Level 1 Credits
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- BUSI-1060 Strategies for Success 1.00
- INFO-1135 Networking Fundamentals-CCNA1 5.00
- INFO-1150 Programming Fundamentals 5.00
- INFO-1119 Operating Systems&Hardware Fundamentals 3.00
- INFO-1120 Database Fundamentals 3.00
TAKE WRIT-1043 OR WRIT-1034
Level 2 Credits
- WRIT-1043 Reason & Writing 1 for IT 3.00
- WRIT-1034 Reason & Writing 1 - EAP 4.00
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- BUSI-1005 Introduction to Business Processes 3.00
- INFO-1148 Web Design 4.00
- INFO-3061 Object Oriented Programming with Java 3.00
- INFO-3093 Relational Databases & SQL 4.00
- INFO-1155 Object Oriented Programming with C++ 3.00
- MGMT-3052 Understanding Workplace Behaviours 3.00
Level 3 Credits
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
- INFO-1131 Graphics 3.00
- INFO-3083 PHP 3.00
- INFO-3084 Security 3.00
- INFO-3085 Web Servers 3.00
- INFO-3086 Web Standards 3.00
- INFO-5075 MYSQL 3.00
- COMM-3047 Communication for IT Professionals 3.00
BUSI-1005 - Introduction to Business Processes
The purpose of this course is to explore the various functional areas of business in Canada and to demonstrate the interrelationship among these areas. Students are introduced to many concepts, including major business trends, the role of government in business, marketing, operations, employee-management issues, financial resources management, business ethics, social responsibility and community-related philanthropy.
BUSI-1060 - Strategies for Success
This course presents and helps to develop some of the skills required to achieve college and career success. Areas of focus include: goal-setting, time management, note-taking from texts and lectures, study skills, test preparation strategies, and managing college life.
COMM-3047 - Communication for IT Professionals
This course develops IT students' business andtechnical communication skills in both oral andwritten formats. Students produce a variety ofwork-related documents appropriate for aprofessional, technological environment. Thesedocuments include an operational manual, shortreports, proposals, letters, memos, and e-mails.Students use standard electronic communicationtechnologies in this course and submit allassignments through FOL.
INFO-1119 - Operating Systems&Hardware Fundamentals
This course deals with the concepts of computer hardware and software structure. It includes the components of a computer and how they relate to one another. In addition, the parts of the operating system and how they work together with the hardware to support application programs will be described.
INFO-1120 - Database Fundamentals
This course is an introduction to the design and development of database systems. A data-modeling tool based upon the Unified Modeling Language will be used to capture and refine the student's database designs. Subsequently, these designs will be transformed into a working database. The student will have an opportunity to develop a complete database application using two current relational database products.
INFO-1131 - Graphics
This course focuses on creating rich web graphics with various tools. The student will first learn the principles of graphic design and how to apply those principles to create intuitive, interactive and accessible web sites. Fireworks will be used to create and edit both vector and bitmap graphics, create disjointed rollovers and buttons, and optimize and export those graphics for use online. Students will also be exposed to Flash where emphasis will be placed on creating multi-media rich, interactive sites and stand alone applications.
INFO-1135 - Networking Fundamentals-CCNA1
This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of networking; from fundamentals to advanced applications, thereby providing a solid foundation upon which to build their Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) training. It is based on a top-down approach to networking and emphasizes the concepts and skills required to design networks, while providing opportunities for practical application and hands-on experience by teaching students how to install, operate, and maintain networks.
INFO-1148 - Web Design
This course will focus on Web-based applications that are becoming prevalent due to the adoption of browser application interface and e-commerce strategies in the workplace. Students will learn to design and create customer-oriented Web sites, deploying the latest web standards. They will learn how to publish online and optimize a site including marketing.
INFO-1150 - Programming Fundamentals
This course is an introduction to the fundamentalconcepts of computer software design andconstruction. Students will first use anobject-based learning environment to learn how towork with objects and methods. They will thentransition to a production programming language towrite programs to solve common problems.
INFO-1155 - Object Oriented Programming with C++
This course is an introduction to the fundamentalsconcepts, tools and techniques used by softwaredevelopers to build object-oriented solutionsusing the C++ language.
INFO-3061 - Object Oriented Programming with Java
The course will continue on from the INFO1136 Programming Fundamentals course. Students will be introduced to the use of various collection objects such as ArrayLists, Lists, and Vectors to store and retrieve data. The focus will then shift to object-oriented programming fundamentals. Students will write classes to create objects that will demonstrate the operation of inheritance and polymorphism. Object-oriented development using UML analysis techniques and notation will be introduced.Java’s exception handling model will be introduced as a way of improving program robustness. A brief exploration of recursive methods will be done. Finally, students will be introduced to the basics of GUI programming and event-driven programming in Java.
INFO-3083 - PHP
This course is a comprehensive hands-on tutorial in the construction of complex web applications using PHP. Server configurations also explained to enhance the student's understanding of web application development and hosting.
INFO-3084 - Security
Security has become a crucial issue for any business. As systems and networks become more accessible, the need to secure a site and the associated data becomes more acute. This course introduces the student to the basic issues associated with web based application security. Methods of preventing attacks on computer networks, web servers and other servers will be discussed. Development of security policies, conducting security audits and performing risk assessments will be explored.
INFO-3085 - Web Servers
This course is an introduction to Web servers. Topics include installation, configuration, maintenance, security, performance, and database connectivity using server side programming. Students will implement web sites using Internet Information Server (IIS) and the Apache HTTP server. Emphasis however will be on developing a general knowledge of all the aspects of a Web server in the Windows and Linux / Unix environments.
INFO-3086 - Web Standards
This course is an introduction to the professional development methodologies and standards used in the creation of web based solutions. Students will explore the various systems development life cycles that are used by web professionals in the creation of professional web solutions. Emphasis will be on the entire development of web applications, from creating aesthetically pleasing and functional web sites to publishing and marketing those sites to a global audience. A series of web related standards will be explored, discussed and utilized by students in a series of tutorial based assignments.
INFO-3093 - Relational Databases & SQL
This course builds on the concepts of the relational database presented in INFO1120 Database Fundamentals and introduces the student to larger client/server database systems. Oracle is used as the database platform to demonstrate the operation of larger multi-user systems.Upon completion the student will have demonstrated the ability to: solve problems by designing database entities base on real world scenarios, execute mathematical operations accurately by planning database sizes, as well as analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources from the internet. In particular emphasis is placed on mastering the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL) for creating and maintaining database objects, complex queries, and the tool to perform typical database administrative tasks.
INFO-5075 - MYSQL
This course covers topics covering advanced database design, development, implementation andmanagement of web oriented databases. MySQL database software is used to provide students with ahands-on environment for mastering advanced database implementation concepts such as triggers,stored procedures, indexes, and data import and export operations.
MGMT-3052 - Understanding Workplace Behaviours
This course provides a broad understanding of the workplace by investigating individual, group and organizational behaviours. Students will be given the opportunity to assess their own behaviours while observing and discussing the diverse behaviours of others as they interact in various capacities, situations and assorted environments. By studying human social behaviour under the context of an organization, students should experience an easier transition while adjusting to any changes in future workplace and/or career choices.
WRIT-1034 - Reason & Writing 1 - EAP
This course will introduce students whose first language is not English to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking. Special attention will also be paid to developing academic vocabulary, correcting common ESL errors, enhancing academic listening and note-taking skills, and improving oral fluency and confidence.
WRIT-1043 - Reason & Writing 1 for IT
This course will introduce information technologystudents to essential principles of reading,writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level.Students will identify, summarize, analyze, andevaluate multiple short readings and writepersuasive response essays to develop theirvocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and criticalthinking.