Software Development

Software Development - Diploma

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ISTC 1015 Supporting Business Applications
Description
ISTC 1015 This course prepares IT students to support end users on the Microsoft Office Suite. This course covers basic computer concepts on computer hardware and desktop application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing, database, and spreadsheet and presentation applications. Students will also be introduced to use of the Internet, online collaboration tools, and outlook. The capstone of the course will cover a comprehensive integration with Office applications.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 11/05/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1015

3
ISTC 1030 Operating Systems I
Description
ISTC 1030 This course covers operating system administration with the use of command line for microcomputers. Topics include booting and configuring the system, the use of internal commands and external commands, file management, networking, and writing of batch files. rerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1030

3
ISTC 1033 Operating Systems II
Description
ISTC 1033 This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot desktop clients in a network. Lectures, hands-on projects and exercises reinforce skills as they are learned. Specific topic coverage includes: Installing; Using the System Utilities; Managing File Systems and Storage; Users, Groups, Profiles, and Policies; Security and Access Controls; Network Protocols; Printing and Faxing; Performance Tuning; Working with the Registry; Booting Process; Fault Tolerance; Troubleshooting. Prerequisites: Operating Systems I ISTC1030

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1033

3
ISTC 1045 Network Systems I: Introduction to Networking
Description
ISTC 1045 This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes. This is the first course preparing the student to take the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching examination.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2014 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1045

3
ISTC 1050 Database Systems
Description
ISTC 1050 This course focuses on the fundamentals of relational databases; their use, design and implementation. The course will include entity-relationship modeling, logical and physical design and normalization, as well as the definition of tables and indexes. The use of Structured Query Language (SQL) for data manipulation will be emphasized. The course will also cover concepts of client/server, distributed and object-oriented databases, security and data warehousing. Prerequisites: COML1400 Introduction to Computers or equivalent work with databases.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1050

3
ISTC 1060 Security I
Description
ISTC 1060 This course is designed to investigate the analysis and implementation of network security policies, procedures and guidelines for establishing, monitoring and controlling methodologies for local and wide area networks. The course covers authentication methods, communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, operational security and firewalls. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1060

3
ISTC 1100 Business Communication
Description
ISTC 1100 This course focuses on the foundations of business communication in the Information Systems Industry. The topics will include developing your business writing skills, correspondence, written and oral business reports, employment communication, as well as topics on the social and ethical implications of Information Systems. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1100

3
ISTC 1205 Web Client Programming
Description
ISTC 1205 This course covers technologies used to create Internet client applications. Students will create numerous web applications using scripting tools/languages. The course includes the topics of cascading style sheets, tables, frames, forms and multimedia integration. Emphasis will be placed on the design, development, deployment and maintenance of the interactive web sites. Prerequisite: Introduction to Programming ISTC1300.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1205

3
ISTC 1210 Web Server Programming
Description
ISTC 1210 This course covers server-side components used to create dynamic web sites. Several technologies such as middleware, scripts and servlets will be explored. Methods and tools for integrating data will be emphasized including those provided as open source. Prerequisite: Introduction to Programming ISTC1300.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1210

3
ISTC 1230 Systems Analysis and Design
Description
ISTC 1230 This course provides coverage of systems analysis and design theories and techniques. Both the traditional, structured approach and the object-oriented approach to systems development will be explored. Students will learn the theory of analysis, design and implementation following the guidelines of the Systems Development Life Cycle. Students will demonstrate system modeling with UML. Prerequisite: Introduction to Programming ISTC1300 or equivalent programming experience.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1230

3
ISTC 1300 Introduction to Programming
Description
ISTC 1300 This course provides the beginner programmer with a guide to developing programs using structured programming logic. Analysis, design, coding, testing and debugging will be covered. Students will be exposed to various design techniques, such as flowcharts, as prequels to writing code. Programming key points include structured programming, modularized programming, decision-making, looping, arrays, data file utilization, arrays and object-oriented classes. Students will be exposed to procedural and object-oriented programming. Students will be required to generate simple programs for this course. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC1300

3
ISTC 2050 Data Structures
Description
ISTC 2050 This course introduces the student to the theory, design and implementation of common data structures and related algorithms. Topics include linked lists, recursion, stacks, queues, search algorithms, sorting algorithms, graphs and binary trees. Students will write numerous programs to demonstrate comprehension of the course topics. PREREQUISITE: ISTC2310

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC2050

3
ISTC 2310 Java I
Description
ISTC 2310 This course covers the JAVA language and how to use it to create a variety of applications. The course will cover object-oriented topics such as classes, methods, constructors, inheritance and polymorphism as well as primitive data types and control structures. The course will include creating applications that utilize the JAVA Swing Classes. Object-oriented design using the Unified Modeling Language will also be introduced. Although this is an introductory Java course, students are expected to have a preexisting knowledge of programming concepts. Prerequisites: Introduction to Programming ISTC1300

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC2310

3
ISTC 2315 Java II
Description
ISTC 2315 This course builds on JAVA I to cover some of JAVA's more advanced capacities. Topics covered include the embedding of simple applets in web pages, enterprise wide development of distributed n-tier client/server applications, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), JAVA Database Connectivity (JDBC), server side JAVA programming (Servlets/JSP), collections and data structures. Prerequisites: Java I ISTC2310 or equivalent Java programming experience

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC2315

3
ISTC 2320 .NET I
Description
ISTC 2320 This course will introduce the student to the .NET application development environment. The student will learn the .NET tools to create applications that correspond to Windows standards. Topics covered include data controls, reports, multiple-document applications, file processing, elementary database interfacing (ADO.NET), class modules, web applications (ASP.NET) and application installation. The major focus of the course will be on object-oriented topics such as classes, constructors, inheritance and polymorphism used in the context of creating Graphical User Interface (GUI) intense programs. By the end of the course, the student will be able to design and code simple business applications. Prerequisites: Introduction to Programming ISTC1300 or equivalent programming experience.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC2320

3
ISTC 2325 .NET II
Description
ISTC 2325 This course will present advanced topics in .NET application development. Coursework will focus on developing programs in the 3-tier client/server environment. Topics covered include database interfacing using ADO.NET, web applications using ASP.NET, web services, collections, enumerations, interfaces, Crystal Reports, and an introduction into mobile device applications. Prerequisites: .NET I ISTC2320 or equivalent .NET programming experience

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC2325

3
ISTC 2330 Cross-Platform Mobile Application Development
Description
ISTC 2330 This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts of cross-platform application development and to get them started in developing mobile applications. Participants will build mobile applications while learning what makes mobile applications different from desktop applications. All prerequisites must be met to take this course, or have an instructor approval. Prerequisite: ISTC1050 and ISTC1205

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/22/2011 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ISTC2330

3
Total Core Credits: 51

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 3
Total General Education Credits: 9
Total Program Credits: 60
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.