Associate of Applied Science, Certificates

Information Systems Technology

Grenada, Ridgeland

The Information Systems Technology programs are two-year programs of study on the Ridgeland and Grenada Campuses.

  • The Computer Network Support Technology degree at the Ridgeland Campus prepares students to work in the areas of network setup, computer maintenance and system support. This program prepares students for the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certifications.
  • The Software Engineering Technology degree, also at the Ridgeland Campus, prepares students to work with groups or as an individual in several current programming languages. This program prepares students for the Microsoft .Net certification exam.
  • The Computer Programming Technology degree at the Grenada Campus is designed to prepare students for careers in Computer Programming, Systems Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Design and Administration, Network Administration, Web Page Design, Computer Maintenance and General Computer Operations. This program prepares students for the CompTIA A+, as well as various Microsoft certifications. Upon successful completion, students may receive a Technical Certificate or an Associate of Applied Science (AAS).  Programming also offers an Advanced Technical Certificate.

Curriculum

Jobs

Career Opportunities

The Computer Programming Technology degree at the Grenada Campus is designed to prepare students for careers in Computer Programming, Systems Engineering, Systems Analysis and Design, Database Design and Administration, Network Administration, Web Page Design, Computer Maintenance and General Computer Operations.

 

Contact

Roxanne Harrison
Administrative Assistant
Grenada Campus
ITC Building
(662) 227-2350
rharrision@holmescc.edu

Reagan Dilmore
Administrative Assistant
Ridgeland Campus
Ridgeland Hall
(601) 605-3345
rdilmore@holmescc.edu
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Information Systems Technology

The IST program is outstanding! Mr. Pawlik is very knowledgeable of the subjects he's teaching.

Jeremy Plummer, Ridgeland Campus
Information Systems Technology

I must admit being an older student with limited computer knowledge I felt quite intimidated when I first enrolled in the IST program, but from Day 1 my instructor Michael Pawlik has been very informative, patient and helpful.

Robin Bell, Ridgeland Campus

Course Descriptions

CNT 1513 - Web Development Concepts
This course is an introduction to the Internet and its uses in the world of business. It includes basic and advanced features of the Internet, World Wide Web, gophers, listservers, and creating web pages. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a personalized home page and post it on the Internet, download files using a browser and an FTP program, and e-mail messages. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CNT 1524 - Network Components (Prerequisite: CNT 1414).
This course presents local area network and wide area network connectivity. It focuses on architecture, topologies, protocols, and transport methods of a network. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CNT 1624 - Network Administration Using Microsoft Windows Server
This course focuses on the management of a computer network using the Microsoft Windows NT Server network operating system. Emphasis will be placed on daily administrative tasks performed by a network administrator. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CNT 1634 - Microsoft Windows-Installing & Configuration.
The main goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the features and functions of Microsoft Windows. This includes a look at the configuration, management, and networking functionality of Windows in stand-alone as well as both large and small network environments. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CNT 1654 - Network Administration Using Linux.
This course focuses on the management of a computer network using the Linux network operating system. Emphasis will be placed on daily administrative tasks performed by a network administrator. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CNT 2344 - Introduction to MS/SQL (Prerequisite: CNT 1624 - Network Administration Using Microsoft Server).
This course is designed to generate further experience for the student in installing and maintaining a MC SQL Server. This course also targets basic programming used by a Data Base Administrator. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CNT 2423 - System Maintenance.
This course covers the diagnosis, troubleshooting, and maintenance of computer components. Topics include hardware compatibility, system architecture, memory, input devices, video displays, disk drives, modems, and printers. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CNT 2534 - Network Planning and Design (Prerequisite: CNT 1524).
This course involves applying network concepts in planning and designing a functioning network. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the need for a network, conducting analysis, and designing solutions. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CNT 2544 - Network Implementation (Prerequisite: CNT 2534).
This course is the culmination of all concepts learned in the network curriculum. Topics include planning, installation, evaluation, and maintenance of a network solution. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CNT 2553 - Network Security.
This course provides an introduction to network and computer security. Topics such as ethics, security policies, legal issues, vulnerability testing tools, firewalls and operating system hardening will be discussed. Students will receive a deeper understanding of network operations and protocols through traffic capture and protocol analysis. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CNT 2644 - Advanced Network Administration Using Microsoft Windows Server (Prerequisites: CNT 1624 or 1634).
This course is a continuation of Network Administration Using Microsoft Windows NT Server. Emphasis is placed on installation, configuration, and implementation of a functional NT Server. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CPT 1123 - Computer Concepts.
This course is an introduction to the history, terminology, and theory of computer systems. Students will gain hands-on experience in the operation of a mid-range computer. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CPT 1144 - Programming Development Concepts.
This course is an introduction to programming logic and computer systems. Students will gain hands-on experience in the development of computer programs. Three lectures. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CPT 1313 - Computer Operations.
A study of the operation of computers and peripherals including operations control language, utilities, control commands, and procedures. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CPT 1323 - Survey of Microcomputer Applications.
This course will introduce word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software with integration of these applications. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CPT 1333 - Operating Platforms.
This course will provide experience in a variety of operating platforms. Emphasis will be placed on support personnel interaction with the platform to assist users in business environments. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CPT 1353 - Database Design Fundamentals.
This course is a study of the design of databases. Additional emphasis is placed on creation, manipulation, extraction, and display of data from existing databases. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CPT 1513 - Web Development Concepts.
This course is an introduction to the Internet and its uses in the world of business. It includes basic and advanced features of the Internet, world Wide Web, browsers, listservers, and creating web pages. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a personalized home page and post it on the Internet, download files using a browser and an FTP program, and send e-mail messages. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CPT 2133 - Career Development.
This course provides practical exercises in interpersonal skills, the job search process, and the importance of high standards of personal and professional relationships for employment. Two lectures. Two hours lab. Three hours credit.

CPT 2364 - Team Project Management. (Prerequisites: CPT 1214 & CNT 1414).
This course is designed to generate further experience for the student in working in a team environment. This course targets team based network design and team based program design. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CPT 2373 - Network Fundamentals.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of computer networking. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CPT 2454 - Game Programming Using Flash and Action Script (Prerequisites: CPT 2434 or approved equivalent advanced object-oriented programming language.
This course is designed to further introduce the student to creating interactive applications, through the format of a game. This course will help the student become more adept at creating functional user interfaces and help them deal with program paths based on user input. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

CPT 2911-2916 - Work-Based Learning in Computer Information Systems.
Direct application of concepts, terminology, and theory of computer information systems technology. Students must be employed in a work environment where they will have to solve problems as encountered in industry. (Credit is awarded at the rate of 1 hour credit per 3 hours externship.) One - six hours credit.

DBT 1113 - SQL Programming (Prerequisite: DBT1214).
This course offers students an extensive introduction to data server technology, covering the concepts of both relational and object relational databases and the Standard Query Language (SQL). Students are taught to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. Two lectures. Three hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

DBT 1123 - PL/SQL Programming (Prerequisite: DBT1113).
This course offers students an extensive introduction to data server technology, covering advanced concepts of both relational and object-relational databases using PL/SQL. Students are taught to create and maintain database objects and control user access. Two lectures. Three hours lab. Three hours credit.

DBT 1214 - Database Architecture and Administration.
This course is designed to give students a firm foundation in basic database tasks enabling them to design, create, and maintain a database. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of database architecture and how its components work and interact with one another. Students will also learn to create an operational database and properly manage the various structures. Two lectures. Three hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 1124 - IT Foundations.
This course covers the diagnosis, troubleshooting, and maintenance of computer components and interpersonal communications for IT professionals. Topics include hardware compatibility, system architecture, memory, input devices, video displays, disk drives, modems, printers, safety and environmental issues, communication, and professional behavior. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit

IST 1134 - Fundamentals of Data Communications.
This course presents basic concepts of telephony, local area networks, wide area networks, data transmission, and topology methods. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 1143 - Security Principles and Policies.
This course is an introduction to the various technical and administrative aspects of information security and assurance. This course provides the foundation for understanding the key issues associated with protecting information assets, determining the levels of protection and response to security incidents, and designing a consistent, reasonable information security system with appropriate intrusion detection and reporting features. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST 1154 - Web and Programming Concepts.
This course is an introduction to Web site development and programming logic. Students will gain hands-on experience in the development of computer programs. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a Web site and post it on the Internet. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 1163 - Concepts of Database Design.
This course is an introduction to the design and manipulation of relational databases. Emphasis is placed on creation, manipulation, extraction, and display of data from existing databases. QBE and SQL are explored. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST 1213 - Client Installation and Configuration.
This course is designed to help the student install, support, and troubleshoot a current client operating system. Emphasis will be placed on common user operations as well as the network administrator's support of the client. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST 1223 - Network Components. Prerequisite: Fundamentals of Data Communications (IST 1134)
This course presents local area network and wide area network connectivity. It focuses on architectures, topologies, protocols, and transport methods of a network. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST 1244 - Network Admin Using Microsoft Windows Server.
This course focuses on the management of a computer network using the Microsoft Windows Server network operating system. Emphasis will be placed on daily administrative tasks performed by a network administrator. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 1254 - Network Administration Using Linux.
This course focuses on the management of a computer network using the Linux operating system. Emphasis is placed on installation, configuration, implementation, and administrative tasks of a functional server. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 1314 - Visual BASIC Programming Language.
This introduction to the Visual BASIC programming language introduces the student to object-oriented programming and a graphical integrated development environment. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 1324 - RPG Programming Language.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the RPG language and to use the computer in business applications. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 1334 - COBOL Programming Language (Prerequisite: IST 1154 or Permission of Instructor).
This course is designed to introduce the student to the use of the COBOL language in business applications to include arithmetic operations, report editing, control break processing, and table processing techniques. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 151(3-4) - SQL Programming.
This course is the first of a two-part series that offers students an extensive introduction to data server technology, covering the concepts of both relational and object relational databases and the Structured Query Language (SQL). Students are taught to store, retrieve, and manipulate data. Two lectures. Two or four hours laboratory. Three or four hours credit.

IST 1523 - Advanced SQL Programming.
This course is the second of a two-part series that offers students an  extensive introduction to data server technology. Students are taught advanced concepts of both relational and object relational databases and the Structured Query Language (SQL). Students are taught to create and maintain database objects and control user access. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST 1714 - Java Programming Language.
This introduction to the Java Programming Language is to include sort, loops, arrays, and applets. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2224 - Network Planning and Design (Prerequisite: IST 1223).
This course involves applying network concepts in planning and designing a functioning network. Emphasis is placed on recognizing the need for a network, conducting an analysis, and designing a solution. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2234 - Network Implementation (Prerequisite: IST 2224).
This course is the culmination of all concepts learned in the network curriculum. Topics include planning, installation, evaluation, and maintenance of a network solution. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2314 - Systems Analysis and Design.
This course introduces techniques used in systems analysis and design. Emphasis will be placed on the design, development, and implementation of an information system. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2324 - Script Programming (Prerequisite: IST 1154 or Permission of Instructor).
This course is an introduction to the use of integrating scripts to add functionality to Web pages. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2334 - Advanced Visual BASIC Programming Language (Prerequisite: IST 1314).
This course is a continuation of the Visual BASIC programming language.   Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2344 - Database Programming & Design.
This course will introduce programming using a database management software application. Emphasis will be placed on menus and file maintenance. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2354 - Advanced RPG Programming Language  (Prerequisite: IST 1324).
This course is a continuation of the RPG programming language. Emphasis is placed on advanced table
processing, file maintenance, and interactive programming. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2364 - Advanced COBOL Programming Language (Prerequisite: IST 1334).
This course is a continuation in the study of COBOL. Emphasis is placed on advanced table processing, file maintenance, and interactive programming. Two hours lecture. Four hours lab. Four hours credit.

IST 2374 - C Programming Language.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the C programming language and its basic functions. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2384 - Advanced C Programming Language (Prerequisite: IST 2374).
This course is a continuation of the study of the C programming language. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2414 - Flash Game Programming (Prerequisite: IST 2334).
This course is an introduction to developing interactive web-based games using Flash and ActionScript programming. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fully functional Flash game and post it to the web. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2464 - PowerShell Programming.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the PowerShell command line language and its use in monitoring and maintaining Microsoft networks. The student will become familiar with the syntax of the command line language and its application in maintaining a modern network. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 2494 - iOS Application Development (Prerequisite: IST 2334).
This course is designed to introduce the student to creating interactive applications for iOS devices using Objective C and Cocoa with the Xcode editor. This course will help the student become more adept at creating functional user interfaces and help them deal with program paths based on user input and/or calculated results. Two lectures. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST 292(1-3) - Special Problem in Information Systems Technology (Prerequisite: To be taken during the semester the student is to complete the program).
This course provides students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Information Systems Technology courses. Two to 6-hours laboratory. One to 3 hours credit