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Integrated Information Technology

Student in front of a Mac computerThe Integrated Information Technology degree program prepares students for a broad range of careers in the computer science field. Students learn and master a transferable set of information technology skills that can be applied in many work settings. The program focuses on creating skill sets to develop human talent for working together with others while using technical tools to solve specific problems.

Real world projects and business objectives require a diverse group of experts in different disciplines to interact and work together toward a common goal. The goals of the Integrated Information Technology program include building information technology skills to manipulate information, developing human talent to handle information, and developing a social skill set that allows people to make information relevant, understandable and accessible.

Program requirements incorporate course offerings that include core technology skills such as networking, database management, programming, and Internet services. Courses also cover important social and workplace skills such as creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, oral and written communication, and understanding human behavior. The degree program integrates technology with social and workplace networks to produce a skill set that enables graduates to function effectively in team environments. The program is designed to provide students with a core skill set that can be applied across a broad spectrum of disciplines and allow students to enter careers that best suit their interests and needs.

Campus Technology
As one of the most technologically advanced college campuses in Minnesota, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College houses more than 325 computers available for students, staff and faculty use. There are Macintosh, Windows-based PCs, and laptop computers on the campus network. All students have high-speed access to the Internet and to individual e-mail accounts. The student-to-computer ratio is approximately 6 to1.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers distance learning via interactive television and online instruction. The campus is equipped with a T-3 connection for the Internet, fiber optics, digitally enhanced video networks, and satellite downlink and uplink. Much of the campus has wireless Internet access.

Well-qualified faculty and the multi-cultural environment at the college offer opportunities that no other college can provide. A degree or certificate from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College is greatly valued and respected by prospective employers.

For people who already have some college experience, it may be possible to complete the program in less time. Classes are offered during the day and evening hours, providing the opportunity to create a flexible schedule. Small class sizes, on-campus child care, and student organizations are added bonuses at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

To receive information about the Integrated Information Technology program, contact:

Admissions Office
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
TTY 218-879-0805

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Associate of Science Degree Option
Required Courses
CSCI 1070 Introduction to Computer Security
CSCI 1101 Introduction to Inter-networking
CSCI 1110 Internet and Computer System Design
CSCI 1115 Overview of Computational Methods
CSCI 1105 Interactive Multimedia Design
CSCI 1120 Information Technology Project Management
CSCI 1125 Creativity in Information Technology
CSCI 1190 Collaborative Research and Work
CSCI 2010 Introduction to Computer Science I
General Education
AMIN 1050 Anishinaabeg of Lake Superior
BIOL 1060 Environmental Science
ENGL1001 College Writing I: Composition and Research
ENGL 1020 College Writing IIB: Writing for Work
HIST 1010 History of Western Civilization I
MATH 1010 College Algebra
PHIL 1020 Critical Thinking
PSYC 2001 General Psychology
SOC 1020 Human Relations
SPCH 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Physical Education (one course)
Total Credits required: 62
Associate of Arts Degree Option
To earn an Associate of Arts degree in addition to the Associate of Science degree outlined above, students must complete courses in the following goal areas:
Humanities and Fine Arts (two courses from different disciplines; ART 1095 Digital Photography recommended)
Natural Sciences (one course from a discipline other than the one used for the Associate of Science degree)
Physical Education (one additional course)

Selected Course Descriptions
CSCI 1070 Introduction to Computer Security
This is an introductory course in computer security that will provide students with an understanding of the issues corporate security officers face every day. The course will cover the information warfare that exists in the corporate environment today and what measures are taken to reduce the risk of attack and exposure. This course is a prerequisite for most of the other computer crime courses offered.

CSCI 1110 Internet and Computer System Design
This course is designed to introduce students to Internet Services and the hardware requirements to support those services. Students will become familiar with setting up various servers that include web, ftp, email, and database servers as well as the programming environments to support them. Each service has requirements to be supported by hardware. Students will be introduced to designing and building a computer to maximize performance and throughput of the services installed.

CSCI 1105 Interactive Multimedia Design
This course is designed to introduce students to multimedia design and development. As an introductory course, topics to be covered include Internet services, learning principles, learning methodologies, and design and development. Students will learn by doing through the use of tools such as Macromedia’s Flash MX and Dreamweaver MX.

CSCI 1125 Creativity and Information Technology
This course will give students the opportunity to explore and expand their own levels of creativity in relation to information technology projects. The process through which this will be achieved will consist of dynamic interaction and collaboration among students through projects and presentations designed to determine what it means to be creative and to expand individual levels of creativity.

CSCI 2010 Introduction to Computer Science I
Programs, computers and problem solving; an introduction to a high level language, such as C++ or Java, and development of programming skills. Provides an introduction to computer organization, machine and assembly language exercises. Introduction to algorithmic problem solving. Overview of social and ethical issues with technology and computing, both with historical review and examination of contemporary issues.

Degree requirements and courses are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.

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