BUSGF-DP Business Information Technology

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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ACCT-1070Financial Accounting for IT
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This course will introduce students to the core concepts of financial accounting and the relevance of financial accounting to decision-making in any business. It will cover the foundation concepts of debits and credits, and the accounting cycle.  We will discuss in more detail specific financial reporting elements such as cash, accounts receivable, inventory, long-term assets, liabilities and shareholders’ equity.  Also covered in the course is an introduction to accounting software, financial statement preparation, and financial statement interpretation and analysis.

ADEV-1008Programming 1
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This course is a basic introduction to programming using the Java programming language. Students will develop, code, test, and debug programs for simple applications using proper programming principles anddocumentation. Topics include data types, variable declarations, control structures, methods, classes, inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation, arrays, and other data structures.

ADEV-2008Programming 2
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As an introduction, students learn the basics of developing Windows business applications using C#.NET. Through progressive hands-on application development, students learn the features of the Visual Studio Interactive Development Environment (IDE), the .NET Framework along with Windows application standards and object oriented programming principles. Each assignment will further enhance the student’s knowledge and expertise using the Visual Studio IDE and the .NET Framework. The standard controls and methods along with object oriented code written by the student will be used to develop a Windows application utilizing sequential file I/O and a Microsoft Access database. Data Grid View controls and Crystal Reports will also be introduced. As well, students will explore the concept of multi-threading. The course will include a heavy unit testing component, whereby unit testing will be used throughout the course.  The course will be supported by 2 hours of structured lab time each week.  During the structured labs, students will have the opportunity to practice skills learned through mandatory skill checks.

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ADEV-2010Introduction to Quantum Computing
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ADEV-3005Programming in Python
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ADEV-3007Mobile Application Development
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This course introduces mobile software development. It begins with an exploration of mobile computing devices such as smartphones and tablets. Students progress into application development for the Android platform. Programming topics include user-interface creation, event-driven programming, data persistence, web connectivity, and location-based services.

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ADEV-3008Programming 3
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As a continuation of Programming 2, students learn to develop more advanced Windows business applications. Through progressive hands-on application development using object oriented programming principles, students will develop multi-tier business applications using a relational database. Students will incorporate Language Integrated Query (LINQ) to all aspects of the application including database data as well as XML files. Each assignment developed will further enhance knowledge and expertise using C#, the .NET Framework, and SQL Server.  Students will work in a multi-threaded environment by creating separate threads manually as well as by incorporating external devices running on a separate thread. Students will develop a Web application using ASP.NET.  Additionally students will create a Web Service to be utilized by both the Windows and Web applications.  The course will be supported by 2 hours of structured lab time each week.  During the structured labs, students will have the opportunity to practice skills learned through mandatory skill checks.

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ADEV-3009Data Structures and Algorithms
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This course covers data structures used in programming. Concepts include: the importance of writing optimized code, determining running time, and best/average/worst-case execution. Data Structures covered in this course are (but not limited to): linked lists, stacks, queues, hash tables, maps, and trees.

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BUSA-2011Business Issues
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Students will explore a wide range of issues surrounding political and economic theory and practice; technology and ethics; and some of the implications these issues have on business management and practice.

Principles of basic economics will be explored to provide learners with an understanding of the context in which businesses operate.

The challenges of operating existing businesses as well as potential business opportunities will be researched, analyzed and evaluated to help develop critical thinking skills.

The class format includes readings, in-class discussions and exercises around the topic areas.

BUSA-2012Business Management for Information Technology
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This course is designed to provide students with an overview of fundamental management practices from both a traditional (hierarchical) and contemporary (team-based) approach.
Management concepts and issues are examined through textbook material, along with examples, case studies, discussion and exercises that highlight the challenges as well as opportunities in practical applications of management concepts.

COMM-1157Communications for IT
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Students will develop their communication skills by focusing on the process of writing and speaking to specific audiences. Students will share their responses to course readings during in-class discussions with small groups of peers. Students will have numerous opportunities to receive feedback from the instructor, and from peers, and then to revise their writing. Students will also practice their oral communication skills during mock meetings and in various types of presentations.

COMP-1258OO System Analysis
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This course introduces fundamental concepts of Object-Oriented Modeling and Analysis using the international standard modeling language UML (Unified Modeling Language) along with a commercial-grade UML CASE tool. A professional problem solving approach is emphasized by examining case studies as working examples throughout the course. The Unified Software Development Process (or Unified Process) is introduced as an iterative and incremental software engineering process to guide students through the various stages of the analysis workflow. There is a project management component introduced in this course that is completed in the follow-up course, OO System Design. These two courses will allow students to have the necessary skills to solve business related software problems, which in turn helps students prepare for their professional careers.

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COMP-1295Information Systems
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An introductory course on what constitutes an information system, how they are set up, and an analysis of key components in that information system.  Discussions will include an introduction to an information system, hardware components, operating system components, number systems, web programming, and databases. Topics will continue to build on one another, with a goal of understanding a complete information system.

COMP-3008OO System Design
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This course is a continuation of Object-Oriented Systems Analysis with an emphasis on design-level UML modelling, CASE tool instruction, and project management of design alternatives. Iterative and incremental development methodologies are a focus, with particular emphasis on the Unified Process (UP). The combination of OO Systems Analysis and this course will equip students with a good working knowledge of: (i) object-oriented modelling from analysis to design, including user interfaces, persistence, code implementation, and software deployment; (ii) visual modelling with UML; (iii) commercial-grade CASE tools; (iv) industry standard software development processes; and (v) practical techniques for managing a project through multiple iterations. This course promotes professional team-based problem solving and is a pre-requisite for the Industry Project course, which applies these and other learned skills to identify and solve an industry scale problem/opportunity.

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DBMS-1002Database Management Systems 1
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This course explores Database Management Systems used to store information. After an introduction to key database concepts, the student will learn how to develop and read an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD), used to represent the database graphically.  The majority of the course covers Structured Query Language (SQL).   Data Definition Language (DDL - a subcomponent of SQL) is covered to create the physical database on disk.  Data Manipulation Language (DML - also a subcomponent of SQL) is introduced to allow for manipulation of the data stored in the database. Finally, the Normalization process is discussed and applied to the ERD’s and database tables.

DBMS-2006Database Management Systems 2
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This course builds on the material covered in the Introduction to DBMS course. The course covers advanced topics including how to import data into a database table, export table data to operating system files, automating the execution of SQL scripts using DOS batch files, format output to into readable reports, perform advanced object creation and maintenance, control user accounts and manage user privileges. Students spend considerable time learning and practicing PL/SQL, an embedded procedural language. They will design, test, and debug user stored procedures and cursors; as well as use exceptions effectively. They develop a solid knowledge of the Oracle system catalogue. The importance of transaction processing is covered. Students will learn how to implement transaction processing in on-line tools, within PL/SQL code and user written applications.

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DBMS-3003Data Warehousing
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This course covers the basic principles of data warehousing as well as the process of designing, populating, and interrogating a data mart. Students will design, create, build, and manage their own data mart (star schema). They will design, program, test, and run the processes that perform a complete initial data load into their Data Mart from an existing populated OLTP database. Students will develop in-depth knowledge as well as practical expertise on the lifecycle of a data mart.

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DBMS-3006Database Management Systems 3
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This course covers administrative aspects of Database Management Systems (DBMSs) and explores central topics in Data Science (DS). The first part of the course will introduce the fundamental installation components of a DBMS. Students will install and configure several DBMSs on traditional private server hardware to gain knowledge of the similarities, differences, and tuning parameters of various vendor software. Students will also provision a cloud-based DBMS service and integrate with a local DBMS to demonstrate a hybrid environment. The second part of the course will examine core concepts of Data Science that include extracting, cleaning, and basic data analysis on a variety of disparate data sources with an end goal of loading the data into a DBMS for further traditional OnLine Transaction Processing (OLTP). By the end of the course, students will be able to install and configure various DBMS software on private server hardware, provision and integrate a cloud-based DBMS service to support hybrid setups, clean and load data from disparate sources into a DBMS, and perform some basic statistical analysis on the data prior to loading.

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MATH-1071Math for BIT
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NTWK-1010Network Computing 1
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This course conforms to the first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. The principles and structure of IP addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices including routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.

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NTWK-2007Server Administration
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This course provides the skills and knowledge necessary to perform server management tasks in a Windows and VMware environment.  Students will learn how to administer and manage a Windows based network and a virtualized environment using VMware products.  Topics include administering users, organizing and protecting the file system, installing and managing network clients, configuring DNS, implementing group policies, modifying and troubleshooting virtual machines. Students will learn how to perform these tasks using the GUI, CLI and Powershell.

NTWK-2010Network Computing 2
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This course conforms to the second of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation. The course expands on topics covered in Cisco Networking Level 1 and examines new topics. The course describes the architecture, components and operation of routers and switches in a small to medium business environment. Students will analyze, configure, verify and troubleshoot the following using both IPv4 / IPv6 protocols and services: RIP, RIPng, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, ACLs, DHCP, NAT, PAT, Static / Dynamic routing, Inter-VLAN routing, Routing tables, Dynamic Trunking (DTP) VLANs, NTP and basic monitoring. By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize and correct common routing / switching issues. Basic procedural labs are introduced in each chapter. Students then perform basic configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting on provided equipment. Packet Tracer activities reinforce new concepts and allow students to model and analyze routing.

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NTWK-2011Linux/Unix Administration
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This course provides the skills and knowledge required to install, configure, and support network services on a Linux server.  After installing a Linux server, students will learn how to administer and manage their own Linux-based network.  Topics include administering users, securing the file system, configuring network connectivity, managing processes, configuring and managing printing, implementing remote connectivity, and implementing, configuring and managing a variety of network services such as DNS, DHCP, NFS, FTP, email and web services in a hands-on environment.

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NTWK-3003Network Security
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This course introduces students to a wide range of security topics such as understanding attackers and their attacks, cryptography, web security, operational security, and security management. Emphasis will also be placed on policies and procedures with a focus on business continuity plans. Students will complete several labs using security software and hardware to enable them to secure a network.

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NTWK-3010Network Computing 3
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This course conforms to the third of four courses (in Cisco’s current revision) leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation.  This course covers redundant and scalable network design with appropriate hardware components. Students will plan, implement and troubleshoot Spanning tree to provide support for redundancy in the network. Students will also implement link aggregation to provide maximum bandwidth within the network. Gateway redundancy is introduced. Configuration, tuning and troubleshooting of single-area OSPF, multiarea OSPF and EIGRP are covered.  Cisco IOS licensing and installation are examined.  Basic procedural labs are introduced in each chapter. The student then performs basic configuration, implementation and troubleshooting labs. Packet Tracer activities reinforce new concepts, and allows students to model and analyze routing processes.

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NTWK-4010Network Computing 4
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This course conforms to the fourth and final course (in Cisco’s current revision) leading to the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) designation.  This course examines WAN technologies and services.  Students will gain an understanding of selecting network devices and WAN technologies to meet business requirements.  Configuration and troubleshooting of network devices is stressed.  Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement tunneling. Monitoring and securing networks is covered.  Emerging network trends will be explored.  Basic procedural labs are introduced in each chapter.  The student then performs basic configuration, implementation and troubleshooting labs.  Packet Tracer activities reinforce new concepts, and allows students to model and analyze routing processes.

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PDEV-1100Professional Development 1
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Learn and practice skills, attitudes, and behaviours that will help you to succeed in your professional career. You will reflect on your past and current learning so that you can confidently write about and discuss your skills and experiences. You will examine the role of culture on your personal and professional interactions. Most class time will be dedicated to group and class discussions.

PDEV-2100Professional Development 2
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You will improve your ability to confidently describe your skills in written and verbal form so that you can clearly convey your abilities to people in your network such as potential employers or clients.  You will also continue to develop your intercultural, interpersonal, and academic skills through activities and discussions which encourage introspection, reflection, and teamwork.

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PDEV-3100Professional Development 3
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Learn professional skills that will help you to succeed in your career. Reflect on yourself and your relationship with others, including your peers, in order to develop your self-awareness. Practice self-management skills such as prioritizing, time management, goal setting, and self-motivation. You will analyze case studies to learn more about giving and receiving feedback and managing conflict in the workplace. You will further enhance the ePortfolio which you developed in previous Professional Development courses.

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PDEV-4100Professional Development 4
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Focus on developing skills in four main areas: intercultural competence, ethical reasoning, leadership, and client relationship management. You will do this through group and class discussions, role plays, analysis of case studies, and reflections. In addition, you will complete the ePortfolio that you have been creating in previous terms. Your ePortfolio will include artifacts which highlight your skills and reflections which describe your learning processes.

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PROJ-2012Industry Project
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Industry Project provides real world experience in performing an ICT (Information/Communication Technology) project requiring cross-functional teamwork while meeting client requirements and providing deliverables agreed to in the project charter. Each project team will evaluate, analyze, plan, research, model, design, document, develop, test, and manage a project. Project requirements could include new development, research, or providing new functionality to an existing system. The course provides practice to further develop interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills through teamwork and collaboration with project stakeholders.  All team members will enhance their critical thinking, problem solving, research, independence, and life-long learning skills. After completion of Term 3 of the program students must complete Industry Project or Co-Operative Work Experience.

PROJ-2015Project Management for Information Technology
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This course is a detailed study of project management techniques and issues related to the field of information technology with specific attention to addressing the challenges surrounding software development projects. Using methodologies defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the course examines the initiation, planning, control, and closure of projects within the highly dynamic framework of iterative and incremental development methodologies, including agile approaches. Major areas of focus will involve management of communications, human resources, time, procurement, financials, risk, and quality with a guiding principle to deliver results that meet deadlines, budgets, and stakeholder exceptions.

WEBD-1008Web Development 1
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This course is designed to offer students an introduction to the Internet and programming Web applications. Students will create properly structured and valid Web pages using XHTML, HTML5 & CSS with embedded JavaScript for data validation and user interaction. Javascript will also be used to access, and manipulate, simple XML files and dynamically add the data contained in XML to an HTML page. A course-ending project will have students plan, create and upload their own websites to the Web.

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The prerequisite for students in BIT is ADEV-1008. The prerequisite for students in BTM is ADEV-2029.
WEBD-2008Web Development 2
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This course builds on skills learned in the Web Development course. Students will also learn to employ technologies that run on a web server to create a rich and dynamic websites. Topics covered include creating dynamic web pages generated from data stored in a database, validating data submitted to the server from a web form and saving that data in a database, as well as maintaining session cookies to provide data persistence to clients accessing the website. The PHP scripting language and the MySQL relational database management system are used to learn server-side web development techniques.

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WEBD-3008Full-Stack Web Development
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This course provides an examination of the Ruby programming language and the Model-View-Controller (MVC) application design pattern. Learners will implement an e-commerce system using the Ruby on Rails web-programming framework as a course project. Coverage will also be given to server configuration, application deployment, source control and other contemporary web development topics.

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WEBD-3009Web Security
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This course introduces students to a wide range of security topics such as understanding how attacks occur, who is attacking, cryptography, web security, policies and procedures, and understanding exploits. All topics will build on a foundation of ethics. Emphasis will be on real world examples of vulnerabilities and how they will be exploited.

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WRKE-2012Co-operative Work Experience
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Co-operative education integrates related on-the-job experience with classroom theory by incorporating a term of paid employment within the terms of academic study. Students are given the opportunity to practice and apply the skills gained during the first three semesters of their program as productive full time employees on their work term. Students are provided with an intense 4 week program of job search workshops to prepare them for the recruitment process. Placement of eligible students occurs in either January or May. Each work placement is a minimum of 16 weeks. Student performance will be monitored and evaluated by both the department and the employer. Each student will participate in a midterm review of their employment midway through the semester. After completion of term 3 students are required to complete the Co-Operative Work Experience or the Industry Project.

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