Associate of Science in Information Technology

The purpose of this program is to offer a technical training and a basic foundation in the most popular computer software applications as well as a general background in many computer concepts and techniques. Our graduates will be ready to apply for entry-level positions as system specialist, user support specialist, and computer information managers. The Associate of Science in Information Technology program provides students with the science of design, analysis and implementation of highly effective systems and can adapt it to convert it into a resource that adds significant value to the organization.

Program Breakdown by Course

Course Number Course Name Semester Credits
HIU 1002

HIU 1002 Mastering eLearning (Non-credit)

This course is non-credit and a prerequisite to starting any degree at HIU. This course helps students to get acquainted with the university and to acquire the essential academic skills related to the online platform and course organization such as online behavior, time management, evaluation process and online ethics that will allow them to enhance their academic integration and success at HIU.

Mastering eLearning
(Prerequisite for Distance Education Programs)
Non-credit
General Education (15 Credits)
ASB 1001

English Composition I

This course will allow students to develop an understanding of good college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure.

English Composition I 3.0
ASB 1002

English Composition II

This course is designed to build upon the competencies acquired in English Composition I and to further refine students' writing process . Students develop proficie ncy in academic writing, information literacy, and critical thinking abilities and business documents. Prerequisites: ASB 1001

English Composition II 3.0
ASB 2038

College Algebra

This course will cover p olynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of func tions, rate of change, transformations, extreme values, modeling, combining functions, one to - one and inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, laws of logarithms, exponential and logarithmic equations, modeling, systems of equations , linear systems in three variables, nonlinear systems of equations, and linear and nonlinear systems of inequalities.

College Algebra 3.0
ASB 2039

Statistics

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of Probability and Statistics th rough assignments and forums. The students will learn to: organized data in different types of graphs, identify the use and misuse of graphical representations, apply and interpret data distribution, measures of center, apply and interpret probability, ap ply and interpret numerical measures of variability, and calculate and interpret area under the normal distribution curve. Prerequisites: ASB 2038

Statistics 3.0
BSB 2002

Critical Thinking and Ethics

This course gives a practical background in critical thinking generally and as applied specifically to ethical analysis, argumentation, discussion, writing, and the justification of ethical positions. The emphasis is on understanding the fact s, concepts and ethical claims in the issues, understanding the arguments on each side of the issue, and being able to formulate and defend your ethical conclusions. It will allow the students to apply critical thinking and ethical analysis to various impo rtant general issues, personal conflicts and a variety of case studies in business.

Core Courses (45 credits)
ASB 2015

Information Management for Business

This course focuses on the in formation explosion, the globalization of economies, and the increased competition and how information technology (IT) is being used as a tool to implement business s trategies and gain competitive advantage, not merely to support business operations. This course takes a management instead of a technical approach to the material presented. As such, it should be of interest to students of general management interested in information technology issues and to students of information technology interested in management issues.

Information Management for Business 3.0
ASB 2017

Principles of Project Management

This course introduces participants to Project Management as a business tool, developing skill s and abilities to solve problems, organize and present projects, ensuring that the proposal relates to an idea based on entrepreneurship. This course focuses on creating high performance teams and developing the leadership of Project Managers.

Principles of Project Management 3.0
ASB 2024

Digital Marketing

The main goal of the course is to help students understand digital marketing methods, from a variety of perspectives — as analysts, consumers and entrepren eurs. That is, we emphasize fundamental concepts rather than specific tactics. We will also look at modeling approaches for executing key marketing tactics. An ancillary goal is to establish the importance of theory and empirical analysis as key facilitato rs of this process. This course offers marketing strategies and approaches as applied to electronic commerce: planning, implementation, and management of online customer promotional activities in an online environment

Digital Marketing 3.0
ASI 1001

System Analysis Concepts

This module introduces the stu dents to the concepts and skills of system analysis and design. It includes expanded coverage of data flow diagrams, data dictionary, and process specifications.

Systems Analysis Concepts 3.0
ASI 1002

Principles of Information Technology

This course introduces the student to current technology with an emphasis on online design and application. Students will be introduced to hardware and software concepts, online media, blogs, and general networking concepts and security, as well as how to effectively develop and manage online identity.

Principles of Information Technology 3.0
ASI 1020

Mathematical Logic

This course covers proportional logic and certainty and validity tests, application of set number theory and counting principles for solving problems. The course develops the skills of abstraction for computer - related activities .

Mathematical Logic 3.0
ASI 2003

Operating Systems Concepts

This course defines, explains, and applies introductory operating systems concepts: process management, inter - process communication, memory management, I/O systems, and file systems.

Operating Systems Concepts 3.0
ASI 2006

Spreadsheets Advance

This course focuses on gaining fundamentals hands - on experience using the integrated programs of Microsoft Office. It is designed to use the basic features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access and to int egrate data between the applications.

Microsoft Office Applications 4.0
ASI 2007

Programming Concepts

This course focuses on computer programming, programming languages, operating systems, compilers, and database systems programming. This course introduces students to some fundamental concepts in programming language design and implementation. The primary goal is to allow students who complete this subject to have a good feel for the elements of style and aesthetics of programming and a good command of the major techniques for controlling complexity in a large system.

Programming Concepts 4.0
ASI 2008

Fundamentals of Database Managemen

This course emphasized database concepts, developments, use and management in three main sections: database concepts, practice, and emerging trends. Relat ional database systems are the main focus, but other types, including object - oriented databases, are studied. The p ractical design of databases and developing database applications using modern so ftware tools will be emphasized .

Database Management Fundamentals 4.0
ASI 2009

Fundamentals of Networking Management

This course provides students with instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software.

Networking Management Fundamentals 4.0
ASI 2011

Web Development

The course covers using HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and JavaScript to produce powerful interactive Web content.

Web Page Development Concepts 4.0
ASI 2013

Associate Capstone

The Associate Option Capstone is designed to provide knowledge on the identification, analysis and synthesis of current trends and incremental changes in the chosen technical area of study

Associate Capstone 4.0

60

CREDITS

Credential Awarded
Associate of Science

27

MONTHS

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