Applications of Computer Technology (ACT)

ACT 102  Introduction to Web Page Development     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall, Spring.

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the design, creation, and maintenance of web pages and websites. Students learn how to critically evaluate website quality, create and maintain quality web pages, investigate web design standards, and create and manipulate images. The course progresses through web design tools HTML, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, and concludes with PHP. Each student will develop a fictitious organization website.

ACT 202  Introduction to Web Graphics     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the Adobe Design Suite exploring the design applications Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, and Photoshop CS. With the use of exercises and projects, the student will develop an extensive understanding of the tools and methods associated with the software. Real-world issues will be addressed to build problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary for advanced course work. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ACT 102.

ACT 211  Internet Scripting     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: This course covers basic internet scripting technologies such as PHP, JavaScript, and ASP. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ACT 102 and CSC 184.

ACT 301  Applied Database Systems     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Emphasis is placed upon the core concepts of relational database application development. Students will gain proficiency in Microsoft Access; the concepts learned will allow the students to apply database application development concepts to a real world type application. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CSC 184 or CSC 201.

ACT 302  Decision Support Systems     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This course uses statistics to help solve business problems, examines case examples of statistical analysis in areas such as marketing, finance and management, and teaches descriptive and inferential techniques using a statistical computer software application - Excel. Topics to be covered include Creating Charts, Working with Charts, Using List Features and Templates, Working with Advanced Functions, Analyzing Data, Using PivotTables, and Working with Data Analysis Tools. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CSC 201.

ACT 311  Web Development Tools     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: This course uses Adobe Design Suite tools to lead the student through the process of web-application development. Students will gain knowledge and hands-on practice in building and maintaining web applications using Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop. Students will use Java, PHP and MySql to interact with external databases. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in ACT 211.

ACT 405  Business Intelligence     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Fall.

Course Description: Students learn how to make better business decisions, use fewer resources, and improve the company's bottom line by developing and using a data warehouse. This course provides an overview of business intelligence and data warehousing and gives students a look at all the major facets of developing and using a data warehouse to make effective business decisions. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CSC 305.

ACT 476  Applications of Computer Information Sciences Capstone     Credits: 3

Typically Offered: Spring.

Course Description: The capstone course will encompass and consolidate all of the concepts covered in the ACT curriculum. In this course, students will manage an Information Systems project, design an appropriate database and incorporate both LAN and Web-based distributed information solutions to support a business process, effectively document the system and incorporate elements of the general education into a successfully implemented information systems solution. Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or higher in CSC 400.