Information Technology

Program Description

The Information Technology program at Lake Region State College prepares students for exciting, ever-changing job opportunities. IT is the driving force of business, education, entertainment, health care and government. IT is all about combining the power of computing with the study of managerial know-how and social issues to effectively solve current problems.

Students will be prepared for information-oriented office environments and learn a variety of computer application software. Lake Region gives students access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to prepare them for industry required certification tests available on the Lake Region State College campus.

Program Curriculum

BADM 291 Career Seminar 2
CIS 104 Microcomputer Database 3
CIS 128 Microcomputer Hardware I 3
CIS 129 Microcomputer Hardware II 3
CIS 141 Introduction to Cyber Security 3
CIS 164 Networking Fundamentals I 3
CIS 202 Advanced Software Applications 3
CIS 220 Operating Systems- Unix 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers 3
CSCI 122 Beginning Basic / Visual Basic OR 3
CSCI 124 Beginning C++/Visual C++  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
ENGL 120 College Composition II OR 3
ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing  
MATH 103 College Algebra 3
General Education Health, Physical Education, Recreation 2
General Education Humanities/Social Sciences 6
* Certificate Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Web Design 12
TOTAL AAS CREDITS   61
*Students must choose 12 credits from one certificate. Instructor may approve electives from CIS, COOP or CSCI.
Certificate 1: Computer Networking  
CIS 165 Networking Fundamentals II 3
CIS 224 Networking I 3
CIS 243 Networking II 3
CIS 267 Intermediate Networking I 3
CIS 268 Intermediate Networking II 3
Certificate 2: Cyber Security  
CIS 142 Ethical Hacking & Network Defense 3
CIS 147 Principles of Information Security 3
CIS 241 Introduction to Digital Forensics 3
CIS 255 Computer and Network Security 3
CIS 284 Incident Response and Disaster Recovery 3
Certificate 3: Web Design  
CIS 180 Creating Web Pages I 3
CIS 181 Creating Web Pages II 3
CIS 211 Website Plan & Design 3
CIS 232 Graphic Design 3
CIS 233 Vector Images/Web Animation 3
CIS 128 Microcomputer Hardware I 3
CIS 129 Microcomputer Hardware II 3
CIS 141 Introduction to Cyber Security  3
CIS 164 Networking Fundamentals I 3
CIS 165 Networking Fundamentals II 3
CIS 202 Advanced Software Applications 3
CIS 220 Operating Systems-Unix 3
CSCI 122 Beginning Basic/Visual Basic OR 3
CSCI 124 Beginning C++/Visual C++  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
ENGL 120 College Composition II OR 3
ENGL 125 Introduction to Professional Writing  
TOTAL CERTIFICATE CREDITS 30

Faculty

Heidi Schneider, Associate Professor
Information Technology
Heidim.Schneider@lrsc.edu