Information Technology

ORNT 1000 Freshman Seminar
This course is designed to introduce newly enrolled students to college life and career development through a variety of activities. It is recommended that this course be scheduled during the first semester of enrollment. An overview of college policies, procedures, and resources as well as study skills and time management strategies will introduce the student to the college experience. Also included is an introduction to electronic learning and the use of online resources.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 15

SPCH 1015 Introduction To Public Speaking
Designed to teach students basic public presentation principles and skills. Students complete one speech each of personal introduction, information, persuasion, demonstration, and special occasion (influential person).
PREREQUISITES: none

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

CPTR 1010 Digital Literacy
IC3–The Digital Literacy Certification courseware provides skills training and assessment for a broad range of computing concepts and techniques, including competency in computer hardware and software, operating systems, word processing and spreadsheet functions, networks and the Internet, electronic mail, and an understanding of the impact of computing and the Internet in society.
PREREQUISITES: No previous computer experience is required.

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

KYBD 1000 Basic Keyboarding
An introduction to basic keyboarding terminology and touch typing. Emphasis is placed on speed, accuracy, and correct techniques.
PREREQUISITES: None 

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

INCT 1100 Installing and Troubleshooting, Part 1
A hands-on intensive study involving PC hardware and software that prepares students for an industry-based certification such as the A+ examination. PC hardware includes installation of motherboards, various drives, and adapter cards.  Software includes installation of operating systems, various applications, and communication software and their proper configuration.  Provides a systematic approach towards PC diagnostics and troubleshooting through the use of practical industry standards diagnostic software.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 1110 Installation and Troubleshooting, Part 2
A hands-on advanced study involving PC hardware and software that prepares students for an industry-based certification such as the A+ examination. PC hardware includes installation of motherboards, various drives, and adapter cards.  Software includes installation of operating systems, various applications, and communication software and their proper configuration.  Provides a systematic approach towards PC diagnostics and troubleshooting through the use of practical industry standards diagnostic software.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 1200 Operating Systems
A hands-on study of operating systems which prepares students for an industry-based certification such as the MCP examination. The course includes the installation and administration of a network operating system as well as troubleshooting and optimizing techniques.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 1210 Introduction To Programming
The student will develop an understanding of the basic logic structures used in application development. An introductory programming language such as Visual Basic may be used for the application of these logic structures.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 2110 Networking Technologies
A hands-on study of networking technologies, which includes the planning, implementation, and administration of networks. The course also includes troubleshooting and security related issues.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

JOBS 2450 Job Seeking Skills
This course is required of all Technical Diploma and Associate Degree students and should be taken during their last semester of enrollment prior to completion of diploma/degree requirements. 
This course assists students in making immediate and future decisions concerning job choices and educational growth by compiling résumés, evaluating job offers, and outlining information essential to finding, applying for, and terminating a job. It also includes personal/career assessments including foundational Work Keys assessments, application for the Louisiana Work Ready! (National Career Ready) Certificate.
The completion of a student career presentation portfolio to minimum specifications will be a requirement for course completion.
PREREQUISITES: ORNT 1000

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 30

INCT 2010 Introduction To Client/Server Networking
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that are required to manage accounts and resources, maintain server resources, monitor server performance, and safeguard data in a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 environment.
This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 70-290.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 1200

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2020 Server Network Infrastructure
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to implement, manage, and maintain a Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 network infrastructure. The course is intended for systems administrator and systems engineer candidates who are responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining server networking technologies. These tasks include implementing routing; implementing, managing, and maintaining Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name System (DNS), and Windows Internet Name Service (WINS); securing Internet Protocol (IP) traffic with Internet Protocol security (IPSec) and certificates; implementing a network access infrastructure by configuring the connections for remote access clients; and managing and monitoring network access.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2902 Internship
The internship will be the final course taken by students in their last semester.  Students will be assigned one or more projects at the school site or at an employer's site to gain practical hands-on workplace related skills.
PREREQUISITES: Department Head approval

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 90

ENGL 1015 English Composition 1
The study of the basic rhetorical modes of English composition with emphasis on prewriting, writing, and revising techniques utilizing correct English grammar, usage, and punctuation.
PREREQUISITES: English score of at least 20 on the Enhanced ACT, successful completion of Developmental English, or permission of the campus CAO.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

MATH 1015 College Algebra
Linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, radical and rational equations, complex numbers, graphing, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities.
PREREQUISITES: Math score of at least 21 on the Enhanced ACT, successful completion of Developmental Math, or permission of the campus CAO.

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

PSYC 2015 Introduction To Psychology
An overview of psychology designed to expose students to the major theories, research practices, and applied areas of psychology.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

PHSC 1015 Physical Science 1
Introductory study of topics in physical science including motion, energy, temperature, light and sound, electricity, and atomic structure.
PREREQUISITES: NONE

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

INCT 2040 Designing Security for a Client/Server Network
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to design a secure network infrastructure. Topics include assembling the design team, modeling threats, and analyzing security risks in order to meet business requirements for securing computers in a networked environment. This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 70-298.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2050 Installing Internet Security and ISA
The goal of this course is to provide Information Technology (IT) professionals with the knowledge and skills to deploy and manage Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 in an enterprise environment. This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 70-227.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2060 Implementing and Managing Email/Communication Server
The goal of this course is to teach students the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, and administer Microsoft Exchange 2003. This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 70-284.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2070 Administering and Managing SQL Server
The goal of this course is to provide system administrators, network administrators, and IT professionals with the ability to design and implement database solutions by using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition. This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 70-229.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2090 Planning Server Network Infrastructure
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and maintain a Windows® Server 2003 network infrastructure. This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare for Microsoft Certified Professional Exam 70-293.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2010

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2120 Introduction To Basic Routers
This course continues to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer-networking field. A task analysis of current industry standards and occupational analysis was used to develop the content.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2010

Lecture hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2130 Intermediate Routing and Switching
This course continues to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer-networking field. A task analysis of current industry standards and occupational analysis was used to develop the content.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2120

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2140 Wide Area Network Protocols
This course continues to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology that will empower them to enter employment or further education and training in the computer-networking field. A task analysis of current industry standards and occupational analysis was used to develop the content. 
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2130

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 4 Clock Hours 90

INCT 1120 Installation and Troubleshooting Lab
This course is an intensive, hands-on laboratory designed to provide students with additional experience in installing, configuring, troubleshooting & problem resolution of IBM compatibles and peripherals.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 1100

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 60

INCT 1250 Project Management
Provides the foundation for understanding the broad concepts of successful planning, organization, and implementation within the realm of software development, enhancement, and reconfiguration. Uses real-world examples and identifies common mistakes and pitfalls.  Topics covered include project management software, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking, and controlling.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 1300 Internet Technology
A comprehensive study of Internet concepts, terminology, connection practices, researching on, designing for and publishing on the Internet, as well as a brief study of the programming basics behind the creation of Web Pages using HTML and Dynamic HTML.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 1320 Introduction To Database Development
The student will develop an understanding of database systems and database structure. The Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to manipulate database records. A report generator will be used to produce reports.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 1330 Introduction To Networking
Introduction to Networking is a foundation networking course that will cover the following topics: media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support. The course maps to CompTIA’s Network+ certification exam.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 1800 Introduction To Unix/Linux
A hands-on study of the Unix or Linux operating system which includes installation of the operating system, administration and configuration of the system, and troubleshooting techniques involved in maintaining the system.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010 or Departmental Head Approval

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 1900 Web Page Design
A hands-on study of the Unix or Linux operating system which includes installation of the operating system, administration and configuration of the system, and troubleshooting techniques involved in maintaining the system.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 2545 Network Security: Ethical Hacking
This class will immerse the student into an interactive environment where they will be shown how to scan, test and secure their own systems. The lab intensive environment gives each student in-depth knowledge and practical experience with the current essential security systems. Students will begin by understanding how perimeter defenses work and then be lead into scanning and attacking their own networks, no real network is harmed. Students then learn how intruders escalate privileges and what steps can be taken to secure a system.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010, INCT 2110

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 60

INCT 2820 Server Technology
The Server Hardware Specialist is expected to have an in-depth understanding of the planning, installing, configuring, and maintaining servers, including knowledge of server-level hardware implementations, data storage subsystems, data recovery, and I/O subsystems. This specialist should know the interrelationships of all parts of the server system and understand the ramifications of their actions. This course provides the skills and knowledge to prepare the students for Server+ CompTIA certification.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1010 or Department Head Approval

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 2830 Cabling Infrastructure
This course is designed for students interested in the physical aspects of voice and data network cabling and installation. The course focuses on cabling issues related to data and voice connections and provides an understanding of the industry and its worldwide standards, types of media and cabling, physical and logical networks, as well as signal transmission. Students will develop skills in reading network design documentation, part list set up and purchase, pulling and mounting cable, cable management, choosing wiring closets and patch panel installation and termination as well as installing jacks and cable testing.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2110 or Department Head Approval

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 2840 Managing Network Security
This course is intended to serve the needs of individuals interested in understanding the field of network security and how the field relates to other areas of information technology. Individuals will study, design, configure, and implement solutions that will reduce the risk of revenue lost and vulnerability.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2120

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 2850 Emerging Technologies
The goal of this course is to teach students the newest technological advances using hands-on demonstrations and lecture.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 2855 Firewall Technology
Provides students with an understanding of firewalls and how the devices relate to other areas of information technology. Individuals will study, configure, and implement solutions using firewalls.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2120

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

INCT 2860 Wireless Technology
This course will focus on the design, planning, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of wireless networks. It will provide an overview of technologies, security and design best practices with particular emphasis on hands-on skills in wireless LAN setup and troubleshooting, site surveys, resilient WLAN design, installation, and configuration.
PREREQUISITES: INCT 2120

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

INCT 2890 Entrepreneurial Venture
Students enrolled in this course will explore the concepts of business planning, entrepreneurship and develop a business plan. They will explore whether their business concept meets their personal vision and goals; learn strategies to successfully market their business; understand how to price their new product or service; and learn how to develop sound financial statements and access capital. Students will apply the knowledge they learn to develop a business plan as they progress through the course.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

CPTR 1300 Introduction To Spreadsheets
Focuses on the basic fundamentals of producing spreadsheets and graphs.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1000

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 60

CPTR 1310 Introduction To Database Management
This course covers basic methods for creating a database, adding, changing and deleting information in a database, printing data in the form of reports, and the printing of address labels.
PREREQUISITES: CPTR 1002

Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 60

CPTR 1170 Multimedia Applications
A hands-on approach in the use of microcomputer applications software spreadsheets, word processing, and database concepts. Students will learn to create spreadsheets, word processing documents, and databases as well as the general function and purpose of each.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 75

ENGL 2530 Technical Report Writing
A study of basic English grammar skills, correct word usage principles, proper punctuation, capitalization, and effective communication techniques. General procedures in writing professional reports for industry; the organization of ideas and scientific proposals, and the preparation of industry-acceptable reports are discussed.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

INCT 2991 Special Projects 1
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 1 Clock Hours 30

INCT 2993 Special Projects 2
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 2 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 60

INCT 2995 Special Projects 3
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 90

INCT 2996 Special Projects 4
A course designed for the student who has demonstrated specific special needs.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

INCT 2997 Practicum
A Practicum provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's education objectives. Students participating in Practicum do not receive compensation.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135

INCT 2999 Cooperative Education
Cooperative Education provides supervised on-the-job work experience related to the student's educational objectives.  Students participating in Cooperative Education receive compensation for their work.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 0 Lab Hours 3 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 135

CPTR 1000 Introduction To Computers
An introductory study of computer system components, operating system environments.  Internet concepts, and security issues. Includes a hands-on study emphasizing computer hardware and various operating systems features.
PREREQUISITES: None

Lecture Hours 1 Lab Hours 1 Total Credits 2 Clock Hours 45

CSRV 1000 Customer Service
This course is intended to help participants' progress from learning about themselves, to learning how to relate to their internal customers as well as their external customers in the workplace. 
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credits 3 Clock Hours 45

CSRV 2000 Customer Service
The assessment to earn sales certification measures and validates
knowledge in the following areas: prepares for selling, gains customer commitment and closes the sale,
develops and implements sales and follow-up plan. The interactive curriculum is built upon the national
sales standards. Upon completion of the course students will be eligible to schedule the NRF National
Professional Certification in Sales. Successful candidates prove their demonstration of knowledge and
skills important to successful employment in sales and service centers and will receive a certification
and a pin. These credentials are portable from state to state since this is a national certification. 
PREREQUISITES: Customer Service 1000

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45

ENTP 1000 Fundamentals Of Entrepreneurship
This course is an introduction to the entrepreneurial process and the skills needed to plan, organize, manage, operate and finance a small business.
PREREQUISITES: Consent of instructor

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Total Credit Hours 3 Clock Hours 45