Associate of Science in Information Technology

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

Mastering E-Learning

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 – (Pre-requisite for Distance Education Programs) Non-credit
General Education (15 Credits)

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

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 proficiency in academic writing, information literacy, and critical thinking abilities and business documents. Prerequisites: ASB 1001

English Composition II 3.0

College Algebra

This course will cover polynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of functions, 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

Statistics

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of Probability and Statistics through 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, apply and interpret numerical measures of variability, and calculate and interpret area under the normal distribution curve. Prerequisites: ASB 2038

Statistics 3.0

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 facts, 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 important general issues, personal conflicts and a variety of case studies in business.

Critical Thinking and Ethics 3.0
Core Courses (45 Credits)

Information Management for Business

This course focuses on the information explosion, the globalization of economies, and the increased competition and how information technology (IT) is being used as a tool to implement business strategies 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

Principles of Project Management

This course introduces participants to Project Management as a business tool, developing skills 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

Service Desk Concepts

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

Service Desk Concepts 3.0

Principles of Information Technology

This course introduces the student to current information 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

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

Software Operations

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

Software Operations 3.0

Fundamentals of Database Management

This course emphasizes database concepts, developments, use and management in three main sections: database concepts, practice, and emerging trends. Relational database systems are the main focus, but other types, including object- oriented databases, are studied. The practical design of databases and developing database applications using modern software tools is emphasized.

Fundamentals of Database Systems 4.0

Networking Management Fundamentals

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

Web Page Development Concepts

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

Associate Final Project

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 Final Project 4.0

Computer Programming Fundamentals

This course is designed as an introduction to computer science using Python, a generalpurpose and very popular language. Topics include variables and data types, decision structures, loops, functions, recursion, and object-oriented concepts.

Computer Programming Fundamentals 4.0

Office Productivity Tools

This course focuses on gaining fundamentals hands-on experience using the integrated programs of Productivity Tools. It is designed to use the basic features of Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google communication tools, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Forms and to integrate data between the applications.

Office Productivity Tools 4.0

Hardware Operations

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to configure a computer and its components to match specific requirements. Students will also learn to identify different kinds of network cabling, connection types, and mobile device technologies.

Hardware Operations 3.0

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CREDITS

Credential Awarded
Associate of Science

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