The IS minor presents a framework which specifies an appropriate set of information technology classes for students interested in a business-oriented I.T. minor that will enhance their resume and provide knowledge and skills useful in a business context.
The minor is 15 hours:
I.T. Foundations (3 credits)
The foundation course will provide an introduction to fundamental concepts as well as an overview of the Information Technology field. It provides a framework on which to build depth in other courses.
An understanding and appreciation for programming is essential to the information systems field. Although most IS professionals are not programmers, all will interact with programmers, be involved with software engineering projects, and have opportunities to use simple programs to move data, and automate tasks, including tasks within spreadsheet and other office productivity tools.
Data Analysis and Data Management are at the heart of the IS profession. The two most important tools in that area are spreadsheets and database management systems. The two required core courses of the IS minor build practical and conceptual expertise with these two essential technologies.
ITEC elective hours allow the student seeking a minor in Information Systems to explore an additional area that is of interest to them and/or that complements their major field of study. Students are encouraged to consult with a minor advisor when selecting an elective class or classes. Students may select any ITEC prefixed class however they may not count a second foundations course.