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    ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM IN INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    Description of the Program

    Students in Information Science and Technology study the latest technology in areas including networking telecommunication, E-commerce, and integrated business systems. Professionals in this field administer, maintain, and support computer systems and networks. Today’s business environments have a critical need for professionals who have an understanding of information technology based on a broad knowledge of management practices, economics, psychology, and the humanities. These individuals are needed to implement the technology to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational communication.

    PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

        The Information Science and Technology major objectives are

    • To communicate effectively in English in diverse environment.
    • To have the fundamental knowledge in Mathematics.
    • To have knowledge in fundamental ethics and business concepts.
    • To have knowledge in fundamental programming & security concepts.

    PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME:

    • Able to understand the core of information system (hardware, software, operating systems, database, networking technologies and many more).
    • Able to solve real time problem using programming, applied mathematics, and the concept of the operating system.
    • Able to apply analytical techniques for implementation of an information system with respect to the user and data perspective
    • Able to understand the basic concept of network, internet, and design of static and dynamic web application to organize the data.
    • Able to understand the process of software engineering to plan and deploy the computer-based applications.

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

    After graduation, the Information Science and Technology student can join any of the following small or large company and private or public sectors in nationally and globally:

    • Software programmer
    • Software Test Engineer
    • Database Administrator
    • Systems Administrator
    • Website Developer
    • Network Administrator

    TYPICAL EMPLOYERS

    • Ministry of Information Technology, Economics, Commerce, Health care and Higher Education
    • National and International Banks as Information System specialist
    • Various corporate companies (As system administrator and software programmer)
    • Educational institutions (As Lab coordinator, Lab technician, or Lab instructor)
    • Telecommunication companies
    • National Authority of Information Technology
    • Any business that uses Information Systems

     

    STUDY PLAN

    Course Plan for Information Science & Technology Bachelor Degree Program (63 Credit Hours)

    Courses and Credit Hours Distribution

    FRESHMAN YEAR

    Year 1, Semester 1

    Old

    Course

    Code

    New

     Course

    Code

    Course Name

    Credit Hours

    Pre-requisite

    (Old Code / New Code)

    Course Scope

    ENG 20

    ENG 1120

    Exposition and Argumentation

    3

     

    General Course

    PSYCH 50

    PSYCH 1101

    General Psychology

    3

     

    General Course

    MATH 3

    MATH 1103

    Pre-Calculus

    3

    GFP

    (Maths)

    General Course

    IST 50

    IST 1750

    Introduction to Management Information Systems

    3

    GFP

    (IT)

    General Course

    CS 53

    CS 1570

    Introduction to Programming

    3

    GFP

    (IT & Maths)

    Core Course

    Total Credit Hours

    15

     

     

     

    Year 1, Semester 2

    Old

    Course

    Code

    New

     Course

    Code

    Course Name

    Credit

    Hours

    Pre-requisite

    (Old Code / New Code)

    Course Scope

    ENG 65

    ENG 1600

    Introduction to Technical Communication

    3

    ENG20/

    ENG1120

    Core Course

    ECO 75

    ECON 1175

    Economic Development in the Gulf States

    3

     

    General Course

    MATH 12

    MATH 1212

    Business Calculus

    3

    MATH3/

    MATH1103

    Core Course

    IST 51

    IST 1551

    Implementing Information Systems – User Perspective

    3

    IST50/

    IST1750

    Core Course

     

     

    IST Electives 01

    3

     

    Elective Course

    Total Credit Hours

    15

     

     

     

    SOPHOMORE YEAR

    Year 2, Semester 1

    Old

    Course

    Code

    New

     Course

    Code

    Course Name

    Credit

    Hours

    Pre-requisite

    (Old Code / New Code)

    Course Scope

    SPMS 85

    SPMS 1185

    Principles of Speech

    3

     

    General Course

    ACC 130

    ACC 1130

    Accounting 1

    3

     

    Core Course

    STAT 211

    STAT 3111

    Statistical Tools for Decision Making

    3

    MATH3/MATH1103

    Core Course

    PHIL 212

    PHIL 2001

    Computer Ethics

    3

     

    Core Course

    IST 151

    IST 1552

    Implementing Information Systems – Data Perspective

    3

    IST51/

    IST1551

    Core Course

    Total Credit Hours

    15

     

     

     

    Year 2, Semester 2

    Old

    Course

    Code

    New

     Course

    Code

    Course Name

    Credit

    Hours

    Pre-requisite

    (Old Code / New Code)

    Course Scope

    SPMS 281

    SPMS 3281

    Communication Applications

    3

    SPMS85/

    SPMS1185

    Core Course

    IST 231

    IST 3131

    Computing Internals & Operating Systems

    3

    IST50/IST1750

    Core Course

    IST 233

    IST 3333

    Data Networks and Information Security

    3

    IST50/IST1750

    Core Course

    IST 223

    IST 3423

    Database Management

    3

    IST50/IST1750

    Core Course

    IST 210

    IST 3010

    Seminar

    3

    30 Credits Completed

    Core Course

     

     

    IST Electives 02

    3

     

    Elective Course

    Total

    18

     

     

     

                                        Total Credit Hours : 63

     

    IST Electives / Free Electives / Special Topics:

    Old

    Course

    Code

    New

     Course

    Code

    Course Name

    Credit

    Hours

    Pre-requisite

    (Old Code / New Code)

     

    IST 2002

    Cooperative Training in Information Science & Technology

    3

     

    IST 211

    IST 2211

    Web Design

    3

     

     

    IST 3420

    Introduction to Data Science and Management

    3

    CS53/CS1570

     

    IST 4257

    Network Economy

    3

    -

     

    IST 4450

    Introduction to Information Visualization

    3

     

    IST 354

    IST 4680

    Introduction to Web and New Media Studies

    3

    IST50/IST1750

     

    IST 5168

    Law and Ethics in

    E-Commerce

    3

     

     

    IST 5420

    Business Analytics and Data Science

    3

     

    IST 352

    IST 5652

    Advanced Web Development

    3

    IST151/IST1552

    IST 200

    IST 1001

    Special Topics :
    Java Programming

    3

     

     

    IST 2001

    Special Topics

    3

     

     

    IST 3001

    Special Topics

    3

     

     

    IST 5001

    Special Topics

    3

     

    CS 200

    IST 2000

    Special Problems :

    CCNA Discovery – I

    3

    IST50/IST1750

    CS 300

    IST 3000

    Special Problems :

    CCNA Discovery – II

    3

    CS200/IST2000

    MATH 208

    MATH 3108

    Special Problems :

    Linear Algebra

    3

    MATH3/MATH1103

    CS 263

    CS 3600

    Introduction to Computer Security

    3

    CS53/CS1570

    ERP 246

    ERP 2110

    Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning

    3

    IST50/IST1750

    ERP 342

    ERP 4610

    Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment

    3

    ERP246/ERP2110

    ERP 347

    ERP 5310

    Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment

    3

    ERP246/ERP2110

    MKT311

    MKT 3110

    Marketing

    3

    BUS110/BUS1110

    MKT 380

    MKT 4580

    Marketing Strategy

    3

    MKT311/MKT3110

     

    MKT 5310

    Digital Marketing and Promotions

    3

     

    BUS 110

    BUS 1110

    Management & Organizational behavior

    3

     

    BUS 260

    BUS 5360

    Business Operations

    3

    BUS120/BUS1210

    ECO 121

    ECON1100

    Principles of Microeconomics

    3

     

    FIN 250

    FIN 2150

    Corporate Finance

    3

    BUS120/BUS1210

    ART 80

    ART 1180

    Art Appreciation

    3

     

     

    Emphasis Area:

    Old

    Course

    Code

    New

     Course

    Code

    Course Name

    Credit

    Hours

    Pre-requisite

    (Old Code / New Code)

     

    IST 5885

    Human-Computer Interaction

    3

     

     

    IST 5886

    Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions

    3

    IST5885

     

    IST 5887

    Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation

    3

    IST5885