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Information:                                                          Master’s of Science in Computer Engineering—MSCE              30
CTU Campus and Site Locations                                  6      Master’s in e-Learning and Instructional Technology—MeIT      32
CTU Colorado Springs                                            6     MeIT-TLC Technology for Learning and Communications
CTU Denver                                                      6      in K-16 Schools Concentration                                34
CTU North Kansas City                                           6     MeIT—Organizational Training and Development
CTU Online Programs                                             6      (OTD) Concentration                                          36
CTU Pueblo                                                      6     Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering—MSEE            38
CTU Sioux Falls                                                 6     Master’s of Science in Systems Engineering—MSSE               40
                                                                      Master’s of Business Administration—MBA                       42
Campus and Program Administrations                              7
                                                                      Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in
University Administrative Officers                              7
                                                                       Accounting—MBA-ACC                                           44
Accreditations and Affiliations                                 8
                                                                      Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in
Mission Statement                                               9
                                                                       Human Resource Management—MBA-HRM                            46
History Of The University                                       9     Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in
Governance                                                      9      Logistics/Supply Chain Management—MBA-L/SCM                  48
Colorado Technical University Board of Trustees and Officers    9     Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in
Board Members                                                   9      Project Management—MBA-PM                                    50
Statement of Ownership                                          9     Master’s of Business Administration with a concentration in
General Academic Information                                   10      Technology Management—MBA-TM                                 52
Industry Current Academic Programs                             10     Master’s of Science in Management with a concentration in
Professional Certificate Programs                              10      Criminal Justice—MSM-CJ                                      54
                                                                      Master’s of Science in Management with a concentration in
Corporate Learning Programs                                    10
                                                                       Information Systems Security—MSM-ISS                         56
CTU Degree Program Areas                                       10
                                                                      Master’s of Science in Management with a concentration in
Computer Science & Information Technology                      10
                                                                       Information Technology/Project Management
Engineering & Technology                                       10
                                                                       —MSM-IT/PM                                                   58
Business & Management                                          10
Health Science                                                 10     Bachelor of Science Programs                                  60
Program Index                                                  11     Bachelor of Science in Computer Science—BSCS          62
                                                                      Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Security
Doctoral Degree Programs                                       13
                                                                        — BSCSS                                             64
Doctorate of Computer Science—DCS                              14
                                                                      Bachelor of Science in e-Business—BSeB                66
Doctorate of Computer Science – Enterprise Information
                                                                      Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management
  Systems DCS-EIS                                              16
                                                                        — BSISM                                             68
Doctorate of Management—DM                                     18
                                                                      Bachelor of Science in Information Technology—BSIT    70
Master’s Degree Programs                                       20     Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications—BSVC     72
Master’s of Science in Computer Science—MSCS                   22     Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering—BSCE      74
MSCS—Database Systems Concentration (MSCS-DB)                  24     Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering—BSEE    76
MSCS—Software Engineering Concentration (MSCS-SE)              26     Bachelor of Science in Accounting—BSACC               78
MSCS—Computer Systems Security Concentration                          Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a
 (MSCS-CSS)                                                    28       concentration in Human Resource Management—BSBA-HRM 80




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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a               Economics (ECON)                                             132
  concentration in Logistics/Supply Chain Management                Electrical Engineering (EE)                                  132
  — BSBA-L/SCM                                            82        English (ENGL)                                               134
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a               Finance (FINC)                                               134
  concentration in Management—BSBA-MGM                    84        Financial Planning (FINP)                                    135
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a               Healthcare Administration Management (HCM)                   135
  concentration in Marketing Management—BSBA-MKT          86        History (HIST)                                               135
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice—BSCJ              88        Health Information Technology (HIT)                          136
Bachelor of Science in Project Management—BSPM            90        Human Resource Management (HRMT)                             136
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration               Health Services Administration (HSA)                         137
  — BSHSA (2 + 2 Program – AS to BS)                      92        Humanities (HUMN)                                            138
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)               Interdisciplinary (INTD)                                     138
  — BSN                                                   94        Information Technology (IT)                                  138
                                                                    Information Technology Management (ITM)                      140
Associate of Science Programs                            96
                                                                    Literature (LITR)                                            142
Associate of Science in General Studies—ASGS              98
                                                                    Logistics/Supply Chain (LOG)                                 142
Associate of Science in e-Business—ASeB                  100
                                                                    Mathematics (MATH)                                           142
Associate of Science in Information Technology—ASIT      102
                                                                    Medical (MEDA)                                               143
Associate of Science in Network Systems Security—ASNSS   104
                                                                    Management (MGMT)                                            144
Associate of Science in Visual Communications—ASVC       106
                                                                    Marketing (MKTG)                                             147
Associate of Science in Electronics Technology—ASET      108
                                                                    Nursing (NRSG)                                               147
Associate of Science in Accounting—ASACC                 110
                                                                    Public Administration (PBAD)                                 148
Associate of Science in Business Administration with a
                                                                    Ethics (PHIL)                                                149
  concentration in Management—ASBA-MGM                   112
                                                                    Physics (PHY)                                                149
Associate of Science in Business Administration with a
                                                                    Project Management (PMGT)                                    149
  concentration in Marketing and Sales—ASBA-MKT          114
                                                                    Practical Nursing (PN)                                       150
Associate of Science in Criminal Justice—ASCJ            116
                                                                    Psychology (PSYC)                                            151
Associate of Science in Healthcare Information
                                                                    Radiologic Technology (RADG)                                 152
  Technology–ASHCIT                                      118
                                                                    Military Science Courses: Reserve Officer’s Training Corps
Associate of Science in Surgical Technology—ASST         120
                                                                       (AIR/MS)                                                  153
Course Descriptions                                      122        Military Science (MS)                                        153
Accounting (ACCT)                                        122        Science (SCI)                                                153
Business Administration (BADM)                           123        Systems Engineering (SE)                                     154
Biology (BIO)                                            124        Sociology (SOCL)                                             154
Computer Engineering (CE)                                124        Surgical Technology (SUR)                                    154
Chemistry (CHE)                                          124        Technology for Learning and Communications (TLC)             154
Criminal Justice (CJUS)                                  124        Visual Communications (VC)                                   155
Computer Science (CS)                                    125
                                                                    Faculty List                                                 158
Computer System Security (CSS)                           130
e-Business (EBUS)                                        131        Admissions                                                   169




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U.S. Resident Admissions                               169       Attendance                                             177
Freshman Undergraduate Admissions                      169       Add/Drop                                               177
Transfer Student Undergraduate Admissions              169       Administrative Drops                                   177
Non–Degree Seeking Admissions                          169       Application of Grades and Credits                      177
Guest Students                                         169       Doctoral Grading Policy                                177
                                                                 CTU Grade Policy (Doctoral)                            177
Master’s Admissions                                    169
                                                                 Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress            177
Doctoral Admissions                                    169       CGPA Requirements                                      177
International Admissions                               169       Rate of Progress Toward Completion Requirements        177
English Proficiency                                    169       Maximum Time in Which to Complete                      177
Undergraduate Admissions                               169       How Transfer Credits/Change of Program Affect SAP      178
Master’s Admissions                                    169       Warning and Probation                                  178
Residency Requirements                                 170       Appeal                                                 178
Transfer of Credit                                     170       Reinstatement                                          178
Transcript Evaluations                                 170       Graduation Requirements                                178
Quarter-Semester Conversion                            170       Standard Period of Non-Enrollment (SPN)                178
Grade Point Requirements                               170       Unit of Credit                                         178
Course-by-Course Evaluations                           170       Success Courses                                        178
                                                                 Online Course Option                                   178
Undergraduate Block Transfer (2+2)                     170
                                                                 Withdrawal Date                                        179
Prerequisite Knowledge for the Master’s Program        170
Undergraduate College Level Examination Program (CLEP) 170       Campus Services                                        180
Undergraduate Advanced Placement (AP)                  170       Library                                                180
Undergraduate Credit for Life Experience               170       Bookstore                                              180
Military Service School Credit                         171       Career Services                                        180
Undergraduate Credit by Course Challenge               171       Academic Advising                                      180
Undergraduate CTU Placement Examinations               171       Tutoring                                               180
                                                                 Facilities                                             180
Transfer of Credit to Other Schools                    171
                                                                 Student Portal                                         180
Financial Information                                172
                                                                 Other CTU Policies & Information                       181
General                                              172
                                                                 Use of This Catalog                                      181
Cost of Education                                    172
                                                                 Student Conduct                                          181
Financial Assistance                                 172
                                                                 Academic Dishonesty                                      181
How to Apply                                         172
                                                                 Reasonable Accommodation – Individuals with Disabilities 181
Financial Aid Programs                               172
                                                                 Campus Security                                          181
Use of Financial Aid Funds                           172
                                                                 Drug-Free Environment                                    181
Scholarships                                         172
                                                                 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act                181
Other Forms of Assistance                            174
                                                                 Student Records Access and Release                       182
International Student Financial Policies             174
                                                                 Non-Discrimination                                       182
Refund Policy                                        174
                                                                 Unlawful Harassment                                      182
Return of Title IV Funds                             174
                                                                 Catalog Photographs                                      182
Academic Policies                                    176         Student Grievances                                       182
Instruction                                          176
Grading System                                       176         Addendum                                               183




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CTU CAMPUS AND
SITE LOCATIONS
       COLORADO SPRINGS                                                      NORTH KANSAS CITY
     4435 North Chestnut Street                                                 520 East 19th Ave.
     Colorado Springs, CO 80907                                           North Kansas City, MO 64116
           (719) 598-0200                                                        (816) 472-7400
        FAX (719) 598-3740                                                     FAX (816) 472-0688
   E-mail: ctucos@coloradotech.edu                                      E-mail: ctukc@kc.coloradotech.edu

         DENVER NORTH
      1865 West 121st Avenue                                                      CTU ONLINE
          Building C, Suite 100                                            4435 North Chestnut Street
        Westminster, CO 80234                                              Colorado Springs, CO 80907
            (303) 362-2900                                                       (719) 598-0200
          FAX (303) 362-2945                                                  FAX (719) 598-3740
  E-mail: ctudenver@coloradotech.edu                                       Website: www.ctuonline.edu


          DENVER SOUTH                                                              PUEBLO
    5775 Denver Tech Center Blvd.                                               1025 West 6th Street
     Greenwood Village, CO 80111                                                 Pueblo, CO 81003
            (303) 362-2901                                                        (719) 595-0200
          FAX (303) 694-6673                                                    FAX (719) 595-0206
  E-mail: ctudenver@coloradotech.edu                                    E-mail: ctupueblo@coloradotech.edu

                                              SIOUX FALLS
                                          3901 West 59th Street
                                          Sioux Falls, SD 57108
                                              (605) 361-0200
                                           FAX (605)361-5954
                                       E-mail: ctusf@coloradotech.edu




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CAMPUS AND PROGRAM
ADMINISTRATIONS
                   Marijane Axtell Paulsen, Ph.D.                                                           CTU Denver
                 Chief Executive Officer, CTU Division
                         Professor of Biology                                                          Thomas W. Krause, Ed.D.
Ph.D., Higher/Postsecondary Education University of Southern California                                         President
                    M.S., Biology, Whittier College
                                                                                        Ed D., Higher Education Administration, Temple University
                B.S., Zoology, Arizona State University
                                                                              M.S., Higher Education Administration, State University of New York - Oswego
                University Academic Officers                                    B.S., Vocational Technical Education, State University of New York - Oswego
                       Scott van Tonningen, Ph.D.
                    Vice President of Academic Affairs                                                       Ron Spicer
                      University Dean of Engineering                                                    Director of Education
                         Professor of Engineering                                                     M.B.A., Regis University
         Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado                        M.A., Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
            M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois                          B.S., Psychology and Sociology, Carroll College
     B.S., Electrical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
                                                                                                    CTU North Kansas City
                   Deb Swanson Banik, Ph.D.
                 University Dean of Health Science                                                       Paul Goddard, Ed.D.
                        Professor of Nursing                                                                    President
               Ph.D., Nursing, University of Nebraska                                    Ed.D. in Leadership Development, Spalding University
                   MPH, University of Minnesota                                          M.A., College Student Affairs, Azusa Pacific University
             BSN, Nursing, South Dakota State University                                         B.A., English, Azusa Pacific University

                        Mark A. Pieffer, D.M.                                                                 Gail Cullen
                  University Dean of Management                                                          Director of Education
                      Professor of Management                                   M.A. in Organizational Management, University of Phoenix-Albuquerque
      D.M., Systems Management, Colorado Technical University                             B.A. in Communications, Western Illinois University
              M.A., Psychology, University of Richmond
          B.S., Psychology, Central State University of Ohio                                              CTU Sioux Falls
                     Mary Jane Willshire, Ph.D.                                                         Vicki L. Strunk, Ph.D.
                University Dean of Computer Science                                                            President
                    Professor of Computer Science                                              Ph.D., Management, Walden University
       Ph.D., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology                             M.A., Linguistics/ESL, Colorado State University
       M.S., Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
             M.S., Mathematics, University of Mississippi                                    B.A., Anthropology, Colorado State University
             B.S., Mathematics, University of Mississippi
                                                                                                     Robert Friedenbach, Ph.D.
             University Administrative Officers                                                           Director of Education
                                                                                            Ph.D., Sociology, South Dakota State University
                             Dan Ambrose                                                     M.A., Sociology, University of South Dakota
                Vice President of Business and Finance
                                                                                              B.A., Social Science, Mount Marty College
                            Robert Butler                                                   CTU Doctorate and Virtual Programs
                     Vice President of Technology
                                                                                                   Richard B. Kettner-Polley, Ph.D.
                              Robert Lee                                                                      Chancellor
              Vice President of Admissions and Marketing                                               Professor of Management
                                                                                             Ph.D., Social Psychology, Harvard University
                                                                                              M.A., Social Psychology, Harvard University
          Campus and Program Administrations                                         B.S., Psychology and Anthropology, Michigan State University

                    CTU Colorado Springs                                                             CTU Online Programs
                            Greg Mitchell                                                               Wallace Pond, Ph.D.
                              President                                                                      Chancellor
         M.S., Administration, George Washington University                                      Ph.D., Education, Walden University
       B.S., General Engineering, United States Naval Academy                            M.Ed., Human Resource Education, Boston University
                                                                                                  B.A., Spanish, University of Utah
                         Wally G. Astor, Ph.D.
                         Director of Education
       Ph.D., Language and Linguistics, Georgetown University                                              Pete West, Ed.D.
            MBA, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs                                                 Director of Education
              M.A., Asian Languages, University of Hawaii                                          Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
       B.A., International Relations, San Francisco State College                    M.S., Information Science, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
          B.A. History/Political Science, University of Tampa                        B.A., English/Education, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
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ACCREDITATIONS AND
AFFILIATIONS
The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges           National Training Standards for:
and Schools                                                                           Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals, NSTISSI-4011
http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org                                            Information Systems Security Officers, CNSSI-4014 Entry Level.
Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission         9800 Savage Road, Fort Meade, MD 20755-6716. (410) 854-6206
and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools: 30          Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504. (312) 263-0456              http://www.jrcert.org
                                                                                      20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Department of Higher Education, Colorado Commission on Higher Education               Chicago, IL 60606-3182
(CCHE)                                                                                (312) 704-5300
http://www.state.co.us/cche_dir/hecche.html
Colorado Technical University’s authorization to award degrees has been granted       Supporting Agencies
by the State of Colorado, Department of Higher Education, Colorado Commission         Colorado State Rehabilitation Division
on Higher Education. 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80204.              Colorado Board of Nursing
(303) 866-2723                                                                               ,
                                                                                      ConAP Concurrent Admissions Program
                                                                                      Missouri Board of Nursing
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)                             Service Members Opportunity Colleges
http://www.abet.org                                                                   South Dakota Board of Nursing
The Bachelor of Science degree programs in Computer Engineering and Electrical        U.S. Armed Forces Tuition Assistance Program
Engineering at the Colorado Springs Campus are accredited by the Engineering          U.S. Department of Education
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and               U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Technology. 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202. (410) 347-             U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
7700                                                                                  Division
The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs                   CTU’s faculty and staff are affiliated with the organizations listed below.
(CAAHEP)                                                                              Academy of Business Education (ABE)
http://www.caahep.org                                                                 Academy of Management
The Associate of Science in Medical Assisting at the Sioux Falls Campus is            Academy of Political Science
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education              American Accounting Association (AAA)
Programs. 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 1970, Chicago, IL 60601-2208. (312)             American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
553-9355                                                                              American Association of University Women (AAUW)
                                                                                      American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)                                American Library Association (ALA)
http://abhes.org/                                                                     American Mathematics Society
The Applied Associate of Science in Medical Assisting at the Kansas City Campus       American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.                  American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314, N. Falls Church, VA 22043 (703) 917-9503               American Society for Quality Control (ASQC)
                                                                                      American Society for Training and Development (ASTD)
The International Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE) and the Logistics             Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Education Foundation (LEF)                                                            Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
http://www.sole.org                                                                   Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW)
The International Society of Logistics Engineers and the Logistics Education          Association of Veterans Education
Foundation endorse the Master of Business Administration in Management with           Better Business Bureau
a concentration in Logistics/Supply Chain Management, the Bachelor of Science         Chamber of Commerce
in Business Administration with a concentration in Logistics/Supply Chain             Cisco
Management and associated certificate programs. 8100 Professional Place, Suite        Colorado Association of Financial Aid Officers (CAFA)
111, Hyattsville, MD 20785. (301) 459-8446                                            CompTIA
                                                                                      Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
Project Management Institute (PMI®), Registered Education Provider                    Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
http://www.pmi.org                                                                    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute Educational        International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)
Provider Program (PMI R.E.P CTU’s Master of Business Administration with
                             .).                                                      International Society of Logistics Engineering (SOLE)
a concentration in Project Management, Master of Science in Management                Logistics Management Association
with a concentration in IT/Project Management, Bachelor of Science in Project         Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC)
Management and the professional certificates in project management prepare            Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
students to take PMI’s Project Management Professional®certification. 4 Campus        Microsoft IT Academy
Boulevard, Newtown Square, PA 19073-3299. (601) 356-4600                              National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
                                                                                      National Association of Communication System Engineers (NACSE)
Colorado Institute of Technology                                                      National Association of Financial Aid Officers (NASFAO)
http://www.coloradoit.org                                                             National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Colorado Technical University is a member of the Colorado Institute of Technology.    National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
P Box 1146, Broomfield, CO 80038-1146. (303) 583-3101. E-mail: info@
 .O.                                                                                  National Criminal Justice Honor Society
coloradoit.org                                                                        NSA
                                                                                      Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)                                          Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS)
http://www.shrm.org                                                                   Project Management Institute (PMI)
                                                                                      Rocky Mountain Association for Financial Aid Officers
Colorado Technical University has met the requirements for affiliation with           Society for Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SAIM)
the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). 1800 Duke Street,                    Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Alexandria, VA 22314. (800) 283-7476                                                  Society for Technical Communication
                                                                                      Society for Values in Higher Education
National Information Assurance Education and Training Program                         Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
http://www.nsa.gov/ia/academia/iace.cfm                                               South Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Review Committee               South Dakota Society of Medical Assistants
has validated that the Colorado Technical University courseware meets all of the
elements of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS)


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MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Colorado Technical University, an institution of higher learning, is to provide career-oriented education by teaching applied real-world,
industry current programs in selected areas, serving the needs of students for employment and career advancement and the needs of industry for highly
qualified professionals at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate levels.




HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY
Colorado Technical University is a private, for-profit, accredited institution of higher learning, granting professional certificates, associate’s, bachelor’s,
master’s and doctorate degrees. The University was initially founded in Colorado Springs in 1965 where the main campus continues to reside today.

Over the past 40 years, the University has evolved from a technical training school to a university with graduate-level programs. The introduction in
1995 of doctorate programs, the establishment of branch campuses in Denver, Colorado; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and North Kansas City, Missouri
and the introduction of the online campus have established CTU as a mature institution in higher education.

In 2003, Career Education Corporation (CEC) assumed ownership of the University. CEC is one of North America’s largest providers of private,
postsecondary education. CEC colleges and universities offer a variety of doctorate, master’s, bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and non-degree
programs in career-oriented disciplines including information technology, visual communication and design technologies, business studies and culinary
arts. All CEC programs emphasize hands-on learning and expose students to industry-current technologies and expert faculty.




GOVERNANCE
Colorado Technical University             Marijane Axtell Paulsen, Ph.D.                  Jeremy Wheaton                    Members of the CEC Board of
 Board of Trustees Officers                       CEO CTU Division                      Senior VP of Operations                   Directors are:
                                                                                           University Group
                                            Charles Schroeder, Ph.D. *                                                        John M. Larson, Chairman
           Jake Gruver                            Academic (retired)                     *Non-vested Member                     Dennis H. Chookaszian
      Chairman of the Board                                                                                                       Robert B. Dowdell
 Group President, College East/West                 Patrick Pesch                     Statement of Ownership                          Pat Gross
     and Academic Divisions                          VP of Finance                                                                 Thomas B. Lally
                                             Career Education Corporation                                                            Steve Lesnik
   Career Education Corporation                                                    Colorado Technical University
                                                Michael J. Quinlan *                 is wholly-owned by Career                      Keith K. Ogata
 Marijane Axtell Paulsen, Ph.D.          Senior Vice President, USAA (retired)     Education Corporation (CEC).                    Patrick K. Pesch
                                                                                   CEC is a Delaware corporation                   Leslie Thornton
       President of the Board
                                         James J. Simerville, MD, FAAP *            with principal offices located
         CEO CTU Division                         Physician (retired)              at 2895 Greenspoint Parkway,
                                                                                    Suite 600, Hoffman Estates,
         Board Members                            Louie D. Carleo *                        Illinois 60195.
                                              President of LDC Properties
     Jake Gruver (Chairman)                     David J. Kaufman *
                                                                                      The executive officers of
      Chairman of the Board                   Partner, Duane Morris, LLP                     CEC are:
 Group President, College East/West
                                                  Terry Mostrom *                        John M. Larson,
     and Academic Divisions                                                         Chairman, President and Chief
                                             Executive Managing Director,
   Career Education Corporation                      Studley, Inc.                          Executive Officer
           Steve Fireng                       Phillip J. Erdle, Ph.D. *                  Patrick K. Pesch,
 Group President – University Group        President, International Education     Executive Vice President and Chief
    Career Education Corporation                   Foundation, Inc.                         Financial Officer




                                                                        Information 9
GENERAL ACADEMIC
INFORMATION
Industry Current Academic Programs                                                 technology and computer fields. To maintain a competitive edge, get
Colorado Technical University is dedicated to helping students meet                the training you need to succeed in a wide range of careers. You can
career challenges with relevant educational opportunities at every level.          be a part of exciting technological breakthroughs or apply technology to
Our doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degree programs are            challenges in business and industry around the world. Also, you can meet
evaluated on a regular basis by faculty that work side by side with the            the demands of protecting data and information online and in computer
industry leaders that form our Industry Advisory Boards. This front line           systems.
input helps ensure that our curriculum continues to meet the needs of
both students and industry. All degree programs are not offered at each
campus of CTU. The Program Information Overview shows where each                   Business & Management
program is currently offered.                                                      The ever-changing and fast-paced business world provides opportunities
                                                                                   for those who are prepared for the challenges. Our global economy and
Professional Certificate Programs                                                  advancements in technology require leaders and workers with diverse skills
You want up-to-the-minute skills and knowledge that employers demand.              – people who can bring creative ideas and new approaches to products
Colorado Technical University delivers! CTU’s graduate and undergraduate           and services. Competition in business and e-business is stronger than ever
certificate programs are uniquely structured for you to complete in as little      and the quest to be the best, the first or the strongest demands business
as six months. You can sharpen, expand or diversify your knowledge base            professionals with specialized training, skills and character.
– your personal career-building assets – with relevant learning programs
in today’s hot career fields. Each certificate is also part of one or more         At CTU, students in business degree programs can learn to think creatively
degree programs, so as you earn a certificate, you are moving closer to            and critically to sharpen their business and technical skills. CTU professors
the completion of a degree as well.                                                are highly educated, skilled professionals with first-hand experience in
                                                                                   industry, and have the ability to prepare students to thrive in our global
Corporate Learning Programs
Colorado Technical University is a collaborating partner of choice for the         economy. Using industry standard technology tools with advanced
corporate world. We help businesses focus on continuing education and              business theories and practices, students can gain valuable information
training with relevant curriculum that responds to day-to-day operational          for success in the business world. Flexible class schedules and hands-on
needs. CTU works with major industries and military organizations across           labs assist students in preparing for career success.
the country and around the world, providing on-campus, on-site or online
learning options. Under our unique Executive Format program, a national            Criminal justice careers focus on the nature of crime and the agencies that
constituency may be served through a combination of online learning and            work against crime. At CTU, you can get the skills and training you need
periodic residencies at one of our campuses. CTU also provides incentives          for a career in criminal justice. Students can develop critical thinking skills
to businesses and other organizations for allowing the University to provide       and learn interview and interrogation skills, crime scene investigation,
on-site education to a sufficiently large cohort of learners. Contact a local      psychological criminal profiling and more. Get the competitive edge you
CTU campus for more information on Corporate Learning opportunities.               need to succeed in a criminal justice career.
CTU Degree Program Areas                                                           In the public administration field, you can be an integral part of government
                                                                                   processes including enacting a legislative act or government regulation,
Computer Science & Information Technology
                                                                                   and working with public issues at the local, state and federal level. At CTU,
The information technology (IT) industry has been the engine of economic
growth in the U.S. – and it will continue to play an increasingly vital role. In   you can learn the most up-to-date laws, techniques, and public system
fact, IT is the nation’s single largest exporting sector and employs millions      structure and policy from professors who have career experience in your
of Americans at wages well above the national average.1                            fields of interest. You can have the skills and training you need to start a
                                                                                   rewarding career in the public administration profession.
Careers in the computer science and IT fields account for eight of the top
ten fastest growing occupations in the U.S. today requiring a bachelor’s           Health Science
degree or higher. 3 Why not rev up your career goals and join this fast-           With an aging population and advances in medical technology, the
changing industry? You can make an impact and succeed in one of today’s            healthcare industry has enormous career opportunities. All types of
top career paths. Computer science professionals are skilled in software
systems, operating system environments and hardware systems, and                   employees – clinical to administrative – are needed in the healthcare
technology – skills you can use to find practical business solutions.              system. A career in healthcare can be rewarding and make a difference
                                                                                   in the health and lives of people who need it most. Successful healthcare
Visual Communications is another exciting program area offered under the           workers must understand the current technology, know advanced
IT area. The visual communications industry is exciting and rewarding.             procedures and practices, and have an in-depth understanding of the
Graphic design professionals work on a variety of projects to help solve           human body.
business challenges through print and electronic media.
                                                                                   CTU helps students understand technology, laws and regulations, and
Engineering & Technology
From the smallest high-tech gadget combining many functions to the                 get the skills needed for careers in the healthcare industry. At CTU, you
largest airplane, today’s technologically advanced universe is controlled          can learn the theories and get the hands-on training and experience you
by electronic systems. In the engineering world you can learn to create            can use on-the-job. Our modern facilities and flexible learning options
and apply electronic systems. At CTU you can build the competencies in             can prepare you for a clinical or administrative position in the healthcare
areas of basic analog electronics to advanced digital systems. The many            field.
different kinds of electronic systems and components in the high-tech
universe all have to be installed, maintained, repaired and updated.               1- Source: Information Technology Industry Council (www.itic.org)
There is a growing need for highly trained professionals in the engineering,       3- Source: www.acinet.org
                                                                        Information 10
PROGRAM INDEX
Degree/ Certificate Name                          Colorado   Denver    Sioux   Kansas City Pueblo   Page Number
                                                 Springs              Falls
Undergraduate Degrees
Accounting (AASBA-ACC)                                                            X                         N/A
Accounting (ASACC)                                   X          X         X                  X              110
Accounting (BSACC)                                   X          X         X       X          X               77
Business Administration (ASBA)                                            X                                 N/A
Computer Engineering (BSCE)                          X                                                       74
Computer Systems Security (BSCSS)                    X          X         X                                  64
Computer Science (BSCS)                              X          X         X                                  60
Criminal Justice (AASCJ)                                                          X                         N/A
Criminal Justice (ASCJ)                              X          X         X                  X              116
Criminal Justice (BSCJ)                              X          X         X       X          X               88
e-Business (ASeB)                                    X          X         X                                 100
e-Business (BSeB)                                    X          X         X                                  66
Electronics Technology (ASET)                        X                                                      108
Electrical Engineering (BSEE)                        X                                                       76
Finance (BSFIN)                                                           X                                 N/A
General Studies (AASGS)                                                           X                         N/A
General Studies (ASGS)                               X          X         X                  X               98
Healthcare Information Technology (AASHCIT)                                       X                         N/A
Healthcare Information Technology (ASHCIT)                      X                                           118
Healthcare Administration Management (BSHCM)                                      X                         N/A
Heath Services Administration (BSHSA)                           X         X                                  92
Human Resource Management (BSBA-HRM)                 X                    X                                  80
Information Systems Management (BSISM)               X          X                 X                          68
Information Technology (ASIT)                        X          X         X                  X              102
Information Technology (BSIT)                        X          X         X                  X               70
Logistics/Supply Chain Management (BSBA-L/SCM)       X                                                       82
Management (AASBA-MGM)                                                            X                         N/A
Management (ASBA-MGM)                                X          X                            X              112
Management (BSBA-MGM)                                X          X                 X          X               84
Marketing and Sales (AASBA-MKT)                                                   X                         N/A
Marketing and Sales (ASBA-MKT)                       X          X                                           114
Marketing Management (BSBA-MKT)                      X          X         X       X                          86
Medical Assisting (AASMA)                                                         X                         N/A
Medical Assisting (ASMA)                                                  X                                 N/A
Network Systems Security (AASNSS)                                                 X                         N/A
Network Systems Security (ASNSS)                     X          X                                           104
Nursing (BSN)                                                   X                            X               94
Practical Nursing (PN)                                                            X                         N/A
Project Management (BSPM)                            X          X         X                  X               90
Public Administration (BSPBAD)                                            X                                 N/A



                                                     Information 11
PROGRAM INDEX
Degree/ Certificate Name                            Colorado   Denver    Sioux   Kansas City Pueblo     Page Number
                                                   Springs              Falls
Radiologic Technology (AASRT)                                                        X                          N/A
Strategic Planning (BSBA-SPL)                                               X                                   N/A
Surgical Technology (AASST)                                                          X                          N/A
Surgical Technology (ASST)                                        X                              X              119
Visual Communications (ASVC)                           X          X                                             106
Visual Communications (BSVC)                           X          X                                              72

Degree/ Certificate Name                            Colorado   Denver    Sioux   Kansas City Pueblo     Page Number
                                                   Springs              Falls
Graduate Degrees
Accounting (MBA-ACC)                                   X          X                                              44
Business Administration (MBA)                          X          X         X                    X               42
Computer Engineering (MSCE)                            X          X                                              30
Computer Systems Security (MSCS-CSS)                   X          X                                              28
Criminal Justice (MSM-CJ)                              X          X         X                                    54
Electrical Engineering (MSEE)                          X          X                                              38
Database (MSCS-DB)                                     X          X                                              24
e-Learning and Instructional Technology (MeIT)         X          X         X                                    32
Human Resource Management (MBA-HRM)                    X          X         X                                    46
Information Systems Security (MSM-ISS)                 X          X                                              56
Project Management (MBA-PM)                            X          X         X                                    50
Logistics/Supply Chain Management (MBA-L/SCM)          X                                                         48
Information Technology/Project Mgmt. (MSM-IT/PM)       X          X         X                    X               58
Software Engineering (MSCS-SE)                         X          X         X                                    26
Systems Engineering (MSSE)                             X          X                                              40
Technology Management (MBA-TM)                         X          X         X                    X               52

Doctorate Degrees (Colorado Springs Only)          Colorado   Denver    Sioux   Kansas City   Pueblo   Page Number
                                                   Springs              Falls
Computer Science (DCS)                                 X                                                         14
Computer Science/Enterprise Information Systems        X                                                         16
(DCS-EIS)
Management (DM)                                        X                                                         18




                                                       Information 12
DOCTORAL DEGREE
PROGRAMS
What Makes the Doctoral Programs at CTU Unique?                            The Doctoral programs at CTU are designed to foster true intellectual
Colorado Technical University has been an innovator in the field of        and professional development. Students learn and practice vital skills
higher education for more than 30 years and has offered doctoral           and develop core competencies that can enhance their understanding
degrees for 12 years. In 2004, in order to better serve both students      and performance as executives, consultants and educators. Cohort-
                                                                           based enrollment enables students to study and collaborate with
and the organizations that employ them, we redesigned the doctoral
                                                                           their peers throughout the program, while an applied approach to
programs and now offer executive format doctoral degrees in Computer
                                                                           learning encourages students to conduct practical research and
Science, Management and Enterprise Information Systems. The                develop solutions specific to their situation. Three times per year,
programs are no less rigorous than the traditional dissertation-based      residencies are held on the CTU campus in Colorado Springs, offering
programs, but we believe that the six projects and executive format will   students the opportunity to have shared experiences and meet with
help our students achieve success and produce publishable papers in        their instructors. These four-day sessions offer intense discussion and
a shorter period of time. We also believe that our students will more      training, workshops and roundtable discussions.
quickly be able to move their ideas from theory to application with
this approach.                                                             Six practical projects over the three-year program emphasize mentored
                                                                           research and produce publishable products. These projects take the
An Applied Approach                                                        place of a traditional dissertation and are guided by experienced
What is the difference between a doctor’s (applied) degree and a           researchers and previous cohort members, enabling students to
Ph.D. (philosophical) degree? The main distinction is that the             become recognized leaders in their field. CTU has an extensive online
                                                                           library, allowing students to have access to many of the same materials
Colorado Technical University (CTU) doctorates– applied degrees
                                                                           as on-campus learners.
– focus on preparing graduates to make a distinctive contribution
to their professional fields versus the Ph.D. which focuses on theory
                                                                           A dedicated support staff provides administration, financial aid and
and research. To understand the difference, consider this example:         academic support, assistance with travel plans and 24/7 technical
In the medical field, you may complete either a Doctor of Medicine         support. For those who have never studied online, training in the
(M.D. – applied) or the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D. – philosophical).      online course management system is available. There is a cohort
Both develop and use medical theory and treatment (problem solving)        chair for each new group of students to ensure each doctoral student’s
knowledge as a base. The M.D., however, applies that knowledge             academic experience is positive and that all needs are being met. The
to solve medical problems while the Ph.D. uses the knowledge for           University is committed to providing a higher learning environment
speculative inquiry (a theoretical approach) into the field of medicine.   that is supportive, progressive and in step with the rigorous demands
Doctors of both degrees carry out research, publish in journals, and       of an evolving and fiercely competitive world.
further their professions.
                                                                           Cohorts start once per year for Computer Science candidates and
Program Highlights                                                         several times per year for Management and Enterprise Information
• The program allows you to complete your doctoral degree in three         System Students. There is a simplified application process which
  years.                                                                   includes the completed application form, transcript submission
• There is no need to relocate or interrupt your career.                   and a brief essay (1,800-3,000 word) discussing an issue that is
• No dissertation is required. Instead, you complete 6 practical           important to your organization. The essay is reviewed by faculty and
  projects over the three years.                                           staff mentors, and if necessary the essay is returned to the applicant
                                                                           for clarification. Qualified candidates are expected to respond to their
• All learning materials, including books, software, and a Tablet PC,
                                                                           acceptance within two weeks of notifications, or three working days
  are included in cost of tuition.
                                                                           prior to their scheduled class start.
• Online learning with periodic residencies enables busy, geographically
  dispersed students to complete their degree in just three years.         To earn a doctoral degree, you must satisfy all requirements for the
• Distinguished faculty, drawn from industry and prominent universities,   program and complete the 60 credits of required courses with a minimum
  serve as instructors, guest speakers, and project mentors.               cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 out of a possible 4.0. The
• Work closely with peers and faculty at the four-day residential          36 credits of research and writing courses must all be completed with a
  sessions at the CTU Colorado Springs campus (9 sessions over             grade of satisfactory. All doctoral work must be completed at Colorado
  3 years).                                                                Technical University and you must be enrolled at CTU at the time
• Financial aid is available for those who qualify.                        of graduation.




                                                                  Doctorate 13
DOCTORATE OF
COMPUTER SCIENCE (DCS)
The Doctor of Computer Science program at Colorado Technical University is the terminal degree for computer science professionals, consul-
tants and academics. The program encourages students to think and act strategically and facilitates in developing the ability to predict future
trends and make positive contributions in their area of technical expertise.



PROGRAM
OUTCOMES
• Perform research that advances the field of computer science.           Each year of the DCS program is designed to provide candidates with the
• Effectively communicate technical material to non-technical             theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a suc-
  decision makers.                                                        cessful career in their chosen field. The organization of each year is de-
• Develop a software process improvement plan for an organization.        scribed below.
• Design, test and implement an experiment, reporting on the results.
• Evaluate established and emerging security systems.
• Predict future trends and developments based on data and research.      Year 1: The Foundation
                                                                          Year one focuses on the software engineering process: analysis, design,
                                                                          simulation and modeling. This research will result in a broad overview of
                                                                          computer science and enable the use of simulation and modeling skills to
                                                                          produce an experimental design.

                                                                          Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge
                                                                          Once the foundation is in place, year two is when the student chooses an
                                                                          area of specialty and begins to form a personal understanding of the ad-
                                                                          vanced research and methods used in that specialized area of study. The
                                                                          focus of research will be in database systems, software usability and new
                                                                          developments in computer science. Projects in year two include the prepara-
                                                                          tion of an industry white paper and a proposal for research to be carried out
                                                                          in the third year.

                                                                          Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement
                                                                          The final year of the program involves developing metrics and risk analysis
                                                                          programs, exploration of high level design issues, evaluation of methods of
                                                                          maintaining security in distributed systems, and anticipating and planning for
                                                                          the future. The deliverable in year three is an applied research project to be
                                                                          submitted to an academic journal.

                                                                          The DCS program includes twelve 5-credit classes, one per term for three
                                                                          years. These are taught using the Professional Learning Model™ in an execu-
                                                                          tive format. Each combines an active online component with an intensive
                                                                          residential session, lasting four days at our Colorado Springs campus. These
                                                                          are graded classes, and you must maintain an average of 3.5 out of a pos-
                                                                          sible 4.0 in these classes.

                                                                          There are also 12 research and writing courses that produce six publishable
                                                                          projects during the program. These are independent study with the assis-
                                                                          tance of a faculty mentor. Each project must receive a grade of “satisfactory”
                                                                          in order to complete the degree.




                                                                           “IF AN INDIVIDUAL FEELS THE PRICE OF AN
                                                                                EDUCATION IS COSTLY, THEY NEED TO
                                                                             REALIZE THE COST OF NOT HAVING ONE.”
                                                                                                                                 —Trisha King, Faculty




                                                                 Doctorate 14
                        PROGRAM
                        COURSES
Doctorate of Computer Science Course List

Course     Title                                   Hours
CS800      Processes, Methods & Environments       5
CS801      Research and Writing I                  3
CS805      Experimental Design/Analysis            5
CS806      Research and Writing II                 3
CS810      Simulation & Modeling Techniques        5
CS811      Research and Writing III                3
CS815      Foundations in Computer Science         5
CS816      Research and Writing IV                 3
CS820      Usability and Interaction               5
CS821      Research and Writing V                  3
CS825      Advanced Topics - Database Systems      5
CS826      Research and Writing VI                 3
CS830      Advanced Topics - Computer Science      5
CS831      Research and Writing VII                3
CS835      Directed Readings                       5
CS836      Research and Writing VIII               3
CS840      System Metrics and Risk Analysis        5
CS841      Research and Writing IX                 3
CS845      Software Architecture & Design          5
CS846      Research and Writing X                  3
CS850      Distributed Sys. Networking/ Security   5
CS851      Research and Writing XI                 3
CS855      Socio-Technical Futuring                5
CS856      Research and Writing XII                3




                                                       Doctorate 15
DOCTORATE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE IN
ENTERPRISE INFORMATION
SYSTEMS (DCS-EIS)
The Doctor of Computer Science – Enterprise Information Systems program at Colorado Technical University is designed to
develop leaders in designing, implementing and managing large-scale systems in their chosen profession.



PROGRAM
OUTCOMES
• Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current enterprise infor-      Each year of the DCS-EIS program is designed to provide candidates with
  mation systems.                                                                 the theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a
• Become a familiar with models such as CMMI and the Baldridge Process.           successful career in their chosen field. The organization of each year is de-
• Effectively communicate technical material to non-technical decision            scribed below.
  makers.
• Effectively manage IT implementation process, testing and user training.
• Predict future trends through effective research using qualitative and          Year 1: The Foundation
  quantitative methods.                                                           The beginning of the program is all about research. Each student will spend
• Contribute to the enterprise information systems literature via literature      the first year learning about analysis and design from a user perspective
  reviews, practitioner articles and research articles.                           while forming the ability to think critically and creatively. This experience will
                                                                                  enable the student to develop an enterprise information system designed to
                                                                                  improve business processes.

                                                                                  Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge
                                                                                  Once the foundation is in place, year two is when the student chooses an
                                                                                  area of specialization and gains an in-depth knowledge of four common
                                                                                  areas: strategy, structure, requirements engineering, and decision support.
                                                                                  This deeper level of understanding will result in an industry white paper and
                                                                                  a proposal for research to be conducted in the third year.

                                                                                  Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement
                                                                                  The final year of the program involves developing a formal implementation
                                                                                  program, taking into consideration budget, training and testing and develop-
                                                                                  ing a critical path to completion, anticipating and planning for the future. The
                                                                                  deliverable in year three is an applied research project, to be submitted to an
                                                                                  academic journal.

                                                                                  The DCS-EIS program includes twelve 5-credit classes, one per quarter for
                                                                                  three years. These are taught using the Professional Learning Model™ in an
                                                                                  executive format. Each combines an active online component with an inten-
                                                                                  sive residential session, lasting four days at our Colorado Springs’ campus.
                                                                                  These are graded classes, and you must maintain and average of 3.5 out of
                                                                                  a possible 4.0 in these classes.

                                                                                  There are also 12 research and writing courses that produce six publishable
                                                                                  projects during the program. These are independent study with the assis-
                                                                                  tance of a faculty mentor. Each project must receive a grade of “satisfactory”
                                                                                  in order to complete the degree.




                                                                               “I VALUE THE ADVICE AND RECOMMENDATIONS
                                                                                            I RECEIVE FROM MY PROFESSORS.”
                                                                                                                                            —Ann Jones,Student

                                                                        Doctorate 16
                        PROGRAM
                        COURSES
Doctorate of Computer Science in
Enterprise Information Systems Course List

Course     Title                             Hours
CS815      Foundations in Computer Science   5
CS801      Research and Writing I            3
CS802      Qualitative Analysis              5
CS806      Research and Writing II           3
CS805      Research Methods                  5
CS811      Research and Writing III          3
CS810      Quantitative Analysis             5
CS816      Research and Writing IV           3
CS822      Business Process Management       5
CS821      Research and Writing V            3
CS827      Enterprise Structures             5
CS826      Research and Writing VI           3
CS832      Business Alignment & Strategy     5
CS831      Research and Writing VII          3
CS837      Requirements Engineering          5
CS836      Research and Writing VIII         3
CS842      Decision Support Systems          5
CS841      Research and Writing IX           3
CS845      Systems Architecture              5
CS846      Research and Writing X            3
CS850      Security and Risk Analysis        5
CS851      Research and Writing XI           3
CS855      Socio-Technical Futuring          5
CS856      Research and Writing XII          3




                                                 Doctorate 17
DOCTORATE OF
MANAGEMENT (DM)
The Doctor of Management program at Colorado Technical University is designed to encourage the professional development of managers
through mentoring, action research and practical projects, enabling them to make key leadership contributions in their area of expertise



PROGRAM
OUTCOMES
• Attain familiarity with the body of knowledge in current management         Each year of the DM program is designed to provide candidates with the
  theory.                                                                     theoretical, research and application capabilities necessary to pursue a suc-
• Become a subject-matter expert in a specialized area of management.         cessful career in their chosen field. The organization of each year is de-
• Develop a leadership style based on ethical and philosophical               scribed below.
  consideration.
• Effectively manage change through strategic design and research.
• Predict future trends through effective research and qualitative            Year 1: The Foundation
  methods.                                                                    The beginning of the program is all about research. Each student will spend
• Contribute to management literature via literature reviews, practitioner    the first year learning about classic and current management literature and
  articles and research articles.                                             forming the ability to think critically and creatively. There is also a research
                                                                              apprenticeship during the first year (working with a third-year student) that
                                                                              will enable the student to prepare a literature review article.


                                                                              Year 2: Acquisition of Knowledge
                                                                              Once the foundation is in place, year two is when the student chooses an
                                                                              area of specialization and begins to form a personal understanding of the
                                                                              management research and methods used in that area. This deeper level of
                                                                              understanding will result in two articles for submission to practitioner jour-
                                                                              nals.


                                                                              Year 3: Leadership and Professional Advancement
                                                                              The final year is where leadership skills and the ability to manage change are
                                                                              developed. Students will use qualitative methods and strategic processes to
                                                                              be able to predict future trends, furthering a mastery of a specialization. The
                                                                              final year will result in two projects: a proposal for programmatic research to
                                                                              be submitted to an organization, and a research article to be submitted to an
                                                                              academic journal.

                                                                              The DM program includes twelve 5-credit classes, one per term for three
                                                                              years. These are taught using the Professional Learning Model™ in an execu-
                                                                              tive format. Each combines an active online component with an intensive
                                                                              residential session, lasting four days at our Colorado Springs’ campus. These
                                                                              are graded classes, and you must maintain and average of 3.5 out of a pos-
                                                                              sible 4.0 in these classes.

                                                                              There are also 12 research and writing courses that produce six publishable
                                                                              projects during the program. These are independent study with the assis-
                                                                              tance of a faculty mentor. Each project must receive a grade of “satisfactory”
                                                                              in order to complete the degree.




                                                                               “CTU HAS A GREAT ATMOSPHERE WITH A
                                                                                     LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE TO MEET.”
                                                                                                                                  —Bridgett Otting,Student

                                                                       Doctorate 18
                        PROGRAM
                        COURSES
Doctorate of Management Course List

Course     Title                                 Hours
MGMT800    Critical and Creative Thinking        5
MGMT801    Research and Writing I                3
MGMT805    Classic/Contemporary Management       5
MGMT806    Research and Writing II               3
MGMT810    Action Research                       5
MGMT811    Research and Writing III              3
MGMT815    Qualitative/Ethnographic Methods      5
MGMT816    Research and Writing IV               3
MGMT820    Quantitative Methods                  5
MGMT821    Research and Writing V                3
MGMT825    Research Methods & Design             5
MGMT826    Research and Writing VI               3
MGMT830    Science, Values & Ethics              5
MGMT831    Research and Writing VII              3
MGMT835    Process Consulting and Intervention   5
MGMT836    Research and Writing VIII             3
MGMT840    Leadership                            5
MGMT841    Research and Writing IX               3
MGMT845    Strategic Thinking                    5
MGMT846    Research and Writing X                3
MGMT850    Strategic Organization Design         5
MGMT851    Research and Writing XI               3
MGMT855    Futuring and Innovation               5
MGMT856    Research and Writing XII              3




                                                     Doctorate 19
MASTER’S DEGREE
PROGRAMS
Colorado Technical University master’s degree programs are designed    • Demonstrate an understanding of effective leadership strategies
to provide additional breadth and depth beyond the bachelor’s level      and skills.
in focused areas of study. Degrees can be completed in as little as    • Conduct professional, scholarly applied research.
                                                                       • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge and understanding in their
16-1/2 months, taking one course at a time. Some degrees offer
                                                                         chosen fields.
concentrations that allow students to have even more focus on
                                                                       • Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills in order to synthesize,
specific areas of knowledge and to support a variety of individual       evaluate and integrate concepts and knowledge for effective
career goals.                                                            decision analysis and problem solving.
                                                                       • Communicate information professionally, both in oral and
Educational Outcomes                                                     written forms.
The program content and structure have been developed in conjunction   The requirements for each program are listed in this catalog. By using
                                                                       the annual schedule of class offerings published by the university and
with CTU Advisory Boards and are designed to accommodate the
                                                                       the quarterly schedule of classes, students can develop a program to
working adult and to graduate productive, successful leaders. These    meet their needs in terms of academic work load, time scheduling,
graduates have learned to:                                             and courses selected.




                                                                       “THE CTU STAFF IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR
                                                                                OUR STUDENTS WHEN NEEDED.”
                                                                                                                 — Charlotte Isaacs, CTU Staff




                                                               Master’s 20
MASTER’S DEGREE
PROGRAMS
Prerequisite Knowledge
Success in graduate level course work depends, to a great extent,            • CS500           Computer Science Foundation Topics
on student preparation at the undergraduate level. If you have any           • EE500           Foundations in Electrical Engineering
questions about whether or not you have the background to be                 • IT501           Foundations in Information Technology
successful in a particular master’s level course, please do not hesitate     • MATH500         Foundations in Engineering Mathematics
to consult with an Admission’s Advisor/Mentor or the appropriate             • MGMT507         Foundations in Business Administration
academic Chair or Dean. CTU has developed a set of courses,
available at selected campuses as appropriate to the degree programs       Your Admission’s Advisor or Chair/Dean will be able to advise you on
offered, designed to prepare students for the rigors of master’s work by   whether one of these foundation courses is recommended for your
reviewing necessary undergraduate (foundational) material:                 particular situation.




“BEING A PART OF THE GROWTH OF CTU’S
STUDENTS IS HIGHLY REWARDING.”
                                   — Eileen Docherty, CTU Staff




                                                                  Master’s 21
MASTER’S OF SCIENCE IN
COMPUTER SCIENCE (MSCS)
This program centers on a set of core courses which are designed to provide the student with an understanding of operating systems and
networking, as well as knowledge of computer system architecture and the software system engineering process. The concentration courses
provide the foundation in the software engineering process, computer system security or database management. These concentrations give the
student skills necessary for the organization and control of software and database development, management of computer system security, or
using state-of-the-practice software engineering techniques to successfully deliver software systems requiring a multi-person effort.



CORE PROGRAM                                                                        FREQUENTLY
OUTCOMES                                                                            ASKED QUESTIONS
• Apply effective leadership strategies and skills.                                 Do I need to choose a concentration to major in the MSCS
• Critically evaluate the issues that affect the development and modification       program?
  of complex software systems.                                                      Yes. The MSCS degree program is broken down into two parts: the core
• Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research.                                curriculum and the concentration curriculum. The MSCS program serves to
• Acquire a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of                  provide educational content common to all degree program concentrations.
  computer science.
• Use analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision analysis and
  problem solving.
                                                                                    What concentrations are available?
                                                                                    Database Systems (Page 24)
                                                                                    Software Engineering (Page 26)
                                                                                    Computer Systems Security (Page 28)

                                                                                    Who should consider an MSCS degree?
                                                                                    The Master of Science in Computer Science degree programs provide a foun-
                                                                                    dation for individuals seeking to pursue a career in the maintenance, security
                                                                                    and proactive implementation of computer and software solutions designed
                                                                                    to protect vital information for government and corporate enterprises.




                                                                             “AS A TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, CTU IS HEAD AND
                                                                              SHOULDERS ABOVE THE REST. CTU’S STAFF AND
                                                                             FACULTY ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ASSIST ANY
                                                                               STUDENT WITH ANYTHING HE OR SHE NEEDS.”
                                                                                                                                — Michael Calabrese, Student




                                                                            Master’s 22
                               PROGRAM                                                                      CERTIFICATES
                               COURSES                                                                      OFFERED
MSCS Core Program Requirements                                          PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                        (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
Course No.           Course Name                                 Hrs.   • Computer Systems Architecture (Core courses CS630, CS635, CS644)
CS630                Modern Operating Systems                      4    • Software Systems Engineering (Core courses CS640, CS644, CS671 and
CS635                Computer Networking                           4      elective CS672)
CS640                Software Project Management                   4    • Information Systems Security (CSS concentration course CS651)
CS644                Computer Systems Architecture                 4    • Information Systems Security Architecture (CSS concentration courses
CS671                Software Systems Engineering Process          4      CS651, CS652, CS653 and elective CS659)
INTD607              Creative Leadership                           4    • Information Systems Security Management (CSS concentration courses
Plus 20 quarter hours (6 courses) from one of these concentrations:       CS651 and CS654)
                                                                        • Software Development (Core course CS640 and SE concentration courses
• Database Systems                                                        CS649, CS675)
• Software Engineering                                                  • Database Design (DB concentration courses CS660 and CS681)
• Computer Systems Security                                             • Database Administration (DB concentration courses CS651, CS660 and
                                                                          CS682)

                                                                        Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepara-
                                                                        tion for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and passing
                                                                        these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU and are
                                                                        subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will
                                                                        be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless of their eligibility
                                                                        status upon enrollment.

                                                                        There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certificates
                                                                        available in this degree program that can be earned by completing the mini-
                                                                        mum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not be available in
                                                                        combination with others. Other certificate options may be available that are not
                                                                        listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor for more information.

                                                                        PREPARATORY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                        The MSCS is designed to build on the preparation of a technical undergradu-
                                                                        ate degree such as information systems, information technology, computer sci-
                                                                        ence or engineering. Other degrees and work experience may also be excellent
                                                                        preparation. CS500, Foundations in Computer Science, and knowledge of a
                                                                        current programming language may be required to ensure an adequate foun-
                                                                        dation for undertaking the Master of Science in Computer Science. CS500
                                                                        may be waived with sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience.




                                                                  Master’s 23
MSCS             WITH A CONCENTRATION IN


DATABASE SYSTEMS (MSCS-DB)
Successful organizations recognize the importance of high-performance database management systems. The effective operation of these data
resources offers strategic advantages in the competitive marketplace. Specialized skills are required to design, configure, and manage these
data warehouses. The Database Systems concentration provides the skills necessary to effectively analyze, design, implement and optimize
complex data repositories. Students learn to transform data into powerful information systems for business.



CONCENTRATION                                                                       FREQUENTLY
OUTCOMES                                                                            ASKED QUESTIONS
• Identify, describe and analyze database models, database languages, and           Why is the MSCS-DB important to business?
  database management systems.                                                      Today’s businesses depend upon information from database systems for ef-
• Use state-of-the-practice techniques to design and implement                      ficient operations and effective service. Organizations are expanding to mul-
  databases and data warehouses to support an organization’s                        tiple locations or web-based facilities with increasingly complex information
  information needs.                                                                needs. Professionals with both technical skills and leadership ability are ur-
• Apply database administration skills to maintain optimized performance of         gently needed to satisfy the growing demand for fast, accurate, and secure
  database applications, databases, and data warehouses.                            databases to support these information storage and retrieval requirements.
• Analyze the implications and effects on design, implementation, use, and
  performance of distributing a database across multiple nodes.                     What skills will I learn?
• Analyze risks, develop security policies, and apply effective techniques to       This degree concentration is designed to provide skills needed to design,
  maintain the integrity and security of an organization’s databases.               implement, and administer database systems. Content includes techniques
                                                                                    and practices of database design, implementation, and administration. Other
CORE Program Outcomes                                                               course components include project management, software development
• Apply effective leadership strategies and skills.                                 processes, technical topics in operating systems and networking, and com-
• Critically evaluate the issues that affect the development and modification       puter system security.
  of complex software systems.
• Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research.                                Who should enter this program?
• Acquire a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of                  You should enter this program if you are a computer professional or manager
  computer science.                                                                 who wishes to advance your career by learning how to design, administer,
• Use analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision analysis and   and manage database systems and applications.
  problem solving.
                                                                                    What are some possible career opportunities?
                                                                                    Database professionals are needed in any business or organization which
                                                                                    uses information to support its operation and database applications to store,
                                                                                    provide, and protect that information.

                                                                                    What background will I need to enter this program?
                                                                                    When entering the program you should have a solid knowledge of computer
                                                                                    systems and applications, operating systems, and networks and telecom-
                                                                                    munication gained through coursework or experience. You should also have
                                                                                    knowledge of a current object-oriented programming language and a current
                                                                                    database management system. Preparatory courses are available if you need
                                                                                    to refresh or enhance your knowledge before beginning your program.




                         “IN THE WORKPLACE AND IN MY CAREER FIELD, MY DEGREE COMPLETION
                          AT CTU HAS GIVEN ME INCREASED CREDIBILITY. ”        — Rod Barber, Alumnus



                                                                            Master’s 24
                         PROGRAM
                         COURSES
Program Requirements-- 44 Quarter credit hours
MSCS-DB Concentration Requirements
Course No.     Course Name                        Hrs.
CS651          Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
CS660          Database Systems                      4
CS681          Database Design                       4
CS682          Database Administration               4
CS/IT/ENG      Elective                              4
MSCS Core Program Requirements
Course No.     Course Name                         Hrs.
CS630          Modern Operating Systems              4
CS635          Computer Networking                   4
CS640          Software Project Management           4
CS644          Computer Systems Architecture         4
CS671          Software Systems Engineering Process 4
INTD607        Creative Leadership                   4




                                                          Master’s 25
MSCS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (MSCS-SE)
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the explosive impact of computers and information technology on our everyday lives has
generated a need to design and develop new computer software systems and to incorporate new technologies in a rapidly growing range of
applications. The tasks performed by software engineers evolve quickly, reflecting new areas of specialization or changes in technology, as
well as the preferences and practices of employers. Software engineers apply the principles and techniques of computer science, engineering
and mathematical analysis to the design, development, testing and evaluation of the software and systems that enable computers to perform
their many applications.



CONCENTRATION                                                                       FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                            QUESTIONS
• Perform at the project lead level concerning software systems.                    Why is the MSCS-SE important to business?
• Identify and apply the skills necessary for the organization and                  Computer software engineers are at the forefront of technological evolution.
  control of software development efforts.                                          Software engineers make up the single largest category of IT profession-
• Use state-of-the-practice software engineering techniques requiring a             als – nearly 21 percent of the workforce – and the demand is expected to
  multi-person effort.                                                              increase. As software applications continue to proliferate, there is an urgent
• Explore the effective use of project management tools to provide for              and growing demand for professionals with both technical skills and strong
  resource optimization to meet product delivery challenges.                        leadership ability.
• Critically evaluate the software process improvement, quality assurance and
  risk management practices throughout the software development process.            What skills will I learn?
                                                                                    This degree concentration is designed to prepare you to contribute to the
CORE Program Outcomes                                                               overall development and implementation of large-scale, complex software
• Apply effective leadership strategies and skills.                                 systems. Content includes development and evaluation of software design,
• Critically evaluate the issues that affect the development and modification       integration and testing, process improvement practices, quality assurance
                                                                                    and risk management in the development process. Project management
  of complex software systems.
                                                                                    course components provide a practical, industry-recognized knowledge base
• Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research.                                to address today’s resource optimization and product delivery challenges.
• Acquire a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of
  computer science.
• Use analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision analysis and   Who should enter this program?
  problem solving.                                                                  You should enter this program if you are a manager who wishes to advance
                                                                                    your career by learning how to plan, implement and manage software devel-
                                                                                    opment, as well as learning software engineering procedures and policies.

                                                                                    What are some possible career opportunities?
                                                                                    Software engineering professionals are needed wherever software applica-
                                                                                    tions exist, including transportation, utilities, defense, entertainment, medi-
                                                                                    cine and finance.

                                                                                    What background will I need to enter this program?
                                                                                    When entering this program you should have a solid knowledge of computer
                                                                                    systems and applications, operating systems, and networks and telecom-
                                                                                    munication gained through coursework or experience. You should also have
                                                                                    knowledge of a current object-oriented programming language. Preparatory
                                                                                    courses are available if you need to refresh or enhance your knowledge be-
                                                                                    fore beginning your program.




                          “GREAT TEACHERS, WILLING TO WORK WITH YOU ON A ONE-ON-ONE BASIS.”
                                                                                                                                         — Lenroy Millet, Student



                                                                            Master’s 26
                         PROGRAM                                                               CERTIFICATES
                         COURSES                                                               OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours
                                                            PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
MSCS-SE Concentration Requirements                          (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
Course No.    Course Name                            Hrs.   • Computer Systems Architecture (Core courses CS630, CS635, CS644)
CS641         Software Requirements Engineering      4      • Software Systems Engineering (Core courses CS640, CS644, CS671,
CS649         Software Design                        4        and elective CS672)
CS672         Systems Engineering Methods            4      • Information Systems Security (CSS concentration course CS651)
CS675         System Integration and Test            4      • Information Systems Security Architecture (CSS concentration courses
CS/IT/ENG     Elective                               4        CS651, CS652, CS653 and elective CS659)
                                                            • Information Systems Security Management (CSS concentration courses
                                                              CS651, and CS654)
MSCS Core Program Requirements                              • Software Development (Core course CS640 and SE concentration courses
                                                              CS649, CS675)
Course No.    Course Name                            Hrs.   • Database Design (DB concentration courses CS660 and CS681)
CS630         Modern Operating Systems               4      • Database Administration (DB concentration courses CS651, CS660,
CS635         Computer Networking                    4        and CS682)
CS640         Software Project Management            4
CS644         Computer Systems Architecture          4      Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepara-
CS671         Software Systems Engineering Process   4      tion for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and passing
INTD607       Creative Leadership                    4      these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU and are
                                                            subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will
                                                            be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless of their eligibility
                                                            status upon enrollment.

                                                            There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certificates
                                                            available in this degree program that can be earned by completing the mini-
                                                            mum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not be available in
                                                            combination with others. Other certificate options may be available that are not
                                                            listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor for more information.

                                                            PREPARATORY REQUIREMENTS
                                                            The MSCS is designed to build on the preparation of a technical undergradu-
                                                            ate degree such as information systems, information technology, computer sci-
                                                            ence or engineering. Other degrees and work experience may also be excellent
                                                            preparation. CS500, Foundations in Computer Science, and knowledge of a
                                                            current programming language may be required to ensure an adequate foun-
                                                            dation for undertaking the Master of Science in Computer Science. CS500
                                                            may be waived with sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience.




                                                     Master’s 27
MSCS WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
COMPUTER SYSTEMS SECURITY
(MSCS-CSS)
Protecting vital enterprise computer systems from unauthorized change, improper access, theft of information and monetary theft has always
been important. It is becoming more so with the rapid growth of networking, the Internet and e-business. This concentration presents an over-
view of computer systems security, together with the specialized knowledge required to develop a security policy, formulate an implementation
plan, design and implement security measures, and monitor and manage computer systems security.



CONCENTRATION                                                                       FREQUENTLY
OUTCOMES                                                                            ASKED QUESTIONS
• Assess the need for, and make recommendations on the technical                    Why is the MSCS-CSS important to business?
  requirements necessary for the implementation of an effective                     As technology and computer applications expand, professionals are needed
  security infrastructure.                                                          who can adapt to this constantly changing environment while providing
• Identify and describe the impact of implementing security components at           leadership in developing new technology applications. Nowhere is the need
  the operating system and network level.                                           more dramatic than in computer systems security. According to a recent
• Develop effective enterprise level security policies, standards and               Symantec report,* the number of vulnerabilities in networks and software
  procedures.                                                                       jumped over 80 percent in the second half of 2002 alone.

CORE Program Outcomes                                                               What skills can I learn?
• Apply effective leadership strategies and skills.                                 The MSCS-CSS program provides a practical, applied approach to computer
• Critically evaluate the issues that affect the development and modification       systems architecture and modern operating systems. You can prepare for
  of complex software systems.                                                      increasing levels of responsibility in planning, developing, integrating and
• Conduct professional, scholarly, applied research.                                managing computer systems. The systems security focus is designed to
• Acquire a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the field of                  equip you to develop a security policy, formulate an implementation plan,
  computer science.                                                                 design and implement security measures, and monitor and manage an
• Use analytical and critical thinking skills for effective decision analysis and   organization’s computer security system.
  problem solving.
                                                                                    Who should enter this program?
                                                                                    You should enter this program if you are a manager who wishes to advance
                                                                                    your career by learning how to plan, implement and manage security mea-
                                                                                    sures and policies.

                                                                                    What are some possible career opportunities?
                                                                                    Professionals with specialized security credentials may have a variety of ca-
                                                                                    reer options open to them, including systems administration, systems en-
                                                                                    gineer, security engineer, network security, security accreditation engineer,
                                                                                    information security analyst, defense systems analyst, digital forensics or
                                                                                    Internet security specialist.

                                                                                    What background will I need to enter this program?
                                                                                    When entering this program you should have knowledge of computer systems
                                                                                    and applications, operating systems, networks and telecommunications gained
                                                                                    through coursework or experience. You should also have knowledge of a current
                                                                                    object-oriented programming language. Preparatory courses are available if
                                                                                    you need to refresh or enhance your knowledge before beginning your program.
                                                                                    *CNN.com, Feb. 4, 2003




                                                                   “ THE INSTRUCTORS HAVE REAL WORLD EXPERIENCE
                                                                               THAT PAYS OFF IN THE CLASSROOM.”
                                                                                                                                — David Schoenfield, Student




                                                                            Master’s 28
                        PROGRAM                                                                       CERTIFICATES
                        COURSES                                                                       OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                        PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                    (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MSCS-CSS Concentration Requirements                                 •Computer Systems Architecture (Core courses CS630, CS635,
                                                                      CS644)
Course No.    Course Name                            Hrs.
                                                                    •Software Systems Engineering (Core courses CS640, CS644,
CS651         Computer Systems Security
              Foundations                            4                CS671, and elective CS672)
CS652         Operating Systems Security             4              •Information Systems Security (CSS concentration course CS651)
CS653         Network Security                       4              •Information Systems Security Architecture (CSS concentration
CS654         Security Management                    4                courses CS651, CS652, CS653 and elective CS659)
CS/IT/ENG     Elective                               4              •Information Systems Security Management (CSS concentration
                                                                      courses CS651, and CS654)
MSCS Core Program Requirements                                      •Software Development (Core course CS640 and SE concentration
                                                                      courses CS649, CS675)
Course No.    Course Name                            Hrs.           •Database Design (DB concentration courses CS660 and CS681)
CS630         Modern Operating Systems               4              •Database Administration (DB concentration courses CS651, CS660,
CS635         Computer Networking                    4                and CS682)
CS640         Software Project Management            4
CS644         Computer Systems Architecture          4              Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prep-
CS671         Software Systems Engineering Process   4              aration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
INTD607       Creative Leadership                    4              passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by
                                                                    CTU and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee
                                                                    that graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations re-
                                                                    gardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

                                                                    There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
                                                                    cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
                                                                    the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
                                                                    be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
                                                                    available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
                                                                    tor for more information.

                                                                    PREPARATORY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                    The MSCS is designed to build on the preparation of a technical under-
                                                                    graduate degree such as information systems, information technology,
                                                                    computer science or engineering. Other degrees and work experience
                                                                    may also be excellent preparation. CS500, Foundations in Computer
                                                                    Science, and knowledge of a current programming language may be
                                                                    required to ensure an adequate foundation for undertaking the Master
                                                                    of Science in Computer Science. CS500 may be waived with sufficient
                                                                    undergraduate preparation or life experience.




                                                            Master’s 29
MASTER’S OF SCIENCE IN
COMPUTER ENGINEERING (MSCE)
The computer industry is one of the fastest growing segments of our economy. To maintain a competitive edge, industry and commerce must
continue to make creative scientific and engineering advances as well as produce high quality products. More than ever there is a demand for
computer engineering professionals who can motivate and lead the technical workers responsible for these advances. The MSCE program em-
phasizes effective optimization of computer systems within organizations to strengthen competitive advantage. The program covers research,
design, development and testing of computer hardware and software, along with the project management and leadership skills necessary for
increased responsibility in the engineering career field.


PROGRAM                                                                       FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                      QUESTIONS
• Design advanced computer architectures.                                     What kinds of jobs are available for computer engineers with
• Use advanced techniques for life-cycle design of software systems.          an advanced degree?
• Use modern information system security techniques.                          Although most companies hire entry-level computer engineers at the bache-
• Design advanced CMOS circuitry.                                             lor’s degree level, an increasing number of firms that are looking for a more
                                                                              in-depth understanding and design ability in advanced systems, especially
• Effectively use project management techniques.                              in the areas of digital signal processing, computer architecture and software
                                                                              design. The defense industry in particular needs project managers, systems
                                                                              engineers and senior CEs to help design the next generation of C4ISR (com-
                                                                              mand, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and
                                                                              reconnaissance) systems. If you’re already working for a commercial or DOD
                                                                              contractor firm as an engineer, the MSCE is the perfect way to advance
                                                                              within your company because it integrates the additional software design
                                                                              and security skills you may need to increase your value to the company.

                                                                              I don’t have an undergraduate degree in engineering; can I
                                                                              still pursue the MSCE?
                                                                              Students with undergraduate backgrounds in technical areas other than
                                                                              engineering can still pursue a master’s degree. It may be necessary to take
                                                                              additional foundation courses to prepare for the rigors of the MSCE, and it is
                                                                              not possible to replace all of the undergraduate experience obtained with a
                                                                              bachelor’s degree in engineering. If you are unsure whether the MSCE is right
                                                                              for you, contact the Dean of Engineering for an appointment to discuss your
                                                                              background and career aspirations.

                                                                              Are there any concentrations with the MSCE?
                                                                              Not at this time. The eleven courses that comprise the MSCE have been
                                                                              carefully selected to reflect the needs of industry in the areas of software
                                                                              and hardware architecture, security, digital electronic design and project
                                                                              management. If you are interested in pursuing a particular area in more depth,
                                                                              contact the Dean of Engineering for an appointment to discuss an advanced
                                                                              research and study opportunity, either as a continuation of an existing course
                                                                              or in a related area not covered specifically by MSCE coursework.

                                                                              How difficult is it to “double major” in the MSCE and either
                                                                              the MSEE or the MSM-SE?
                                                                              In order to complete both the MSCE and MSEE degrees, you must take three
                                                                              courses in addition to the MSCE requirements. Of the four courses in the
                                                                              Digital Communications Certificate (EE605, EE625, EE645 and EE650),
                                                                              one will satisfy the EE6XX requirement in the MSCE and the other three must
                                                                              be taken as well to complete the MSEE.
                                                                              In order to complete the MSM-SE degree (in parallel with the MSCE), you
                                                                              must use three of the technical MSCE courses for your MSM-SE technical
                                                                              electives and use two SE6XX courses in place of INTD6XX and MPM605
                                                                              in the MSCE. In addition, if you choose CS672 as the CS6XX option in the
                                                                              MSCE, this can substitute directly for SE600. Then you need take only three
                                                                              additional courses: LOG640, MGM600 and the remaining SE6XX course.
                                                                              It is recommended that you work closely with the Dean of Engineering if you
                                                                              intend to double major.

                                                                          “WHAT I ENJOY IS THAT MY FELLOW STUDENTS
                                                                            ARE SO FOCUSED ON GETTING THEIR WORK
                                                                                  DONE AND MOVING ON TO THE NEXT
                                                                                         CHALLENGE. THAT’S ME, TOO.”
                                                                                                                              — Judith Kawanabe, Student

                                                                       Master’s 30
                           PROGRAM                                                                     CERTIFICATES
                           COURSES                                                                     OFFERED
MSCE Program Requirements                                             PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                      (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.    • Computer Engineering (CE605, CE660, CS651, CS671)
CE605         Modern Computer Architecture                    4
CE660         Modern Computer Design                          4       Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
CS651         Computer Systems Security Foundations           4       ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
CS671         Software Systems Engineering Process            4       passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
CS6XX         Graduate CS Elective                            4       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
EE600         Modern Solid State Devices                      4       graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
EE660         Modern Electronic Design                        4       of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
EE6XX         Graduate EE Elective                            4
INTD607       Creative Leadership                             4       There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in Organizations   4       cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
PMGT605       Project Planning, Execution and Closure         4       the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
                                                                      be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
                                                                      available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
                                                                      for more information.

                                                                      PREPARATORY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                      The CTU Master of Science in Computer Engineering degree program is
                                                                      designed to provide technical depth in engineering topics that require a
                                                                      solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, differen-
                                                                      tial equations and linear algebra), engineering and physics. Students who
                                                                      possess this background but need to refresh their mathematics skills are
                                                                      highly encouraged to take MATH500. Students who have a mathematics
                                                                      background but possess an undergraduate engineering background (other
                                                                      than electrical or computer) are highly encouraged to take EE500. Stu-
                                                                      dents from a non-engineering undergraduate background should consult
                                                                      with an Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to design an undergraduate founda-
                                                                      tion engineering program in preparation for this degree.




                                                              Master’s 31
MASTER’S IN
e-LEARNING AND INSTRUCTIONAL
TECHNOLOGY (MeIT)
This program has been designed to prepare classroom instructors, corporate trainers, and instructional technology/e-Learning managers/ad-
ministrators for service in programs at all instructional levels. It has been specifically designed to integrate the disciplines of information
technology, management, training, and pedagogy to establish an experience-driven program based on solid research, practice, and theoretical
principles. Emphasis is placed on preparing leaders who can effectively integrate technology and e-learning into instructional and training
curricula to meet societal, organizational, and learner needs.



CORE PROGRAM                                                                       FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                           QUESTIONS
• Select, acquire, produce, utilize, and evaluate technology and                   What is the purpose of the MEIT program?
  e-learning methods, practices, equipment and materials in effective              This program exists to provide organizations in society, business, education,
  instructional or training programs.                                              and government with competent, technology-oriented educators, trainers,
• Use a systematic approach for establishing, conducting, managing,                leaders, and managers. The MEIT is not just another “technology program.”
                                                                                   Graduates will have the skills to research, plan, conduct, and evaluate in-
  evaluating, and researching effective instructional and/or training programs.    structional programs that efficiently and effectively integrate technology into
• Apply e-learning and instructional technology theories, practices,               the learning process.
  materials, and delivery systems/platforms to integrate technology into the
  curriculum and classroom.                                                        Who is a good candidate for the MEIT?
                                                                                   The MEIT is especially well-suited to educators in primary and secondary
                                                                                   public and private schools and community colleges, as well as those in-
                                                                                   terested in corporate training. A background in education is highly recom-
                                                                                   mended, as the program marries current learning technologies to accepted
                                                                                   educational practice. A state teaching credential or certificate is required to
                                                                                   pursue the Technology in Learning Communications concentration.

                                                                                   Are there certificate opportunities with this program?
                                                                                   Yes. There are four certificates in the program that each comprise 3 courses,
                                                                                   or 12 credits: Instructional Technology and Design, Information Technology,
                                                                                   Learning Materials Production, and Organizational Training. Although there
                                                                                   is overlap in courses among the certificates, each is embedded in the full
                                                                                   degree program. Certificates are an excellent way to acquire specific skills,
                                                                                   while building college credit for promotion within an educational or corporate
                                                                                   system.


                                                                                   What about the capstone?
                                                                                   It is very important in the MEIT for each student to have an opportunity to
                                                                                   demonstrate his/her acquired skills in designing a real-world program that
                                                                                   integrates technology and learning. Students must take the capstone after
                                                                                   all other required coursework is completed and are encouraged to design an
                                                                                   instructional program that applies to their school of employment or potential
                                                                                   employment area. For example, a student currently teaching at a high school
                                                                                   while pursuing the MEIT may want to design a complete course, integrating
                                                                                   learning technology, that he/she may then teach in a subsequent term. A
                                                                                   student desiring to pursue employment in a corporate training environment
                                                                                   may want to design a focused training program that he/she can use in the
                                                                                   interviewing process as part of his/her portfolio.




                                                             “I HAVE NEVER HAD A SITUATION ARISE WHERE I WAS NOT
                                                                  ABLE TO FIND SOMEONE WILLING TO HELP ME WORK
                                                             THROUGH ANY CHALLENGES I MAY HAVE ENCOUNTERED.”
                                                                                                                                  — Michael Calabrese, Student




                                                                            Master’s 32
                               PROGRAM                                                                       CERTIFICATES
                               COURSES                                                                       OFFERED
Program Requirements—48 Quarter credit hours                                PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MeIT Core Program Requirements
                                                                            •   Instructional Technology and Design (IT600, TLC600, TLC605)
Course No.         Course Name                                      Hrs.
                                                                            •   Information Technology (IT600, TLC610, TLC640)
IT600              Information Technology Management                4
                                                                            •   Learning Materials Production (IT600, TLC600, TLC610)
IT610              Relational Database Management Systems           4
                                                                            •   Organizational Training (IT600, TLC600 or TLC610, TLC620)
IT640              Networking and Telecommunications                4
MGMT600            Applied Managerial Decision Making               4
TLC600             Systems Approach to Instructional Design         4       Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
TLC605             Instructional Technology Delivery                        ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
                   Systems and Platforms                            4       passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
TLC610             Basic Learning Materials Production              4       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
TLC690             Issues, Problems, & Research in                          graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
                   Learning Technology                              4       of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

                                                                            There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
Plus 16 quarter hours (4 courses) from one of two concentrations:           cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
                                                                            the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
• Technology for Learning and Communications in K-16 Schools
                                                                            be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
• Organizational Training and Development                                   available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
                                                                            for more information.
Approved MeIT Electives
                                                                            Preparatory Requirements
Course No.         Course Name                                      Hrs.    The Technology for Learning and Communications in K-16 Schools con-
INTD607            Creative Leadership                              4       centration is designed for educators who have graduated from a regionally
MGMT604            Organizational Behavior                          4       accredited (bachelor’s degree) teacher education program AND hold, and/
MGMT635            Grants and Contracts                             4       or qualify for, a valid teaching certificate (verified or verifiable) from any
MGMT650            Applied Research Design and Methods              4       state in the United States OR proof of previous certification as and eligibil-
PMGT600            Project Management Processes in                          ity for a teaching certificate in a state in the United States. No additional
                   Organizations                                    4       requirements, other than those published for pursuing a CTU Master’s
TLC620             Organizational Training and Development          4       degree, are required.
TLC625             Online Learning: Theory and Practice             4
TLC635             Assessment and Evaluation                        4




                                                                    Master’s 33
MeITWITH A CONCENTRATION IN
TECHNOLOGY FOR LEARNING AND
COMMUNICATIONS IN K-16 SCHOOLS
(MeIT-TLC)
This concentration is designed for teachers in public and private schools at the K-16 levels who want to enhance student learning better
through the effective integration of modern learning technologies.


CONCENTRATION                                                                    FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
Additional outcomes depend upon courses selected for electives. Two recom-       What is the purpose of the MEIT program?
mended elective courses for this concentration along with their outcomes are:    This program exists to provide organizations in society, business, education,
                                                                                 and government with competent, technology-oriented educators, trainers,
• MGMT635: Learn and apply methods and procedures to acquire pub-                leaders, and managers. The MEIT is not just another “technology program.”
                                                                                 Graduates will have the skills to research, plan, conduct, and evaluate in-
  lic and private sector grants to establish and improve effective technol-      structional programs that efficiently and effectively integrate technology into
  ogy-based and e-learning-based instructional and training programs.            the learning process.

• MGMT650: Utilize and conduct practical and empirical research for use in       Who is a good candidate for the MEIT?
  establishing, maintaining, evaluating, and improving effective instructional   The MEIT is especially well-suited to educators in primary and secondary
  and training programs.                                                         public and private schools and community colleges, as well as those in-
                                                                                 terested in corporate training. A background in education is highly recom-
                                                                                 mended, as the program marries current learning technologies to accepted
                                                                                 educational practice. A state teaching credential or certificate is required to
                                                                                 pursue the Technology in Learning Communications concentration.

                                                                                 Are there certificate opportunities with this program?
                                                                                 Yes. There are four certificates in the program that each comprise 3 courses,
                                                                                 or 12 credits: Instructional Technology and Design, Information Technology,
                                                                                 Learning Materials Production, and Organizational Training. Although there
                                                                                 is overlap in courses among the certificates, each is embedded in the full
                                                                                 degree program. Certificates are an excellent way to acquire specific skills, while
                                                                                 building college credit for promotion within an educational or corporate system.


                                                                                 What about the capstone?
                                                                                 It is very important in the MEIT for each student to have an opportunity to
                                                                                 demonstrate his/her acquired skills in designing a real-world program that
                                                                                 integrates technology and learning. Students must take the capstone after
                                                                                 all other required coursework is completed and are encouraged to design an
                                                                                 instructional program that applies to their school of employment or potential
                                                                                 employment area. For example, a student currently teaching at a high school
                                                                                 while pursuing the MEIT may want to design a complete course, integrating
                                                                                 learning technology, that he/she may then teach in a subsequent term. A
                                                                                 student desiring to pursue employment in a corporate training environment
                                                                                 may want to design a focused training program that he/she can use in the
                                                                                 interviewing process as part of his/her portfolio.




                                                                          “CTU HAS A COMFORTABLE ENVIRONMENT AND
                                                                           VERY INTELLIGENT TEACHERS, WHICH IS GREAT
                                                                          FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO
                                                                                  WORKING WHILE ATTENDING CLASSES.”
                                                                                                                              — Lkhagvasuren Purevjav, Student



                                                                        Master’s 34
                          PROGRAM                                                                CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                                OFFERED
Program Requirements—48 Quarter credit hours                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MeIT-TLC Core Program Requirements
                                                                •   Instructional Technology and Design (IT600, TLC600, TLC605)
Course No.    Course Name                               Hrs.
                                                                •   Information Technology (IT600, TLC610, TLC640)
INTD607       Creative Leadership                       4
                                                                •   Learning Materials Production (IT600, TLC600, TLC610)
TLC625        Online Learning: Theory and Practice      4
Electives     Choose two courses from approved list     8       •   Organizational Training (IT600, TLC600 or TLC610, TLC620)


Approved MeIT Electives                                         Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
                                                                ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
Course No.    Course Name                               Hrs.
                                                                passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
INTD607       Creative Leadership                       4
                                                                and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                   4
                                                                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
MGMT635       Grants and Contracts                      4
                                                                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MGMT650       Applied Research Design and Methods       4
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in
                                                                There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
              Organizations                             4
                                                                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
TLC620        Organizational Training and Development   4
                                                                the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
TLC625        Online Learning: Theory and Practice      4
                                                                be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
TLC635        Assessment and Evaluation                 4
                                                                available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
                                                                for more information.

                                                                Preparatory Requirements
                                                                The Technology for Learning and Communications in K-16 Schools con-
                                                                centration is designed for educators who have graduated from a regionally
                                                                accredited (bachelor’s degree) teacher education program AND hold, and/
                                                                or qualify for, a valid teaching certificate (verified or verifiable) from any
                                                                state in the United States OR proof of previous certification as and eligibil-
                                                                ity for a teaching certificate in a state in the United States. No additional
                                                                requirements, other than those published for pursuing a CTU Master’s
                                                                degree, are required.




                                                        Master’s 35
MeIT WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
ORGANIZATIONAL TRAINING AND
DEVELOPMENT (MeIT-OTD)
This concentration is designed for corporate trainers and others involved in organizational training in the for-profit and
non-profit sectors.


CONCENTRATION                                                       FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                            QUESTIONS
Additional outcomes depend upon courses selected for electives.     What is the purpose of the MEIT program?
                                                                    This program exists to provide organizations in society, business, education,
                                                                    and government with competent, technology-oriented educators, trainers,
                                                                    leaders, and managers. The MEIT is not just another “technology program.”
                                                                    Graduates will have the skills to research, plan, conduct, and evaluate in-
                                                                    structional programs that efficiently and effectively integrate technology into
                                                                    the learning process.

                                                                    Who is a good candidate for the MEIT?
                                                                    The MEIT is especially well-suited to educators in primary and secondary
                                                                    public and private schools and community colleges, as well as those in-
                                                                    terested in corporate training. A background in education is highly recom-
                                                                    mended, as the program marries current learning technologies to accepted
                                                                    educational practice. A state teaching credential or certificate is required to
                                                                    pursue the Technology in Learning Communications concentration.

                                                                    Are there certificate opportunities with this program?
                                                                    Yes. There are four certificates in the program that each comprise 3 courses,
                                                                    or 12 credits: Instructional Technology and Design, Information Technology,
                                                                    Learning Materials Production, and Organizational Training. Although there
                                                                    is overlap in courses among the certificates, each is embedded in the full
                                                                    degree program. Certificates are an excellent way to acquire specific skills,
                                                                    while building college credit for promotion within an educational or corporate
                                                                    system.

                                                                    What about the capstone?
                                                                    It is very important in the MEIT for each student to have an opportunity to
                                                                    demonstrate his/her acquired skills in designing a real-world program that
                                                                    integrates technology and learning. Students must take the capstone after
                                                                    all other required coursework is completed and are encouraged to design an
                                                                    instructional program that applies to their school of employment or potential
                                                                    employment area. For example, a student currently teaching at a high school
                                                                    while pursuing the MEIT may want to design a complete course, integrating
                                                                    learning technology, that he/she may then teach in a subsequent term. A
                                                                    student desiring to pursue employment in a corporate training environment
                                                                    may want to design a focused training program that he/she can use in the
                                                                    interviewing process as part of his/her portfolio.




                                                            “THE MOST VALUABLE SERVICE THAT I HAVE COME
                                                               TO USE EXTENSIVELY IS THE ONE-ON-ONE HELP
                                                              THAT I GET FROM THE INSTRUCTORS AND STAFF
                                                                                OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.”
                                                                                                                            — Greg Miller, Student


                                                             Master’s 36
                          PROGRAM                                                                      CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                                      OFFERED
Program Requirements—48 Quarter credit hours                          PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                      (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MeIT-OTD Core Program Requirements
                                                                      •   Instructional Technology and Design (IT600, TLC600, TLC605)
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.    •   Information Technology (IT600, TLC610, TLC640)
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in Organizations   4       •   Learning Materials Production (IT600, TLC600, TLC610)
TLC620        Organizational Training and Development         4
                                                                      •   Organizational Training (IT600, TLC600 or TLC610, TLC620)
Electives     Choose two courses from approved list           8

                                                                      Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
Approved MeIT Electives                                               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.    passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
INTD607       Creative Leadership                             4       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                         4       graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
MGMT635       Grants and Contracts                            4       of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MGMT650       Applied Research Design and Methods             4
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in                         There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
              Organizations                                   4       cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
TLC620        Organizational Training and Development         4       the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
TLC625        Online Learning: Theory and Practice            4       be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
TLC635        Assessment and Evaluation                       4       available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
                                                                      for more information.

                                                                      Preparatory Requirements
                                                                      The Technology for Learning and Communications in K-16 Schools con-
                                                                      centration is designed for educators who have graduated from a regionally
                                                                      accredited (bachelor’s degree) teacher education program AND hold, and/
                                                                      or qualify for, a valid teaching certificate (verified or verifiable) from any
                                                                      state in the United States OR proof of previous certification as and eligibil-
                                                                      ity for a teaching certificate in a state in the United States. No additional
                                                                      requirements, other than those published for pursuing a CTU Master’s
                                                                      degree, are required.




                                                              Master’s 37
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (MSEE)
Advanced communications equipment, defense-related electronics and leading edge technologies in integrated circuit (IC) and computer
system design have created an environment in which electrical engineers have enviable career prospects. The MSEE degree program is de-
signed to provide state-of-the-practice knowledge in modern systems design as it is applied to emerging and evolving electrical engineering
technologies. In particular, there is an emphasis on in-depth study of digital communications, CMOS technology and computer architecture.
At the same time, MSEE students can acquire the valuable skills in project management and leadership necessary for increased responsibility
in the engineering career field.


PROGRAM                                                                FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                               QUESTIONS
• Design advanced digital, spread-spectrum and space communi-          What kinds of jobs are available for electrical engineers with
  cations systems.                                                     an advanced degree?
                                                                       Although most companies hire entry-level electrical engineers at the bach-
• Design advanced CMOS circuitry.                                      elor’s degree level, there are an increasing number of firms that are looking
• Design advanced computer architectures.                              for a more in-depth understanding and design ability in advanced systems,
                                                                       especially in the areas of communications and electronics. The defense
• Effectively use project management techniques.                       industry in particular needs project managers, systems engineers and se-
                                                                       nior EEs to help design the next generation of C4ISR (command, control,
                                                                       communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance)
                                                                       systems.

                                                                       I don’t have an undergraduate degree in engineering; can I
                                                                       still pursue the MSEE?
                                                                       Students with undergraduate backgrounds in technical areas other than en-
                                                                       gineering can still pursue this master’s degree. It may be necessary to take
                                                                       additional foundation courses to prepare for the rigors of the MSEE, and it
                                                                       is not possible to replace all of the undergraduate experience obtained with
                                                                       a bachelor’s in engineering. If you are unsure whether the MSEE is right for
                                                                       you, contact the Dean of Engineering for an appointment to discuss your
                                                                       background and career aspirations.

                                                                       Are there any concentrations with the MSEE?
                                                                       Not at this time. The eleven courses that comprise the MSEE have been
                                                                       carefully selected to reflect the needs of industry in the areas of communica-
                                                                       tions, electronic design and project management. If you are interested in
                                                                       pursuing a particular area in more depth, contact the Dean of Engineering
                                                                       for an appointment to discuss an advanced research and study opportunity,
                                                                       either as a continuation of an existing course or in a related area not covered
                                                                       specifically by the MSEE coursework.

                                                                       How difficult is it to “double major” in the MSEE and either
                                                                       the MSCE (Computer Engineering) or the MSM-SE (Systems
                                                                       Engineering)?
                                                                       In order to complete both the MSEE and MSCE degrees, you must take three
                                                                       courses in addition to the MSEE requirements: CS651, CS671 and a CS
                                                                       option course.

                                                                       In order to complete the MSM-SE degree (in parallel with the MSEE), you
                                                                       must use three of the technical MSEE courses for your MSM-SE technical
                                                                       electives and use two SE6xx courses in place of INDT6xx and MPM605
                                                                       in the MSEE. Then you need take only four additional courses: LOG640,
                                                                       MGM600 and the remaining two SE6xx courses.

                                                                       It is recommended that you work closely with the Dean of Engineering if you
                                                                       intend to double major.



                                                                      “CTU’S PHILOSOPHY IS THAT THE STUDENTS
                                                                               ARE THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.”
                                                                                                                         — Tony Longstreet, Student


                                                              Master’s 38
                          PROGRAM                                                                      CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                                      OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                          PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                      (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MSEE Core Program Requirements
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.    • Digital Communications (EE605, EE625, EE645, EE650)
CE605         Modern Computer Architecture                    4
CE660         Modern Computer Design                          4       Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
EE600         Modern Solid State Devices                      4       ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
EE605         Digital Signal Processing                       4       passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
EE625         Spread-Spectrum Communications                  4       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
EE645         Digital Communications                          4       graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
EE650         Space Communications                            4       of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
EE660         Modern Electronic Design                        4
INTD607       Creative Leadership                             4       There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in Organizations   4       cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
PMGT605       Project Planning, Execution and Closure         4       the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
                                                                      be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
                                                                      available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
                                                                      for more information.

                                                                      Preparatory Requirements
                                                                      CTU Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program is de-
                                                                      signed to provide technical depth in engineering topics that require a
                                                                      solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, differential
                                                                      equations and linear algebra), engineering and physics. Students who
                                                                      possess this background but need to refresh their mathematics skills are
                                                                      highly encouraged to take MATH500. Students who have a mathematics
                                                                      background but possess an undergraduate engineering background (other
                                                                      than electrical or computer) are highly encouraged to take EE500. Stu-
                                                                      dents from a non-engineering undergraduate background should consult
                                                                      with an Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to design an undergraduate founda-
                                                                      tion engineering program in preparation for this degree.




                                                              Master’s 39
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (MSSE)
In the design of today’s complex products and systems, too much is at stake not to approach product and system development in a systematic
manner. Commercial and government contractor companies simply cannot afford design processes that do not provide for detailed analysis of
the requirements, requirements traceability, detailed documentation, modern design synthesis techniques and a thorough validation that the
design meets specifications. In addition, designers and managers must observe accepted quality assurance standards and employ appropri-
ate project management techniques to ensure that budget, schedule and quality requirements are met. All of these skills may eventually be
obtained by years of experience on the job, but today’s companies cannot afford to wait! The answer is systems engineering education. This
program has been designed by the industry for the industry to specifically meet employers’ needs for systems engineering (SE) skills.


PROGRAM                                                                        FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                       QUESTIONS
• Plan, manage and participate in the complete SE life-cycle process and       What is Systems Engineering?
  sub-processes from commercial industry and government                        Systems Engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary approach for the devel-
  contractor perspectives.                                                     opment of today’s complex systems, both in commercial and government
                                                                               contractor settings. It focuses on defining customer needs and system re-
• Select and apply modern SE tools, including operations research,             quirements early in the development cycle, documenting the requirements,
  system modeling/simulation/test methods, synthesis techniques, process       producing the system design and validating that it meets requirements.
  control and system integration tools.
• Define the role and scope of SE and its interface with the related
                                                                               Who is a good candidate for Systems Engineering?
                                                                               If you are currently working in, or would like to work, in a commercial, mili-
  areas of project management, operations, logistics, performance, test,       tary or government contractor environment where you are involved in the
  manufacturing, training and support, reliability/maintainability, quality    life-cycle development of products or systems, and are interested in mov-
                                                                               ing to that next career step, then SE may be the degree for you. In order to
  assurance and disposal.                                                      pursue this degree program, you should have a technical bachelor’s degree
• Select and apply appropriate industry/government standards, models,          such as engineering, engineering management, computer science, com-
  metrics and documentation standards incorporated in SE practice.             puter information systems, systems engineering, etc. with at least two years
                                                                               of experience employed in a technical field, such as engineering, software
• Apply oral and written communications skills essential to the                development, government contracting, product development or engineering
  SE process.                                                                  project management.

                                                                               Are there internship opportunities with this program?
                                                                               Although the published degree plan includes three technical elective courses,
                                                                               a student may, under certain circumstances, request that an internship be
                                                                               substituted for one or more of the electives. The student is wholly responsible
                                                                               for selecting an appropriate company for the internship, making arrange-
                                                                               ments for employment with the selected company and developing a suitable
                                                                               plan, in advance, for the internship itself. This plan must be approved by the
                                                                               Dean of Engineering or campus Director of Education before the internship
                                                                               begins.
                                                                               What kind of jobs are available for SE graduates?
                                                                               Many companies, such as Lockheed-Martin, Boeing and SAIC, hire specifi-
                                                                               cally into “systems engineer” positions. Other job titles include, but are not
                                                                               limited to integration engineer, requirements engineer, engineering project
                                                                               manager, and validation and verification engineer.
                                                                               What is the MSM-SE program like?
                                                                               The MSM-SE program can be viewed as a balanced curriculum in three
                                                                               parts: systems engineering, technical management and technical depth. The
                                                                               four management courses have been carefully selected to reflect our Advisory
                                                                               Board’s recommendations that students acquire skills in project manage-
                                                                               ment (PM), logistics and statistical analysis. The four SE courses have been
                                                                               designed “from the ground up” to meet industry and INCOSE specifications.
                                                                               Finally, the three technical depth courses allow students to pursue topics of
                                                                               interest in engineering, computer science and/or information technology at
                                                                               the master’s level.

                                                                               Are there certificate or certification opportunities with the
                                                                               SE program?
                                                                               Yes! A Systems Engineering Certificate may be earned upon completion of
                                                                               the first two SE courses (SE600 and SE610). The second two SE courses,
                                                                               SE620 and SE630, comprise the Advanced Systems Engineering Certificate.
                                                                               Additionally, other CTU certificates may be earned with additional course-
                                                                               work. For example, a student completing MPM610 and MPM605 in the
                                                                               SE management core needs only take MPM600, MPM610 and MPM620
                                                                               to be eligible for the Project Management certificate; a student completing
                                                                               EE605, EE625 and EE645 as his/her technical electives needs only take
                                                                               EE650 to be eligible to receive the Digital Communications certificate.

                                                                                      “CTU’S COURSE SCHEDULE WORKS WELL
                                                                                          WITH MY CURRENT CAREER PATH.”
                                                                                                                                     — David Mayo, Student

                                                                        Master’s 40
                                PROGRAM                                                                    CERTIFICATES
                                COURSES                                                                    OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                              PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                          (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MSSE Core Program Requirements
                                                                          • Systems Engineering (SE600, SE610)
Course No.         Course Name                                    Hrs.
LOG620             Supply Chain Mgmt: Design and Production       4       • Advanced Systems Engineering (SE620, SE630)
MGMT600            Applied Managerial Decision-Making             4
PMGT605            Project Planning, Execution and Closure        4       Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
PMGT610            Schedule and Cost Control Techniques           4       ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
SE600              Systems Engineering I                          4       passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
SE610              Systems Engineering II                         4       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
SE620              System Dynamics, Modeling and Simulation       4       graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
SE630              Systems Acquisition, Processes and Standards   4       of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES                                                       There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
Choose three CS/CE//IT/EE 600 level courses                       12      cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
                                                                          the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
                                                                          be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
                                                                          available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
                                                                          for more information.

                                                                          Preparatory Requirements
                                                                          The CTU Master of Science in Systems Engineering degree program is
                                                                          designed to provide technical depth in engineering topics that require a
                                                                          solid foundation in advanced mathematics (including calculus, probability,
                                                                          and linear algebra), engineering and physics. Students who possess this
                                                                          background but need to refresh their mathematics skills are highly encour-
                                                                          aged to take MATH500. Electives in CS may require additional back-
                                                                          ground in undergraduate computer science topics. CS500, Foundations
                                                                          in Computer Science, and knowledge of a current programming language
                                                                          may be required to ensure an adequate foundation. This course may be
                                                                          skipped with sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience. Elec-
                                                                          tives in EE or CE may require a background in undergraduate electrical or
                                                                          computer engineering. Students from a non-engineering undergraduate
                                                                          background should consult with an Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to design
                                                                          an undergraduate foundation engineering program in preparation for this
                                                                          degree.




                                                                  Master’s 41
MASTER OF
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA)
The MBA is a professional degree intended for people who aspire to increasing levels of responsibility in business and industry. An MBA is
an investment in your future. This degree program is designed to provide you with a breadth of skills ranging from accounting to project man-
agement. The program revolves around managerial skills required in planning, organizing and controlling work in organizations, and focuses
on directing, coaching and motivating people for effective performance. In addition, this program is designed to help you understand various
management theories, essential management functions and their interrelationships, and the global environment of today’s business.



PROGRAM                                                                        FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                       QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate an understanding of effective, ethical leadership                Why is the MBA-EXEC important to business?
  strategies and skills.                                                       The MBA degree is probably the world’s best known and most widely rec-
• Conduct professional applied research.                                       ognized post-graduate degree. It is a professional degree intended for those
• Demonstrate competence in the chosen field.                                  who aspire to increasing levels of responsibility in business and industry.
                                                                               Earning an MBA develops a generalist foundation that can be used as a
• Communicate information effectively.                                         springboard to a variety of specialized career fields.
• Work effectively as problem-solving team members.
• Understand the implications of the internet on today’s business.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the major functional areas of
  business administration including the critical skills necessary to analyze
                                                                               What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                               The MBA is an ideal foundation for management positions in a variety of
  and solve business problems.                                                 industries, including accounting, financial services, sales and marketing,
• Show a mastery of mathematics, statistics, accounting, finance, and eco-     publishing, information technology management, consulting, training, man-
  nomics to a sufficient degree to apply quantitative reasoning and analysis   ufacturing and production.
  to business and management problems.
                                                                               Does the MBA-EXEC degree program have certificates or
                                                                               certification opportunities?
                                                                               You can earn two high-demand professional certificates as you work toward
                                                                               the completion of your MBA program. Attaining these resume-building cer-
                                                                               tificates can help you continue to excel in your career while earning your
                                                                               degree, without adding courses or tuition costs.




                                                                  “SMALL CLASS SIZES CREATE THE BEST NETWORKING
                                                                          OPPORTUNITIES WITH OTHER STUDENTS.”
                                                                                                                               — Robert Hastings, Student




                                                                        Master’s 42
                          PROGRAM                                                                CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                                OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                          PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                      (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MBA Core Program Requirements
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.    • Business Administration (ACCT614, ECON616, FINC615, MGMT600)
ECON616       Applied Managerial Economics                    4       • Business Management (IT600, MGMT604, MKTG630, PMGT600)
FINC615       Applied Managerial Finance                      4
IT600         Information Technology Management               4
MGMT600       Applied Managerial Decision-Making              4
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                         4
MKTG630       Applied Managerial Marketing                    4

MBA – General Program Requirements (no concentration)
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.
ACCT614       Applied Managerial Accounting                   4
INTD607       Creative Leadership                             4
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in Organizations   4
Electives     Choose 8 credits from the 600 level             8




                                                              Master’s 43
MBA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
ACCOUNTING (MBA-ACC)
An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will spur the
job growth of accountants and auditors. Increasingly, accountants also are assuming the role of a personal financial advisor. In response to
market demand, these financial specialists will offer more financial management and consulting services as they take on a greater advisory
role. In addition to openings resulting from growth, the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations
will produce numerous job openings.

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting is a program for students with a bachelor’s degree in accounting
or related fields. This program provides you with strong theoretical foundations and professional skills in the main functional areas of account-
ing, including financial reporting and assurance, management control and auditing, taxation, and forensic accounting. In addition, this program is
designed to prepare you for careers in public accounting, industry, government and not-for-profit organizations.



CONCENTRATION                                                                   FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                        QUESTIONS
• Perform an audit review with the documentation that goes with it.             Why is the MBA-ACC important to business?
• Describe how accounting information is used in implementing manage-           Accountants are key players in the financial information arena of all organiza-
  ment policy.                                                                  tions. They provide much of the information utilized by for-profit and not-for-
• Utilize accounting information to evaluate how to organize the business for   profit organizations in the decision-making needed to help the organization
                                                                                attain its goals. Accountants and auditors help to ensure that organizations
  managerial control.                                                           are run more efficiently, public records are kept more accurately, and taxes
• Discuss the ethical implications of taxation and business decisions.          are paid properly and on time. They perform these vital functions by offer-
• Develop a practical understanding and application of specific                 ing an increasingly wide array of business and accounting services to their
  actions, processes, and techniques needed to move into the “next              clients. These services include public, management and government ac-
  generation” of organizations.                                                 counting, as well as internal auditing. However, accountants and auditors
                                                                                are broadening the services they offer to include budget analysis, financial
• Develop financial reports to meet business expansion needs.                   and investment planning, information technology consulting and limited le-
• Apply product costing techniques in the development of a master budget        gal services. Beyond the fundamental tasks of the occupation — preparing,
  from a strategic perspective.                                                 analyzing and verifying financial documents in order to provide information
                                                                                to clients — many accountants now are required to possess a wide range of
                                                                                knowledge and skills.

                                                                                What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                This degree program is designed to prepare you for career opportunities in
                                                                                both the private and public sectors. In addition to being able to manage a
                                                                                complete set of accounts for a small-to moderate-size organization, you could
                                                                                be employed as a financial analyst; cost accountant or analyst; tax, internal,
                                                                                or external auditor; or controller.
                                                                                When combined with CTU’s Bachelor of Science program in accounting, the
                                                                                MBA-ACC degree is designed to meet the educational requirements for the
                                                                                CPA examination.




                                                                “HIGHER LEARNING IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AT CTU
                                                                    HAS DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO MY SUCCESS AT
                                                                    FEDEX IN THE AREAS OF PROCESS IMPROVEMENT
                                                                            (CMM & ISO), SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT,
                                                                      COMMUNICATIONS AND TIME MANAGEMENT.”
                                                                                                                                    -Debra Neal, Alumnus


                                                                        Master’s 44
                            PROGRAM                                                        CERTIFICATES
                            COURSES                                                        OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MBA-ACC Concentration Requirements
                                                                • Business Administration (ACCT614, ECON616, FINC615, MGMT600)
Course No.      Course Name                             Hrs.
                                                                • Financial Reporting (ACCT618, ACCT628, ACCT638, ACCT648)
ACCT614         Applied Managerial Accounting           4
                                                                • Management Accounting and Control (ACCT624, ACCT634,
ACCT618         Taxation and Business Decision Making   4
ACCT 624        Advanced Cost Accounting                4         ACCT644)
ACCT628         Financial Reporting                     4
ACCT634         Accounting Information Systems          4
ACCT638         Advanced Auditing                       4
ACCT644         Management Control and Auditing         4
ACCT648         Forensic Accounting                     4

Neither IT600 nor MKTG630 from the core MBA required list are
required for this concentration.
MBA Core Program Requirements
Course No.      Course Name                             Hrs.
ECON616         Applied Managerial Economics            4
FINC615         Applied Managerial Finance              4
MGMT600         Applied Managerial Decision-Making      4
MGMT604         Organizational Behavior                 4




                                                        Master’s 45
MBA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT (MBA-HRM)
The MBA-HRM degree program is designed to prepare you to integrate human resource functions into an organization’s strategic plan. Every
manager needs to be aware of the federal regulations that govern human resources and labor relations. In many companies, HR functions are
being turned over to line managers and supervisors as a cost savings, while the actual HR functions are being outsourced to 1-800 numbers
and Intranet sites. Thus, the department manager is being relied on more and more to be knowledgeable about HR issues. For this reason,
the Human Resource Management concentration can be an excellent choice for those who desire to work in the management field.


CONCENTRATION                                                                     FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                          QUESTIONS
• Develop change agent skills, especially related to critical and creative        Why is the MBA-HRM important to business?
  thinking, regarding human resource management issues.                           As the crucial link between management and employees, the HR profes-
• Discuss the importance of strategic human resource planning and                 sional serves a critical role on an organization’s executive team. Companies
  be able to participate in futuring, forecasting, and strategic                  look for HR professionals who can recruit and train top-notch employees,
                                                                                  navigate legislative issues and develop strategies to contain rising health care
  planning processes.                                                             costs. Individuals with strong interpersonal skills combined with operational
• Apply knowledge of the legal and ethical principles to human resource           expertise are in high demand.
  management decision making and policy development.
• Resolve operational problems using knowledge and understanding prin-            What are the possible career opportunities?
  ciples and various functions of human resource management including             Opportunities for human resource professionals, labor relations specialists
  models of compensation and benefits, selection, recruitment, succession         and employee trainers are expected to increase up to 20 percent* during the
  planning, equal employment opportunity, employment rights, training,            coming decade. Management positions may include benefits administra-
                                                                                  tion, compensation, employee assistance program administration, employee
  employee and organizational development.                                        relations, HR supervisor, recruiter, Human Resource Information Systems
• Explain the impact of current trends in legal decisions on organizational       (HRIS) executive or training leader.
  policies and human resources impacts.
• Apply the management, legal, and ethical issues of diversity, affirmative
  action, employee and labor relations to the design of organizational deci-      Does the MBA-HRM degree program have certificates or
  sion models and policies.                                                       certification opportunities?
                                                                                  You can earn two high-demand professional certificates as you work toward
                                                                                  the completion of your MBA-HRM program. Attaining these resume-building
                                                                                  certificates can help you continue to excel in your career while earning your
                                                                                  degree and without adding courses or tuition costs.

                                                                                  *http://www.salary.com




                                                                               “THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION HERE RIVALS ANY
                                                                                     TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN THE NATION.”
                                                                                                                                       — Clinton Sloan, Student




                                                                         Master’s 46
                         PROGRAM                                                               CERTIFICATES
                         COURSES                                                               OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                   PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                               (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MBA-HRM Concentration Requirements
                                                               • Business Administration (ACCT614, ECON616, FINC615,
Course No.    Course Name                              Hrs.
                                                                 MGMT600)
ACCT614       Applied Managerial Accounting            4
                                                               • Human Resource Management (HRMT640, HRMT645, HRMT650)
INTD607       Creative Leadership                      4
HRMT640       Strategic Human Resource Management      4
                                                               AFFILIATED WITH:
HRMT645       Operational Human Resource Management    4
                                                                    The Society for Human Resource Management
HRMT650       Current Legal Issues in Human Resource
                                                                    CTU has met the requirements for affiliation with the Society of
              Management                               4
                                                                    Human Resource Management. www.shrm.org
MBA Core Program Requirements
Course No.    Course Name                              Hrs.
ECON616       Applied Managerial Economics             4
FINC615       Applied Managerial Finance               4
IT600         Information Technology Management        4
MGMT600       Applied Managerial Decision-Making       4
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                  4
MKTG630       Applied Managerial Marketing             4




                                                       Master’s 47
MBA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT (MBA-L/SCM)
The MBA-L/SCM degree program can prepare you with an understanding of the relevance and applicability of logistics methods as they relate
to business management. You will be exposed to a breadth of knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s lean logistics environment.
You can learn quantitative and qualitative management techniques in the areas of production logistics, product design, distribution and life
cycle cost analysis.



CONCENTRATION                                                                     FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                          QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate an understanding of the relevance and applicability of logis-       Why is the MBA-L/SCM important to business?
  tics methodologies in the area of business administration.                      Now the second-largest employment sector in the U.S., logistics was once
• Apply the philosophy and concepts applicable to the field of managerial         considered a behind-the-scenes function. Today, logistics and supply chain
  logistics as well as the quantitative and qualitative managerial methods        management are recognized as strategic tools that impact bottom-line profit-
                                                                                  ability and create customer service and loyalty. Many major companies at-
  applicable to production logistics, product design, distributed logistics and   tribute much of their success to effective logistical operations.
  life cycle cost analysis.
• Apply principles, concepts, methods, and theories from the
  field of logistics described above to problems, case studies and                What are the possible career opportunities?
  research areas.                                                                 Because logistics/supply chain management is applicable across the full
• Demonstrate understanding and skill with courses within the logistics           range of industry types, opportunities are growing rapidly.
  concentration by reviewing and presenting relevant and current research
  dealing with concentrations topic areas and related topics.                     Does the MBA-L/SCM degree program have certificates or
                                                                                  certification opportunities?
                                                                                  You can earn two high-demand professional certificates as you work toward
                                                                                  the completion of your MBA-L/SCM program. Attaining these resume-build-
                                                                                  ing certificates can help you continue to excel in your career while earning
                                                                                  your degree, without adding courses or tuition costs.




                                                                 “CTU IS A GREAT PLACE TO FURTHER MY EDUCATION
                                                                 AND WILL ADVANCE MY CAREER AFTER GRADUATING.”
                                                                                                                                   — Tiffany Martinez, Student




                                                                           Master’s 48
                         PROGRAM                                                            CERTIFICATES
                         COURSES                                                            OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MBA-L/SCM Concentration Requirements
                                                                • Business Administration (ACCT614, ECON616, FINC615,
Course No.    Course Name                               Hrs.      MGMT600)
ACCT614       Applied Managerial Accounting             4
                                                                • Logistics/Supply Chain Management (LOG620, LOG630, LOG640)
LOG620        Supply Chain Management: Design
              and Production                            4
LOG630        Supply Chain Management Inventory                 AFFILIATED WITH:
              and Distribution                          4                      The International Society of Logistics Engineers
LOG640        Supply chain Management: Logistics Cost                          (SOLE) and the Logistics Education Foundation
              analysis                                  4                      (LEF) The International Society of Logistics Engi-
LOG650        Global Supply Chair Management Capstone   4                      neers (SOLE) and the Logistics Education Foundation
                                                                               (LEF) endorse the Master of Science in Management
                                                                with a concentration in Logistics/Supply Chain Management and
MBA Core Program Requirements                                   associated certificate programs. www.sole.org
 Course No.   Course Name                               Hrs.
ECON616       Applied Managerial Economics              4
FINC615       Applied Managerial Finance                4
IT600         Information Technology Management         4
MGMT600       Applied Managerial Decision-Making        4
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                   4
MKTG630       Applied Managerial Marketing              4




                                                        Master’s 49
MBA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (MBA-PM)
The MBA-PM degree program is designed to provide you with the tools, techniques and skills needed to effectively manage projects. The
curriculum covers in detail the nine knowledge areas specified by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the Project Management Body of
Knowledge (PMBOK), the industry standard for project management. In addition, the program integrates business foundation courses with
the theory and the practice of project management in order to prepare well-equipped and skilled project managers.



CONCENTRATION                                                                   FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                        QUESTIONS
• Apply the project management process and knowledge areas to a project.        Why is the MBA-PM important to business?
• Establish a project office with appropriate structure, personal               Today’s business world needs versatile managers who can adapt to change
  and processes.                                                                and solve problems while providing creative leadership. They must be able to
• Analyze project scope and identify project key tasks and stakeholders.        optimize physical and human resources to accomplish organizational objec-
                                                                                tives. Individuals with professional project management skills are in demand
• Develop a detailed list of project tasks and arrange them in a project work   for their ability to consistently produce “on time, on budget” projects while
  breakdown structure.                                                          increasing quality and the competitive edge.
• Construct and implement an approach for using contracting and procure-
  ment activities to fulfill project goals.                                     What are the possible career opportunities?
• Assemble project tasks into a project schedule, determine task time, order    As more and more companies across industry lines adopt the project man-
  of precedence and resources required.                                         agement model to yield greater efficiency, career opportunities will continue
                                                                                to grow in fields from accounting and aerospace to construction, healthcare,
• Create and implement a proactive risk management and quality plan.            manufacturing, government contracting and Web development.
  Assess potential and actual risks. Develop contingency plans. Mitigate the
  effects of risks.                                                             Does the MBA-PM degree program have certificates or
• Prepare a project plan and establish a project cost/schedule baseline.        certification opportunities?
• Assesses project status against the project baseline using earned value       You can earn two high-demand professional certificates as you work toward
  and other analysis tools. Initiate corrective action.                         the completion of your MBA-PM program. Attaining these resume-building
                                                                                certificates can help you continue to excel in your career while earning your
                                                                                degree, without adding courses or tuition costs.




                                                           “CTU PROVIDES A GREAT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. THE
                                                            PROFESSORS HAVE A LOT OF VALUABLE EXPERIENCE TO
                                                                          SHARE AND ARE VERY ENCOURAGING.”
                                                                                                                                  — Omar Khabaz, Student




                                                                         Master’s 50
                          PROGRAM                                                              CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                              OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MBA-PM Concentration Requirements
                                                                • Business Management (IT600, MGMT604, MKTG630, PMGT600)
Course No.    Course Name                               Hrs.
                                                                • Project Management (PMGT600, PMGT605, PMGT610, PMGT615,
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in
              Organizations                             4         PMGT620)
PMGT605       Project Planning, Execution and Closure   4
PMGT610       Schedule and Cost Control Techniques      4       REGISTERED BY:
PMGT615       Contracting and Procurement in                    Project Management Institute, Registered Education Provider
              Project Management                        4
PMGT620       Risk and Quality Management in                                    R


              Project Management                        4
                                                                CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute
MBA Core Program Requirements                                                                                       .).
                                                                (PMI®) Educational Provider Program (PMI R.E.P Colorado Technical
Course No.    Course Name                               Hrs.    University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in
ECON616       Applied Managerial Economics              4       Project Management, Master of Science in Management with a concen-
FINC615       Applied Managerial Finance                4       tration in IT, Project Management, Bachelor of Science in Project Man-
IT600         Information Technology Management         4       agement and the professional certificates in project management prepare
MGMT600       Applied Managerial Decision-Making        4       students to take PMI’s Project Management Professional®certification.
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                   4       www.pmi.org
MKTG630       Applied Managerial Marketing              4




                                                        Master’s 51
MBA WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
(MBA-TM)
The MBA-TM degree program is designed to prepare you to assist and lead organizations in the planning, development, operation and man-
agement of information technology systems. The program combines the technical aspects of information systems with the practical aspects
of contemporary business. The curriculum blends information technology skills, such as database management, networking and telecom-
munications systems, with organizational skills in the major areas of business.



CONCENTRATION                                                                   FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                        QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate an understanding of the major functional areas of business        Why is the MBA-TM important to business?
  administration including the critical skills necessary to analyze and solve   Sophisticated networking, telecommunications and software applications
  business problems.                                                            are useless without managers who can orchestrate their capabilities. Profes-
• Show a mastery of mathematics, statistics, finance, and economics to a        sionals who understand how to effectively integrate and manage an organi-
                                                                                zation’s information and technology resources are in top demand.
  sufficient degree to apply quantitative reasoning and analysis to business
  and management problems.                                                      What are the possible career opportunities?
• Conduct professional applied research.                                        Continued technological advances will increase the demand for computer-
• Demonstrate knowledge of the relational database application life cycle       related workers. As a result, the demand for managers to direct these workers
  and the relational database management system environment.                    will also increase. Professionals with strong management skills are especially
• Define the relational data model and determine if a given database satis-     well prepared for the growing emphasis on bottom-line value and productivity.
  fies the properties of a relational database.
• Define the OSI network model and implementations as they are used in          Does the MBA-TM degree program have certificates or
  computer and voice network implementations.                                   certification opportunities?
• Define network transmission methods and describe network device operations.   You can earn two high-demand professional certificates as you work toward
                                                                                the completion of your MBA-TM program. Attaining these resume-building
• Describe the Internet and analyze the TCP/IP protocol.                        certificates can help you continue to excel in your career while earning your
                                                                                degree, without adding courses or tuition costs.




                                                               “HAVING TO IDENTIFY AND CHOOSE A WORK RELATED
                                                                  ISSUE TO ANALYZE FOR MY CLASSES HAS MADE ALL
                                                                                 THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD.”
                                                                                                                                  — Nadine Davila, Student




                                                                        Master’s 52
                          PROGRAM                                                              CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                              OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                          PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                      (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MBA-TM Concentration Requirements
                                                                      • Business Management (IT600, MGMT604, MKTG630, PMGT600)
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.    • Technology Management (IT600, IT610, IT640, PMGT600)
INTD607       Creative Leadership                             4
IT610         Relational Database Management Systems          4
IT640         Networking and Telecommunications               4
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in Organizations   4
PMGT605       Project Planning, Execution, and Closure        4

MBA Core Program Requirements
Course No.    Course Name                                     Hrs.
ECON616       Applied Managerial Economics                    4
FINC615       Applied Managerial Finance                      4
IT600         Information Technology Management               4
MGMT600       Applied Managerial Decision-Making              4
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                         4
MKTG630       Applied Managerial Marketing                    4




                                                              Master’s 53
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (MBA-CJ)
The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice is designed to meet the emerging administrative and leadership
needs of the criminal justice system. The criminal justice field is rapidly expanding in the areas of corrections, law enforcement, law and the
courts, and in many types of diversionary and ancillary programs that support the system. As a result, those with leadership and management
skills, and people with expertise in program evaluation, budgeting and policy-making will help forge the future of the criminal justice system.

This program is designed specifically to develop the knowledge base and skills essential to those who will become the managers of people,
money and programs, and leaders in planning and decision-making in the criminal justice system. These skills are applicable to a wide
spectrum of employment areas for both public and non-profit organizations within the criminal justice system and ancillary agencies. The
Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Criminal Justice was developed with the direction of leaders in the criminal justice
industry and reflects the balance needed for developing excellent administrative skills along with the information base necessary to enhance
responsible policy-making.


CONCENTRATION                                                                       FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                            QUESTIONS
• Discuss trends in the development of public policies and apply manage-            Why is the MSM-CJ important to business?
  ment principles and policy analysis techniques to current issues facing           The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Criminal Jus-
  criminal justice and juvenile justice agencies.                                   tice is designed to meet the emerging administrative and leadership needs
• Use research results to enhance administrative problem-solving and deci-          of the criminal justice system. The criminal justice field is expanding rapidly
                                                                                    in the areas of corrections, the court system, juvenile and victim advocacy,
  sion-making.                                                                      homeland security and many other areas.
• Explore proactive strategies that reflect responsible organizational values.
• Examine how court rulings, public opinion, research finding, and legisla-
  tive actions have influenced justice-related policies.                            What are the possible career opportunities?
• Analyze the realities of translating public policy into operational practice in   Professionals with advanced educational credentials are well positioned to
                                                                                    forge the future of the criminal justice system. Program content is designed
  law enforcement, correctional and juvenile justice agencies.                      to support career objectives across a wide spectrum of employment areas
• Evaluate the impact and cost-effectiveness of justice policies and organiza-      including federal, state and local law enforcement, private security and inves-
  tional practices.                                                                 tigations; family and social services; court administration; and corrections.
• Identify innovative approaches for developing rational, fiscally-responsible
  policy choices.
• Apply management and leadership theories to the challenges faced by               Does the MBA-PM degree program have certificates or
  modern public safety agencies.                                                    certification opportunities?
                                                                                    You can earn four high-demand professional certificates as you work toward
                                                                                    the completion of your MSM-CJ program. Attaining these resume-building
                                                                                    certificates can help you continue to excel in your career while earning your
                                                                                    degree and without adding courses or tuition costs.




                                                                     “I LOVE LEARNING AND CTU CONTINUOUSLY FOSTERS
                                                                           A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.”
                                                                                                                                           —Dee Kinsey, Student




                                                                            Master’s 54
                         PROGRAM                                                             CERTIFICATES
                         COURSES                                                             OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                     PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                 (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MSM-CJ Concentration Requirements
                                                                 •   Public Administration (INTD607, HRMT640, MGMT604, MGMT623)
Course No.    Course Name                                Hrs.    •   Grant Writing (MGMT635)
INTD607       Creative Leadership                        4       •   Criminal Justice (CJUS610, CJUS620, CJUS630, CJUS640)
HRMT640       Strategic Human Resource Management        4       •   Homeland Security Management (CJUS650)
MGMT604       Organizational Behavior                    4
MGMT623       Public Administration                      4
MGMT635       Grants and Contracts                       4
CJUS610       Crime Lab/Evidence Management              4
CJUS620       Court Services Management                  4
CJUS630       Law Enforcement Management                 4
CJUS640       Corrections Management                     4
CJUS650       Terrorism & Homeland Security Management   4
IT600         Information Technology Management          4




                                                         Master’s 55
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SECURITY(MSM-ISS)
An almost continuous stream of security-related incidents is affecting millions of computer systems and networks throughout the world. Orga-
nizations are constantly experiencing these attacks and security incidents; they constitute a risk to their organizational mission. The loss or cor-
ruption of information systems can significantly impact the organization and result in a substantial loss of revenue. To address these threats,
organizations, both private and government, are investing considerable funds to adopt security measures to make their organizations safe.

Course content includes a solid core of project management curriculum plus courses in information systems security. This program is de-
signed to provide the student with the information system security skills necessary to manage and protect the vital technology assets of today’s
organizations. The MSM-ISS is designed to prepare technical leaders in security management to combat threats in today’s environment
through an understanding of security management, network security principles, and certification and accreditation requirements.



CONCENTRATION                                                                   FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                        QUESTIONS
• Plan projects effectively and successfully, taking into consideration the     Why is the MSM-ISS important to business?
  quadruple constraints of time, cost, resources, and specifications.           Information security skills are essential for protecting the data stored in the
• Develop from the basic project plan a work-breakdown structure to the         world’s vast network of computer systems. Most companies, especially those
  lowest granularity permitted by cost.                                         involved in e-commerce, are making systems security a top priority. Today,
                                                                                approximately 75,000 information systems security positions in the U.S.
• Determine and calculate project risks according to classical risk             alone are unfilled.* There is a tremendous need for skilled professionals who
  analysis.                                                                     can plan and implement security measures as well as develop and manage
• Plan and manage contractual purchasing issues, including, procurement         security policies.
  and supply, outsourcing, and just-in-time.
• Evaluate and present project objectives, requirements, scope, and bud-        What skills can I learn?
  geting effectively to upper management.                                       The MSM-ISS is designed to prepare technical leaders in systems security
                                                                                management, including methods to combat threats to corporate technical
• Define technical requirements for the implementation of an effective          resources. It provides a strong foundation for you to advance your technical
  security infrastructure.                                                      skills in order to plan, manage, certify and accredit a security plan for your
• Identify and describe the impact of implementing security components at all   organization.
  OSI layers.
• Develop effective enterprise level security policies, standards and           What are some possible career opportunities?
  procedures.                                                                   Information and computer systems professionals with strong management
• Identify and develop necessary enterprise/government systems certifica-       skills are particularly well positioned for career opportunities including com-
                                                                                pliance specialist, enterprise security manager or engineer, privacy manager,
  tion and accreditation procedures and best commercial practices.              network security administrator or analyst, systems engineer/architect or data
                                                                                security administrator.

                                                                                Who should enter this program?
                                                                                You should enter this program if you are a manager who wishes to advance
                                                                                your career by learning how to plan, implement and manage security mea-
                                                                                sures and policies.

                                                                                What background will I need to enter this program?
                                                                                When entering this program you should have foundational knowledge of
                                                                                computer systems and applications, operating systems, and networks and
                                                                                telecommunications gained through coursework or experience. Preparatory
                                                                                courses are available if you need to refresh or enhance your knowledge be-
                                                                                fore beginning your program.


                                                                                *The Economist, Oct. 26, 2002


                          “CTU GIVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET ASSOCIATE, UNDERGRADUATE,
                           GRADUATE AND DOCTORAL DEGREES FROM THE SAME UNIVERSITY.”
                                                                                                                            —Vasundhara Kamisetty, Student



                                                                         Master’s 56
                          PROGRAM                                                                           CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                                           OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                             PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                         (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MSM-ISS Concentration Requirements
                                                                         •   Information Systems Security (CS651)
Course No.    Course Name                                         Hrs.   •   Information Systems Security Management (CS651, CS654)
CS651         Computer Systems Security Foundations               4      •   (ISC)2 CISSP / SSCP Exam Prep (CS651, CS659)
CS653         Network Security                                    4      •   Security Certification and Accreditation (CS662)
CS654         Security Management                                 4      •   Project Management (PMGT600, PMGT605, PMGT610, PMGT615,
CS659         Information Systems Security                        4          PMGT620)
CS662         System Security Certification and Accreditation     4
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in Organizations       4      Preparatory Requirements:
PMGT605       Project Planning, Execution and Closure             4
                                                                         IT501, Foundations in Information Technology, may be required to
PMGT610       Schedule and Cost Control Techniques                4      ensure an adequate foundation for undertaking the Master of Science in
PMGT615       Contracting and Procurement in Project Management   4      Management with a concentration in ISS. This course may be skipped
PMGT620       Risk and Quality Management in Project                     with sufficient undergraduate preparation or life experience.
              Management                                          4
INTD607       Creative Leadership                                 4      Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
                                                                         ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
                                                                         passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
                                                                         and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that gradu-
                                                                         ates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless of their
                                                                         eligibility status upon enrollment.

                                                                         There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certificates
                                                                         available in this degree program that can be earned by completing the mini-
                                                                         mum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not be available in
                                                                         combination with others. Other certificate options may be available that are not
                                                                         listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor for more information.

                                                                         REGISTERED BY:
                                                                         Project Management Institute, Registered Education Provider
                                                                                           R




                                                                         CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI®)
                                                                                                                  .).
                                                                         Educational Provider Program (PMI R.E.P Colorado Technical University’s
                                                                         Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Manage-
                                                                         ment, Master of Science in Management with a concentration in ISS or IT/PM,
                                                                         Bachelor of Science in Project Management and the professional certificates
                                                                         in project management prepare students to take PMI’s Project Management
                                                                         Professional® certification. www.pmi.org




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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY/
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (MSM-IT/PM)
Explosive demand for professionals who can integrate and manage a company’s information and technology tools has created an emerging
new field in information technology. In the next decade, the demand is expected to double. To help meet the need for this competitive new
breed of management professional, Colorado Technical University has introduced this exciting new information technology concentration
within the Master of Science in Management degree program. Course content includes a solid core of project management curriculum plus
courses in computing platforms and network architecture designs. Software systems, both application and development, will be covered with
emphasis on relational database and client/server technology. Information technology graduates will be prepared to design, build, integrate
and manage the information technology systems and programs associated with today’s organizations.


PROGRAM                                                                           FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                          QUESTIONS
• Plan projects effectively and successfully, taking into consideration           Why is this program important to business?
  the quadruple constraints of time, cost, resources, and specifications.         Successful organizations apply a broad range of technology solutions to sup-
• Develop from the basic project plan a work-breakdown structure to               port today’s most relevant and innovative business practices. To become
  the lowest granularity permitted by cost.                                       effective managers, technology experts need sound management ability. By
                                                                                  the same token, business professionals need a solid foundation in IT issues.
• Determine and calculate project risks according to classical risk analysis.     Individuals with this combination of disciplines have the potential to trans-
• Plan and manage contractual purchasing issues, including, procurement           form organizations while accelerating their own potential for career success.
  and supply, outsourcing, and just-in-time.
• Evaluate and present project objectives, requirements, scope, and
  budgeting effectively to upper management.                                      What skills result from this program?
• Apply analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to design, build,       The MSM-IT/PM degree program can equip you with an understanding
                                                                                  of the fundamental issues related to technology’s role today and in the fu-
  integrate and manage the information technology systems and programs            ture. You can develop both technical expertise and business savvy from the
  associated with today’s organizations.                                          enterprise perspective of an organization. You can learn to create new tech-
• Design, develop and manage a database system.                                   nology-based business paradigms to achieve organizational goals. Course
• Comprehend the concepts of telecommunications and networking                    content explores key technological tools and concepts from a management
  systems design, development and management.                                     perspective.
• Work effectively as problem-solving team members.
• Conduct, use, and evaluate professional applied research.                       What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                  Graduates of this program are prepared to compete for challenging manage-
                                                                                  ment positions and act as catalysts for organizational change. Opportunities
                                                                                  exist across industry boundaries for cross-disciplined professionals who can
                                                                                  help businesses thrive in the digital age. It provides the potential for ad-
                                                                                  vancement into management for persons with technical or business skills
                                                                                  and experience.

                                                                                  Are there certificates in this program?
                                                                                  You can earn four high-demand professional certificates as you work to-
                                                                                  ward the completion of your MSM-IT/PM program: Database Management,
                                                                                  Telecommunications and Networking, Analysis and Integration, and Proj-
                                                                                  ect Management. Attaining these resume-building certificates can help you
                                                                                  continue to excel in your career while earning your degree, without adding
                                                                                  courses or tuition costs.




                                                                                “CTU IS THE BEST COLLEGE I HAVE ATTENDED
                                                                                   — WITH EXCITING, CHALLENGING CLASSES
                                                                                          AND OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS.”
                                                                                                                                 — Brad Murdaugh , Student




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                          PROGRAM                                                                       CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                                       OFFERED
Program Requirements—44 Quarter credit hours                           PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
                                                                       (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MSM-IT Program Requirements
Course No.    Course Name                                      Hrs.    •   Systems Analysis and Integration (IT660, IT662)
IT610         Relational Database Management Systems           4       •   Networking and Telecommunications (IT640, IT642)
IT612         Database Analysis, Design and Implementation     4       •   Database Management (IT610, IT612)
IT640         Networking and Telecommunications                4       •   Project Management (PMGT600, PMGT605, PMGT610,
IT642         Network Administration                           4           PMGT615, PMGT620)
IT660         Information Technology Systems Development       4       Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
IT662          Information Technology Systems Implementation   4       ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
PMGT600       Project Management Processes in Organizations    4       passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
PMGT605       Project Planning, Execution and Closure          4       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
PMGT610       Schedule and Cost Control Techniques             4       graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
PMGT615       Contracting and Procurement in Project                   of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
              Management                                       4
PMGT620       Risk and Quality Management in Project                   There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
              Management                                       4       cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
                                                                       the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
                                                                       be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
                                                                       available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
                                                                       for more information.

                                                                       REGISTERED BY:
                                                                       Project Management Institute, Registered Education Provider

                                                                                         R




                                                                       CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute
                                                                                                                           .).
                                                                       (PMI®) Educational Provider Program (PMI R.E.P Colorado Technical
                                                                       University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in
                                                                       Project Management, Master of Science in Management with a concentra-
                                                                       tion in ISS or IT/PM, Bachelor of Science in Project Management and the
                                                                       professional certificates in project management prepare students to take
                                                                       PMI’s Project Management Professional® certification. www.pmi.org




                                                               Master’s 59
BACHELOR’S DEGREE
PROGRAMS
Colorado Technical University’s objective is to provide current      • An appreciation of the diverse national and global cultural
educational programs for individuals seeking career opportunities,     environments in which they work.
personal achievement, and professional growth in organizations       • A breadth of knowledge in the natural sciences, technology and
                                                                       mathematics.
striving to meet corporate goals and ensure future success.
                                                                     • A breadth of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
                                                                     • Professional communications skills.
Educational Outcomes                                                 • The ability to work effectively as problem-solving team members.
CTU has established Bachelor of Science degree programs in areas     • The ability to formulate and resolve complex problems independently
of higher learning relevant to today’s needs. These programs are       and creatively.
designed to graduate productive and successful professionals with    • The ability to access, evaluate and use information to create
the following characteristics:                                         knowledge.
                                                                     • A sense of community responsibility and partnership.
• An ethical framework that guides both professional and personal    • The tools to sustain continuous personal and professional growth.
  decisions.                                                         • Competence in their fields of choice.




                                                       “CTU HAS A BRILLIANT ARRAY OF PROFESSORS. CTU
                                                          TAKES THE TIME TO EVALUATE EACH PROFESSOR
                                                        AND COURSE TO ENSURE THAT ITS STUDENTS ARE
                                                             RECEIVING THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE.”
                                                                                                              — Susan Rotschka , Student




                                                            Bachelor’s 60
BACHELOR’S DEGREE
PROGRAMS
 The requirements for each program are listed in this catalog. By using   Students will have ready access to the services of their campus
 the annual schedule of class offerings published by the university and   academic staffs in planning their programs, in obtaining advice on
 the quarterly schedule of classes, students can develop a program to     selecting course options, in receiving credit for work experience, and in
 meet their needs in terms of academic work load, time scheduling, and    obtaining other academic counseling. Faculty members are available
 courses selected. Through Life Experience and Course Challenges,         to assist in academic counseling relating to the courses they teach.
 students may accelerate their program completion.

 Program requirements may vary by campus location to accommodate
 market or program accrediting or certifying entities. Students should
 contact their admission’s representative or academic advisor for
 campus program requirements.




“AFTER THREE TERMS AT CTU, I CAN
HONESTLY SAY THAT COLORADO TECH HAS
AN OUTSTANDING APPROACH TOWARD
EDUCATING STUDENTS AND DEVELOPING THE
SKILLS REQUIRED OF THEM.” — Cameron Ylitalo , Student



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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
COMPUTER SCIENCE (BSCS)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science and software engineering are among the fastest growing career fields in the
United States. Technology is pervasive and will continue to touch our lives on a daily basis. This program contains a set of core courses
which are designed to provide an understanding of the varied aspects of technology, operating systems and networking, as well as knowledge
of computer system architecture and the software system engineering process.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Program in at least one high level programming language using program-         Why the BSCS is important to business?
  ming fundamentals, abstraction modeling for problem solving, algorithms,       Careers in computer science account for eight of the top ten fastest grow-
  data structures, and complexity.                                               ing occupations in the U.S. today requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher.*
• Examine computer architecture, operating systems, and network-centric          Computer science professionals are skilled in software systems, operating
                                                                                 environments and hardware systems, and they have the skills to use tech-
  computing, including Internet technology.                                      nology to find practical business solutions.
• Implement the goals and techniques of software engineering.
• Demonstrate effective use of technical and professional communication.         What are the possible career opportunities with this degree?
• Extend the breadth of computer science knowledge through the comple-           This degree program is designed to prepare you for future career opportuni-
  tion of various technical options, which include proficiency in another        ties such as computer programmer, systems manager, software developer,
  high level language and database systems.                                      computer technician, computer-based trainer or IT security officer.

                                                                                 What skills can I attain with this program?
                                                                                 In the BSCS program, you can develop a strong base of practical, real-world
PREPARATORY                                                                      skills from professors who are also computer science professionals. In addi-
                                                                                 tion to important undergraduate foundation studies, you can learn computer
                                                                                 programming languages, computer network systems and software engineer-
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     ing skills. The systems security and project management components of this
                                                                                 degree add competitive, industry-current skill sets.
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
                                                                                 * Source: www.acinet.org
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.          Course Name                                        Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation                     4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                           4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                                         4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                                  4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.

BSCS Program Requirements
This program consists of two parts; one is the set of courses required for all
students enrolled in the program. The other part consists of sets of courses
from which students may select based on their interests and courses available
on their campus.




                               “NETWORKING WITH WORKING PROFESSIONALS IN THE CLASSROOM
                                MAKES LEARNING THAT MUCH MORE VALUABLE.”       — Jim Ziwak, Student



                                                                       Bachelor’s 62
                                 PROGRAM                                                                                        PROGRAM
                                 COURSES                                                                                        COURSES
Required Courses                                                               SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE (12 hrs)
All students in the BSCS program must complete all of the following courses:   Select a total of 12 hours from the groups below:
Course No.            Course Name                                Hrs.          Select one course from:
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)                                                        PSYC100               Introduction to Psychology                                                4
ENGL111               English Composition I                      4             SOCL101               Introduction to Sociology                                                 4
ENGL112               English Composition II                     4             Select one two-course option from:
ENGL210               Professional Speaking                      4             HIST150               World History Since 1500                                                  4
ENGL200               Professional Writing                       4             HIST250               World Cultures and Values                                                 4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)                                                                                       or
INTD111               Creating Academic & Professional Success 4               HIST210               World History and Culture I                                               4
MATHEMATICS (28 hrs)                                                           HIST310               World History and Culture II                                              4
MATH103               College Algebra                            4             PROGRAMMING BREADTH ELECTIVE (4 hrs)
MATH104               Trigonometry                               4             Select one from:
MATH115               Pre-Calculus                               4             CS245                 Programming Languages: Java for
MATH200               Discrete Mathematics                       4                                   C++ Programmers                                                           4
MATH201               Calculus I                                 4             CS246                 Structured Query Language                                                 4
MATH304               Linear Algebra                             4             ELECTIVES (16 hrs)
MATH306               Computer Assisted Statistics               4             Choose 16 credits from the Computer Science Elective list
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                            TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                                                             180
HUMN200               Art and Music Appreciation                 4
LITR220               Values in World Literature                 4             COMPUTER SCIENCE ELECTIVES
PHIL310               Ethics                                     4             CS265         Algorithms                                                                        4
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (4 hrs)                                                     CS320         Computer Graphics                                                                 4
PMGT405               Project Management: Theory & Techniques 4                CS325         Advanced C++ Programming                                                          4
SOCIAL SCIENCE (4 hrs)                                                         CS340         Operating Systems                                                                 4
ECON201               Macroeconomics                             4             CS345         UNIX Systems Programming                                                          4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (40 hrs)                                      CS346         User Interface Design                                                             4
                                                                               CS352         Advanced Database Systems                                                         4
CE242                 Computer Architecture                      4
                                                                               CS360         Windows® Programming                                                              4
CS104                 Problem Solving Concepts with C++ 4                      CS366         Software Engineering Methods                                                      4
CS115                 Programming with C++                       4             CS383         Software Testing                                                                  4
CS146                 Introduction to UNIX                       4             CS495         Advanced Research and Study in
CS215                 Intermediate C++ Programming               4                           Computer Science                                                                  4
CS230                 Data Structures                            4             CS499         Special Topics in Computer Science                                                4
CS250                 Fundamentals of Database Systems           4             CSS150        Introduction to Computer System Security                                          4
EBUS208               Web Site / Portfolio Development           4             EBUS218       Multimedia for the Web                                                            4
IT200                 Introduction to Networking                 4             EBUS228       Advanced Web Publishing                                                           4
IT300                 Computer Networks & Communications 4                     EBUS420       Web-Based Database Applications                                                   4
SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (36 hrs)                                                  IT315         Advanced Java                                                                     4
Software Engineering requires the student to take the core (20 hours)          IT340         Client/Server System and Network
and select one of the Business Analyst or Programmer Analyst concentrations.                 Administration                                                                    4
Core                                                                           IT400         Information Technology Architectures                                              4
CS376                 Object-Oriented Methods                    4             IT410         Integrated Database Applications                                                  4
CS381                 Software Requirements Engineering          4             MATH302       Differential Equations                                                            5
CS382                 Software Design                            4
                                                                               PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS
CS481                 Software Engineering Capstone I            4
                                                                               PROGRAM: (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
CS482                 Software Engineering Capstone II           4
Business Analyst (Sioux Falls only)                                            • Business Analyst (BADM201,IT254,PMGT426,MKTG301)
BADM201               Introduction to Business                   4             • Programmer Analyst (CS265,CS340,CS366,CS383)
IT254                 Spreadsheet Applications                   4             • C++ Programming (CS115, CS215, CS230)
MKTG301               Introduction to Marketing                  4             • Computer Network Telecommunications (IT200, IT300)
PMGT426               Project Scheduling & Cost Management 4                   • Computer Systems Architecture (CS242, IT400)
Programmer Analyst                                                             • CompTIA Network+™ Fundamentals (IT200)
CS265                 Algorithms                                 4             • Object-Oriented Methods (CS376)
CS340                 Operating Systems                          4             • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
CS366                 Software Engineering Methods               4             • Server Java Programming (IT315)
CS383                 Software Testing                           4             • Software Engineering Application (CS481, CS482)
Selected Elective Courses                                                      • Software Engineering Process (CS366, CS376)
All students in the BSCS program must complete the specified number of         • UNIX Network Administration (IT200, IT340)
hours by selecting courses in each of the following categories:                • UNIX Programming (CS146, CS345)
Course No.            Course Name                                Hrs.          Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational preparation for certification by outside agen-
INTERDISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE (4 hrs)                                             cies. Requirements for taking and passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
Select a total of 4 hours from:                                                and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take/pass
                                                                               certification examinations regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
INTD140               Customer Service                           2
INTD260               Career Development                         2             There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certificates available in this degree program
                                                                               that can be earned by completing the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not be
                      or                                                       available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be available that are not listed here. Contact
INTD340               Career Planning                            4             your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor for more information.

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
SECURITY (BSCSS)
A key requirement in today’s technical environment is to protect organizational systems from theft of data, unauthorized change or access,
and other acts of crime. Today’s technical industry is growing at a fast pace, and it is essential that industries keep abreast of the latest
changes and be prepared to combat computer crime that are enabled by new advances in technology bring about. The Bachelor of Science
in Computer Systems Security program provides students with a comprehensive knowledge and skills in various aspects of System security
as it relates to computer systems. Students will study the essentials of computer systems security including network security; Web, Internet
and E-Commerce security; and wireless security. This program will expose students to essential skills, techniques, and knowledge necessary
to deploy and manage security systems and configure security solutions.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Explain network communication protocols and the supporting                     What skills can I attain with this program?
  network hardware.                                                              The BSCSS is designed to prepare you to enter the fields of computer net-
• Demonstrate proficiency in a current programming language.                     working and computer security. Upon successful completion of the pro-
• Explain the importance of security in an organization as well as security      gram you will be able to enter a technical environment where you may be
                                                                                 responsible for planning, developing, integrating and managing the security
  architecture for common computer platforms and applications.                   requirements of an organization.
• Describe of the relationship between criminal law and computer and
  cyber crime and concepts for collecting, analyzing, recovering and
  preserving forensic evidence.                                                  What are the career opportunities with this degree?
• Identify computer systems security problems and configure security             After completing the Bachelor in Computer Systems Security program, stu-
                                                                                 dents could compete for jobs in the following categories:
  solutions to solve.                                                            Computer Programmer
• Explain current regulations, statutes, treaties and laws of other countries    Computer Systems Security Specialist
  regarding legal aspects of computer systems security.                          Information Systems Security Specialist
• Demonstrate an understanding of analysis and evaluation of security            Internet Security Analyst
  risks, monitoring and detection techniques, contingency planning and           Network Security Analyst
                                                                                 Network/Security Administrator
  disaster recovery, formulation of security policies, and preparation of        Network Architect
  implementation plans for those policies.                                       Network Specialist
• Identify and apply the fundamental knowledge needed to secure                  Network Technician
  computer systems using available hardware and software.                        Security Systems Technologist

                                                                                 Does the BSCSS degree program have certificate opportunities?
PREPARATORY                                                                      There are many certificate opportunities including some of the following:
                                                                                 C++ Programming, CompTIA Security+™ Fundamentals, Computer Foren-
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     sics, Computer Forensics (Advanced), Computer Network Telecommunica-
                                                                                 tions, Disaster Planning and Recovery, Professional Communication, Secu-
                                                                                 rity Risk Management, and Security System Management.
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.           Course Name                                Hrs.
ENGL080              English Composition Preparation            4
IT080                Introduction to Computing                  4
MATH060              Pre-Algebra                                4
MATH080              Elementary Algebra                         4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.



                            “I LOVE WORKING AT A PLACE WHERE I CAN HELP STUDENTS
                             MAKE THEIR DREAMS COME TRUE.”        — Elizabeth Peralez, Adjunct Professor



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                             PROGRAM                                                                       CERTIFICATES
                             COURSES                                                                       OFFERED
BSCSS Program Requirements                                                PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS
Course No.       Course Name                              Hrs.            PROGRAM: (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
Communications (16 hrs)
ENGL111          English Composition I                    4               • C++ Programming (CS115, CS215, CS230)
ENGL112          English Composition II                   4               • CompTIA Security+™ Fundamentals (CSS200)
ENGL200          Professional Writing                     4               • Computer Forensics (CSS350)
ENGL210          Professional Speaking                    4               • Computer Forensics (Advanced) (CSS351)
MATHEMATICS (28 hrs)                                                      • Computer Network Telecommunications (IT200, IT300)
MATH103          College Algebra                          4               • Disaster Planning and Recovery (CSS380)
MATH104          Trigonometry                             4               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
MATH115          Pre-Calculus                             4               • Security Risk Management (CSS200, CSS250)
MATH200          Discrete Mathematics                     4               • Security System Management (CSS300, CSS440)
MATH201          Calculus I                               4
MATH304          Linear Algebra                           4               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
MATH306          Computer Assisted Statistics             4               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                       passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
HUMN200          Art and Music Appreciation               4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
LITR220          Values in World Literature               4               graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
PHIL310          Ethics                                   4               of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)
INTD111          Creating Academic & Professional Success 4
INTD340          Career Planning                          4               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (4 hrs)                                                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
PMGT405          Project Management: Theory & Techniques                  the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
4                                                                         be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)                                                   available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
ECON201          Macroeconomics                           4               tor for more information.
HIST150          World History Since 1500                 4
HIST250          World Cultures and Values                4
PSYC100          Introduction to Psychology               4
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (8 hrs)
CJUS141          Introduction to Criminal Justice         4
CJUS365          Criminal Law                             4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (40 hrs)
CE242            Computer Architecture                    4
CS104            Problem Solving Concepts with C++ 4
CS115            Programming with C++                     4
CS146            Introduction to UNIX                     4
CS215            Intermediate C++ Programming             4
CS230            Data Structures                          4
CS250            Fundamentals of Database Systems         4
CS265            Algorithms                               4
CS340            Operating Systems                        4
EBUS208          Web Site/Portfolio Development           4
COMPUTER SECURITY (40 hrs)
CSS150           Introduction to Computer Security        4
CSS200           Principles of Network Security           4
CSS250           Security Risk Management                 4
CSS300           Vulnerability Assessment & Management 4
CSS320           Process Engineering                      4
CSS350           Computer Forensics I                     4
CSS351           Computer Forensics II                    4
CSS380           Business Continuity and Disaster
                 Recovery Planning                        4
CSS440           Security Policy and Leadership           4
CSS450           Security Capstone                        4
COMPUTER NETWORKING (8 hrs)
IT200            Introduction to Networking               4
IT300            Computer Networks & Communication 4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                      180




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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
e-BUSINESS (BSeB)
The e-Business program introduces you to the evolving electronic business paradigm. It is designed to prepare you for a professional career
managing the technologies that enable an organization to engage in business between businesses and consumers. An integrated curriculum
enables you to develop the ability to design, implement and manage applications dealing with e-Business. To accomplish this you are exposed
to the conventional and electronic marketplace, including the global marketplaces surrounding the e-Business environment. Courses include
legal and regulatory issues, and security techniques and technologies. Program content is designed to develop business management ability,
customer relationship management and technological skills, which are complemented by courses in humanities, social science and profes-
sional communication.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Communicate in written and verbal modes of communication.                      Why is the BSeB important to business?
• Discern the impact e-Business has on an organization; internally, with         Businesses need system solutions and processes that give them one de-
  employees, and externally with suppliers and customers.                        gree of separation from their customer (business-to-consumer). They need
• Demonstrate an understanding of the marketing process and concept as           systems that can communicate with other business systems (business-to-
                                                                                 business) and efficiently manage critical information. As companies transi-
  applied to e-Business.                                                         tion from traditional business models to e-Business enterprises, individuals
• Demonstrate the use of various tools and techniques, including HTML,           who understand the application of e-Business solutions and processes are
  XHTML, and Internet Explorer and employ current web browsers, text             in demand.
  editing, and graphics composition skills to design and develop interactive
  web pages.
                                                                                 What are the possible career opportunities?
• Create a project proposal which includes the scope, feasibility,               The rapid spread of computers and information technology has generated a
  significance and timeline of the project.                                      need for highly trained workers to capitalize on the capabilities of the tech-
• Produce a timeline for a project utilizing project management software.        nologies. The growth of the Internet has also generated a variety of occupa-
• Develop software programs that demonstrate an understanding of the             tions related to the design, development and maintenance of Web sites and
  concepts and development of applications that access and update a database.    their servers. A CTU degree in e-Business could prepare you for positions
                                                                                 including chief information officer, Web site designer or manager, e-com-
                                                                                 merce developer or manager, Web programmer, e-Business project manager,
                                                                                 Internet applications specialist, electronic data interface specialist, Web se-
                                                                                 curity specialist, director of online marketing, IT manager, strategic planning
                                                                                 director or information systems manager.
PREPARATORY
REQUIREMENTS
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.           Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080              English Composition Preparation           4
IT080                Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060              Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080              Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                          “THE ADVANTAGE OF A CTU DEGREE IS THAT I CAN IMMEDIATELY APPLY MY
                           KNOWLEDGE IN MY CURRENT JOB.”                    — Ben Rasmusen, Student



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                             PROGRAM                                                                        CERTIFICATES
                             COURSES                                                                        OFFERED
BSeB Program Requirements                                                  OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (8 hrs)
Course No.      Course Name                                Hrs.            IT115             Java Programming                               4
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)                                                    IT215             Intermediate Java Programming                  4
ENGL111         English Composition I                      4                                           or
ENGL112         English Composition II                     4               EBUS115           Visual Basic Programming                       4
ENGL200         Professional Writing                       4               EBUS215           Intermediate Visual Basic Programming          4
ENGL210         Professional Speaking                      4               ELECTIVES (8 hrs)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                        Electives—Choose a minimum of 8 credit hours of electives        8
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation                 4
LITR220         Values in World Literature                 4               TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                              180
PHIL310         Ethics                                     4
MATHEMATICS (8 hrs)                                                        PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
MATH143         Business Algebra                           4
                                                                           (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
MATH306         Computer Assisted Statistics               4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)
                                                                           • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
INTD111         Creating Academic & Professional Success   4
INTD140         Customer Service                           2                 FINC400)
INTD260         Career Development                         2               • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, HIST250)
                           or                                              • Client Java Programming (IT115, IT215)
INTD340         Career Planning                            4               • CompTIA Network+™ Fundamentals (IT200)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)                                                    • e-Business Management (EBUS308, MKTG301, PMGT405)
ECON201         Macroeconomics                             4               • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, HRMT440)
PSYC100         Introduction to Psychology                 4               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
                           or                                              • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BADM475,
SOCL101         Introduction to Sociology                  4                 FINC400, HRMT310, MKTG301)
                                                                           • Visual Basic Programming (EBUS115, EBUS215)
HIST150       World History Since 1500                4                    • Web Page Development (EBUS208, EBUS218)
HIST250       World Cultures and Values               4
                                                                           • Web Page Development, Advanced (EBUS228)
                         or
HIST210       World History and Culture I             4
HIST310       World History and Culture II            4                    Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (12 hrs)                                  ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
EBUS208       Web Site/Portfolio Development          4                    passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
IT235         Database Applications with Access       4                    and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
IT254         Spreadsheet Applications                4                    graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
                         or                                                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MATH101       Applied Math Concepts                   4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (56 hrs)                                               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
ACCT201       Accounting I                            4                    cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
ACCT202       Accounting II                           4                    the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
ACCT203       Accounting III                          4                    be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
BADM201       Introduction to Business                4
                                                                           available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
BADM305       Organizational Behavior                 4
BADM410       Business Law I                          4                    tor for more information.
BADM475       Small Business Management
              & Entrepreneurship                      4
                         or
BADM480       Business Strategy and Policy            4
EBUS308       Introduction to e-Business              4
ECON202       Microeconomics                          4
FINC400       Financial Management                    4
HRMT310       Human Resource Management               4
HRMT440       Managing Organizational Change          4
MKTG301       Introduction to Marketing               4
PMGT405       Project Management: Theory & Techniques 4
COMPUTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (36 hrs)
CS104         Problem Solving Concepts with C++ 4
EBUS218       Multimedia for the Web                  4
EBUS228       Advanced Web Publishing                 4
EBUS325       Web Design                              4
EBUS432       e-Commerce                              4
EBUS481       Technology Project I                    4
EBUS482       Technology Project II                   4
IT145         Introduction to Operating Systems and
               Client/Server Environments             4
IT200         Introduction to Networking              4
                                                                  Bachelor’s 67
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
MANAGEMENT (BSISM)
Most organizations have invested significantly in computer hardware and software systems. Today, the need is for professionals who can
align and manage technology in harmony with human resources. The BSISM degree can provide the foundation for a career as a network
engineer, network operations analyst, certified systems engineer, systems administrator, IT manager, business analyst, systems analyst, IT
project leader or sales account representative.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Plan, implement, maintain, and manage computing and                            Why is the BSISM important to business?
  information systems.                                                           Most organizations have invested significantly in computer hardware and
• Demonstrate an understanding of current computer networks                      software systems. Today, the need is for professionals who can align and
  and protocols of data communications.                                          manage technology in harmony with human resources.
• Explain database concepts, discuss the capabilities of modern
  database systems, and apply those concepts in the design,                      What skills can I attain with this program?
                                                                                 You can develop a strong base of practical, real-world skills from professors
  implementation, and querying of a database to support a business.              who are also IT management professionals. You can complete important
• Apply the skills necessary to manage people and to use technology to           undergraduate foundation studies in areas including English, math, science
  support business goals through team projects.                                  and humanities. You can learn to plan, implement, maintain and manage
• Apply the tools and techniques of project management.                          computing and information technology. Professional communication team
                                                                                 building and project management techniques build competitive “soft” skill
                                                                                 sets that add to your marketability.

                                                                                 What kinds of jobs are available for Information Systems
PREPARATORY                                                                      Management?
                                                                                 The BSISM degree can provide the foundation for a career as a network
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     engineer, network operations analyst, certified systems engineer, systems ad-
                                                                                 ministrator, IT manager, business analyst, systems analyst, IT project leader
                                                                                 or sales account representative.
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or    Does the Information Systems Management degree program
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.    have certificates or certification opportunities?
                                                                                 There are numerous certificate opportunities including some of the following:
                                                                                 C++, Java and Visual Basic Programming, Cisco CCNA Preparation, Cisco
Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.               CCNP Preparation, Cisco CCSP Preparation, Computer Network Telecom-
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4                  munications and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4                  Are there internship opportunities with this program?
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4                  Colorado Technical University has ongoing relationships with many compa-
                                                                                 nies in the Colorado Springs area, many of which offer internships. Our ca-
                                                                                 reer services specialist interacts with these companies routinely and brokers
ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level     internships on a regular basis. These are posted on a bulletin board, emailed
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-    to professors and posted on our website.
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.
                                                                                 What do people with this degree do?
                                                                                 BSISM graduates plan, direct or coordinate activities in such fields as elec-
                                                                                 tronic data processing, information systems and systems analysis.




                                           “CTU IS PROVIDING ME WITH THE SUPPORT I NEED TO SUCCEED.”
                                                                                                                                 — Arturo Rodriguez, Student



                                                                       Bachelor’s 68
                              PROGRAM                                                                        CERTIFICATES
                              COURSES                                                                        OFFERED
BSISM Program Requirements                                                  PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.         Course Name                              Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111            English Composition I                    4
ENGL112            English Composition II                   4               • C++ Programming (Electives CS115, CS215, CS230)
ENGL200            Professional Writing                     4               • Cisco CCNA™ Fundamentals (IT200, elective ITM321)
ENGL210            Professional Speaking                    4               • Cisco CCNP™ Fundamentals (Electives ITM322, ITM323, ITM324,
MATHEMATICS (12 hrs)                                                          ITM325)
MATH143            Business Algebra                         4               • Cisco CCSP™ Preparation (Electives ITM326, ITM327, ITM328,
MATH306            Computer Assisted Statistics             4
MATH476            Quantitative Decision Making             4                 ITM329, ITM330)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                         • Client Java Programming (Electives — either IT115 and IT215 or
HUMN200            Art and Music Appreciation               4                 CS245)
LITR220            Values in World Literature               4               • Computer Network Telecommunications (IT200, IT300)
PHIL310            Ethics                                   4               • Help Desk Support (IT225)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)
INTD111            Creating Academic and Professional                       • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE™) Preparation
                   Success                                  4                 (Electives ITM300, ITM302, ITM304, ITM306, ITM309 and either
INTD140            Customer Service                         2                 ITM311 or ITM312)
INTD260            Career Development                       2               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
                              or                                            • Project Management Specialist (PMGT405, PMGT426, electives
INTD340            Career Planning                          4
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)                                                       PMGT415, PMGT427, PMGT466)
ECON201            Macroeconomics                           4               • Software Engineering Process (Electives CS366, CS376)
HIST150            World History Since 1500                 4               • UNIX Network Administration (IT200, IT340)
HIST250            World Cultures and Values                4               • UNIX Programming (CS146, elective CS345)
PSYC100            Introduction to Psychology               4               • Web Page Development (EBUS208, elective EBUS218)
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (68 hrs)
CS104              Problem Solving Concepts with C++ 4
CS146              Introduction to UNIX                     4               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
CS246              Structured Query Language                4               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
CSS150             Introduction to Computer System Security 4               passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
EBUS208            Web Site/Portfolio Development           4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
EBUS228            Advanced Web Publishing                  4
EBUS420            Web-Based Database Applications          4               graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
IT145              Introduction to Operating Systems and                    of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
                   Client/Server Environments               4
IT180              Introduction to Computer Technology      4               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
IT200              Introduction to Networking               4               cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
IT202              Introduction to IT                       4
IT225              IT Support Systems                       4               the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
IT235              Database Applications with Access        4               be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
IT254              Spreadsheet Applications                 4               available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
IT300              Computer Networks & Communications 4                     tor for more information.
IT340              Client/Server System and
                   Network Administration                   4
IT400              Information Technology Architectures     4
BUSINESS (16 hrs)
ACCT201            Accounting I                             4
BADM201            Introduction to Business                 4
BADM305            Organizational Behavior                  4
BADM410            Business Law I                           4
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (8 hrs)
PMGT405            Project Management: Theory
                   and Techniques                           4
PMGT426            Project Scheduling & Cost Management 4
ELECTIVES (16 hrs)
Choose from CS/IT/Management courses                        16
CAPSTONE COURSE SEQUENCE (8 hrs)
IT441              IT Strategic Planning                    4
IT460              Managing Information Systems             4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                        180




                                                                   Bachelor’s 69
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY(BSIT)
Successful organizations use technology to find solutions to all kinds of business challenges. Individuals who understand how to use technol-
ogy to contribute to productivity and the bottom line are in top demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Employment
Predictions, by 2010 the number of computer and information technology management positions that require a bachelor’s degree is expected
to increase by 50 percent


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY
OUTCOMES                                                                         ASKED QUESTIONS
• Define and explain current computer networks, protocols, and the               What do people with this degree do?
  role of network management software.                                           Plan, direct or coordinate activities in such fields as electronic data process-
• Define and explain the fundamentals of computer system security                ing, information systems, systems analysis and computer programming.
  requirements.
• Implement the goals and techniques of software engineering through
  the development of a complex application.                                      Why is the BSIT important to business?
• Apply database concepts and capabilities through the creation,                 Successful organizations use technology to find solutions to all kinds of busi-
  organization, and maintenance of modern database systems.                      ness challenges. Individuals who understand how to use technology to
• Solve complex problems through the ability to program in at least
                                                                                 contribute to productivity and the bottom line are in top demand.
  one high level programming language.

                                                                                 Does the Information Technology degree program have
                                                                                 certificates or certification opportunities?
PREPARATORY                                                                      There are over 15 different certificate opportunities including some of the
                                                                                 following: C++, Java and Visual Basic Programming, Cisco CCNA Prepara-
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     tion, Cisco CCNP Preparation, Cisco CCSP Preparation, Computer Network
                                                                                 Telecommunications, Enterprise Systems Analysis and Microsoft Certified
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not         Systems Engineer (MCSE).
count in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement,
experience or taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
to arrange for credit.                                                           What skills can I attain with this program?
                                                                                 You can develop a strong base of practical, real-world businesses and tech-
Course No.          Course Name                                         Hrs.     nology skills. You can learn to link software and hardware needs to support
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation                     4        business goals. You can develop an information system knowledge com-
IT080               Introduction to Computing                           4        bined with technical computer capabilities. The inclusion of contemporary
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                                         4        themes such as information systems security and project management bring
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                                  4        added relevance to this program.

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
                                                                                 What kinds of jobs are available for Information Technology?
                                                                                 This program is designed to ready graduates for technical careers in
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.
                                                                                 information technology, information systems, programming, networking and
                                                                                 telecommunications, and systems management.
BSIT Program Requirements
This program consists of two parts; one is the set of courses required for all
students enrolled in the program. The other part consists of sets of courses     Are there internship opportunities with this program?
from which students may select based on their interests and courses available    Colorado Technical University has ongoing relationships with many compa-
on their campus.                                                                 nies in the Colorado Springs area. Many offer internships.




                         “I LOVE THE OPTION OF TAKING CLASSES ONLINE, ON CAMPUS, OR A
                           COMBINATION OF THE TWO.”                        — Helen Ice, Student



                                                                      Bachelor’s 70
                                 PROGRAM                                                                                         CERTIFICATES
                                 COURSES                                        EBUS215
                                                                                                                                 OFFERED
                                                                                                    Intermediate Visual Basic Programming 4
Required Courses                                                                IT410               Integrated Database Applications      4
All students in the BSIT program must complete all of the following courses
Course No.           Course Name                                Hrs.                                           or
                                                                                IT115               Java Programming                      4
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)                                                         IT215               Intermediate Java Programming         4
ENGL111               English Composition I                     4               IT315               Advanced Java                         4
ENGL112               English Composition II                    4                                              or
ENGL200               Professional Writing                      4               CS115               Programming with C++                  4
ENGL210               Professional Speaking                     4               CS215               Intermediate C++ Programming          4
MATHEMATICS (12 hrs)                                                            CS230               Data Structures                       4
MATH103               College Algebra                           4               PROFESSIONAL TRACK ELECTIVES (Select one of the following
MATH200               Discrete Mathematics                      4               or see your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor)
MATH306               Computer Assisted Statistics              4               ITM304              Active Directory Services             4
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                             ITM305              Planning, Implementing and Maintaining
HUMN200               Art & Music Appreciation                  4                                   a Directory Service Infrastructure    4
LITR220               Values in World Literature                4               ITM309              Network Infrastructure Design         4
PHIL310               Ethics                                    4                                              or
INTERDISCIPLINARY (12 hrs)                                                      ITM323              Building Multilayer Switched Networks
EBUS208               Web Site/Portfolio Development            4                                   (BCMSN) Prep                          4
INTD111               Creating Academic & Professional Success 4                ITM324              Building Remote Access Networks       4
IT254                 Spreadsheet Applications                  4               ITM325              Internetwork Troubleshooting          4
SOCIAL SCIENCE (4 hrs)                                                                                         or
ECON201               Macroeconomics                            4               CS381               Software Requirements Engineering     4
BUSINESS (8 hrs)                                                                CS382               Software Design                       4
BADM201               Introduction to Business                  4               CS383               Software Testing                      4
EBUS308               Intro to E-Business                       4                                              or
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (8 hrs)                                                      EBUS218             Multimedia for the Web                4
PMGT405               Project Management: Theory & Techniques 4                 EBUS228             Advanced Web Publishing               4
PMGT426               Project Scheduling & Cost Management 4                    EBUS325             Graphic Design                        4
                                                                                                               or
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (52 hrs)                                       EBUS432             E-Commerce                            4
CS104                 Problem Solving Concepts with C++ 4
CS146                 Introduction to UNIX                      4               CS/EBUS/IT/ITM ELECTIVES
CS246                 Structured Query Language                 4               CS245               Programming Language: Java            4
CS250                 Fundamentals of Database Systems          4               CS345               UNIX Systems Programming              4
CS376                 Object-Oriented Methods                   4               CS352               Advanced Database Systems             4
CSS150                Introduction to Computer System Security 4                CS366               Software Engineering Methods          4
IT145                 Introduction to Operating Systems and                     CS381               Software Requirements Engineering     4
                      Client/Server Environments                4               CS382               Software Design                       4
IT200                 Introduction to Networking                4               CS383               Software Testing                      4
IT300                 Computer Networks & Communications 4                      EBUS218             Multimedia for the Web                4
IT340                 Client/Server System & Network                            IT180               Introduction to Computer Technology   4
                      Administration                            4               IT202               Introduction to IT                    4
IT400                 Information Technology Architectures      4               IT225               IT Support Systems                    4
IT481                 IT Capstone I                             4               IT240               Server Fundamentals                   4
IT482                 IT Capstone II                            4               IT260               Computer System Support Capstone      4
                                                                                IT441               IT Strategic Planning                 4
Selected Elective Courses                                                       IT460               Managing Information Systems          4
All students in the BSIT program must complete the specified number             ITMXXX              ITM courses as available.             4
of hours by selecting courses in each of the following categories:
INTERDISCIPLINARY ELECTIVE (4 hrs)                                              PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Select a total of 4 hours from:                                                 (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
INTD140               Customer Service                          2               • C++ Programming (Electives CS115, CS215, CS230)
INTD260               Career Development                        2               • Cisco CCNA™ Preparation (IT200, elective ITM321)
                                 or                                             • Cisco CCNP™ Preparation (ITM323, ITM324, ITM325, elective ITM322)
INTD340               Career Planning                           4               • Cisco CCSP™ Preparation (Electives ITM326, ITM327, ITM328,
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE (12 hrs)                                                  ITM329, ITM330)
Select a total of 12 hours from the following groups:                           • Client Java Programming (Electives — either IT115 and IT215 or CS245)
Select one course from:                                                         • Computer Network Telecommunications (IT200, IT300)
PSYC100               Introduction to Psychology                4               • CompTIA A+™ Fundamentals (Elective IT180)
SOCL101               Introduction to Sociology                 4               • CompTIA Network+™ Fundamentals (IT200)
Select one two-course option from:                                              • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE™) Preparation (Electives
HIST150               World History Since 1500                  4                 ITM300, ITM302, ITM304, ITM306, ITM309 and either ITM311 or ITM312)
HIST250               World Cultures and Values                 4               • Object-Oriented Methods (CS376)
                                 or                                             • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
HIST210               World History and Culture I               4               • Software Engineering Application (IT481, IT482)
HIST310               World History and Culture II              4               • Software Engineering Process (CS376, Elective CS366)
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING ELECTIVES (12 hrs)                                  • UNIX Network Administration (IT200, IT340)
Choose 12 credits of one language from OBJECT-ORIENTED                          • UNIX Programming (CS146, elective CS345)
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE course list                                12              • Visual Basic Programming (Electives EBUS115, EBUS215)
PROFESSIONAL TRACK ELECTIVES (12 hrs)                                           • Web Page Development (EBUS208, elective EBUS218)
                                                                                Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational preparation for certification by outside agen-
Choose 12 credits from PROFESSIONAL TRACK list                  12              cies. Requirements for taking and passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
ELECTIVES (16 hours)                                                            and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take/pass
                                                                                certification examinations regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
Choose 16 credit hours from CS/IT/EBUS list                     16
TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                             180             There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certificates available in this degree program
                                                                                that can be earned by completing the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not be
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING ELECTIVES (Select one language)                     available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be available that are not listed here. Contact
EBUS115               Visual Basic Programming                  4               your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor for more information.

                                                                       Bachelor’s 71
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (BSVC)
Businesses rely on various kinds of media to carry their message, make a sale or simply entertain their audience or customer. Graduates
who are skilled in solving marketing and communication challenges with a wide range of graphic and digital solutions can have a rewarding
future. Advertising agencies, design firms, public relations firms, printing companies, the media and in-house departments are among the
organizations that seek designers, artists and production managers with bachelor’s degrees.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Combine business, advertising, and marketing strategies used in the            What are the career opportunities with this degree?
  graphic design industry.                                                       A CTU degree in visual communications could prepare you for entry-level
• Convert customer requests into clear specifications.                           and advanced positions such as advertising artist, art director, graphic de-
• Apply budget, project planning and legal constraints.                          signer, production manager, illustrator, technical artist, Web developer or
• Combine and evaluate the use of design, drawing, thumbnail, and                designer.
  storyboarding concepts.
• Select and utilize the appropriate graphic design processes to meet the
  client’s expectations.
                                                                                 Does the BSVC degree program have certificates or
• Use design techniques to build Web pages.
                                                                                 certification opportunities?
                                                                                 There are many certificate opportunities including the following: computer
• Select appropriate techniques and technologies for both print and web media.
                                                                                 illustration, advanced graphic design and typography.
• Demonstrate advanced digital image creation/manipulation techniques.
• Create and refine individual graphic design resume and portfolio.
• Demonstrate professionalism, meet deadlines, and effectively interface         What skills can I attain with this program?
  with clients.                                                                  CTU’s BSVC degree program is designed to build a strong base of contem-
                                                                                 porary, real-world business skills from professionals who are experienced
                                                                                 visual communications professionals. In addition to important undergradu-
                                                                                 ate foundation studies, you can learn how to assess communication chal-
PREPARATORY                                                                      lenges and identify approaches to solving them, analyze the effectiveness of
                                                                                 graphic and digital concepts, and work in a multimedia design environment,
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     prepare complex design projects in a studio-like environment and build a
                                                                                 professional portfolio.
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.           Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080              English Composition Preparation           4
IT080                Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060              Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080              Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                           “MY NEEDS ARE BEING MET IN A COMPREHENSIVE WAY, FROM ADMISSIONS
                            TO ACADEMIC ADVISING TO FINANCIAL AID TO THE CLASSROOM. I’VE
                            NEVER HAD THAT BEFORE.”                          — Thomas Herring, Student


                                                                        Bachelor’s 72
                              PROGRAM                                                                        CERTIFICATES
                              COURSES                                                                        OFFERED
BSVC Program Requirements                                                   PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.          Course Name                             Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111             English Composition I                   4
ENGL112             English Composition II                  4               • Fundamentals of Computer Illustration (VC130, VC110, VC210,
ENGL200             Professional Writing                    4                 VC250)
ENGL210             Professional Speaking                   4               • Advanced Computer Illustration (VC225, elective VC325)
MATHEMATICS (8 hrs)                                                         • Drawing (VC110, VC210)
IT254               Spreadsheet Applications                4
MATH143             Business Algebra                        4               • Fundamentals of Graphic Design (VC120, VC250)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                         • Graphic Design (VC120, VC215)
HUM200              Art and Music Appreciation              4               • Advanced Graphic Design (VC216, VC315)
PHIL310             Ethics                                  4               • Typography (VC130, VC230)
VC250               Theory and History of Design            4               • Customer Service (INTD140)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)
INTD140             Customer Service                        2               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
INTD260             Career Development                      2               • Web Page Development (EBUS208, elective EBUS218)
INTD111             Creating Academic & Professional Success4               • Web Page Development Advanced (Electives EBUS228, EBUS325)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (8 hrs)                                                      • Desktop Publishing (VC270, VC370)
HIST150             World History Since 1500                4
PSYC100             Introduction to Psychology              4               • Advanced Desktop Publishing (VC371, VC365)
BUSINESS (8 hrs)
BADM201             Introduction to Business                4               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
MKTG301             Introduction to Marketing               4               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (12 hrs)
EBUS208             Web Site/Portfolio Development          4               passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
IT202               Introduction to IT                      4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
IT235               Database Applications with Access       4               graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS (76 hrs)                                 of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
VC110               Drawing I                               4
VC120               Design Fundamentals                     4
VC130               Typography I                            4               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
VC210               Drawing II                              4               cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
VC215               Graphic Design I                        4               the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
VC216               Graphic Design II                       4               be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
VC225               Computer Illustration I                 4
VC230               Typography II                           4               available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
VC240               Digital Imaging I                       4               tor for more information.
VC241               Digital Imaging II                      4
VC270               Desktop Publishing I                    4
VC315               Graphic Design III                      4
VC322               Production Standards                    4
VC330               Advertising Design                      4
VC370               Desktop Publishing II                   4
VC430               Promotional Design                      4
VC450               Corporate Design Strategies             4
VC480               Senior Design Project                   4
VC485               Supervised Studio Projects              4
INTERNSHIP or CAPSTONE (4 hrs)
Choose 4 credits from the INTERNSHIP/CAPSTONE list          4
GRAPHIC DESIGN or DIGITAL DESIGN TRACK
(select one)                                                20
ELECTIVES (8 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 8 credit hours                8
TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                         180
Course No.      Course Name                                Hrs.
INTERNSHIP/CAPSTONE (4 hrs)
VC496           Internship                                 4
                    or
VC497           Capstone                                   4
GRAPHIC DESIGN TRACK (20 hrs)
VC310           Corporate Identity Development             4
VC325           Computer Illustration II                   4
VC340           Branding and Packaging                     4
VC365           Editorial Design                           4
VC371           Desktop Publishing III                     4
DIGITAL DESIGN TRACK (20 hrs)
EBUS218         Multimedia for the Web                     4
EBUS228         Advanced Web Publishing                    4
EBUS325         Web Design                                 4
EBUS420         Web Based Database Applications            4
VC375           Digital Video Editing                      4

                                                                   Bachelor’s 73
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
COMPUTER ENGINEERING (BSCE)
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering degree program is designed to prepare graduates to enter one of the newest and most excit-
ing engineering fields. Computer engineers are not only involved in the design of the computer hardware essential to today’s world, they may
be called on to develop software, program microprocessors, or design wired or wireless networks. The BSCE program at CTU is accredited by
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSCE program are: 1) to develop a student’s discipline and expertise to a sufficient degree to be a productive, entry-level
computer engineer within industry, and 2) to prepare a student academically for entry into the Master of Science in Computer Engineering
(MSCE) program.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to identify,       What is Computer Engineering?
  formulate and solve engineering problems.                                      If you’ve ever wondered who creates the software for a digital telephone
• Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.         system, supervises the installation of a Local Area Network (LAN), designs
• Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within the         smaller, more powerful computer chips, or develops the specialized com-
  context of hardware systems, software systems, computer networks and           puter hardware for a satellite, quite often the answer is: computer engineers.
                                                                                 Computer engineering is a blend of the digital electronics design skills from
  IC-based digital electronic circuits (chips).
                                                                                 electrical engineering, the software development skills from computer sci-
• Assess the impact of engineering solutions in a global and                     ence, and the network design skills from information technology. As with
  societal context.                                                              any engineering, it involves the application of high-level math and science
• Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools                        skills to the design of products and systems that improve our quality of life or
  necessary for current engineering practice.                                    strengthen national defense.


                                                                                 How much math does the BSCE program involve?
PREPARATORY                                                                      Students must have a strong math background in order to be successful in
                                                                                 the BSCE program. The starting point for BSCE requirements is calculus
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     (college algebra and trigonometry are prerequisites to the program), although
                                                                                 several of the introductory circuits and electronics classes and all of the digi-
                                                                                 tal electronics classes may be taken with a minimum of college algebra and
                                                                                 trigonometry.
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.    What kinds of jobs are available for CE’s in the local
                                                                                 community?
Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.               Local companies are heavily involved in the entire spectrum of product and
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4                  system design, testing and support. On the commercial side, a number of
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4                  companies employ CE’s for product support with a heavy customer focus,
CS104               Problem Solving Concepts with C++         4                  while others are looking for expertise to design anything from memories to
                                                                                 specialized digital circuits. On the government contractor side, several local
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4                  companies need CE’s to design the command, control, communications,
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4                  computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems that
MATH103             College Algebra                           4                  are the backbone of national defense.
MATH104             Trigonometry                              4
MATH115             Pre-Calculus                              4
                                                                                 I had a lot of electronics training in the past. Can I use it
ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level     as transfer credit?
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-    Certain circuits, electronics and digital systems courses taken in the military, at
                                                                                 a community college, or at a technical trades school may be used as transfer
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.                                                 credit in the CE program. One of the main differences between CE courses
                                                                                 and other electronics courses is the focus on design. The most important
                                                                                 consideration in applying transfer credit is to ensure that you will be successful
                                                                                 wherever you enter the CE program. Your Admissions Advisor/Mentor, in co-
                                                                                 operation with the Dean of Engineering, will be able to advise you on the best
                                                                                 way to apply your transfer credits.



                          “CTU AFFORDS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE NEW HORIZONS, BOTH
                           PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.”                — Dan Shigley, Student


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                            PROGRAM                                                                      CERTIFICATES
                            COURSES                                                                      OFFERED
BSCE Program Requirements                                               PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS
Course No.      Course Name                             Hrs.            PROGRAM: (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111         English Composition I                   4               • Electronic System Design (Advanced) (EE472, EE490, EE491,
ENGL112         English Composition II                  4                 PMGT405)
ENGL200         Professional Writing                    4               • C++ Programming (CS115, CS215, CS230)
ENGL210         Professional Speaking                   4               • Object-Oriented Methods (CS376)
HUMANITIES (8 hrs)                                                      • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation              4               • Software Engineering Process (CS366, CS376)
PHIL310         Ethics                                  4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (2 hrs)                                               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
INTD260         Career Development                      2               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE (47 hrs)                                          passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
MATH200         Discrete Mathematics                    4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
MATH201         Calculus I                              4               graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
MATH202         Calculus II                             5
                                                                        of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MATH302         Differential Equations                  5
MATH304         Linear Algebra                          4
                                                                        There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
MATH366         Probability and Statistics              5
                                                                        cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
CHE105          Introduction to Chemistry               5
                                                                        the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
PHY211          Physics I – Mechanics                   5
PHY212          Physics II – Heat, Light and Sound      5               be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
PHY350          Solid State Physics                     5               available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
SOCIAL SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                 tor for more information.
ECON201         Macroeconomics                          4
HISTXXX         History Elective                        4               THE COLORADO SPRINGS CAMPUS IS AFFILIATED WITH:
PSYC100         Introduction to Psychology              4                       The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (4 hrs)                                                 CTU has met the requirements for affiliation with the Accredita-
PMGT405         Project Management: Theory & Techniques 4                       tion Board for Engineering and Technology. www.abet.org
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)
CS115           Programming with C++                    4
CS146           Introduction to UNIX                    4
EBUS208         Web Site/Portfolio Development          4
IT200           Introduction to Networking              4
GENERAL ENGINEERING (4 hrs)
EE110           Introduction to Engineering             4
CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (15 hrs)
EE221           Circuit Analysis I                      5
EE331           Circuit Analysis II                     5
EE341           Advanced Circuit Analysis               5
DIGITAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (27 hrs)
CE242           Computer Architecture                   4
EE252           Digital Design I                        5
EE312           Embedded Microcontrollers               5
EE352           Digital Design II                       5
CE412           Advanced Computer Architecture          4
EE472           Advanced Digital System Design          4
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (14 hrs)
EE325           CMOS Design                             5
EE375           Electronic Design I                     5
EE385           Instrumentation                         4
COMPUTER SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (20 hrs)
CS215           Intermediate C++ Programming            4
CS230           Data Structures                         4
CS340           Operating Systems                       4
CS366           Software Engineering Methods            4
CS376           Object-Oriented Methods                 4
PRODUCT DESIGN (8 hrs)
EE490           Product Design I                        4
EE491           Product Design II                       4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                     193

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (BSEE)
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program is designed to prepare graduates to enter what is arguably the most diverse
and useful engineering discipline in our world today. From global positioning technology that can track the location of a vehicle to sub-micron,
integrated circuit (IC) chips that power today’s wireless technologies, electrical engineers are responsible for some of the world’s most exciting
technological breakthroughs. The BSEE program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSEE program are: 1) to develop a student’s discipline and expertise to a sufficient degree to be a productive, entry-level
electrical engineer within industry, and 2) to prepare a student academically for entry into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
(MSEE) program.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering                    What is Electrical Engineering?
  to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.                         If you’ve ever wondered who designed the chips in your computer, the “in-
• Design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data.         sides” of your cell phone, the system that delivers power to your home, the
• Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within the         electronics in your stereo, or satellite TVs, the answer is: electrical engineers.
  context of digital systems, electronics systems and communication systems.     All of these devices and systems involve electrical or electronic signals and
• Assess the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.   systems and all were created by people with the mathematics, science and
• Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for          design skills we have come to call Electrical Engineering.
  current engineering practice.
                                                                                 What kinds of jobs are available for EE’s in the local
                                                                                 community?
                                                                                 Local companies are heavily involved in the entire spectrum of product and
                                                                                 system design, testing and support. On the commercial side, there are sev-
PREPARATORY                                                                      eral companies that employ EE’s to design, improve and test integrated cir-
                                                                                 cuit products (“chips”), while other companies may employ EE’s for product
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     support, with a heavy customer focus. On the government contractor side,
                                                                                 local firms need EE’s to design the command, control, communications,
                                                                                 computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count   that are the backbone of national defense.
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.
                                                                                 How much math does the BSEE program involve?
Course No.          Course Name                                Hrs.              Students must have a strong math background in order to be successful in
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation            4                 the BSEE program. The starting point for BSEE requirements is calculus
                                                                                 (college algebra and trigonometry are prerequisites to the program), although
IT080               Introduction to Computing                  4
                                                                                 several of the introductory circuits and electronics classes, and all of the
CS104               Problem Solving Concepts with C++          4                 digital electronics classes, may be taken with a minimum of college algebra
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                                4                 and trigonometry.
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                         4
MATH103             College Algebra                            4                 I had a lot of electronics training in the past. Can I use
MATH104             Trigonometry                               4                 it as transfer credit?
MATH115             Pre-Calculus                               4                 Certain circuits, electronics and digital systems courses taken in the mili-
                                                                                 tary, at a community college, or at a technical trades school may be used
ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level     as transfer credit in the EE program. One of the main differences between
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-    EE courses and other electronics courses is the focus on design. The most
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.                                                 important consideration in applying transfer credit is to ensure that you will
                                                                                 be successful wherever you enter the EE program. Your Admissions Advisor/
                                                                                 Mentor, in cooperation with the Dean of Engineering, will be able to advise
                                                                                 you on the best way to apply your transfer credits.




                          CTU HAS BEEN A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE FOR ME. IT HAS GIVEN ME THE
                           CONFIDENCE TO ACHIEVE ANY GOALS I CAN SET.         — Gene Green, Student


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                          PROGRAM                                                                  CERTIFICATES
                          COURSES                                                                  OFFERED
BSEE Program Requirements                                         PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS
Course No.      Course Name                           Hrs.        PROGRAM: (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111         English Composition I                 4           • Electronic System Design (Advanced) (EE47X, EE490, EE491,
ENGL112         English Composition II                4             PMGT405)
ENGL200         Professional Writing                  4           • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
ENGL210         Professional Speaking                 4
HUMANITIES (8 hrs)
                                                                  Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation            4
PHIL310         Ethics                                4           ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE (53 hrs)                                    passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
MATH201         Calculus I                            4           and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
MATH202         Calculus II                           5           graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
MATH302         Differential Equations                5           of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MATH304         Linear Algebra                        4
MATH366         Probability and Statistics            5           There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
CHE105          Introduction to Chemistry             5           cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
EE335           Advanced Engineering Mathematics      5           the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
PHY211          Physics I – Mechanics                 5           be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
PHY212          Physics II – Heat, Light and Sound    5           available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
PHY340          Electromagnetics                      5           tor for more information.
PHY350          Solid State Physics                   5
INTERDISCIPLINARY (2 hrs)
INTD260         Career Development                    2           THE COLORADO SPRINGS CAMPUS IS AFFILIATED WITH:
SOCIAL SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                   The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
ECON201         Macroeconomics                        4                    CTU has met the requirements for affiliation with the Accredi-
HIST150         World History Since 1500              4                   tation Board for Engineering and Technology. www.abet.org
PSYC100         Introduction to Psychology            4
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (4 hrs)
PMGT405         Project Management:
                Theory and Techniques                 4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (8 hrs)
CS115           Programming with C++                  4
EBUS208         Web Site/Portfolio Development        4
GENERAL ENGINEERING (4 hrs)
EE110           Introduction to Engineering           4
CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (15 hrs)
EE221           Circuit Analysis I                    5
EE331           Circuit Analysis II                   5
EE341           Advanced Circuit Analysis             5
DIGITAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (19 hrs)
CE242           Computer Architecture                 4
EE252           Digital Design I                      5
EE312           Embedded Microcontrollers             5
EE352           Digital Design II                     5
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (24 hrs)
EE325           CMOS Design                           5
EE375           Electronic Design I                   5
EE385           Instrumentation                       4
EE395           Electronic Design II                  5
EE415           Advanced Electronic Design            5
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (12 hrs)
EE343           Signals and Systems                   4
EE443           Communications Systems I              4
EE463           Communications Systems II             4
PRODUCT DESIGN (8 hrs)
EE490           Product Design I                      4
EE491           Product Design II                     4
SYSTEM DESIGN ELECTIVES (select two - 8 hrs)
EE472           Advanced Digital System Design        4
EE473           Advanced Communications System Design 4
EE474           Advanced Control System Design        4
EE475           Advanced Electronic System Design     4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                193

                                                         Bachelor’s 77
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
ACCOUNTING (BSACC)
An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will spur the
job growth of accountants and auditors. Increasingly, accountants also are assuming the role of a personal financial advisor. In response to
market demand, these financial specialists will offer more financial management and consulting services as they take on a greater advisory
role. In addition to openings resulting from growth, the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations
will produce numerous job openings.

The BSACC degree program is designed to equip you with a variety of skills including corporate accounting, taxation, governmental and not-
for-profit accounting, and auditing. This unique program also builds in skills to prepare you with the knowledge required to not only become
a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management accountant (CMA), but also prepare you to become a Certified Financial Planner
(CFP) . In addition, the curriculum provides you with an opportunity to develop your intellectual, interpersonal and communication skills so
that you can succeed in the business world.


PROGRAM                                                                           FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                          QUESTIONS
• Apply the knowledge and skills of accounting, management, business              Why is the MBA-ACC important to business?
  mathematics, and the liberal arts to identify, resolve, and communicate         Accountants are key players in the financial information arena of all orga-
  relevant accounting issues.                                                     nizations. They provide much of the information utilized by for-profit and
• Prepare, comprehend and interpret the required financial statements ac-         not-for-profit organizations in the decision-making needed to help the orga-
  cording to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).                     nization attain its goals. Accountants and auditors help to ensure that orga-
• Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the importance of the moral standards          nizations are run more efficiently, public records are kept more accurately,
  embodied in the professional code of ethics.                                    and taxes are paid properly and on time. They perform these vital functions
• Distinguish between financial, managerial, cost accounting and tax ac-          by offering an increasingly wide array of business and accounting services
                                                                                  to their clients. These services include public, management and government
  counting principles and practices.
                                                                                  accounting, as well as internal auditing. However, accountants and auditors
• Distinguish the appropriate information to be used in managerial                are broadening the services they offer to include budget analysis, financial
  decision making.                                                                and investment planning, information technology consulting and limited le-
• Distinguish between the accounting principles used for federal income           gal services. Beyond the fundamental tasks of the occupation — preparing,
  taxation of both individuals and business, and evaluate the impact of those     analyzing and verifying financial documents in order to provide information
  differences on the financial statements and managerial decision making.         to clients — many accountants now are required to possess a wide range of
• Identify, formulate, and communicate the relevant accounting issues in          knowledge and skills.
  the Sarbanes-Oxley era.
• Manage a complete set of accounts for a small to moderate-sized organization.
                                                                                  What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                  This degree program is designed to prepare you for career opportunities in
                                                                                  both the private and public sectors. In addition to being able to manage
PREPARATORY                                                                       a complete set of accounts for a small-to moderate-size organization, you
                                                                                  could be employed as a financial analyst; cost accountant or analyst; tax,
REQUIREMENTS                                                                      internal, or external auditor; or controller.

                                                                                  When combined with CTU’s Bachelor of Science program in accounting, the
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
                                                                                  MBA-ACC degree is designed to meet the educational requirements for the
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or     CPA examination.
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.           Course Name                                Hrs.
ENGL080              English Composition Preparation            4
IT080                Introduction to Computing                  4
MATH060              Pre-Algebra                                4
MATH080              Elementary Algebra                         4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.



                           “COLORADO TECH IS WHERE I’M BUILDING MY FUTURE, EVERY SINGLE DAY.”
                                                                                                                                  — Beth Godwin, Student


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                             PROGRAM                                                                                       PROGRAM
                             COURSES                                                                                       COURSES
BSACC Program Requirements                                                FINP430       Estate Planning                                                                   4
Course No.      Course Name                               Hrs.            FINC430       Money and Capital Markets
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)                                                                 (Not in Sioux Falls)                                                              4
ENGL111         English Composition I                     4                                        or
ENGL112         English Composition II                    4               FINP450       Financial Planning Capstone                                                       4
ENGL200         Professional Writing                      4               HRMT440       Managing Organizational Change                                                    4
ENGL210         Professional Speaking                     4                             (Sioux Falls Campus only)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                       MKTG301       Introduction to Marketing                                                         4
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation                4               MANAGEMENT/PROJECT MANAGEMENT (8 hrs)
LITR220         Values in World Literature                4               HRMT310       Human Resource Management                                                         4
PHIL310         Ethics                                    4               PMGT405       Project Management: Theory & Techniques                                           4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)                                 TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                                                             180
EBUS208         Web Site/Portfolio Development            4
IT202           Introduction to IT                        4               PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS
IT235           Database Applications with Access         4               PROGRAM: (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
IT254           Spreadsheet Applications                  4
                            or                                            • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
MATH101         Applied Math Concepts                     4                 FINC400)
MATHEMATICS (8 hrs)                                                       • Business Fundamentals (HRMT310, IT202, MGMT201, MKTG301)
MATH143         Business Algebra                          4               • Decision Making in Operations (ACCT351, ECON301, electives
MATH306         Computer Assisted Statistics              4                 INTD140, MGMT360)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4/8 hrs)                                               • Financial Accounting (ACCT341, ACCT342, ACCT421)
INTD111         Creating Academic & Professional Success 4                • Financial Statement Analysis (ACCT341, ACCT342, FINC400)
INTD340         Career Planning (Sioux Falls Campus only) 4               • Income Tax (ACCT361, ACCT362)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)                                                   • Management Essentials (HRMT440, MGMT201, MGMT305)
ECON201         Macroeconomics                            4               • Organizational Systems Improvement (BADM360, BADM480, elec-
HIST150         World History since 1500                  4                 tive HRMT440)
HIST250         World Cultures and Values                 4               • Personal Financial Planning (FINP310, FINP315, FINP320,
                            or                                              FINP420, FINP430, FINP450)
HIST210         World History and Culture I               4               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
HIST310         World History and Culture II              4               • Risk and Legal Environment (BADM410, BADM420, FINP315)
PSYC100         Introduction to Psychology                4               • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BADM475,
                            or                                              FINC400, HRMT310, MKTG301)
SOCL101         Introduction to Sociology                 4
BUSINESS (100/96 hrs)                                                     Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational preparation for certification by outside agen-
                                                                          cies. Requirements for taking and passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
ACCT201         Accounting I                              4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take/pass
ACCT202         Accounting II                             4               certification examinations regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
ACCT203         Accounting III                            4               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certificates available in this degree program
ACCT341         Intermediate Accounting I                 4               that can be earned by completing the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not be
ACCT342         Intermediate Accounting II                4               available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be available that are not listed here. Contact
                                                                          your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor for more information.
ACCT351         Cost Accounting                           4
ACCT361         Tax Accounting I                          4               Accounting courses at CTU meet the educational standards of the American Institute of Certified Public Ac-
                                                                          countants (AICPA). The student who meets the unique requirements of the State Board of Accounting in their
ACCT362         Tax Accounting II                         4               state’s Application for CPA Licensure is qualified to sit for the CPA exam.
ACCT421         Advanced Accounting                       4
ACCT441         Auditing                                  4
BADM201         Introduction to Business                  4
BADM305         Organizational Behavior                   4
BADM360         Operations Management                     4
BADM410         Business Law I                            4
BADM420         Business Law II                           4
BADM475         Small Business Management and
                Entrepreneurship                          4
                            or
BADM480         Business Strategy and Policy              4
                            or
ACCT475         Internship                                4
EBUS308         Introduction to e-Business                4
                (Sioux Falls Campus only)
ECON202         Microeconomics                            4
FINC400         Financial Management                      4
FINP310         Taxation in Financial Planning            4
FINP315         Principles of Risk Management & Insurance 4
FINP320         Investments (Not in Sioux Falls)          4
FINP420         Employee Benefits & Retirement Planning 4
                (Not in Sioux Falls)

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
HUMAN RESOURCE
MANAGEMENT (BSBA-HRM)
Recent legislation and court rulings, rising health care costs, globalization, increased complexity of many jobs, the aging of the workforce, in-
creased usage of human resource information systems and technological advances that can leave employees with obsolete skills will continue
to increase the demand for human resource professionals. Human resource management is the study of issues that affect people at work.

CTU’s BSBA-HRM degree concentration is designed to prepare the aspiring human resource professional to participate as an integral member
of an organization’s management team. The complexities of today’s legal environment, together with increased emphasis on customer service
and competitiveness through effective personnel management, have dramatically affected the role and responsibilities of the human resource
manager. Program curriculum is designed to develop insight into management structures and processes and to build professional skills in
communication, human resources and systems management.

PROGRAM                                                                                 FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                                QUESTIONS
PROGRAM OUTCOMES - BSBA Core                                                            Why is the BSBA-HRM important to business?
• Demonstrate knowledge of the basic functional areas of management.                    Today’s fast-paced business world demands strong leadership and manage-
• Assess personal leadership style and adapt to needs of situations,                    ment skills together with technical competence, communication skills and
  employees, and co-workers.                                                            the ability to contribute to bottom-line profitability. Contemporary manage-
• Demonstrate the critical skills necessary to solve business problems.
• Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and                 ment professionals who understand the complexities of a technology-driven,
  statistics to make effective decisions.                                               globally influenced business community are needed across a broad range of
• Understand the impact a global and electronic marketplace has on                      industry types.
  management practices, human resources, and strategic decision making.
• Understand the legal and global environments in which businesses operate.             Every manager needs to be aware of the federal regulations that govern
• Act as a change agent to assist organizations, individuals, and teams to              Human Resources and Labor Relations. In many companies, HR functions
  adapt successfully to continuous change.                                              are being turned over to line managers and supervisors as a cost savings,
• Participate as a collaborative solution finder in a team environment.                 while the actual HR functions are being outsourced to 1-800 numbers and
• Demonstrate the ability to work comfortably and effectively in multicultural teams.   Intranet sites. Thus, the department manager is being relied on more and
                                                                                        more to be knowledgeable about HR issues. For this reason, the Human
PROGRAM OUTCOMES - HRM Concentration
• Demonstrate a sense of responsibility for one’s own learning and the                  Resource Management Concentration can be an excellent choice for those
  ability to assess and continuously improve.                                           who wish to work in the management field.
• Understand the rapidly changing and expanding role of the contemporary
  and future human resource manager.
• Develop strategies for human resource planning.                                       What are the possible career opportunities?
• Participate in the employee selection, placement, promotion, and                      Human resource professionals provide a broad range of services in the orga-
  termination processes.                                                                nization, from compensation and benefits, training and development, selec-
• Develop employee compensation, benefits, and payroll systems.                         tion, recruitment, retention, OSHA, affirmative action and EEO compliance,
• Understand employee diversity and labor relations.                                    diversity, new employee orientation, performance appraisal, succession
• Understand contemporary employment law.                                               planning, career development, job redesign and labor relations. Your degree
• Recognize and resolve ethical issues.
                                                                                        may prepare you for positions including human resource manager, benefits
                                                                                        administrator, compensation planner, employee assistance program admin-
                                                                                        istrator, recruiter or trainer. Human resource professionals are employed in
PREPARATORY                                                                             virtually every industry.

REQUIREMENTS                                                                            The program is designed to provide a foundation so that those who wish to
                                                                                        seek further professional certification, such as Professional in Human Re-
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count          sources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or           the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), can prepare for that
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.           certification process.
Course No.            Course Name                                    Hrs.
ENGL080               English Composition Preparation                4
IT080                 Introduction to Computing                      4
MATH060               Pre-Algebra                                    4
MATH080               Elementary Algebra                             4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.


                               “I TRAVELED ALL THE WAY FROM KENYA TO PURSUE MY MASTER’S AT CTU.”
                                                                                                                                     — Adan Abdulrazaaq, Student

                                                                              Bachelor’s 80
                            PROGRAM                                                                     PROGRAM
                            COURSES                                                                     COURSES
BSBA-HRM Program Requirements                                          PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.           Course Name                             Hrs.      (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111              English Composition I                   4
ENGL112              English Composition II                  4         • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL200              Professional Writing                    4           FINC400)
ENGL210              Professional Speaking                   4         • Business Fundamentals (HRMT310, IT202, BADM201, MKTG301)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                    • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, HIST250)
HUMN200              Art and Music Appreciation              4
LITR220              Values in World Literature              4         • Customer Service (INTD140)
PHIL310              Ethics                                  4         • Human Resource Development (HRMT 310, HRMT410,
MATHEMATICS (12 hrs)                                                     HRMT440)
MATH143              Business Algebra                        4         • Human Resource Management (HRMT310, HRMT320, HRMT330,
MATH306              Computer Assisted Statistics            4           HRMT420)
MATH476              Quantitative Decision Making            4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)                                              • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, HRMT440)
INTD111              Creating Academic & Professional Success4         • Organizational Systems Improvement (BADM360, BADM480,
INTD140              Customer Service                        2           HRMT440)
INTD260              Career Development                                • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
                                or
INTD340              Career Planning                         4         • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BADM475,
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)                                                  FINC400, HRMT310, MKTG301)
ECON201              Macroeconomics                          4
PSYC100              Introduction to Psychology              4         Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
                                or
SOCL101              Introduction to Sociology               4         ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
HIST150              World History Since 1500                4         passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
HIST250              World Cultures and Values               4         and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
                                or                                     graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
HIST210              World History and Culture I             4         of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
HIST310              World History and Culture II            4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)
EBUS208              Web Site/Portfolio Development          4         There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
IT202                Introduction to IT                      4         cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
IT235                Database Applications with Access       4         the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
IT254                 Spreadsheet Applications               4
                                or                                     be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
MATH101              Applied Math Concepts                   4         available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (64 hrs)                                       tor for more information.
ACCT201              Accounting I                            4
ACCT202              Accounting II                           4         AFFILIATED WITH:
ACCT203              Accounting III                          4
BADM201              Introduction to Business                4                The Society for Human Resource Management
BADM305              Organizational Behavior                 4                CTU has met the requirements for affiliation with the Society
BADM350              International Business                  4                of Human Resource Management. www.shrm.org
BADM360              Operations Management                   4
BADM410              Business Law I                          4
BADM475              Small Business Management and
                     Entrepreneurship                        4
                                or
BADM480              Business Strategy and Policy            4
EBUS308              Introduction to e-Business              4
ECON202              Microeconomics                          4
FINC400              Financial Management                    4
HRMT310              Human Resource Management               4
HRMT440              Managing Organizational Change          4
MKTG301              Introduction to Marketing               4
PMGT405              Project Management: Theory & Techniques 4
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (24 hrs) Select 24
credit hours from the courses listed below
BADM370              Quality Management                      4
BADM405              Human Factors Analysis                  4
HRMT320              Compensation and Benefits               4
HRMT330              HRM Legal Environment                   4
HRMT410              Training and Employee Development       4
HRMT420              Managing Labor-Management Relations 4
HRMT430              Managing Organizational Change          4
MKTG320              Advertising and Public Relations        4
PMGT410              HR Project Management                   4
ELECTIVES (12 hrs)
Electives—(Choose a minimum of 12 credit hours of course electives)
TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                     180

                                                              Bachelor’s 81
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGEMENT (BSBA-L/SCM)
The BSBA-L/SCM degree program can prepare you with skills and knowledge you need to manage a cost effective, efficient global supply
chain. The program covers qualitative and quantitative techniques of distribution management, inventory control, procurement, and supplier
management from a global perspective. The BSBA-L/SCM degree program is designed to enable you to reduce inventory cost, increase cus-
tomer service and provide an organization with greater flexibility and competitiveness.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
PROGRAM OUTCOMES - BSBA Core                                                     What are the possible career opportunities?
• Demonstrate knowledge of the basic functional areas of management.             This program is designed to prepare you for positions in logistics/supply
• Assess personal leadership style and adapt to needs of situations,             chain management, purchasing, procurement, contract administration, dis-
  employees, and co-workers.
• Demonstrate the critical skills necessary to solve business problems.          tribution and manufacturing. Logistics involves so many critical business
• Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and          activities that nearly every Fortune 500 and Global 500 company can be
  statistics to make effective decisions.                                        considered a potential employer for logistics professionals. The same can be
• Understand the impact a global and electronic marketplace has on               said for smaller public and private companies around the world. Any com-
  management practices, human resources, and strategic decision making.
• Understand the legal and global environments in which businesses operate.      pany that purchases and/or sells products or services has a need for logistics
• Act as a change agent to assist organizations, individuals, and teams to       professionals to manage the flow of products, services and information lo-
  adapt successfully to continuous change.                                       cally, nationally and internationally.
• Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement
  in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.                   The knowledge and skills taught in this program can assist you in obtaining
• Participate as a collaborative solution finder in a team environment.
• Demonstrate the ability to work comfortably and effectively in                 professional certification in various logistics disciplines offered by the Ameri-
  multicultural teams.                                                           can Production and Inventory Control Society.
• Demonstrate a sense of responsibility for one’s own learning and the
  ability to assess and continuously improve.
• Demonstrate the application of management information systems                  Why is the BSBA-L/SCM important to business?
  including spreadsheets and database applications.                              With the globalization of the economy and the rise of e-business, logistics
PROGRAM OUTCOMES - L/SCM Concentration                                           has become a key element of corporate competitive advantage. The growing
• Demonstrate and apply the relevance and applicability of logistics             recognition by industry of the value of more effective and efficient manage-
  methodologies in the area of business administration.                          ment of the supply chain has intensified demand for persons with formal
• Apply technical and management skills necessary to design, develop, and        education in this area. Logistics is the second largest employment sector
  implement a supply chain from a global perspective.                            in the United States. On an annual basis, $1.4 trillion is spent on logistics
• Apply practical solutions to issues associated with integrating supply
  chain factors throughout the value chain from product design, through          worldwide.*
  manufacturing, delivery, support, and disposal.
• Apply quantitative and qualitative managerial methods applicable               *Source: www.acinet.org
  to global supply chain management to include, inventory control,
  distribution, procurement, and contracting issues.

PREPARATORY
REQUIREMENTS
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.


                          “THE ACADEMIC SUPPORT TEAM ALWAYS MAKES THE EFFORT TO FIND
                               THE ANSWER THAT I NEED.”                   — John Moon, Student

                                                                      Bachelor’s 82
                              PROGRAM                                                                         PROGRAM
                              COURSES                                                                         COURSES
BSBA-L/SCM Program Requirements                                              PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4               • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4                 FINC400)
ENGL200           Professional Writing                       4
                                                                             • Business Fundamentals (BADM201, HRMT310, IT202, MKTG301)
ENGL210           Professional Speaking                      4
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                          • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, HIST250)
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4               • Contract Management ( LOG465 and PMGT427, electives LOG465,
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4                 LOG455)
PHIL310           Ethics                                     4               • Customer Service (INTD140)
MATHEMATICS (12 hrs)                                                         • Logistics/Supply Chain Management (LOG205, LOG325, LOG345)
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4               • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, HRMT440)
MATH306           Computer Assisted Statistics               4               • Organizational Systems Improvement (BADM360, BADM480,
MATH476           Quantitative Decision Making               4                 HRMT440)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)                                                    • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success 4                 • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BADM475,
INTD140           Customer Service                           2
                                                                               FINC400, HRMT310, MKTG301)
INTD260           Career Development                         2
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
HIST250           World Cultures and Values                  4               passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
                             or                                              graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                  4               of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4               cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4
                                                                             the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4
                             or                                              be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4               available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (64 hrs)                                                 tor for more information.
ACCT201           Accounting I                               4
ACCT202           Accounting II                              4               AFFILIATED WITH:
ACCT203           Accounting III                             4                              The International Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE) and
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4                              the Logistics Education Foundation (LEF)
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4                              The International Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE)
BADM350           International Business                     4                              and the Logistics Education Foundation (LEF) endorse the
BADM360           Operations Management                      4                              Master of Science in Management with a concentration in
BADM410           Business Law I                             4
                                                                             Logistics/Supply Chain Management and associated certificate programs.
BADM475           Small Business Management
                  and Entrepreneurship                       4               www.sole.org
                             or
BADM480           Business Strategy and Policy               4
EBUS308           Introduction to e-Business                 4
ECON202           Microeconomics                             4
FINC400           Financial Management                       4
HRMT310           Human Resource Management                  4
HRMT440           Managing Organizational Change             4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                  4
PMGT405             4
ELECTIVES (12 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 12 credits hours of electives
12
LOGISTICS/SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
CONCENTRATION (24 hrs)
LOG205            Introduction to L/SCM                      4
LOG325            Transportation& Physical Distribution Mgmt 4
LOG345            Material and Inventory Management          4
PMGT427                      Contracts and Procurement 4
LOG465            Contract Pricing and Negotiation           4
LOG475            Global Supply Chain Management             4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                         180
                                                                    Bachelor’s 83
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
MANAGEMENT (BSBA-MGM)
Professional education in business administration serves to develop your capabilities so that you may assume positions of leadership and
responsibility at all levels of management in our society. Business managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations,
nonprofit institutions and government agencies. General managers and top executives hold over two million jobs in the U.S. They are found
in every industry; wholesale and retail trade, and service industries employ over six out of ten business managers.

PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
PROGRAM OUTCOMES - BSBA Core                                                     Why is the BSBA-MGM important to business?
• Demonstrate knowledge of the basic functional areas of management.             Today’s fast-paced business world demands strong leadership and manage-
• Assess personal leadership style and adapt to needs of situations,             ment skills together with technical competence, communication skills and
  employees, and co-workers.
                                                                                 the ability to contribute to bottom-line profitability. If you aspire to lead in the
• Demonstrate the critical skills necessary to solve business problems.
• Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and          world of business, this degree concentration helps you prepare.
  statistics to make effective decisions.
• Understand the impact a global and electronic marketplace has on               What are the possible career opportunities?
  management practices, human resources, and strategic decision making.          This program can prepare you for positions including account executive,
• Understand the legal and global environments in which businesses operate.      business consultant, sales representative, management analyst, stock bro-
• Act as a change agent to assist organizations, individuals, and teams to       ker, real estate professional or international relations manager. Since general
  adapt successfully to continuous change.
                                                                                 business managers plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the opera-
• Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement
  in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.                   tions of an organization and its major departments or programs, they are
• Participate as a collaborative solution finder in a team environment.          found in nearly all work settings.
• Demonstrate the ability to work comfortably and effectively in
  multicultural teams.
• Demonstrate a sense of responsibility for one’s own learning and the
  ability to assess and continuously improve.
• Demonstrate the application of management information systems
  including spreadsheets and database applications.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES -MGM Concentration
• Analyze business organizations from a managerial perspective.
• Apply theories and concepts related to human behavior
  in organizations.
• Recognize human behaviors and attitudes that could jeopardize an
  effective and efficient management of an organization.
• Utilize supervisory skills to effectively manage individuals and teams.
• Demonstrate competencies and professional skills in management and business.


PREPARATORY
REQUIREMENTS
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.           Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080              English Composition Preparation           4
IT080                Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060              Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080              Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.



                          “CTU GRANTS ME THE STATUS OF A ‘QUALITY CUSTOMER,’ ALWAYS
                           DESERVING SUPERIOR CUSTOMER SERVICE.”              — Carin Willis, Student

                                                                        Bachelor’s 84
                             PROGRAM                                                                          PROGRAM
                             COURSES                                                                          COURSES
BSBA-MGM Program Requirements                                                PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4               • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4                 FINC400)
ENGL200           Professional Writing                       4               • Business Fundamentals (BADM201, HRMT310, IT202, MKTG301)
ENGL210           Professional Speaking                      4
                                                                             • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, HIST250)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4               • Customer Service (INTD140)
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4               • Human Resource Development (HRMT410, HRMT440)
PHIL310           Ethics                                     4               • Human Resource Management (HRMT310, HRMT320, HRMT330,
MATHEMATICS (12 hrs)                                                           HRMT420)
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4               • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, HRMT440)
MATH306           Computer Assisted Statistics               4               • Organizational Systems Improvement (BADM360, BADM480,
MATH476           Quantitative Decision Making               4                 HRMT440)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)                                                    • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success   4               • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BADM475,
INTD140           Customer Service                           2                 FINC400, HRMT310, MKTG301)
INTD260           Career Development                         2
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)                                                      Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4
                                                                             ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4
HIST250           World Cultures and Values                  4               passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
                             or                                              graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                  4               of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4               cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4               the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4               be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
                             or                                              available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4               tor for more information.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (64 hrs)
ACCT201           Accounting I                               4
ACCT202           Accounting II                              4
ACCT203           Accounting III                             4
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4
BADM350           International Business                     4
BADM360           Operations Management                      4
BADM410           Business Law I                             4
BADM475           Small Business Management and
                  Entrepreneurship                           4
                             or
BADM480           Business Strategy and Policy               4
EBUS308           Introduction to e-Business                 4
ECON202           Microeconomics                             4
FINC400           Financial Management                       4
HRMT310           Human Resource Management                  4
HRMT440           Managing Organizational Change             4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                  4
PMGT405           Project Management: Theory & Techniques    4
ELECTIVES (12 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 12 credit hours                12
MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (24 hrs)
BADM370           Quality Management                         4
BADM405           Human Factors Analysis                     4
HRMT410           Training and Employee Development          4
LOG205            Introduction to Logistics/Supply
                  Chain Management                           4
MKTG110           Salesmanship                               4
PMGT415           Project Risk Management                    4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                          180

                                                                    Bachelor’s 85
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
MARKETING MANAGEMENT
(BSBA-MKT)
Opportunities for marketing professionals are expected to increase by as much as 20 percent through 20105. Marketing is the process of
planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges that satisfy indi-
vidual and organizational objectives. The BSBA-MKT is designed to prepare you to understand and apply marketing, sales and management
principles in order to contribute to organizational success.


PROGRAM                                                                                                FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                                               QUESTIONS
PROGRAM OUTCOMES - BSBA Core                                                                           Why is the BSBA-MKT important to business?
• Demonstrate knowledge of the basic functional areas of management.                                   In a competitive global market, successful businesses realize the importance
• Assess personal leadership style and adapt to needs of situations,                                   of understanding their markets and developing relationships with their cus-
  employees, and co-workers.
• Demonstrate the critical skills necessary to solve business problems.                                tomers. All marketing activities are designed to help get a good or service to
• Apply appropriate concepts and principles of finance, accounting, and                                users/consumers, to change behaviors or to influence ideas. Marketing skills
  statistics to make effective decisions.                                                              are a necessity in nearly every setting and profession in order to ensure eco-
• Understand the impact a global and electronic marketplace has on                                     nomic survival. After all, if you can’t sell your products or services or even
  management practices, human resources, and strategic decision making.                                your own ideas and skills, how can you expect to stay competitive?
• Understand the legal and global environments in which businesses operate.
• Act as a change agent to assist organizations, individuals, and teams to
  adapt successfully to continuous change.                                                             What are the possible career opportunities?
• Employ tools, principles, and techniques of continuous process improvement
  in order to achieve quality and excellence in the workplace.                                         This program can prepare you for positions including advertising account
• Participate as a collaborative solution finder in a team environment.                                executive, marketing researcher, sales and sales manager, or marketing
• Demonstrate the ability to work comfortably and effectively in multicultural teams.                  manager.
• Demonstrate a sense of responsibility for one’s own learning and the
  ability to assess and continuously improve.                                                          This program was designed according to the national marketing education
• Demonstrate the application of management information systems                                        standards developed by the Marketing Education Resource Center. The cur-
  including spreadsheets and database applications.
                                                                                                       riculum is also based on the marketing standards outlined in the National
PROGRAM OUTCOMES - MKT Concentration                                                                   Standards for Business Education by the National Business Education As-
• Explain the core areas of marketing within an organization.                                          sociation (NBEA).
• Understand the fundamental concepts of marketing.
• Understand the role of marketing in an organization.
• Understand the 4Ps.
• Understand IMC.
• Explain the marketing research process, including problem definition,
  research design, data collection, date analysis, and the result communication.
• Develop a marketing plan.
• Understand the global and cultural issues of marketing.
• Understand the developing trends such as e-marketing.
• Understand the impact of different environments (regulatory,
  economic, social, technology, etc.) on marketing.

PREPARATORY
REQUIREMENTS
 The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
 in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
 taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

 Course No.                   Course Name                                               Hrs.
 ENGL080                      English Composition Preparation                           4
 IT080                        Introduction to Computing                                 4
 MATH060                      Pre-Algebra                                               4
 MATH080                      Elementary Algebra                                        4

 ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
 courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
 tor of Education, Dean or Chair.


                              “INTERACTING WITH SUCH A DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATION IS A PHENOMENAL
                                BENEFIT TO ME PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.”     — Reginald Perry, Student

5- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “National Industry-Occupations Employment Matrix”

                                                                                               Bachelor’s 86
                             PROGRAM                                                                          PROGRAM
                             COURSES                                                                          COURSES
BSBA-MKT Program Requirements                                                PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4               • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL200           Professional Writing                       4                 FINC400)
ENGL210           Professional Speaking                      4               • Business Fundamentals (BADM201, HRMT310, IT202, MKTG301)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                          • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, HIST250)
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4               • Customer Service (INTD140)
PHIL310           Ethics                                     4               • Human Resource Development (Elective HRMT410, HRMT440)
MATHEMATICS (12 hrs)                                                         • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, HRMT440, )
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4               • Marketing Research (ECON202, MATH306, MKTG330, MKTG410)
MATH306           Computer Assisted Statistics               4               • Organizational Systems Improvement (BADM360, BADM480,
MATH476           Quantitative Decision Making               4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)                                                      HRM440)
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success   4               • Sales & Marketing (MKTG110, MKTG301, MKTG310, MKTG320,
INTD140           Customer Service                           2                 MKTG420)
INTD260           Career Development                         2               • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (FINC400,
                             or
INTD340           Career Planning                            4                 HRMT310, MKTG301, MGMT475)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
HIST250           World Cultures and Values                  4
                             or                                              passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
HIST210           World History and Culture I                4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
HIST310           World History and Culture II               4               graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4               of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
                             or
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                  4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)                                    There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4               cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4               the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4               be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4
                             or                                              available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4               tor for more information.
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (64 hrs)
ACCT201           Accounting I                               4
ACCT202           Accounting II                              4
ACCT203           Accounting III                             4
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4
BADM350           International Business                     4
BADM360           Operations Management                      4
BADM410           Business Law I                             4
BADM475           Small Business Management
                  and Entrepreneurship                       4
                             or
BADM480           Business Strategy and Policy               4
EBUS308           Introduction to e-Business                 4
ECON202           Microeconomics                             4
FINC400           Financial Management                       4
HRMT310           Human Resource Management                  4
HRMT440           Managing Organizational Change             4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                  4
PMGT405           Project Management: Theory &Techniques     4
ELECTIVES (12 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 12 credit hours                12
MARKETING MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (24 hrs)
Select 6 courses
IT460             Managing Information Systems               4
MKTG110           Salesmanship                               4
MKTG310           Sales Management                           4
MKTG320           Advertising and Public Relations           4
MKTG330           Marketing Research                         4
MKTG410           Consumer Behavior                          4
MKTG420           Integrated Marketing Strategies            4
MKTG422           Direct Marketing                           4
TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                          180


                                                                    Bachelor’s 87
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (BSBA-CJ)
A Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice is the study of the dimensions and causes of crime and delinquency. It is designed to provide stu-
dents with a sophisticated understanding of the operations of society’s system to contain crime. The BSCJ degree program is designed to
provide you with a solid foundation in law enforcement, the courts and corrections. The program’s interpersonal skills and management skills
can prepare you for positions of responsibility and leadership within the criminal justice community and related professions.



PROGRAM                                                                                                FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                                               QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate professional written and verbal communication skills.                                    What are the possible career opportunities?
• Resolve complex problems independently and ethically.                                                A CTU degree in criminal justice may prepare you for federal agency work
• Identify causes of crime by examining typologies, offenders, and victims                             such as a customs agent, immigration and naturalization agent, probation
  in a diverse society.                                                                                and parole case manager, fish and wildlife agent, drug enforcement agent,
• Evaluate and apply the principles of the juvenile justice system.                                    law enforcement officer, dispatcher, corrections officer, case manager, adult
• Apply knowledge of law adjudication including human behavior, criminal                               court services agent, juvenile court services agent, supervisor, child abuse
  law, prosecution, defense, court procedures and legal                                                investigator, victim services advocate, legal assistant, evidence technician,
                                                                                                       court officer or records supervisor.
  decision-making.
• Identify and apply strategies in the areas of corrections and parole, includ-                        A degree in criminal justice is a great foundation for law school. You should
  ing incarceration, forensics, community-based corrections and treatment                              be aware that a clean criminal record may be required for employment in
  of offenders.                                                                                        some positions.
• Demonstrate proficiency in the area of crime scene investigation.
• Examine and integrate the emerging trends in the criminal justice system.
                                                                                                       Why is the BSCJ important to the criminal justice
                                                                                                       system?
                                                                                                       The criminal justice field is expanding rapidly. While opportunities are grow-
                                                                                                       ing, the number of qualified candidates has declined. Individuals with con-
PREPARATORY                                                                                            temporary criminal justice skills are in high demand in the areas of law
                                                                                                       enforcement, corrections, juvenile and victim assistance, social services and
REQUIREMENTS                                                                                           the court system.

The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.                   Course Name                                                Hrs.
ENGL080                      English Composition Preparation                            4
IT080                        Introduction to Computing                                  4
MATH060                      Pre-Algebra                                                4
MATH080                      Elementary Algebra                                         4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                                           “I LOVE AN INSTITUTION WHERE THE ADMINISTRATION KNOWS YOU BY
                                             NAME. AFTER ONE MEETING YOU ARE REMEMBERED.”   — Henry Ramos, Student
5- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “National Industry-Occupations Employment Matrix”




                                                                                               Bachelor’ s 88
                            PROGRAM                                                                       PROGRAM
                            COURSES                                                                       COURSES
BSCJ Program Requirements                                                PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.      Course Name                              Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111         English Composition I                    4
ENGL112         English Composition II                   4               • Corrections Technician (CJUS201, CJUS263, BADM305)
ENGL200         Professional Writing                     4               • Crime Scene Investigation (CJUS440, CJUS448, CJUS450,
ENGL210         Professional Speaking                    4                 PSYC436)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                      • Domestic Violence (CJUS201, CJUS300, CJUS365)
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation               4               • Juvenile Delinquency and Victim Services (CJUS300, CJUS342,
LITR220         Values in World Literature               4
PHIL310         Ethics                                   4                 SOCL320, SOCL356)
MATHEMATICS (8 hrs)                                                      • Law Enforcement Skills (CJUS201, CJUS365, CJUS375, CJUS448)
MATH143         Business Algebra                         4               • Legal Studies and Court Process (CJUS365, CJUS375, CJUS440)
MATH306         Computer Assisted Statistics             4               • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, elective
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)                                                  HRMT440)
INTD111         Creating Academic & Professional Success 4
INTD140         Customer Service                         2               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
INTD260         Career Development                       2
                           or                                            Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
INTD340         Career Planning                          4               ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
SOCIAL SCIENCE (40 hrs)                                                  passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
ECON201         Macroeconomics                           4
HIST150         World History Since 1500                 4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
HIST250         World Cultures and Values                4               graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
                           or                                            of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
HIST210         World History and Culture I              4
HIST310         World History and Culture II             4               There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
PSYC100         Introduction to Psychology               4
PSYC336         Abnormal Psychology                      4               cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
PSYC346         Forensic Psychology                      4               the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
SOCL101         Introduction to Sociology                4               be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
SOCL320         Sociology of Social Problems             4               available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
SOCL350         Social Psychology                        4               tor for more information.
SOCL356         American Diversity                       4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)
EBUS208         Web Site/Portfolio Development           4
IT202           Introduction to IT                       4
IT235           Database Applications with Access        4
IT254           Spreadsheet Applications                 4
                           or
MATH101         Applied Math Concepts                    4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (28 hrs)
ACCT201         Accounting I                             4
BADM201         Introduction to Business                 4
BADM305         Organizational Behavior                  4
HRMT310         Human Resource Management
4
HRMT440         Managing Organizational Change           4
                           or
HRMT430         Managing Diversity                       4
PBAD201         Public Administration                    4
PMGT405         Project Management:
                Theory and Techniques                    4
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (52 hrs)
CJUS141         Introduction to Criminal Justice         4
CJUS201         Law Enforcement Operations
                and Report Writing                       4
CJUS250         Homeland Security                        4
CJUS263         Community Corrections                    4
CJUS300         Victimology                              4
CJUS342         Juvenile Delinquency                     4
CJUS343         Criminology                              4
CJUS365         Criminal Law                             4
CJUS375         Criminal Procedure                       4
CJUS440         The Laws of Evidence                     4
CJUS448         Criminal Investigation                   4
CJUS450         Forensic Criminology                     4
CJUS475         Internship                               4
                           or
CJUS480         Criminal Justice Capstone                4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                     180

                                                                Bachelor’s 89
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (BSPM)
Project management is perhaps the oldest form of management, going all the way back to the building of the pyramids and beyond. In its
modern form, project management is the art and practice of managing time-limited operations in terms of four constraints: time, cost, re-
sources and specification. Intense global competition has intensified the importance of completing a project in the most effective and efficient
manner, making project management the preferred management technique of many modern organizations.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Define a project, project management, and type of project structures.          Why is the BSPM important to business?
• Describe project life cycle phases, knowledge areas, and processes.            Modern management has largely been based on static, repetitive industrial
• Identify organizational structure and staffing considerations associated       processes. The rise of high-technology industries, customer-driven busi-
  with project management.                                                       nesses and the service arena, however, has compelled corporate leaders
• Describe the growth of project management as a discipline and when its         to look to project management as the most important skill set in meeting
  use is appropriate.                                                            critical deadlines and controlling resources and costs in today’s fast-paced
• Discuss cultural, legal, political, financial impacts associated with manag-   environment.
  ing a project in an international environment.
                                                                                 Job candidates with the skills to identify priorities, organize assignments and
• Explain the relationship between project goals and the corporate strategic     deploy the resources to accomplish projects on time and on budget are in
  planning process.                                                              high demand. Project management has become one of the most sought-
• Apply the project management process and knowledge areas to                    after skills in today’s fast-paced, bottom-line-focused world.
  a project.
• Prepare a project plan and establish a project cost/schedule baseline.
• Assesses project status against the project baseline using earned value        What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                 Project managers are in demand in all types of business and industries. The
  and other analysis tools. Initiate corrective action.
                                                                                 project management discipline has expanded from the traditional construc-
                                                                                 tion industry to a host of industries that include banking, pharmaceutical,
                                                                                 wholesale food, financial services, medicine and information technology. A
PREPARATORY                                                                      CTU degree in project management may open the door to careers such as
                                                                                 project leader, cost estimator, quality assurance specialist or construction
                                                                                 scheduler.
REQUIREMENTS
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.           Course Name                                Hrs.
ENGL080              English Composition Preparation            4
IT080                Introduction to Computing                  4
MATH060              Pre-Algebra                                4
MATH080              Elementary Algebra                         4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                            “AFTER 35 YEARS AS A MEMBER OF THE CTU TEAM, I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED
                            WITH EVERY STEP OF THE EVOLUTION TO A HIGH QUALITY UNIVERSITY
                             WITH A REPUTATION FOR PUTTING THE CUSTOMER FIRST.”       — Jack Bernard
                                                                                                                                        Adjunct Professor, EE




                                                                        Bachelor’s 90
                              PROGRAM                                                                                         PROGRAM
                              COURSES                                                                                         COURSES
BSPM Program Requirements                                                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4               • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4
ENGL200           Professional Writing                       4                 FINC400)
ENGL210           Professional Speaking                      4               • Business Fundamentals (BADM201, HRMT310, IT202, MKTG301)
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                          • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, HIST250)
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4               • Customer Service (INTD140)
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4               • e-Business Management (EBUS308, MKTG301, PMGT405)
PHIL310           Ethics                                     4               • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, HRMT440)
MATHEMATICS (12 hrs)
                                                                             • Organizational Systems Improvement (BADM360, BADM480,
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4
MATH306           Computer Assisted Statistics               4                 HRMT440)
MATH476           Quantitative Decision Making               4               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)                                                    • Project Management Specialist (PMGT405, PMGT415, PMGT426,
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success   4                 PMGT427, PMGT466)
INTD140           Customer Service                           2               • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BADM475,
INTD260           Career Development                         2                 FINC400, HRMT310, MKTG301)
                             or
INTD340           Career Planning                            4               • Web Page Development (EBUS208, elective EBUS218)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4               REGISTERED BY:
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4                                        Project Management Institute, Registered Educa-
HIST250           World Cultures and Values                  4                                        tion Provider CTU is a recognized provider with the
                             or
                                                                                                       R




HIST210           World History and Culture I                4                                        Project Management Institute (PMI®) Educational
HIST310           World History and Culture II               4                                               .).
                                                                             Provider Program (PMI R.E.P Colorado Technical University’s Master
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4               of Business Administration with a concentration in Project Management,
                             or                                              Master of Science in Management with a concentration in IT; Project Man-
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                  4               agement, Bachelor of Science in Project Management and the professional
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)                                    certificates in project management prepare students to take PMI’s Project
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4
                                                                             Management Professional® certification. www.pmi.org
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational preparation for certification by outside agen-
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4               cies. Requirements for taking and passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
                             or                                              and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take/pass
                                                                             certification examinations regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (60 hrs)                                                 There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certificates available in this degree program
ACCT201           Accounting I                               4               that can be earned by completing the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not be
                                                                             available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be available that are not listed here. Contact
ACCT202           Accounting II                              4               your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor for more information.
ACCT203           Accounting III                             4
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4
BADM350           International Business                     4
BADM360           Operations Management                      4
BADM410           Business Law I                             4
BADM475           Small Business Management
                  and Entrepreneurship                       4
                             or
BADM480           Business Strategy and Policy               4
EBUS308           Introduction to e-Business                 4
ECON202           Microeconomics                             4
FINC400           Financial Management                       4
HRMT310           Human Resource Management                  4
HRMT440           Managing Organizational Change             4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                  4
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (20 hrs)
PMGT405           Project Management: Theory
                  and Techniques                             4
PMGT415           Project Risk Management                    4
PMGT426           Project Scheduling and Cost Management     4
PMGT427           Contracts and Procurement
                  (same as LOG430)                           4
PMGT466           Project Performance & Quality Assurance    4
ELECTIVES (20 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 20 credit hours                20

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                          180

                                                                    Bachelor’s 91
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
HEALTH SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION
(BSHSA- 2 + 2 PROGRAM – AS TO BS)
Healthcare professionals work in an ever changing environment designed to provide quality healthcare to individuals in a variety of settings.
This BSHSA degree is designed for the individual with an Associate’s Degree in a health related field or Associate’s Degree in another field who
has been employed in healthcare. This program prepares you to work in a healthcare environment using skills in finance, community relations
and human resource management to allow advancement into health services administration. An extended externship offers the opportunity
to learn from an experienced leader in health services.


PROGRAM                                                                                FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                               QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate leadership in the health services organization with a                    Does this program accept all students?
  knowledge of forces shaping healthcare policy.                                       If you have an Associate Degree in Nursing, Medical Assisting, Surgical Tech-
• Exercise fiscal responsibility in a health services organization considering         nology or Radiology Technology, you are qualified to complete the Bachelor’s
  reimbursement and factors affecting reimbursement as appropriate for a               Degree in Health Services Administration. Experience in the healthcare en-
  departmental budget.                                                                 vironment is a requirement for this program.
• Assist with the implementation of change in the healthcare organization
  based on sound business, organizational behavior and human resource                  Will this degree prepare me to be an administrator of
  principles.                                                                          a hospital, clinic or long-term care facility?
• Utilize the continuous performance improvement process to provide                    No. This degree is designed to provide potential opportunities in middle
  quality healthcare services.                                                         management. The graduate must possess the necessary skills and man-
• Support the development of appropriate strategies to market healthcare               agement style to achieve middle management positions. While there are no
  services appropriate to the organization.                                            guarantees for positions, students are provided opportunity to further their
                                                                                       education and potentially open doors in new areas.
• Supervise a health services department while recognizing a variety of
  factors affecting personnel in the workforce.



PREPARATORY
REQUIREMENTS
Foundation Requirements for the BSHSA Degree
The student seeking a BS-HSA must have an Associate’s Degree in a health
related field or possess an Associate’s Degree and be employed in a health-
care setting. In addition, the following courses are required for success in the
program but do not count in the total program hours. They may be satisfied
by placement, experience or taking the course. See your Admission’s Advi-
sor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.            Course Name                                  Hrs.
ENGL111               Communications                               4
ENGL112               Communications                               4
                      Social Sciences/Humanities                   4
                      Mathematics (Algebra)                        4
ENGL210               Professional Speaking                        4
INTD111               Academic and Professional Success            4*

* May be waived if student has demonstrated prior academic and professional success.


                            “WE KNOW AND EXPERIENCE WHAT EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE IS ALL
                                ABOUT. THEREFORE, WE PRACTICE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
                                IN OUR CLASSROOM.”                        — John Harrell, Adjunct Professor

                                                                            Bachelor’s 92
                            PROGRAM
                            COURSES
BSHSA Program Requirements
Course No.      Course Name                               Hrs.
HUMANITIES (4 hrs)
PHIL310         Ethics                                    4
SOCIAL SCIENCES (4 hrs)
HIST310         World History & Culture II                4
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)
MATH306         Computer Assisted Statistics              4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (8 hrs)
IT235           Database Applications with Access         4
IT460           Managing Information Systems              4
BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (40 hrs)
BADM301         Business Applications for Non-Majors      4
BADM305         Organizational Behavior                   4
PGMT405         Project Mgmt: Theory & Techniques         4
PGMT466         Project Performance & Quality Assurance   4
MKGT301         Introduction to Marketing                 4
                           or
MKGT320         Advertising and Public Relations          4
HRMT310         Human Resource Management                 4
HRMT330         HRM Legal Environment                     4
HRMT430         Managing Diversity                        4
HRMT440         Managing Organizational Change            4
PBAD311         Shaping Public Policy                     4
HEALTH MANAGEMENT (28 hrs)
HSA300          Healthcare Law and Regulations            4
HSA310          Economics in Healthcare                   4
HSA320          Administration in Healthcare Services     4
HSA350          Healthcare Systems                        4
HSA410          Fiscal Management in Healthcare
                Services                                  4
HSA481          HSA Externship/Project I                  4
HSA482          HSA Externship/Project II                 4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                       180




                                                                 Bachelor’s 93
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
NURSING (BSN- RN TO BSN COMPLETION)
The mission of Colorado Technical University’s RN to BSN nursing program is to inspire lifelong nursing leadership that will improve the qual-
ity of healthcare for individuals and communities; revamp workforce management; provide resources and support for professional nursing
practice; facilitate nurse participation in shaping and improving the cost and quality of patient care; and engage nursing graduates in scholarly
activities that address wellness, health promotion and acute or chronic care services. Armed with sound business and organizational planning
skills, CTU nursing graduates will have the opportunity to model lifelong achievement, respectful caring relationships and leadership behaviors
that provide the tools to recognize, understand the nature of and plan for change; and to develop, implement and evaluate new patient care
and staffing strategies effectively.


PROGRAM                                                                                                                           FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                                                                          QUESTIONS
• Models leadership behaviors in the business and organizational planning                                                         Why complete a Bachelor in Nursing Degree when I am
  areas of healthcare and nursing care specifically.                                                                              already an RN?
• Practices visionary thinking while integrating new patient care demands,                                                        The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is becoming a standard requirement
  traditional and futuristic care practices and new technologies into quality
  patient care.                                                                                                                   for registered nurses (RNs) seeking broader professional opportunities beyond
• Leads and serves reflectively, while utilizing organizational, business and                                                     bedside care. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Colorado Technical
  clinical expertise and professional standards for a guide.                                                                      University enables RNs to do relevant research with vulnerable populations
• Integrates the ethical use of technology and information in the decision                                                        through the use of on-site data collection; to enhance skills and abilities in
  making process to foster, support and restore human functioning to its                                                          leadership, administration, budgeting, and resource management; to apply
  optimum level, promote communication and to encourage collaboration.                                                            theoretical models in meeting the demands of patient care in various settings;
• Performs nursing skills proficiently and safely to promote and support the                                                      and to qualify for new opportunities in specialized nursing and management
  healing and understanding of the whole person (physiological, mental,
  spiritual), assuring ethical health outcomes, and meeting professional                                                          fields, and to gain basic information in forensic nursing, legal nurse consulting,
  nursing standards.                                                                                                              and homeland security.
• Collaborates with nurse managers to revamp the nursing workforce and
  support professional nursing practice.                                                                                          What are the schedules for course work?
• Creates staffing strategies that effectively meet the complex needs of the                                                      Colorado Technical University’s RN-to-BSN degree completion program offers
  organization and consumers.                                                                                                     a program that provides flexible scheduling of courses and professors who
• Shapes healthcare policy to meet the needs of individuals and
  communities without regard to race, creed, culture or gender.                                                                   have recently worked in the field of study. The flexibility and convenience of
• Facilitates nurses’ participation in decreasing the cost and improving the                                                      scheduling is achieved through the use of a combination of on-ground and
  quality of patient care.                                                                                                        online components, blended lecture/lab formats, and creative externships
• Engages in designing and facilitating evidence-based practice and                                                               that allow students flexibility in their data collection and analysis.
  scholarly activities that promote the nursing profession.
                                                                                                                                  How is this RN-BSN Program different from traditional
PREPARATORY                                                                                                                       completion programs?
                                                                                                                                  The coursework centers around information and healthcare technologies,
REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                                      ethics, community health, human resource management, budgeting, shap-
                                                                                                                                  ing organizational policy as it relates to vulnerable and transcultural popula-
The RN-BSN Completion Program at Colorado Technical University is de-                                                             tions, and encouraging visionary thinking in serving the health needs of our
signed for licensed registered nurses who have an associate degree or an RN                                                       communities. BSN students can graduate with a familiarity of the technol-
diploma in nursing and plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing.                                                          ogy that enhances their ability to care for patients and their families.
The following courses are required for success in the RN-BSN Program but do
not count in the total program hours.                                                                                             Students are provided with a Tablet PC and all required software for their
                                                                                                                                  program. Students who enjoy the flexibility of online courses, but who are
Course Code                       Course Title                                                       Hrs.                         energized by the interaction with innovative nursing leaders and the varied
TRANSFER                          Anatomy and Physiology I and II                                    8                            experiences of fellow students will benefit from this program.
TRANSFER                          Chemistry                                                          4
TRANSFER                          Communications (course or integrated)                              4                            This program also prepares students to further their studies at the graduate
TRANSFER                          Microbiology                                                       4                            level. Most students will have prior work experience and/or course credits
TRANSFER                          Pharmacology (course or integrated)                                4                            that can be transferred to help meet the requirements of this degree.
ENGL111                           English Composition I *                                            4
ENGL112                           English Composition II *                                           4
MATH103                           College Algebra *                                                  4                            Is the RN-BSN Program approved by a nursing accredi-
PSYC100                           Introduction to Psychology *                                       4                            tation agency?
SOCL101                           Introduction to Sociology *                                        4                            Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Com-
NRSG201                           Human Growth and Development**                                     4                            mission and a member of the North Central Association (30 North LaSalle
* Indicates general education course that can be taken at CTU. **Indicates a 200 level nursing course that can be taken at CTU.
                                                                                                                                  Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504) www.ncahigherlearn-
RN-BSN Program Requirements                                                                                                       ingcommission.org
RN students who have completed the required courses listed above may enroll
in the 300 level courses as indicated below. The 400 level courses are senior
level and must be completed in the final quarters of the program.

                                  “I FEEL THE ADMINISTRATION IS TRULY CONCERNED WITH MY WELFARE AND
                                   PROVIDES A QUALITY EDUCATION TO ITS CUSTOMERS.” — James Michali, Associate Professor
                                                                                                                   Bachelor’s 94
                              PROGRAM
                              COURSES
BSN Program Requirements
Course No.      Course Name                                Hrs.
BADM301         Business Applications for
                Non-Business Majors*                       4
NRSG301         Nutrition and Diet Therapy                 4
NRSG302         Health Assessment                          4
NRSG303         Community Nursing/Vulnerable
                Populations                                4
NRSG304         Pathophysiology                            4
NRSG305         Management of Critical Health Issues       4
BADM305         Organizational Behavior                    4
MATH306         Computer Assisted Statistics *             4
NRSG306         Professional Nursing Practice              4
PHIL310         Ethics *                                   4
HRMT310         Human Resource Management                  4
HIST310         World History and Culture II*              4
PSYC336         Abnormal Psychology*                       4
INTD340         Career Planning * **                       4
SOCL350         Social Psychology*                         4
NRSG400         Transcultural Nursing                      2
NRSG401         Legal Nurse Consulting                     4
NRSG402         Research                                   4
NRSG403         Public Health Science/Homeland Security    4
NRSG404         Forensic Nursing                           4
NRSG405         Certifications: ACLS, PALS, TNCC           4
NRSG406         Seminar I                                  2
NRSG407         Seminar II                                 2
NRSG481         Nursing Capstone                           4

TOTAL QUARTER CREDIT HOURS                                 90

* Indicates a general education course at CTU-Sioux Falls and Colorado.
** Indicates that the prerequisite course EBUS208 was waived for RN
   students since they have demonstrated college success.




                                                                  Bachelor’s 95
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
PROGRAMS
Colorado Technical University’s objective is to provide current          • An ethical framework that guides both professional and personal
educational programs for individuals seeking career opportunities,         decisions.
personal achievement, and professional growth. With this objective       • An appreciation of the diverse national and global cultural
in mind, and recognizing that students’ needs vary widely, CTU offers      environments in which they work.
Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS)         • A breadth of knowledge in the natural sciences, engineering,
degrees designed to place the graduate in the job market well-equipped     technology and mathematics.
                                                                         • A breadth of knowledge in the humanities and social sciences.
to meet the challenges of performing at and above expected level.
                                                                         • Professional communications skills.
These degrees also serve as a valuable foundation for further study
                                                                         • The ability to work effectively as problem-solving team members.
and degree advancement.
                                                                         • The ability to formulate and resolve complex problems independently
                                                                           and creatively.
Education Outcomes.                                                      • The ability to access, evaluate and use information to create
CTU has established AS and AAS degree programs in areas of higher          knowledge.
learning relevant to today’s needs. These programs are designed to       • A sense of community responsibility and partnership.
graduate productive and successful professionals with the following      • The tools to sustain continuous personal and professional growth.
characteristics:                                                         • Competence in their fields of choice.




                                                                   “I HAVE DRIVEN TO THE CAMPUS WITH A SMILE
                                                                        OF ANTICIPATION ON MY FACE. AND UPON
                                                                        LEAVING, MY SMILE HAS BEEN DEEPER AND
                                                                      WIDER. I TRUST THAT MANY STUDENTS FEEL
                                                                                     THE SAME GRATIFICATION.”
                                                                                                             — R. Ted Hunt, Associate Professor




                                                               Associate’s 96
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE
PROGRAMS
The requirements for each program are listed in this catalog. By using     Students will have ready access to the services of their campus
the annual schedule of class offerings published by the university and     academic staffs in planning their programs, in obtaining advice on
the quarterly schedule of classes, students can develop a program to       selecting course options, in receiving credit for work experience, and in
meet their needs in terms of academic work load, time scheduling, and      obtaining other academic counseling. Faculty members are available
courses selected. Through Life Experience and Course Challenges,           to assist in academic counseling relating to the courses they teach.
students may accelerate their program completion.

Program requirements may vary by campus location to accommodate
market or program accrediting or certifying entities. Students should
contact their admission’s representative or academic advisor for
campus program requirements.




“CTU IS SERIOUS ABOUT EDUCATION.
 IT’S WHAT WE DO BEST!”
                                                 — Lanka Elson, Associate Professor




                                                               Associate’s 97
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
GENERAL STUDIES (ASGS)
The Associate of Science in General Studies degree is designed to provide the foundation for future career advancement while giving you a
solid general education background and the flexibility to explore other interest areas. It is an excellent option if you are undecided about a
major or if you plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree.



PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the importance of the moral standards         Why is the ASGS important to business?
  embodied in the professional code of ethics.                                   Associate degrees open doors for individuals who are ready to gain career-
• Communicate in written and verbal modes of communications.                     entry skills or who aspire to build a foundation for advanced studies. The
• Show an understanding of the diverse national and global cultural envi-        ASGS is a flexible associate degree designed to allow you to structure a pro-
  ronments in which they work.                                                   gram to meet your specific needs. Even if you don’t know what specific de-
• Work effectively as a problem-solving team member.                             gree you are interested in, the ASGS is a great place to start since it exposes
• Access, evaluate, and use information to create knowledge.                     you to a wide range of topics while allowing for career exploration.
• Solve complex problems independently and creatively.
• Demonstrate competence in his/her chosen field.                                What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                 With CTU’s ASGS degree program, you can build a strong base of practical,
                                                                                 real-world applications that can prepare you with a solid general education
                                                                                 background for a variety of entry level positions. Many employers today are
PREPARATORY                                                                      looking for individuals with a well rounded liberal arts background that also
                                                                                 have excellent technical and communication skills. This degree is also an excel-
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     lent choice for students who eventually plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree
                                                                                 .

The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                         “EVERYDAY ORDINARY PEOPLE, DO EXTRAORDINARY THINGS EVERYDAY.”
                                                                                                                                   — Robin Johnson, CTU Staff



                                                                      Associate’s 98
                             PROGRAM                                                                          CERTIFICATES
                             COURSES                                                                          OFFERED
ASGS Program Requirements                                                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.            (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (16 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4               • Professional Communication (ENGL200, ENGL210)
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4
ENGL200           Professional Writing                       4
ENGL210           Professional Speaking                      4               Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
HUMANITIES (12 hrs)                                                          ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4               passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4               and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
PHIL310           Ethics                                     4               graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)                                                          of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)                                                    There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success   4               cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
SOCIAL SCIENCE (16 hrs)                                                      the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4               be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4               available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
HIST250           World Cultures and Values                  4               tor for more information.
                             or
HIST210           World History and Culture I                4
HIST310           World History and Culture II               4
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4
                             or
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                  4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4
                             or
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (8 hrs)
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4
ELECTIVES (16 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 16 credit hours                16

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                          92




                                                                    Associate’s 99
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
e-BUSINESS (ASeB)
The Associate of Science in e-Business program introduces you to the evolving electronic business paradigm. It is designed to prepare you for
a professional career implementing the technologies that enable an organization to engage in business between businesses and consumers.
An integrated curriculum enables you to develop the ability to create applications dealing with e-Business. Program content is designed to
develop technological skills, which are complemented by courses in humanities, social science and professional communication.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Communicate in written and verbal modes of communication.                      Why is the ASeB important to business?
• Show an understanding of the diverse national and global cultural              Business today is conducted at the speed of the Internet. Organizations need
  environments in which they work.                                               professionals who can support online business with well-designed, user-
• Work effectively as a problem-solving team member.                             friendly Web site design and maintenance. As more companies transition
• Access, evaluate, and use information to create knowledge.                     from traditional business models to e-Business enterprises, individuals who
• Describe advanced features of the JAVA programming language that               understand and can work effectively within the virtual marketplace are in
  support object-oriented programming (OOP), the graphical user interface        demand.
  (GUI) and containers that lead to a good basis for the development of
  middle ware.                                                                   What are the possible career opportunities?
• Discuss using an intermediate working knowledge level of JAVA                  A CTU degree in e-Business could prepare you for positions including ac-
  programming language, and the JAVA class libraries (JAVA API’s).               count executive, marketing coordinator, customer service representative,
• Discern the impact e-Business has on an organization; internally, with         Web site administrator or Web site designer.
  employees, and externally with suppliers and customers.
• Demonstrate an understanding of the marketing process and concept as
  applied to e-Business.
• Demonstrate the use of various tools and techniques, including HTML,
  XHTML, and Internet Explorer and employ current web browser, text
  editing, and graphics composition skills to design and develop interactive
  web pages.



PREPARATORY
REQUIREMENTS
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                      “CTU IS A UNIQUE UNIVERSITY, DEDICATED TO PROVIDING A REAL-WORLD,
                       STATE-OF-THE-ART, ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION.”
                                                                                                                                      — Don Schley, Professor



                                                                      Associate’s 100
                             PROGRAM                                                                          CERTIFICATES
                             COURSES                                                                          OFFERED
ASeB Program Requirements                                                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                               Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (12 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                     4                •   Client Java Programming (IT115, IT215)
ENGL112           English Composition II                    4                •   CompTIA Network+™ (IT200, elective IT250)
ENGL210           Professional Speaking                     4                •   Visual Basic Programming (EBUS115, EBUS215)
HUMANITIES (8 hrs)                                                           •   Web Page Development (EBUS208, EBUS218)
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                4                •   Web Page Development, Advanced (EBUS228)
LITR220           Values in World Literature                4
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)                                                          Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
MATH143           Business Algebra                          4                ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)                                                    passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
INTD111           Creating Academic& Professional Success   4                and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
SOCIAL SCIENCE (8 hrs)                                                       graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
ECON201           Macroeconomics                            4                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                4
                             or                                              There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
SOCL101           Introduction to Business                  4                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (12 hrs)                                    the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development            4                be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
IT235             Database Applications with Access         4                available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                  4                tor for more information.
                             or
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                     4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (12 hrs)
BADM201           Introduction to Business                  4
EBUS308           Introduction to e-Business                4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                 4
COMPUTING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (20 hrs)
CS104             Problem Solving Concepts with C++         4
EBUS218           Multimedia for the Web                    4
EBUS228           Advanced Web Publishing                   4
IT145             Introduction to Operating Systems
                  & Client/Server Environments              4
IT200             Introduction to Networking                4
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (8 hrs)
IT115             Java Programming                          4
IT215             Intermediate Java Programming             4
                             or
EBUS115           Visual Basic Programming                  4
EBUS215           Intermediate Visual Basic Programming     4
ELECTIVES (4 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 4 credit hours                4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                         92




                                                                   Associate’s 101
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ASIT)
Successful organizations use technology to find solutions to all kinds of business challenges. Individuals who understand how to work with
information and technology to support a company’s operational goals are in demand in all types of businesses and industries. The ASIT
program satisfies the course requirements for the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) or Bachelor of
Science in Information Systems Management (BSISM) degree programs.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate an understanding of current computer networks, protocols           What skills can I attain with this program?
  of data communications, and the role of network management software.           You can develop a strong base of practical, real-world basic technology skills
• Explain database concepts, discuss the capabilities of modern database         from professors who are also IT professionals. You can complete important un-
  systems, and apply those concepts in the design, implementation, and           dergraduate foundation studies in areas including English, math and science.
  querying of a database to support a business.
• Write programs in at least one high level programming language using           What are the career opportunities with this degree?
  programming fundamentals.                                                      This degree program is designed to ready graduates for such entry-level IT
                                                                                 careers as help desk technician, customer service or call center support rep,
                                                                                 PC support specialist, product support engineer or sales support technician.

PREPARATORY                                                                      Does the ASIT degree program have certificates or
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     certification opportunities?
                                                                                 There are many certificate opportunities including some of the following:
                                                                                 C++, Java and Visual Basic Programming, Cisco CCNA Preparation, Comput-
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
                                                                                 er Network Telecommunications and UNIX Programming and Administration.
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.

ASIT Program Requirements
This program consists of two parts; one is the set of courses required for all
students enrolled in the program. The other part consists of sets of courses
from which students may select based on their interests and courses available
on their campus.




                          “TEACHING IS MY PASSION AND I REALLY ENJOY GETTING PEOPLE EXCITED
                           ABOUT MY SUBJECT MATTER.”                       — Sheri Slike, Associate Professor



                                                                     Associate’s 102
                                PROGRAM                                                                     CERTIFICATES
                                COURSES                                                                     OFFERED
ASIT Program Requirements                                                      PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Required Courses                                                               (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
All students in the ASIT program must complete all of the following courses:
Course No.            Course Name                                Hrs.
COMMUNICATIONS (8 hrs)                                                         • Client Java Programming (Electives — either IT115 and IT215 or
ENGL111               English Composition I                      4               elective CS245)
ENGL112               English Composition II                     4             • UNIX Network Administration (IT200, IT340)
MATHEMATICS (8 hrs)                                                            • Visual Basic Programming (Electives EBUS115, EBUS215)
MATH103               College Algebra                            4
MATH200               Discrete Mathematics                       4
INTERDISCIPLINARY/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4 hrs)
EBUS208               Web Site/Portfolio Development             4
SOCIAL SCIENCE (4 hrs)
ECON201               Macroeconomics                             4
BUSINESS (4 hrs)
BADM201               Introduction to Business                   4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (32 hrs)
CS104                 Problem Solving Concepts with C++ 4
CS146                 Introduction to UNIX                       4
CS246                 Structured Query Language                  4
CS250                 Fundamentals of Database Systems           4
IT145                 Introduction to Operating Systems and
                      Client/Server Environments                 4
IT200                 Introduction to Networking                 4
IT254                 Spreadsheet Applications                   4
CSS150                Introduction to Computer Systems Security 4

Selected Elective Courses
All students in the ASIT program must complete the specified number
of hours by selecting courses in each of the following categories:
Course No.            Course Name                               Hrs.
COMMUNICATIONS (4 hrs)
Select one course from:
ENGL200               Professional Writing                      4
INTD111               Creating Academic & Professional Success 4
HUMANITIES (4 hrs)
Select one course from:
HUMN101               Lifelong Learning: Humanities for
                      Professionals                             4
HUMN200               Art & Music Appreciation                  4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)
Select a total of 4 hours from:
INTD140               Customer Service                          2
INTD260               Career Development                        2
INTD340               Career Planning                           4
SOCIAL SCIENCE (8 hrs)
Select two courses from:
PSYC100               Introduction to Psychology                4
SOCL101               Intro to Sociology                        4
LITR220               Values in World Literature                4
HIST150               World History Since 1500                  4
OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING ELECTIVE (8 hrs)
Choose 1 option (8 credits) from the following
EBUS115               Visual Basic Programming                  4
EBUS215               Intermediate Visual Basic Programming 4
                                 or
IT115                 Java Programming                          4
IT215                 Intermediate Java Programming             4
                                 or
CS115                 Programming with C++                      4
CS215                 Intermediate C++ Programming              4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (4 hrs)
Choose one course from the following:
IT180                 Introduction to Networking                4
IT340                 Client/Server System and
                      Network Administration                    4
IT410                 Integrated Database Applications          4
IT315                 Advanced Java                             4
CS230                 Data Structures                           4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                             92


                                                                     Associate’s 103
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
NETWORK SYSTEMS SECURITY (ASNSS)
According to the Department of Labor, careers involving network systems and security are included among the decade’s fastest growing occu-
pations. Network systems professionals are needed to design, install and support an organization’s LAN, WAN and Internet systems, provid-
ing day-to-day onsite administrative support for software users in professional offices, small businesses, large corporations and government.



PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Examine and implement computer system security through risk                    What skills can I attain with this program?
  management, network security, and computer forensics.                          You can gain the skills to identify customer network security needs and then
                                                                                 use that information to identify, interpret and evaluate system and network
• Program in at least one high level programming language to solve
                                                                                 requirements, including all important network security measures.
  complex problems.
• Demonstrate an understanding of current computer networks,
  protocols of data communications, and the role of network man-                 What are the career opportunities with this degree?
                                                                                 This associate’s degree program is designed to prepare you for a future career
  agement software.                                                              as a systems analyst, help desk or call center support professional, customer
                                                                                 service representative, PC support specialist, product support engineer, sales
                                                                                 support technician or technical support representative.

PREPARATORY                                                                      Does the ASNSS degree program have certificates or
                                                                                 certification opportunities?
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     The degree program has numerous certificates embedded in it such as: Cisco
                                                                                 CCNA™ Preparation, CompTIA Network+™ Preparation, CompTIA Secu-
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count   rity+™ Preparation, Help Desk Support and UNIX Programming.
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                                    “CTU CONTINUES TO ATTRACT HIGH QUALITY STUDENTS WHO TAKE
                                      THEIR STUDIES SERIOUSLY.”               — Mary Jane Willshire, Professor




                                                                     Associate’s 104
                            PROGRAM                                                                        CERTIFICATES
                            COURSES                                                                        OFFERED
ASNSS Program Requirements                                                PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.      Course Name                              Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (8 hrs)
ENGL111         English Composition I                    4                •   CompTIAA+™ Fundamentals (IT200)
ENGL112         English Composition II                   4                •   CompTIA Network+™ Fundamentals (IT200)
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)                                                       •   CompTIA Security+™ Fundamentals (CSS200)
MATH143         Business Algebra                         4                •   Help Desk Support (IT225)
HUMANITIES (4 hrs)                                                        •   UNIX Network Administration (IT200, elective IT340)
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation               4                •   UNIX Programming (CS146, elective CS345)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)
INTD111         Creating Academic & Professional Success4                 Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
INTD340         Career Planning                          4                ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
SOCIAL SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                   passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
ECON201         Macroeconomics                           4                and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
HIST150         World History Since 1500                 4                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
PSYC100         Introduction to Psychology               4                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (40 hrs)
CS104           Problem Solving Concepts with C++ 4                       There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
CS146           Introduction to UNIX                     4                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
EBUS208         Web Site/Portfolio Development           4                the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
IT145           Introduction to Operating Systems and                     be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
                Client Server Environments               4                available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
IT180           Introduction to Computer Technology      4                tor for more information.
IT200           Introduction to Networking               4
IT202           Introduction to IT                       4
IT225           IT Support Systems                       4
IT235           Database Applications with Access        4
IT254           Spreadsheet Applications                 4
SECURITY CONCENTRATION (16 hrs)
CSS150          Introduction to Computer System Security 4
CSS200          Principles of Network Security           4
CSS250          Security Risk Management                 4
CSS350          Computer Forensics                       4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                     92




                                                                Associate’s 105
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS (ASVC)
Professionals who can inform, persuade and entertain existing customers while attracting new ones can be key players in an organization.
Advertising agencies, design firms, printers, newspapers, magazines, and in-house marketing departments all seek artists and designers who
understand professional practices, work well with a team and are skilled in industry standard software. The ASVC satisfies the course require-
ments for the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications (BSVC) degree program.



PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate an appreciation of client, product and designer promotion in       What skills will I attain with this program?
  business practices.                                                            You can learn how to use creative ideas to solve communications challenges,
• Develop and apply basic employment related skills; organizational, time        how to work in the digital environment with computer illustration and imag-
  management skills and demonstrate proficiency with graphic design tools.       ing, the basics of design, how to work effectively with clients, how to develop
• Demonstrate the use of design, drawing, thumb nail, and storyboarding          marketing and advertising campaigns, Web design and desktop publishing,
  concepts.                                                                      and the fundamentals of e-commerce.
• Apply graphic design process techniques to projects.
• Use basic design techniques to build Web pages.                                What are the career opportunities with this degree?
• Explore digital image creation/manipulation techniques.                        A CTU degree in visual communications could prepare you for entry-level posi-
• Critique various design/layout principles.                                     tions including advertising artist, graphic designer, illustrator, technical artist,
• Utilize the various techniques of pre-press, printing and publishing.          Web designer, production and customer service.
• Create individual graphic design resume and portfolio.
                                                                                 Does the ASVC degree program have certificates or
                                                                                 certification opportunities?
                                                                                 There are many certificate opportunities including the following: computer il-
PREPARATORY                                                                      lustration, graphic design and typography.

REQUIREMENTS
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                                “CTU IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK — IT’S MOTIVATIONAL, SUPPORTIVE
                                 AND CHALLENGING.”                             -Josh Armenta, CTU Staff




                                                                     Associate’s 106
                               PROGRAM                                                                             CERTIFICATES
                               COURSES                                                                             OFFERED
ASVC Program Requirements                                                         PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.            Course Name                                Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (8 hrs)
ENGL111               English Composition I                      4                • Fundamentals of Computer Illustration (VC130, VC110, VC210,
ENGL112               English Composition II                     4                  VC250)
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)                                                               • Advanced Computer Illustration (VC225, elective VC325)
IT254                 Spreadsheet Applications                   4                • Drawing (VC110, VC210)
INTERDISCIPLINARY (8 hrs)                                                         • Fundamentals of Graphic Design (VC120, VC250)
EBUS208               Web Site/Portfolio Development             4                • Graphic Design (VC120, VC215)
INTD111               Creating Academic & Professional Success   4                • Advanced Graphic Design (VC216, elective VC315)
HUMANITIES (4 hrs)                                                                • Typography (VC130, VC230)
VC250                 Theory and History of Design               4                • Web Page Development (EBUS208, elective EBUS218)
SOCIAL SCIENCE (8 hrs)                                                            • Desktop Publishing (VC270, VC370)
HIST150               World History Since 1500                   4
PSYC100               Introduction to Psychology                 4                Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
BUSINESS (4 hrs)                                                                  ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
BADM201               Introduction to Business                   4                passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS (52 hrs)                                       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
VC110                 Drawing I                                  4                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
VC120                 Design Fundamentals                        4                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
VC130                 Typography I                               4
VC210                 Drawing II                                 4                There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
VC215                 Graphic Design I                           4                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
VC216                 Graphic Design II                          4                the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
VC225                 Computer Illustration I                    4                be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
VC230                 Typography II                              4                available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
VC240                 Digital Imaging I                          4                tor for more information.
VC270                 Desktop Publishing I                       4
VC290                 Portfolio Development                      4
VC322                 Production Standards                       4
VC370                 Desktop Publishing II                      4
INTERNSHIP/CAPSTONE (4 hrs)
Select one of the following
VC296                 Internship                                 4
                          or
VC297                 Capstone                                   4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                              92




                                                                        Associate’s 107
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (ASET)
Both private business and the government rely on sophisticated electronic equipment for a multitude of applications: manufacturing and pro-
duction processes, communication systems, power plant operations, missile control and guidance, engineering test, and embedded control
systems. Individuals with knowledge of analog and digital electronics are in demand, especially in commercial enterprises such as integrated
circuit (IC) companies and telecommunications firms. This degree comprises the first two years of either the Bachelor of Science in Electrical
Engineering (BSEE) or the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCE) degree programs.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Analysis of DC and AC circuits and electronics, including                      What kinds of jobs are available for electronics
  significant laboratory-based experience in each of these areas.                technologists and technicians?
• Analysis and design of digital hardware, as well as embedded                   Local companies are heavily involved in the entire spectrum of product and
  microcontroller (software) systems.                                            system analysis, testing and support. On the commercial side, there are sev-
• Problem-solving and trouble-shooting techniques.                               eral companies that employ technicians and interns with at least an associate’s
• Design of integrated-circuit (IC) based digital electronics.                   degree to manufacture, analyze and test integrated circuit products (“chips”),
• Use of modern, computer-based simulation tools.                                while other companies may employ technicians or technologists for product
• Advanced laboratory instrumentation.                                           support, with a heavy customer focus. On the government contractor side,
                                                                                 local firms need technicians or interns to work on command, control, com-
• Communication skills essential to the workplace.
                                                                                 munications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
                                                                                 systems that are the backbone of national defense.


PREPARATORY                                                                      After I get my ASET degree, can I go on for a Bachelor’s
                                                                                 degree?
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     Yes! The ASET degree has been designed to not only provide a useful asso-
                                                                                 ciate’s degree, but also to build the foundation for the Bachelor of Science in
                                                                                 Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
                                                                                 (BSCE). If you select the Engineering Track option of the ASET, you will be
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or    able to transition into upper division work without losing any of your lower
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.    division credits!
Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4                  Can I transfer in electronics coursework or training I’ve
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4                  had in the past?
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4                  Certain circuits, electronics and digital systems courses taken in the military,
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4                  community college or at a technical trades school may be used as transfer
                                                                                 credit in the ASET program. One of the main differences between engineering-
ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level     based courses and other electronics courses is the focus on design. The most
                                                                                 important consideration in applying transfer credit is to ensure that you will be
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
                                                                                 successful wherever you enter the ASET program. Your Admissions Advisor/
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.                                                 Mentor, in cooperation with the Dean of Engineering, will be able to advise you
                                                                                 on the best way to apply your transfer credits.

                                                                                 How much math does the ASET program involve?
                                                                                 Students must have a relatively strong math background in order to be success-
                                                                                 ful in the ASET program. Circuits, electronics and digital hardware analysis all
                                                                                 depend upon algebra and trigonometry. If you decide to select the Engineering
                                                                                 Track option (which is designed to prepare you to go on into the BSEE or BSCE
                                                                                 degrees) you will also take Calculus I and II, as well as the calculus-based
                                                                                 probability course.




                                    “THE CREED WE FOLLOW AT CTU IS TO DELIVER 100% OF WHAT WE
                                     PROMISE AND THEN 10% MORE. EVERYONE IN THE UNIVERSITY
                                     ATTEMPTS TO DO JUST THAT.”                    -Sally Clark, CTU Staff




                                                                     Associate’s 108
                           PROGRAM
                           COURSES
ASET Program Requirements
Course No.      Course Name                         Hrs.
COMMUNICATIONS (12 hrs)
ENGL111         English Composition I               4
ENGL112         English Composition II              4
ENGL200         Professional Writing                4
HUMANITIES (4 hrs)
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation          4
SOCIAL SCIENCE (8 hrs)
HISTXXX         History Elective                    4
PSYC100         Introduction to Psychology          4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (4 hrs)
EBUS208         Web Site/Portfolio Development      4
MATHEMATICS/SCIENCE (29 hrs)
CHE105          Introduction to Chemistry           5
MATH201         Calculus I                          4
MATH202         Calculus II                         5
MATH302         Differential Equations              5
PHY211          Physics I — Mechanics               5
PHY212          Physics II — Heat, Light, & Sound   5
ENGINEERING (33 hrs)
CE242           Computer Architecture               4
EE221           Circuit Analysis I                  5
EE252           Digital Design I                    5
EE331           Circuit Analysis II                 5
EE325           CMOS Design                         5
EE375           Electronic Design I                 5
EE385           Instrumentation                     4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (4 hrs)
CS115           Programming with C++                4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                 94




                                                           Associate’s 109
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
ACCOUNTING (ASACC)
An increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will spur the
job growth of accountants and auditors. Increasingly, accountants also are assuming the role of a personal financial advisor. In response to
market demand, these financial specialists will offer more financial management and consulting services as they take on a greater advisory
role. In addition to openings resulting from growth, the need to replace accountants and auditors who retire or transfer to other occupations
will produce numerous job openings.

The ASACC degree programs are designed to equip you with a variety of basic accounting skills that will be useful in an entry level account-
ing position. The curriculum provides you with an opportunity to develop your intellectual, interpersonal and communication skills that are
needed to succeed in the business world.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Identify and resolve complex accounting problems independently and             Why is the ASACC important to business?
  ethically.                                                                     Entry-level accountants are key players in the financial information arena of all
• Demonstrate professional written and verbal communication skills.              organizations. They provide much of the information utilized by for-profit and
• Manage accounts for a small to medium-size organization.                       not-for-profit organizations in the decision making needed to help the organiza-
• Prepare financial statements for business aneeds.                              tion attain its goals. Accountants and auditors help to ensure that an organi-
• Use accounting tools for decision making.                                      zation is run more efficiently, its public records kept more accurately, and its
                                                                                 taxes paid properly and on time. They perform these vital functions by offering
                                                                                 an increasingly wide array of business and accounting services to their clients.
                                                                                 These services include public, management and government accounting, as
PREPARATORY                                                                      well as internal auditing. However, accountants and auditors are broadening
                                                                                 the services they offer to include budget analysis, financial and investment
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     planning, information technology consulting and limited legal services. Beyond
                                                                                 the fundamental tasks of the occupation — preparing, analyzing and verifying
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count   financial documents in order to provide information to clients — many accoun-
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or    tants now are required to possess a wide range of knowledge and skills.
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.
                                                                                 What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                 This program is designed to prepare you for entry level career opportunities
Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.
                                                                                 in both the private and public sectors. In addition to being able to manage a
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4                  complete set of accounts for a small- to moderate-size organization, you could
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4                  also be employed as a financial analyst, cost analyst or as an office manager in
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4                  a small company. However, most accountant and auditor positions require at
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4                  least a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field.

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                            “NOTHING COMES TO A SLEEPER BUT A DREAM. COME TO CTU TO MAKE
                              DREAMS COME TRUE .”                             -Erikka French, Student




                                                                       Associate’s 110
                             PROGRAM                                                                           CERTIFICATES
                             COURSES                                                                           OFFERED
ASACC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS                                                    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (8 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4                • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4                  elective FINC400)
HUMANITIES (8 hrs)                                                            • Business Fundamentals (BADM201, elective IT202, MKTG301,
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4                  HRMT310)
PHIL310           Ethics                                     4                • Financial Accounting (ACCT341, ACCT342, elective ACCT421)
                             or                                               • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, elective
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4                  HRMT440)
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4                Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)                                                     ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success   4                passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by
SOCIAL SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                       CTU and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
                             or
HIST 210          World History and Culture I                4                There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
                             or                                               the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
SOCL 101          Introduction to Sociology                  4                be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)                                     available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4                for more information.
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4
                             or
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (36 hrs)
ACCT201           Accounting I                               4
ACCT202           Accounting II                              4
ACCT203           Accounting III                             4
ACCT341           Intermediate Accounting I                  4
ACCT342           Intermediate Accounting II                 4
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4
                             or
EBUS 308          Introduction to e-Business                 4
ECON202           Microeconomics                             4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                  4
ELECTIVES (4 hrs)
Elective—Choose a minimum of 4 credit hours                  4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                          92




                                                                    Associate’s 111
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
MANAGEMENT (ASBA-MGM)
Professional education in business administration serves to develop your capabilities so that you may enter the management of corporations,
non-profit institutions and government agencies. Business managers formulate the policies and direct the operations of corporations, non-
profit institutions and government agencies. Organizations require leaders in technical areas and in teambuilding supervision, coaching and
problem solving.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of management.                Why is the ASBA-MGM important to business?
• Apply appropriate concepts and principles of business administration to        Today’s fast-paced business world demands strong leadership and management
  participate in effective, ethical decision making.                             skills together with technical competence, communication skills and the ability
• Explain the nature and role of business in global markets.                     to contribute to bottom-line profitability. If you aspire to lead in the world of
• Demonstrate professional written and verbal communication skills.              business, this degree concentration helps you prepare with career entry skills.
• Compare and contrast the different forms (size, structure and legal enti-
  ties) of businesses.                                                           What are the possible career opportunities?
• Utilize emerging technologies, considering the impact on organizations         With this degree program, you can prepare for a position as an account execu-
  both internally and externally.                                                tive, credit manager, employment counselor, stock broker, office manager, real
• Discuss how HR and management skills can be used in organizational             estate professional or customer support representative. Since general business
  settings.                                                                      managers plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the operations of an
                                                                                 organization and its major departments or programs, they are found in nearly
• Discuss the regulatory environments impacting business.
                                                                                 all organizations.
• Describe the functions of law in the United States.



PREPARATORY
REQUIREMENTS
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.           Course Name                               Hrs.
ENGL080              English Composition Preparation           4
IT080                Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060              Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080              Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                                    “IT IS EXCITING TO SEE THE STUDENTS MATURE AND DEVELOP, AND
                                     LEARN TO PULL TOGETHER MUCH OF WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED IN
                                     THEIR SENIOR PROJECTS.”             -Kathy Kasley, Dean of Engineering/Technology/Math



                                                                      Associate’s 112
                              PROGRAM                                                                          CERTIFICATES
                              COURSES                                                                          OFFERED
ASBA-MGM Program Requirements                                                 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (8 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4                • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4                  elective FINC400)
HUMANITIES (8 hrs)                                                            • Business Fundamentals (BADM201, IT202, MKTG301, HRMT310)
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4                • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, elective HIST250)
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4                • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, elective HRMT440)
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4                Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)                                                     ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success   4                passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
SOCIAL SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                       and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
                             or
HIST210           World History and Culture I                4                There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
                             or                                               the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                  4                be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)                                     available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4                tor for more information.
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4
                             or
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (32 hrs)
ACCT201           Accounting I                               4
ACCT202           Accounting II                              4
ACCT203           Accounting III                             4
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4
EBUS308           Introduction to e-Business                 4
HRMT310           Human Resource Management                  4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                  4
ELECTIVES (8 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 8 credit hours                 8

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                          92




                                                                    Associate’s 113
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION WITH A CONCENTRATION IN
MARKETING AND SALES (ASBA-MKT)
Opportunities for marketing professionals are expected to increase by as much as 20 percent through 20106. Marketing is the process of
planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges that satisfy indi-
vidual and organizational objectives. The AASBA-MKT is designed to prepare you to understand and apply marketing, sales and management
principles in order to contribute to organizational success.



PROGRAM                                                                                               FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                                              QUESTIONS
• Explain the core areas of marketing within an organization.                                         Why is the ASBA-MKT important to business?
• Describe the universal marketing processes for consumers and                                        In a competitive global market, successful businesses realize the importance
  organizational markets.                                                                             of understanding their markets and developing relationships with their custom-
• Utilize business computer applications and software to create and                                   ers. All marketing activities are designed to help get a good or service to us-
  develop business/marketing documents and reports.                                                   ers/consumers, to change behaviors or to influence ideas. Marketing skills are
• Analyze the benefits and consequences of marketing activities on the                                a necessity in nearly every setting and profession in order to ensure economic
  physical environment and on the lives of buyers.                                                    survival. After all, if you can’t sell your products or services or even your own
                                                                                                      ideas and skills, how can you expect to stay competitive?
• Develop appropriate career and professional skills for the marketing field.

                                                                                                      What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                                      With this degree program, you can prepare for a position as an account or
PREPARATORY                                                                                           sales executive, marketing researcher, marketing coordinator, marketing pro-
                                                                                                      motion specialist, advertising agency professional, retail/service manager or
REQUIREMENTS                                                                                          sales representative. Career opportunities in marketing exist in domestic and
                                                                                                      international businesses, and organizations of all types and sizes – both profit
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count                        and nonprofit.
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.                    Course Name                                             Hrs.
ENGL080                       English Composition Preparation                         4
IT080                         Introduction to Computing                               4
MATH060                       Pre-Algebra                                             4
MATH080                       Elementary Algebra                                      4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                                               “COLORADO TECH IS GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE BACK
                                                TO MY LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER THROUGH HELPING THOSE
                                                WHO ARE PURSUING A CAREER IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE.”
                                                                                                                                                      -Dan Gilliana,Associate Professor

6-U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “National Industry-Occupation Employment Matrix”

                                                                                             Associate’s 114
                              PROGRAM                                                                          CERTIFICATES
                              COURSES                                                                          OFFERED
ASBA-MKT Program Requirements                                                 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                                Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (8 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                      4                • Basics of Accounting and Finance (ACCT201, ACCT202, ACCT203,
ENGL112           English Composition II                     4                  elective FINC400)
HUMANITIES (8 hrs)                                                            • Business Fundamentals (BADM201, IT202, MKTG301, elective
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation                 4                  HRMT310)
LITR220           Values in World Literature                 4                • Business in the Global Environment (BADM350, HIST250)
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)                                                           • Management Essentials (BADM201, BADM305, HRMT440)
MATH143           Business Algebra                           4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)                                                     Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional success   4                ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
SOCIAL SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                       passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
ECON201           Macroeconomics                             4                and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
HIST150           World History Since 1500                   4                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology                 4                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
                             or
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                  4                There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)                                     cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development             4                the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
IT202             Introduction to IT                         4                be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
IT235             Database Applications with Access          4                available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                   4                tor for more information.
                             or
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                      4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (24 hrs)
ACCT201           Accounting I                               4
ACCT202           Accounting II                              4
ACCT203           Accounting III                             4
BADM201           Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                    4
BADM350           International Business                     4
MARKETING AND SALES CONCENTRATION (12 hrs)
MKTG110           Salesmanship                               4
MKTG301           Introduction to Marketing                  4
MKTG310           Sales Management                           4
ELECTIVES (4 hrs)
Electives—Choose a minimum of 4 credit hours                 4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                          92




                                                                    Associate’s 115
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (ASCJ)
The Associate of Science in Criminal Justice program is designed to prepare you to enter the criminal justice profession in a variety of first-tier
positions. You will be exposed to the foundational areas of the discipline: investigation and law enforcement, law and courts, and corrections
and parole. The program also addresses juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system.


PROGRAM                                                                          FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                         QUESTIONS
• Describe and explain the fundamental concepts and elements of law              Why is the ASCJ important to the criminal justice system?
  enforcement.                                                                   The fast-paced expansion of all areas of the criminal justice system is creat-
• Identify different forms of human behavior within the context of the           ing a demand for skilled workers as never before in local, state and federal
  criminal justice system.                                                       systems. Today’s criminal justice system workforce must be knowledgeable
• Demonstrate effective police report writing skills.                            and skilled in every component of the system to address the public’s demand
• Understand diversity and ethics within society.                                for protection and services. Educated and skilled individuals are needed, from
                                                                                 the traditional roles of law enforcement, security and corrections, to work with
                                                                                 victim advocacy, juveniles and social services.


PREPARATORY                                                                      What are the possible career opportunities?
                                                                                 This CTU degree provides qualifications for entry-level positions including law
                                                                                 enforcement, legal assisting, corrections, dispatching, court services, security,
REQUIREMENTS                                                                     juvenile and victim advocacy, family court work, child and youth work, loss
                                                                                 prevention, fraud investigations, court administration, homeland security,
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count   crisis work, customs, juvenile correction work and court-appointed special
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or    advocacy.
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.
                                                                                 You should be aware that additional education and a clean criminal record may
Course No.          Course Name                               Hrs.               be required for employment in some positions.
ENGL080             English Composition Preparation           4
IT080               Introduction to Computing                 4
MATH060             Pre-Algebra                               4
MATH080             Elementary Algebra                        4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                          “THE WAY THAT CTU’S CLASSES ARE SET UP WILL HELP ME TO ACHIEVE
                           MY GOALS.”                                             — Anthony Barnes, Student
                                                                          -Jack Bernard, Adjunct Professor, EE



                                                                     Associate’s 116
                             PROGRAM                                                                         CERTIFICATES
                             COURSES                                                                         OFFERED
ASCJ Program Requirements                                                   PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.        Course Name                              Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (12 hrs)
ENGL111           English Composition I                    4                • Corrections Technician (CJUS201, CJUS263, BADM305)
ENGL112           English Composition II                   4                • Domestic Violence (CJUS201, CJUS300, CJUS365)
ENGL200           Professional Writing                     4
HUMANITIES (8 hrs)                                                          Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
HUMN200           Art and Music Appreciation               4                ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
PHIL310           Ethics                                   4                passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
                             or                                             and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
LITR220           Values in World Literature               4                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)                                                         of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
MATH143           Business Algebra                         4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (4 hrs)                                                   There are no additional courses or tuition costs for the professional certifi-
INTD111           Creating Academic & Professional Success 4                cates available in this degree program that can be earned by completing
SOCIAL SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                     the minimum number of electives indicated. Some certificates may not
ECON201           Macroeconomics                           4                be available in combination with others. Other certificate options may be
PSYC100           Introduction to Psychology               4                available that are not listed here. Contact your Admission’s Advisor/Men-
SOCL101           Introduction to Sociology                4                tor for more information.
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (16 hrs)
EBUS208           Web Site/Portfolio Development           4
IT202             Introduction to IT                       4
IT235             Database Applications with Access        4
IT254             Spreadsheet Applications                 4
                             or
MATH101           Applied Math Concepts                    4
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (8 hrs)
BADM201           Introduction to Business                 4
BADM305           Organizational Behavior                  4
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (24 hrs)
CJUS141           Introduction to Criminal Justice         4
CJUS201           Law Enforcement Operations
                  and Report Writing                       4
CJUS250           Homeland Security                        4
CJUS263           Community Corrections                    4
CJUS300           Victimology                              4
CJUS365           Criminal Law                             4
ELECTIVES (4 hrs)
Elective          Choose a minimum of 4 credits            4
                             or
CJUS342           Juvenile Delinquency (Sioux Falls)       4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                       92




                                                                  Associate’s 117
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
HEALTHCARE INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY (ASHCIT)
Today’s healthcare system requires that information for each patient is maintained, collected and analyzed consistent with the highest level of
confidentiality and security, particularly when this data is computerized. Hospitals, physicians, insurance companies and everyone handling
patient information have to assure that policies and procedures are in place that provide for the highest level of protection of patient informa-
tion. Because of the importance of this information, managers and clinicians alike are motivated to hire people who understand and are able
to deal with these requirements. The skills to create, implement and maintain health information systems that satisfy these requirements are
found in our Health Information Technology (ASHCIT) program. This program is designed to help professionals in the health field address the
health information technology demands of the future.


PROGRAM                                                                           FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                          QUESTIONS
• Work with computers and networks.                                               What are some possible career opportunities?
• Define medical terminology.                                                     Virtually every hospital, clinic, HMO, doctor’s office and organization handling
• Code using CPT and ICD codes.                                                   patient records requires the skills of a health information technologist. The
• Process billing and reimbursement functions.                                    Bureau of Labor Statistics projects health information management jobs will
• Develop security measures.                                                      grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2008.
• Discuss legal and regulatory requirements to include HIPAA requirements.
                                                                                  Job possibilities are available throughout the health field because of the ex-
                                                                                  tensive use of the medical record. Additionally, the skill sets learned in this
                                                                                  program are widely transferable.
PREPARATORY                                                                       Potential careers with this degree program include such titles as: operations
                                                                                  manager, support desk technician, HIM representative, relationship client
REQUIREMENTS                                                                      manager, encounter coding specialist, database reporting analyst, HIM coding
                                                                                  manager and clinical information specialist.
The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.            Course Name                                 Hrs.
ENGL080               English Composition Preparation             4
IT080                 Introduction to Computing                   4
MATH060               Pre-Algebra                                 4
MATH080               Elementary Algebra                          4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                                 “CTU HAS A BRILLIANT ARRAY OF PROFESSORS. CTU TAKES THE TIME
                                  TO EVALUATE EACH PROFESSOR AND COURSE TO ENSURE THAT ITS
                                  STUDENTS ARE RECEIVING THE BEST EDUCATION POSSIBLE.”
                                                                                                                                        -Susan Rotschka, Student



                                                                         Associate’s 118
                            PROGRAM
                            COURSES
ASHCIT Program Requirements
Course No.      Course Name                                Hrs.
COMMUNICATIONS (12 hrs)
ENGL111         English Composition I                      4
ENGL112         English Composition II                     4
ENGL210         Professional Speaking                      4
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)
MATH 101        Applied Math Concepts                      4
INTERDISCIPLINARY (10 hrs)
HUMN200         Art and Music Appreciation                 4
INTD111         Creating Academic & Professional Success   4
INTD 260        Career Development                         2
SOCIAL SCIENCE (4 hrs)
HIST 150        World History Since 1500                   4
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (8 hrs)
IT200           Introduction to Networking                 4
IT230           Foundations in Security                    4
MANAGEMENT (8 hrs)
BADM201         Introduction to Business                   4
BADM305         Organization Behavior                      4
HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND ORGANIZATION (44 hrs)
HIT100          Health Services and Organization           4
HIT120          Healthcare Data Structure                  4
HIT125          Anatomy and Physiology                     4
HIT130          Introduction to CPT Coding/Billing         4
HIT140          Healthcare Management                      4
HIT210          Healthcare Economics                       4
HIT233          Fundamentals of Health Tech Systems        4
HIT260          Healthcare Legal Concepts                  4
HIT295          Health Internship                          4
MA108           Medical Terminology I                      4
MA208           Medical Terminology II                     4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                        90




                                                                  Associate’s 119
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (ASST)
The mission of the program is to prepare competent entry-level surgical technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and
affective (behavior) learning domains and to help satisfy the need for surgical technologists in local and regional communities. The degree
provides the student with principles and practices of aseptic technique and surgical patient care. The Surgical Technology program involves
learning surgical procedures, exercising critical thinking skills and effectively communicating in the operating room environment. The surgical
technologist is an active member of the surgical team. By using technology in the operating room suite, the student can learn the practical
skills to successfully work in today’s fast paced operating rooms.


PROGRAM                                                                                FREQUENTLY ASKED
OUTCOMES                                                                               QUESTIONS
• Earns an Associate of Science Degree (ST).                                           What other occupations can a Surgical Technologist
• Practices as an entry-level surgical technologist.                                   do?
• Provides high quality patient care pre, intra, and post surgery.                     First Assisting, continued education to become an: RN, Physician’s Assistant,
• Participates as a competent team member working with surgeons, anes-                 or educator.
  thesiologists, operating room nurses and other surgical personnel.
• Develops competency as a scrub second assist surgical technologist                   What do I need to do to be successful in the Surgical
  and circulator.                                                                      Technology Program?
• Demonstrates expertise in maintaining a sterile field and assuring aseptic           Develop a genuine interest in surgery and new technology, read textbooks for
  technique throughout the surgical procedure.                                         class, study!
• Engages in employment in operating, delivery, and emergency rooms at
  hospitals, medical offices, and clinics.                                             What are the work hours of a Surgical Technologist?
• Exhibits caring and ethical behavior.                                                There are many different shifts that a Surgical Technologist can work. The most
                                                                                       common is from 0630 until 1500 but with the shortage of qualified personnel
• Communicates effectively and in a professional manner.
                                                                                       that most facilities are experiencing four ten hour or three twelve hour shifts
• Utilizes critical thinking skills.                                                   per week are becoming more popular to entice qualified employees. It is quite
• Expresses enthusiasm and a sense of pride in team work.                              possible that your facility will require you to be on call every so often and most
• Demonstrates the ability to apply theoretical knowledge and a surgical conscience.   facilities will pay you an hourly stipend to carry the pager.
• Practices the role of patient advocate.
                                                                                       How can I further my education?
                                                                                       As a Surgical Technologist you may have the opportunity to further your educa-
PREPARATORY                                                                            tion by becoming a Surgical First Assistant, a Nurse, or some Surgical Technol-
                                                                                       ogists continue on to become a Physicians Assistant. Some Surgical Technolo-
REQUIREMENTS                                                                           gists become medical sales representatives after obtain a bachelors degree.


The following courses are required for success in the program but do not count
in the total program hours. They may be satisfied by placement, experience or
taking the course. See your Admission’s Advisor/Mentor to arrange for credit.

Course No.            Course Name                                   Hrs.
ENGL080               English Composition Preparation               4
IT080                 Introduction to Computing                     4
MATH060               Pre-Algebra                                   4
MATH080               Elementary Algebra                            4

ENGL112, English Composition II, is a prerequisite for all 300 and 400 level
courses. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the appropriate Direc-
tor of Education, Dean or Chair.




                                   “THE WORTHINESS OF TEACHING IS THE SUCCESS OF FUTURE CAREERS.”
                                                                                                                                 -Richard Wasmer, General Education




                                                                            Associate’s 120
                           PROGRAM                                                                        CERTIFICATES
                           COURSES                                                                        OFFERED
ASST Program Requirements                                                PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:
Course No.       Course Name                            Hrs.             (NO ADDITIONAL TUITION COST)
COMMUNICATIONS (12 hrs)
ENGL111          English Composition I                  4                • CPR Certification (AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION-HEALTHCARE
ENGL112          English Composition II                 4                  PROVIDER)
ENGL210          Professional Speaking                  4
MATHEMATICS (4 hrs)                                                      Colorado Technical University certificates may include foundational prepa-
MATH143          Business Algebra                       4                ration for certification by outside agencies. Requirements for taking and
SCIENCE (12 hrs)                                                         passing these external certification examinations are not controlled by CTU
BIO121           Medical Terminology                    4                and are subject to change without notice. CTU cannot guarantee that
BIO141           Human Anatomy and Physiology I         4                graduates will be eligible to take/pass certification examinations regardless
BIO142           Human Anatomy and Physiology II        4                of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
INTERDISCIPLINARY (6 hrs)
INTD111          Creating Academic and Career Success   4
INTD260          Career Development                     2
SOCIAL SCIENCE (8 hrs)
HIST150          World History Before 1500              4
PSYC100          Introduction to Psychology             4
COMPUTING/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (4 hrs)
EBUS208          Website/Portfolio Development          4
HUMANITIES (4 hrs)
MEDA134          Medical Law and Ethics                 4
SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY (40 hrs)
SUR102           Introduction to Surgical Technology    4
SUR105           Surgical Pharmacology                  4
SUR110           Surgical Procedures I                  4
SUR120           Microbiology and Infection Control     4
SUR150           Introduction to Pathophysiology        4
SUR205           Surgical Techniques                    4
SUR210           Surgical Procedures II                 4
SUR235           Surgical Clinical Practicum I          4
SUR245           Surgical Clinical Practicum II         4
SUR255           Surgical Clinical Practicum III        4

TOTAL PROGRAM QUARTER CREDIT HOURS:                     90




                                                               Associate’s 121
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
The following course descriptions are intended to provide a general course overview, prerequisite requirements and credit hour information.
With the rapid changes in technology, these descriptions may be altered without notification so that the latest changes can be incorporated into
each course. Contact time, online participation and lab requirements for a given course can vary since it may be offered either in a full-quarter
or half-quarter session, and either via online, hybrid or classroom delivery. Courses requiring approval may be approved by your Admission’s
Advisor/Mentor. Not all courses are available at each campus. Students should consult the Schedule of Courses for details on a given course
offering. Students desiring detailed current course descriptions should obtain a syllabus from the bookstore or Admission’s Advisor/Mentor.


Accounting (ACCT)                            Credit: 4                                       individual income tax and tax planning       provides the student with the opportu-
                                             Prerequisite: ACCT202                           strategies. It emphasizes the use of theo-   nity to work in the accounting field under
ACCT099 Special Topics in                                                                    retical as well as practical approaches to   the supervision of an accounting profes-
Accounting                                   ACCT299 Special Topics in                       learn the tax law associated with indi-      sional. The student will synthesize the
This course addresses issues of current      Accounting                                      vidual income tax and different forms        experience by completing assignments
interest in accounting. Course content       This course addresses issues of current         of business. The student will develop        designed to complement the internship
will vary as determined by student inter-    interest in accounting. Course content          analytical, research and communication       experience.
est and evolution of the discipline. This    will vary as determined by student inter-       skills.                                      Credit: 4
course cannot be used to satisfy any         est and evolution of the discipline.            Credit: 4                                    Prerequisite: Approval
degree requirements.                         Credit: 1-6                                     Prerequisite: ACCT203, FINP310
Credit: 4                                    Prerequisite: Approval                                                                       ACCT495 Advanced Research and
                                                                                             ACCT362 Tax Accounting II                    Study
ACCT199 Special Topics in                    ACCT315 Managerial Accounting and               During this course the student will study    During this course, the student will
Accounting                                   Budgeting                                       the taxation of corporations, partner-       be mentored during an independent,
This course addresses issues of current      During this course the student will study       ships, estates and trusts. The course will   in-depth research project. Credits are
interest in accounting. Course content       the application of accounting information       emphasize unique organizations such as       assigned based on the complexity and
will vary as determined by student inter-    in decision making and budget formation.        S-corporations and will address the role     depth of the research project, which
est and evolution of the discipline.         The student will utilize various tools,         of tax planning as it relates to the form    must be pre-approved by the depart-
Credit: 1-6                                  concepts and theories to facilitate strategic   of the entity.                               ment chair.
Prerequisite: Approval                       decision making.                                Credit: 4                                    Credit: 1-6
                                             Credit: 4                                       Prerequisite: ACCT361                        Prerequisite: Approval
ACCT201 Accounting I                         Prerequisite: ACCT203, IT254
This course introduces accounting                                                            ACCT399 Special Topics in                    ACCT499 Special Topics in
concepts and explores the accounting         ACCT341 Intermediate Accounting I               Accounting                                   Accounting
environment. It covers the basic struc-      During this course, the student will cover      This course addresses issues of current      This course addresses issues of current
ture of accounting including account         financial statements with emphasis on           interest in accounting. Course content       interest in accounting. The content of the
maintenance, construction of financial       the accounting principles and procedures        will vary as determined by student inter-    course will vary as determined by student
statements using account balances            relating to current and long-term assets.       est and evolution of the discipline.         interest and evolution of the discipline. A
and completion of the accounting cycle.      Credit: 4                                       Credit: 1-6                                  current syllabus from the Mentor will give
Additionally, it introduces the concept      Prerequisite: ACCT203, IT254                    Prerequisite: Approval                       further information.
of internal control and begins a more                                                                                                     Credit: 1-6
in-depth study of how to account for         ACCT342 Intermediate Accounting II              ACCT421 Advanced Accounting                  Prerequisite: Approval
assets.                                      The course addresses financial state-           The course emphasizes special account-
Credit: 4                                    ments with emphasis on the accounting           ing problems related to the preparation      ACCT614 Applied Managerial
                                             principles and procedures relating to           of combined and consolidated financial       Accounting
ACCT202 Accounting II                        liabilities and owners’ equity. Additionally,   statements for accounting entities with      This course focuses on using available
This is a continuation of Accounting I       it will cover the aspects of revenue and        branch offices and subsidiaries, both        accounting information to help manag-
covering accounting for assets, current      expense recognition.                            domestic and foreign. Additionally, it       ers of the firm make relevant decisions.
liabilities and payroll. It introduces the   Credit: 4                                       covers accounting for partnerships.          It examines how the financial informa-
principles of accounting for partnership     Prerequisite: ACCT341, IT254                    Credit: 4                                    tion developed for external users forms
and various corporate transactions,                                                          Prerequisite: ACCT342                        the basis for the managerial accounting
including those involving changes in         ACCT351 Cost Accounting                                                                      system. Additionally, the student will
capital structure, long term liabilities,    During this course the student will focus       ACCT441 Auditing                             explore costing systems; cost behavior
investments and international opera-         on the principles of accounting for costs in    This course is an introduction to the        analysis, responsibility accounting and
tions.                                       manufacturing enterprises, basic records        primary work of the certified public         volume-profit relationships.
Credit: 4                                    and procedures, cost reports and interpre-      accountant. It covers examination of         Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ACCT201                        tation, overhead costs, variable budgets        financial statements for the purpose of      Prerequisite: MGMT507A or Approval
                                             and by-products costs. Additionally the         rendering an opinion on the fairness with
ACCT203 Accounting III                       student will cover standard cost proce-         which they present an entity’s financial     ACCT618 Taxation and Business
This course completes the principles         dures and differential cost analysis.           position and the result of its operations.   Decisions
of accounting from Accounting II and         Credit: 4                                       Credit: 4                                    This course examines the fundamental
introduces managerial/cost account-          Prerequisite: ACCT203                           Prerequisite: ACCT342                        principles and complexities that underlie
ing, the analysis of financial information                                                                                                all tax strategies. It covers the relationship
and the contribution margin approach         ACCT361 Tax Accounting I                        ACCT475 Internship                           between taxes and the accounting func-
to decision making and budgeting.            The course introduces the principles of         This is an internship course which           tion. Additionally the student will explore
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the taxation of different types of business     ine management auditing and control          BADM301 Introduction to Business               BADM399 Special Topics in Business
entities and the individuals involved with      systems utilized in business organiza-       for Non-Majors                                 Administration
the entities. Special emphasizes on the         tions. The course also addresses the use     This course provides a managerial              This course addresses issues of current
impact of tax considerations in business        of accounting information in implement-      framework of services for managers and         interest in business administration.
decisions such as compensation, merg-           ing managerial policies, and in measuring    students with an interest in the human         Course content will vary as determined
ers, acquisitions and divestitures.             and evaluating performance. Topics           services sector. Specific course topics        by student interest and evolution of the
Credit: 4                                       include business risk and risk assess-       include: an overview of the types of           discipline.
                                                ment techniques, management control          information critical to decision making,       Credit: 1-6
ACCT624 Advanced Cost Accounting                systems, financial results control systems   accounting and financial statements,           Prerequisite: Approval
The student will examine strategic cost         and organization for control.                law, and the strategic role of information
management theories and applications            Credit: 4                                    technology services.                           BADM405 Human Factors Analysis
required in management planning and             Prerequisite: ACCT624, ACCT638 or            Credit: 4                                      This course emphasizes the human-
control. Topics include cost allocation,        Approval                                                                                    machine design interface, considers both
product costing, activity-based costing,                                                     BADM305 Organizational Behavior                operator and maintenance functions and
operation control and other cost control        ACCT648 Forensic Accounting                  The course addresses some tools and            covers some of the methods/tools used
systems.                                        This course is a comprehensive explora-      insights necessary to understand and           in human engineering design. Where
Credit: 4                                       tion of forensic accounting as a proactive   analyze the characteristics of human           the human is involved, system design
Prerequisite: ACCT614 or Approval               approach to fraud prevention, fraud detec-   beings and organizational situations.          must consider the following factors:
                                                tion and fraud investigation.                It further explores both organizational        anthropometric, human sensory and
ACCT628 Financial Reporting                     Credit: 4                                    structure and human variables within that      physiological.
During this course the student will             Prerequisite: ACCT638, ACCT644 or            structure to contribute to the long-term       Credit: 4
conduct a comprehensive examination             Approval                                     survival of an enterprise, and includes        Prerequisite: BADM305
of financial and accounting reporting                                                        team building.
standards, requirements and techniques          ACCT699 Special Topics in                    Credit: 4                                      BADM410 Business Law I
for business entities, not-for-profit orga-     Accounting                                   Prerequisite: BADM201                          This course provides an understanding of
nizations and governmental entities. It         This course addresses issues of current                                                     the principles underlying the legal envi-
also covers financial reporting relating to     interest in accounting. Course content       BADM350 International Business                 ronment of business. It examines the
maintenance, expansion, combination,            will vary as determined by student inter-    During this course the student studies         current legal rules and regulations affect-
restructurings and liquidation of business      est and evolution of the discipline.         the international business environment         ing businesses and discusses the new
corporations. Research projects and case        Credit: 1-6                                  as it relates to global competitiveness.       developments and trends that will greatly
studies constitute an important part of this    Prerequisite: Approval                       The course explores strategy, organiza-        affect future transactions. It also outlines
course.                                                                                      tions, operations, finance, marketing and      the legal aspects of intellectual property
Credit: 4                                       Business Administration (BADM)               coping with different economic systems.        especially as it relates to e-business.
Prerequisite: FINC615, ACCT342 or                                                            Further study will focus on the differences    Credit: 4
Approval                                        BADM099 Special Topics in Business           between foreign and domestic environ-          Prerequisite: BADM201
                                                Administration                               ments and the impact of these differences
ACCT634 Accounting Information                  This course addresses issues of current      on managing in an international business       BADM420 Business Law II
Systems                                         interest in business administration.         setting are examined.                          During this course the student will study
This course examines advanced concepts,         Course content will vary as determined       Credit: 4                                      the legal aspects of commercial transac-
skills and applications of accounting           by student interest and evolution of the     Prerequisite: BADM201                          tions. The course provides an overview
information systems. Special emphasis           discipline. This course cannot be used to                                                   of the following concepts: the Uniform
is on the impact of database systems            satisfy any degree requirements.             BADM360 Operations Management                  Commercial Code, commercial paper,
and advanced technology in accounting           Credit: 4                                    This course focuses on solving the prob-       securities regulations, bailments, the
systems.                                                                                     lems associated with the planning and          Law of Agency, business structure and the
Credit: 4                                       BADM201 Introduction to Business             control of production/manufacturing and        liability of corporate officers. Additionally,
Prerequisite: ACCT614, ACCT628 or               This course provides a survey of the field   service operations. It explores forecasting,   it examines investment banking and secu-
Approval                                        of business management, marketing,           planning products, processes, technolo-        rities underwriting in detail; and studies
                                                finance and accounting. The variety,         gies and facilities, demand and inventory      the role, responsibilities and liability of the
ACCT638 Advanced Auditing                       nature and interrelationship of problems     in the production systems, control for         accounting firm, investment banker, legal
The student will cover advanced topics          of business operation are explored.          productivity, quality and reliability.         firm and corporate officers involved in the
on auditing procedures and standards.           Credit: 4                                    Credit: 4                                      registration process of a public offering.
Topics include audit objectives and                                                          Prerequisite: BADM201, MATH143                 Credit: 4
planning, audit cycles, audit review and        BADM299 Special Topics in Business                                                          Prerequisite: BADM410
documentation, and the preparation of the       Administration                               BADM370 Quality Management
final audit report. Additionally, the student   This course addresses issues of current      During this course the student investigates    BADM475 Small Business
will become familiar with audit theory and      interest in Business Administration.         the emerging principles of quality and its     Management and Entrepreneurship
professional code of practices.                 Course content will vary as determined       implementation. It explores the processes      During this course the student will explore
Credit: 4                                       by student interest and evolution of the     and values for implementing quality, self-     the fundamentals of business organiza-
Prerequisite: ACCT628, ACCT445 or               discipline.                                  managed work teams, principles of quality      tion, operation and management. The
Approval                                        Credit: 1-6                                  and the importance of including quality        course deals with the characteristics and
                                                Prerequisite: Approval                       as a business strategy. Additionally, it       activities of the business executive, mana-
ACCT644 Management Control and                                                               covers how to examine and improve work         gerial relationships, accountability and
Auditing                                                                                     processes in the organization.                 the entrepreneur. It requires the student
During this course the student will exam-                                                    Credit: 4                                      to conduct application and synthesis of
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other material in order to create a busi-       BIO121 Medical Terminology                     Prerequisite: EE312, EE352                      chemistry, including atomic and molec-
ness plan.                                      This course is designed for students in                                                        ular structure, bonding types, reactions,
Credit: 4                                       the allied health curriculum who need          CE495 Advanced Research and Study               equations and stoichiometry (a math-
Prerequisite: ECON202, FINC400,                 to know the language of health care.           in Computer Engineering                         ematical approach to solving problems
HRMT310, MKTG301                                The purpose of the course is to help the       This course provides the opportunity for        involving chemical phenomena).
                                                student to succeed in a chosen health          independent, in-depth research and/or           Credit: 5
BADM480 Business Strategy and                   care career by familiarizing them with         study in an area of student interest. Credits   Prerequisite: MATH103
Policy                                          how medical words are formed and by            are assigned based on the complexity
This is a capstone course for seniors           providing a systematic learning struc-         and depth of the project, which must be         Criminal Justice (CJUS)
designed to facilitate integration of the       ture. Students will learn various parts of     approved by the department chair.
knowledge gained in other courses. The          a term including prefixes, roots, suffixes     Credit: 1-6                                     CJUS099 Special Topics in Criminal
course focuses on the total enterprise. It      and combining forms as used in the study       Prerequisite: Approval                          Justice
emphasizes identifying external opportu-        of the human body.                                                                             This course addresses issues of current
nities and determining the value-creating       Credit: 4                                      CE499 Special Topics in Computer                interest in criminal justice. Course content
potential of a firm’s resources, capabilities                                                  Engineering                                     will vary as determined by student inter-
and core competencies to achieve a stra-        BIO141 Human Anatomy &                         This course addresses issues of current         est and evolution of the discipline. This
tegic competitive advantage.                    Physiology I                                   interest in computer systems. Course            course cannot be used to satisfy any
Credit: 4                                       This course focuses on the structure,          content varies as determined by student         degree requirements.
Prerequisite: Approval                          function and interrelationship of the          interest and evolution of the discipline.       Credit: 4
                                                organs and systems of the human body.          Credit: 1-6
BADM485 Senior Project                          Emphasis is placed on the integumentary,       Prerequisite: Approval                          CJUS141 Introduction to Criminal
This course provides a forum for senior         musculoskeletal and nervous systems.                                                           Justice
status students to refine and enhance           Credit: 4                                      CE605 Modern Computer                           This course surveys the agencies that
their organizational, research, writing                                                        Architecture                                    comprise the criminal justice system,
and presentation skills. The instructor         BIO142 Human Anatomy &                         This course examines the nature of              which are primarily law enforcement, the
approved topic is chosen by the students        Physiology II                                  modern large scale computing and                courts and corrections. The student will
because of its real-world relevance, appli-     This course focuses on the structure, func-    its impact on the design of computer            learn the processes of these components
cation and connection to the students’          tion and interrelationship of the organs and   systems. Topics include basic function          and their relationship to one another, as
major area of study, interest and work-         systems in the human body. Emphasis is         building blocks of computer design,             well as the roles of related agencies.
place relevance. Students will be working       placed on the endocrine, cardiovascular,       benchmarks and performance metrics,             Credit: 4
under the guidance of a skilled faculty         immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary        instruction set architectures, hardware/
member.                                         and reproductive systems.                      software parallelism, pipelining, RISC          CJUS199 Special Topics in Criminal
Credit: 1-6                                     Credit: 4                                      processors, memory hierarchy, and               Justice
Prerequisite: Approval                                                                         emerging technologies.                          This course addresses issues of current
                                                BIO199 Special Topics in Biology               Credit: 4                                       interest in criminal justice. Course content
BADM495 Advanced Research and                   This course addresses issues of current        Prerequisite: CE242                             will vary as determined by student interest
Study                                           interest in biology. Course content will                                                       and evolution of the discipline.
This is an independent in-depth research        vary as determined by student interest         CE660 Modern Computer Design                    Credit: 1-6
project course. Credits are assigned            and evolution of the discipline.               This course explores the issues, meth-          Prerequisite: Approval
based on the complexity and depth of            Credit: 1-6                                    ods, tools and processes in the design
the research project, which must be pre-        Prerequisite: Approval                         of modern computer systems. Students            CJUS201 Law Enforcement
approved.                                                                                      will research and integrate information,        Operations and Report Writing
Credit: 1-6                                     Computer Engineering (CE)                      identify and apply models, consider             This course introduces the student to
Prerequisite: Approval                                                                         experimental design and evaluate design         the roles of law enforcement and police
                                                CE242 Computer Architecture                    alternatives in a “just-in-time” approach       processes. It also examines organizational
BADM499 Special Topics in Business              This course studies computer organiza-         to design.                                      structure, supervision and administration
Administration                                  tion and design. Topics include digital        Credit: 4                                       of law enforcement agencies, their day-to-
This course addresses issues of current         logic and digital systems, machine level       Prerequisite: CE605                             day field operations, leadership, policies,
interest in management. Course contents         representation of data, memory system                                                          procedures, communication, information
will vary as determined by student interest     organization and architecture, computer        CE699 Special Topics in Computer                and performance evaluation processes.
and evolution of the discipline.                interfacing and multiprocessing.               Engineering                                     Special emphasis is placed on writing
Credit: 1-6                                     Credit: 4                                      This course addresses issues of current         skills such as report writing.
Prerequisite: Approval                          Prerequisite: CS104 or Approval                interest in computer systems. Course            Credit: 4
                                                                                               content varies as determined by student         Prerequisite: CJUS141
Biology (BIO)                                   CE412 Advanced Computer                        interest and evolution of the discipline.
                                                Architecture                                   Credit: 1-6                                     CJUS250 Homeland Security
BIO099 Special Topics in Biology                This course covers advanced hardware           Prerequisite: Approval                          This course introduces students to the
This course addresses issues of current         design techniques and control strategies                                                       changing dynamics of homeland secu-
interest in biology. Course content will        employed in modern computer systems.           Chemistry (CHE)                                 rity at both the national and state levels. It
vary as determined by student inter-            Topics include advanced memory design,                                                         explores the various dynamics of providing
est and evolution of the discipline. This       instruction sets, benchmarking, pipelin-       CHE105 Introduction to Chemistry                security in different settings. The history
course cannot be used to satisfy any            ing, advanced network architectures, and       This course provides an introduction to         and future of terrorism are also examined
degree requirements.                            high performance computing.                    the fundamental concepts of inorganic           in a global context.
Credit: 4                                       Credit: 4                                                                                      Credit: 4
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CJUS263 Community Corrections                  of criminal law, giving students the abil-     its relevance to the case with special         tools for case management and process
In this course the student will conduct a      ity to apply the essential elements of         emphasis on forensic science applica-          analysis in the judicial system. It includes
comprehensive examination of the adult         general criminal law principles to specific    tion and physical evidence recognition         court performance standards and explores
corrections process, and the history,          substantive crimes.                            and collection.                                the roles and purposes of courts, the inter-
sentencing alternatives, and future            Credit: 4                                      Credit: 4                                      nal and external environments in which
direction of correction modalities. It also    Prerequisite: CJUS141                          Prerequisite: CJUS448                          they operate and management theory as
explores community corrections and the                                                                                                       applied to courts.
various methods used outside traditional       CJUS375 Criminal Procedure                     CJUS475 Internship                             Credit: 4
correctional institutions. Topics include      In this course the student will be provided    An internship in criminal justice provides
drug and alcohol abuse, prevention, inter-     an in-depth study of the criminal court        the student with the opportunity to work       CJUS630 Law Enforcement
vention and treatment, and alternatives to     system and Constitutional law. The defen-      in the criminal justice field under the        Management
incarceration.                                 dant’s Constitutional rights are explored      supervision of a criminal justice profes-      This course will blend law enforcement
Credit: 4                                      through case law study. Additionally,          sional. The student will synthesize the        theory and practice to create a proactive
Prerequisite: CJUS141                          the course includes the basic underly-         experience by completing weekly logs and       approach for successful management of
                                               ing concepts of search and seizure,            evaluations, and assignments designed          personnel, resources and services to the
CJUS299 Special Topics in Criminal             self incrimination, the right to counsel,      to complement the internship experience.       community. The student will be involved
Justice                                        the exclusionary rule, privacy, probable       Students will also create a portfolio of the   in an in-depth study of management in
This course addresses issues of current        cause, reasonableness, and the rights          experience for future employment use.          law enforcement, including operating
interest in criminal justice. Course content   guaranteed by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth         Credit: 4                                      principles, communication and the future
will vary as determined by student interest    and Eighth Amendments.                         Prerequisite: Approval                         of law enforcement.
and evolution of the discipline.               Credit: 4                                                                                     Credit: 4
Credit: 1-6                                    Prerequisite: CJUS365                          CJUS480 Criminal Justice Capstone
Prerequisite: Approval                                                                        A capstone course that facilitates the         CJUS640 Corrections Management
                                               CJUS399 Special Topics in Criminal             integration of the knowledge gained in         This course provides a comprehensive
CJUS300 Victimology                            Justice                                        other courses. The course focuses on the       coverage of correctional administration.
This course addresses victimology as           This course addresses issues of current        application of skills through case study,      It focuses on problem solving with real-
an emerging area of study in the field of      interest in criminal justice. Course content   interviewing, application of law and report    life applications of issues for correctional
criminal justice, and surveys society’s        will vary as determined by student interest    writing.                                       administrators. Additionally, it includes
emotionally and politically complex            and evolution of the discipline.               Credit: 4                                      the historical perspective of correctional
issues as they relate to victims of crime.     Credit: 1-6                                    Prerequisite: Approval                         administration, the management of
Victimology is an objective and scientific     Prerequisite: Approval                                                                        offenders, the prison setting, the correc-
approach to the study of victims of vari-                                                     CJUS495 Advanced Research and                  tional staff and an overview of the future
ous forms of crime, from battered women        CJUS440 The Laws of Evidence                   Study in Criminal Justice                      in correctional administration.
to auto theft, with special emphasis on        In this course the student will be provided    This course requires an independent            Credit: 4
victims of domestic violence, sexual           a thorough examination of the laws of          in-depth research project. Credits are
assault and child abuse.                       evidence for criminal justice profession-      assigned based on the complexity and           CJUS650 Terrorism and Homeland
Credit: 4                                      als. Topics include (DNA testing and other     depth of the research project, which           Security Management
Prerequisite: CJUS141                          methods), circumstantial and opinion           must be pre-approved by the depart-            This course covers security management,
                                               evidence, hearsay, character evidence,         ment chair.                                    including risk assessment, planning and
CJUS342 Juvenile Delinquency                   relevancy and materiality, privileged          Credit: 1-6                                    program administration, and explores
During this course the student will survey     communications, expert witness testi-          Prerequisite: Approval                         the intergovernmental system relation-
the area of juvenile delinquency through       mony, objections to and exclusion of                                                          ships in homeland security. The course
the study of the theories of juvenile          evidence, and chain of custody.                CJUS499 Special Topics in Criminal             will provide the student with an interdis-
misconduct, the juvenile court system          Credit: 4                                      Justice                                        ciplinary approach in defining terrorism
and methods of rehabilitation.                 Prerequisite: CJUS375                          During this course the student will            in analysis of counterterrorism strategies
Credit: 4                                                                                     address issues of current interest in          for planned responses.
Prerequisite: CJUS141                          CJUS448 Criminal Investigation                 criminal justice. Course content will vary     Credit: 4
                                               This course examines the skills needed         as determined by student interest and
CJUS343 Criminology                            to become a criminal investigator and          evolution of the discipline.                   CJUS699 Special Topics in Criminal
Criminology surveys the motivations of         the procedures criminal investigators use      Credit: 1-6                                    Justice
the criminal mind using both sociologi-        to manage a criminal investigation and         Prerequisite: Approval                         This course addresses issues of current
cal and cognitive restructuring theories.      prepare a case for court. It also introduces                                                  interest in criminal justice. Course content
It presents an overview of the meaning of      interview and interrogation techniques.        CJUS610 Crime Lab/Evidence                     will vary as determined by student interest
crime, crime statistics, theories of causa-    Credit: 4                                      Management                                     and evolution of the discipline.
tion, criminal thinking and major offense      Prerequisite: CJUS440                          Taking this course the student will            Credit: 1-6
areas, and describes methods for chang-                                                       discover key issues related to the profes-     Prerequisite: Approval
ing criminal behavior.                         CJUS450 Forensic Criminology                   sional management of the crime lab in the
Credit: 4                                      This course is designed to help the            administrative, political and operational      Computer Science (CS)
Prerequisite: CJUS141, SOCL101                 student to develop an appreciation and         environment. Ethical, quality and person-
                                               understanding of crime scene analysis          nel issues are also examined.                  CS099 Special Topics in Computer
CJUS365 Criminal Law                           and management. The course exam-               Credit: 4                                      Science
This course is a study of the general          ines how to document, collect, preserve                                                       This course addresses issues of current
principles of criminal law. Specifically it    and process physical evidence correctly,       CJUS620 Court Services Management              interest in Computer Science. Course
includes both the policy and procedure         analyze it thoroughly, and understand          This course will cover the use of effective    content will vary as determined by student
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interest and evolution of the discipline.       ing, inheritance, polymorphism, templates     Credit: 4                                    Credit: 4
This course cannot be used to satisfy any       and exceptions. A major emphasis is on        Prerequisite: CS104                          Prerequisite: CE242
degree requirements.                            object-oriented program design, construc-
Credit: 4                                       tion and test. Students are required to       CS265 Algorithms                             CS345 UNIX Systems Programming
                                                complete numerous programs using              Students are introduced to the basic         The student is introduced to the basic
CS104 Problem Solving Concepts                  these advanced features.                      concepts of algorithm design analysis,       concepts of UNIX programming, including
with C++                                        Credit: 4                                     including searching and sorting, hash-       pipes, filters, concurrency and manage-
This course covers the fundamental              Prerequisite: CS115                           ing and information retrieval. Average       ment of processes and resources. The
problem solving approaches that lead                                                          and asymptotic behaviors are discussed.      design and implementation of UNIX Perl
to solutions suitable for implementation        CS230 Data Structures                         Complexity issues are explored.              programs are discussed. Several program-
with a computer programming language.           In this course a student learns the prin-     Credit: 4                                    ming projects are required.
Solutions will be implemented using the         ciples behind both simple and advanced        Prerequisite: CS230, MATH200                 Credit: 4
essential elements of a modern program-         data structures. Study includes data types,                                                Prerequisite: CS146
ming language. Students will also be            arrays, stacks, queues, lists and trees.      CS299 Special Topics in Computer
introduced to the techniques of designing       Students demonstrate understanding of         Science
and documenting a problem solution.             these principles through the completion       This course addresses issues of current      CS346 User Interface Design
Credit: 4                                       of several programs.                          interest in computer science. Course         Developing usable software products is
Prerequisite: IT080, MATH080 or                 Credit: 4                                     content will vary as determined by student   vital in today’s competitive marketplace.
Approval                                        Prerequisite: CS215                           interest and evolution of the discipline.    This course provides in-depth coverage
                                                                                              Credit: 1-6                                  of the computer human interface, user
CS115 Programming with C++                      CS245 Programming Languages: Java             Prerequisite: Approval                       interface design, user profiling, prototyp-
Students will be introduced to the C++          for C++ Programmers                           CS320 Computer Graphics                      ing and usability testing. Note: this class
programming language in this course.            This course introduces the students to the    This course covers the basic concepts        does not require programming skills.
The course includes the basic concepts          Java Programming Language System.             in 2D and 3D computer graphics. It           Credit: 4
of both the structured programming and          The course is designed for experienced        includes an examination of the 3D            Prerequisite: CS104
object-oriented programming models.             C++ and OO programmers. The Java              graphics pipeline to include 3D modeling,
Emphasis is on applying sound software          programming language is compared              geometric transforms, shading, texturing,    CS352 Advanced Database Systems
engineering principles. Basic declarations
                                                and contrasted to the C++ program-            and rendering. Animation and Shaders         This course continues the study of
and statements, control structures, data
and program design, arrays, text strings,       ming language. Features only found in         are introduced. Students are required to     database design and implementation,
pointers, abstraction, classes and objects      Java are examined in some detail. Major       develop several OpenGL based graphics        emphasizing data warehousing, online
are covered. Students are required to           topics include OO programming using           programs.                                    analytical processing and distributed
complete several programs.                      Java, Java GUI applications and applets,      Credit: 4                                    databases.
Credit: 4                                       using the AWT/Swing packages; Java            Prerequisite: CS230                          Credit: 4
Prerequisite: (CS104 or Approval),              Servlets and JSPs are addressed given                                                      Prerequisite: CS246, CS250
(MATH103 or MATH143)                            time. The course requires the completion      CS325 Advanced C++ Programming
                                                of numerous Java programs.                    This course extends and integrates the       CS360 Windows® Programming
CS146 Introduction to UNIX                      Credit: 4                                     C++ programming language knowl-              The purpose of this course is to provide an
This course introduces the UNIX oper-           Prerequisite: CS230, CS376                    edge presented in previous courses.          introduction to the development of appli-
ating system and examines its basic                                                           The emphasis is on language feature          cations in a Windowing environment.
features. Students learn common UNIX            CS246 Structured Query Language               interactions and practical programming       The topics covered include an introduc-
commands, the UNIX file system, UNIX            This course gives complete coverage of        techniques. Coverage includes the            tion to a Windows programming language
editors, and the UNIX shells and are intro-     the SQL database programming language         advanced applications of classes, inheri-    such as C# and the Windows environ-
duced to shell script programming. The          and studies the concepts involved in the      tance, polymorphism, friendship, operator    ment, implementation of GUI interface
course requires the preparation of several      relational database model. Storage,           overloading, generic types, exceptions       elements, some 2D graphics, along with
exercises using the UNIX environment.           retrieval and manipulation of data are        and issues of efficiency and reliability.    event handling, I/O, and assembly of
Credit: 4                                       emphasized using SQL (Structured              Students demonstrate their understand-       windows-based applications. Students
Prerequisite: CS104 or Approval                 Query Language), DDL (Data Definition         ing and skills through the completion of     are required to prepare several windows-
                                                Language) and DML (Data Manipulation          several challenging programs.                based programs.
CS199 Special Topics in Computer                Language). Students will complete several     Credit: 4                                    Credit: 4
Science                                         database projects using SQL.                  Prerequisite: CS230                          Prerequisite: CS215
This course addresses issues of current         Credit: 4
interest in computer science. Course            Prerequisite: IT235 or CS250                  CS340 Operating Systems                      CS366 Software Engineering Methods
content will vary as determined by student                                                    In this course, analysis of the design of    Software Engineering Methods intro-
interest and evolution of the discipline.       CS250 Fundamentals of Database                modern operating systems is emphasized.      duces students to the basic concepts
Credit: 1-6                                     Systems                                       The topics covered include basic capabili-   of software engineering including life-
Prerequisite: Approval                          This course introduces database design,       ties of multi-program operating systems,     cycles, methodologies, techniques, and
                                                and implementation and database               virtual memory, resource allocation and      tools. This course provides an overview
CS215 Intermediate C++                          management systems. Topics covered in         management, concurrent processes and         of requirements engineering, software
Programming                                     this course include conceptual and logical    threads, protection, file systems, batch     design, implementation, testing, and the
This course builds upon the fundamental         database designs for several businesses,      and interactive subsystems. Completion       maintenance of software development
topics covered in CS115. The focus is           implementing these designs using a            of the course requires the student to        products.
on the more powerful features of C++            database management system and devel-         perform several lab exercises that inves-    Credit: 4
including I/O formatting, file I/O, overload-   oping business applications that access       tigate and exercise key operating system     Prerequisite: CS215 or IT215 or
                                                these databases.                              features.                                    EBUS215
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CS376 Object-Oriented Methods                 product. Working in teams, students          solving these problems. Distributed and      CS649 Software Design
Object-oriented Methods introduces the        design and develop a software system         network operating systems goals, and the     Software design provides the knowledge
student to the basic concepts of object-      based on user requirements. This course      client/server and remote procedure call      to transition from smaller programming
oriented analysis and design. Use case        reinforces the principles of requirements    models are presented. Examples of micro-     efforts to large software development
modeling, class modeling and state            engineering and software design. It          kernel O/Ss, file servers and file systems   projects. It addresses a variety of design
modeling using common notations are           includes the analysis and design of a        are discussed.                               processes, principles, notations and
covered. Completion of several exercises      software product.                            Credit: 4                                    design methods.
and a group project are required.             Credit: 4                                    Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval              Credit: 4
Credit: 4                                     Prerequisite: CS376, ENGL200,                                                             Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval
Prerequisite: CS215 or IT215 or               ENGL210                                      CS635 Computer Networking
EBUS215                                                                                    This course surveys both the foundational    CS651 Computer Systems Security
                                              CS482 Software Engineering                   concepts and current state of the prac-      Foundations
CS381 Software Requirements                   Capstone II                                  tice in computer networking. The lower       This course introduces the overall founda-
Engineering                                   Software Engineering Capstone II contin-     four layers of the OSI Reference Model       tions required for the understanding of,
Software Requirements Engineering             ues the software product development         are investigated along with a compre-        and further study in, information systems
introduces students to requirements           that began in CS481. Working in teams,       hensive treatment of the TCP/IP protocol     security. It reviews the history of security
elicitation, software analysis, and the       students use their requirement and           suite. Network issues, such as address-      and computer systems security in particu-
specification of software requirements.       design specifications to develop and test    ing and routing, and transport issues,       lar to develop a set of models to guide the
The additional topics covered during this     a software product. This course requires     such as connections and reliability, are     approach to realizing computer systems
course include requirements traceability,     the development and test of a software       discussed. Major network applications        security. An overview of current security
software quality, and use case scenario       product.                                     are also surveyed, including examination     technologies is presented. A project is
development.                                  Credit: 4                                    of their use in current practice.            required.
Credit: 4                                     Prerequisite: CS481                          Credit: 4                                    Credit: 4
Prerequisite: CS376                                                                        Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval              Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval
                                              CS495 Advanced Research and Study
CS382 Software Design                         in Computer Science                          CS640 Software Project Management            CS652 Operating Systems Security
Software Design defines and describes         This course gives the student an opportu-    This course presents the principles and      Operating Systems Security provides an
the behavior of the software system. In       nity to conduct an independent in-depth      concepts associated with software proj-      in-depth analysis of the security compo-
this course, students learn to select and     research project. Credits are assigned       ect management. The topics include           nents at the operating system level. The
apply a design method and use a model-        based on the complexity and depth of         project planning, risk management,           focus is on the development of a security
ing notation to clearly communicate and       the research project, which must be pre-     estimation, cost modeling, scheduling,       policy and the basic elements that provide
document a software solution. A variety       approved by the department chair.            control, resource management and proj-       identification and authentication, access
of design processes, methods, tool, and       Credit: 1-6                                  ect management.                              control and security auditing. In addition
types of software designs are explored        Prerequisite: Approval                       Credit: 4                                    to general concepts, both the UNIX/Linux
throughout the course.                                                                     Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval              and Windows operating systems are stud-
Credit: 4                                     CS499 Special Topics in Computer                                                          ied. Students participate in hands-on lab
Prerequisite: CS376                           Science                                      CS641 Software Requirements                  assignments to reinforce the material as
                                              This course addresses issues of current      Engineering                                  well as to gain familiarity with a number
CS383 Software Testing                        interest in computer science. Course         Software Requirements Engineering            of available operating system security
Software Testing provides an overview of      content will vary as determined by student   focuses on the elicitation, analysis, and    products and tools (both freeware and
a variety of testing practices and methods.   interest and evolution of the discipline.    specification of software requirements.      commercially available).
It gives students the opportunity to apply    Credit: 1-6                                  Topics include requirements traceability,    Credit: 4
the theory as they perform software tests.    Prerequisite: Approval                       requirements management, software vali-      Prerequisite: CS630, CS651
This course explores a variety of tests,                                                   dation and verification, use case scenario
including unit testing, usability testing,    CS500 Computer Science Foundation            development, software quality, configura-    CS653 Network Security
operational testing, integration testing,     Topics                                       tion management and quality control.         Students are provided with a brief over-
and system testing.                           This course provides foundational knowl-     Credit: 4                                    view of the basic elements of networking
Credit: 4                                     edge in computer science. Topics include     Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval              concepts, topologies and protocols neces-
Prerequisite: CS376                           operating systems, computer networking,                                                   sary to understand network security
                                              database systems, object-oriented design,    CS644 Computer Systems                       issues. An in-depth analysis of privacy,
CS399 Special Topics in Computer              and software engineering principles. It      Architecture                                 integrity, availability and non-repudiation
Science                                       addresses basic information, preparing       Computer Systems Architecture reviews        within a network environment is included.
This course addresses issues of current       students for participation in the MSCS       the architectural paradigms for various      Mechanisms for secure authentication,
interest in computer science. Course          graduate program.                            types of software systems, including         confidentiality and access control are
content will vary as determined by student    Credit: 4                                    distributed and heterogeneous systems.       discussed. The course includes concepts
interest and evolution of the discipline.                                                  The course includes an in-depth examina-     applied to electronic commerce scenarios
Credit: 1-6                                   CS630 Modern Operating Systems               tion of how software quality is supported    (e-commerce). A project is required.
Prerequisite: Approval                        Modern Operating Systems builds on           in the system architecture. It examines      Credit: 4
                                              the knowledge of multitasking operating      several architectural evaluation methods     Prerequisite: CS651 or CS654
CS481 Software Engineering                    systems to present the emerging tech-        to analyze the merits of candidate archi-
Capstone I                                    nologies of current operating systems.       tectures.                                    CS654 Security Management
Software Engineering Capstone I is the        Problems of timing, synchronization,         Credit: 4                                    This course covers a variety of issues
first course in a two-course sequence that    communication and distribution are           Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval              relating to the management of informa-
involves the development of a software        presented with current approaches to                                                      tion systems security. The topics covered
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include development of policies, stan-       CS671 Software Systems Engineering            Credit: 4                                     that the project has been judged as being
dards and procedures, risk analysis          Process                                       Prerequisite: CS660                           of publishable quality, applying computer
methodologies, contingency planning          This course presents the current research                                                   science knowledge to the solution of a
and disaster recovery. Additional topics     and application of the principles of the      CS697 Advanced Research and Study             practical problem.
covered include legal and ethical issues,    software process and process improve-         in Computer Science                           Credit: 3
incident reporting, security auditing,       ment. The in-depth analysis of the basic      This course is an opportunity to do inde-
computer crime, and security awareness       principles behind software process            pendent, in-depth research and/or study       CS802 Qualitative Analysis
and training. Implementation issues,         improvement provides a framework for          of an area of student interest. Enrollment    This course presents topics on a variety
potential conflicts and tradeoffs are also   further investigation. The concepts of        in this course requires a research or study   of qualitative analysis methods and tech-
discussed. A project is required.            software development, configuration           plan. It may be used as a master’s elective   niques. The discussions include case
Credit: 4                                    management, quality assurance, metrics        in computer science.                          study approaches, the identification and
Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval              and risk management are explored.             Credit: 1-6                                   use of phenomenon, action research
                                             Credit: 4                                     Prerequisite: Approval                        and grounded theory. These topics will
CS659 Information Systems Security           Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval                                                             be studied through readings, discussions
Information Systems Security defines                                                       CS699 Special Topics in Computer              and exercises.
the components of a complete security        CS672 Systems Engineering Methods             Science                                       Credit: 5
program and describes a process for          Software Engineering Methods provides         This course addresses issues of current
developing and maintaining a consistent      an overview of the techniques and             interest in computer science. Course          CS805 Research Methods
security posture throughout the corpo-       approaches used in systems engineering.       content will vary as determined by student    Once research has been conducted,
rate enterprise. The topics covered will     The topics include the models, evaluation     interest and evolution of the discipline.     students need to be able to recognize,
include the development of an enterprise     methods, decision-making processes,           Credit: 1-6                                   understand and interpret statistical anal-
security policy, security assessments and    system quality, system design, integra-       Prerequisite: Approval                        ysis methods and metrics. Underlying
corrective measures, security awareness      tion, logistics, maintenance and the                                                        patterns and key parameters of data sets
and training issues, incident response       system disposal.                              CS800 Software Processes, Methods             need to be explained and the limits of test-
and an accreditation process to address      Credit: 4                                     and Environments                              ing a hypothesis need to be understood.
the issues of continuous monitoring and      Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval               This course helps set a foundation for        This course introduces the experimental
control.                                                                                   the understanding and development of          design, testing and analysis methods
Credit: 4                                    CS675 System Integration and Test             complex, software intensive systems           used in applied and research situations.
Prerequisite: CS651 or CS654                 This course provides a basic understand-      that are at the heart of today’s busi-        Students will be expected to design and
                                             ing of system testing and integration         ness economy. Students will critically        conduct an experiment, applying various
CS660 Database Systems                       processes. The course topics include test     evaluate improvement processes such           risk assessment tools, then produce a
This course explores the current state       coverage, test procedures and a variety of    as the Capability Maturity Model and          technical report on the results.
of the practice in database systems and      software project test activities.             the Malcolm Baldridge method of Total         Credit: 5
provides a foundation for future study.      Credit: 4                                     Quality Management, as well as the
Topics include the database life cycle,      Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval               trends in the software development meth-      CS806 Research and Writing II
database models, relational algebra,                                                       ods, tools and methodologies that support     This course is the second in a series of
SQL and an overview of the analysis,         CS681 Database Design                         these processes. We will also discuss how     twelve research and writing courses
design, and implementation of relational     This course provides an in-depth study        the software lifecycle relates to business    that result in publishable projects. The
databases. Concepts and issues in trans-     of the conceptual, logical and physi-         process improvements and where many           projects are selected by the student in
action processing, concurrency, security,    cal design of relational databases, data      of these initiatives fail. Students will      consultation with a faculty mentor and
data warehouses and data marts, distrib-     warehouses and data marts. Specific           perform relevant research into current        two readers. The project is intended to
uted databases and web-based database        techniques for requirements elicitation,      best practices and in turn analyze their      demonstrate an increasing mastery of an
systems are discussed.                       entity-relationship modeling and normal-      own company’s processes, creating a           area of expertise within computer science
Credit: 4                                    ization are presented. Other topics include   development plan for improvement.             and demonstrate the ability to write in a
Prerequisite: CS500 or Approval              the integration of database design into the   Credit: 5                                     style consistent with the expectations of
                                             organization’s software system develop-                                                     the target audience for the project. Upon
CS662 System Security Certification          ment model and database design using          CS801 Research and Writing I                  completion, each project (which may
and Accreditation                            object-oriented and object-relational         This course is one of a series of twelve      span two or more research and writing
A system that performs mission-sensitive     data models. Completion of a significant      research and writing courses that result      courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor
operations requires access to sensitive      design project is required.                   in publishable projects. The projects are     and two additional faculty members and
resources. The owners of these resources     Credit: 4                                     selected by the student in consultation       is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory
require a measure of the risk assumed in     Prerequisite: CS660                           with a faculty mentor and two readers.        basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies
allowing access in the intended manner                                                     The project is intended to demonstrate        that the project has been judged as being
as well as an assessment of how well the     CS682 Database Administration                 an increasing mastery of an area of           of publishable quality, applying computer
system implements its requirements. The      This course explores activities and respon-   expertise within computer science and         science knowledge to the solution of a
DOD was first in evolving strategies and     sibilities of a database administrator        demonstrate the ability to write in a style   practical problem.
methods to formally address these tasks,     (DBA). Topics include physical database       consistent with the expectations of the       Credit: 3
most recently by the DITSCAP and its         design, transaction management, query         target audience for the project. Upon
civilian counterpart, NIACAP. This course    processing, concurrency control, back-up      completion, each project (which may           CS810 Quantitative Analysis
addresses each of these topics and stan-     and recovery, performance monitoring          span two or more research and writing         Complex computing applications are
dards and how they may lead to a higher      and tuning, and security. Techniques          courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor    launched system wide only after simu-
level of assurance systems development.      and implementation strategies used by         and two additional faculty members and        lation, modeling and testing have been
Credit: 4                                    open-source or commercial database            is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory    conducted and the results analyzed. This
Prerequisite: CS651 or CS654                 management systems are studied.               basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies    course addresses fundamental issues in
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developing those processes and prepares         courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor     Law tells us that today’s standard could      CS831 Research and Writing VII
students for their own project simulation       and two additional faculty members and         very well be obsolete in 18 months. This      This course is the seventh in a series
or model. Students will be able to describe     is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory     course addresses the top three issues         of twelve research and writing courses
differences in various methods of central       basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies     of current database theory and prac-          that result in publishable projects. The
tendency, effectively use ANOVA and             that the project has been judged as being      tice, identifying current trends and near     projects are selected by the student in
GLM for data analysis and demonstrate           of publishable quality, applying computer      future changes in the field. As such, the     consultation with a faculty mentor and
how different testing variables can affect      science knowledge to the solution of a         course content will vary according to the     two readers. The project is intended to
simulations or models.                          practical problem.                             evolution of the discipline. Students will    demonstrate an increasing mastery of an
Credit: 5                                       Credit: 3                                      research major literature sources that        area of expertise within computer science
                                                                                               address issues and trends, compare and        and demonstrate the ability to write in a
CS811 Research and Writing III                  CS820 Usability and Interaction                contrast centralized database systems         style consistent with the expectations of
This course is the third in a series of         For a software product to be successful,       with distributed databases and identify       the target audience for the project. Upon
twelve research and writing courses             it has to be usable. Human interaction is      principles behind data warehousing and        completion, each project (which may
that result in publishable projects. The        fundamental to the software lifecycle and      data mining.                                  span two or more research and writing
projects are selected by the student in         should be addressed at every stage, from       Credit: 5                                     courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor
consultation with a faculty mentor and          requirements gathering to final testing.                                                     and two additional faculty members and
two readers. The project is intended to         This course investigates what qualities of     CS826 Research and Writing VI                 is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory
demonstrate an increasing mastery of an         a software product make it usable, how         This course is the sixth in a series of       basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies
area of expertise within computer science       one designs for usability and the impor-       twelve research and writing courses           that the project has been judged as being
and demonstrate the ability to write in a       tance of early usability testing on a simple   that result in publishable projects. The      of publishable quality, applying computer
style consistent with the expectations of       prototype. Students will be expected to        projects are selected by the student in       science knowledge to the solution of a
the target audience for the project. Upon       design and conduct usability experiments       consultation with a faculty mentor and        practical problem.
                                                                                               two readers. The project is intended to
completion, each project (which may             and then analyze data in order to refine                                                     Credit: 3
                                                                                               demonstrate an increasing mastery of an
span two or more research and writing           product design.                                area of expertise within computer science
courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor      Credit: 5                                      and demonstrate the ability to write in a     CS832 Business Alignment and
and two additional faculty members and                                                         style consistent with the expectations of     Strategy
is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory      CS821 Research and Writing V                   the target audience for the project. Upon     This course presents techniques and
basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies      This course is the fifth in a series of        completion, each project (which may           methods for building a strategic plan for
that the project has been judged as being       twelve research and writing courses            span two or more research and writing         an enterprise. This includes identifying
of publishable quality, applying computer       that result in publishable projects. The       courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor    potential strategies and evaluating their
science knowledge to the solution of a          projects are selected by the student in        and two additional faculty members and        alignment with business goals and vision;
practical problem.                              consultation with a faculty mentor and         is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory    modeling the business and its strategies;
Credit: 3                                       two readers. The project is intended to        basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies    approaches to bring IT into alignment
                                                demonstrate an increasing mastery of an        that the project has been judged as being     with these business models and goals.
                                                area of expertise within computer science      of publishable quality, applying computer
CS815 Foundations in Computer                                                                                                                The discussions cover how to set a
                                                                                               science knowledge to the solution of a
Science                                         and demonstrate the ability to write in a                                                    benchmark and its proper use; what are
                                                                                               practical problem.
This course provides an overview and            style consistent with the expectations of                                                    reasonable metrics for a business to use
                                                                                               Credit: 3
introduction to the remaining techni-           the target audience for the project. Upon                                                    and their proper use; and environmental
cal courses in the program. By offering         completion, each project (which may                                                          scanning.
                                                                                               CS827 Enterprise Structures
a high-level view of where each of the          span two or more research and writing                                                        Credit: 5
                                                                                               This course presents an overview of the
more detailed courses fit, students can         courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor
                                                                                               major structures found in a typical enter-
better understand various sub-disciplines       and two additional faculty members and                                                       CS835 Directed Readings
                                                                                               prise. Several organizational models such
within Computer Science and how the             is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory                                                   This course pinpoints the direction of
                                                                                               as COBIT and ITIL are studied. The course
disciplines relate to one another. Students     basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies                                                   research for the student’s final project
                                                                                               also explores governance, policy and
will also be able to discuss the state of the   that the project has been judged as being                                                    (with approval of faculty). The student
                                                                                               control within the enterprise. Those topics
practice for each sub-discipline and better     of publishable quality, applying computer                                                    will determine his/her topic of research,
                                                                                               are examined with a view to organizational
narrow their area of expertise or specialty     science knowledge to the solution of a                                                       identifying major literature sources for that
                                                                                               design and change management.
for the remainder of the degree program.        practical problem.                                                                           topic and determining major contributors
                                                                                               Credit: 5
Credit: 5                                       Credit: 3                                                                                    in industry, academia and/or research,
                                                                                               CS830 Advanced Topics in Computer             ultimately leading a discussion of the topic
CS816 Research and Writing IV                   CS822 Systems Analysis and Business
                                                                                               Science                                       with knowledgeable peers. Students will
This is the fourth in a series of twelve        Process Management                                                                           then present an overview of the topic area
                                                                                               This is the second of two advanced
research and writing courses that result        This course covers the identification                                                        to peers who are not specialists, discuss-
                                                                                               topics classes, this one dealing with
in publishable projects. The projects are       and analysis of business processes                                                           ing the current state of the practice and
                                                                                               current trends in the computer industry.
selected by the student in consultation         and systems. The focus is on current                                                         future trends.
                                                                                               Topics will be mutually determined by
with a faculty mentor and two readers.          approaches for business management                                                           Credit: 5
                                                                                               the instructors and students as a group.
The project is intended to demonstrate          of systems and processes. Emphasis is
                                                                                               Students will discuss the current state
an increasing mastery of an area of             placed on best practices that support                                                        CS836 Research and Writing VIII
                                                                                               of the practice, research major literature
expertise within computer science and           business processes.                                                                          This course is the eighth in a series of
                                                                                               sources, identify what are considered
demonstrate the ability to write in a style     Credit: 5                                                                                    twelve research and writing courses
                                                                                               “best practices” within a particular field
consistent with the expectations of the                                                                                                      that result in publishable projects. The
                                                                                               and assess how well an organization
target audience for the project. Upon           CS825 Advanced Topics in Database                                                            projects are selected by the student in
                                                                                               follows those practices.
completion, each project (which may             Systems                                                                                      consultation with a faculty mentor and
                                                                                               Credit: 5
span two or more research and writing           Computer Science is dynamic; Moore’s                                                         two readers. The project is intended to
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demonstrate an increasing mastery of an      and two additional faculty members and       CS850 Security and Risk Analysis               CS856 Research and Writing XII
area of expertise within computer science    is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory   Today’s business is global; companies          This course is the final one in a series
and demonstrate the ability to write in a    basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies   have offices around the world, and they        of twelve research and writing courses
style consistent with the expectations of    that the project has been judged as being    process data twenty-four hours a day.          that result in publishable projects. The
the target audience for the project. Upon    of publishable quality, applying computer    Keeping software systems synchronized,         projects are selected by the student in
completion, each project (which may          science knowledge to the solution of a       online and secure is the ongoing chal-         consultation with a faculty mentor and
span two or more research and writing        practical problem.                           lenge of computer professionals. In this       two readers. The project is intended to
courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor   Credit: 3                                    course, students will assess the impact        demonstrate an increasing mastery of an
and two additional faculty members and                                                    on security concerns when an organiza-         area of expertise within computer science
is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory   CS842 Decision Support Systems               tions moves from a centralized system          and demonstrate the ability to write in a
basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies   This course presents decision making         to a distributed system. This includes         style consistent with the expectations of
that the project has been judged as being    frameworks, their advantages and limi-       describing emerging security issues and        the target audience for the project. Upon
of publishable quality, applying computer    tations. Topics include constructing a       risk factors and designing a secure infor-     completion, each project (which may
science knowledge to the solution of a       data warehouse and its use for data          mation system.                                 span two or more research and writing
practical problem.                           mining in order to do trend analysis; the    Credit: 5                                      courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor
Credit: 3                                    development and protection of business                                                      and two additional faculty members and
                                             intelligence; and knowledge manage-          CS851 Research and Writing XI                  is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory
CS837 Requirements Engineering               ment within an enterprise. The impact        This course is the eleventh in a series        basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies
This course presents the state of the        of data quality on the contents of a data    of twelve research and writing courses         that the project has been judged as being
practice for requirements engineering.       warehouse and the subsequent data            that result in publishable projects. The       of publishable quality, applying computer
Topics such as requirements elicitation,     mining results will be discussed. These      projects are selected by the student in        science knowledge to the solution of a
documentation, verification and valida-      topics will lead a student to appreciate     consultation with a faculty mentor and         practical problem.
tion are included. Important aspects of      the value of the knowledge contained in      two readers. The project is intended to        Credit: 3
quality such as usability and meeting the    the data gathered by an organization and     demonstrate an increasing mastery of an
user’s needs are discussed. The basics       its impact on the business.                  area of expertise within computer science      Computer System Security (CSS)
of Human Computer Interaction, the           Credit: 5                                    and demonstrate the ability to write in a
software development lifecycle, priori-                                                   style consistent with the expectations of      CSS099 Special Topics in Computer
tization, and communication skills are       CS845 Systems Architecture                   the target audience for the project. Upon      System Security
covered. Techniques such as use cases        Commonly known architecture patterns         completion, each project (which may            This course addresses issues of current
and prototyping are presented in the         can often be combined to form large          span two or more research and writing          interest in Computer System Security.
context of requirements engineering.         systems. This course teaches students        courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor     Course content will vary as determined
Credit: 5                                    to recognize these common architec-          and two additional faculty members and         by student interest and evolution of the
                                             ture patterns and their functionalities      is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory     discipline. This course cannot be used to
CS840 Software System Metrics and            then combine them into more complex          basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies     satisfy any degree requirements.
Risk Analysis                                patterns. Students will discuss the          that the project has been judged as being      Credit: 4
Software development has risks – time,       advantages of systems planning for an        of publishable quality, applying computer
resources and change. Measuring and          organization and identify the role played    science knowledge to the solution of a         CSS150 Introduction to Computer
managing risk is essential to successful     by the Systems Architect in the long term    practical problem.                             System Security
software development. In this course,        management of an information system.         Credit: 3                                      This course provides the foundation
students will investigate and analyze        Credit: 5                                    CS855 Socio-Technical Futuring                 for the study of computer system secu-
current and emerging best practices for                                                   Part of the responsibility of today’s          rity. The course centers around the ten
managing risk and learn how a good           CS846 Research and Writing X                 Computer Science professional is to plan       domains comprising the Information
metrics program can be developed.            This course is the tenth in a series of      for tomorrow. What is the future of the        Security Common Body of Knowledge.
Students will also use metric data to        twelve research and writing courses          industry? How can computer science be          Topics include access control systems,
support risk assessment and analyze risk     that result in publishable projects. The     used to address global issues such as the      telecommunications and network secu-
exposure, while developing a risk mitiga-    projects are selected by the student in      environment and food production? This          rity, cryptography, operations security and
tion plan for their organization.            consultation with a faculty mentor and       course gets students involved the process      business continuity and disaster recov-
Credit: 5                                    two readers. The project is intended to      by becoming involved in the World              ery planning. Students will be exposed to
                                             demonstrate an increasing mastery of an      Futures Society and working with other         security management practices as well as
CS841 Research and Writing IX                area of expertise within computer science    futurists in electronics and aerospace         security architecture and models security
This course is the ninth in a series of      and demonstrate the ability to write in a    companies. This experience will enable         laws, investigations and ethics.
twelve research and writing courses          style consistent with the expectations of    students to make informed predictions          Credit: 4
that result in publishable projects. The     the target audience for the project. Upon    on industry trends and future directions,
projects are selected by the student in      completion, each project (which may          identify organizational factors that support   CSS199 Special Topics in Computer
consultation with a faculty mentor and       span two or more research and writing        and hinder future changes and develop          System Security
two readers. The project is intended to      courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor   a socio-technical plan for their organiza-     This course addresses issues of current
demonstrate an increasing mastery of an      and two additional faculty members and       tions. In addition, the course will address    interest in Computer System Security.
area of expertise within computer science    is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory   the social (human) impact of change            Course content will vary as determined
and demonstrate the ability to write in a    basis. A grade of “satisfactory” certifies   within an organization, identify models        by student interest and evolution of the
style consistent with the expectations of    that the project has been judged as being    of innovation and the means through            discipline.
the target audience for the project. Upon    of publishable quality, applying computer    which innovation is diffused within an         Credit: 1-6
completion, each project (which may          science knowledge to the solution of a       organization or society.                       Prerequisite: Approval
span two or more research and writing        practical problem.                           Credit: 5
courses) is reviewed by the faculty mentor   Credit: 3
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CSS200 Principles of Network                   ments will be discussed. It includes the      a security policy. This includes key policy      Prerequisite: CS104, (MATH103 or
Security                                       integration of plans, systems and devel-      considerations of acceptable use, remote         MATH143)
This course identifies and explains techni-    opment requirements and the processes         access, information protection, perimeter
cal issues involved in network security. It    necessary for them to maintain maximum        security, wireless communications and e-         EBUS199 Special Topics in e-
also covers the fundamentals of wireless       functionality.                                mail. Emphasis is on the procedures to           Business
networking protocols, their security issues    Credit: 4                                     be considered for the implementation of          This course addresses issues of current
and threats. Covered topics include cryp-      Prerequisite: CSS150                          policy and leadership required to enact          interest in e-business. Course content
tography and cryptography applications;                                                      and maintain security within the organi-         will vary as determined by student inter-
access control; firewalls; key manage-         CSS350 Computer Forensics I                   zation. Selected case studies and security       est and evolution of the discipline.
ment network security issues; application,     This course introduces the student to         policies will be reviewed and analyzed.          Credit: 1-6
e-mail and middleware security; wireless       the field of computer forensics. It covers    Credit: 4                                        Prerequisite: Approval
local area network technologies.               the history of computer forensics and         Prerequisite: CJUS365, CSS300
Credit: 4                                      how the use of electronic evidence can                                                         EBUS208 Web Site / Portfolio
Prerequisite: IT200, CSS150                    support criminal investigation. The course    CSS450 Security Capstone                         Development
                                               examines procedures for investigating         The capstone is a research-based course          The fundamentals of web servers, web
CSS250 Security Risk Management                computer and cyber crime and concepts         that integrates contents learned through-        sites, HTML, XHTML and web author-
This course addresses the concepts of risk     for collecting, analyzing, recovering and     out the program. Projects will simulate a        ing are presented in the context of using
management. It explores general meth-          preserving forensic evidence.                 professional work environment.                   the technology to craft a message for an
odologies used to assess and manage            Credit: 4                                     Credit: 4                                        audience. It also includes fundamentals
risks to information security. The course      Prerequisite: CJUS141, CSS150                 Prerequisite: Senior Standing                    of linking, graphics, and other media. The
also identifies the activities involved in     Co-requisite: CJUS365                                                                          creation of a career portfolio is required.
the process of information security risk                                                     CSS495 Advanced Research and                     Credit: 4
management for a business organiza-            CSS351 Computer Forensics II                  Study in Computer Systems Security               Prerequisite: IT080 or Approval
tion. Activities such as detection, recovery   This course is a more in-depth study of the   This course gives the student an opportu-
and damage control methods will be             technical aspects of computer forensics.      nity to conduct an independent in-depth          EBUS215 Intermediate Visual Basic
explored.                                      Its focus is the examination and analysis     research project. Credits are assigned           Programming
Credit: 4                                      of data on computer storage media. It         based on the complexity and depth of             This course continues the study of Visual
Prerequisite: CSS200                           covers current computer forensic tools,       the research project, which must be pre-         Basic programming, emphasizing the
                                               digital evidence controls, computer foren-    approved by the department chair.                implementation of windows-based data-
CSS299 Special Topics in Computer              sic analysis and recovering files.            Credit: 1-6                                      base applications.
System Security                                Credit: 4                                     Prerequisite: Approval                           Credit: 4
This course addresses issues of current        Prerequisite: CSS350                                                                           Prerequisite: EBUS115
interest in Computer System Security.                                                        CSS499 Special Topics in Computer
Course content will vary as determined         CSS380 Business Continuity and                System Security                                  EBUS218 Multimedia for the Web
by student interest and evolution of the       Disaster Recovery Planning                    This course addresses issues of current inter-   This course expands the principles and
discipline.                                    This course provides students with            est in Computer System Security. Course          techniques introduced in EBUS 208.
Credit: 1-6                                    a background on each of the follow-           content will vary as determined by student       Introduced in this class are the use of a
Prerequisite: Approval                         ing topics: disaster recovery issues as       interest and evolution of the discipline.        visual editor, multimedia principles and
                                               they impact business, possible threats,       Credit: 1-6                                      graphics/animation creation using state of
CSS300 Vulnerability Assessment and            categories of disruptions, results from       Prerequisite: Approval                           the art software programs. Students will
Management                                     the assessment, disaster recovery plan,                                                        develop and publish a multimedia web
This course surveys tools and techniques       developing a recovery team, backup            e-Business (EBUS)                                site which can be used to expand the
designed to detect intrusion into an           alternatives, facility backups, electronic                                                     portfolio begun in EBUS 208. Credit: 4
organization’s computer systems. In the        vaulting, off-site storage, testing and       EBUS099 Special Topics in e-                     Prerequisite: EBUS208
hands-on lab component of the course,          drills, maintenance, phases of planning       Business
students will use a number of public           for recovery, preventions.                    This course addresses issues of current          EBUS228 Advanced Web Publishing
domain and commercially available secu-        Credit: 4                                     interest in e-business. Course content           Advanced Web Publishing provides an
rity tools. The course examines common         Prerequisite: CSS150                          will vary as determined by student inter-        introduction to client-side and server-side
attack methods, general inadequacies in        Co-requisite: CSS320                          est and evolution of the discipline. This        scripts used to create dynamic web pages.
various systems, commercial intrusion                                                        course cannot be used to satisfy any             Form validation techniques, script control
detection systems, Common Intrusion            CSS399 Special Topics in Computer             degree requirements.                             structure and syntax, server objects, and
Detection Framework (CIDF) and                 System Security                               Credit: 4                                        maintaining session state between the
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures           This course addresses issues of current                                                        client and server will be explored.
(CVE).                                         interest in Computer System Security.         EBUS115 Visual Basic Programming                 Credit: 4
Credit: 4                                      Course content will vary as determined        This course provides an introduction to          Prerequisite: CS104, EBUS208
Prerequisite: CSS200                           by student interest and evolution of the      Visual Basic programming, emphasizing
                                               discipline.                                   fundamentals that are common to both             EBUS299 Special Topics in
CSS320 Process Engineering                     Credit: 1-6                                   structured and object-oriented program-          e-Business
In this course students will learn to          Prerequisite: Approval                        ming. Students use graphical controls to         This course addresses issues of current
describe process requirements for devel-                                                     create and enhance the user interface,           interest in e-business. Course content
oping and maintaining a consistent             CSS440 Security Policy and                    create control structures to handle decisions    will vary as determined by student inter-
security posture throughout the corporate      Leadership                                    and iterations, and decompose complex            est and evolution of the discipline.
enterprise. The fundamentals of process        This course focuses on the design process     programs into forms and subprograms.             Credit: 1-6
engineering as related to security require-    used by an organization as it implements      Credit: 4                                        Prerequisite: Approval
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EBUS308 Introduction to                      explored. Other topics include payment        Credit: 4                                    interest in economics. Course content
e-Business                                   processing, Web server security, usage        Prerequisite: BADM201                        will vary as determined by student inter-
The intent of this course is to provide      statistics and hosting considerations.                                                     est and evolution of the discipline.
many more opportunities than merely          The student will create a functional online   ECON202 Microeconomics                       Credit: 1-6
selling products electronically. It covers   store.                                        This course introduces to the student the    Prerequisite: Approval
how to integrate suppliers, custom-          Credit: 4                                     tools of economics as they apply to the
ers and employees into a community           Prerequisite: EBUS420                         operation of market economy. These tools     Electrical Engineering (EE)
of partners working toward business                                                        include the topics of supply and demand
success. Additionally, during the course,    EBUS481 Technology Project I                  analysis, consumer behavior, economic        EE110 Introduction to Engineering
the student will investigate how to create   This course is the first in the sequence      nature of production and costs, behavior     This course provides the beginning
and market new products and services,        EBUS481/EBUS482. It covers the                of firms in both competitive and monopoly    engineer with fundamental knowledge
manage supply chains, foster organiza-       computer software product life cycle.         environments, income distribution theory     and skills associated with the electrical
tional change, improve communication,        Student teams design a software system        and effects of government intervention in    or computer engineering professions. It
and establish electronic customer service.   based on user requirements. There is an       the market system.                           will introduce common electronic compo-
Case studies are used to investigate         emphasis on requirements in engineer-         Credit: 4                                    nents, basic circuit configurations, and
successful and unsuccessful e-Business       ing and design. The ideal project involves    Prerequisite: ECON201, (MATH103 or           laboratory instruments. Bench practices
practices.                                   a work-related project or a project for a     MATH143)                                     and lab reports will be introduced along
Credit: 4                                    corporate partner that satisfies actual                                                    with computer aided analysis.
Prerequisite: BADM201                        business needs.                               ECON299 Special Topics in                    Credit: 4
                                             Credit: 4                                     Economics                                    Prerequisite: MATH080
EBUS325 Web Design                           Prerequisite: Approval                        This course addresses issues of current
The basic elements/principles of design                                                    interest in economics. Course content        EE221 Circuit Analysis I
are introduced as they relate to web         EBUS482 Technology Project II                 will vary as determined by student inter-    This calculus-based course introduces
design. Creation of a well-designed web      A follow-up to EBUS481, this course           est and evolution of the discipline.         analysis and relationships of voltage,
site with student designed graphics and      covers the computer software product          Credit: 1-6                                  current, resistance and power. Series,
animation will be required. Real world       life cycle. Student teams implement the       Prerequisite: Approval                       parallel and complex circuits are analyzed
customer interaction will be incorporated    design developed in EBUS481. There is         ECON301 Managerial Economics                 with Ohm’s Law. Kirchhoff’s voltage and
and integration of knowledge gained in       an emphasis on implementation, integra-       During this course the student will study    current laws and network theorems are
previous web courses will be empha-          tion and testing.                             the firm and the various markets that        studied. Laboratory circuit construction,
sized.                                       Credit: 4                                     make up its environment. Economic            tests and measurements are performed
Credit: 4                                    Prerequisite: EBUS481                         analysis will be used to help evalu-         using the appropriate components and
Prerequisite: EBUS218                                                                      ate alternative courses of action in the     equipment. Circuit simulation tools used
                                             EBUS495 Advanced Research and                 process.                                     in industry are also introduced.
EBUS399 Special Topics in e-                 Study in e-Business                           Credit: 4                                    Credit: 5
Business                                     This course may be used for an indepen-       Prerequisite: ECON202                        Prerequisite: EE110, MATH201
This course addresses issues of current      dent in-depth research project. Credits are
interest in e-business. Course content       assigned based on the complexity and          ECON399 Special Topics in                    EE252 Digital Design I
will vary as determined by student inter-    depth of the research project, which must     Economics                                    This course introduces the analysis and
est and evolution of the discipline.         be approved by the department chair.          This course addresses issues of current      design of combinational and sequen-
Credit: 1-6                                  Credit 1-6                                    interest in economics. Course content        tial digital systems. Number systems,
Prerequisite: Approval                       Prerequisite: Approval                        will vary as determined by student inter-    Boolean switching algebra and Karnaugh
                                                                                           est and evolution of the discipline.         mapping are presented as basic tools
EBUS420 Web-Based Database                   EBUS499 Special Topics in e-                  Credit: 1-6                                  used in the design of digital systems using
Applications                                 Business                                      Prerequisite: Approval                       SSI and MSI level components. Lab activ-
EBUS420 provides an in-depth study           This course addresses issues of current                                                    ity emphasizes the design and analysis
of creating dynamic Web applications         interest in e-Business. Course content        ECON616         Applied      Managerial      techniques presented in lectures.
using a database and advanced topics         will vary as determined by student inter-     Economics                                    Credit: 5
in Web programming. Web user inter-          est and evolution of the discipline.          During this course the student will study    Prerequisite: EE110, CE242
face design, along with client/server side   Credit: 1-6                                   the practical aspects of both micro- and     EE312 Embedded Microcontrollers
script form validation and server-side       Prerequisite: Approval                        macroeconomics and how they are              Introduces embedded microcontroller
script database access, will be presented.                                                 applied to the managerial environment.       development processes and tools. The
This course requires the completion of a     Economics (ECON)                              The students will investigate the role of    hardware and software architecture of a
functioning Web-based application using                                                    economic principles in management            contemporary off-the-shelf microcontroller
a database.                                  ECON201 Macroeconomics                        analysis and decision making; the study of   is analyzed to determine its functional role
Credit: 4                                    During this course the student will study     demand, cost and supply concepts from a      as an embedded controller in the design
Prerequisite: EBUS228, (CS250 or             the basic institutions, terminology and       business viewpoint; and the application      of a digital system. An assembly language
IT235)                                       theory of the main economic activities of     of national income measures to strategic     program development and simulation
                                             production, distribution and consumption,     planning and the future.                     system introduces students to embedded
EBUS432 e-Commerce                           especially as they apply to the operation     Credit: 4                                    system development environments.
This course provides an in-depth study       of our national economy. Specific topics      Prerequisite: MGMT507C or Approval           Credit: 5
of e-Commerce. Business- to-busi-            include savings and investment, national                                                   Prerequisite: EE252
ness, business-to-consumer, electronic       output, expenditure and income, real vs.      ECON699 Special Topics in
commerce infrastructure, and designing       potential GDP, aggregate demand and           Economics                                    EE325 CMOS Design
and managing online storefronts will be      supply and fiscal and monetary policy.        This course addresses issues of current      This course introduces the design and
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performance of complementary MOSFET            EE343 Signals and Systems                          Circuit performance is measured against             EE473 Communications System
devices and circuits. Emphasis is on digi-     This course investigates analysis methods          the design objectives and specifications.           Design
tal circuit performance as it relates to the   for signals and linear systems, especially         Credit: 5                                           Credit: 4
physical layout of the IC. Projects include    as these methods apply to communica-               Prerequisite: EE375                                 Prerequisite: Approval
layout of digital circuits, from individual    tion and control systems. Studies include
devices to multi-transistor elements, and      signal classification, power and energy            EE415 Advanced Electronic Design                    EE474 Control System Design
analysis of the resulting circuit perfor-      calculations, and time and frequency               This course investigates the extended               Credit: 4
mance. Exercises include computer              domain representations of signals and              analysis of feedback effects in circuits as         Prerequisite: Approval
simulation and system integration as a         systems. The course continues Laplace              a basis for the design of amplifier systems,
tool for design. Lab projects provide expe-    and Fourier analysis, and introduces               filters and analog systems. Designs are             EE475 Electronic System Design
rience with layout, extraction and analysis    convolution. Signal and system simula-             modeled and then implemented in                     Credit: 4
of circuits designed to meet given speci-      tion techniques are explored.                      the laboratory. Circuit performance is              Prerequisite: Approval
fications.                                     Credit: 4                                          measured against the design objectives
Credit: 5                                      Prerequisite: EE341, MATH304                       and specifications.                                 EE477 System Design (Special Topic)
Prerequisite: EE375, EE252                                                                        Credit: 5                                           Credit: 4
                                               EE352 Digital Design II                            Prerequisite: EE395                                 Prerequisite: Approval
EE331 Circuit Analysis II                      This course continues the study of digi-
This calculus-based course covers              tal system design emphasizing the use              EE443 Communications Systems I                      EE479 System Design Continuation
circuit analysis related to AC and tran-       of programmable logic devices and                  This is an introductory course in                   Credit: 4
sient signals. Resistance, reactance and       modern design methods. Contemporary                communications theory emphasizing                   Prerequisite: Approval
impedance parameters are analyzed in           logic families are reviewed along with             the correlation between signal informa-
series, parallel and complex circuits.         practical design limitations. Computer             tion in the time domain and frequency               EE490 Product Design I
Trigonometric functions, AC network            simulation tools are introduced in the             domain. Basic signal filters are developed          This is the first of a two-course, capstone
theorems, transformer and passive filter       design process.                                    and applied. Basic principles of linear and         design sequence that integrates students
theories are applied. Laboratory circuit       Credit: 5                                          angle modulation and demodulation are               into product design teams comprising
construction, test and measurements            Prerequisite: EE252                                presented. Concepts of analog communi-              engineering, engineering technology and
are performed using the appropriate                                                               cation systems are introduced.                      logistics students. Each team is given a
components and equipment. Laboratory           EE375 Electronic Design I                          Credit: 4                                           conceptual problem to be solved by the
emphasis is placed on the knowledge            This course provides a foundational                Prerequisite: EE343, MATH366                        creation of a new product. This practi-
and use of test and measurement instru-        knowledge for analyzing and designing              EE463 Communications Systems II                     cum exposes the team to current product
ments. Circuit simulation tools used in        analog electronic circuits as well as an           This is a continuation of basic communica-          development methods and issues beyond
industry are employed.                         intuitive approach to the design process.          tions theory and principles, emphasizing            functionality, such as human factors, safety,
Credit: 5                                      Discrete components and circuits are               digital communications. Basic concepts              engineering economics, maintenance
Prerequisite: EE221, MATH302                   analyzed and designed to develop an                in representing digital signals are stud-           and manufacturing. Students completing
                                               understanding of how these components              ied along with contemporary techniques              EE490 are expected to take the follow-on
EE335 Advanced Engineering                     and circuits have lead to the fabrication of       for digital modulation and multiplexing.            course, EE491, in the next term.
Mathematics                                    Integrated Circuits (ICs). Computer-aided          Spread spectrum system fundamentals                 Credit: 4
This course introduces mathematical            circuit simulation, as well as hands-on            are also introduced. In addition, students          Prerequisite: Approval
techniques that provide alternative,           applications of analysis and design                use a contemporary communications
simpler methods of solving engineering         theory, validates theoretical analysis and         systems design application tool to model            EE491 Product Design II
problems. It investigates topics of vector     design concepts.                                   and evaluate communications systems.                This is the completion of a two-course,
calculus (including gradient, divergence       Credit: 5                                          Credit: 4                                           capstone design sequence. Students
and curl), partial differential equations      Prerequisite: EE331                                Prerequisite: EE443                                 enrolled in EE491 are expected to have
(including Separation of Variables) and                                                                                                               completed EE490 in the previous term.
complex analysis (including graphical          EE385 Instrumentation                              EE47X Capstone Engineering Design                   Credit: 4
representation with conformal mapping).        To use electronic instruments effectively, it is   These courses provide the Electrical                Prerequisite: EE490
Double and triple integrals are solved.        necessary to understand basic theory and           Engineering and Computer Engineering
Techniques are presented in three coor-        how it relates to practical measurements.          major senior-level students with the oppor-         EE495 Advanced Research and Study
dinate systems: Cartesian, cylindrical and     Topics include the mainstream instruments          tunity to independently solve one or more           in Electrical Engineering
spherical.                                     as well as spectrum analyzers, network             engineering design problems. A student will         This course provides the opportunity for
Credit: 5                                      analyzers, logic analyzers and probes.             be required to define the problem specifica-        independent, in-depth research and/or
Prerequisite: MATH302, MATH304                 Credit: 4                                          tions in the form of a project plan that must       study in an area of student interest. Credits
                                               Prerequisite: EE375, EE252                         be approved by the course faculty mentor.           are assigned based on the complexity
EE341 Advanced Circuit Analysis                                                                   The project plan serves as the framework            and depth of the project, which must be
Introduces Laplace transform and               EE395 Electronic Design II                         for the student’s efforts to satisfactorily solve   approved by the department chair.
frequency domain methods to model,             Single and multiple stage amplifiers               the design problem. The resulting design            Credit: 1-6
analyze and design electrical circuits.        are analyzed and modeled in terms of               may be in the form of a hardware imple-             Prerequisite: Approval
Additional topics include Bode analysis        amplifier parameters such as gain, input           mentation, computer simulation or both.
techniques, Fourier series and Fourier         and output impedances and frequency                A professional final report and briefing are        EE499 Special Topics in Electrical
transforms. Methods studied are applied        response. Lab projects require designing,          required at the end of the course.                  Engineering
in passive and active filter design.           constructing and demonstrating circuits to                                                             This course addresses issues of current
Credit: 5                                      meet selected specifications and objec-            EE472 Digital System Design                         interest in electrical engineering. Course
Prerequisite: EE331                            tives. Lab projects must be satisfactorily         Credit: 4                                           content varies as determined by student
                                               completed to meet course requirements.             Prerequisite: Approval                              interest and evolution of the discipline.
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Credit: 1-6                                    Credit: 4                                      sentence structure, paragraph formation         and persuasive (argumentative on contro-
Prerequisite: Approval                         Prerequisite: EE500                            and essay organization.                         versial issue) presentations. Additionally,
                                                                                              Credit: 4                                       students will study information on word
EE500 Foundations in Electrical                EE650 Space Communications                                                                     choices, organization, audience analysis
Engineering                                    This course addresses the principles of        ENGL111 English Composition I                   and graphics and use them in several
This course provides an extensive over-        modern communication methods using             During this course the student will             evaluated experiences in speech prepa-
view of the relevant undergraduate             the space arena as a practical theater         review the writing process (prewriting,         ration and presentation. Both theoretical
engineering background required for            of application. Topics include modula-         researching, drafting, revising, editing        understanding and practical experience
the MSEE and MSCE programs. Topics             tion/ demodulation techniques, digital         and assessing) and cover document-              will be critiqued often. These concepts
include basic signal representation and        encoding/decoding, error detection and         ing sources. The course also introduces         and skills (or principles and techniques)
manipulation, application of Laplace and       correction, interleaving methods, anten-       students to four basic writing strategies       are adapted to platform speaking, board-
Fourier transforms in analysis of linear       nas, channel characteristics and               used in effective writing (exemplification,     room discussions, class interactions and
time-invariant systems, fundamentals of        multi-access techniques. Specific satellite    description, compare and contrast, and          personal conversations. Further attention
amplitude and exponential modulation           communication systems are discussed            process). Additionally the student will         is given to models, elements, principles
and demodulation, and an overview of           to amplify applicability and establish a       review basic grammar, punctuation,              and procedures of public communica-
solid-state fundamentals.                      real-world appreciation for the theory         spelling and sentence structure by using        tion. Special attention will be given to the
Credit: 4                                      presented in the course.                       literary excerpts. Students will also learn     presentation and delivery mix of several
Prerequisite: MATH500 or Approval              Credit: 4                                      basic document preparation skills using         student presentations.
                                               Prerequisite: EE500                            Microsoft Word in the lab.                      Credit: 4
EE600 Modern Solid State Devices                                                              Credit: 4                                       Prerequisite: ENGL112
This course provides an introduction to the    EE660 Modern Electronic Design                 Prerequisite: ENGL080 or Placement
basic physics, principles of operation, and    This course explores the issues, meth-                                                         Finance (FINC)
applications of CMOS digital IC devices        ods, tools and processes in the design         ENGL112 English Composition II
and circuits. The student will relate          of modern electronic systems. Students         During this course the student will review      FINC400 Financial Management
physical layout of the integrated circuit to   will research and integrate information,       critical thinking, the writing process and      This course begins the study of the tools
functional and performance models, and         identify and apply models, consider            integrating sources, while being intro-         of finance from a managerial perspective.
relate these to performance and reliabil-      experimental design and evaluate design        duced to two basic writing strategies           Topics discussed are financial analysis,
ity. Students will evaluate current research   alternatives in a “just-in-time” approach      used in effective writing (definition and       forecasting, budgeting, time value of
and alternate technologies.                    to design.                                     cause and effect). Additionally, there          money, sources and uses of capital,
Credit: 4                                      Credit: 4                                      will be work in two advanced methods            corporate financial policies and strate-
Prerequisite: EE500 or PHY350                  Prerequisite: EE600                            of effective writing (combining devices         gies, financial leverage techniques, and
                                                                                              and strategies in a formal argumenta-           financial considerations in management
EE605 Digital Signal Processing                EE695 Advanced Research and Study              tive / persuasive research paper). The          decision making.
This course develops the principles of         in Engineering                                 reviewing of persuasive appeal and argu-        Credit: 4
digital signal processing. Topics covered      This course provides the opportunity for       mentative structure will also be studied.       Prerequisite: ACCT203
include discrete-time signals, the Z-          independent, in-depth research and/or          Literary excerpts will be used as models
transform and discrete Fourier transform,      study in an area of student interest. A        for student writing. Finally, students will     FINC430 Money and Capital Markets
finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite     research or study plan is required. The        learn advanced document preparation             This course focuses on the capital struc-
impulse response (IIR) filters and meth-       course is usable as a master’s elective in     skills using Microsoft Word in the lab.         ture of financial institutions and the flow of
ods of digital filter design.                  engineering.                                   Credit: 4                                       funds through our economic system. The
Credit: 4                                      Credit: 1-6                                    Prerequisite: ENGL111                           course emphasizes concepts such as the
Prerequisite: MATH500                          Prerequisite: Approval                                                                         creation of money, the impact of savings,
                                                                                              ENGL200 Professional Writing                    and the interrelation of interest rates and
EE625 Spread-Spectrum                          EE699 Special Topics in Engineering            The course covers the preparation of a          inflation. The financial system is exam-
Communications                                 This course addresses issues of current        wide variety of technical documents             ined to understand the roles played by
This course addresses the principles           interest in electrical and/or computer         including mechanism and process                 consumers, businesses and government,
of spread-spectrum communication               engineering. Course topics will vary as        descriptions, instructions, proposals,          particularly the Federal Reserve System.
systems. Topics include spread-spectrum        determined by student interest and evolu-      recommendations, letters, memos, and            Credit: 4
concepts, direct-sequence and frequency-       tion of the discipline. The course is usable   electronic mail. Particular attention is        Prerequisite: FINC400
hop systems, finite-field math to include      as a master’s elective in engineering.         given to adapting writing style to a specific
generator polynomials, maximum-length          Credit: 1-6                                    audience, adjusting document mechan-            FINC495 Advanced Study and Research
sequence generators, code-tracking loops,      Prerequisite: Approval                         ics and semantics for a specific purpose,       in Finance
receiver synchronization and CDMA digi-                                                       formatting design elements in a consistent      This course gives the student an opportu-
tal cellular communication systems.            English (ENGL)                                 manner, and integrating graphics into a         nity to conduct an independent in-depth
Credit: 4                                                                                     document.                                       research project. Credits are assigned
Prerequisite: EE500                            ENGL080 English Composition                    Credit: 4                                       based on the complexity and depth of
                                               Preparation                                    Prerequisite: ENGL112                           the research project, which must be pre-
EE645 Digital Communications                   The English 080 course is a prepa-                                                             approved by the department chair.
This course presents advanced tech-            ratory course designed to meet the             ENGL210 Professional Speaking                   Credit: 1-6
niques for transmitting digital data. Topics   individual student’s needs in preparing for    During this course the student will             Prerequisite: Approval
include formatting and transmission of         ENGL111, English Composition I. Special        learn the essentials of business and
data, channel coding techniques and            attention is paid to the fundamentals of       professional presentations, including           FINC499 Special Topics in Finance
signal recovery methods.                       grammar, punctuation, spelling, diction,       extemporaneous, introduction, demon-            This course addresses issues of current
                                                                                              stration, informative (business briefing)
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interest in the field of finance. Course        interest in financial planning. Course            HCM320 Administration in                      HCM415 Health Information Systems
content will vary as determined by student      content will vary as determined by student        Healthcare Services                           In this case-oriented course students will
interest and evolution of the discipline.       interest and evolution of the discipline.         The emphasis in this class is on the          apply management information system
Credit: 1-6                                     Credit: 1-6                                       organization and administration of health     principles to healthcare management
Prerequisite: Approval                          Prerequisite: Approval                            services programs. This course includes       systems.
                                                                                                  examination of: mission statements;           Credit: 4
FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance              FINP420 Employee Benefits and                     organizational goals and objectives; the
This course emphasizes management               Retirement Planning                               role of values and ethics; access and use     HCM481 HCM Internship/Project I
decision making utilizing accounting and        This course provides a study of the               of services; resource, cost, and benefit      This course provides an opportunity for
finance concepts. The following subjects        financial and non-financial aspects of            analysis; delivery models; assessment         the student to apply learned concepts
are addressed in the course: financial          planning for retirement and other lifetime        and assurance of quality.                     in a healthcare setting with a precep-
reports and metrics, financial analysis         goals. Particular attention is given to the       Credit: 4                                     tor/mentor. The student will observe
and planning, financial forecasting, finan-     role of employer-provided benefits in the         Same as: HSA320                               healthcare operations and participate as
cial markets, financial leverage, working       personal financial planning process.                                                            a member of the healthcare management
capital management, capital budgeting           Credit: 4                                         HCM325 Policy and Ethical Issues in           team. During this phase of the extern-
processes, cost of capital and long-term        Prerequisite: FINP310, FINP315,                   Healthcare Services                           ship, the student will identify a project for
financing. The student will apply the           FINP320                                           This course surveys current issues facing     planned implementation through the next
knowledge learned by completing a finan-                                                          healthcare managers and practitioners.        phase of the externship.
cial strategy report and accomplishing a        FINP430 Estate Planning                           Topics include: healthcare reform, right      Credit: 4
research report summarizing an applica-         This course examines the various tax and          to life, euthanasia, healthcare rationing,
tion of financial analysis from either the      legal impacts of protecting an individual’s       termination of medical treatment, right-      HCM482 HCM Internship/Project II
academic or professional literature.            estate to provide for their beneficiaries.        to-die, patient advocacy and long-term        This course is the second quarter of an
Credit: 4                                       Credit: 4                                         care issues.                                  internship requirement for Healthcare
Prerequisite: MGMT507B or Approval              Prerequisite: FINP310, FINP315,                   Credit: 4                                     Management. During this course, the
                                                FINP320                                                                                         student should participate in gover-
FINC699 Special Topics in Finance                                                                 HCM350 Healthcare Systems                     nance and operations of the healthcare
This course addresses issues of current         FINP450 Financial Planning Capstone               This course focuses on healthcare deliv-      organization. An understanding of regu-
interest in finance. Course content will        This course presents a comprehensive              ery system topics including the history of    latory requirements affecting healthcare
vary as determined by student interest          application of the personal financial             healthcare systems, system organization,      organizations is applied. The student is
and evolution of the discipline.                planning process. The role of the personal        economics and financing of healthcare.        expected to implement the project identi-
Credit: 1-6                                     financial planner is considered as well           The role of quality and future directions     fied in HCM481.
Prerequisite: Approval                          as the various legal, ethical and profes-         in healthcare will be discussed.              Credit: 4
                                                sional aspects of their relationship with         Credit: 4                                     Prerequisite: HCM481
Financial Planning (FINP)                       their clients.
                                                Credit: 4                                         HCM400 Health Management and                  History (HIST)
FINP310 Taxation in Financial                   Prerequisite: FINP420, FINP430                    Supervision
Planning                                                                                          Learners examine motivation theory and        HIST150 World History Since 1500
This course provides an introduction to the     FINP499 Special Topics in Financial               its application to individual and group       This course introduces the student to
taxation of individuals. Particular attention   Planning                                          functioning in the work environment.          most significant events, personalities,
is placed on tax planning concepts and          This course addresses issues of current           Leadership styles related to particular       trends and issues associated with the
responsibilities of the tax planner.            interest in financial planning. Course            circumstances are analyzed. Negotiation       historical development of world civiliza-
Credit: 4                                       content will vary as determined by student        is covered through readings and class         tion in the five centuries since the Middle
                                                interest and evolution of the discipline.         participation and includes an analysis on     Ages, beginning with an overview of
FINP315 Principles of Risk                      Credit: 1-6                                       the effectiveness of negotiation on overall   the Renaissance and Reformation and
Management and Insurance                        Prerequisite: Approval                            productivity.                                 concluding with an assessment of the
This course covers non-speculative risk                                                           Credit: 4                                     contemporary legacy of the Cold War.
management with emphasis on risk                Healthcare Administration                         Prerequisite: HRMT310                         It explores the rise of capitalism and the
minimization and risk control. Topics also      Management (HCM)                                                                                modern nation state, the expansion of
include a study of the various insurance                                                          HCM410 Fiscal Management in                   Western Europe, advances in science
vehicles from both the personal and busi-       HCM300 Healthcare Law and                         Healthcare Services                           and technology, the impact of industri-
ness perspective.                               Regulations                                       This course introduces concepts and           alization, and the global conflicts of the
Credit: 4                                       This course presents an overview of the           techniques of managerial accounting for       20th century.
                                                system, including legal principles, obli-         general health services managers. Topics      Credit: 4
FINP320 Investments                             gations, and legal rights. Topics include         covered include: fiscal management
This course examines various invest-            contracts, torts, civil and criminal liability,   and performance, cost, revenue, risk,         HIST210 World History and Culture I
ment vehicles such as stocks, bonds and         and legal protections. Various laws that          fiscal planning and forecasting, budget-      HIST210 covers major cultures and civi-
commodities in light of their role in the       govern healthcare business operations are         ing, control, and reporting. Financial        lizations of the world from ancient times
personal financial planning environment.        explored. Ethical issues affecting health-        management in long-term care facilities,      to the birth of Western Imperialism in the
Credit: 4                                       care will be explored.                            home health agencies, and hospitals are       16th Century. Topics include cultures
                                                Credit: 4                                         discussed.                                    and historical experiences representa-
FINP399 Special Topics in Financial             Same as: HSA300                                   Credit: 4                                     tive of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle
Planning                                                                                          Prerequisite: ACCT201                         East, and pre-Columbian America. Of
This course addresses issues of current                                                           Same as: HSA410                               particular interest is the evolution of

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world religions or philosophies that prevail    satisfy any degree requirements.               Management practices relating to organi-      of health information programs within
and are still critical in the modern world:     Credit: 4                                      zational planning, organizing, controlling    a healthcare organization. Students will
Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism,                                                              and motivating are discussed. Special         be assigned to an advisor who, working
Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Western        HIT100 Healthcare Organizations                emphasis is placed on management              in cooperative assistance with CTU, will
Civilization is used as a timeline and a        This course provides an introduction into      within professional healthcare settings       assign students a health information proj-
reference for the historical events which       healthcare organizations. Students are         including hospitals, large clinic settings,   ect to complete during their internship.
shaped the modern world outside Indo-           introduced to the wide ranging types of        for-profit and non-profit organizations.      Students will be given a grade for their
European civilization.                          health delivery organizations including        Credit: 4                                     contribution to their internship effort.
Credit: 4                                       hospitals, ambulatory care programs,           HIT199 Special Topics in Health               Credit: 4
                                                physician offices, surgicenters and allied     Information Technology                        Prerequisite: Approval
HIST250 World Cultures and Values               health providers. Topics include organi-       This course addresses issues of current
This course helps the student to develop a      zations, healthcare personnel, finance,        interest in health information technology.    HIT299 Special Topics in Health
global viewpoint appropriate for the busi-      public health, Medicare, managed care          Course content will vary as determined        Information Technology
ness and technology leaders of the 21st         and nursing homes.                             by student interest and evolution of the      This course addresses issues of current
Century. It develops an appreciation for        Credit: 4                                      discipline.                                   interest in health information technology.
the variations in culture across the world’s                                                   Credit: 1-6                                   Course content will vary as determined
regions and peoples. Additionally, it helps     HIT120 Healthcare Data Structure,              Prerequisite: Approval                        by student interest and evolution of the
the student to develop a framework for          Content and Use                                                                              discipline.
understanding the elements and expres-          This course provides an introduction into      HIT210 Healthcare Economics                   Credit: 1-6
sions of culture, and how culture shapes        the processes used in the healthcare           This course provides an introduction to       Prerequisite: Approval
and is shaped by historical trends, events,     industry for disease classifications and       the economic forces facing the health-
situations, climate, geography, beliefs and     reimbursement. Students are introduced         care industry on a micro-economic level.
                                                to disease, diagnostic procedures and the      Students learn how economic principles,       Human Resource Management
values. Emphasis is placed on the driv-                                                                                                      (HRMT)
ing political, intellectual and technological   processes used to classify, identify and       forces and market conditions impact
forces as shapers of culture and values,        categorize procedures. Topics include          healthcare providers, organizations and
                                                introduction to classification systems,        patients. Topics include market condi-        HRMT310 Human Resource
especially those that have influenced the                                                                                                    Management
development of the global marketplace.          coding ICD-9 coding and inpatient              tions, supply and demand, consumer
                                                reimbursement methods including Fee            demand, competition, monopoly, govern-        This course focuses on acquiring, utiliz-
Credit: 4                                                                                                                                    ing, evaluating and developing human
Prerequisite: HIST150, ENGL112                  for Service, diagnostic related group-         ment intervention and aggregate supply
                                                ings (DRGs), All Inclusive Rates, Risk         and demand.                                   resources. It is an overview of human
                                                Assignment and outpatient reimburse-           Credit: 4                                     resource management activities includ-
HIST310 World History and Culture II                                                                                                         ing job analysis, performance appraisals,
This course presents an examination of          ment.                                          Prerequisite: HIT100
                                                Credit: 4                                                                                    recruiting, selection, compensation and
world history from the 16th century to                                                                                                       career development. Additionally, covers
the present. These topics include the birth                                                    HIT233 Fundamentals of Health
                                                HIT125 Anatomy and Physiology                  Technology System Support                     strategic human resource management,
of Western Imperialism, the fall of the                                                                                                      employee diversity and equal employ-
Islamic empires, the African kingdoms           This course provides an introduction to        This course introduces system support
                                                the terminology used in the healthcare         operational practices and theory as           ment opportunity.
and the slave trade, and the collapse of                                                                                                     Credit: 4
traditional China. Other topics include         industry for classifying and describing        used in large enterprises. Students are
                                                human anatomy and the processes within         introduced to the skills, concepts and        Prerequisite: BADM201
the rise of Japan, the New Imperialism
and industrialization of the 19th century,      the human body. Students are introduced        knowledge needed to provide and main-
                                                to suffixes and prefixes used in classifying   tain high quality customer service in an      HRMT320 Compensation and
the decolonization process, the Cold War,                                                                                                    Benefits
Latin American revolutions, conflicts in        and further identifying and categorization     IT system support organization.
                                                pathologies and anomalies of the human         Credit: 4                                     This course reviews the design and
the Middle East and other contemporary                                                                                                       management of compensation strate-
issues. Driving political, intellectual and     body. Topics include introduction to the       Prerequisite: IT200
                                                human body, growth, physiology and                                                           gies. Students will explore approaches to
technological forces are also explored as                                                                                                    compensation, the role of compensation
shapers of culture and values, especially       pathologies.                                   HIT260 Healthcare Legal Concepts
                                                Credit: 4                                      Legal forces facing the healthcare practi-    in competitive advantage, internal consis-
those that have influenced the develop-                                                                                                      tency in both compensation and benefits,
ment of the global marketplace. Western         Prerequisite: MEDA108                          tioner and organizations are introduced in
                                                                                               this course. Students learn how common        the linkage between compensation and
Civilization is used as a timeline and a                                                                                                     benefits, traditional versus contempo-
reference to the impact of non-Western          HIT130 Introduction to CPT Coding              law, statutes and court decisions impact
                                                and Billing                                    healthcare providers, organizations and       rary practices and the impact of legal
cultures on Indo-European Civilization.                                                                                                      mandates on compensation and benefits
Credit: 4                                       This course introduces students to             patients. Topics include introduction
                                                coding and billing for medical insur-          to legal systems, the physician-patient       practices. Consideration will be given to
                                                ance. Students are introduced to Current       relationship, organizations, antitrust        challenges that impact compensation and
Health Information Technology                   Procedural Terminology (CPT) processes         law, hospital admission and discharge,        benefit decisions such as global corpo-
(HIT)                                           and using CPT errata. Topics include           consent, medical records, liability, physi-   rations, flexible work schedules, virtual
                                                coding systems and traditional reimburse-      cian responsibilities and peer review         employees, international employees and
HIT099 Special Topics in Health                 ment methods.                                  mechanisms.                                   contingent employees.
Information Technology                          Credit: 4                                      Credit: 4                                     Credit: 4
This course addresses issues of current         Prerequisite: HIT125, MEDA108                  Prerequisite: HIT100, HIT210                  Prerequisite: HRMT310
interest in health information technology.
Course content will vary as determined          HIT140 Healthcare Management                   HIT295 Health Internship                      HRMT330 HRM Legal Environment
by student interest and evolution of the        This course provides an introduction to the    Students participate in real-life experi-     The following legal regulations are
discipline. This course cannot be used to       management of healthcare organizations.        ences in the operations and functions         discussed: EEOC, COBRA, Fair Labor

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Standards Act, NLR, ADA and FLMA.               benefits of a diverse workforce for corpo-      HRMT645 Operational Human                         healthcare including but not limited to
The student learns proper procedures to         rate America; increasing, improving and         Resource Management                               competition, healthcare providers, and
prevent legal problems including issues         enhancing participation and productivity in     This course examines the importance of            insurance. The student will be expected
concerning unions, diversity, grievances,       the work force; educating the organization      developing effective operational policies         to make a written and/or oral presentation
counseling, documentation and termina-          on issues related to a diverse workforce; and   and the role of organizational decision           during this course.
tion.                                           assessing organizational culture.               making in that process. It also reviews           Credit: 4
Credit: 4                                       Credit: 4                                       the ramifications of current laws, ethical
Prerequisite: HRMT310                           Prerequisite: HRMT310                           considerations, the conflicts around deci-        HSA320 Administration in Healthcare
                                                                                                sion making styles, and various aspects           Services
HRMT399 Special Topics in Human                 HRMT440 Managing Organizational                 of organizational behavior, that influence        The emphasis in this class is on the
Resource Management                             Change                                          operational policy. This course assumes           organization and administration of health
This course addresses issues of current         This course focuses on the theories,            prior knowledge in human resource                 services programs. This course includes
interest in human resource management.          stages, practices and implications of the       management.                                       examination of: mission statements;
Course content will vary as determined          organizational change process. Some             Credit: 4                                         organizational goals and objectives; the
by student interest and evolution of the        topics discussed include preparing to                                                             role of values and ethics; access and use
discipline.                                     manage change, articulating choices,            HRMT650 Current Legal Issues in                   of services; resource, cost, and benefit
Credit: 1-6                                     envisioning the future and implementing         Human Resource Management                         analysis; delivery models; assessment
Prerequisite: Approval                          change programs. Students study orga-           This course provides knowledge of                 and assurance of quality.
                                                nizational development models to apply          current personnel legal issues impacting          Credit: 4
HRMT410 Training and Employee                   to the change process. The major objec-         the design and development of Human               Same as: HCM320
Development                                     tive of this course is to equip managers        Resource Policy and the impact of these
The course emphasizes the role of               and HR professionals with the skills and        laws on the organization’s bottom line.           HSA350 Healthcare Systems
training and employee development               knowledge needed to address the contin-         Emphasis is on affirmative action, labor          This course focuses on healthcare deliv-
as a strategic aspect of organizational         uous changes in the organization.               relations, and conflict resolution. Topics        ery system topics including the history of
performance. The course also provides           Credit: 4                                       include federal legislation, downsizing,          healthcare systems, system organization,
students with the opportunity to develop        Prerequisite: Senior Standing,                  health care coordinated services, inter-          economics and financing of healthcare.
training designs from needs assess-             HMRT310, BADM305                                national aspects, negotiation, grievance          The role of quality and future directions in
ment to evaluation, including return on                                                         process and diversity.                            healthcare will be examined. The student
investment. These skills are essential for      HRMT495 Advanced Research                       Credit: 4                                         will be expected to make a written and/or
contemporary managers. Topics covered           and Study in Human Resource                                                                       oral presentation during this course.
include linking training and employee           Management                                      HRMT699 Special Topics in Human                   Credit: 4
development to organizational strategy,         This course gives the student an opportu-       Resource Management
conducting needs assessment, designing          nity to conduct an independent in-depth                                                           HSA410 Fiscal Management in
                                                                                                This course addresses issues of current
and evaluating training and development         research project. Credits are assigned                                                            Healthcare Services
                                                                                                interest in human resource management.
programs, traditional and contemporary          based on the complexity and depth of the                                                          This course introduces concepts and
                                                                                                Course content will vary as determined
instructional methods, including distance       research project, which must be approved                                                          techniques of managerial accounting
                                                                                                by student interest and evolution of the
learning, and using information technol-        by the department chair.                                                                          for generalist health services manag-
                                                                                                discipline.
ogy to track and implement training and         Credit: 1-6                                                                                       ers. Topics covered include: fiscal
                                                                                                Credit: 1-6
development programs.                           Prerequisite: Approval                                                                            management and performance, cost,
                                                                                                Prerequisite: Approval
Credit: 4                                                                                                                                         revenue, risk, fiscal planning and fore-
Prerequisite: HRMT310                           HRMT499 Special Topics in Human                                                                   casting, budgeting, control, and reporting.
                                                Resource Management                             Health Services Administration                    Financial management in long-term care
HRMT420 Managing Labor-                         This course addresses issues of current         (HSA)                                             facilities, home health agencies, and
Management Relations                            interest in human resource management.                                                            hospitals are discussed.
This course explores labor-management           Course content will vary as determined          HSA300 Healthcare Law and                         Credit: 4
relations from union and non-union              by student interest and evolution of the        Regulations                                       Prerequisite: ACCT201
perspectives. Issues discussed are history      discipline.                                     This course presents an overview of the           Same as: HCM410
of unions in the United States, develop-        Credit: 1-6                                     system, including legal principles, obli-
ment of labor laws, collective bargaining,      Prerequisite: Approval                          gations, and legal rights. Topics include         HSA481 HSA Externship/Project I
the negotiation process, the grievance                                                          contracts, torts, civil and criminal liability,   This course provides an opportunity for the
system, arbitration and mediation, and          HRMT640 Strategic Human Resource                and legal protections. Various laws that          student to apply learned concepts directly
employee relations councils. The course         Management                                      govern healthcare business operations are         in a healthcare setting with a preceptor/
concludes with a discussion of the future       The subject of Human Resource                   explored. Ethical issues affecting health-        mentor. The student will observe health-
of unions and labor relations in the United     Management (HRM) is analyzed from a             care will be explored.                            care operations and participate as a
States.                                         strategic, long-range view. Emphasis is         Credit: 4                                         member of the healthcare management
Credit: 4                                       on relating business strategies to HRM          Same as: HCM300                                   team. During this phase of the extern-
Prerequisite: HRMT330                           strategies and linking human resources                                                            ship, the student will identify a project for
                                                to the organizational strategic plan. The       HSA310 Economics of Healthcare                    planned implementation through the next
HRMT430 Managing Diversity                      human resource manager is viewed as a           This course presents an introduction              phase of the externship. The student will
Increasing diversity in the United States       consultant within the organization. Other       to the economics of healthcare. The               be expected to make a written and/or oral
work force raises the importance of learning,   topics include organizational change,           economic principles and market condi-             presentation during this course.
understanding and managing personnel of         HRM policies and procedures, and the            tions impacting health services will be           Credit: 4
various backgrounds. Issues researched          importance of leadership vision.                discussed. The student will identify vari-
and analyzed in this course include:            Credit: 4                                       ous forces influencing the economics of
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HSA482 HSA Externship/Project II                say you will do, when you say you will         entering today’s workforce. Students will      effective non-verbal techniques.
This course is the second quarter of an         do it.” Students will cover task manage-       develop their professional portfolios with     Credit: 4
internship requirement for Health Services      ment, customer service with a sense of         papers, projects, and capstones from           Prerequisite: Approval
Administration. During this course, the         urgency and properly managing conflict         other courses and work projects to help
student should participate in governance        when it occurs.                                market themselves in the workplace.            INTD603 Strategic and Interpersonal
and operations of the healthcare organi-        Credit: 2                                      Credit: 4                                      Global Management
zation. An understanding of regulatory                                                         Prerequisite: EBUS208, ENGL112:                This course is recommended for all inter-
requirements affecting healthcare organi-       INTD210 Science and Technology in              (PSYC100 or SOCL101)                           national students and required for students
zations is applied. The student is expected     Society                                                                                       in the International Co-op Program at the
to implement the project identified in          This course traces the history, philosophy,    INTD401 Cultural Assimilation I                master’s level. It provides linguistic skill
HSA481. At the completion of the intern-        methods and consequences of science            This course is recommended for all inter-      practice needed to enhance success as a
ship, the student will be expected to present   and technology in society. It examines the     national students at the undergraduate         student and as a responsible and contrib-
the project to the organization and school in   historical development of science from         level. It will provide the student with the    uting member of the community. Topics
written and/or oral presentations.              the time of the ancient Greeks through         essential academic, social and cultural        include academic standards and study
Credit: 4                                       modern genetics, relativity and quantum        skills necessary to enhance potential,         skills, health issues, living and working
Prerequisite: HSA481                            mechanics in order to help understand          both as a student and as a responsible         in the community, immigration, financial
                                                the promises and limitations of modern         and contributing member of the commu-          management, cultural nuances and under-
Humanities (HUMN)                               science. Additionally, it provides a deep      nity. Topics include academic standards        standing American English, as well as
                                                understanding of the scientific method         and study skills, living and working in the    topics that are student specific. This course
HUMN200 Art and Music                           and clarifies the differences between          community, customer service, immigra-          does require a final project/ presentation.
Appreciation                                    science, religion, pseudo-science and          tion, financial management, interviewing       Credit: 4
This course provides a variety of experi-       engineering. Topics include science and        and resume writing, cultural nuances and       Prerequisite: Approval
ences designed to present art and music         engineering as social operations, with         understanding ‘American,’ as well as
in historical and contemporary cultural         moral and qualitative consequences far         topics that are student specific. Emphasis     INTD604 International Student Work
perspectives. Field trips, hands-on             outside the laboratory.                        is placed on cultural assimilation and         Experience
activities and participation at commu-          Credit: 4                                      developing individual written and verbal       International students who have
nity functions complement exposure to                                                          communication skills.                          completed the first three courses in the
some of the great works of both western         INTD260 Career Development                     Credit: 4                                      cultural series will work for the University
and non-western cultures, improving the         This course should be taken during             Prerequisite: Approval                         in a capacity which will enable them to
students’ abilities to express opinions of      the last two quarters of a student’s                                                          put into practice the lessons learned from
music and art in their everyday lives.          degree program. It investigates career         INTD601 Cultural Assimilation II               their cultural assimilation courses. This
Credit: 4                                       development theory, cultural aspects of        This course is recommended for all inter-      will be a work experience where students
Prerequisite: None                              professional career fields, responsibilities   national students and required for students    will work for the University for 20 hours
                                                professionals have toward society, and         in the International Co-op Program at the      or less per week.
Interdisciplinary (INTD)                        leadership roles of the professional in        master’s level. It provides linguistic skill   Credit: 4
                                                today’s society. Additionally, the course      practice needed to enhance success as a        Prerequisite: INTD601, INTD602,
INTD111 Creating Academic and                   covers techniques for researching and          student and as a responsible and contrib-      INTD603
Professional Success                            investigating potential career paths and       uting member of the community. Topics
This course introduces students to the          opportunities, identifying transferable        include academic standards and study           INTD607 Creative Leadership
basic knowledge, skills, and abilities          skills, preparing a resume, self-market-       skills, health issues, living and working      This course outlines a new leadership para-
necessary for academic, work, and life          ing, interviewing, negotiating salary and      in the community, immigration, financial       digm adapting to the present worldwide
related success. The course has been            employment packages and entering               management, cultural nuances and under-        fundamental change in management/
designed to help students acquire,              today’s workforce. Students will develop       standing American English, as well as          leadership philosophy and practice, and
develop, and utilize basic learning and         their professional portfolios with papers,     topics that are student specific. The course   the shift from command-and-control
learning how to learn, critical think-          projects, capstones from other courses         does require a final project/ presentation.    to information-based organizations.
ing, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation        and work projects to help market them-         Credit: 4                                      Emphasis is on generative versus reac-
methods and practices which will allow          selves in the workplace.                       Prerequisite: Approval                         tive thinking techniques, learning to
them to formulate reasonable alterna-           Credit: 2                                                                                     see in new ways, and taking actions to
tives, hypotheses, and/or premises for          Prerequisite: EBUS208, ENGL112,                INTD602 Professional Business                  make positive things happen. It helps
academic, social, and professional use. A       PSYC100                                        Communication                                  the students develop into future leaders
clear, precise, fair, and unbiased approach                                                    This course is a continuation of INTD 602      who perceive and think clearly, handle
to analysis, evaluation, problem-solving,       INTD340 Career Planning                        and is recommended for all international       complex changes, and design and lead
and decision-making activities is empha-        During this course students will investi-      students and required for students in          knowledge-creating organizations. Major
sized and promoted.                             gate career development theory, cultural       the International Co-op Program at the         elements included in the course are
Credit: 4                                       aspects of professional career fields,         master’s level. It provides the essential      power, creativity, self-mastery, dynamic
                                                responsibilities professionals have            tools necessary to enter and succeed both      case studies and application.
INTD140 Customer Service                        toward society and leadership roles of the     in the American workplace and social           Credit: 4
This course defines a customer as “any          professional in today’s society. Students      community. Students study various busi-
entity or person whose cooperation is           learn techniques for researching and           ness-related communication applications.       Information Technology (IT)
essential for an organization’s success.        investigating potential career paths and       The course emphasizes applied research
A customer could be a co-worker or a            opportunities, identifying transferable        and enhancing skills and self-assurance        IT080 Introduction to Computing
client.” Additionally, it presents quality      skills, preparing a resume, marketing          in the total communication spectrum:           Introduction to Computing identifies the
customer relations as “doing what you           themselves, interviewing, negotiating          presentation style, public speaking, writ-     use of computers to support professional
                                                salary and employment packages, and            ing, listening, reading and practicing

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activities and the role of computers in      installation, configuration and trouble        IT225 IT Support Systems                     Credit: 4
business and society. Students will          shooting will all contribute to the overall    IT Support Systems introduces the            Prerequisite: IT200
develop skills in the use of computer        learning experience. Efforts are made to       increasingly important area of systems
applications to solve common prob-           cover newer systems as well as older           support. Students will develop the skills,   IT315 Advanced Java
lems. Topics covered include computer        microcomputer systems that may still be        concepts and knowledge needed to             Advanced Java provides knowledge and
hardware and software, networks, the         in use today.                                  provide high-quality customer service        proficiency in server-side Java through the
Internet, word processing, spreadsheet       Credit: 4                                      in an IT systems support organization.       use of J2EE and associated resources. The
and presentation applications.               Prerequisite: IT080 or Approval                Students will also integrate technical,      course includes the use of design patterns
Credit: 4                                                                                   managerial and communications knowl-         and UML, application development and
                                             IT199 Special Topics in Information            edge to support an applied problem.          an introduction to Enterprise Java Beans
IT099 Special Topics in Information          Technology                                     Credit: 4                                    (EJB). Students will be required to build
Technology                                   This course addresses issues of current        Prerequisite: IT080 or Approval              a Web site using J2EE facilities includ-
This course addresses issues of current      interest in information technology. Course                                                  ing a practical database, Web server and
interest in information technology. Course   content will vary as determined by student     IT235 Database Applications with             application server.
content will vary as determined by student   interest and evolution of the discipline.      Access                                       Credit: 4
interest and evolution of the discipline.    Credit: 1-6                                    This course introduces the basic data-       Prerequisite: IT215
This course cannot be used to satisfy any    Prerequisite: Approval                         base concepts. The course stresses the
degree requirements.                                                                        implementation of databases in the real      IT340 Client/Server System and
Credit: 4                                    IT200 Introduction to Networking               world. Students learn about basic data-      Network Administration
                                             Introduction to networking explores the        base design and terminology, and learn       This course provides a foundation to
IT115 Java Programming                       essential elements of computer networks,       how to create a variety of databases using   build your understanding of client/server
This course introduces programming           protocols of data communication and            MS Access. During the quarter, students      systems management to include systems
using the Java language. The basic           the role of network operating systems          develop several databases and become         administration, network design and
concepts of object-oriented programming      in both peer and server-based environ-         familiar with tables, forms, queries and     administration, operating system configu-
will be discussed in this course. Topics     ments. Application and implementation          reports.                                     ration and application software interfaces.
studied will include control structures,     of network management software are             Credit: 4                                    Windows and UNIX provide a relevant
data and program design, objects and         practiced. Attributes of contemporary          Prerequisite: IT080 or Approval              environment for exploration.
classes. Students will complete several      network operating systems are presented                                                     Credit: 4
Java programs before the end of this         and discussed. The administrative activi-      IT254 Spreadsheet Applications               Prerequisite: CS146, IT145, IT200
course. This course will also prepare        ties needed to maintain healthy network        This course introduces the basic concepts
students to take IT215 Intermediate Java     environments are investigated.                 of a spreadsheet, and stresses the appli-    IT399 Special Topics in Information
Programming.                                 Credit: 4                                      cation of advanced functions in solving      Technology
Credit: 4                                    Prerequisite: IT080 or Approval                real-world problems. Spreadsheet design,     This course addresses issues of current
Prerequisite: CS104, (MATH103 or                                                            graphing and report generation will be       interest in information technology. Course
MATH143)                                     IT202 Introduction to IT                       emphasized. Students will complete           content will vary as determined by student
                                             Introduction to IT provides an overview        several spreadsheet projects.                interest and evolution of the discipline.
IT145 Introduction to Operating              of issues and opportunities presented by       Credit: 4                                    Credit: 1-6
Systems and Client/Server                    the fast-paced world of information tech-      Prerequisite: IT080 or Approval              Prerequisite: Approval
Environments                                 nology. Students receive an overview of
This course is an introduction to the        computer-based systems and learn about         IT299 Special Topics in Information          IT400 Information Technology
basic concepts of operating systems and      the development operation and manage-          Technology                                   Architectures
specialized networking operating systems     ment of these systems. The course includes     This course addresses issues of current      The major objective of this course is to
models. The fundamentals of common           basic hardware and software principles         interest in information technology. Course   introduce the concepts, methodology and
operating systems, client/server envi-       and current information systems. Topics        content will vary as determined by student   terminology of Enterprise Architecture and
ronments, network structure, theoretic       include databases and networking and           interest and evolution of the discipline.    integrate this knowledge with previous
models and system architecture are           their critical organizational importance; IT   Credit: 1-6                                  courses in operating systems, database
discussed including legacy operating         systems development; the impact of the         Prerequisite: Approval                       management systems, networking, and
system platforms and security processes      Internet on organizations; and emerging                                                     programming. The course will primarily
utilized in today’s enterprises.             technologies and trends for the future.        IT300 Computer Networks and                  focus on the overall planning process of
Credit: 4                                    Credit: 4                                      Communications                               enterprise architecture. Issues and options
Prerequisite: CS104                          Prerequisite: IT080 or Approval                The Computer Networks and                    involved in implementing an enterprise
                                                                                            Communications course reinforces the         architecture incorporating a distributed IT
IT180 Introduction to Computer               IT215 Intermediate Java                        network objectives identified in IT200 and   system will be examined from a Macro
Technology                                   Programming                                    extends the understanding to business        Level. We will conduct an ongoing discus-
Provides an understanding of the funda-      Intermediate Java Programming builds on        and commercial networking. By present-       sion of how the emergent profession of
mentals of microcomputer systems in          the foundation established in IT115 Java       ing concepts of data communications          enterprise architecture fits into the duties
terms of PC maintenance and upgrad-          Programming. Students will spend more          and network design within the wide area      and responsibilities of today’s IT manager.
ing, and prepares students for the A+        time on object-oriented features. Topics       networking arena students understand the     We will also look at other resources and
certification exams (Core and Operating      covered include graphics, user interfaces,     operation of telecommunication systems,      references relating to the field of enter-
System). Class presentations, along with     basic data structures, exceptions, multi-      transmission media and communications        prise architecture. Through a term paper
hands-on lab exercises, are intended         threading, multimedia, files, streams and      hardware, network topologies, switching      and class presentation, the student will
to provide real-world knowledge of           applets.                                       methods and protocols, security and exist-   become intimately familiar with an aspect
microcomputer systems. Component             Credit: 4                                      ing network analysis. The course requires    of enterprise architecture in a distributed
identification, system maintenance,          Prerequisite: IT115                            the completion of a research project.        IT system.
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Credit: 4                                      dent in-depth research project. Credits      systems, are covered.                         interest in information technology. Course
Prerequisite: IT200                            are assigned based on the complexity         Credit: 4                                     content will vary as determined by student
                                               and depth of the research project, which     Prerequisite: IT610                           interest and evolution of the discipline.
IT410 Web Page-Based Database                  must be pre-approved by the department                                                     Credit: 1-6
Application Programming with Visual            chair.                                       IT640 Networking and                          Prerequisite: Approval
Basic                                          Credit: 1-6                                  Telecommunications
This course continues the study of Visual      Prerequisite: Approval                       Students will learn the foundations of        Information Technology
Basic programming, emphasizing the                                                          networking architectures to include           Management (ITM)
implementation of web page-based data-         IT499 Special Topics in Information          LAN and point-to-point topologies,
base applications.                             Technology                                   TCP/IP and communications protocols.          ITM300 Client Operating Systems A
Credit: 4                                      This course addresses issues of current      The course covers the basic concepts          This course provides instruction on
Prerequisite: EBUS215                          interest in information technology. Course   of data communications and design.            installing, configuring, administering and
                                               content will vary as determined by student   This includes discussions on network          troubleshooting Windows Professional.
IT441 IT Strategic Planning                    interest and evolution of the discipline.    operating systems as well as transmis-        Credit: 4
This senior-level course covers strate-        Credit: 1-6                                  sion media, communications hardware,          Prerequisite: IT200
gic business planning for information          Prerequisite: Approval                       network topologies, switching methods
technology using the latest technology                                                      and network analysis.                         ITM301 Client Operating Systems B
trends while considering their impact          IT501 Foundations in Information             Credit: 4                                     This course provides instruction on
on organizations. It includes business         Technology                                   Prerequisite: IT501 or Approval               implementing, administering and trou-
reengineering, client/server computing,        This course provides a conceptual foun-                                                    bleshooting information systems that
downsizing, open systems and hardware/         dation in database systems, computer         IT642 Network Administration                  incorporate Windows XP Professional.
software advances and new implemen-            networks and telecommunications, and         Network Administration presents the           Credit: 4
tations in management from a strategic         information technology systems devel-        principles and practices of network admin-    Prerequisite: IT200
perspective.                                   opment and implementation. Emphasis          istration. User management, backup
Credit: 4                                      is placed on preparing the student for       management and high-reliability configu-      ITM302 Server Operating Systems
Prerequisite: IT200                            further graduate study in Information        ration system security are presented. Also    This course provides instruction on
                                               Technology.                                  covers network issues such as addressing      implementing, administering and trou-
IT460 Managing Information Systems             Credit: 4                                    and routing. Windows- UNIX interoper-         bleshooting information systems that
This course emphasizes planning,               Prerequisite: Graduate Standing              ability is also discussed.                    incorporate Windows Server.
budgeting, implementing and controlling                                                     Credit: 4                                     Credit: 4
the development of information systems         IT600 Information Technology                 Prerequisite: IT640                           Prerequisite: ITM301
within an enterprise arena. Students will      Management
identify business practices that establish     Information Technology Management            IT660 Information Technology                  ITM303 Managing and Maintaining a
proven information system techniques,          explores the use of information technol-     Systems Development                           Server Environment
processes and procedures, and how and          ogy to achieve competitive advantage,        This course covers the life cycle develop-    This course provides instruction on
when to apply them from the point of           efficient operations and effective deci-     ment and management of systems using          managing and maintaining a Windows
view of the first-line manager to the chief    sion-making. This course also analyzes       state-of-the-practice tools and techniques.   environment.
executive officer. This course requires the    the functions of information technology      Provides a foundation in the techniques       Credit: 4
completion of a research project.              and its impact on competitive strategy       used to specify and design systems of         Prerequisite: ITM301
Credit: 4                                      and organizational operations.               software and hardware components.
Prerequisite: approval                         Credit: 4                                    Provides an overview of the tools used        ITM304 Active Directory Services
                                                                                            in systems engineering. Includes topics       This course provides instruction on install-
IT481 IT Capstone I                            IT610 Relational Database                    relating to elicitation of requirements and   ing, configuring and troubleshooting
IT481 is the first of two courses emphasiz-    Management Systems                           developing the specification and design       Windows Active Directory components,
ing the life cycle of information technology   Students are introduced to the design and    of today’s business systems.                  DNS for Active Directory, and Active
applications. It builds on the theoretical     development of relational databases from     Credit: 4                                     Directory security solutions. In addi-
basis of CS376 and integrates the other        conceptual models of a requirement to        Prerequisite: IT501 or Approval               tion, this course provides instruction in
courses of the IT curriculum. Working in       a database. The course covers external                                                     managing, monitoring and optimizing
teams, students develop a system to meet       view of the relational database model to     IT662 Information Technology                  the desktop environment by using Group
user requirements.                             include administration and architecture.     Systems Implementation                        Policy.
Credit: 4                                      Credit: 4                                    Study for this course covers the testing,     Credit: 4
Prerequisite: CS376, ENGL200,                  Prerequisite: IT501 or Approval              implementation and maintenance of             Prerequisite: ITM302
ENGL210                                                                                     computer systems to support business
                                               IT612 Database Analysis, Design and          processes. Topics include test plan-          ITM305 Planning, Implementing
IT482 IT Capstone II                           Implementation                               ning, test procedures and test activities.    and Maintaining a Directory Service
A continuation of IT481, this course           This course covers the logical and           Management activities and technical           Infrastructure
requires completion of the project, empha-     physical design of relational database       support necessary for successful imple-       This course provides instruction on plan-
sizing implementation and testing.             management systems implementation            mentation are discussed.                      ning, implementing and maintaining a
Credit: 4                                      using conceptual modeling. It includes       Credit: 4                                     Windows Server Active Directory infra-
Prerequisite: IT481                            study of conceptual modeling, use of         Prerequisite: IT660                           structure.
                                               CASE tools and security design consider-                                                   Credit: 4
IT495 Advanced Research and Study              ation. Concepts of conceptual database       IT699 Special Topics in Information           Prerequisite: ITM301, ITM303
                                               modeling, such as data warehousing           Technology
in Information Technology
                                               and distributed database management
This course can be used for an indepen-                                                     This course addresses issues of current
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ITM306 Network Infrastructure                  ITM312 Administering SQL                        Credit: 4                                       ITM327 Secure PIX Firewall
Administration                                 This course provides instruction on             Prerequisite: IT200                             Advanced
This course provides instruction in install-   administering and troubleshooting infor-                                                        This course introduces network security
ing, managing, monitoring, configuring         mation systems that incorporate SQL             ITM322 Building Scalable                        firewalls, especially the PIX Firewall.
and troubleshooting DNS, DHCP, Remote          Server Enterprise Edition.                      Internetworks                                   Topics include translations and connec-
Access, Network Protocols, IP Routing          Credit: 4                                       ITM322 Building Scalable Internetworks          tions access control lists and content
and WINS in a Windows network infra-           Prerequisite: ITM300, ITM302                    is an advanced routing course that pres-        filtering, object grouping, advanced proto-
structure. In addition, this course provides                                                   ents technologies and techniques used           col handling, attack guards, intrusion
instruction in managing, monitoring            ITM313 e-mail Administration                    by major industry vendors and network           detection and shunning, authentication,
and troubleshooting Network Address            This course provides instruction on imple-      administrators implementing scalable
                                                                                                                                               authorization and accounting, failover,
                                                                                               local and wide area network (LAN and
Translation and Certificate Services.          menting, managing and troubleshooting                                                           virtual private networks, system manage-
                                                                                               WAN) solutions.
Credit: 4                                      an exchange server organization.                                                                ment and PIX device manager.
                                                                                               Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ITM304                           Credit: 4                                                                                       Credit: 4
                                                                                               Prerequisite: ITM321
                                               Prerequisite: ITM303, ITM305                                                                    Prerequisite: ITM321
ITM307 Implementing, Managing and
                                                                                               ITM323 Building Multilayer Switched
Maintaining a Network Infrastructure           ITM314 Operating System Security                                                                ITM328 Secure Virtual Private
                                                                                               Networks (BCMSN) Prep
This course provides instruction on imple-     This course provides instruction on imple-      This course provides instruction on build-      Networks
menting, managing and maintaining a            menting, managing, maintaining and              ing scalable multilayer switched networks,      This course describes the features, func-
Windows Server network infrastructure.         troubleshooting security in a Windows           creating and deploying a global intranet,       tions and benefits of VPN products. It
Credit: 4                                      Server network infrastructure and also          and implementing basic troubleshooting          explains the IPSec and IKE component
Prerequisite: ITM301, ITM303                   plan and configure a Windows Server             techniques in environments that use multi-      technologies that are implemented in
                                               PKI.                                            layer switches for client hosts and services.   Secure VPN products. Students learn
ITM308 Planning and Maintaining a              Credit: 4                                       This course covers topics on switching          how to install and configure the IPSec
Network Infrastructure                         Prerequisite: ITM301, ITM303,                   technology, implementation and operation,       VPN software client, and configure VPN
This course provides instruction on plan-      ITM305                                          planning and design, and troubleshooting.
                                                                                                                                               3000 and 3002.
ning and maintaining a Windows Server                                                          Credit: 4
                                                                                                                                               Credit: 4
network infrastructure.                        ITM315 Managing Network Operating               Prerequisite: ITM321
                                                                                                                                               Prerequisite: ITM321
Credit: 4                                      Systems
Prerequisite: ITM303, ITM305                   This course prepares students in admin-         ITM324 Building Remote Access
                                                                                                                                               ITM329 Secure Intrusion Detection
                                               istering, supporting and troubleshooting        Networks
                                                                                                                                               System
ITM309 Network Infrastructure                  information systems that incorporate            ITM324 Building Remote Access
                                                                                               Networks is an advanced networking              This course provides an introduction
Design                                         Windows. Students learn to configure,
                                                                                               course that presents technologies and           of network security and the Intrusion
This course provides instruction on how        administer and troubleshoot network
                                                                                               techniques used by major industry               Detection System. Students learn how
to analyze the business requirements for       infrastructure, client computers, directory
                                                                                               vendors to enable and enhance wide              to install and configure Secure Policy
a network infrastructure, and design a         services, remote access, and file, print
                                                                                               area network (WAN) solutions.                   Manager (CSPM) and the CIDS Sensor
network infrastructure that meets busi-        and Web resources. This course prepares
                                                                                               Credit: 4                                       in multiple network configurations, use
ness requirements. Network infrastructure      the student to take Exam 70-218, a core
                                                                                               Prerequisite: ITM321                            CSPM to translate intrusion data into
elements include network topology, rout-       exam for MCSA certification.
                                                                                                                                               intuitive and effective graphical displays,
ing, IP addressing, name resolution            Credit: 4
                                                                                                                                               and develop and implement customized
such as WINS and DNS, virtual private          Prerequisite: ITM302                            ITM325 Internetwork Troubleshooting
                                                                                               This course provides instruction in             intrusion detection signatures to respond
networks, remote access and telephony
                                                                                               troubleshoot sub-optimal performance            to intrusion attempts.
solutions.                                     ITM320 Network Design
Credit: 4                                      This course provides the knowledge              in a converged network environment.             Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ITM301, ITM302                   and skills to develop and design inte-          This course also covers such topics as          Prerequisite: ITM321
                                               grated network solutions. Topics include        establishing a baseline, determining an
ITM310 Designing a Directory Service           Internetworking technology overview,            effective troubleshooting strategy, resolv-     ITM330 SAFE Implementation
and Network Infrastructure                     identifying customer needs, designing           ing problems at the physical and data link      This course provides an architectural
This course provides instruction on            topology, provisioning hardware and             layers, resolving problems at the network       overview, security fundamentals, the
designing a Windows Server Active              media, designing network addressing,            layer, and resolving problems at the trans-     Security Portfolio, SAFE Medium Network
Directory and network infrastructure.          selecting routing and bridging protocols,       port and application layers.                    Design and SAFE Remote User Network
Credit: 4                                      writing design documents and building a         Credit: 4                                       Implementation.
Prerequisite: ITM303, ITM305                   prototype or pilot for the network.             Prerequisite: ITM321                            Credit: 4
                                               Credit: 4                                                                                       Prerequisite: ITM321
ITM311 Migrating Network Operating             Prerequisite: IT200                             ITM326 Managing Network Security
Systems                                                                                        This course introduces network security         ITM399 Special Topics in Information
This course provides instruction on            ITM321 Certified Network Associate              and AAA Security for routers; and evaluates     Technology Management
administering, supporting and trouble-         Prep                                            network security threats. Students learn        This course addresses issues of current
shooting information systems that              This course provides instruction on install-    how to protect Internet access by configur-     interest in information technology
incorporate Windows.                           ing, configuring and operating LAN,             ing a perimeter router, use IPSec features      management. Course content will vary
Credit: 4                                      WAN and dial access services for small          in IOS software to create a secure site-to-     as determined by student interest and
Prerequisite: ITM302, ITM304,                  networks (100 nodes or fewer), including        site VPN using preshared keys and digital       evolution of the discipline.
ITM306                                         the use of these protocols: IP, IGRP, Serial,   certificates, and configure IOS firewall.       Credit: 1-6
                                               Frame Relay, IP RIP, VLANs, RIP, Ethernet       Credit: 4                                       Prerequisite: Approval
                                               and Access Lists.                               Prerequisite: ITM321
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Literature (LITR)                             current principles and techniques                 LOG475 Global Supply Chain                       integrates logistics engineering, process
                                              employed in managing inventories as an            Management                                       design, inventory management, fore-
LITR220 Values in World Literature            integral part of a company’s supply chain.        In this course, the student will explore the     casting, and distribution planning
In this course, the student will read and     Emphasis is on developing the right mix           integration of logistics functions into global   concepts/techniques in the development
discuss masterpieces of world literature,     of inventory locations and levels to mini-        supply chain managements. Emphasis is            of a global supply chain strategy. It is a
concentrating on fiction, poetry and          mize cost and maximize profit. Impact             on the application and synergistic integra-      systems approach to the supply chain
drama. Examining character, plot, theme,      of supply chain disruptions and ways to           tion of transportation, physical distribution    from raw materials through delivery to
form and style across a variety of English    mitigate them are also covered.                   and inventory management functions into an       the end customers, domestically and
and non-English works, the student will       Credit: 4                                         optimized supply chain. International issues     across the globe. It covers transportation,
explore the role that human values play       Prerequisite: LOG205                              in supply chain management are explored.         outsourcing, reverse logistics, support
in our decisions and interactions. In such                                                      Credit: 4                                        after sales, and disposal. Emphasis is
areas as leadership, love, loss, trust, and   LOG399 Special Topics in Logistics                Prerequisite: LOG205 or Approval                 on achieving supply chain management
life and death, the lessons of “the best      This course addresses issues of current                                                            operational excellence through current
that has been thought and said” will be       interest in logistics. Course content will        LOG499 Special Topics in Logistics               techniques in lean manufacturing, six
applied to our professional and personal      vary as determined by student interest            This course addresses issues of current          sigma, value chain management, and
lives throughout the course.                  and evolution of the discipline.                  interest in logistics. Course content will       other strategies. Global supplier manage-
Credit: 4                                     Credit: 1-6                                       vary as determined by student interest           ment issues of negotiations, supplier
Prerequisite: ENGL112                         Prerequisite: Approval                            and evolution of the discipline.                 selection, strategic alliances, and supply
                                                                                                Credit: 1-6                                      chain planning are also included.
                                              LOG430 Contracts and Procurement                  Prerequisite: Approval                           Credit: 4
Logistics/Supply Chain (LOG)
                                              This course covers proposal prepara-                                                               Prerequisite: LOG620, LOG630,
                                              tion, from pre-proposal groundwork to             LOG620 Supply Chain Management:                  (LOG640 or Approval)
LOG205 Introduction to Logistics/
                                              the client’s final analysis of the finished       Design and Production
Supply Chain Management
                                              proposal. Key areas covered include how           This course presents study of aspects of
Logistics and supply chain manage-                                                                                                               LOG699 Special Topics in Logistics
                                              to develop a proposal preparation manual          the production process that impact the total     This course addresses issues of current
ment are introduced as an integrated
                                              and how to construct a realistic proposal         logistics system. It covers the concepts total   interest in logistics. Course content will
discipline practiced in the private and
                                              budget and schedule. Practical guidance           quality management, production planning          vary as determined by student interest
public sectors. This course provides an
                                              is included on the selection and organiza-        and control, concurrent engineering and          and evolution of the discipline.
overview of logistics functions and their
                                              tion of the proposal team, evaluation of          the strategic approach to total manufactur-      Credit: 1-6
application to supply chain management.
                                              the relationship between contracts and            ing management.
Emphasis is on the total integration of the                                                                                                      Prerequisite: Approval
                                              proposals, differences between govern-            Credit: 4
supply chain from raw material produc-        ment and private bidding, and technical
tion through end customer support and         aspects of designing and publishing the           LOG630 Supply Chain Management:
                                                                                                                                                 Mathematics (MATH)
final disposal.                               proposal.                                         Inventory and Distribution
Credit: 4                                     Credit: 4                                         This course presents a systems approach
                                                                                                                                                 MATH060 Pre-Algebra
                                              Prerequisite: Approval                                                                             This is a self-paced course using the
                                                                                                to the supply chain from raw materials
LOG299 Special Topics in Logistics                                                              through delivery to the end custom-              basic operations of addition, subtrac-
This course addresses issues of current       LOG455 Contract Management                        ers. Emphasis is on achieving efficient          tion, multiplication and division on
interest in logistics. Course content will    This course is an in-depth examination of the     customer response (ECR) while minimiz-           whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
vary as determined by student interest        issues associated with managing contracts.        ing inventory costs and improving cash           Techniques of estimation, order of opera-
and evolution of the discipline.              It covers the contract life cycle from contract   flow. Supply chain management (SCM)              tions and reasonableness of answers are
Credit: 1-6                                   formation through contract closeout.              in today’s global e-Business environment         emphasized. The course introduces the
Prerequisite: Approval                        Emphasis is on proper contract structure          is covered in detail.                            real number system and some introduc-
                                              to handle contractor mal-performance              Credit: 4                                        tory algebra. Calculators will not be used
LOG325 Transportation and Physical            and prevent contract litigation. Differences                                                       in this course on any exam.
Distribution Management                       between government and commercial                 LOG640 Supply Chain Management:                  Credit: 4
This course concentrates on the commer-       contract management are examined.                 Logistics Cost Analysis
cial aspects of delivering raw materials      Credit: 4                                         This course presents an in-depth analysis        MATH080 Elementary Algebra
and finished products. Included are an        Prerequisite: LOG430                              of costs relative to system and product          This course presents arithmetic opera-
analysis of packaging techniques, trans-                                                        life cycle phases, including concept defi-       tions on signed numbers, the concepts of
portation modes, distribution optimization,   LOG465 Contract Pricing and                       nition, design, production, modification,        symbols and algebraic notation, solutions
storage and warehousing. Also covered         Negotiation                                       support and retirement. Topics include           of linear and quadratic equations, factor-
is an overview of transportation prob-        In this course, the student is provided           a study of cost in relation to risk, time        ing, powers and elementary graphing.
lems and policies, carrier services and       an understanding of concepts and tech-            value of money, cost breakdown structure         Credit: 4
transportation regulation policy. Current     niques used to develop pricing proposals          and total elements of cost analysis. It also     Prerequisite: MATH060 or Placement
commercial concepts such as transporta-       and negotiation of supply contracts in the        addresses the use of logistics cost analy-
tion links in the supply chain and cross      government and commercial sectors. The            sis in making strategic and operational          MATH103 College Algebra
docking operations are covered.               emphasis is on structuring contracts to           decisions, including product and supply          This course begins with a review of
Credit: 4                                     allow needed flexibility in managing              chain design.                                    elementary algebra and rational expres-
Prerequisite: LOG205                          supply chain levels. Negotiation strate-          Credit: 4                                        sions, followed by coverage of functions,
                                              gies and techniques employed in various                                                            including linear and quadratic, and their
LOG345 Material and Inventory                 situations are also covered.                      LOG650 Global Supply Chain                       graphs. Topics covered include symmetry
Management                                    Credit: 4                                         Management Capstone                              and transformations, variation, zeros of
In this course, the student examines          Prerequisite: Approval                            This capstone course synergistically             functions, complex numbers, systems
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of equations, and an introduction to             the questions of how to define a formal         control circuits are modeled and their time    of problems that seek optimal solutions.
matrices and Cramer’s rule. A graphing           language and how to recognize syntacti-         domain behavior is predicted, especially       Software and hand calculations are used
calculator is required.                          cally correct sentences. The tools used         for sinusoidal inputs. The final technique     to perform algorithms that can find opti-
Credit: 4                                        here are automata digraphs, state transi-       studied is the use of Laplace transforms to    mal values that help managers to make
Prerequisite: MATH080 or Placement               tion tables and context free grammars.          solve for the frequency domain response        decisions. Some algorithms are performed
                                                 Credit: 4                                       of circuits with time delayed or piecewise     on graphical models of complex systems.
MATH104 Trigonometry                             Prerequisite: CS104, MATH103                    defined driving functions.                     Attention is paid to the sensitivity of the
This course covers the six trigonomet-                                                           Credit: 5                                      solution to changes or errors in the model.
ric functions, covered from both a right         MATH201 Calculus I                              Prerequisite: MATH202, EE221                   The objective: guide decision-makers to
triangle and unit circle perspective.            This course starts with the concept of                                                         find optimal ways to implement solutions,
Applications are stressed, using graphs,         limits, including one-sided and limits          MATH304 Linear Algebra                         but to satisfy many constraints.
triangles and trig identities. Complex           involving infinity, and relates limits to the   This is an introductory course in linear       Credit: 4
numbers and their trig form are studied,         concept of continuity. The tangent line to      algebra that balances computation              Prerequisite: (MATH103 or MATH143),
and vectors in the plane are introduced.         a graph at a point leads to the study of        and theory. Topics include the solution        (IT254 or Approval)
A graphing calculator is required.               the definition and rules of differentiation     of systems of linear equations using
Credit: 4                                        for both explicit and implicit functions.       Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan elimination,         MATH495 Advanced Research and
Prerequisite: MATH103 or Placement               Applications of the derivative include          matrices, and determinants. Other topics       Study
                                                 related rates, curve sketching, and maxi-       covered are vector spaces, inner product       This course provides the opportunity
MATH115 Pre-Calculus                             mum/minimum problems. Basic rules               spaces, linear transformations, eigenval-      for an independent, in-depth research
This course completes the student’s prep-        for integration are introduced, including       ues, and eigenvectors. Also introduced is      project. Credits are assigned based on
aration for calculus. Polynomial, rational,      the method of substitution. The definite                                                       the complexity and depth of the research
                                                                                                 the Gram-Schmidt orthonormalization
composite, inverse, exponential and loga-        integral is then applied to finding the area                                                   project, which must be pre-approved by
                                                                                                 process, and Least Squares and Fourier
rithmic functions are covered in detail.         under and between curves. A graphing                                                           the department chair.
                                                                                                 approximations. The course is divided
Other topics include polynomial division,        calculator is required.                                                                        Credit: 1-6
                                                                                                 between lecture and hands-on work in
partial fractions, conic sections (parabola,     Credit: 4                                                                                      Prerequisite: Approval
                                                                                                 a computer lab using a symbolic math
circles, ellipses), sequences, series, and       Prerequisite: MATH115 or Placement              software package.
parametric equations. A graphing calcula-                                                                                                       MATH500 Foundations in Engineering
                                                                                                 Credit: 4
tor is required.                                 MATH202 Calculus II                                                                            Mathematics
Credit: 4                                                                                        Prerequisite: MATH201
                                                 The study of calculus is continued with                                                        This course provides an extensive
Prerequisite: MATH104 or Placement               the differentiation and integration of                                                         overview of relevant undergraduate
                                                                                                 MATH306 Computer Assisted
                                                 transcendental functions (exponential,          Statistics                                     mathematics required for the MSEE and
MATH143 Business Algebra                                                                                                                        MSCE programs. Topics include solu-
                                                 logarithmic, inverse trigonometric and          An elementary coverage of statistical tech-
This course provides students with a                                                                                                            tion of differential equations, probability
                                                 hyperbolic). Applications of the defi-          niques is augmented at each step with the
background in the quantitative tech-                                                                                                            theory, Laplace and Fourier transform
                                                 nite integral include finding volumes of        aid of a computer program for data process-
niques necessary to better operate in                                                                                                           theory and linear algebra.
                                                 solids of revolution by the disc and shell      ing and analysis in making inferences.
the business community. Specifically, it
                                                 methods, and the length of plane curves         Graphical presentation and statistical         Credit: 4
focuses on applied mathematical princi-
                                                 and surfaces of revolution. Integration         measures are studied, followed by basic        Prerequisite: MATH302
ples with a broad scope toward business
                                                 techniques include integration by parts,        probability concepts leading to binomial
applications. Topics include: solving linear
                                                 partial fractions, trigonometric substitu-      and normal distributions. Hypothesis test-     Medical (MEDA)
systems of equations; the mathematics of
                                                 tion, and use of tables and technology.         ing is applied to drawing inferences for one
finance, including simple and compound
interest, annuities, and amortization;           Additional topics covered are L’Hopital’s       and two population parameters.                 MEDA121 Medical Terminology I
basic probability; and an introduction to        Rule, improper integrals and Taylor series      Credit: 4                                      This course introduces the student to
the binomial distribution.                       polynomials. The course concludes with          Prerequisite: (MATH203 or MATH143),            the study of medical terms. The student
Credit: 4                                        an introduction to multivariable func-          (IT254 or Approval)                            studies medical terms and abbreviations
Prerequisite: MATH080 or Placement               tions, partial derivatives and double and                                                      specific to each body system. Knowledge
                                                 triple integrals. A graphing calculator is      MATH366 Probability and Statistics             of prefixes, roots, combining forms,
MATH200 Discrete Mathematics                     required.                                       Introduces models used to establish            and suffixes is used to build the most
This course studies problems that involve        Credit: 5                                       probabilities of basic events and apply        frequently used medical terms.
finite or discrete data sets. This course will   Prerequisite: MATH201                           them to calculate the probabilities of         Credit: 4
familiarize the student with many math-                                                          more complex events. General methods
ematical notations. These notations are          MATH302 Differential Equations                  of calculating parameters of discrete and      MEDA122 Anatomy and Physiology I
used to represent the structure and prop-        In this course, methods are studied to          continuous distributions are learned and       This course introduces the student to the
erties of data, and then are used to help        solve differential equations and then           applied to problems. Several specific          study of the human organism in health
solve problems. Logic and set notation           to apply them to application problems.          discrete and continuous models are             and disease. Learning will be organized
forms a foundation and then other visual         Solution methods of specific types of first     studied to recognize their properties and      into units, which will include the major
representations are introduced. Many             order differential equations are followed       how to apply them.                             body systems, as well as drug and alcohol
algorithms are studied to find solutions,        by their application to voltage and current     Credit: 5                                      abuse.
and many techniques are shown to create          response in simple R-L and R-C circuits.        Prerequisite: MATH202, CS104                   Credit: 4
structure for data storage or information        Solution methods for solving higher order
retrieval. Examples of tools include truth       linear differential equations are followed      MATH476 Quantitative Decision-                 MEDA123 Medical Office
tables, Venn diagrams, Big-Oh functions,         by their application to predicting the          Making                                         Management
graphs, trees, paths, and matrix nota-           motion of masses under free and damped          This course introduces methods to              This course teaches the student to
tion. A final part of this course answers        conditions. Analogous electronic filter and     formulate various mathematical models          perform manual and electronic activities
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of today’s medical office, including sched-   MEDA211 and presents the theory and            Credit: 1-6                                   MGMT507D Statistics
uling appointments, setting up files, and     practical components relating to clinical      Prerequisite: Approval                        This course provides a thorough foun-
maintaining patient records.                  procedures performed in the physician’s                                                      dation in the concepts of statistical
Credit: 4                                     office.                                        Management (MGMT)                             methodology used in management
                                              Credit: 4                                                                                    decision-making. The focus will be on
MEDA131 Medical Terminology II                Prerequisite: MEDA211                          MGMT507 Foundations in Business               practical applications of descriptive and
This course continues the study of medi-                                                     Administration                                inferential statistics as used in decision
cal terms and abbreviations specific to       MEDA222 First Aid and Safety                   These courses provide a thorough              analysis.
each body system.                             This is a First Responder course in emer-      foundation in the concepts of financial       Credit: 1
Credit: 4                                     gency care of injuries and illness. The        accounting, financial management,
Prerequisite: MEDA121                         course will focus on recognizing both          managerial economics and statistical          MGMT600 Applied Managerial
                                              medical and traumatic emergencies. It          methodology used in modern manage-            Decision-Making
MEDA132 Anatomy and Physiology II             will include the first responder’s course      ment decision-making. The focus is on         This course emphasizes the practical
This course is a continuation of              of action for appropriate treatment.           understanding financial accounting state-     application of descriptive and inferential
MEDA122. The emphasis will be on              Credit: 4                                      ments, applying common principles of          statistics to decisions made in a mana-
prevention, etiology, signs and symptoms,                                                    management accounting, conducting             gerial role. The following subjects are
diagnostic and treatment practices, and       MEDA223 Pharmacology                           financial analysis, determining project       addressed in the course: data summariza-
prognosis of disease.                         This course focuses on drug names              selection, formulating capital structure      tion and presentation, data analysis, tests
Credit: 4                                     and drug interactions within the body.         and preparing capital budgets. Demand,        of hypotheses, discrete and continuous
Prerequisite: MEDA122                         Emphasis is placed on computations of          cost and supply concepts from a business      distributions, estimation theory, simple
                                              dosages and basic knowledge of drugs           perspective are included, as well as an       and multiple correlation and regression,
MEDA133 Insurance, Coding and                 used according to system disorders.            introduction to practical applications of     analysis of variance, multivariate statis-
Billing                                       Credit: 4                                      descriptive and inferential statistics used   tics and non-parametric methods. The
This course provides training in the          Prerequisite: MEDA131, MEDA132                 in decision analysis. The course assumes      student will apply the knowledge learned
manual and electronic preparation of                                                         no prior knowledge of these areas and         by completing a data aggregation and
medical billing, the health insurance         MEDA231 Medical Transcription                  serves as an excellent refresher course       reduction exercise report and by accom-
claims process, and ICD-9-CM and CPT          This course is designed to help the student    for people with some familiarity with         plishing a research report summarizing an
coding.                                       build proficiency with medical terminol-       these topics. They are organized as a         application of applied statistics from either
Credit: 4                                     ogy, case history and to gain experience       set of self-paced, one-credit modules. A      academic or professional literature.
                                              transcribing medical material. Students        self-assessment determines the need for       Credit: 4
MEDA134 Medical Law and Ethics                are required to transcribe authentic physi-    each of the modules below.                    Prerequisite: MGMT507D or Approval
Medical law and ethics are studied so         cian-dictated medical reports organized        Credit: 4
that the student is aware of the basic        by body system or medical specialty.                                                         MGMT604 Organizational Behavior
legal relationship between the physician      Credit: 4                                      MGMT507A Accounting                           After this course the student will be able
and the patient, and the nature of the        Prerequisite: MEDA212, MEDA221,                This course provides a thorough foun-         to help potential managers deal effectively
allied health professional’s responsibility   MEDA223                                        dation in the concepts of financial and       with the human element in organiza-
in regard to those relationships.                                                            managerial accounting. The focus will be      tions. It examines causes of human
Credit: 4                                     MEDA232 Externship                             on understanding financial accounting         behavior and how it affects management
                                              This clinical course provides experience       statements, applying common principles        challenges such as communication, deci-
MEDA211 Clinical Skills I                     in a selected physician’s office or health-    of financial and management account-          sion-making, leadership and motivation.
This course presents the theory and prac-     care facility. The medical assisting student   ing and conducting accounting focused         The course is oriented towards team and
tical components relating to Universal        will gain experience in administrative and     financial analysis.                           project-based organizations and builds
precautions, OSHA and CLIA regulations,       clinical duties. The student is supervised     Credit: 1                                     knowledge and skills to successfully oper-
aseptic technique, instrumentation, vital     and evaluated by qualified medical                                                           ate in contemporary organizations. As a
signs, patient preparation, and assisting     personnel.                                     MGMT507B Finance                              class, students will reflect on both our
the physician with examinations.              Credit: 4                                      This course provides a thorough foun-         experience in organizations (companies)
Credit: 4                                     Prerequisite: Approval                         dation in the concepts of financial           and as an organization (the class).
Prerequisite: MEDA131, MEDA132                                                               management, used in management                Credit: 4
                                              MEDA295 Advanced Research and                  decision-making. The focus will be on
MEDA212 Medical Laboratory                    Study in Medical Assisting                     the application of finance principles to      MGMT608 Managing e-Business
Procedures                                    This course is an independent in-depth         financial analysis, capital budgeting         This course provides the student with an
This course is a clinical laboratory course   research project. Credits are assigned         decisions, and the capital structure of       understanding of the tools, skills, busi-
designed to instruct medical assisting        based on the complexity and depth of           the corporation.                              ness concepts and social issues that
students in the collection and handling       the research project, which must be pre-       Credit: 1                                     surround the emergence of e-Business.
of specimens, recognition of normal test      approved by the department chair.                                                            It examines the resulting transformation
values, and the performance and quality       Credit: 1-6                                    MGMT507C Economics                            of business organizations and the global
control of tests common to a physician’s      Prerequisite: Approval                         This course provides a thorough foun-         economy and takes a strategic and orga-
office.                                                                                      dation in the concepts of management          nizational perspective instead of focusing
Credit: 4                                     MEDA299 Special Topics in Medical              economics used in management deci-            on narrow technological and design
Prerequisite: MEDA131, MEDA132                Assisting                                      sion-making. The focus will be on the         issues. Investigations will be done on
                                              This course addresses issues of current        application of demand and supply, and         how technology and e-commerce strat-
MEDA221 Clinical Skills II                    interest. Course content will vary as deter-   cost concepts from an economic viewpoint      egies are being used, and will explore
This clinical course is a continuation of     mined by student interest and evolution        as used in business decision-making.          the applicability of accepted business
                                              of the discipline.                             Credit: 1                                     practices in an e-Business environment.
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Additionally, the course examines the         basic guidelines for reading, designing,        to the solution of a practical problem.        ability to write in a style consistent with
legal and regulatory issues (safeguarding     conducting, assessing, analyzing, inter-        Credit: 3                                      the expectations of the target audience
of intellectual property rights, acceptable   preting, and evaluating quantitative and                                                       for the project. Upon completion, each
use policies and legal liabilities) associ-   qualitative research studies. Students will     MGMT805 Classic and Contemporary               project (which may span two or more
ated with e-Business. Case studies are        design and conduct a study of a technol-        Management Theory                              research and writing courses) is reviewed
used to investigate successful and unsuc-     ogy delivered and/or integrated lesson,         The purpose of this course is to develop       by the faculty mentor and two additional
cessful e-Business practices.                 report and evaluate the results, and evalu-     practitioner scholars. Through extensive       faculty members and is graded on a
Credit: 4                                     ate the project.                                readings in Organizational Behavior,           satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade
                                              Credit: 4                                       Organization Theory and Strategy               of “satisfactory” certifies that the project
MGMT623 Public Administration                                                                 students will develop critical reflection      has been judged as being of publishable
This course covers the system structure       MGMT697 Advanced Research and                   in the context of action. Building from        quality, applying management knowledge
overlay and develops the framework for        Study in Management                             historical foundations in the field of orga-   to the solution of a practical problem.
day-to-day operations in the criminal         This course is an independent in-depth          nizational studies, students will enter        Credit: 3
justice system: tracking key metrics,         research and/or study of an area of             into examination and conversations with
planning, marshalling resources, execut-      student interest. It requires a research or     a wide variety of contemporary manage-         MGMT815 Qualitative and
ing objectives and assessing quality.         study plan usable as a master’s elective        ment thinkers and researchers.                 Ethnographic Methods
Credit: 4                                     in management.                                  Credit: 5                                      Instills and examines the fundamen-
                                              Credit: 1-6                                                                                    tal principles of inquiry through active
MGMT635 Grants and Contracts                  Prerequisite: Approval                          MGMT806 Research and Writing II                experimentation with ethnographic and
In this course, the student will cover                                                        This course is one of a series of twelve       quasi-ethnographic methods. Analysis of
proposal and grant writing preparation        MGMT699 Special Topics in                       research and writing courses that result       ethnographic descriptions and data via live,
from groundwork to the final analysis of      Management                                      in publishable projects. The projects are      large datasets using automated methods.
the finished product. Practical guidance      This course addresses issues of current         selected by the student in consultation        Credit: 5
is given on how to construct a realistic      interest in management. Course topics           with a faculty mentor and two readers.
proposal and how to respond to a call for     will vary as determined by student inter-       The project is intended to demonstrate an      MGMT816 Research and Writing IV
contracts from federal or state agencies.     est and evolution of the discipline.            increasing mastery of an area of expertise     This course is one of a series of twelve
Developing public relations and forming       Credit: 1-6                                     within management and demonstrate the          research and writing courses that result
relationships with media are also an impor-   Prerequisite: Approval                          ability to write in a style consistent with    in publishable projects. The projects are
tant part of successful appropriations.                                                       the expectations of the target audience        selected by the student in consultation
Credit: 4                                     MGMT800 Critical and Creative                   for the project. Upon completion, each         with a faculty mentor and two readers.
                                              Thinking                                        project (which may span two or more            The project is intended to demonstrate an
MGMT638 Transforming the                      Explores and develops the student as a          research and writing courses) is reviewed      increasing mastery of an area of expertise
Enterprise with IT                            reflective practitioner of management.          by the faculty mentor and two additional       within management and demonstrate the
During this course the student will explore   Readings and discussion will concen-            faculty members and is graded on a             ability to write in a style consistent with
the managerial, organizational and busi-      trate on the development of creative,           satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade     the expectations of the target audience
ness implications of IT and e-Business.       critical, and strategic thinking skills.        of “satisfactory” certifies that the project   for the project. Upon completion, each
More importantly, the course focuses on       Understanding both argumentation and            has been judged as being of publishable        project (which may span two or more
how to leverage IT and align the tech-        developing a greater capacity for creativity,   quality, applying management knowledge         research and writing courses) is reviewed
nologies with the strategy, people and        students will actively engage in acts of        to the solution of a practical problem.        by the faculty mentor and two additional
organizational processes in order to gain     creative leadership which will continue         Credit: 3                                      faculty members and is graded on a
a competitive advantage. The course           throughout the program and culminate in                                                        satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade
examines strategic issues related to the      the leadership course in the third year.        MGMT810 Action Research                        of “satisfactory” certifies that the project
integration of technology in order to         Credit: 5                                       Action Research explores various methods       has been judged as being of publishable
support the value chain within a busi-                                                        and contexts for field research. Students      quality, applying management knowledge
ness. Fostering organizational change,        MGMT801 Research and Writing I                  will examine their historical experience       to the solution of a practical problem.
reengineering of business processes,          This course is one of a series of twelve        with research in a wide variety of forms,      Credit: 3
supply chain management, interme-             research and writing courses that result        understanding their personal biases
diation, and the role of e-Business in        in publishable projects. The projects are       and values in the process. Drawing on          MGMT820 Quantitative Methods
innovation processes, technology diffu-       selected by the student in consultation         readings and conversations with contem-        Students will learn fundamental
sion and knowledge management are             with a faculty mentor and two readers.          porary practitioner researchers, students      concepts of parametric and non-para-
explored. Organizational design and the       The project is intended to demonstrate an       will explore and practice methods in           metric statistics and develop a thorough
interrelationships among business func-       increasing mastery of an area of expertise      greater detail through participation in live   understanding of the primary theorems of
tions will also be examined. Concepts and     within management and demonstrate the           interventions.                                 statistics. The course covers measures of
principles from e-Business models will be     ability to write in a style consistent with     Credit: 5                                      central tendency, various forms of prob-
used to develop a thorough understand-        the expectations of the target audience                                                        ability, ANOVA, and GLM. Exploration of
ing of the methods that are central to the    for the project. Upon completion, each          MGMT811 Research and Writing III               multivariate statistics will be practiced via
development and implementation of stra-       project (which may span two or more             This course is one of a series of twelve       large datasets in live research projects.
tegic and structural alternatives.            research and writing courses) is reviewed       research and writing courses that result       Particular attention is given to scale &
Credit: 4                                     by the faculty mentor and two additional        in publishable projects. The projects are      survey development.
                                              faculty members and is graded on a              selected by the student in consultation        Credit: 5
MGMT650 Applied Research Design               satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade      with a faculty mentor and two readers.
and Methods                                   of “satisfactory” certifies that the project    The project is intended to demonstrate an      MGMT821 Research and Writing V
This course examines the nature of            has been judged as being of publishable         increasing mastery of an area of expertise     This course is one of a series of twelve
the research process and presents             quality, applying management knowledge          within management and demonstrate the          research and writing courses that result
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in publishable projects. The projects are      socio-technical systems from the global        within management and demonstrate the            increasing mastery of an area of expertise
selected by the student in consultation        perspectives including; Eastern, Western,      ability to write in a style consistent with      within management and demonstrate the
with a faculty mentor and two readers.         and indigenous approaches to appropriate       the expectations of the target audience          ability to write in a style consistent with
The project is intended to demonstrate an      technology, students will also look at moral   for the project. Upon completion, each           the expectations of the target audience
increasing mastery of an area of expertise     dilemmas and choices in organizational         project (which may span two or more              for the project. Upon completion, each
within management and demonstrate the          life and professional careers. Examines        research and writing courses) is reviewed        project (which may span two or more
ability to write in a style consistent with    how one can build or contribute to the         by the faculty mentor and two additional         research and writing courses) is reviewed
the expectations of the target audience        development of the good, true and beauti-      faculty members and is graded on a               by the faculty mentor and two additional
for the project. Upon completion, each         ful in organizations and careers.              satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade       faculty members and is graded on a
project (which may span two or more            Credit: 5                                      of “satisfactory” certifies that the project     satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade
research and writing courses) is reviewed                                                     has been judged as being of publishable          of “satisfactory” certifies that the project
by the faculty mentor and two additional       MGMT831 Research and Writing VII               quality, applying management knowledge           has been judged as being of publishable
faculty members and is graded on a             This course is one of a series of twelve       to the solution of a practical problem.          quality, applying management knowledge
satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade     research and writing courses that result       Credit: 3                                        to the solution of a practical problem.
of “satisfactory” certifies that the project   in publishable projects. The projects are                                                       Credit: 3
has been judged as being of publishable        selected by the student in consultation        MGMT840 Leadership
quality, applying management knowledge         with a faculty mentor and two readers.         This is an active course in leadership,          MGMT850 Strategic Organization
to the solution of a practical problem.        The project is intended to demonstrate an      building on critical and creative thinking.      Design
Credit: 3                                      increasing mastery of an area of expertise     Students will be expected to build and           As leaders in their organization, students
                                               within management and demonstrate the          develop their leadership with new doctoral       will learn various methods and techniques
MGMT825 Research Methods &                     ability to write in a style consistent with    students via cooperative research projects       of analysis and design, including methods
Design                                         the expectations of the target audience        and programs of research.                        of organizational change. They will exam-
This course is an examination of ‘full         for the project. Upon completion, each         Credit: 5                                        ine the nature of ‘clicks & bricks’ as well
cycle research’ starting with a qualita-       project (which may span two or more                                                             as ‘make or buy’ decisions in outsourcing
tive examination of an organizational          research and writing courses) is reviewed      MGMT841 Research and Writing IX                  products and services.
phenomenon and then addressing how             by the faculty mentor and two additional       This course is one of a series of twelve         Credit: 5
to measure it via survey, experiments, or      faculty members and is graded on a             research and writing courses that result
other designs. It concludes with issues        satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade     in publishable projects. The projects are        MGMT851 Research and Writing XI
of verification and implementation based       of “satisfactory” certifies that the project   selected by the student in consultation          This course is one of a series of twelve
on the outcome of the quantitative phase.      has been judged as being of publishable        with a faculty mentor and two readers.           research and writing courses that result
Also focuses on scale development skills       quality, applying management knowledge         The project is intended to demonstrate an        in publishable projects. The projects are
involving reliability and validity measures,   to the solution of a practical problem.        increasing mastery of an area of expertise       selected by the student in consultation
as well as confirmatory factor analysis,       Credit: 3                                      within management and demonstrate the            with a faculty mentor and two readers.
and issues of survey development and                                                          ability to write in a style consistent with      The project is intended to demonstrate an
implementation.                                MGMT835 Process Consulting and                 the expectations of the target audience          increasing mastery of an area of expertise
Credit: 5                                      Intervention                                   for the project. Upon completion, each           within management and demonstrate the
                                               Starting with readings from classic authors,   project (which may span two or more              ability to write in a style consistent with
MGMT826 Research and Writing VI                students will develop the models and think-    research and writing courses) is reviewed        the expectations of the target audience
This is one of a series of twelve research     ing behind process interventions and tacit     by the faculty mentor and two additional         for the project. Upon completion, each
and writing courses that result in publish-    skill development of self-as-instrument.       faculty members and is graded on a               project (which may span two or more
able projects. The projects are selected by    They will also explore various methods and     satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade       research and writing courses) is reviewed
the student in consultation with a faculty     techniques of consulting through active        of “satisfactory” certifies that the project     by the faculty mentor and two additional
mentor and two readers. The project is         conversations with practicing consultants.     has been judged as being of publishable          faculty members and is graded on a
intended to demonstrate an increasing          The course covers the use of quantitative      quality, applying management knowledge           satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade
mastery of an area of expertise within         and qualitative methods to provide feed-       to the solution of a practical problem.          of “satisfactory” certifies that the project
management and demonstrate the abil-           back and guidance in the management            Credit: 3                                        has been judged as being of publishable
ity to write in a style consistent with the    and leadership of organizations. Finally,                                                       quality, applying management knowledge
expectations of the target audience for the    students will be involved in live inter-       MGMT845 Strategic Thinking                       to the solution of a practical problem.
project. Upon completion, each project         ventions in organization from entry and        Develops and expands students’ ability to        Credit: 3
(which may span two or more research           planning through delivery and follow-up.       think strategically. This will involve various
and writing courses) is reviewed by the        These will start with basic interventions      typologies and methods of exploration and        MGMT855 Futuring and Innovation
faculty mentor and two additional faculty      such as interview and feedback/action          an examination of heuristics and biases.         This course develops skills in futuring via
members and is graded on a satisfactory/       planning to Future Search, Appreciative        Students will develop the capacity for           Delphi, Future Search, scenario building
unsatisfactory basis. A grade of “satisfac-    Inquiry and related techniques.                concurrent action and ‘birds-eye’ perspec-       and other techniques. Students will talk
tory” certifies that the project has been      Credit: 5                                      tives of ongoing organizational activity.        with futurists and futures organizations,
judged as being of publishable quality,                                                       Credit: 5                                        becoming involved in the World Futures
applying management knowledge to the           MGMT836 Research and Writing VIII                                                               Society and tech trending with leading
solution of a practical problem.               This course is one of a series of twelve       MGMT846 Research and Writing X                   electronics and aerospace companies.
Credit: 3                                      research and writing courses that result       This course is one of a series of twelve         They will develop a socio-technology plan
                                               in publishable projects. The projects are      research and writing courses that result         for the future of the organization and will
MGMT830 Philosophy of Science,                 selected by the student in consultation        in publishable projects. The projects are        also look at formal models of innovation
Values, and Ethics                             with a faculty mentor and two readers.         selected by the student in consultation          and diffusion of innovation.
Starting with classic readings, and supple-    The project is intended to demonstrate an      with a faculty mentor and two readers.           Credit: 5
mented by contemporary readings in             increasing mastery of an area of expertise     The project is intended to demonstrate an

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MGMT856 Research and Writing XII                porary marketing through the discussion       MKTG420 Integrated Marketing                  MKTG630 Applied Managerial
This course is the last of a series of twelve   of theoretical and practical aspects of       Strategies                                    Marketing
research and writing courses that result        modern marketing management. Web-             Students will explore the nature and          This course emphasizes the applica-
in publishable projects. The projects are       based marketing is also analyzed and          scope of sales promotion through both         tion of marketing concepts, tools and
selected by the student in consultation         incorporated. The concepts, techniques        direct and media marketing. It includes       the decision-making processes middle
with a faculty mentor and two readers.          and vocabulary are introduced. These          an examination of the planning, budget-       managers use in developing marketing
The project is intended to demonstrate an       concepts integrate the 4 P’s of market-       ing and implementation of an integrated       plans, programs and strategies. It addi-
increasing mastery of an area of expertise      ing: Product, Price, Place and Promotion.     marketing strategy.                           tionally examines, within the marketing
within management and demonstrate the           Emphasis is on consumer behavior and          Credit: 4                                     strategy framework, market analysis and
ability to write in a style consistent with     customer satisfaction.                        Prerequisite: MKTG301                         measurement, profitability and produc-
the expectations of the target audience         Credit: 4                                                                                   tivity analysis, product development,
for the project. Upon completion, each          Prerequisite: BADM201                         MKTG422 Direct Marketing                      promotion and pricing strategies, the
project (which may span two or more                                                           The nature and scope of sales promo-          logistics systems approach and the
research and writing courses) is reviewed       MKTG310 Sales Management                      tion and direct marketing, and their roles    marketing plan. The student will apply
by the faculty mentor and two additional        Sales management covers the vital area        within the marketing function, are exam-      the knowledge learned by structuring and
faculty members and is graded on a              of managing a successful sales force.         ined. Planning, administration, control       presenting to the class a practical strategic
satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. A grade      Areas of study and application include        mechanisms and testing are among the          marketing plan.
of “satisfactory” certifies that the project    recruitment of sales personnel that fit the   topics considered.                            Credit: 4
has been judged as being of publishable         organizational culture. The subsequent        Credit: 4
quality, applying management knowledge          management, motivation and compen-            Prerequisite: MKTG301                         MKTG699 Special Topics in Marketing
to the solution of a practical problem.         sation issues of the sales force are also                                                   This course addresses issues of current
Credit: 3                                       considered and evaluated.                     MKTG495 Advanced Research and                 interest in marketing. Course content will
                                                Credit: 4                                     Study                                         vary as determined by student interest
Marketing (MKTG)                                Prerequisite: MKTG301                         This is an independent in-depth research      and evolution of the discipline.
                                                                                              project. Credits are assigned based on the    Credit: 1-6
MKTG099 Special Topics in Marketing             MKTG320 Advertising and Public                complexity and depth of the research proj-    Prerequisite: Approval
This course addresses issues of current         Relations                                     ect, which must be pre-approved by the
interest in marketing. Course content           This course explores advertising and          department chair.                             Nursing (NRSG)
will vary as determined by student inter-       public relations. Specific topics covered     Credit: 1-6
est and evolution of the discipline. This       include the planning, creation and use of     Prerequisite: Approval                        NRSG201 Human Growth and
course cannot be used to satisfy any            these communication tools from the point                                                    Development*
degree requirements.                            of view of management and the market.         MKTG499 Special Topics in Marketing           Nurses must have a current and thor-
Credit: 4                                       Credit: 4                                     This course addresses issues of current       ough knowledge base in normal human
                                                Prerequisite: MKTG301                         interest in marketing. Course content will    growth and development to function
MKTG110 Salesmanship                                                                          vary as determined by student interest        effectively in a demanding, multidisci-
This course examines the role of the sales      MKTG330 Marketing Research                    and evolution of the discipline.              plinary healthcare setting. This course
function and techniques necessary for           This course covers aspects of desk and        Credit: 1-6                                   examines developmental anatomy,
the successful selling of both tangibles        field research, from the selection and        Prerequisite: Approval                        physiological, psychosocial, emotional
and intangibles (goods and services).           briefing of research specialists, to survey                                                 and spiritual development across the life
Emphasis is placed on communication             and questionnaire design, through anal-       MKTG628 Marketing in the Digital              cycle. Wellness and illness needs, health
skills necessary to manage relationships        ysis and interpretation of results. Also      Age                                           promotion, self-care and transcultural
for personal influence.                         included are research report construction     This course explores how e-Business           considerations are examined for infants,
Credit 4                                        and reporting.                                is transforming traditional marketing         children, adolescents, pregnant females,
                                                Credit: 4                                     concepts and functions, and examines          and aging adults.
MKTG199 Special Topics in Marketing             Prerequisite: MKTG301                         the advantages and disadvantages of           Credit: 4
This course addresses issues of current                                                       digital age marketing. It focuses on how
in marketing. Course content will vary as       MKTG399 Special Topics in Marketing           businesses are capitalizing on the conver-    *Indicates a 200 level nursing course that
determined by student interest and evolu-       This course addresses issues of current       gence of media in order to increase or        is part of the admission requirements.
tion of the discipline.                         interest in marketing. Course content will    create their market presence. Products,
Credit: 1-6                                     vary as determined by student interest        services and information-based marketing      NRSG301 Nutrition and Diet Therapy
Prerequisite: Approval                          and evolution of the discipline.              strategies, including business-to-business    The focus of this course is on the impact
                                                Credit: 1-6                                   and business-to-consumer models, are          of nutrition on health promotion, support,
MKTG299 Special Topics in Marketing             Prerequisite: Approval                        explored. Topics include e-tailers, brand     and restoration. Nutritional therapy in the
This course addresses issues of current                                                       development, marketing mix for the            treatment of diseases and cultural influ-
interest in marketing. Course content will      MKTG410 Consumer Behavior                     Internet, advertising, competition and        ences will be integrated throughout the
vary as determined by student interest          Students will study the behavior exhibited    pricing implications, consumer behavior       course. Changes in nutritional needs
and evolution of the discipline.                by consumers as they search, evaluate         and demographic changes, interactive          throughout the lifespan will be included.
Credit: 1-6                                     and purchase goods and services. Post-        strategies, intelligent information agents,   Credit: 4
Prerequisite: Approval                          purchase behavior and techniques for          consumer service, implementation,
                                                applying research findings to business        fulfillment, distribution channels and        NRSG302 Health Assessment
MKTG301 Introduction to Marketing               strategy are also covered.                    measuring results. Successful business        Health histories and physical and mental
This course is designed to introduce            Credit: 4                                     models will be examined.                      status examinations are conducted using
students to the fundamentals of contem-         Prerequisite: MKTG301                         Credit: 4                                     professional interviewing and psychomo-
                                                                                              Prerequisite: Approval                        tor skills. A holistic assessment focus is
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used across the lifespan. Health patterns     with care as the central phenomenon              forensic nurse in investigative sciences        teacher or mentor, the student will plan
or problems are identified and findings are   to promote health and well-being. This           and victim advocacy. The forensic nurse         and implement a project that will enhance
documented as a basis for nursing and         course is designed to help students learn        will learn about crime scene investiga-         nursing/healthcare service to specific
medical interventions. Lab hours reflect      about culture care beliefs, values and           tion, evidence collection techniques,           clients in the community. Students should
demonstration-return demonstration time       practices in specific cultures and subcul-       toxicology, DNA testing of evidence, blunt      expect to invest a minimum of 1 hour per
and do not indicate practice time.            tures. In addition, the student learns how       and sharp injuries, bite injuries, gunshot      week on the project.
Credit: 4                                     to assess the culture care differences of        wounds, domestic and sexual violence,           Credit: 2
                                              and similarities among cultures to provide       and death investigation. Extensive cover-       Prerequisite: NRSG406
NRSG303 Community Nursing/                    culturally congruent and competent nurs-         age of legal standards and practices,
Vulnerable Populations                        ing care.                                        including testifying, forensic nursing and      NRSG481 Nursing Capstone
Community-based nursing focuses               Credit: 2                                        law enforcement, and international law          Senior project/proposal designed to inte-
on nursing practice that is delivered                                                          will be included.                               grate and apply the various concepts,
where the individual or family lives,         NRSG401 Legal Nurse Consulting                   Credit: 4                                       theories and dynamics of Nursing course-
works or attends school. The emphasis         This course provides foundational informa-       Prerequisite: Senior status                     work.
of community nursing is on vulner-            tion for a career in legal nurse consulting.                                                     Credit: 4
able populations with acute or chronic        The course teaches legal concepts for            NRSG405 Certifications: ACLS, PALS,             Prerequisite: Approval
health problems and is comprehensive,         the nurse to advise law firms, healthcare        TNCC
coordinated and ongoing. Students             providers, insurance companies and               In today’s society, healthcare institutions     Public Administration (PBAD)
will observe vulnerable populations in        government agencies regarding nursing            and rural and urban communities expect
the community to identify nursing and         and medically related issues or to appear        nurses to be proficient in pre-hospital         PBAD200 American Government
healthcare needs that may exist.              in court as an expert witness. The role of       and hospital management of pediatric            This course provides the student with
Credit: 4                                     the legal nurse consultant is focused on         and adult emergencies. This course is           an overview of the framework and basic
                                              personal injuries, wrongful death, mental        designed for use by healthcare profession-      functions of the various branches of govern-
NRSG304 Pathophysiology                       capacity, workers’ compensation, medical         als who are preparing for certification in      ment, the role of politics in democracy, and
Pathophysiological concepts and condi-        malpractice, toxic torts, product liability or   ACLS, PALS, and TNCC. This interactive          the relationship of government and public
tions that are relevant to the care of        emotional distress. This course does not         computer and on-site laboratory program         policy. Students will also consider the simi-
individuals throughout the lifespan are       prepare the nurse to practice law.               simulates emergency cases in a variety          larities and differences between national,
the focus of this course. Physiological       Credit: 4                                        of settings and is ideal for reviewing diffi-   state, and local governments.
mechanisms to compensate for patho-                                                            cult concepts, practice skills, advanced        Credit: 4
physiological alterations are investigated.   NRSG402 Research                                 airways, electrical therapy, algorithms of      Prerequisite: None
Abnormal body functions and disease           This research course is designed to              emergency cardiovascular care and prep-
states are explored.                          acquaint the student with the scientific         aration for tests. Students should expect to    PBAD201 Public Administration
Credit: 4                                     research process. The course focuses on          invest sufficient time in the lab to assure     This course provides an introduction to
                                              advanced scholarly activities in the use         successful completion of all required           the field of public administration. The
NRSG305 Management of Critical                of and rigor in planning nursing research.       return demonstrations. Time in the lab          course is focused on the structure, func-
Health Issues                                 Emphasis is placed on literature review          will vary based on RN experience and            tions and processes of the executive
In this course, nurses learn to make          and steps in developing a research               previous ACLS, PALS, and TNCC courses.          branch, agencies of national, state and
patient care decisions based on scientific    proposal for a pilot study. Ethical dimen-       A copy of the student’s current CPR card        local governments with an emphasis on
evidence while demonstrating efficiency,      sions of nursing or medical research are         must be submitted to the instructor prior       nonprofit organizations as co-actors with
cost effectiveness and quality of care.       examined.                                        to enrolling in the course.                     government in the policy-making/policy-
Critical Care Nursing Standards, nursing’s    Credit: 4                                        Credit: 4                                       implementation area.
unique role in critical care, and outcome     Prerequisite: Senior Status                      Prerequisite: RN, MD or EMT                     Credit: 4
criteria are examined in the real world of                                                                                                     Prerequisite: PBAD200
Critical Care Nursing.                        NRSG403 Public Health Science/                   NRSG406 Seminar I
Credit: 4                                     Homeland Security                                This course provides an opportunity for the     PBAD 299 Special Topics in Public
                                              Specialization in Public Health is an            nursing student to synthesize and integrate     Administration
NRSG306 Professional Nursing                  opportunity and challenge for nurses who         knowledge from nursing, business, behav-        This course addresses issues of current
Practice                                      will grapple with designing new ways to          ioral and life sciences, management and         interest in public administration. Course
New and emerging issues reviewed in this      improve the health of Americans and              diverse service professions. The student        content will vary as determined by student
course will challenge students to examine     populations internationally. This course         will plan and implement a project under         interest and evolution of the discipline.
futuristic leadership. The complex issues     is designed to raise the consciousness of        the guidance of a master teacher or mentor.     Credit: 1-6
of changing ethical/legal concerns, patient   nurses to the emergence of modern-day            Students should expect to invest a mini-        Prerequisite: Approval
and nurse safety, the nursing shortage,       epidemics, biological threats, increasing        mum of 1 hour per week on a project that
quality patient care, advanced technology,    vulnerable populations and the complex           will enhance nursing/healthcare service to      PBAD301 Grant Writing Basics
evolving nursing education and practice       challenges that these issues present to the      specific clients in the community.              Students in this course will learn the
trends, and threats of terrorism will be      health-care team. Students will observe          Credit: 2                                       essential skills of researching a proposal,
examined. Students in this course will be     Public Health activities at the state or         Prerequisite: Senior status                     identifying stakeholders, incorporating
challenged to contribute to the evolution     county level and identify the new role of                                                        the necessary drafting steps, and craft-
of an efficient nursing profession.           the nurse in Public Health and Homeland          NRSG407 Seminar II                              ing a perfect match between a funder’s
Credit: 4                                     Security.                                        This course continues the synthesis and         and solicitor’s needs. The course provides
                                              Credit: 4                                        integration of knowledge from nursing,          guidance on writing proposals for a variety
NRSG400 Transcultural Nursing                                                                  business, behavioral and life sciences,         of types of organizations.
This is an introductory undergraduate         NRSG404 Forensic Nursing                         management and diverse service profes-          Credit: 4
course focused on transcultural nursing       This course focuses on the role of the           sions. Under the guidance of a master           Prerequisite: ENGL112
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                                                                                                 This course addresses issues of current         PHY350 Solid State Physics
PBAD311 Shaping Public Policy:                    PBAD441 Public Policy Analysis:                interest in public administration. Course       This course introduces basic physics
Politics and the Legislative Process              Concepts and Practice                          content will vary as determined by student      and principles of operation of the major
Students in this course will explore and          Students will use a multi-disciplinary         interest and evolution of the discipline.       semiconductor devices used in solid state
analyze the dynamics of state legislatures        approach to public policy analysis using       Credit: 1-6                                     circuits, including the diode, the bipolar
and Congress in this comprehensive study          theories, concepts, and methods to inte-       Prerequisite: Approval                          junction transistor and the field effect
of the legislative process as it relates to the   grate theory and practice. This course                                                         transistor. The course extends concepts
creation and funding of public policy and         provides reality-based instructions for        Ethics (PHIL)                                   from basic physics to explain carrier
public institutions. The impact of political      conducting policy analysis through                                                             motion and the characteristic equations
parties, interest groups, and the legisla-        application of advanced analytical tech-       PHIL310 Ethics                                  for these devices.
tive oversight of bureaucracy are also            niques.                                        This course provides the student with an        Credit: 5
considered.                                       Credit: 4                                      understanding of ethical expectations and       Prerequisite: CHE105, PHY212,
Credit: 4                                         Prerequisite: PBAD411                          prepares the student to make decisions          EE331
Prerequisite: PBAD200                                                                            that are ethically correct and legal. The
                                                  PBAD450 Research Methods                       study of ethics includes the development        PHY495 Advanced Research and
PBAD321 Public Finance                            Students will examine the research             of ethical standards, prima facie obliga-       Study
PBAD321 introduces the student to the             process with a focus on the design of          tions, responsibilities, societal aims and      This course provides the opportunity
economic role of government by integrat-          research studies, literature review, and       professional codes of conduct. The course       for an independent, in-depth research
ing economic and public finance theory            research philosophy. Throughout the            will follow the aims of normative ethics.       project. Credits are assigned based on
to analyze policy problems and issues in          course students will integrate the skills      The student should expect to participate        the complexity and depth of the research
the public sector, identify funding sources       they acquire through the completion of         and become involved in case studies,            project, which must be pre-approved by
and how funds are allocated.                      various research/analytical projects.          hypothetical situations and discussions to      the department chair.
Credit: 4                                         Credit: 4                                      develop an attitude that is ethically accept-   Credit: 1-6
Prerequisite: ACCT201, ECON201,                   Prerequisite: MATH306, SOCL101                 able, as well as to practice the concepts       Prerequisite: Approval
PBAD200                                                                                          learned to aid in decision-making.
                                                  PBAD475 Internship                             Credit: 4                                       Project Management (PMGT)
PBAD 399 Special Topics in Public                 An internship in public administration         Prerequisites: ENGL112, (SOCL101 or
Administration                                    provides the student with the opportu-         PSYC100)                                        PMGT405 Project Management:
This course addresses issues of current           nity to work in the public sector under the                                                    Theory and Techniques
interest in public administration. Course         supervision of not-for-profit/government       Physics (PHY)                                   This course provides a brief theoreti-
content will vary as determined by student        professionals.                                                                                 cal overview of the discipline of project
interest and evolution of the discipline.         The student will synthesize the experi-        PHY211 Physics I — Mechanics                    management, coupled with an in-depth
Credit: 1-6                                       ence by completing weekly logs and             This is a calculus-based physics course         look at basic techniques project manag-
Prerequisite: Approval                            evaluations, and assignments designed          for the scientist or engineer. Topics           ers use to bring their projects in on
                                                  to complement the internship experience.       include linear and angular motion, forces,      schedule, within budget and according
PBAD401 Bureaucratic Power and                    Students will also create a portfolio of the   momentum, work, energy, and periodic            to specifications. It uses materials based
Politics                                          experience for future employment use.          motion.                                         on the PMBOK® (Guide to the Project
This course explores how institutional            Prerequisite: Approval                         Credit: 5                                       Management Body of Knowledge,
rules control internal decision-making in         Credit: 1-6                                    Prerequisite: MATH202                           published by the Project Management
modern public bureaucracies including                                                                                                            Institute, or PMI®). In addition, the
public agencies, nonprofit organizations,         PBAD481 Public Administration                  PHY212 Physics II — Heat, Light and             course develops the operational frame-
and private businesses. The external              Capstone                                       Sound                                           work of project management relating to
forces and political factors shaping              This course provides students, through         This is a calculus-based physics course         the project life cycle through project plan-
modern bureaucracies are also consid-             the design of a senior project, to integrate   for the scientist or engineer. Topics include   ning, execution and closure. It provides
ered along with an analytical framework           and apply the various concepts, theories,      wave motion, sound, heat, thermody-             the basis for the more advanced devel-
for examining the myths and realities of          and dynamics of public administration          namics, light, optics and an introduction       opment of project management skills
bureaucracies.                                    course work.                                   to the special theory of relativity.            in subsequent project management
Credit: 4                                         Credit: 4                                      Credit: 5                                       courses.
Prerequisite: PBAD201, PBAD311                    Prerequisite: PBAD441, PBAD450,                Prerequisite: PHY211                            Credit: 4
                                                  Approval                                                                                       Prerequisite: IT254, (MATH103 or
PBAD411 Administrative Law and the                                                               PHY340 Electromagnetics                         MATH143)
Adjudicatory Process                              PBAD495 Advanced Research and                  This course introduces concepts of elec-
PBAD411 introduces the student to the             Study in Public Administration                 tromagnetics that include electro- and          PMGT410 HR Project Management
elements of modern administrative law             This course offers students the opportu-       magneto-statics, Maxwell’s equations,           This course builds on the foundations of
and the rule of law in public adminis-            nity for an independent in-depth research      capacitance, inductance, dielectric and         HR management and project manage-
tration along with the problems public            project. Credits are assigned based on the     magnetic materials, and plane wave              ment and covers the three areas in the
managers face in administrative law               complexity and depth of the research proj-     propagation. Concepts are applied to            PMBOK® body of knowledge for project
processes and the interaction of law, poli-       ect, which must be pre-approved by the         practical applications in transmission          HR managers: organizational planning,
tics and administration. The student will         department chair.                              lines and antennas.                             staff acquisition and team development.
identify the formal administrative process        Credit: 1-6                                    Credit: 5                                       Within these areas, emphasis is given to
from agency rulemaking to administrative          Prerequisite: Approval                         Prerequisite: EE335                             management and behavioral theories
adjudications and judicial review.                                                                                                               that impact change, communication,
Credit: 4                                         PBAD499 Special Topics in Public                                                               motivation, stress, conflict, negotia-
Prerequisite: PBAD401                             Administration
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tion, leadership and politics in a project      research project. Credits are assigned          be set so that actual schedule and cost       Practical Nursing (PN)
management environment.                         based on the complexity and depth of            variances can be compared to the proj-
Credit: 4                                       the research project, which must be pre-        ect baseline, and corrective actions can      PN100 Personal and Vocational
Prerequisite: PMGT405                           approved by the department chair.               be developed to address the variances.        Concepts I
                                                Credit: 1-6                                     Specific topics include Gantt, PERT and       This course addresses the role of the
PMGT415 Project Risk Management                 Prerequisite: Approval                          milestone charts, critical path methods,      practical nurse as a member of the
This course offers study of risk manage-                                                        earned value techniques, present value        healthcare team, manager, and provider
ment in a business setting, with special        PMGT499 Special Topics in Project               and internal rates of return. Additional      of care within the nursing profession.
focus on the risk manager. It course covers     Management                                      topics including ways to communicate          Responsibilities of the practical nurse
non-speculative risks, with an emphasis         This course addresses issues of current         project status and develop contingency        regarding legal issues, sociocultural
on risk minimization, risk control and risk     interest in project management. Course          planning will be discussed.                   factors, religious preferences and patient
management.                                     content will vary as determined by student      Credit: 4                                     teaching duties will be reviewed from a
Credit: 4                                       interest and evolution of the discipline.                                                     healthcare perspective. Concepts related
Prerequisite: MATH306, IT254,                   Credit: 1-6                                     PMGT615 Contracting and                       to healthcare delivery models, delegation
PMGT405                                         Prerequisite: Approval                          Procurement in Project Management             of duties, communication, and decision-
                                                                                                This course includes writing, negotiating     making are explored.
PMGT426 Project Scheduling and                  PMGT600 Project Management                      and adhering to contracts, as well as legal   Credit: 1
Cost Management                                 Processes in Organizations                      and ethical considerations. Procurement,
This course explores the latest approaches,     This course emphasizes the development          including writing, clarifying and commu-      PN101 Fundamentals of Nursing I
methods and systems to ensure manage-           and integration of project management in        nicating specifications, is covered. There    The emphasis of this course is on learning
ment success under demanding cost,              organizations. The following subjects are       is an emphasis on contract administration     conceptual and psychomotor skills funda-
schedule and performance requirements.          examined from the project management            and dealing with subcontractors. Topics       mental to providing quality nursing care.
Conflict and risk management initiatives,       perspective: history and development            include bidding; types of bids (includ-       Experiences in the nursing laboratory
plus GANTT, PERT and CPM scheduling             of project management as a discipline,          ing RFPs, RFQs, IFBs, etc.); types of         will include demonstrations and return
methods, are included.                          integrating project management into             contracts, their respective purposes and      demonstrations of basic nursing skills.
Credit: 4                                       various organizational systems, strategic       their impact on risk; and project contract    Medical terminology will be incorporated
Prerequisite: MATH306, PMGT405                  planning, competitive technology, joint         negotiation. Changes in contracts and         into this course. Human Growth and
                                                ventures and human resources. The               methods to resolve disputes are included.     Development concepts and theories will
PMGT427 Contracts and                           course also provides a theoretical and          Contract types including fixed price, cost    be introduced in this course.
Procurement (same as LOG430)                    conceptual foundation for the remainder         plus, fixed fee, time and materials, etc.     Credit: 4
This course covers proposal prepara-            of the project management courses.              and writing clear Statements of Work are
tion, from pre-proposal groundwork to           Credit: 4                                       discussed.                                    PN102 Fundamentals of Nursing II
the client’s final analysis of the finished                                                     Credit: 4                                     The goal of this course is to provide theory
proposal. Key areas covered include how         PMGT605 Project Planning,                       Prerequisite: PMGT600                         and state-of-the-practice clinical skills that
to develop a proposal preparation manual        Execution and Closure                                                                         are vital to quality nursing care. The steps
and how to construct a realistic proposal       This course offers a practical approach         PMGT620 Risk and Quality                      of the nursing process will be used to plan
budget and schedule. Practical guidance         emphasizing the project phases and              Management in Project Management              the client’s care.
is included on the selection and organiza-      processes presented by such organi-             In this course the student will examine       Credit: 4
tion of the proposal team, evaluation of the    zations as the Project Management               ways of identifying, evaluating and miti-     Prerequisite: PN101, BIO141
relationship between contracts and propos-      Institute (PMI®) in their Guide to the          gating risk in projects. These techniques
als, differences between government and         Project Management Body of Knowledge            include statistical methods of analysis       PN103 Protective Function
private bidding, and technical aspects of       (PMBOK®). It will provide an overview           and decision-making relating to that          Throughout the Lifespan
designing and publishing the proposal.          of aspects related to the project life cycle    methodology. Risk impact analysis and         The emphasis of this course is on using
Credit: 4                                       and project management techniques that          contingency planning are discussed.           the nursing process to plan and provide
Prerequisite: PMGT405                           are used to manage projects that are on         Applications of some of these techniques      nursing care to individuals with alterations
                                                schedule, within budget and meet perfor-        to quality management are added, and          in immune and integumentary function.
PMGT466 Project Performance and                 mance criteria. The student will learn the      the student will gain some common tools       The influence of culture, spirituality, nutri-
Quality Assurance                               basic project management framework as           used to apply to this subject. Generally      tion, and nursing interventions on pain
This course emphasizes quality assur-           well as the preparation of a basic project      accepted subjects in quality management       perception will be investigated. Effective
ance concepts and principles within the         plan. Subsequent courses will focus on          are discussed, including total quality        communication in client teaching is high-
total quality management framework as           project management processes such as            management, continuous improvement            lighted.
applied both in the manufacturing and           scheduling, cost control, procurement           and ISO 14000 requirements.                   Credit: 4
services sector and in a project manage-        and contracting, and risk management.           Credit: 4                                     Prerequisite: PN100, PN101
ment context. It also studies the contractual   Credit: 4                                       Prerequisite: PMGT600
aspects of quality, statistical process         Prerequisite: PMGT600 or (PMGT610,                                                            PN104 Medical-Surgical Clinical I
control, process improvement, yield             SE600)                                          PMGT699 Special Topics in Project             This is the beginning clinical experi-
management, quality issues of incoming                                                          Management                                    ence for the practical nurse student.
material control and quality audits.            PMGT610 Schedule and Cost Control               This course addresses issues of current       The purpose of the clinical is to allow
Credit: 4                                       Techniques                                      interest in project management. Course        the student to practice the role of the
Prerequisite: Approval                          This course emphasizes a hands-on               content will vary as determined by student    practical nurse in the healthcare envi-
                                                approach to using project management            interest and evolution of the discipline.     ronment while under the supervision of
PMGT495 Advanced Research and                   tools to facilitate scheduling, estimating,     Credit: 1-6                                   a nursing instructor. Faculty will provide
Study in Project Management                     tracking and controlling the schedule, and      Prerequisite: Approval                        opportunities for the assessment and
This course is an independent in-depth          costs of the project. A project baseline will                                                 documentation of subjective and objec-
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tive client data. Basic nursing skills are     ment modalities are explored. Listening        opportunities for Practical Nurse students     PN118 Medical-Surgical Clinical IV
demonstrated in the acute, long-term, or       skills and therapeutic communication           to utilize the nursing process in caring       Practical Nurse students in this course will
rehabilitation care setting. Therapeutic       techniques are emphasized.                     for clients with alterations in regulatory,    provide hands on nursing care to clients
communication with the client, family,         Credit: 3                                      musculoskeletal, cognitive, and sensory        with an alteration in their digestive or
and healthcare team is emphasized.             Prerequisite: PN102                            function. Students become involved in the      elimination system. The nursing process
Confidentiality, time management, and                                                         management of client needs for a safe          will be utilized to provide individualized
the role of the practical nurse as a care      PN109 Mental Health Clinical                   environment, health promotion, growth          care for each client.
provider are practiced.                        The mental health clinical experience          and development, prevention of compli-         Credit: 2
Credit: 3                                      allows the practical nurse student to          cations, effective coping, pharmacological     Prerequisite: PN113, PN114
Prerequisite: PN100, PN101, BIO141             observe clients in a mental health treat-      therapies and quality nursing care.
                                               ment setting. In this context, students will   Credit: 4                                      PN119 Personal & Vocational
PN105 Pharmacology for Practical               observe the circumstances occurring to         Prerequisite: PN105, PN106, PN107              Concepts II
Nurses                                         people with a mental health disorder and                                                      This course addresses personal and
This course is an introduction to the          the vulnerable position in which they find     PN114 IV Therapy for the Practical             interpersonal relationships within the
administration of medications in the           themselves. Students will demonstrate          Nurse                                          nursing profession, including the role of
management of physiological and                therapeutic communication, ensure confi-       This course is designed to prepare             the Practical Nurse as a manager and
psychological disorders. Major drug            dentiality, and understand the limited role    Practical Nurse students to perform            provider of care. Concepts related to
classifications, nursing implications,         of the practical nurse in the mental health    limited intravenous fluid therapy utilizing    healthcare delivery models, delegation,
and representative drugs are discussed.        setting.                                       approved infection control procedures          communication, and decision-making
Principles of medication administration,       Credit: 1                                      and guidelines set forth by the Missouri       are explored. Resume development and
dosage calculations, ethical/legal impli-      Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PN102,           Rule 4 CSR 200.6010.                           career building will be discussed.
cations, and patient teaching needs are        PN108                                          Credit: 4                                      Credit: 2
explored. Laboratory experiences provide                                                      Prerequisite: PN105, PN106                     Prerequisite: PN110, PN111, PN114
opportunities to practice the principles of    PN110 Regulatory Functions
safe medication administration.                Throughout the Lifespan                        PN115 Maternal-Newborn Nursing                 PN120 Leadership Clinical
Credit: 4                                      This course enables the practical nurse        In this course, Practical Nurse students       This is an introductory clinical course
Prerequisite: PN102, BIO142                    student to understand nursing care needs       will explore nutrition requirements and        that provides Practical Nurse students
                                               of individuals with alterations in regula-     health promotion of the pregnant mother        an opportunity to observe and become
PN106 Respiratory & Cardiovascular             tory/endocrine, and reproductive function.     and newborn. Metabolic, anatomic,              involved in leadership. The course
Function Throughout the Lifespan               Care of the diabetic client is a primary       hormonal, psychological, and physiologi-       addresses issues that include team build-
The emphasis of this course is on using        area of study. Effective communication         cal changes that take place in the pregnant    ing, communication, delegation, time
the nursing process to plan the nursing        and health teaching is emphasized.             mother will be discussed. Emphasis is          management, legal dimensions, decision-
care of clients with alterations in their      Credit: 4                                      given to normal pregnancy, labor, and          making, prioritization, planning, staffing,
respiratory or cardiovascular system.          Prerequisite: PN105, PN106                     delivery as part of family development.        role transition and ethical behavior.
Influencing factors such as culture,                                                          The structure and functioning of the male      Credit: 1
spirituality, nutrition, and growth and        PN111 Musculoskeletal, Cognition &             and female reproductive systems, as well       Prerequisite: PN113, PN114
development are examined. Effective            Sensory Throughout the Lifespan                as sexual development, is explained.           Co-requisite: PN119
communication and health teaching are          In this course, students learn to adapt the    Credit: 3
emphasized.                                    nursing process to clients with alterations    Prerequisite: PN110, PN114                     PN121 NCLEX-PN Review
Credit: 4                                      in musculoskeletal, cognitive and sensory                                                     This course offers a structured review of
Prerequisite: PN102, BIO142                    function. The increasing number of elderly     PN116 Maternal-Newborn Clinical                the main areas covered by the NCLEX-PN:
                                               in the U.S. raises important concepts          The goal of this course is to enable the       Care of the Adult, Psychiatric, Maternal-
PN107 Medical-Surgical Clinical II             taught in this course. Therapeutic             Practical Nurse student to prepare the new     Neonatal clients, and Care of the Child.
This clinical course provides opportunity      communication, health promotion, and           mother to become knowledgeable and             A variety of interactive teaching-learning
for practical nurse students to provide        client teaching are promoted.                  responsible for her own health and the well    techniques provide questions, answers,
nursing care to clients with respiratory and   Credit: 4                                      being of her infant. Future responsibilities   rationales and client needs information.
cardiovascular disorders. Assignments          Prerequisite: PN105, PN106                     of the father and family are explained. The    Test taking skills are reviewed to prepare
include the provision and documentation                                                       role of the PN in the post-partum care of      the student for the actual exam. Students
of nursing care. Use of the nursing process    PN112 Nutrition & Diet Therapy                 the mother and newborn is discussed.           must successfully complete a mock
to assess, deliver, and evaluate nursing       In this course, nursing students learn         Credit: 1                                      NCLEX-PN testing requirement.
care will be emphasized. Students will         to explore and apply nutrition principles      Prerequisite: PN110, PN114                     Credit: 1
role model the practical nurse as provider     and medical nutrition therapy for their        Co-requisite: PN115                            Prerequisite: Completion of all PN Courses
of care.                                       clients. Nurses begin to develop a thor-                                                      through Quarter 4 and approval by PN
Credit: 3                                      ough background in the personal and            PN117 Digestion & Elimination                  Program Chair
Prerequisite: PN102, PN104, BIO142             clinical application of nutrition. The role    Throughout the Lifespan
                                               of the Practical Nurse in health promotion     Disorders of digestion and elimination are     Psychology (PSYC)
PN108 Mental Health Nursing                    for individuals and communities and the        the main topics in this course. Growth
Throughout the Lifespan                        socioeconomic, religious, cultural, and        and development changes related to             PSYC100 Introduction to Psychology
This course has as its primary focus the       developmental influence on nutrition is        digestion and elimination are explored.        By taking this course, the student will
identification and treatment of clients        highlighted.                                   Nursing care of clients with digestive and     have a better understanding of the basic
experiencing alterations in mental func-       Credit: 2                                      elimination problems and client teaching       principles of human behavior. The course
tioning. Models of stress and illness                                                         responsibilities are explained.                also includes a foundation in the back-
outcomes are examined. Common mental           PN113 Medical-Surgical Clinical III            Credit: 4                                      ground of the field of Psychology, the
health disorders, medications, and treat-      This clinical experience will provide          Prerequisite: PN110                            workings of the human mind and senses,
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the disciplines and modes of treatment,         Credit: 4                                        cal site. The focus will be on meeting the     focus on trauma radiography, positioning
and the way that Psychology affects our         Prerequisite: BIO141                             necessary requirements for mandatory           and procedures of the skull, facial bones,
everyday lives. Additional emphasis will                                                         competencies. Students may do a portion        paranasal sinuses and temporal bones.
be in the areas of perception, emotion,         RADG102 Radiographic Clinical                    of the clinical education on campus to         Anatomy and physiology and, specifi-
learning, motivation and development.           Education I                                      further enhance their patient care skills,     cally, the circulatory and central nervous
Credit: 4                                       The students will be introduced to the           positioning proficiency as well as acquiring   systems will be reviewed. Pathological
                                                clinical setting and begin to develop            a better understanding of film critique.       conditions that affect these systems and
PSYC336 Abnormal Psychology                     proficiency in clinical competencies.            Credit: 4                                      regions of the body will be presented. The
During this course the student will             Students will perform, under the super-                                                         effect of basic radiopharmaceuticals on
explore mental disorders primarily within       vision of an assigned clinical instructor,       RADG106 Radiographic Image                     each system will be presented.
a forensic context. Students will analyze       basic radiographic procedures and                Production and Evaluation II                   Credit: 4
different psychopathologies and the inter-      patient care. This clinical rotation will be     In this course, characteristics of quality
action between criminal behavior and            the practical application of the principles      radiographs will be presented, includ-         RADG119 Radiographic Clinical
distinct crime scene indicators. Major          and theories presented in the didactic           ing: density, contract, detail, distortion,    Education III
clinical disorders and personality disor-       portion of the program. Students may             and technical factors. A comprehensive         This clinical course provides an opportu-
ders of forensic interest will have special     do a portion of the clinical education on        review of basic and common pathology           nity for students to continue to perform
emphasis. Additionally, the course will         campus to further enhance their patient          of all systems of the human body and           radiographic procedures and patient care
address psychological/psychiatric testi-        care skills, positioning proficiency as well     their effects on radiographic images will      skills required for proficiency in the clinical
mony, evaluations and reports, as well          as acquiring a better understanding of film      be discussed. The laboratory portion of        setting and to meet mandatory compe-
as the evaluation of different treatment        critique.                                        this course is designed for the investiga-     tencies. Students may rotate through
modalities as they relate to the forensic       Credit: 4                                        tion and study of theoretical concepts         various advanced modality areas to gain
environment and the criminal justice                                                             associated with the production of quality      an understanding of advanced technolo-
system.                                         RADG103 Radiographic Image                       diagnostic radiographs.                        gies. Students may do a portion of the
Credit: 4                                       Production and Evaluation I                      Credit: 4                                      clinical education on campus to further
Prerequisite: PSYC100                           This course presents the study of film,          Prerequisite: RADG103                          enhance their patient care skills, posi-
                                                image receptors, film processing and                                                            tioning proficiency as well as acquiring a
PSYC346 Forensic Psychology                     introduces the basic principles of radio-        RADG107 Radiographic Equipment                 better understanding of film critique.
This course is intended to provide an in-       graphic exposure techniques used in              Operation and Maintenance                      Credit: 4
depth analysis of behavioral evidence.          the production of radiographs. Basic             The focus of this course is on the prin-       Prerequisite: RADG105
Topics include offender profiling, crime        principles of digital image production will      ciples of radiation physics as they relate
scene reconstruction, applied victimology,      be discussed. The laboratory portion of          to the production of x-radiation and the       RADG121 Introduction to Radiologic
distinguishing between modus operandi           the course is designed for the investiga-        operation of the radiographic unit. Topics     Sciences and Patient Care
and signature aspects of a crime, as well       tion and study of the theoretical concepts       will include: fluoroscopy, tomography,         This course introduces the student to
as the use of psychological evidence in         associated with the production of quality        mobile radiography, digital imaging,           skills required for career in Radiologic
criminal litigation. The course prepares        diagnostic radiographs.                          and the advanced modalities. In addi-          Sciences. Course content includes: an
students to understand and cope with the        Credit: 4                                        tion, the student will be instructed in        introduction to healthcare systems, legal
use of forensic psychology in law enforce-      Prerequisite: MATH143                            the various diagnostic imaging quality         and ethical responsibilities, basic medi-
ment and the courtroom.                                                                          assurance programs and quality control         cal terminology, safety, infection control,
Credit: 4                                       RADG104 Radiographic Procedures                  procedures. Students will have the oppor-      vital signs, CPR, patient transfer, oxygen
Prerequisite: CJUS450, PSYC336                  of the Axial Skeleton                            tunity to perform tests in the energized       administration and venipuncture. Also,
                                                This course is a continuation of radio-          lab setting.                                   the student will be introduced to basic
Radiologic Technology (RADG)                    graphic positioning and procedures               Credit: 4                                      radiology terminology and concepts as
                                                and includes: bony thorax, shoulder                                                             well as basic radiation protection. This
RADG101 Radiographic Procedures                 girdle, pelvis, hip and the entire verte-        RADG111 Radiobiology                           will prepare the student for transition into
of the Appendicular Skeleton                    bral column. Anatomy and physiology              This course presents the theories and          the core curriculum.
This course is an in-depth study in the         of the axial skeleton will be included.          concepts associated with the utilization       Credit: 4
concepts and principles or radiographic         Radiographic positioning terminology             of radiation and its effect on biologi-
positioning and procedures involving            will be utilized and enhanced. The labo-         cal systems. Radiation interactions,           RADG211 Radiographic Clinical
the appendicular skeleton. Content will         ratory portion of this course will include       radiosensitivity, radiation dose/response      Education IV
include, but is not limited to: body habitus,   hands-on positioning of the axial skeleton       relationships, early and late radiation        In this course, the student will continue
regions, planes and lines. Radiographic         and the production of radiographs on the         effects, radiation detection instrumen-        to develop proficiency in skills used in the
positioning terminology will be utilized. A     radiographic phantoms. Radiographs will          tation, radiation protection and health        clinical setting. Students will continue to
review of anatomy and physiology of the         be evaluated and critiqued for diagnostic        physics are presented.                         perform radiographic procedures and
appendicular skeleton will be included.         quality. Pathological conditions that affect     Credit: 4                                      patient care on the clinical site to meet
The laboratory portion of this course           the axial skeleton will be discussed.                                                           mandatory competencies. All students
will include hands-on positioning of the        Credit: 4                                        RADG115 Radiographic Procedures                will rotate through advanced modal-
upper and lower extremities as well as the      Prerequisite: RADG101                            of the Soft Tissue Viscera, Cranium,           ity areas to gain an understanding of
chest and abdomen. Radiographs will be                                                           and other Systems                              advanced technologies. Students may
produced utilizing the radiographic phan-       RADG105 Radiographic Clinical                    This course will cover radiographic posi-      do a portion of the clinical education on
toms. These radiographs will be evaluated       Education II                                     tioning and procedures of the GI, biliary      campus to further enhance their patient
and critiqued for diagnostic quality. The       In this course, the student will continue to     and urinary tracts, reproductive system,       care skills, positioning proficiency as well
presentation and discussion of pathologi-       develop skills for proficiency in the clinical   long bone measurement, foreign body            as acquiring a better understanding of film
cal conditions affecting the appendicular       setting. Students will perform radiographic      localization, salivary gland and the ante-     critique.
skeleton will be included.                      procedures and patient care at the clini-        rior neck region. In-depth discussion will     Credit: 4
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Military Science Courses: Reserve             ing devices. Continues to emphasize the         MS201-2 Advanced Leadership                     for all Advanced Course Army ROTC
Officer’s Training Corps (AIR/MS)             development of communicative skills.            This course delves into theoretical and         students. Students will be assigned as
                                              Credit: 4.5                                     practical leadership topics. Several            members of a training unit for 24 hours
AIR101 The Air Force Today (AIRR                                                              communication and leadership topics             a day, seven days a week, for their time at
1010 in CU catalog)                           AIR401 National Security Forces in              are examined (written and oral commu-           camp. During that time, students will be
One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour lab         Contemporary American Society 1                 nication, assertiveness, motivation,            placed in numerous leadership positions
per week. Introduces students to the U. S.    (AIRR 4010 in CU catalog)                       organizational culture, etc.). Included         at various levels of responsibility and in
Air Force and the USAF officer profession.    Two 1-hour seminars and one 1-hour lab          is a major leadership problem-solving           varied scenarios. They will be assessed
Uses instructor lectures, films and videos    per week. Examines national security in         case study. Students will be grounded in        on their ability to work with others in a
and group activities to examine Air Force     the context of American society, focusing       fundamental leadership principles by the        challenging environment.
issues, officership qualities, and military   on organizations, policy formulation, and       end of the course and be able to apply          Credit: 4.5
customs and courtesies. Emphasizes the        execution. Explores civil-military relations,   such principles to future life experiences.
communication skills necessary for an Air
                                              conflict management and the evolution           Lab is required once a week.                    MS401-3 Leadership, Management
Force officer.
Credit: 1.5                                   of strategy. Designed to equip future Air       Credit: 4.5                                     and Ethics
                                              Force officers for success, the course also                                                     This course begins the final transition
AIR102 The Air Force Today (AIRR              addresses the military profession, military     MS202-2 Tactics and Officership                 from student to lieutenant. Focus will be
1020 in CU catalog)                           justice and communicative skills.               This course focuses on the practical appli-     on the skills needed to operate effectively
A continuation of AIR101. One 1-hour          Credit: 4.5                                     cation of decision-making and leadership,       as an Army officer. Areas covered are
lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.                                                          and examines the roots of national and          coordinating staff activities, counseling
Credit: 1.5                                   AIR402 National Security Forces in              Army values and ethics. Students will           theory/practice, and training management
                                              Contemporary American Society 2                 use a case study that traces the Army’s         and ethics. Each student should possess
AIR201 Development of Air Power 1             (AIRR 4020 in CU catalog)                       successes and failures, from the Vietnam        the abilities needed to be a competent
(AIRR 2010 in CU catalog)                     Two 1.5-hour seminars and one 2-hour            War to the present, to help them put previ-     member and leader in an organization
One 1-hour lecture and one 2-hour             lab per week. A continuation of AIR 401.        ous lessons on values, communications,          by the end of the course. Lab is required
lab per week. Studies air power, from         Includes defense strategy and conflict          decision-making and leadership in a             once a week, and physical training is
balloons and dirigibles through the jet       management, formulation/ implementa-            real-world context. Lab is required once        required three times per week.
age, and historically reviews air power       tion of U.S, defense policy, organizational     a week.                                         Credit: 4.5
employment in military and non-military       factors and case studies in policy making,      Credit: 4.5
operations in support of national objec-      military law, uniform code of military                                                          MS402-3 Transition to Lieutenant
tives. Looks at the evolution of air power    justice and communication skills.               MS301-3 Fundamentals of Military                This course completes the transition
concepts and doctrine, and introduces the     Credit: 4.5                                     Leadership and Training 1                       from student to lieutenant. It will delve
development of communicative skills.                                                          This course focuses on building leader-         into the legal and ethical aspects of deci-
Credit: 1.5                                   Military Science (MS)                           ship competencies and military skills in        sion-making and leadership. Studies will
                                                                                              preparation for a student’s future respon-      also include how the Army organizes for
AIR202 Development of Air Power 2             MS101-1 Fundamental Concepts of                 sibilities as a military leader. Studies will   tactical and strategic operations, and how
(AIRR 2020 in CU catalog)                     Leadership                                      include the principles of war, decision-        to manage administration and logistics at
A continuation of AIR201. One 1-hour          Introduction to the fundamental compo-          making processes, planning models and           the unit level. The semester will culminate
lecture and one 2-hour lab per week.          nents of leadership. The course helps           risk assessment. Advanced leadership            with a major capstone exercise in small
Credit: 1.5                                   students be more effective leaders and          instruction will focus on motivational          unit leadership. Lab is required once a
                                              managers in the future, whether serv-           theory, the role and actions of leaders,        week, and physical training is required
AIR301 Air Force Management and               ing as leaders in military or civilian life.    and organizational communications.              three times per week.
Leadership 1 (AIRR 3010 in CU                 Subjects include values, leadership and         Lab is required once a week, and physi-         Credit: 4.5
catalog)                                      “life skills” (communications theory and        cal training is required three times per
Two 1-hour seminars PLUS one 1-hour           practice, interpersonal relationships and       week.                                           MS498-3 Special Studies in
lab per week. Examines the concepts           fitness). Students should be prepared           Credit: 4.5                                     Leadership
and skills used by successful managers/       to receive more complex leadership                                                              This course is for the student participat-
leaders. Explores individual behavioral                                                                                                       ing in the Army ROTC Advanced Course
                                              instruction by the end of the course. Lab       MS302-3 Fundamentals of Military
processes, communication and group                                                                                                            who wants to pursue further studies in
dynamics. Focuses on the use of analytic      is required once a week.                        Leadership and Training 2
                                              Credit: 4.5                                     This course builds on the skills and knowl-     the application of leadership principles
aids in decision making. Addresses orga-                                                                                                      and group dynamics. This course is by
nizational change, power, politics and                                                        edge attained in MS301. Instruction will
                                                                                              include individual leader development,          arrangement only.
ethics, as well as managerial strategy and    MS102-1 Basic Leadership
tactics in the military context. Provides     An introduction to the “life skills” of         planning and execution of small unit oper-      Credit: 4.5
future Air Force officers a foundation for    problem solving, decision-making and            ations, individual and team development,
developing their professional skills.         leadership. The course is designed to           and the Army as a career choice. Students       Science (SCI)
Credit: 4.5                                   help students in the near-term as leaders       should be prepared to attend Advanced
                                              on and off campus. Topics include criti-        Camp at Fort Lewis, Washington, the             SCI220 The Impact of Science and
AIR302 Air Force Management and               cal thinking, problem-solving methods,          summer following course completion.             Technology on Society
Leadership 2 (AIRR 3020 in CU                 leadership theory, followership, group          Lab is required once a week, and physical       This course traces the history, philoso-
catalog)                                      cohesion, goal setting and feedback             training is required three times per week.      phy, methods, and consequences of
Two 1.5-hour seminars and one 2-hour          mechanisms. Lessons emphasize student           Credit: 4.5                                     science and technology in society during
lab per week. Continuation of AIR301.         discussions and practical exercises. Lab                                                        the twentieth century and during signifi-
Emphasizes basic managerial processes         is required once a week.                        MS303-3 Advanced Camp                           cant periods in history. To help students
while employing group discussions,            Credit: 4.5                                     This is a mandatory five-week practicum         understand the promises and limitations
case studies and role playing as learn-                                                       conducted at Fort Lewis, Washington,            of modern science and engineering, the
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course will examine the historical devel-       include standards that govern all phases      and preparing supplies and instruments         student will learn the procedures through
opment of science from the time of the          of a system life-cycle that a government      needed for operative procedures with           classroom study and lab practice.
ancient Greeks through modern quantum           contractor needs to understand to engi-       emphasis on asepsis.                           Credit: 4
mechanics and genetic engineering. It will      neer, manufacture, support and verify a       Credit: 4                                      Prerequisite: SUR110
provide an understanding of the scientific      complex system intended for government        Prerequisite: BIO121
method as the cornerstone of a way to           procurement. It includes liberal use of                                                      SUR235 Surgical Clinical Practicum I
understanding the natural world. And, it        case studies.                                 SUR105 Surgical Pharmacology                   This phase of clinical practicum is
will clarify the differences between science    Credit: 4                                     Fundamentals of pharmacology provide           designed as a transitional and observa-
and religion, science and pseudo-science,                                                     the knowledge needed by students to            tional period for the student. The student
and science and engineering. Finally,           Sociology (SOCL)                              function safely, accurately, and efficiently   will primarily become acclimated to the
the course will go beyond theory and                                                          at the surgical field. Discusses the actions   surgical environment and observe the
technique to examine science and engi-                                                        and usage of commonly used drugs and           routines and duties of the surgical tech-
                                                SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology
                                                                                              solutions and the methods by which they
neering as a social function with moral         During this course the student will study                                                    nologist.
                                                                                              are administered. Hands on experience
and qualitative consequences far outside        the organization of social behavior and the   is provided with mixing; measuring; and        Credit: 4
the laboratory.                                 relationship of society and social condi-     calculating medication dosages.                Prerequisite: SUR210
Credit: 4                                       tions. Emphasis will be placed on culture,    Credit: 4
                                                norm, stratification, systems, structure,     Prerequisite: MATH143                          SUR245 Surgical Clinical Practicum II
Systems Engineering (SE)                        social institutions and social change in                                                     In this course, the student will become
                                                different cultures.                           SUR110 Surgical Procedures I                   involved in the surgical technologist role
SE600 Systems Engineering I                     Credit: 4                                     This course covers basic surgical inter-       while under the supervision of the surgi-
This course introduces the discipline of                                                      ventions. The student will learn the           cal team. Students will assist with the
systems engineering and addresses the           SOCL320 Sociology of Social                   procedures through classroom study and         preoperative and postoperative duties
design and analysis of complex systems. It      Problems                                      practical experience in the mock operating     of the surgical team. Each student will
includes a survey of the quantitative meth-     During this course the student will study a   room lab.                                      participate in 125 surgical procedures in
ods employed in the discipline. Examples        large number of key social problems from      Credit: 4                                      five different specialty areas.
are drawn from large multi-disciplinary         a sociological perspective. Emphasis will     Prerequisite: SUR102, BIO141,                  Credit: 4
engineering projects and from the field of      be placed on topics such as urbanism,         BIO142                                         Prerequisite: SUR235
software engineering.                           poverty and delinquency.
Credit: 4                                       Credit: 4                                     SUR120 Microbiology and Infection              SUR255 Surgical Clinical Practicum
                                                Prerequisite: SOCL101                         Control                                        III
SE610 Systems Engineering II                                                                  This course will examine microbiology and      This course provides opportunity for
This course continues the study of systems      SOCL350 Social Psychology                     the infection process. Control of infectious   the student to participate in surgical
engineering, including developing system        During this course the student will study     agents, and universal precautions will be      procedures in a more advanced surgical
requirements, life-cycle management,            examples of individual persons interact-      examined.                                      technologist role. The student will meet
examining alternative solutions, select-        ing with the social environment. Specific     Credit: 4                                      with their clinical group to discuss obser-
ing and defending a selection, design           topics include conformity, aggression,        Prerequisite: BIO121, BIO141, BIO142           vations, experiences, and prepare for their
and analysis, requirements traceability,        prejudice and interpersonal attraction.                                                      final case presentation.
manufacturability, integration, verification,   Credit: 4                                     SUR150 Introduction to                         Credit: 4
risk management, configuration manage-          Prerequisite: SOCL101                         Pathophysiology                                Prerequisite: SUR245
ment and documentation. It includes case                                                      Pathophysiology is the study of abnormal
studies and quantitative methods where          SOCL356 American Diversity                    function in living tissue. Physiological
                                                                                                                                             Technology for Learning and
applicable.                                     This course explores the topics of race,      principles underlying the causes, signs,
                                                class and gender in a global context with     symptoms, and pattern of development of        Communications (TLC)
Credit: 4
Prerequisite: SE600                             a special emphasis on American society        human disease processes will be exam-
                                                and the American Indian experience.           ined.                                          TLC600 Systems Approach to
                                                Descriptions and analysis of relevant         Credit: 4                                      Instructional Design
SE620 System Dynamics, Modeling                                                                                                              This course examines the systems
and Simulation                                  historical context, along with discussion     Prerequisite: None
                                                of pertinent societal events, are included                                                   approach to instructional design and
This course examines in depth the                                                                                                            its impact on the ethical and equitable
quantitative methods used in systems            in the weekly course meetings. Included       SUR205 Surgical Techniques
                                                in these discussions, the student will be     This is an introduction to fundamental         delivery of instructional materials for K-
engineering for design, analysis and veri-                                                                                                   16 educational programs and training
fication of complex systems. It includes        introduced to principal terms, concepts       surgical procedures. An emphasis will
                                                and theories in the field.                    be placed on preoperative care concepts        programs for various types of organiza-
linear and non-linear systems analysis,                                                                                                      tions.
mathematical models of complex systems,         Credit: 4                                     for general and specific procedures.
                                                Prerequisite: SOCL350                         Preoperative patient care, non-sterile         Credit: 4
continuous-time and discrete event simu-
lation, a survey of operations research                                                       responsibilities, sterile responsibilities,
                                                Surgical Technology (SUR)                     immediate surgical interventions, and          TLC605 Instructional Technology
methods, and optimization techniques.                                                                                                        Delivery Systems and Platforms
Credit: 4                                                                                     advanced surgical interventions will be
                                                                                              examined.                                      This course introduces students to the
Prerequisite: MATH500 or Approval               SUR102 Introduction to Surgical
                                                                                                                                             wide range of technologies, delivery
                                                Technology                                    Credit: 4
                                                                                                                                             systems, and platforms available for use
SE630 Systems Acquisition Processes             This course is an introduction to the         Prerequisite: SUR110, SUR120                   in instructional and/or training programs
and Standards                                   principles and practices of surgical tech-                                                   delivered by schools, colleges, and other
This course addresses systems engi-             nology. Professionalism and standards of      SUR210 Surgical Procedures II                  organizations. Particular attention is
neering requirements that flow from the         conduct will be reviewed. The student will    This course covers the intermediate            given to the effective use and integration
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs), to      demonstrate the techniques of opening         and advanced surgical procedures. The          of instructional technologies into learning

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and communication programs.                     lesson levels and their impact on both K-       aesthetics, mechanics, application, termi-      classroom presentations are used to refine
Credit: 4                                       12 and corporate educational programs.          nology, specifications and use of type in       ideas prior to the final rendering on the
                                                Credit: 4                                       different design mediums. Using type is         computer.
TLC610 Basic Learning Materials                                                                 evaluated and rendered in a variety of          Credit: 4
Production                                      TLC690 Issues, Problems, and                    studio assignments using both traditional       Prerequisite: VC215
This “hands on” course allows students          Research in Learning Technology                 and computer applications. Students
to acquire, develop, and utilize the basic      This capstone course enables students to        will explore the impact of typography           VC225 Computer Illustration I
knowledge and skills necessary to produce       integrate the professional and academic         in business-to-business and business-           This course is an introduction to vector-
multi-media learning materials for effec-       aspects of the e-learning and instructional     to-consumer communication with an               based computer illustration and layout
tive integration into individual, classroom,    technology program with current trends,         emphasis on legendary 20th century              design. Software, terminology and illustra-
                                                practices, and research in e-learning and
virtual, and/or online environments.                                                            designers, such as Saul Bass, Paul Rand,        tion techniques are learned through the
                                                instructional technology. Students use
Students can learn to design, produce, edit,    the knowledge, skills, and deliverables         Milton Glaser and others.                       completion of both print and Web design
implement, and evaluate effective learning      produced during their program as a foun-        Credit: 4                                       projects.
materials that meet specific instructional      dation for creating a technology integrated     Prerequisite: VC120                             Credit: 4
and/or training needs, and prepare these        and delivered instructional/training pack-                                                      Prerequisites: VC120, VC130, VC210
materials for direct use, access through a      age. This final and comprehensive project       VC199 Special Topics in Visual
classroom management platform, or utili-        will serve as a model for future projects       Communications                                  VC230 Typography II
zation through multi-media adaptation.          that utilize an integrated systems design       This course addresses issues of current         Advanced typographic issues are explored
Credit: 4                                       format.                                         interest in visual communications. Course       through the completion of a variety of
                                                Credit: 4                                       content will vary as determined by student      advertising/marketing projects. The
TLC620 Organizational Training and                                                              interest and evolution of the discipline.       appropriate use of fonts, styles and compo-
Development                                     Visual Communications (VC)                      Credit: 1-6                                     sitional techniques within diverse layouts
This course examines training and devel-                                                        Prerequisite: Approval                          are discussed and applied. Components
opment programs in organizations, the role      VC099 Special Topics in Visual                                                                  of digital typography, including font
of training and development within organi-      Communications                                  VC210 Drawing II                                libraries, font types and styles, and their
zations, and the processes and procedures       This course addresses issues of current         This course is an introduction to the tools     divergence from traditional typography are
for the development of training programs.       interest in visual communications. Course       and techniques of both figure drawing and       also presented.
Particular attention is given to the design,    content will vary as determined by student      three-dimensional drawing. In the figure        Credit: 4
development, implementation, and                interest and evolution of the discipline.       drawing portion of this course, students will   Prerequisite: VC120, VC130
evaluation (assessment) of training and         This course cannot be used to satisfy any       render faces, hands, and the entire human
development programs for adult learners.        degree requirements.                            figure working from both live models and        VC240 Digital Imaging I
Students will utilize various strategies,       Credit: 4                                       photographic reference materials. The           This course investigates digital image edit-
technologies and instructional options to                                                       second component of this course is an           ing as used in the graphic design industry.
produce a transportable training element        VC110 Drawing I                                 introduction to perspective drawing using       Software, terminology and photo manipu-
(topic, lesson, and workshop) suitable for      This course is an introduction to the           a variety of exercises and technical tools      lation techniques are learned through the
use in an active training or development        tools and techniques of both representa-        such as T-square and ellipse templates          completion of computer design projects for
program.                                        tional and non-representational drawing.        to create accurate renderings. Students         both print and Web layout.
Credit: 4                                       Principles of composition, balance, rhythm,     will explore these two subject areas in a       Credit: 4
                                                color, line, texture and light are introduced   variety of traditional (non-computerized)       Prerequisite: VC120, VC130, VC225
TLC625 Online Learning: Theory and              in a series of studio assignments. Pencil,      media and will explore both realistic and
Practice                                        charcoal, and colored art materials such        creative drawing assignments.                   VC241 Digital Imaging II
This course is a learner-focused examina-       as markers, pencils, watercolors, pastels,      Credit: 4                                       Advanced techniques in digital image edit-
tion of online education. It explores the       and/or oil crayons are explored as expres-      Prerequisite: VC110                             ing are explored through the completion
characteristics, demographics, and needs of     sive art media. Assignments are given to                                                        of computer design projects. Cross-plat-
online students. Practical concerns, issues,    provide the student with a foundation in        VC215 Graphic Design I                          form, hardware and import/export issues
and strategies for working with the virtual     how traditional (vs. computerized) draw-        This course examines complex, multi-            are discussed.
student, including student orientation, time,   ing relates to the planning and execution       faceted commercial design problems              Credit: 4
commitment, assessment and evaluation,          of graphic designs for print or electronic      as a means of developing dynamic and            Prerequisite: VC240
and associated legal issues are addressed.      illustration and advertising.                   innovative solutions. Design projects are
Students are exposed to recognized “best        Credit: 4                                       analyzed according to their conceptual and      VC250 Theory and History of Design
practices,” tools, and techniques used in       Prerequisite: None                              graphic composition, and are developed to       This course introduces students to the
online teaching and learning. An emphasis                                                       effectively and creatively communicate a        ideologies and elements of art and design
is placed on measures to increase instruc-      VC120 Design Fundamentals                       message to a specific audience.                 as illustrated throughout history. Students
tional effectiveness, improve retention, and    Elements and principles of design are intro-    Credit: 4                                       will study sociological, political, religious,
promote student success in the online envi-     duced as they apply to the creation and         Prerequisite: VC225, VC230, VC240               aesthetic and cultural issues related to the
ronment.                                        critique of various design projects. Some                                                       evolution of art and design.
Credit: 4                                       of the topics include; line, form, texture,     VC216 Graphic Design II                         Credit: 4
                                                color, balance, scale and proportion and        This course focuses on the role of the          Prerequisite: ENGL111, VC120
TLC635 Assessment and Evaluation                their application to creative design issues.    designer in the development of media
This course examines assessment and             Credit: 4                                       campaigns. Processes and guidelines             VC270 Desktop Publishing I
evaluation approaches (including those          Prerequisite: None                              used in the creation of a design series         This course is an introduction to desk-
requiring compliance with standards and                                                         are discussed, as are time and budget           top publishing software and procedures
those required for accrediting/funding          VC130 Typography I                              constraints. Thumbnail sketches, story-         as used by the graphic design industry.
Agencies) at the program, course, and                                                           boards, hand-drawn examples and                 Printing options, color management
                                                This course is an introduction to the

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systems, page layout techniques and             promote corporate identity, both internally      are introduced to advanced techniques for         Credit: 4
software integration are discussed. Text        and externally. Case studies are examined        the design of various packaging materials         Prerequisite: VC370
editing and electronic typography are also      and discussed. Individual and group proj-        and the application of these techniques
emphasized in studio projects. A profes-        ects are required. Research, Corporate           toward the development of product identity        VC375 Digital Video Editing
sional graphic design studio environment        Identity briefs and understanding the client     and consumer recognition.                         This course examines photography and
is emulated in order for the student to         are an integral part of this course.             Credit: 4                                         post-production technology and tech-
explore industry related issues. These          Credit: 4                                        Prerequisite: VC310                               niques used to deliver quality digital video.
issues include: Computer equipment,             Prerequisite: VC216                                                                                Projects will include capturing and editing
budgeting, project management and                                                                VC365 Editorial Design                            Mini-DV footage using video editing soft-
industry standards for printing intellectual    VC315 Graphic Design III                         This course explores in depth the design          ware. Students will learn project planning
property. This course focuses on learning       Advanced graphic design issues are               issues related to the publishing industry,        and design, photography, importing digital
software, CG, and print theory and termi-       explored through the completion of individ-      such as magazine, catalog, newspaper              video and stills, sound tracks, and special
nology to ready the student for VC370.          ual design projects. This course includes        and other various editorial uses. The             effects. Students will author a DVD project
Design is not emphasized in this class.         the development of style sheets that             focus in Editorial Design is on brand iden-       of their work.
Credit: 4                                       outline color, type and printing specifica-      tity, editorial presentations, content and        Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ENGL111, VC120, VC130             tions for graphic design projects. Solutions     the necessary production requirements.            Prerequisite: VC120, VC230, VC225,
                                                to common file format, distribution and          Students will discuss budgetary and               VC240
VC290 Portfolio Development                     printing problems are discussed.                 structural concerns related to the digital
This course offers instruction in the final     Credit: 4                                        design process. The course will include           VC399 Special Topics in Visual
preparation and presentation of an indi-        Prerequisite: VC216                              print and web-based approaches to this            Communications
vidual portfolio. Resume preparation, job                                                        specific industry.                                This course addresses issues of current
search procedures, interviewing skills,         VC322 Production Standards                       Credit: 4                                         interest in visual communications. Course
marketing strategies, aesthetic principles,     Methods used to successfully transfer            Prerequisite: VC371                               content will vary as determined by student
presentation techniques, and portfolio          images from the computer to print and                                                              interest and evolution of the discipline.
critique and revision will be emphasized.       digital media are explored in depth. This        VC370 Desktop Publishing II                       Credit: 1-6
Credit: 4                                       is a process-based course that concen-           This course continues to explore proper-          Prerequisite: Approval
Prerequisite: Approval                          trates on the numerous technical design          ties of electronic publication, including
                                                choices that need to be made to produce          printing options, file conversion and             VC430 Promotional Design
VC296 Internship                                well-crafted page layouts.                       distribution procedures, font management,         This is an advanced course that focuses
The internship is designed to provide an        Credit: 4                                        master pages and templates, and page              on the creation of promotional material
opportunity to gain industry experience         Prerequisite: VC370                              layout techniques. A professional design          to effectively convey specific messages
and to assist in the development of skills                                                       studio environment is emulated during             to target audiences. Visual materials will
necessary to be successful in a chosen          VC325 Computer Illustration II                   the completion of individual and group            be constructed for a variety of print, Web,
career field.                                   Advanced techniques in computer illustra-        projects. This course continues to explore        television and multimedia sources using
Credit: 4                                       tion are explored through the completion         researching target audience, budgeting,           innovative advertising and marketing
Prerequisite: Approval                          of integrated design projects.                   project management, and industry stan-            strategies. Budgeted business plans that
                                                Credit: 4                                        dards for printing and intellectual property.     include analysis of client needs, targeted
VC297 Capstone Visual                           Prerequisite: VC225                              A focus on quality craftsmanship and              market research, estimates of resource
Communications                                                                                   attention to detail is emphasized, as this        and labor costs, and multiple presentation
This course allows the student to research,     VC330 Advertising Design                         is critical to the success of projects and is a   concepts will also be developed.
plan, and implement a detailed project that     This course focuses on the Advertising           defining characteristic of excellent design-      Credit: 4
covers the main concepts in the degree.         Communication industry. Students                 ers. Students are expected to understand          Prerequisite: VC216
Each student will be assigned a mentor          will participate in open discussions of          terminology and programs. Design is an
to assist with project scope, deliverables      advertising/marketing objectives and the         integral part of this course.                     VC450 Corporate Design Strategies
and timelines. The capstone project will be     importance of market research. Case stud-        Credit: 4                                         This course focuses on the development
incorporated into the student’s portfolio.      ies will be presented to demonstrate how         Prerequisite: VC270                               and management of corporate communi-
Credit: 4                                       to develop advertising strategies, budgets                                                         cation, identity, packaging and advertising
Prerequisite: Approval                          and transform them into completed proj-          VC371 Desktop Publishing III                      material for a specific marketing project.
                                                ects in print or the various electronic media.   This course focuses on advanced desktop           Research will be conducted relating to
VC299 Special Topics in Visual                  Market research, consumer behavior and           publishing techniques in the production           the organization, products and market of
Communications                                  a variety of selling techniques will be          of a variety of digital media. This course        an existing corporation, and students will
This course addresses issues of current         discussed. This course is constructed for        continues to explore budgeting, project           redesign its material based on forecasted
interest in visual communications. Course       the graphic designer to understand the           management, and industry standards                market trends.
content will vary as determined by student      business and their part in the overall visual    for printing and intellectual property.           Credit: 4
interest and evolution of the discipline.       communication industry. David Olgivy, the        Students will create high quality work that       Prerequisite: VC430
Credit: 1-6                                     Father of Modern Day advertising will also       is ready for press and various other digital
Prerequisite: Approval                          be discussed in an open forum approach.          media. An emphasis on professionalism             VC480 Senior Design Project
                                                Credit: 4                                        in design, research, budgeting, intellec-         Under faculty art direction, students will
VC310 Corporate Identity                        Prerequisite: VC216 or VC370                     tual property and project management              complete an independent design project
Development                                                                                      is encouraged. Advanced topics such as            that demonstrates their theoretical and
This course investigates the development        VC340 Branding and Packaging                     paper properties, preflighting, working           technical proficiency in relation to the total
and use of corporate logos, letterhead, style   This course explores the use of product          with professionals, how to improve oneself        design process.
sheets, marketing materials and advertis-       branding to promote corporate identity and       and get work, licensing and contracts will        Credit: 4
ing techniques to effectively establish and     the sale of manufactured goods. Students         be addressed.                                     Prerequisite: Approval
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VC485 Supervised Studio Projects             VC495 Advanced Research and Study               VC496 Internship                           VC499 Special Topics in Visual
This course will provide real-time experi-   in Visual Communications                        The internship is designed to provide      Communications
ence in producing marketing materials        This course presents topics of special inter-   students with an opportunity to gain       This course addresses issues of current
within the university. Emphasis will be      est to the visual communication design          industry experience and to assist in the   interest in visual communications. Course
placed on customer requirements,             student.                                        development of skills necessary to be      content will vary as determined by student
budgets, and deadlines, using a variety      Credit: 1-6                                     successful in a chosen career field.       interest and evolution of the discipline.
of skills gained throughout the visual       Prerequisite: Approval                          Credit: 4                                  Credit: 1-6
communication program.                                                                       Prerequisite: Approval                     Prerequisite: Approval
Credit: 4
Prerequisite: Approval




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       Dr. Raymond Abelin                        Renee Anderson                    Dr. Deb Swanson Banik                    Nicholas Becker, PMP
   Chair, Doctor of Management             Adjunct Associate Professor of      University Dean of Health Science        Adjunct Associate Professor of
Professor of Management, Doctoral              Nursing, Kansas City                  Professor of Nursing               Management, Colorado Springs
      and Executive Campus                  B.S.N. Rockhurst University          Ph.D., Nursing, University of            M.S., Project Management,
   Ph.D. University of Colorado/                                                           Nebraska                      Colorado Technical University
      University of Cambridge           Susan Anderson Bachman, J.D.            MPH, University of Minnesota            M.S., Business Administration,
   MBA University of Cambridge            Adjunct Professor of Business,       BSN, Nursing, South Dakota State          Colorado Technical University
     MDS Harvard University                         Sioux Falls                            University                   B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies,
MA University of Southern California      J.D., Law, University of South                                                    University of Wyoming
   BA University California, Los                      Dakota                             Geoffrey Banta                 A.S., Political Science, Casper
              Angeles                    B.A., Hospital & Health Services         Adjunct Assistant Professor of                     College
                                        Administration, Augustana College             Management, Denver
     James Albertson, J.D.                                                      B.A., Natural Science/Psychology,               Walda Benker
  Adjunct Professor of Business,                 Gerald Andrews                        University of Denver             Adjunct Associate Professor of
           Kansas City                    Adjunct Associate Professor of                                               Business and General Education,
   J.D., Washburn University                   Business, Sioux Falls                 Jennifer Marie Barber                        Sioux Falls
  M.B.A., University of Kansas           M.S., Education Administration,          Chair of Undergraduate Day             M.B.A., Business, Colorado
  B.B.A., University of Missouri             Northern State University            Programs/Student Retention                 Technical University
                                        B.A., English/Philosophy, St. John’s   Associate Professor of Management        B.A., Business Administration,
        Michael Alexander                            University                M.A., Organizational Management,                Huron University
  Associate Professor of Criminal                                                     University of Phoenix
          Justice, Denver                         Jeannie Antes                  B.A., Education, Rowan State                Dr. Charlie Bennett
   M.B.A., Webster University              Associate Professor of General                    College                  Adjunct Professor of Management,
  B.S., Liberal Studies, Excelsior            Education, Kansas City                                                           Colorado Springs
              College                      M.A. in English, University of                 David Barnett               D.M., Colorado Technical University
                                                     Missouri                     Adjunct Associate Professor of       M.A., Computer and Information
           Dr. James Allan                 B.A. in English, University of                                              Resource Management, Webster
                                                                                   Computer Science, Denver
  Adjunct Professor of Electrical                    Missouri                                                                     University
                                                                                M.S., Computer Science, Colorado
  Engineering, Colorado Springs                                                                                         B.S., Business Management,
                                                                                       Technical University
Ph.D., Physics, University of Essex                                                                                         Jacksonville University
                                                 Mark Antkowicz                    M.S., Electrical Engineering,
 B.S. II., Physics, University of St.     Associate Professor of General              University of Michigan
               Andrews                        Education, Kansas City           B.A., Psychology, Metropolitan State
                                                                                                                             Paul F. Berens, PMP
                                                                                                                         Adjunct Associate Professor of
                                        M.S. in Business and Industry, East                   College
          Dr. Robert Allen                                                                                              Project Management, Colorado
                                                    Texas State                B.S., Electrical Engineering, Kansas
   Assistant Professor of Health                                                                                                    Springs
                                        B.S. in Mathematics, Notre Dame                   City University
       Sciences, Kansas City                                                                                              M.S., Project Management,
                                          A.A.S., Longview Community
Health Care Information Technology                                                                                       Colorado Technical University
                                                      College                            Tracy Barrand
               Chair                                                                                                   M.S., Management of Information
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College                                           Adjunct Associate Professor, Denver      Technology, Colorado Technical
                                               Edward Arcuri, J.D.               M.A., Counseling Psychology,                      University
                                         Campus Director-Pueblo Campus                   Lesley College                   B.S., Telecommunications,
               Olfat Aly
                                            Professor of Management             B.A., Education, Brigham Young           Colorado Technical University
  Adjunct Associate Professor of
                                           J.D., University of Wyoming                     University
   Computer Science, Colorado
                                          B.A., Political Science/History,
                Springs                                                                                                        Jack E. Bernard
    M.S., Information Systems,            University of Southern Colorado                 Jerry J. Baur                 Adjunct Associate Professor of
 University of Colorado at Colorado                                               Adjunct Associate Professor of       Engineering Technology, Colorado
                Springs                              David Artko                 Management, Colorado Springs                       Springs
   M.S., Finance, University of            Adjunct Assistant Professor of        M.B.A., Business/Management,          M.B.A., Business Administration,
   Colorado at Colorado Springs         Economics and Management, Sioux                 Indiana University                Indiana Northern University
 B.A., Art, Literature, & Language,                     Falls                  A.B., Economics, Indiana University      B.S., Engineering Technology,
       Ainshams University                 B.A., Liberal Arts/Economics,                                                 Colorado Technical University
                                                  Chapman College                        Laneita Baylie
         Nelson Amalraj                 A.A., Arts, Santa Ana Junior College     Assistant Professor of Nursing,             Cynthia Berreau, J.D.
  Adjunct Associate Professor of                                                           Kansas City                   Adjunct Professor of Law and
  Computer Science, Sioux Falls                    Tofan Ashraf                      Practical Nursing Chair              Criminal Justice, Sioux Falls
  M.S., Computer Science, North           Adjunct Professor of Information        B.S.N., Rockhurst University         J.D., Law, University of Nebraska
     Dakota State University                  Technology, Sioux Falls          B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas    M.A., Political Science, University of
   M.S., Electrical Engineering,          M.B.A. University of Sioux Falls                     City                                 Nebraska
  Karunya Institute of Technology              B.S. Kabul University                                                   B.A., Political Science, Augustana
              (India)                                                                      Jeff Beck                                  College
                                               Dr. Biff Baker, SPHR              Adjunct Associate Professor of
          Betty Anderson                Adjunct Professor of Management,          Criminal Justice, Sioux Falls                 Deborah Bittrolff
  Adjunct Associate Professor of                 Colorado Springs              M.S., Management/Criminal Justice        Associate Professor of Computer
  General Education, Sioux Falls        D.M., Colorado Technical University     Management, Colorado Technical             Science, Colorado Springs
M.A., Education, Augustana College         M.B.A., Webster University                      University                    M.A., Education, University of
    B.S., English, Dakota State            B.S., United States Military         B.S., Criminal Justice, Colorado                    Colorado
            University                        Academy at West Point                   Technical University               B.S., Business Administration,
                                                                                                                             University of Colorado


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          Janna Blanter                           Joseph Bugaj                    Dr. Cynthia M. Calongne                           Ray Cinco
  Adjunct Associate Professor of         Adjunct Associate Professor of        Professor of Computer Science,           Adjunct Associate Professor of
 Management, Colorado Springs                    Management/                          Colorado Springs                  General Education, Sioux Falls
 M.B.A., Business Administration,        Engineering and Technology,         D.CS., Computer Science, Colorado         M.A., History, University of West
      University of Houston                     Colorado Springs                     Technical University                            Florida
 B.B.A., Business Administration,        M.S., Systems Management,               M.A., Computer Resources              B.S., Political Science, College of
      University of Houston             University of Southern California     Management, Webster University                        Holy Cross
                                        B.E.T., Electronics, University of   B.S., Communications, University
         Dr. Cathy Bogart,                            Toledo                            of Evansville                            Bonnie Clark
  Adjunct Professor of Psychology,                                                                                       Adjunct Assistant Professor of
              Kansas City                      Dr. Philip Burian                       Tracie Camlin                     Medical Assisting, Sioux Falls
   PhD. in Psychology, University of     Chair of Business, Sioux Falls        Adjunct Associate Professor of          B.S., Nursing, Augustana College
                 Kansas                D.M. Colorado Technical University          Business, Kansas City                  R.N., State Licensing Board
 M.A. in Psychology, University of          M.A. Webster University               M.B.A., Baker University
        Missouri-Kansas City               B.S. Chapman University             B.H.R., Mid-America Nazarene                     Natalie Cooke
 B.A. in Journalism/Psych, Eastern                                                       University                      Adjunct Associate Professor of
          Illinois University                  Dr. Dave Bullock                                                            Management, Sioux Falls
                                          Adjunct Professor of History,                 Troy Carlson                     M.B.A., Project Management,
        Dr. Trajn Boughan                      Colorado Springs                Adjunct Associate Professor of            Colorado Technical University
Adjunct Professor of Management,       Ph.D., European History, Kansas       Accounting and Finance, Colorado             B.S., Accounting, Colorado
         Colorado Springs                       State University                           Springs                           Technical University
  Ph.D., Environmental Design,         M.A., History, Northwest Missouri     M.B.A., Finance and Accounting,
       University of Missouri                   State University                      Regis University                           Vicki Cooper
M.B.A., Business Administration,        B.S., History, Southwest Baptist     B.S., Finance, Northwest Missouri          Adjunct Instructor of Radiology,
      Hong Kong University                           College                             University                               Kansas City
M. Arch, University of California at                                                                                   Radiology Diploma, North Kansas
              Berkley                        Dr. Mark M. Burroughs                 Ronna Carpenter, PHR                          City Hospital
A.B., Ideas & Methods, University      Professor of Management, Colorado        Adjunct Associate Professor of
            of Chicago                               Springs                   Human Resource Management,                        Peter Correa
                                         D.Eng., Industrial Engineering,              Colorado Springs                   Adjunct Associate Professor of
      Sarah Bouwman, J.D.                    University of Oklahoma            M.B.A., Business Administration                Business, Sioux Falls
   Adjunct Professor of Law and            M.S., Electrical Engineering,      (Human Resource Management),               M.S., Financial Management,
    Criminal Justice, Sioux Falls            University of Oklahoma             New Mexico State University               Naval Post Graduate School
   J.D., Law, University of South       B.S., Mathematics, Pennsylvania        B.B.A., Business Administration          B.S., Engineering & Leadership,
              Dakota                             State University                    (Human Resource                        U.S. Military Academy
   B.S., Criminal Justice, Huron                                              Management), New Mexico State
       University (Sioux Falls)                 James Burton                             University                         Michele Crissman, J.D.
                                         Adjunct Associate Professor of                                                Chair, Health Science, Sioux Falls
       Dr. Kenneth Brown                  Computer Science, Colorado                Nichole Carper, J.D.                 J.D., Law, University of South
Adjunct Professor of Management,                     Springs                    Adjunct Professor of Law and                        Dakota
 Doctoral and Executive Campus           M.S.C.S., Information Security,        Criminal Justice, Sioux Falls          M.S., Nursing, South Dakota State
     Ph.D. Purdue University             Colorado Technical University         J.D., Law, University of South                      University
    M.Sc., Purdue University             B.S.B., Information Systems,                      Dakota                          B. S., Nursing, Minnesota
    B.Sc., Michigan Technical                University of Phoenix             B.A., Government/International              (Mankato) State University
            University
                                                                                 Affairs, Augustana College
                                                Dr. Mark Butler                                                               Nancy Cruikshank
           Steven Brown
                                         Adjunct Professor of Computer             Kim Carrington, J.D.                 Adjunct Associate Professor of
 Adjunct Assistant Professor Health
                                           Science, Colorado Springs           Adjunct Associate Professor of           Management, Colorado Springs
Information Technology, Kansas City
     B.A., University of Missouri      D.CS., Computer Science, Colorado       General Education, Kansas City           M.B.A., Global Management,
                                              Technical University              J.D., University of Missouri                University of Phoenix
        Vicki Bryant-Cano              M.S., Computer Systems/Software          B.S., Central Missouri State            B.S., Business Administration
  Adjunct Associate Professor of                  Engineering,                           University                              (Marketing),
      Management, Denver                  Colorado Technical University                                                   California State University
M.B.A., Business Administration,        B.S., Management and Finance,                 Dr. Charles Carter
      University of Phoenix                       Golden Gate                  Adjunct Professor of Accounting,                 Nancy Crump
M.A., Health Education and Public           University, San Francisco                     Kansas City                    Adjunct Associate Professor of
   Administration, University of                                              Ph.D. in Accounting, University of         Criminal Justice, Kansas City
            Nebraska                             Kaycee Byron                         Missouri-Columbia                   M.S., Central Missouri State
  B.A., Biology, Psychology and          Adjunct Associate Professor of         MBA, Central Missouri State                        University
  Communications (3 degrees),            Computer Science, Sioux Falls                     University                         M.S., Avila College
         Hasting College                M.S., Management/Information             B.S. in Accounting, Syracuse             B.S., Presbyterian College
                                        Technology, Colorado Technical                     University
                                                   University
                                          B.A., Computer Information                   Rebecca Casebolt
                                        Systems, Idaho State University            Adjunct Associate Professor of
                                                                                 Management, Colorado Springs
                                                                             M.B.A., University of Southern Colorado
                                                                             B.S., Management, Adams State College

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       Richard Currey, J.D.                                 Robert Davis                              Tim Dzubay                           Dr. Ernie Eugster
 Adjunct Professor of Management                Associate Professor of Criminal Justice     Associate Professor of General         Adjunct Professor of Computer
  and Criminal Justice, Colorado                 Criminal Justice Chair, Kansas City           Education, Kansas City             Science, Doctoral and Executive
              Springs                            B.S., M.S., Central Missouri State         M.S. in Journalism, University of                   Campus
     L.L.M., International Law,                               University                                Kansas                   Ph.D., Political Science, University
       University of Michigan                                                                B.A. in English, Saint Johns                      of Geneva
     J.D., University of Denver                             Troy Davis                                 University                   M.S., Telecommunications,
  M.A., German, Michigan State                    Adjunct Associate Professor of                                                  University of Colorado at Boulder
             University                               Business, Kansas City                         Doug Eberhart               B.A., International Affairs, University
  B.A., German, Michigan State                        MBA, Baker University                  Adjunct Associate Professor                of Colorado at Boulder
             University                           B.S., Southwest Missouri State              of Logistics/Supply Chain
                                                            University                      Management, Colorado Springs                   Cheryl Fabulae
             Tony Curtis                                                                    M.B.A., University of Colorado         Instructor of Medical Assisting,
   Adjunct Associate Professor of                          Mike Daymon                       B.S., Engineering, Princeton                     Kansas City
       Business, Kansas City                             Instructor of Visual                         University                    A.D.N., Indian Hills Community
     M.B.A. Webster University                  Communications, Colorado Springs                                                                College
   B.S. in Business Management,                  Local, state, and national award-                 Chris Edwards
      Murray State University                        winning graphic designer               Adjunct Associate Professor of            Dr. Richard E. Fairley
                                                Specializing in fine and commercial         Management, Colorado Springs          Adjunct Professor of Computer
         Joni Cutler, J.D.                                        art;                        M.S., Management, Regis            Science, Doctoral and Executive
Professor of Criminal Justice, Sioux             veteran art director, show curator                  University                 Ph.D., University of California, L.A.
                 Falls                                      and educator                    B.S., Mechanical Engineering,       M.S.E.E., University of New Mexico
  J.D., Law, University of South                                                              Loughborough University            B.S.E.E., University of Missouri
               Dakota                                     Kim Dickerson
B.S.W., Social Work, University of                 Adjunct Assistant Professor of                  Jerry Edwards                           James Fenno
  Sioux Falls / Augustana College                   Nursing / Medical Assisting,           Adjunct Associate Professor of          Adjunct Associate Professor of
                                                           Kansas City                     Mathematics, Colorado Springs           Computer Science, Sioux Falls
        Cecelia Dachtler                           B.S.N., University of Kansas           M.S., Applied Mathematics, North         M.S.C.S., Computer Science,
  Adjunct Associate Professor of                                                              Carolina State University               University of Minnesota
  General Education, Sioux Falls                          Linnie Ditsworth                 B.S., Mathematics, Mississippi          B.S.C.S., Computer Science,
M.A., Counseling, North American                  Adjunct Associate Professor of                  State University                    University of Minnesota
        Baptist Seminary                          General Education, Sioux Falls
 B.A., Social Work, Tabor College                   M.E., Teaching & Learning,                       Deborah Egan                        Dr. Robert Fetter
                                                        St. Mary’s University                 Adjunct Instructor of Medical     Adjunct Professor of Management,
           Daryl Dachtler                        B.A., English, Hamline University               Assisting, Kansas City                  Colorado Springs
   Adjunct Associate Professor of                                                           .
                                                                                           P N. Certificate, Northland Career     D.M., Management, Colorado
   General Education, Sioux Falls                 Patricia Duane, SPHR, CCP                              Center                         Technical University
   M.A., Divinity, North American                 Adjunct Assistant Professor of          A.A., Maple Woods Community College   M.S., Computer Science, Chapman
          Baptist Seminary                       Management, Colorado Springs                                                                 College
  B.A., Church Ministries & Music,              B.S., Organizational Management,                     Bill Eitemiller              M.S., Systems Management,
            Tabor College                         Colorado Christian University             Adjunct Associate Professor of       University of Southern Colorado
                                                                                           Mathematics, Colorado Springs         M.B.A., Business Administration,
        Dr. Alan R. Daines                              Rosalie Duimstra                  M.A.S.T., Mathematics, University           College of Notre Dame
Adjunct Professor of Management,                  Associate Professor of General                      of Michigan                 B.S., Computer Science, Regis
         Colorado Springs                             Education, Sioux Falls              B.A., Arts and Sciences, University                 College
D.CS., Computer Science, Colorado                 M.B.A., Business, University of                     of Maryland                 B.S., Math, University of San
       Technical University                                 Sioux Falls                                                                      Francisco
   M.B.A., Management, Trinity                    B.S., Business Administration,                     Lanka Elson                B.S., Chemistry, University of San
             University                                University of the East              Chair of Visual Communications                    Francisco
M.S., Computer Science, Colorado                                                          Associate Professor of Information
       Technical University                              Laura P Dunning
                                                                 .                                    Technology                        Richard Firth, CPA
  B.S., History, United States Air              Associate Professor of Management,         M.S., Management Information           Adjunct Associate Professor of
          Force Academy                                  Colorado Springs                     Systems, Colorado Technical         Management, Colorado Springs
                                                M.B.A., University of North Dakota                      University                M.S., Accounting, University of
            Bobbi Davis                           B.A., Business Administration,          B.S., Industrial Science Technology           Northern Colorado
Massage Therapy Chair, Kansas City                University of Southern California                   Education,                  B.S., Business Administration,
Cert., Massage Away Inc. School of                                                             Colorado State University