Computer Information Systems (107)

107-013. Advanced Microsoft Access. (2 Credits)

Students will learn how to develop relational databases using MS Access. Normalization of data, creating tables with proper attributes that contain a primary key will be demonstrated though lecture and activities. Foreign keys and data types will be developed as tables and relationships are built. Students will learn how to create queries using the QBE wizard. Custom forms and reports will link to the queries.

Prerequisites: 501-107 with a minimum grade of C

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107-029. Project Management for IT. (3 Credits)

Successful Project Management can be a substantial business asset. The Information Technology field as a whole requires students to understand the business needs of an IT project as well as understanding the benefits of successful implementation of a project. This course will teach students the insights of project management. This includes the tools that can help manage IT based projects, and also incorporates Microsoft Project software to enhance the ability to properly manage a project, developing a project charter, team selection, constraints, stakeholder communication, and other project success strategies.

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107-030. Informatn Tech Proj Mgmt Princ. (3 Credits)

Examine factors critical for project success and recent studies regarding the state of information technology project management. Learn how each of the nine project management areas contributes to the successful completion of all projects and how to divide projects into phases in order to clearly identify activities to be completed. Prepare to take industry standard certification courses in project management.

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107-031. Info Tech Project Mgmt Appl. (3 Credits)

Apply project management principles to projects and case studies where unforeseen problems arise and decisions must be made regarding changes to levels of resource allocation. Use Gantt charts, critical path analysis, network diagrams and other techniques to satisfy project constraints such as time, cost and final quality of the deliverable product. Prepare to take industry standard certification courses in project management.

Prerequisites: (107-030 with a minimum grade of C)

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107-032. Info Tech Project Mgmt Tools. (3 Credits)

Learn to use tools that can help manage projects by controlling and scheduling activities and by tracking progress toward measurable outcomes. Use Microsoft Project software to enhance ability to properly manage a project. Discuss the functionality of Microsoft Project and review other software tools and resources available to project managers. Prepare to take industry standard certification courses in project management.

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107-102. IT Support. (2 Credits)

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to support IT. Get an introduction to IT service management and issue resolution along with debugging, end-user instruction, training and user needs analysis. Develop communication skills, critical thinking, trouble-shooting and professionalism through hands-on labs.

Prerequisites: (Computer Skills Assessment 070 or College Profi - Comp Skills or Work Experience - Comp Skills or 860-702 with a minimum grade of S)

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107-103. IT Business Strategies. (3 Credits)

IT is a critical tool to help support business strategy. IT investment and implementation needs to be aligned with the needs of a business enterprise. Participants completing this course will have the tools and knowledge needed to be successful in a business enterprise and understand how IT relates to the rest of the organization. The IT Business Strategies course explores IT and its relationship with the organization, vendors and the enterprise at the operational, strategic and departmental levels. Topics covered will include international relations and considerations, functional areas within the organization, E-business components and their business impact. Key success strategies such as time and project management, organizational skills, collaboration, and critical business skills will be emphasized.

Prerequisites: (COMPASS-Writing Skills 59 or College Proficiency - Writing or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar 90 or ACT-English 17 or ASSET-Writing Skills 41 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills 082 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing 250 or TABE Advanced Language 11.0 or TABE-11 A Language 631 or TABE-12 A Language 631 or Completed Intro College Wrtg or 831-103 with a minimum grade of C) or (Accuplacer ESL Language Use 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean 103) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp 070 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading 248 or ACT-Reading 17 or TABE Advanced Reading 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading 617 or TABE-12 A Reading 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading 103 or 838-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) or (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series 165)

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107-117. IT Co-Op. (2 Credits)

Cooperative Education (Co-Op) integrates classroom theory with valuable work experience specific to the IT student major. Our primary focus is to give students a broader educational experience through work. The IT Co-Op course will focus on goal setting, interpersonal relationships, and project activities during this occupational experience. The WCTC instructor/coordinator will work closely with the work site supervisor toward common educational objectives and goals. This course is specifically geared towards student success in the IT career fields.

Prerequisites: (Approval of Co-op Ed Office )

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107-118. Information Systems Design. (4 Credits)

Practice techniques used in computer programming and systems analysis and review the structure, lines of authority and information needs of the business enterprise. Become familiar with system projects, including preliminary investigations, setting objectives, establishing costs and benefits, and collecting data. Discuss the design techniques used in the development of specifications for outputs, inputs and files as well as the techniques for developing procedures and controls of typical business systems.

Prerequisites: (150-190 with a minimum grade of C or 150-191 with a minimum grade of C or 150-175 with a minimum grade of C) and (152-107 with a minimum grade of C or 152-169 with a minimum grade of C)

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107-119. System Analysis Agile Methods. (3 Credits)

Develop the conceptual and technical foundations needed for effective systems analysis, design and implementation along with project management skills for systems development. Learn the traditional approach to systems analysis with an emphasis on deliverables, as well as Scrum, the agile approach and the basic artifacts of Scrum. Focus on detail analysis, project management and teamwork.

Prerequisites: (150-190 with a minimum grade of C or 150-178 with a minimum grade of C or 150-175 with a minimum grade of C or 152-108 with a minimum grade of C) and (152-107 with a minimum grade of C or 152-168 with a minimum grade of C)

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107-137. IT Internship. (1 Credit)

The IT Internship experience provides valuable work experience specific to the IT student major. Our primary focus is to give students a broader educational experience through work. The WCTC instructor/coordinator will work closely with the work site supervisor toward common educational objectives and goals. This course is specifically geared towards student success in the IT career fields.To complete an internship, WCTC must first verify that students have met the prerequisites. Please contact the Career Connections Department at 262.695.7848 or internshipdepartment@wctc.edu for assistance.

Prerequisites: Approval of Co-op Ed Office

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107-161. IT Service Learn Practicum 1. (1 Credit)

Students will be provided the opportunity to practice the technical skills learned in their network program courses in real-world situations. Students will participate in organized technical service learning projects (arranged by WCTC) to gain hands-on experience in computer, network and technology support. These projects will take place at various local non-profit organizations and will NOT be simulations, but actual technology implementations.

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107-162. IT Service Learn Practicum 2. (1 Credit)

Students will be provided the opportunity to practice the technical skills learned in their network program courses in real-world situations. Students will participate in organized technical service learning projects (arranged by WCTC) to gain hands-on experience in computer, network and technology support. These projects will take place at various local non-profit organizations and will NOT be simulations, but actual technology implementations.

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107-184. IT Capstone. (2 Credits)

The IT Capstone course provides Network Specialist and Computer Support Specialist students the opportunity to showcase their IT knowledge proficiency and is required for graduation. This course is an independent, self-paced, project-based course and requires the student to attend a minimum of three hours of lab time per week. The WCTC faculty will work closely with the student to assess the student’s proficiency in all program outcomes. This course is specifically geared toward student success in the IT career fields.

Prerequisites: Associate Dean approval

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107-401. IT Infrastructure Library. (0.6 Credits)

This course covers the basic fundamental concepts of ITIL, and will identify and describe the phases of the IT Service Management Lifecycle.

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107-405. Beg Robotics Programming Camp. (0.4 Credits)

This exciting LEGO® robotics camp for children ages 9 to 14 will inspire their imaginations and challenge their minds. The course uses LEGOs as a fun tool to explore robotics, mechanical systems, electronics and programming. Students will work in teams of two with the same robots used in the First LEGO League competition. Start with basic concepts including NXT-G interface, MOVE, MOTOR and RESET blocks, turning, math for the robot and other resources. Advanced concepts include light sensors, program control and touch sensors.

Prerequisites: Associate Dean approval

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107-478. Int Java Programming. (3.5 Credits)

This thirty-five hour course is designed to provide students who already have a solid foundational understanding of Java Programming with training in advanced Java concepts. These concepts include Java Technologies, decision structures, Java classes and inheritance and arrays.

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107-601. Beg Robotics Programming Camp.

This exciting LEGO robotics programming camp for children ages 10 to 13 will inspire their imaginations and challenge their minds. The course uses LEGO EV3 Robots as a fun tool to explore robotics and programming. Students will work in teams of two with the same robots used in the First LEGO League competition. Start with basic concepts including EV3 interface, MOVE, MOTOR and RESET blocks, turning, math for the robot and other resources. Advanced concepts include light sensors, program control and touch sensors. PLEASE NOTE: The focus of this camp is on programming concepts. The LEGO robots will be pre-assembled, students will NOT be building with Legos.

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