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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Information Systems - 20 courses
INFO133 Cisco Network Academy I (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This is the first of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and lab experience in current and emerging networking technology. As the course title states, the focus of this course is on learning the fundamentals of networking. In this course, you will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking.
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INFO153 A+ Certification Prep (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides students with the comprehensive fundamentals of IT device installation, configuration, maintenance, and networking. This course closely integrates and prepares the students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams. The course reflects current technology, techniques, and industry standards in the dynamic, fast-paced field of computer repair. The course covers both core concepts and advanced topics, organizing material to facilitate practical application and encourage students to learn by doing. The course offers an ideal way to prepare students for success as a professional computer repair technician.
Notes [ C]

INFO163 Client Operating Systems (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows Client Operating Systems. Students will learn about and use the various tools for installing, administering, and configuring Windows including the Microsoft Management Console, Task Scheduler, Control Panel, and Registry Editor. Students will also learn about and manage print devices, shared and NTFS permissions, data storage and disk-quotas, EFS, remote access, and troubleshooting hardware devices and drivers. This course maps out fully to Microsoft’s latest Windows desktop certification exam.
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INFO173 Linux Operating System (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Linux. Students will learn about and use the various tools for installing, administering, and configuring Linux. Students will also learn about and manage a Linux system on a day-to-day basis. This course maps out fully to CompTIA’s latest Linux+ certification exam.
Notes [ C]

INFO174 Intro to Web Design: HTML/CSS (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Students in this course will design and code World Wide Web pages using HTML5 (Hypertext Markup Language) for structure and CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets) for styling. Topics covered include web design basics, graphics, page layout, links, mobile, tables, forms, media and web publishing basics.
Notes [ C]

INFO183 Cisco Network Academy II (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This is the second of four semester courses designed to provide students with classroom and lab experience in current and emerging networking technology. The focus of this course is to introduce you to fundamental networking concepts and technologies. In this course you will develop the skills necessary to plan and implement small networks across a range of applications.
Notes [ C]

INFO190 Worksite Seminar (Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: The student has the opportunity to tour and observe professionals in the information systems area.  This provides valuable exposure to business and industry as students continue in their planned curriculum. Speakers from businesses will also further the students experiences.
Notes [ C]

INFO203 Cisco Network Academy III (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The focus of this course is on the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a larger and more complex network. You will learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality.
Notes [ C]

INFO213 Server Operating Systems (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement, administer, and troubleshoot information systems that incorporate Microsoft Windows 2000 Server.  Students will learn how to install and administer Active Directory services and how to manage Active Directory objects.  Students will also use Microsoft Management Console to monitor system performance, to administer Internet Information Services, and to administer accounts and policies. In addition, students will learn how to administer print services, network protocols and services, and disaster protection.
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INFO230 Web Programming: PHP/MySQL (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Students in this course will enhance their knowledge of web site design and implementation using server side scripting language PHP and the database tool MySQL. Students will learn how to create dynamically generated web pages using PHP and database connectivity.
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INFO235 Cloud Technology (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course reflects an emphasis on incorporating and managing cloud technologies as part of broader systems operations. It assumes a candidate will weave together solutions that meet specific business needs and work in a variety of different industries. It includes new technologies to support the changing cloud market as more organizations depend on cloud-based technologies to run mission critical systems, now that hybrid and multi-cloud have become the norm.

Notes [ C]

INFO238 Introduction to Game Programming (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introductory course in game programming that utilizes event driven, object-oriented programming, game engine sculpting, and game engine class structures. The student will learn to plan a project, work in teams, and use a game development environment (Unity 3d).
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INFO245 Employment Seminar (Spring) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: This course involves a study of contemporary problems in the general field of employment. Future graduates are counseled in career search and development techniques as well as employment opportunities. Students are urged to share their concerns and experiences encountered while preparing for employment.
Notes [ C]

INFO253 Managing a Network Environment (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, manage, monitor, configure, and troubleshoot DNS, DHCP, Remote Access, Network Protocols, IP Routing, and WINS in a Windows network infrastructure. In addition, students will learn the skills required to manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Network Address Translation and Certificate Services.
Notes [ C]

INFO263 Network Security (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of computer and network security issues including the numerous types of attacks computers are vulnerable to, the types of attacker profiles, and the hardware and software defense solutions available.  The course begins with an overview of the subject including security goals, the importance of security, intruder profiles, and defense mechanisms.  The topics subsequently covered include security and the individual personal computer in both the home and corporate environments.  This includes protecting the single device from the threats of data theft, viruses and spyware, techniques of authentication and security patch management.  Next, corporate security is presented including policy issues involving e-mail, Internet access, passwords, Incident Response and Disaster Recovery.  Internet Security and Network Security are addressed focusing on the threats to WIN and LAN networks and methods of protecting each type of network.  Finally, the class pulls all of the concepts together, presenting a picture of "Total Security."
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INFO273 Cisco Network Academy IV (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The focus of this course is on the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network.
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INFO276 Developing Mobile Phone Apps (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will introduce students to creating mobile phone applications using web standards (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript). It will also introduce the student to jQuery, jQuery Mobile, JSON, and AJAX. Students will learn how to deploy phone applications across both iOS and Android devices.
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INFO284 Web Programming: Javascript (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course teaches the student to use the client side JavaScript programming language with Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) pages. Emphasis is placed on creating HTMP pages that include JavaScript. The student will learn the basic syntax of the JavaScript language, how to create inside HTML documents, and how to use to enhance Web pages.
Notes [ T]

INFO290 Supervised Occupational Experience (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Student field assignments are made in local information systems installations. At least 225 hours of worksite training will provide the student with information systems experience prior to entering the job market. This course is usually taken during the student's final semester at DACC.
Notes [ C]

INFO294 Wireless Networking (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides students with the conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills needed to work with wireless technology in a network administration environment. The course covers fundamental topics such as planning, designing, installing, securing, and configuring wireless LAN’s. It also details common wireless LAN uses including maintenance, security, and business applications.
Notes [ C]

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