2019 AIU University Catalog


Information Technology B.S.I.T.

180 Credits

Mission

American InterContinental University’s School of Information Technology’s mission is to provide for the varying educational needs of a culturally diverse and geographically dispersed student body with the goal of preparing students academically, personally, and professionally for successful careers that meet societal and organizational needs through the selection, creation, application, integration, administration, and management of various computing technologies.

Program Description

From mission-critical business systems to e-commerce and the Internet, IT is not only an industry in its own right but also a fundamental building block of all other industries. American InterContinental University offers a Bachelor’s degree program which is designed to equip students with the technical and commercial understanding to commence a successful career in a high-tech field or in any organization which relies on IT. With a dynamic curriculum focused on current technology trends and applications, students can acquire not only high-quality technical knowledge and hands-on abilities, but also key career skills in areas which include leadership, behavioral understanding, implementation of change and project management. We can also provide students with the industry insights, contacts and work experience to make an early impact in their career.


Program Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the IT disciplines
  • Employ techniques, tools, best practices, standards and technology necessary for computing practice
  • Create a set of user requirements utilizing methodologies appropriate for the IT discipline for the purposes of selecting, creating, evaluating, and administering computer-based system processes, components, or programs
  • Develop computer based and integrated IT-based solutions coupling stated requirements with analytical results of problems, designs, and implementations
  • Analyze and understand the professional, ethical, legal, security, and social implications of computer environments on individuals, organizations and society in both local and global settings
  • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal including the creation of an effective project plan
  • Explain the value and need of continuous professional development in IT disciplines

Requirements

General Education

ENGL 106English Composition I

4.5

ENGL 107English Composition II

4.5

MATH 125General College Mathematics

4.5

MATH 133College Algebra

4.5

UNIV 103Academic and Professional Success

4.5

UNIV 106Technology and Information Literacy

4.5

UNIV 109Interpersonal Communication

4.5

Humanities (2 Courses)

9

Natural Sciences (2 Courses)

9

Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses)

9

Total Credit Hours:58.5

Core

ITCO 101Discovering Information Technology

4.5

ITCO 103Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware

4.5

ITCO 107Developing Professional Communications

4.5

ITCO 211Introduction to Operating Systems

4.5

ITCO 221Fundamentals of Programming and Logic

4.5

ITCO 231Introduction to Databases

4.5

ITCO 251Network Infrastructure Basics

4.5

ITCO 361Information Technology Security

4.5

ITCO 381Introduction to Web Systems and Media

4.5

ITCO 385Introduction to Mobile Technologies and Internet of Things

4.5

ITCO 391Human/Computer Interfaces and Interactions

4.5

ITCO 498 Program Capstone for IT

4.5

MGMT 412Project Management

4.5

Total Credit Hours:58.5

Specialization Options

General Information Technology

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective 7

4.5

General Elective 8

4.5

General Elective 9

4.5

ITELE 1

4.5

ITELE 2

4.5

ITELE 3

4.5

ITELE4

4.5

ITELE 5

4.5

Total Credit Hours:63

Digital Investigations

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

ITCO 299Comprehensive IT Project

4.5

ITCO 341Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

4.5

ITCO 425System Architecture and Integration

4.5

ITDI 372Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations

4.5

ITDI 375Digital Investigations I

4.5

ITDI 379Digital Investigations II

4.5

ITDI 472Principles in Electronic Discovery

4.5

ITDI 473Network Investigations

4.5

ITDI 474Global Investigations

4.5

Total Credit Hours:63

Information Assurance Security

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

ITAS 362Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security

4.5

ITAS 363Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security

4.5

ITAS 365Information Systems Control and Auditing

4.5

ITAS 367Principles and Methods in Cryptographic Security

4.5

ITAS 465Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

4.5

ITAS 469IT Governance for Information Security Managers

4.5

ITCO 299Comprehensive IT Project

4.5

ITCO 341Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

4.5

ITCO 425System Architecture and Integration

4.5

Total Credit Hours:63

Network Administration

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

ITCO 299Comprehensive IT Project

4.5

ITCO 341Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

4.5

ITCO 425System Architecture and Integration

4.5

ITNA 353Routing and Switching

4.5

ITNA 355Advanced Routing and Switching

4.5

ITNA 357Network Security Management

4.5

ITNA 359Special Topics in Network Administration

4.5

ITNA 455Enterprise Networking

4.5

ITNA 457Specialized Network Administration

4.5

Total Credit Hours:63

Software Analysis and Development

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

General Elective

4.5

ITCO 299Comprehensive IT Project

4.5

ITCO 341Applications of Discrete Mathematics and Statistics in IT

4.5

ITCO 425System Architecture and Integration

4.5

ITSD 324Software Quality Control and Testing

4.5

ITSD 325E-commerce Development

4.5

ITSD 322Object Oriented Application Development I

4.5

ITSD 422System Analysis and Design

4.5

ITSD 424Object Oriented Application Development II

4.5

ITSD 427Software Development for Mobile Devices

4.5

ITSD 429Distributed Systems Design and Development

4.5

Total Credit Hours:63

Total Credit Hours: 180

This program includes a series of courses that correlate to the respective content and competencies of the A+, Security+ and Network+ Certification exams offered by CompTIA¹. This credential can serve as independent validation of the knowledge and skills required to be successful and useful in the fields of information technology, cyber security and computer networking.

AIU B.S.I.T. students will be eligible to receive a discounted rate for the CompTIA examination fee² once all of the following courses have been successfully completed in residence with the universityᶟ:

CompTIA A+ Certification 
CompTIA Network+ Certification  CompTIA Security+ Certification 
ITCO 103 - Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware
ITCO 251 - Network Infrastructure Basics ITCO 361 - Information Technology Security
ITCO 211 - Operating Systems
ITNA 353 - Routing and Switching ITAS 362 - Introduction to Information Assurance and Information Security

ITNA 355 - Advanced Routing and Switching ITAS 363 - Telecommunications and Network Infrastructure Security 
  ITNA 357 - Network Security Management  
  ITNA 457 - Specialized Network Administration  

For more information on the A+, Security+ and Network+ Certifications, including exam objectives, sample questions, and certification information, please visit https://certification.comptia.org/certifications.

¹American InterContinental University does not prepare students to take the exam necessary to receive the A+, Security+ or Network+ credential. AIU does not guarantee third-party certifications. Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by AIU but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to AIU. Therefore, AIU cannot guarantee that students and graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of eligibility status upon enrollment and/or graduation.

²Students must contact the office of the Registrar in order to receive the promo code for the discounted exam rate.

ᶟIn order to receive the discounted CompTIA exam rate, the listed courses must be completed in residence at American InterContinental University.

Locations

  • Online
  • Atlanta
  • Houston

Area of Study

  • Information Technology

Degree Level

  • Bachelor