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Current Term Classes - Information Technology

 

Spring 2021

Class registration opens on December 18. 

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  


IT 3220: Strategic Business Value of Information Technology              
Online Asynchronous | Available Feb 1 - May 6 | Optional synchronous sessions on Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm (Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Sessions are recorded for later viewing.)
Focuses on how to assess the value of IT investments and align technical strategies with business strategies. Introduces Porter's Five Forces Model, the value chain, technology payoff metrics, and risk analysis. Explores ways to leverage disruptive technologies for competitive advantage.
Lisa Wentzel | 3 UG credits | Required

IT 3240: Enterprise Systems Architecture and Design         

Online Asynchronous | Available Feb 1 - May 6 | Optional synchronous sessions on Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm (Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Sessions are recorded for later viewing.)
Applies common frameworks and methodologies to the examination of enterprise system architecture needs.  Includes coverage of the systems development life cycle and the methodologies in use characterized by their varying degrees of iteration, structure, and user involvement. Emphasizes analytical and design concepts and related tools such as use cases and Unified Modeling Language. 
Donald Chisholm | 3 UG credits | Required

IT 3500: Data Analytics & Decision-Making

Online Asynchronous | Available Feb 1 - May 6 | Optional synchronous sessions on Mondays, 6-7:30pm (Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Sessions are recorded for later viewing.) 
Introduces analytics process from question formulation to data gathering, processing, and decision making; highlights and explores differences among methods using large data sets + case studies from various industries to illustrate and understand concepts. Utilizes statistical software; applies analytical methods through exercises, case study examination, and final project. Prereq: Foundational knowledge of statistics or instructor permission.       
Majed Al-Ghandour | 3 UG credits | Elective

IT 4400: Web Application Development - Building Dynamic Websites
Online Asynchronous | Available Feb 1 - May 6 | Optional synchronous sessions on Thursdays, 7-8:30pm (Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory. Sessions are recorded for later viewing.)
This course serves as a capstone course to be taken after all other required courses in the program.Using a project-based approach, students will develop Web applications using the PHP scripting language and MySQL databases. Topics include PHP scripting, data-driven interactivity, writing secure PHP programs, and code frameworks.             
Mike Vito | 3 UG credits | Required

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory at synchronous sessions. They will be recorded for those unable to attend a synchronous meeting for viewing at a later time.

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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My own experience confirms my belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning. I know what it's like to take courses online and to make sacrifices to devote myself to my studies. But I also know the kind of opportunities education opens up.
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Angela Orebaugh

Certificate In Cyber Security Analysis
Certificate In Cyber Security Management
Certificate In Information Technology
Ph.D, George Mason University - Information Technology

Angela came to SCPS after over 20 years in the IT and computer science industries, starting her career as a database programmer and working her way up to a job as a fellow and chief scientist leading cybersecurity initiatives at Booz Allen Hamilton. She developed and launched the Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis program in 2018.

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