problems. Special emphasis on SQL, logical data design techniques, XML, and rapid prototyping of end user business applications. PREREQ: ITM 106, Admission to COBE or English, Technical Communication Emphasis or Business and Economics Analytics major or Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile major or Health Informatics and Information Management emphasis, and Junior Standing.

ITM 320 SYSTEMS PLANNING AND ANALYSIS (3-0-3)(F,S). Examines system development life cycle and agile methods to organize the systems development process. Emphasis on techniques to conduct the planning and analysis phases, requirements documentation, use case development, UML modeling, and prototyping through development of a validated set of requirements. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, Math 160 or higher, ITM 310 or PERM/INST.

ITM 325 WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT I (3-0-3)(F,S). Design and implementation of web and data-based systems. Topics include client-server architectural alternatives, tools and development environments, database interfaces, use of multimedia, and challenges unique to the delivery environments. Implement projects using client-side scripting, server-side programming tools, or other distributed/cooperative processing approaches. PREREQ: Admission to COBE and ITM 225 or CS 117. COREQ: ITM 315. For GIMM majors: PREREQ: Games, Interactive Media and Mobile major and GIMM 110.

ITM 360 ADVANCED NETWORKING CONCEPTS (3-0-3)(S). Concepts, technologies, and applications of computer networking and network management in business. Topics include the technical and managerial views of network operations and how network architectures are managed. Hands-on experience installing and managing network components may be included. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, ITM 305.

ITM 370 MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (3-0-3)(F,S). Develop native and web-based applications for mobile devices. Hands-on project-oriented. Procedures for converting code to multiple platforms. PREREQ: ITM 225 or GIMM 110.

ITM 415 ADVANCED DATABASE (3-0-3)(F). Advanced database management system design principles and techniques. Topics include, but are not limited to, advanced SQL statement (DCL), access methods, query processing and optimization concurrency controls, dimensional diagramming, data warehouse design and development, data integrity, and master data management. Programming projects required for enterprise DBMS such as MS SQL Server. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or Business and Economic Analytics major, ITM 315.

ITM 435 (SCM 435) PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Fundamental project management concepts and tools are introduced including project planning and scheduling, PERT/CPM, project tracking and control, risk assessment, and resource utilization. PREREQ: Admission to COBE and SCM 345. PREREQ for Industrial Engineering Minor: MATH 175, SCM 345, and junior standing. PREREQ for Games, Interactive Media, and Mobile majors: Admission to program.

ITM 455 INFORMATION SECURITY (3-0-3)(F,S). In-depth exploration of security issues and challenges in organizations. Topics include the need for security, policy development and implementation, risk assessment, security threats and vulnerabilities, security controls and tools. Exercises explore defense against security threats, secure application development, and network design issues. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, ITM 305, ITM majors and minors only, or PERM/INST.

ITM 490 APPLIED SYSTEMS PROJECT (3-0-3)(S). Develop a complete systems project for a live client, from planning through implementation, in a team-development environment. Applied project management and methodologies, requirements analysis, system design, programming languages, database, and networking. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, ITM 320, ITM 325. PRE/COREQ: SCM 435.

ITM 493 INTERNSHIP (Variable Credit)(F/S). Field learning for information technology in an applied environment under supervision of both a manager and professor. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to COBE, Completion of 9 hours of ITM coursework.

ITM 495 CURRENT TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (1-4 Credits)(F/S)(Offered on demand). Key topics in Information Technology Management area currently receiving heavy emphasis in business practitioner journals and/or in academic literature. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, ITM 320, ITM 325.

Information Technology Management Programs