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Programs of Study

CREDENTIAL IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING >>

If you want to be a computer programmer, and you are a non-business or non-degree seeking student, the CIS department can provide the programming skills necessary to enhance your employment options in this area. A new "Credential in Computer Programming" program is now available to provide the programming skills training.

The twelve hour Credential in Computer Programming sequence includes:

CIS 315 Introduction to Programming
CIS 323 Database Systems Management
CIS 335 Applications Development for the Internet
CIS 337 Current Programming Techniques

While you must take the courses in sequence, there are no other prerequisites.

Printable Brochure: Information Systems (IS)

Information Assurance Course Sequence
CIS 421: This course examines basic enterprise information systems assurance principles and examines operational, technical, and administrative aspects of information assurance.
CIS 422: Incident Response and Computer Forensics. (3 hrs) Preq. CIS 421. Prepares students to collect examine, and preserve digital evidence; and examines techniques used to prepare for, respond to, and investigate computing incidents.
CIS 423: Disaster Recovery and business Continuity. Preq. CIS 421. Presents principles of disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and examines countermeasures that may be used to prevent system failure for an organization
CIS 424: Presents the organizational issues of risk analysis including reliability, safety, security, and privacy. Methods for risk assessment and security evaluations are examined.
  • Course
  • CIS 421 Introduction to Information Assurance* Description
  • CIS 422: Incident Response and Computer Forensics. Preq. CIS 421. Description
  • CIS 423: Disaster Recovery and business Continuity. Preq. CIS 421. Description
  • CIS 424: Information Systems Assurance Risk Analysis. Preq. CIS 421. Description
  • TOTAL
  • *CIS421 becomes a required CIS course fall 2008
  • Hours
  • 3
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Recommended Completion Order for IS Courses:
Information Systems Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 110
  • Computer Information Systems 110*
  • Elective
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • History Elective (100 or 200 level)
  • Mathematics 101
  • Mathematics 125
  • Biological Science 101
  • Psychology 102 or Sociology 201
  • University Seminar 100**
  • SUBTOTAL
  • *Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
    **Must be taken by all freshmen. May be counted as part of the Elective. May NOT use University Seminar 101 for degree credit.

    Science Elective: Biological Science 101, 102; Geology 111,112, 201, 202; Physics 205, 206, 220; Chemistry 120, 121. Two courses, 6 hours, must be in sequence (course numbers, not sequential quarters); those possibilities are Biological Science 101 and 102, Geology 111 and 112, Geology 201 and 202, Physics 205 and 206, or Chemistry 120 and 121. Everyone must have at least one Biological Science.
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 30
SOPHOMORE YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 201
  • Accounting 202
  • Business Law 255
  • Computer Information Systems 315*
  • Economics 201
  • Economics 202
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Political Science 201
  • Quantitative Analysis 233
  • SUBTOTAL
  • Science Elective: Biological Science 101, 102; Geology 111,112, 201, 202; Physics 205, 206, 220; Chemistry 120, 121. Two courses, 6 hours, must be in sequence (course numbers, not sequential quarters); those possibilities are Biological Science 101 and 102, Geology 111 and 112, Geology 201 and 202, Physics 205 and 206, or Chemistry 120 and 121. Everyone must have at least one Biological Science.
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
JUNIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Art 290 or KINE 280 or MUGN 290 or SPTH 290
  • Economics 312
  • Business 420
  • Computer Information Systems 310*
  • Computer Information Systems 323*
  • Computer Information Systems 335*
  • English 210, 211, or 212
  • Finance 318
  • Management 310
  • Management 333
  • Marketing 300
  • SUBTOTAL
  • *Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses.

    Humanities Elective: History 101, 102, 201, 202, or 360; English 210, 211, or 212, Philosophy 201;Speech 300; upper-level Foreign Language (201 and >)
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 31
SENIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 495
  • Business Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • International Business Elective**
  • Elective
  • Business Communications 305 or English 303 or 336
  • Computer Information Systems 421*
  • Computer Information Systems 444*
  • Computer Information Systems 450*
  • Speech 110 or 377
  • SUBTOTAL
  • TOTAL
  • *Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses.
    **Approved International Business Courses:
    Accounting 485, Economics 485, Finance 485, Management 485, Marketing 485
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 29
  • 120

Printable IS Curriculum Sheet (PDF)

INFORMATION ASSURANCE>>

These IA courses will develop your skills for positions in systems and network security. Learn to detect, report, and resolve cyber threats. Course content also covers the use of code encryption to securely pass information between systems, building and using secure audio and video communications equipment, developing tamper protection products, and providing trusted information solutions. Students master the skills of assessing, auditing evaluation, testing network and systems security, and conducting forensic investigations. Students also learn how to perform information systems risk analysis and plan for disaster recovery and business continuity.

The following courses map to the NSTISSI No. 4011 guidelines. Follow this link for specific Louisiana Tech 4011 course mapping; follow this link for specific Louisiana Tech 4012 course mappings. Follow this link for specific Louisiana Tech 4016 course mappings. To meet the requirements of 4011, students must complete CIS 444 (Network Design and Implementation) and four of the five courses listed in the following IA Course Sequence. Students must have CIS 444 or an approved equivalent and the consent of the instructor to proceed in the IA Course sequence. The detailed example course syllabi and course descriptions are provided by following the links within the IA Course Sequence. (Print an Information Assurance Certificate Brochure)

Course Listing  
CIS 444 Network Design and Implementation*
CIS 421 Introduction to Information Assurance **
CIS 422: Incident Response and Computer Forensics
CIS 423 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
CIS 424: Information Systems Assurance Risk Analysis
CIS 425: Principles of Cryptography

Other university courses that support information assurance initiatives can be found here: http://www.business.latech.edu/accounting/other_cs.htm

Contact Information:

Director                                            
Dr. Selwyn Ellis
318.257.3514            
ellis@latech.edu