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HIT Course Descriptions

CIS1320L Software Applications (4 Credits)

The emphasis of this course is hands-on applications of computer software including Windows, database, spreadsheets and word processing.  Students will be exposed in-depth to business uses through simulated projects.  Students are also introduced to PowerPoint and other business applications.  An analysis of the impact of these programs on the business environment will also be studied.  The fourth credit is an independent study/distance-learning format utilizing the Internet.  Computer labs will be open for student use. (Prerequisite: competence demonstrated on computer placement exam)

CIS1360L Introduction to Computers (3 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to computers and computer networking. The introduction to computers portion of the courses covers computer hardware, principles of computer operations, operating systems, representing data digitally, computer algorithms, the World Wide Web and digital security. The introduction to computer networking portion of the course is based on the Cisco Networking for Home and Small Business course. The focus is on network terminology and protocols, local-area networks (LANs), wide-area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) models, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and network standards.

CIS1400L Introduction to Programming(3 Credits)

This course provides an introduction to the process of problem solving as it relates to program design and development using Visual Basic.NET.  The student will learn to use the top down approach to programming as well as learning to use the various techniques and tools which have been developed to aid in the process.  The basic programming statement types (sequential, conditional, and iterative) will be covered as the student learns to use them in algorithms.

CIS2270L IT Development Applications (3 Credits)

This course introduces the student to MS Visio and MS Project.  Students will learn to work with various types of diagrams in Visio, as well as how to work with Project to plan and track projects using a variety of resources.  This is a hands-on course where students will work extensively with the software to develop projects based on individual interests and course of study.  It is designed for the IT industry, but the skills learned can translate to any industry.  (Prerequisite: CIS1320L or LCIS1320 or permission of instructor or competence demonstrated on computer placement exam)

CIS2320L Website Development (3 Credits)

This course offers an introduction to Website Development using tools such as Expression Web and various other software products available.  The basics of good page and form design, graphics, mapping, lists and tables will be discussed.  An overview of integrating text, video, data, audio, graphics and animation will also be covered.  (Prerequisite: CIS1360L or LCIS1360 or equivalent)

CIS2350L Spreadsheets (3 Credits)

This course provides extensive “hands-on” exposure to MS Excel, an industry-standard program.  Topics covered include constructing a worksheet, entering and manipulating data, and extracting useful information from the worksheet.  Graphs and charts of data will be constructed, and “what-if” projections will be developed.  (Prerequisite: CIS1320L or LCIS1320 or permission of instructor or competence demonstrated on computer placement exam)

CIS2420L Database Management and Design (3 Credits)

This lab course introduces modern techniques of data management, especially with personal computers using MS Access.  Students will learn the concepts of data normalization elements and their organization into proper schemata.  Screen design and report generation will also be covered.  Working with database management systems necessarily involves programming and sequential thinking skills, whereby students create and manipulate databases.  (Prerequisite: CIS1320L or LCIS1320 or equivalent)

CIS2430L Database Application and Development (3 Credits)

This lab course is a continuation of Data Management and Design (CIS2420L), with emphasis placed on database application development using tools such as Oracle or SQL Server.  Students will be exposed to the more advanced feature aspects of report, form and query design.  Students will be introduced to macros, menu design, SQL and modules to automate many aspects of a database application. This course requires familiarity with database design and normalization.  (Prerequisites: CIS1400L or LCIS1400, and CIS2420L or LCIS2420) (9/2013)

CIS2440L SQL Server (3 Credits)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure, administer and troubleshoot MS SQL Server. Students will learn to write queries and perform a wide variety of tasks using both GUI and SQL code. (Prerequisites: CIS1320L or LCIS1320, and CIS1360L or LCIS1360) (9/2013)

CIS2490L Network Security (3 Credits)

This course covers basic security principles, cryptography, security baselines and current attack and defense techniques and technologies.  It also covers the development of security policies and procedures and the management of security efforts.  The course prepares students for the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. (Prerequisite: CIS1360L or LCIS1360 or equivalent)

CIS2710L Analyzing Software Requirements (3 Credits)

This course teaches students to develop conceptual, logical and physical designs for a business software solution using modern software techniques and tools such as UML, SCRUM, etc. This course prepares the student for the Microsoft Certified Exam.  (Prerequisites: CIS1320L or LCIS1320, and CIS1360L or LCIS1360, and CIS1400L or LCIS1400) (9/2013)

CIS2760L Developing Web Applications (3 Credits)

This course will teach students the skills necessary to develop and implement web applications using technologies such as PHP and MySQL or NET and IIS.  Topics include creating user services, creating and managing components, data manipulation, debugging and security issues.  (Prerequisite: CIS1400L or LCIS1400 or permission of department chair) (9/2013)

HIT1100L Health Information Technologies I (3 Credits)

This course provides students with an overview of today’s Healthcare system in the United States. It will introduce to students the ways Healthcare IT is being used to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of care in all healthcare environments. It will help students to learn about the key issues driving Healthcare reform in the U.S. This course will provide students with the foundation they need to understand the rapid changes occurring in Healthcare today, so they will be prepared to help implement and support those initiatives. This course is one of three courses which will prepare students for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician & HTI Pro Certifications.

HIT1500L Health Information Technologies II (3 Credits)

This course will introduce students to the Electronic Health Record (HER) and the way it is used within Healthcare today. Students will learn how to employ usability engineering methods in designing and implementing Healthcare IT functions.  They will learn about Clinical Decision Support and why it is important and they will come to understand Healthcare IT-based processes. They will also learn how to work with end-users and administration to document clinic processes, in order to facilitate workflow analysis and redesign. They will begin to understand the importance of architectural safeguards for designing, building, purchasing and implementing safe and secure IT systems and medical devices. This course is the second of three which prepares students for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician & HIT Pro Certifications. (Prerequisites: HIT1100L or LHIT1100)

HIT2100L Health Information Technologies III (3 Credits)

This course will introduce students to healthcare cybersecurity. Students will learn about the importance of certification for Healthcare IT products and systems. They will learn to identify commonly used IT terms and technologies, install and configure hardware drivers and devices, and troubleshoot and solve common PC problems within the healthcare environment. They will be introduced to the importance of programming for healthcare information technology, and how to utilize the systems developed life cycle (SDLC). Students learn how a project manager works with a project team and stakeholders to develop SMART project objectives. This course is the third of three courses which prepares students for the CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician & HIT Pro Certifications. (Prerequisites: HIT1100L or LHIT1100, and HIT1500L or LHIT1500)

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