Accounting

Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) – HEGIS Code 5002

The Accounting program provides students with an accounting curriculum which places a strong focus on computer applications and problem solving in a group environment. Upon graduation, students should be prepared for a variety of career possibilities in which a thorough understanding of applications of the principles of accounting is essential. Graduates continuing their education may transfer credits to baccalaureate studies.

 

 

The School of Business offers associate and bachelor level programs through the Departments of Accounting and Business Administration. Each department has a well-defined curriculum, which is designed to equip graduates with academic skills and job-specific knowledge and experience. Students are strongly encouraged to pursue internships at the associate level; bachelor students complete internships if required by their program of study. A variety of business and general education courses are offered to students so that they become well-rounded graduates.

Each department attracts faculty who are not only successful practitioners but also talented professors. Learning through experience is the cornerstone of each academic program. Students are presented with real life problems to address using newly developed, course-related skills. Student learning is also shaped by the inclusion of local professionals in each program as guest lecturers, panelists, internship supervisors or mock clients. The School of Business offers students a chance to compete as either a business generalist or specialist by providing a relevant, career-specific course of study designed to position each student for career success.

Anne Bikofsky Anne Bikofsky, CPA, MBA, BBA
Professor
Chairperson, Accounting




    Graduates of the Associate Accounting program should be able to:
  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues and the importance of ethical conduct in accounting practice.
  • Use financial information to prepare financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
  • Understand fundamental cost accounting concepts.
  • Effectively utilize accounting and business software applications.
  • Understand Federal individual tax concepts.
  • Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills to enable them to excel in a variety of professional settings.


Course No.   Semester
Credits
ACC107 Financial Accounting I » 3

Students taking Financial Accounting I will be involved in accounting theory and its applications. In addition, there will be an in-depth study of the nature of assets and liabilities such as: cash, receivables, short-term investments, inventories, plant & equipment, intangibles and the preparation of financial statements. During the semester, emphasis will be placed on journal entries, posting, preparation of month-end financial statements as well as closing and adjusting entries.

Number: ACC107
Credits: 3.00
Type: Accounting
School: School of Business (Online)

Students continuing on to Financial Accounting II will be focusing more on the topics in corporate accounting such as: contributed capital, stock rights, convertible securities, retained earnings and earnings per share. The course will also focus on procedures for a merchandising business which includes: accounts receivables, notes and interest, types of inventory systems and inventory valuation, accounting for long-term assets and related depreciation methods. In addition, the course covers bond discounts and premiums, statement of cash flows, analysis of financial statements including comparative analysis and liquidity, profitability and leverage measurement.
Prerequisite: ACC107 or permission to waive

Number: ACC108
Credits: 3.00
Type: Accounting
School: School of Business (Online)

This course briefly reviews the history of taxation, tax legislation and research and covers the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations. Methods and forms required to complete tax returns are carefully examined and completed.
Prerequisite: ACC107 or permission to waive

Number: ACC206
Credits: 3.00
Type: Accounting
School: School of Business (Online)

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  Total Accounting Credits 39
     
  *Accounting majors (Associate and/or Bachelor degree students) are exempt from the prerequisite BUS103 Intro to Business Ventures or MED111 Healthcare Law and Ethics.  
     
  Elective  
  Elective (1) 3
  Total Elective Credits 3

This course will introduce students to the value of change, personal growth and transformation. Students will engage in activities designed to stimulate reflective thinking, create a positive personal outlook and foster “behaviors of success.”

Number: ACE110
Credits: 3.00
Type: Academic Enrichment
School: School of Business (Online)

In this course, students develop their reading comprehension and written communication skills. Different styles of writing are examined as students develop writing proficiency through practice in planning, outlining and editing. In addition to regular class meeting times, students are required to participate in a ten week Writing Lab component which counts as ten percent of the grade for English Composition. For the Day College, the Writing Lab is graded as a Pass or Fail.
Prerequisite: Proficiency Examination and/or ACE108.

Number: GEN125
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course builds on skills developed in English Composition I by presenting additional writing styles and helping students further refine their writing skills. Research skills and MLA documentation are also introduced. In addition to regular class meeting times, students are required to participate in a ten week Writing Lab component which counts as ten percent of the grade for English Composition. For the Day College, the Writing Lab is graded as a Pass or Fail. Note: Writing Lab is not required in the adult division or for fully online programs. Prerequisite: GEN125 or permission to waive

Number: GEN127
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

Communication skills require good speech habits. Therefore, this course covers organization of thoughts, voice control, diction and presentation of ideas to a variety of audiences. The art of listening is also studied. Emphasis will be placed on a series of oral presentations in order to acquire and reinforce these skills.

Number: GEN129
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course offers an introduction to basic statistical theory and application. Topics to be discussed in detail include: sampling procedures; finding mean, median and mode; finding the variance and standard deviation; graphing histograms and bell curves. This course also illustrates how statistics are used in the business world as well as in the media and the benefits and drawbacks of statistical information.
Prerequisite: Proficiency exam and/or ACE106 or permission to waive.

Number: GEN157
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

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This course is designed to provide a culminating experience in business communications and professional development. Covered in this course is advanced English usage essential to written business document creation and oral presentations. Using individual participation and demonstration methods, students will be trained in interviewing techniques and in developing professional demeanors vital to career success. This course does not satisfy the General Education requirement for AOS degrees.
Prerequisite: GEN127 or permission to waive.

Number: GEN224
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

  Total General Education Credits 24
Course No.   Semester
Credits
DMD101 Visual Storytelling » 3

This course is an introduction to digital media concepts and includes discussions of digital media design and development. The course will review current and emerging trends in digital media technologies, career opportunities, and resources. Students will be exposed to a variety of different media applications used in the industry, while learning the value of telling a story through studying design and storytelling in both principle and practice. Various media will be used to render stories from concept to completion, including photography, illustration, computer graphics, storyboarding, and collage.

Number: DMD101
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course combines concepts and practical skills in the field of illustration. Students will examine principles of design, contrast and color control, layer design and masks. Students will plan, execute and layout professional level projects using a full range of digital technology.

Number: DMD105
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course combines concepts and practical skills in the field of digital imaging. Students will explore photo manipulation techniques, color layout and design for web pages, interface design and printed media. Students will plan, execute and layout professional level projects using a full range of digital technology.

Number: DMD107
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will cover digital video editing and basic digital sound editing. Graphic manipulation, masking, and sequencing will be covered. Special effects such as filters, transparency keys and tweening will also be covered. Students will storyboard, edit and develop project management skills through the production process.

Number: DMD113
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course focuses on basic modeling and animation techniques. Students will build on the skills that they have acquired from the prerequisite courses by using their knowledge to create 3D artwork. Students will learn fundamentals of modeling, animation, shading and rendering by manipulating vector objects through space and using lighting effects and surface textures. Students will work individually with current 3D modeling and animation software to create technically and artistically accomplished animations to add to their portfolio.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD121
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

After Effects is the desktop standard for compositing and creating 2D/3D animation and stunning special effects for film, video, multimedia and the Web. Students will create motion graphics in a timeline environment and blend together video, still imagery, audio, text, and time based effects. Some of the topics to be discussed include digital compression, output formats, color correction and manipulation, title design, key framing, masks, layers and mattes.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or DMD113 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD123
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will introduce the student to basic game theory, including game play and strategy. The historical development of the video game industry will be examined, as well as the overall processes involved in developing a video game through the study and development of analog games; including concept development, documentation and play-testing.
Prerequisite: DMD101 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD131
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

Having successfully completed the prerequisites, students will work towards applying their paper concept to the computer in producing a stand-alone game prototype that demonstrates the principles of game design acquired in preceding courses. Working as individuals and/or in groups, students will storyboard, create and manage game assets, and script the interactive elements in preparation to complete a basic working prototype.
Prerequisites: DMD131 and DMD165 and a departmental Algebra exam. Competency or permission to waive. May be taken concurrently with DMD165.

Number: DMD141
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course concentrates on graphic design process, research and concept development. Typography, layout, design quality, and construction for the commercial market will be covered. Topics include page layout, fundamentals of type, importing, creating graphics, fonts, color, styles, generating and placing text, and object linking and embedding.

Number: DMD150
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will concentrate on both Dreamweaver and the hypertext markup language, HTML. Students will learn to incorporate images and format text in a desirable, aesthetic fashion. Students will also learn design concepts such as creating form elements, building lists and hot links, as well as building tables and frames. This course will stress the proper use of design techniques and tactics learned in prerequisite courses to formulate exciting, cohesive websites designed to be both user friendly and attractive.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD160
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

Flash is the standard for interactive vector graphics and animation on the World Wide Web. Students will use Flash to create resizable and extremely compact, low bandwidth navigation interfaces and animations as well as other effects used in today’s web design.
Prerequisite: DMD105 or DMD107 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD165
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is an introduction to the software engineering design process; which is to identify the problem, research the problem, develop possible solutions, select the best possible solution(s), code prototypes and/or models, test and evaluate, communicate the solutions, and redesign. Students will develop these basic skills through the use of a graphical programming language, allowing them to build a foundation and understanding of this process before moving on to the syntax and semantics of a particular high-end programming language in future courses. Developed at M.I.T., Scratch takes advantage of advances in computing power and interface design to make programming more engaging and accessible for those who are learning to program.

Number: DMD175
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will expand on the 3-dimensional modeling and animation techniques covered in the prerequisite. Using ”Maya”, one of the most widely used software applications by professionals, students will also have the opportunity to further develop their skills with modeling, materials, textures, and lighting, while gaining an introduction to particle systems.
Prerequisite: DMD121 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD205
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will bring the student further into the dynamic capabilities of Flash, and focus on special issues for designers, animators, and programmers creating various projects, including web design and production, animation, and games. Topics will explore a wide range of essential digital media elements involving sound, animation, special effects, and interactivity, which include movie clips, layers and levels, properties, variables, methods, and functions.
Prerequisite: DMD165 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD225
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

HTML5 is the newest major revision of the HTML web language standard, offering flexibility, ease-of-coding, and powerful new features. This course covers using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and JavaScript to produce powerful interactive Web content. JavaScript is an essential language for some of the features of HTML5, and students will learn the basic use of JavaScript, JQuery and the new HTML5 JavaScript APIs. This course may also touch on CSS3 (Cascading Style Sheets), which offers more sophisticated properties and elegant solutions for styling and animating elements.
Prerequisite: DMD175 or permission to waive

Number: DMD227
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will build on the skills learned through the prerequisite while covering some of the advanced features of Dreamweaver. Topics will focus on defining behaviors, editing graphics in Fireworks, creating templates, developing libraries, defining and utilizing plug-ins and exploring the use of back-end databases.
Prerequisite: DMD160 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD230
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

As a continuation of the prerequisite, students will further learn development techniques and scripting concepts to enable successful completion of a stand-alone game prototype that was designed in preceding courses.
Prerequisite: DMD141 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD241
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will cover the basics of graphic design. The topics covered will include image and page composition, layout, text, and color theory. Projects will include ad design, corporate identity, newsletter/paper and magazine layout. Students should have taken Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign before taking this class.
Prerequisite: DMD105, DMD107, and DMD150 or permission to waive.

Number: DMD250
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will focus on the design and development of a final digital media portfolio project. It will include coverage of project management skills, digital media design, development and delivery. Students will use their project management skills, interactive design concepts and workflow strategies to produce their final portfolio. Students will brainstorm, storyboard, outline, and collect created artwork for the development of their personal portfolio, which will demonstrate all of their acquired skills as well as quality, relevance and successful completion of their major.
Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD265
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

Typography is an essential aspect of all digital media fields including, but not limited to graphic design, animation, and game design. This course combines concepts and practical skills in the field of design. Students will explore typographic structures, terminology and various methods for using type as a tool for visual communication. Grid-based design and the fundamentals of layout will be examined through hands-on projects. Students will plan, execute and layout professional level projects using a full range of both digital technology and traditional media
Prerequisite: Junior level standing and for non DM majors, approval from DM Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD300
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

The course will cover user interface design principles, task and user analysis, interface design methods, user interface evaluation and usability testing. The course offers strategies to design which bridge the gap between functionality and usability and introduces students to some of the unique challenges of designing within the realm of a digital, interactive medium. The course examines ways in which the features and functions of a product get translated into something people find usable, useful, and desirable.
Prerequisite: Junior level standing and for non DM majors, approval from DM Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD310
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course explores the use of digital media to research, strategize, plan, design, critique and present online marketing materials through social media outlets for a variety of industries, businesses, products, services, and target markets. Students will learn the key industry tools and how to integrate their visual communication skills with social media channels to develop their own product promotions and to solve specific problems. The course will emphasize the fields of visual hierarchy, typography, gestalt principles, and color theory. Specific areas of focus will include: researching competitor markets; developing creativity and brainstorming ideas; defining a company’s brand; developing a marketing message; defining target market demographics; color psychology, meaning and symbolism; designing and creating marketing presentations; and critiquing in both individual and group settings.
Prerequisite: Junior level standing and for non DM majors, approval from DM Department Chairperson.

Number: DMD320
Credits: 3.00
Type: Digital Media
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is intended to sharpen a student’s ability to think clearly, consistently, critically and creatively. The course considers principles of sound judgment, both deductive and inductive, separating fact from opinion; analyzing arguments and testing hypotheses.

Number: GEN131
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is designed to develop the literacy required to deal with technology and science-related issues in today’s society. Basic concepts underlying matter, energy, and life are examined, and students develop analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills needed to address these topics.

Number: GEN145
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

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Topics include the fundamentals of algebra including the rules of numbers, equations, negative numbers and integers, fractions and rational numbers, exponents, inequalities, graphs and linear equations. Emphasis will be placed on word problems and business applications.
Prerequisite: Proficiency exam and/or ACE106 or permission to waive.

Number: GEN151
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course takes a realistic approach based on the principles of general psychology and is designed to assist the student in coping with life situations. Included are theories of personality, emotions, character, motivation, environmental influences and the development of students.

Number: GEN161
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

Global issues such as world hunger, human rights and nuclear war, as well as American issues concerning inequalities of wealth, civil rights, crime and the role of government are examined in this course. In addition to gaining an understanding of the social, political and economic dimensions of these issues, students will also consider the underlying values and ethics.

Number: GEN167
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

A study of the institutions of American government and the forces that shape governmental action, with emphasis on the role of the presidency, the Congress, federal/state relations and the two party system. Special consideration is given to the growing concentration of power in American society, in public as well as private sectors.

Number: GEN171
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is an in-depth examination of national and international governments and politics. The course emphasizes the comparative study of political institutions, ideologies, political cultures, participation, and party systems in the United States and selected nations of the world. Patterns of political change and global interactions with reference to current issues will be studied.

Number: GEN179
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

The basic principles of microeconomics; individual and social choice, specialization and trade, supply and demand and prices are discussed. The study of scarcity and choice and marginal concepts are examined and an understanding of command and market economics, private property and factors of production is provided.

Number: GEN181
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is a survey of the architecture, sculpture, painting and other works of art of the last five centuries from Late Gothic to Post-Modernism. Individuals and genres that have most deeply influenced contemporary aesthetic tastes and design will be studied. Aspects such as proportion, composition, and focal point will be examined through studying some of history’s greatest works of art. The effect of culture on the composition of art will be considered in an effort to determine how patrons and the society at large influence the artist’s rendering, and how those who view various art works see them as a reflection of their own societies and cultures.

Number: GEN191
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This is a studio class covering design in principle and practice. Students will learn-by-doing; developing artistic skills needed for success in today’s computer age. Various media will be used to render still life, emulations, and the human figure. The use of perspective, proportion, shading, highlighting, and color will be examined and developed through studio work.

Number: GEN193
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

Designers are often called upon to create installations, exhibitions, booths, kiosks, displays, and other small environments. Students will use traditional media (drawing, sculpting, model making), to construct small installations, miniatures, and scale models using digital media to their comprehension of 3D space, light, materials and texture. Students will discover the power and effect of color on an audience. Spatial theory and color theory are introduced in a hands-on environment allowing students to discover their own design process while finding new relationships in the physical. This course will touch on topics from other multidimensional disciplines such as architecture, exhibition design, industrial design and interior design.

Number: GEN195
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course examines the human dynamics in organizations, focusing on individuals and small groups within them. Students will learn a wide range of interpersonal skills needed to succeed in most business occupations. In addition, students will learn how to identify group goals, understand the different needs of group members, accomplish group tasks and effectively communicate within groups.

Number: GEN241
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is a survey of research methods focusing on the fundamentals of research design, including data collection and data analysis. Topics include scientific writing using APA style, evaluation of research literature, and ethical issues in research. Practice is provided in asking research questions, formulating research hypotheses, designing and conducting a simulated research study, and presenting results.
Prerequisites: Sophomore Status, and Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, and GEN157 Statistics OR Permission of Chairperson of student’s program.

Number: GEN290
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will have students study the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities in order to understand the relationship between humans and the natural world – a relationship that underlies current environmental problems. How human-caused changes are affecting our natural world and what solutions can be discovered and put into action are considered.
Prerequisite: Junior Level Status or Permission of the Department Chairperson.

Number: GEN310
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course features significant themes in American culture and media focusing on the impact of issues such as diversity and gender on work, family life, entertainment, sports and the environment. Students will also examine issues of power related to gender, race, and class and the economic and cultural implications of mass media representation and consumption. Materials for discussion and analysis will be drawn from essays, newspapers, television, advertising, and music. Case studies, class discussions and written essays will be used to develop the topics.
Prerequisite: Junior Level Status or Permission of the Department Chairperson.

Number: GEN324
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

A continuation of concepts and theories learned in macroeconomics with an emphasis on economic problem solving. Through guided research and data mining, learners become familiar with the tools of economic analysis and their use as a means of informing economic decisions and policy making.
Prerequisite: GEN183

Number: GEN364
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will explore the benefits and risks of doing business in the “Global Village.” The student will explore the benefits of trade between nations and the nature of international banking and foreign exchange rates. Economic stability, cultural and political differences as well as legal and moral problems will be discussed.
Prerequisites: GEN181 or GEN183

Number: GEN365
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will introduce the concepts of consumer behavior and decision making. It provides empirical evidence of convergence and divergence in consumer behavior and covers various psychological and sociological aspects of human behavior used for explaining consumer purchasing decisions. It will explore the concept of culture and introduce various models of culture, as well as the affects they have on consumer behavior. Finally, the course will discuss and review how consumer buying behavior and its cultural variations differ across the world.
Prerequisite: BUS112

Number: GEN70
Credits: 3.00
Type: General Education
School: School of Business (Online)

Students will be introduced to the foundation of medical terminology through a thorough study of the roots, prefixes, and suffixes which form medical language. Students will also learn the vocabulary used in various medical specialties. Spelling, definitions, and pronunciation are stressed.
Students must receive a minimum grade of a “C” to continue

Number: MED103
Credits: 3.00
Type: Allied Health
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will introduce for discussion a variety of ethical issues that healthcare professionals may encounter during the course of their careers. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of ethical and professional behavior in the healthcare workplace. In depth discussions, textbook assignments and role playing will provide guidance to students in how to successfully manage patient relationships, protect patient privacy in compliance with the Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act as well as understand the distinct job responsibilities of the myriad of employees who comprise the typical health-care organization.
Students must receive a minimum grade of a “C” to continue

Number: MED111
Credits: 3.00
Type: Allied Health
School: School of Business (Online)

Course No.   Semester
Credits
NET108 Computer Forensics » 3

The expansion of the Internet and the increased use of computers have amplified the risk of technology being used to commit crimes and/or crimes being recorded on electronic devices. Because of this, a skilled computer forensics expert is needed to investigate criminal and civil cases. This course is an introduction to computer forensics. Digital media, past and current operating systems, and computer hardware will be examined. Forensics software tools will be used to identify, collect, examine and preserve evidence/information which is magnetically stored or encoded on computer devices.

Number: NET108
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and troubleshooting skills needed to provide capable hardware support of personal computers. Students will identify proper procedures for installing and configuring system components and devices; diagnose and troubleshoot system problems; identify safety procedures; identify motherboards, types of memory, bus architectures and CMOS; define the print process and identify procedures for servicing printers; identify the components of portable systems; define networks. This course is designed to help students prepare for one of two CompTIA A+ exams.

Number: NET111
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and troubleshooting skills needed to provide capable software support of personal computers. Students will learn the basic system administration knowledge of command line prompt and Windows operating systems for installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing desktop computer systems. This course is designed to help students prepare for one of two CompTIA A+ exams.
Prerequisite: NET111 or permission to waive.

Number: NET117
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course provides students with an overview of networking terminology and protocols. Topics to be discussed include local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs), Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, cabling and cabling tools, routers and basic routing protocol configuration, Ethernet technologies, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and an introduction to wireless networking concepts and terminology. This is the first course of a four course Cisco Academy program that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam. In addition, this course is designed to help students prepare for the entry-level certification exam, Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT).
Prerequisite: NET111 or permission to waive.

Number: NET125
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course presents an overview of the Windows operating system used as a client in a client/server network. Students will install, configure and troubleshoot the Windows operating system; setup and manage user accounts and groups; install and configure network protocols; configure printers and secure, administer and audit resources. This course is designed to help students prepare for a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification exam.
Prerequisite: NET125 or permission to waive.

Number: NET143
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course presents an overview of the Windows operating system used as a server in a client/server network. Students will install, configure and troubleshoot a Windows server; examine the file systems; plan, implement and administer Active Directory Services; administer print services; examine network protocols and services; monitor and optimize system resources. This course is designed to help students prepare for a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification exam.
Prerequisite: NET143 or permission to waive.

Number: NET151
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is a continuation of the Cisco Academy program. This course is designed to give students the skills needed to perform router configurations. Topics include IP Subnetting/VLSM/CIDR, static and dynamic routing and routing protocols including RIPv1 & v2, EIGRP, and OSPF. This is the second course of a four course Cisco Academy program that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.
Prerequisite: NET125 or permission to waive.

Number: NET161
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is designed to provide students with the technical know how about the implementation of the Windows directory service. Students will understand how to make directory services work for an organization as well as plan, implement and manage directory services. Topics will include understanding the logical and physical structure of directory services; configuring the Domain Name System (DNS) server service to support directory services; creating and administering user accounts and group resources; directory objects and Group Policy. This course is designed to help students prepare for a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification exam.
Prerequisite: NET151 or permission to waive.

Number: NET203
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is designed to prepare students to become foundational-level IT network practitioners. Through scenario-based assignments, students will be presented with the opportunity to perform real world tasks in a simulated environment. Students will implement, configure, maintain, secure, and troubleshoot network architectures. This course will help prepare students for the TestOut Network Pro certification exam and the CompTIA Network+ certification exam.
Prerequisite: NET151

Number: NET125
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course provides students with the skills to implement and administer a Windows network operating system in medium to large environments. Topics will include installing, managing, monitoring, configuring and troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, remote access, network protocols, IP routing in a Windows network infrastructure. This course is designed to help students prepare for a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification exam.
Prerequisite: NET151 or permission to waive.

Number: NET223
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course covers the concepts of cloud computing and explores the various virtualization methods used by IT administrators to deliver cloud infrastructure and management solutions. Cloud computing allows for IT services to be available on demand while reducing IT complexity, significantly lowering costs and enabling a more flexible way of delivering IT services. Virtualization is the essential catalyst for enabling the transition to cloud computing.
Prerequisite: NET125

Number: NET242
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is a continuation of the Cisco Academy program. This course is designed to give students the skills needed to perform initial switch configuration tasks and to troubleshoot common network problems. Other topics include Virtual LANs (VLANs), interVLAN routing, VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) and RSTP operation. This is the third course of a four course Cisco Academy program that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.
Prerequisite: NET125 or NET161 or permission to waive.

Number: NET261
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is a continuation of the Cisco Academy program. This course is designed to give students the skills needed to perform advanced TCP/IP techniques such as DHCP and DNS. Other topics include Access Control Lists (ACLs), WAN concepts and technology such as PPP and Frame Relay. This is the fourth course of a four course Cisco Academy program that is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam.
Prerequisite: NET261 or permission to waive.

Number: NET263
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is designed to give the skills necessary to install, configure, and administer a Microsoft Exchange server. This course is designed to help students prepare for the Microsoft certification exam to become a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).
Prerequisite: NET151 or permission to waive.

Number: NET281
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge in general security concepts, communication security, infrastructure security, basics of cryptography and operational/organizational security. This course is designed to help students prepare for the CompTIA “Security+” certification exam.
Prerequisite: NET125 or permission to waive

Number: NET283
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

This course is an introductory course that will focus on the design, planning, implementation, operation and troubleshooting of wireless networks. It covers a comprehensive overview of technologies, security, and design practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills.
Prerequisite: NET125 or permission to waive.

Number: NET285
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

The Associate Degree Program Internship is designed to give students hands-on experience in a business environment and to assist students transitioning from college to the workplace. Emphasis will be placed on developing positive workplace habits, attitudes, and behaviors, which will enable associate level students to apply the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom and to meet employer expectations upon graduation.
Prerequisites: NET151 and prior approval by the Department Chairperson is required before registration.

Number: NET305
Credits: 3.00
Type: Network Administration
School: School of Business (Online)

Investigation and application of advanced database concepts will be covered including database administration, database technology, and selection and acquisition of database management systems. Through the introduction of Microsoft Access, the students will complete an in-depth practicum in database applications, including database design, relational tables, queries, forms and reports.
Prerequisite: OFT115 or NET111 or DMD101 or permission to waive.

Number: OFT233
Credits: 3.00
Type: Office Technologies
School: School of Business (Online)

This course will explore the integrating of MS Office components in order to solve business problems. Topics included are: sharing data between Word and Excel, linking Excel and Word documents, merge Access data into a Word Merge Letter, convert a Word Outline into PowerPoint presentation, convert Access database into Excel database and chart. Projects will integrate decision making and problem solving skills.
Prerequisites: OFT122 and OFT127 or permission to waive.

Number: OFT280
Credits: 3.00
Type: Office Technologies
School: School of Business (Online)

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