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IST / Essentials of Information Systems Technology

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1183 - Essentials of Information Systems Technology. 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 hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Practical Applications in Information Systems Technology

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1193 - Practical Applications in Information Systems Technology. This course will provide experience with operating systems. Emphasis will be placed on support personnel interaction (communication and professional behavior) with the platform to assist users in business environments. Topics on safety and environmental issues are included. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Client Installation & Configuration

Technical Hours: 3
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 hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Network Components

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1223 - Network Components. (Prerequisite: 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 hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Network Admin Using Microsoft Windows Server

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Network Administration Using Linux

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Microsoft Office Applications

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1263 - Microsoft Office Applications. This course will introduce an operating system and word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software application. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Programming Principles with Swift

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1283 - Programming Principles with Swift. This course is designed to help students build a solid foundation in programming using Swift. Students get practical experience with the tools and techniques they will need to build basic iOS apps from scratch. Students will also learn problem-solving skills and develop their own ways of breaking down problems into manageable pieces. As they gain more practice as programmers, students will get better at designing clever and efficient solutions to coding challenges. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Visual BASIC Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / RPG Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / COBOL Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Web Development Using HTML & CSS

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1433 - Web Development Using HTML & CSS. This course involves the application of various professional and personal Web design techniques. Students will work with the latest WYS/WYG editors/HTML editors, animation/multimedia products, and photo editors. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Principles of Mobile App Development

Technical Hours: 4
IST 1454 - Principles of Mobile App Development. This course is designed to help students build a solid foundation in programming fundamentals using Swift as a language. Students get practical experience with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build a basic iOS app from scratch. Students will also learn user interface design principles, which is fundamental to programming and making great apps. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / SQL Programming

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1513 - 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 hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / SQL Programming

Technical Hours: 4
IST 1514 - 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. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / SQL Programming II

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1523 - SQL Programming II. 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 hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Java Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
IST 1714 - Java Programming Language. This introduction to the Java Programming Language is to include sort, loops, arrays, and applets. Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Programming in Python

Technical Hours: 3
IST 1723 - Programming in Python. This course is designed to provide an introduction to programming concepts and data informatics using Python through lecture and a series of practical hands-on exercises. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

IST / Network Planning & Design

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Network Implementation

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Systems Analysis & Design

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Script Programming

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Advanced Visual BASIC Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
IST 2334 - Advanced Visual BASIC Programming Language (Prerequisite: IST 1314). This course is a continuation of the Visual BASIC programming language. Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Database Programming & Design

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Advanced RPG Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Advanced COBOL Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
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 laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / C++ Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
IST 2374 - C++ Programming Language. This course is designed to introduce the student to the C programming language and its basic functions. Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Advanced C++ Programming Language

Technical Hours: 4
IST 2384 - Advanced C++ Programming Language (Prerequisite: IST 2374). This course is a continuation of the study of the C programming language. Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Flash Game Programming

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Mobile Application Development

Technical Hours: 4
IST 2454 - Mobile Application Development. This emergence of a new generation of highly-capable devices and platforms has opened up opportunities for application developers. Mobile development differs from conventional desktop development in that mobile devices operate in a constrained world with smaller screens, slower network connections, as well as limited memory and processing power. Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / PowerShell Programming

Technical Hours: 4
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. Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / iOS Application Development

Technical Hours: 4
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 hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Four hours credit.

IST / Special Problem in Information Systems Technology

Technical Hours: 1
IST 2921 - 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 hours laboratory. One hour credit.

IST / Special Problem in Information Systems Technology

Technical Hours: 2
IST 2922 - 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. Four hours laboratory. Two hours credit.

IST / Special Problem in Information Systems Technology

Technical Hours: 3
IST 2923 - 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. Six hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

LET / Wills & Estates

Technical Hours: 3
LET 1523 - Wills and Estates. This course is an introduction to the laws of inheritance and estates, basic concepts of estates and wills, probate procedures, and preparation of documents while emphasizing ethics. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Legal Writing

Technical Hours: 3
LET 1713 - Legal Writing (Prerequisites: LET 1123 & LET 1213). This course includes composition of legal communications, briefs, memoranda, and other legal documents with an emphasis on ethical considerations. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Civil Litigation I

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2313 - Civil Litigation I (Prerequisites: LET 1123 & LET 1213). This course is designed to study the litigation process. Emphasis is on the structure of the Mississippi Court System and on gathering information and evidence, summarizing and arranging materials, maintaining docket and file control, developing a litigation case, and interviewing clients and witnesses, using ethical standards. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Torts

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2323 - Torts (Prerequisite: LET 1123). This course provides instruction in the area of law that deals with civil wrongs and injuries, including intentional wrongs, negligence, and strict liability. It concentrates on the elements of a tort, type of tort, damages, ethics, and remedies. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Civil Litigation II

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2333 - Civil Litigation II (Prerequisite: LET 2313). This course is designed to continue the study of the litigation process from discovery through appeal. Emphasis is placed on collecting and organizing discovery materials and demonstrating knowledge of the limits placed on discovery by the federal and states rules of civil procedure. The course also includes the trial and appeal phases of litigation, with emphasis on trial preparation and appellate procedure. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Contracts

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2343 - Contracts. This course provides instruction in the area of contract law, concentrating on the elements of a valid contract, various types of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, and ethical issues in contract law. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Criminal Law

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2353 - Criminal Law. This course provides an overview of criminal law, and the procedures involved in the criminal process. The course focuses on the Mississippi court system, legal terminology involved in criminal practice, and on gathering information and evidence, and using ethical standards. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Contracts and Business Law

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2373 - Contracts and Business Law. This course provides instruction in the area of contract law, concentrating on the elements of a valid contract, various types of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, and ethical issues in contract law. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Criminal Law and Procedure

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2383 - Criminal Law and Procedure. This course provides an overview of criminal law and the procedures involved in the criminal process. The course focuses on the Mississippi court system, legal terminology involved in a criminal practice, and on gathering information and evidence, using ethical standards. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Real Property I

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2453 - Real Property I. This course is an introduction to real property law including ownership, transfer of property, liens and encumbrances, and the various types of deeds. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Real Property II

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2463 - Real Property II (Prerequisite: LET 2453). This course examines legal documents related to real property as recorded in the chancery clerk's office, the tax assessor's office, and the circuit clerk's office. It includes compiling a title abstract and completing an assignment to prepare a real estate file from transaction through closing and post-closing implementing ethics. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Bankruptcy Law

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2523 - Bankruptcy Law (Prerequisite: LET 1123). This course is an introduction to federal bankruptcy law. Emphasis is placed on federal bankruptcy statutes, chapters and forms. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Law Office Management

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2653 - Law Office Management. This course provides practical application of daily legal office skills needed in the legal field, professional enrichment presentations, history of the profession, professional ethics through fact analysis, and an overview of law office management. Three hours lecture. Three hours credit.

LET / Special Problem in Paralegal Technology

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2913 - Special Problem in Paralegal Technology. A course to provide students with an opportunity to utilize skills and knowledge gained in other Paralegal Technology courses. Six hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

LET / Internship for Paralegal

Technical Hours: 3
LET 2923 - Internship for Paralegal. Supervised practical experience in a private law office, courts, government offices, or businesses. Provides students the opportunity to apply theory presented in the classroom in a supervised work setting. (135 clock hours supervised work experience minimum). Three hours credit.

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