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SIU Undergraduate catalogs 2017-2018

Electronic Systems Technologies (EST), p. 225-229.
Information Systems and Applied Technologies (ISAT), p.295-299.


1. Approved Career Electives (33-42 hours)

2. Required Major Courses (27 hours)

3. Approved Major Electives (21 hours)


 

1. Approved Career Electives (33-42 hours)

  • IST 209-3 Introduction to Programming. This course is designed to introduce students to the design and development of logical solutions to business information processing problems. Upon completion, students will be able to develop algorithms, draw flowcharts and process files and tables using an appropriate computer programming language. Lecture two hours and lab one hour. Prerequisite: IST 207 or EST 201.
  • ISAT 216-3 Information Security Fundamentals. This course provides students in technical programs with an introduction to a broad range of information security concepts. Students will learn concepts required for the CompTIA Security+certification. These include the following domains: networks security, compliance and operational security, threats and vulnerabilities, application, data and host security, assess control and identity management, and cryptography. Lecture and Lab.
  • ISAT 224-3 Network Fundamentals. This course takes a lab/ lecture approach which leads the student through a series of activities involved in the installation of a local area network (LAN) capable of sharing information and a variety of electronic input/output devices. The student will be introduced to various LAN designs, communication protocols, network certification requirements, as well as procedures for selecting, installing, and managing a LAN. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisite: ISAT 121 or concurrent enrollment or consent of school.

Work Experience/Occupational Education

  • EST 258-1 to 30 Electronics Work Experience. Credit granted for prior job skills, management worker relations, and supervisory experience while employed in the electronics industry. Credit will be established by departmental evaluation. This credit may be applied only at the 100 and 200 level unless otherwise determined by the department chair. Restricted to electronic systems technologies majors.
  • EST 259-1 to 60 Electronics Occupational Education. A designation for credit granted for past occupational educational experiences related to electronic systems technologies. Credit will be established by departmental evaluation. This credit may be applied only at the 100 and 200 level unless otherwise determined by the department chair. Restricted to electronic systems technologies majors.

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2. Required Major Courses (27 hours)

Minimum Grade of C Required

EST Core Requirements - 12 hours

  • EST 340-3 Application of Solid State Devices. Lecture/Lab. This course covers the characteristics of semiconductor materials, diodes, power supplies, thyristors, BJTs, FETs, and Op Amps. These devices will be applied to various amplifiers (including multistage), active filters, oscillators, and linear regulators and the student will perform in-depth circuit analysis on these circuits. Restricted to EST majors.
  • EST 341-3 Digital Applications. Lecture/lab. This course covers digital combinational logic and simplification in order to create state machines that may be implemented in programmable logic devices or microprocessors/DSPs. The second part of this course (data synthesis) examines data acquisition, transmission, microcontroller/microcomputer architecture, and digital logic families. Restricted to ISAT majors.
  • EST 451-3 Industry Operations Management. Discusses operational management of technical industries. The course covers forecasting, system design, quality, supply chain/ inventory management, scheduling, and project management. This course is reading and writing intensive, and reflects the College’s Communication-Across-the-Curriculum initiative. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: ISAT 365 and ISAT 366 or consent of school. Restricted to senior status in EST.
  • ISAT 366-3 Applications of Technical Communication. (Same as TRM 316) This course will increase students’ abilities in communicating various workplace documents common to technical disciplines. Oral presentations use computerized presentation software. The course is designed to meet the writing portion of the College’s Communication-Across-the-Curriculum initiative. A grade of C or better is required. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 w/C or better. Restriction: College of Applied Sciences and Arts.

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Electronic Management Specialization - 15 hours

  • EST 365-3 Electronics Industry Data Applications. (Same as ISAT 365, TRM 383) The application of statistical data within the electronics industry to include an introduction to the basic statistical treatment of data, data sources and the design of statistical studies. Emphasis in on the principles and techniques of data analysis, synthesis, and utilization as applied to decision making in the electronics field. Student will gain experience in applying data to decision making through case studies and class projects. Prerequisite: MATH 108 or MATH 125.
  • EST 385-3 Fiscal Aspects of Electronic Systems Technologies. (Same as TRM 361) An introduction to the types of fiscal problems encountered in the electronics industry. The course will address the diverse sizes and types of business within the field and will include an introduction to the accounting process. Emphasis will be given to financial management systems, financial analysis tools, cash flow management and budgeting procedures. Restricted to electronic systems technologies majors.
  • EST 387-3 Electronics Industry Labor-Management Relations. (Same as TRM 332) A study of economic situations that affect labor-management relations in electronics-related career fields. Study will include the evolution of labor relations in the American electronics industry and interactive differences in labor-management relations from a global perspective. Laws that are common to both union and non-union employees will be emphasized. Restricted to electronic systems technologies majors.
  • EST 388-3 Legal Aspects of Electronics. (Same as TRM 362) An introduction to the types of legal problems encountered in the electronics industry to include American legal heritage and legal rights. The course will emphasize the nature and classification of contracts, warranties, product liabilities, consumer protection and applicable employment laws. Restricted to electronic systems technologies majors.
  • IST 404-3 Information Technology Project Management.Combines theory and techniques of project management emphasizing information technology applications. The course adheres to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) using case studies to cover the PMBOK process areas. Students will apply project management skills. Course concepts are strengthened by the use of automated project management software. A grade of C or better is required. Not for graduate credit.

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3. Approved Major Electives (21 hours)

Minimum Grade of C Required; *Duplicated Courses

Cyber Security Track - minimum 15hours

  • ISAT 316-3 Information Assurance I. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the field of Information Security and Assurance. Students will be exposed to the spectrum of security activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures. Coverage will include inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and an overview of the Information Security Planning and Staffing functions. Prerequisite: ISAT 224. Restricted to IST or EST major.
  • ISAT 335-3 Network Protocols and Applications. Students will build upon their fundamental knowledge of networking by examining, in depth, the operation of TCP/IP and a limited set of application layer protocols. The operation and implementation of DHCP, DNS, and HTTP will be discussed with hands-on lab and implementation exercises. Analysis of the most common data link layer protocols will be performed and installation of physical layer components will be performed. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisite: ISAT 224 or consent of school.
  • *ISAT 415-3 Enterprise Network Management. This course teaches students about advanced services and application layer protocols used to support business communications in a complex enterprise network. Students will analyze technical business requirements in order to design and propose technology to meet those requirements. Implementation of the design using common technologies, software, and hardware will be performed as part of student lead lab exercises. Students will focus their network designs by implementing solutions relying on Microsoft Windows technologies. The integration of security principles within network designs is required. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: ISAT 335 with a grade of C or better.
  • ISAT 460-3      Information Assurance II
  • *EST 342-3 Microcontroller Applications Lecture. This course emphasizes microcontroller fundamentals and applications as seen from the standpoint of the technical manager. Microcomputer theory is introduced since microcontrollers are a subset of microcomputer technology. Basic characteristics and principles of microcomputers and microcontrollers will be reviewed to provide an understanding of applications in specific business and industrial settings. Prerequisite: EST 341.
  • *EST 404-3 Communication Systems Management. This course will provide knowledge about the theory of operation, terminology and the underlying principles associated with the transmission of voice, data and video information through telephone, satellite and cellular radio communications equipment at the level of a technical manager. An emphasis on the latest developments in telecommunications and emerging technologies, including networking technologies is covered. The course includes an emphasis on computer network. Not for graduate credit. Restricted to Electronic Systems Technologies majors or consent of school.

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Network & System Administration Track - minimum 15hours

  • *ISAT 327-3 Linux Essentials. Students will learn to use Linux operating systems in this course. Intermediate computing skills are required, but previous experiences to Linux is not necessary. From the foundations of the open source philosophy to advanced command line activities, this course teaches the skills and knowledge needed for the Linux Essentials certification exam. Topics include selecting a Linux distribution, installing applications, operating system security, and basic shell scripting to automate tasks. Lecture and lab.
  • *ISAT 335-3 Network Protocols and Applications. Students will build upon their fundamental knowledge of networking by examining, in depth, the operation of TCP/IP and a limited set of application layer protocols. The operation and implementation of DHCP, DNS, and HTTP will be discussed with hands-on lab and implementation exercises. Analysis of the most common data link layer protocols will be performed and installation of physical layer components will be performed. Lecture and Laboratory. Prerequisite: ISAT 224 or consent of school.
  • ISAT 411-3 Information Storage and Management: Data, Drives and Disaster Recovery.This course will provide students with fundamental understanding of a wide range of data storage devices, techniques, and systems ranging from individual standalone drives to large storage system clusters. Focus will be placed on enterprise storage systems in conjunction with lab exercises. Methods to create secure and recoverable storage systems and forensic discovery. Prerequisite: ISAT 224. Restricted to IST & EST majors.
  • *ISAT 415-3 Enterprise Network Management. This course teaches students about advanced services and application layer protocols used to support business communications in a complex enterprise network. Students will analyze technical business requirements in order to design and propose technology to meet those requirements. Implementation of the design using common technologies, software, and hardware will be performed as part of student lead lab exercises. Students will focus their network designs by implementing solutions relying on Microsoft Windows technologies. The integration of security principles within network designs is required. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: ISAT 335 with a grade of C or better.
  • ISAT 418-3        Cloud Infra & Data Center
  • *EST 404-3 Communication Systems Management. This course will provide knowledge about the theory of operation, terminology and the underlying principles associated with the transmission of voice, data and video information through telephone, satellite and cellular radio communications equipment at the level of a technical manager. An emphasis on the latest developments in telecommunications and emerging technologies, including networking technologies is covered. The course includes an emphasis on computer network. Not for graduate credit. Restricted to Electronic Systems Technologies majors or consent of school.

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The Internet of Things (IoT) Track - minimum 15hours

  • *ISAT 327-3 Linux Essentials. Students will learn to use Linux operating systems in this course. Intermediate computing skills are required, but previous experiences to Linux is not necessary. From the foundations of the open source philosophy to advanced command line activities, this course teaches the skills and knowledge needed for the Linux Essentials certification exam. Topics include selecting a Linux distribution, installing applications, operating system security, and basic shell scripting to automate tasks. Lecture and lab.
  • EST 308-3 Electronic Sensing and Control. This course introduces the principles of acquisition, signal conditioning, and application of measurements and data in industrial and commercial systems. The course also emphasizes the theory and application of solid state and electromechanical devices used in industrial control. Principles of operation of digital and analog process control are introduced. Lecture and Laboratory. Restricted to EST majors or consent of school.
  • *EST 342-3 Microcontroller Applications Lecture. This course emphasizes microcontroller fundamentals and applications as seen from the standpoint of the technical manager. Microcomputer theory is introduced since microcontrollers are a subset of microcomputer technology. Basic characteristics and principles of microcomputers and microcontrollers will be reviewed to provide an understanding of applications in specific business and industrial settings. Prerequisite: EST 341.
  • EST 343-3 Microcontroller Applications Laboratory. Laboratory experiences selected to reinforce microcontroller characteristics and applications in business and industry. Students sample microcontroller programming on operational microcontrollers and through the use of simulation software. Included is the theory of operation, the control of input and output devices, multi-controller communication, and program development and entry. Students will be required to purchase a microcontroller system ranging in cost between $100-130. Prerequisite: EST 342 or concurrent enrollment in 342; may be independent study.
  • *EST 404-3 Communication Systems Management. This course will provide knowledge about the theory of operation, terminology and the underlying principles associated with the transmission of voice, data and video information through telephone, satellite and cellular radio communications equipment at the level of a technical manager. An emphasis on the latest developments in telecommunications and emerging technologies, including networking technologies is covered. The course includes an emphasis on computer network. Not for graduate credit. Restricted to Electronic Systems Technologies majors or consent of school.
  • EST 407-3 Industrial Networking and Systems Integration. The selection, configuration, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of industrial peer-to-peer and device level networks will be examined with the purpose of forming a complete industrial control network structure. The integration of various industrial control devices, components, and automation cells to form a complete automated control system will be examined. Safety and standard practices will be emphasized throughout the course. Lecture and Laboratory. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: EST 307.

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