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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.

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
  • 3
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  • ??

 


Information Systems Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 110
  • Computer Information Systems 110
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Mathematics 100 or 101 or 102
  • Mathematics 125
  • Biological Science 101
  • Communication 101
  • Humanities Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • First Year Experience (FYE) 100*
  • TOTAL
  • * FYE 100 Must be taken by all freshmen. May be counted as part of the Elective. May NOT use FYE 100 for degree credit.

  • Humanities Electives
    Literature (ENGL), Foreign Language (FLNG, FREN, GERM, SPAN), History (HIST), Communications (COMM), Philosophy (PHIL).
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 1
  • 30
SOPHOMORE YEAR
  • Course
  • Accounting 201
  • Accounting 202
  • Business Law 255
  • Economics 201
  • Economics 202
  • Computer Information Systems 315*
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Natural Science Elective
  • Elective
  • Quantitative Analysis 233
  • TOTAL
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in this course
  • Natural Science Elective
    3 hrs of BISC and 6 additional hours, with at least 3 of those hours in a physical science; courses do not need to be in sequence, but 6 hours must be in the same area (e.g 6 hours in CHEM)
  • Life Sciences - Biology (BISC)
    Physical Sciences - Chemistry (CHEM), Geology (GEOL), Physics (PHYS)
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
JUNIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Fine Arts
  • Business 320
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Computer Information Systems 323*
  • Computer Information Systems 335*
  • Computer Information Systems 310*
  • Finance 318
  • Management 310
  • Management 333
  • Marketing 300
  • Total
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • Fine Arts: 3 hours of any classes in any of the areas listed here: Art (ART), Speech Theater (SPTH, Theatre (THTR), Music Applied, Private Lessons (MUPV), Music Ensemble (MUEV), Music General (MUGN), Music History and Literature (MUHS), Music Pedogogy, (MUPD), Music Theory (MUTH); or 3 hours of these specific classes: ARCH 211, ARCH 222, KINE 160, KINE 162, KINE 164, KINE 280
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
SENIOR YEAR
  • Course
  • Business 495
  • Business Communications 305 or ENGL 303 or ENGL 336
  • Computer Information Systems 421*
  • Computer Information Systems 444*
  • Computer Information Systems 450*
  • Business Elective
  • International Business Elective **
  • Business Elective
  • Elective
  • Business Elective
  • TOTAL
  • Business Electives: Any COB class not already required as a core business or major class; 3 hours may be at the 100 or 200-level; all others must be at the 300- or 400-level.
  • * Require a minimum grade of "C" in these courses
  • ** International Business Electives:
    Choose from ACCT 485, ECON 485, MGMT 485, MKTG 485
  • Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 30
  • 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/cis/other_cs.htm

Contact Information:

Director                                            
Dr. Selwyn Ellis
318.257.3514            
ellis@latech.edu