Digital Media Technology

Paul Burkholder, MS, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8123
Email: burkholder.p@RhodesState.edu
Office: 179M JJC

The Information and Emerging Technology department consists of three IT majors: Web Programming/Computer Programming, Digital Media Technology, Network Security, and two emerging technology majors: Operations Excellence and Food Science.

Each of these majors provide the students with a valuable education using state-of-the-art coursework, equipment and technology.

The Digital Media Technology Major approaches media from creative and technical perspectives. Students will take advantage of the latest software to design and produce advertisements and websites, create animation, edit digital pictures and digital video, and produce a variety of other media communication vehicles that meet the needs of the marketplace. This option is for individuals who desire careers in developing websites, desktop publishing, illustrators, graphic designers, or multimedia producers.
 

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Digital Media Technology Major

Associate of Applied Science Degree
Available only in a Hybrid/Blended Format

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
First SemesterHours
COM 1110 English Composition 3
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace 3
CPT 1580Introduction to Graphic Design and Layout 3
CPT 2650Creating and Editing Digital Images 3
CPT 2670Graphics Software and Applications 3
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
 Term Hours16
Second Semester
CPT 1050 Technology Basics for IT Pro 3
CPT 1120Introduction to VB Programming 3
CPT 2700Digital Video Editing 3
CPT 2760Animation 3
CPT 2770Animation II 3
Technical Studies Elective  3
 Term Hours18
Second Year
First Semester
CPT 1820ASP.NET Programming 3
CPT 1850Webpage Layout and Design 3
CPT 2991Field Experience 1
MGT 1250
   or FIN 1250
Team Building
   or Personal Finance
3
PSY 1010 
   or SOC 1010
General Psychology
   or Sociology
3
MTH 1151
   or MTH 1260
Quantitative Reasoning
   or Statistics
3
 Term Hours16
Second Semester
CPT 2350 Database Programming 3
COM 1140
   or COM 2110
Technical Writing
   or Public Speaking
3
CPT 2750HTML and CSS 3
CPT 2900   Advanced Digital Media Studies Capstone 3
HST 1620
   or HST 2300
American History Since 1877
   or Technology and Civilization
3
 Term Hours15
 Total Hours 65

See here for Portfolio and Capstone information.

Prerequisites:
Students should check course prerequisites before registering. 

  Portfolio

Capstone

CPT 0980 — Developmental Computer Skills
2 Credit hours  

Introduces students to beginning computer terms and concepts. Students will learn how to operate a microcomputer and to use the computers in the campus microcomputer labs. Topics covered include: mouse operation, practice with keyboarding, elementary Windows operating system techniques, use of a flash drive, file management techniques, elementary word processing (Microsoft Word), and elementary electronic spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel). Students will also learn to use the Internet and email.

CPT 1040 — Introductory Computer Applications
1 Credit hour  

Introduces students to general computer terms and concepts. In addition, students will learn how to operate a microcomputer and to use the computers in the campus microcomputer labs. The students will learn about the Windows operating system and how to use a word processor (Microsoft Word) and an electronic spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel). Some keyboard experience is recommended. Self-paced and proficiency exam(s) available.

CPT 1050 — Technology Basics for IT Pro
3 Credit hours  

Covers the use of the microcomputer in a professional environment with a focus on the innovative use of this technology. Students will use decision making tools to assist them in their work or personal environment. The course focuses on technology; history of technology; components of the PC; the Internet; application software including spreadsheet, word processing, and Web technologies. Students will see a variety of IT professions and discuss the daily activities of each. Proficiency exams are available.

CPT 1060 — Intermediate Computer Applications
2 Credit hours  

Introduces students in health majors to become proficient doing the following tasks: research using the internet and search engines, intermediate and advanced features in Windows, advanced topics using Microsoft PowerPoint and advanced topics in Microsoft Word.

CPT 1110 — Introduction to Programming Logic and Design
3 Credit hours  

Introduces computers, systems, and the management of information in a business environment. Provides a comprehensive overview of the principles of programming and teaches the beginning programmer how to develop logical thinking, structured procedural and program logic, and good programming style. Focuses on concepts such as procedural logic, programming concepts and enforces good style and logical thinking. Programming Logic and Design provides the beginning programmer with a guide to developing structured program logic. The course assumes no programming experience and does not focus on any one particular programming language. It introduces programming concepts and enforces good style and logical thinking. This class teaches flowcharting and writing algorithms or pseudo code. Students will learn Python in this course.

CPT 1120 — Introduction to VB Programming
3 Credit hours  

Introduces programming concepts using the Microsoft Visual Basic.Net programming language. The concepts will involve planning and using algorithms; and programming with object-oriented design. There will be applications created using variables and constants, the selection structure, the repetition structure, controls, and handling events. Students should have knowledge of basic computer skills, including file/folder management concepts.
Prerequisites: MTH 0903.

CPT 1250 — Computer Applications in the Workplace
3 Credit hours  

Introduces student to essential concepts in computer terminology, hardware components, operating systems and software issues. The student will have hands-on introduction to word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software using the Windows operating environment. Students will be required to prepare letters, reports and other documents and will be required to import data between the word processing and spreadsheet software applications. Proficiency exam options available. Some keyboard experience is recommended before taking this class.
Prerequisites: Keyboarding experience recommended.

CPT 1410 — Microsoft I
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to installing and configuring a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Network. This course focuses on the initial implementation and configuration of core services, such as Networking, Storage, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Group Policy, File and Print Services, and Hyper-V. Different server roles are looked at including DNS servers, DHCP servers and Active Directory Domain Controllers. This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 exam: 70-410. The material the student will use in this course will include Microsoft Official Academic Course textbooks and CDs.

CPT 1415 — Microsoft II
3 Credit hours  

Describes multiple topics including implementing, managing, maintaining and troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 environment. This course focuses on the administration tasks necessary to maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure such as configuring and troubleshooting name resolution, user and group management with Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Group Policy, implementing Remote Access solutions such as Direct Access, VPNs and Web Application Proxy, implementing Network Policies and Network Access Protection, Data Security, deployment and maintenance of server images, as well as, update management and monitoring of Windows Server 2012 environments. This course will help the student prepare for the following Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 exam: 70-411. The materials the student will use in this course will include Microsoft Official Academic Course textbooks and CDs.
Corequisites: CPT 1410.

CPT 1420 — Microsoft III
3 Credit hours  

Learn advanced configuration and service tasks necessary to deploy, manage and maintain a Windows Server 2012 infrastructure. Topics include advanced networking services, Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS), Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS), Network Load Balancing, Failover Clustering, business continuity and disaster recovery services, as well as, access and information provisioning and protection technologies such as Dynamic Access Control (DAC), and Web Application Proxy integration with AD FS and Workplace Join. This course will help the student prepare for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 70-412 exam. The materials the student will use in this course will include Microsoft Official Academic Course textbooks and CDs.
Prerequisite: CPT 1415.

CPT 1440 — Internet Usage and Web Page Program
1 Credit hour  

Utilizes the Internet to access popular email services, upload and download files, use bulletin boards, new services, and other applications found on the Internet. Social Media services will also be discussed and used. Students will also develop a web page. Some experience with computers is recommended before taking this course.

CPT 1470 — Introduction to Database Programming
3 Credit hours  

Enables students to create, maintain, and manipulate relational databases. They use Oracle SQL Plus to operate in a relational database environment. SQL will be covered. This course is required for IT majors with the digital media option.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1580 — Introduction to Graphic Design and Layout
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to design and layout concepts that make an effective presentation. Topics of instruction will include layout, type design, color usage, scaling photographs and artwork, design of various documents, and integration with written work. An introduction to the use of desktop publishing software will also be included. Classwork will contribute to a required student portfolio.

CPT 1605 — IT Essentials
3 Credit hours  

Prepares students for CompTIA A+ Certification exams. This class is designed for students who want to pursue careers in IT and gain working knowledge of how computers work, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This class is also designed to give the student basic IT and Operating Systems knowledge and introduction into industry terminology and concepts.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1615 — OS Introduction
3 Credit hours  

Discusses operating systems, which are not limited to, Microsoft and Linux. Hands-on-labs and in class material will be presented in a format that will help the student prepare for computer-based questions they might experience on this exam. This course provides exposure to Linux command line utilities, KDE, GNOME, Xserver and basic shell scripting. This class is also designed to give student comparisons between many of the different operating systems utilized in industry. OS Introduction helps a student to prepare for the CompTIA Linux+ Certification exams.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 1620 — Linux Administration I
3 Credit hours  

Develop proficiency in performing maintenance tasks on the command line, installing and configuring a computer running Linux, and configuring basic networking, using virtual machines running Linux. This course will cover system architecture, Linux installation and package management, GNU and UNIX commands, devices, Linux file systems, and file system hierarchy standards.

CPT 1625 — Linux Administration II
3 Credit hours  

Provides students with the knowledge to setup, configure, and maintain a Linux server for use in industry as well as personal use. This class will provide students with knowledge to setup, configure, and maintain a Linux Server. Topics covered will be how to configure server based services including, but not limited to, SNMP management services, email, secure file sharing, and SQL. This class will also cover different distributions for Linux including, but not limited to, Fedora and Ubuntu. This class will assist in the preparation for the LPIC-1 Certification Exam 101 and 102.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620.

CPT 1705 — Cisco I - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

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, the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. Labs use a "model internet" to allow students to analyze real data without affecting production networks. At the end of the course, students build simple LAN topologies by applying basic principles of cabling, performing basic configurations of network devices such as routers and switches, and implementing IP addressing schemes.

CPT 1715 — Cisco II - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

Describes the architecture, components, and operation of routers, and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Students analyze, configure, verify and troubleshoot the primary routing protocols RIPv1, RIPv2, EIGRP, and OSPF. By the end of this course, students will be able to recognize and correct common routing issues and problems. Students complete a basic procedural lab, followed by basic configuration, implementation, and troubleshooting labs in each chapter.
Prerequisites: CPT 1705.

CPT 1820 — ASP.NET Programming
3 Credit hours  

Introduces web programming technologies. ASP.NET is a server-side programming environment that you can use to create and run dynamic interactive web server applications. The student will use HTML and Visual Basic and databases to create data driven and interactive web sites.
Prerequisites: CPT 1120.

CPT 1850 — Webpage Layout and Design
3 Credit hours  

Introduces student to the software Dreamweaver. This course is intended to expose the student to the concepts of developing and displaying web pages using hypertext markup language (HTML) editors for visually designing and managing websites and pages in a professional environment. The course will introduce the student to the features of Dreamweaver with a series of explantions, examples, exercises and projects that develop the skills needed to develop attractive and effective web pages and create, organize and manage websites. Students will learn to use tables, layers, frames, style sheets, behaviors and forms.

CPT 1940 — Introduction to Cybersecurity
3 Credit hours  

Explores the broad topic of Cybersecurity in a way that matters to the student. Each student will learn how to protect personal data and privacy online and in social media, and why more and more IT jobs require Cybersecurity awareness and understanding.

CPT 1945 — Introduction to the Internet of Things
3 Credit hours  

Examines the evolution of the Internet and how the interconnection of people, processes, data, and things is transforming every industry. This course provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation.

CPT 1950 — Security Awareness
3 Credit hours  

Provides a basic survey of the importance of IT security awareness and data confidentiality. This security awareness-training course walks users through every aspect of Information Security in a very broad, easy to understand way and explains to them the value of securing data, both for themselves and the organization. The class will introduce legislation, local, state and federal privacy policies and liability of individuals and institutions related to data confidentiality and integrity. The course will introduce risk management, security policies, and common threats and countermeasures. The course will also present best practices in access control and password policies. This course will prepare a student to take the CompTIA Security+ Certification exam.

CPT 1955 — Firewall Essentials
3 Credit hours  

Exposes students to various firewall devices. The course will enable a student to install, configure, and manage essential features of various firewalls. This course will also teach students how to build reliable firewall security measures including, but not limited to, access lists, VPNs, and least privilege concepts.

CPT 1965 — Application of Network and Computer Security
3 Credit hours  

Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. Students learn to provide modular, scalable security, using firewalls, access management, host security, and encryption as the foundation for security. Students will utilize case studies to implement access management including AAA, TACAS+, Kerberos, and physical card devices or token cards. Students will develop auditing procedures that combine host and network security practices.
Prerequisites: CPT-1930, CPT-1720.

CPT 1990 — Independent Study in CPT
1-5 Credit hours  

Provides the student with an opportunity for in-depth work on a special topic within the field of Information Technology which the student was not able to pursue in the desired degree of depth in the regular course offerings. During the first week of the semester, the student is required to describe the proposed course of study in writing that he/she wishes to pursue. Such proposal must be submitted to the division dean for approval and student assignment to an Information Technology area faculty member for overseeing the project. This course of independent study may be substituted for an Information Technology technical course if it is applicable. Not more than five (5) credit hours will count towards graduation.

CPT 2070 — Educational Technology
3 Credit hours  

Encompasses effectively identifying, location, evaluating, designing, preparing and efficiently using educational technology as an instructional resource in the classroom as related to principles of learning and teaching. Required course for all preservice teachers. Candidates will develop increased classroom communication abilities through lectures, discussions, modeling, laboratory experiences and completion of a comprehensive project.

CPT 2110 — Introduction to Programming - COBOL
4 Credit hours  

Introduces students to basic programming terms, concepts, and documentation techniques. By the end of the course students will be able to design, write, compile, test and debug basic computer programs. Programming is done using the structured Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL). Topics covered include formatting/printing, computing, decision making, iteration, multi-level control break processing, and data validation. This course covers both batch and interactive processing. Microsoft Windows experience is recommended.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 2120 — Advanced COBOL Programming
4 Credit hours  

Introduces students to advanced programming terms and concepts. By the end of the course students will be able to design, write, compile, test, and debug advanced COBOL programs. Topics covered include arrays and tables, sequential and indexed file processing, sorting, and screen design. This course also incorporates the elements of systems design through completed programming and documentation. Each student will design and implement a complete information system. The system will include multiple programs, make use of sequential and indexed files and use batch and interactive processing.
Prerequisites: CPT 1110.

CPT 2130 — JavaScript Programming
3 Credit hours  

Acquires the fundamentals of JavaScript programming to enhance the user experience and responsiveness of web sites. Students will create simple JavaScript code that will work well across multiple browser platforms. It will ready students to learn many of the pre-written jQuery libraries that will allow them to create professional web sites.

CPT 2210 — Systems Analysis and Design
3 Credit hours  

Presents an introduction to the fundamental concepts of business systems analysis and design. Topics covered include an introduction to information systems, systems planning, systems analysis, systems design, systems implementation, systems operation, systems support, and security. The course presents a practical approach using a blend of traditional development with current technologies. It uses "real world" case studies that promote critical thinking and student participation.
Prerequisites: At least one programming course.

CPT 2350 — Database Programming
3 Credit hours  

Designed to obtain an understanding of relational database management concepts, theories, and procedures. They will design and create a relational database. The student will also normalize a database and design a relational database schema. The will use Oracle to access and manipulate data in a relational database environment. They will received extensive instruction on how to perform queries using Oracle SQL. At the end of the semester, the student should be able to use Oracle SQL in the SQL Plus Environment to perform advanced queries on a relational database.
Corequisites: CPT 1050.

CPT 2400 — Special Studies in IT
3 Credit hours  

Covers advanced topics using sub and function procedures, multi-tier database access and using classes to build object-oriented programs. This course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing skills.
Prerequisites: CPT 1120, CPT 1820, CPT 2350, EET 2320.

CPT 2500 — iOS Mobile Applications Development
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the concepts of building iOS applications for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. This course will also cover using the Apple Macintosh's development program Xcode 4.
Prerequisites: EET 2320.

CPT 2540 — Computer and Network Security
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include the historical view of networking and security, security issues, trends, security resources, and the role of policy, people, and processes in information security. Upon completion, students should be able to identify information security risks, create an information security policy, and identify processes to implement and enforce policy.

CPT 2545 — Scripting for Cybersecurity Professionals
3 Credit hours  

Introduces the student to a variety of scripting languages. These scripting languages are an integral part of modern Penetration Testing tools. The course starts with an introduction to Windows PowerShell and Linux Shell scripting. This course will also cover Ruby, PHP, and Python scripting, concluding with a brief overview of Debugging and Disassembly.

CPT 2550 — Cryptography and Encryption
3 Credit hours  

Covers the usage of cryptographic protocols for computer and network applications. With the advent of electronic commerce, online transactions, consumer computing and authentication, cryptography is playing an important role in securing the privacy and authenticity of electronically stored and transmitted information. Assuring the quality, validity and privacy of information is one of the key applications of Cryptography. This course covers all aspects of cryptographic applications, using the basic concepts of encryption, PKI, hashing and signatures.

CPT 2555 — Network Forensics
3 Credit hours  

Provides a comprehensive understanding of network forensic analysis principles. Within the context of forensics security, network infrastructures, topologies, and protocols are introduced. Students understand the relationship between network forensic analysis and network security technologies. Students will learn to identify network security incidents and potential sources of digital evidence and demonstrate the ability to perform basic network data acquisition and analysis using computer based applications and utilities. Students will also identify potential applications for the integration of network forensic technologies and demonstrate the ability to accurately document network forensic processes and analysis.

CPT 2650 — Creating and Editing Digital Images
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to creating and/or editing digital images. Students will learn to create bitmap images using a variety of software tools, and will capture digital images using a digital camera and a scanner, and transfer those images to a computer for editing. Students will learn both the design and productions perspective, including creating and managing layer masks, creating color effects and improving images with adjustments layers, working with text and combining text and imagery, and using filters and layer styles to create eye-popping special effects. This is a hands on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2670 — Graphics Software and Applications
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to creating and/or editing digital graphics. Students will learn to create vector graphics using a variety of software tools to create simple graphics, icons, and text to complex and multilayered illustrations. Through a thorough exploration of vector graphics students are able to apply their knowledge to all of the software tools, features and special effects, allowing them to create fun and interesting artwork. This is a hands on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2700 — Digital Video Editing
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to video production, compression, and editing concepts. Students will record video, capture the video to a computer, build a video presentation using a combination of video, sound, graphics, titles, and effects. This is a hands-on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2705 — Cisco III - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

Provides a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Students learn about the hierarchical network design model and how to select devices for each layer. The course explains how to configure a switch for basic functionality and how to implement Virtual LANs, VTP, and Inter-VLAN routing in a converged network. The different implementations of Spanning Tree Protocol in a converged network are presented, and students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to implement a WLAN in a small-to-medium network.
Prerequisites: CPT 1715.

CPT 2715 — Cisco IV - CCNA
3 Credit hours  

Discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in enterprise networks. The course uses the Cisco Network Architecture to introduce integrated network services and explains how to select the appropriate devices and technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to implement and configure common data link protocols and how to apply WAN security concepts, principles of traffic, access control, and addressing services. Finally, the students learn how to detect, troubleshoot, and correct common enterprise network implementation issues.
Prerequisites: CPT 1715.

CPT 2740 — Cisco V - CCNP
3 Credit hours  

Provides students with an opportunity to learn how to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. Students will also learn how to install, configure, monitor, and troubleshoot network infrastructure equipment. Topics include configuration of EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols, and how to manipulate and optimize routing updates between these protocols. Other topics include multicast routing, IPv6, and DHCP configuration.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715.

CPT 2741 — Cisco VI - CCNP
3 Credit hours  

Covers the deployment of state-of-the art campus LANs. The primary focus is on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable, scalable, multilayer-switched LANs. Focus areas of the course include VLANs, Spanning Tree Protocol, wireless client access, minimizing service loss, and minimizing data theft in a campus network. This hands-on, lab-oriented course stresses the design, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of multilayer switched networks.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715.

CPT 2750 — HTML and CSS
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), two of the core technologies for building web pages. HTML provides the structure of the page, CSS the (visual and aural) layout, for a variety of devices. HTML5 features are designed to make it easy to include and handle multimedia and graphical content on the web without having to resort to proprietary plugins and APIs. Along with graphics and scripting, HTML and CSS are the basis for building web pages and web applications. This is a hands on course. Classwork will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2760 — Animation
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to produce visually innovative motion graphics and effects for film, video, DVD, and the web. Students will also learn how to composite and animate in 2D or 3D space using multiple cameras and lights. Integration of this product will be used in conjunction with other software packages. Students will create rich internet content and applications by using powerful video, multimedia and application development features. Upon completion of this course, students will be well versed in creating animations for a variety of uses. Class work will contribute to a student portfolio.

CPT 2770 — Animation II
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to create rich internet content and applications by using powerful video, multimedia, and application development features. Upon completion of this course students will be well versed in creating animation for a variety of uses. Classwork will contribute to student portfolio.

CPT 2900 — Advanced Digital Media Studies Capstone
3 Credit hours  

Allows students to demonstrate their proficiency by integrating technical knowledge with core skills and abilities. The skills learned in previous digital media courses will be combined and used to produce an advanced multimedia project of the student's digital media skills. The course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing.
Prerequisites: COM 1110, CPT 1850, CPT 2650, CPT 2670, CPT 2700
Corequisites: CPT 2750, CPT 2760, CPT 2770.

CPT 2930 — Ethical Hacking I
3 Credit hours  

Acquaints students with the world of offensive information security. This penetration testing training introduces the latest hacking tools and techniques in the field and simulates a full penetration test, from start to finish, by injecting the student into a diverse and vulnerable network. This class does express the legal and ethical aspects of utilizing these tools in industry.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2935 — Ethical Hacking II
3 Credit hours  

Acquaints students with the world of offensive information security. Students will not only apply knowledge of security concepts, tools, and procedures to react to security incidents, it ensures that they can anticipate security risks and guarding against them. This class will also cover investigative techniques and post mortem analysis of attacks on a network
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2940 — Virtualization I
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to the installation, configuration, and management of the VMware ESXi server infrastructure. The materials the student will use in this course will include VMware Official Academic Course textbooks. This is the first of two VMware course offered.

CPT 2945 — Virtualization II
3 Credit hours  

Explores the advanced features of installation, configuration, and management of the VMware ESXi server infrastructure using vSphere, VMware ESXi, VMware vCenter. the materials the student will use in this course will include VMware Official Academic Course textbooks. This is the second of two VMware courses offered.

CPT 2950 — VoIP I
3 Credit hours  

Applies the core principles of voice and data technology as they integrate the IP Telephony architecture. Topics included in this course will be modifylng the LAN, MAN, and WAN to accomodate IP Telephony and translating the various layers in the OSI model. Quality of Service (QoS) will be described, as well as cabling issues for IP Telephony in the enterprise. Asterisk and other open source IP Telephony services will be covered in this course.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2955 — VoIP II
3 Credit hours  

Introduces students to the building and configuration of CISCO IP Telephony infrastructure. Call Manager Express will be utilized, each of these voice exchange systems will be configured, and time will be spent determmining when to best utilize each system in different situations.
Prerequisites: CPT 1620, CPT 1410.

CPT 2960 — CCNA Security
3 Credit hours  

Develops the skills needed to succeed in IT-related degree programs and prepare for the CCNA Security certification. It provides a theoretically rich, hands-on introduction to network security, in a logical sequence driven by technologies. The goals of CCNA Security are as follows: provide an in-depth, theoretical understanding of network security; provide an experience- oriented course that employs industry-relevant instructional approaches to prepare students for associate-level jobs in the industry; enable students to have significant hands-on interaction with IT equipment to prepare them for certification exams and career opportunities. Upon completion of the CCNA Security course, students will be able to perform the following tasks: describe the security threats facing modern network infrastructures; secure network device access; implement the Cisco IOS IPS feature set; implement site-to-site IPSec VPNs; administer effective security policies.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715.

CPT 2965 — Applications of Network Security
3 Credit hours  

Focuses on interoperability of real world server integration combining services across various platforms. Topics will include, but not limited to, integration of Windows, Linux, and Novell systems, file sharing, domain services, directory services, database services, VPNs, web services, print services, VoIP services, and server clustering. With these services being implemented security will also be stressed. Services will need to be avaialble as well as secure. The course will include an e-portfolio assignment and an exit evaluation of critical thinking and writing.
Prerequisites: CPT 2715, CPT 2935.

CPT 2991 — Field Experience
1-4 Credit hours  

Enables work activity which relates to an individual student's occupational objectives. With permission of a faculty advisor, the field experience replaces elective or required courses in a student's associate degree program. The experience is coordinated by a faculty member of the college who assists the student in planning the experience, visits the site of the experience for a conference with the student and his/her supervisor at least once during the semester and assigns the course grade to the student after appropriate consultation with the employer/supervisor.
Prerequisites: Completion of first semester and faculty advisor approval. This course is graded S/U.

Paul Burkholder, MS, BS, AAS, AAS, CCNA, CCNA Security, ITQ
Chair and Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8333
Office: JJC 179M
Email: burkholder.p@rhodesstate.edu

Lisa Cogley, MA, BS, AAB
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8207
Office: JJC 179H
Email: cogley.l@rhodesstate.edu

Michael Eilerman, BS, MCSE, MCP
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8330
Office: JJC 179L
Email: eilerman.m@rhodesstate.edu

Elisa Hueve, BS
Instructor
Phone: 419-995-8181
Office: JJC 179F
Email: hueve.e@rhodesstate.edu

Ronald Leonard, MS, BME
Instructor
Phone: 419-995-8402
Office: JJC 102
Email: leonard.r@rhodesstate.edu

Diane Miller, MA, BA, AAB
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8140
Office: JJC 179G
Email: miller.d@rhodesstate.edu

Steve Stiles, BS, AAB, AAB, CCNA, CCNA Security, ITQ
Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-995-8325
Office: JJC 179K
Email: stiles.s@rhodesstate.edu

Alisa Van Overstraeten, MS, BS, AAB, AAB
Instructor

Digital Media Technology Certificate 

CPT 1050 Technology Basics for IT Pro3
CPT 1120Introduction to VB Programming3
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
CPT 1580Introduction to Graphic Design and Layout3
CPT 1850Webpage Layout and Design3
CPT 2350 Database Programming3
CPT 2650Creating and Editing Digital Images3
CPT 2670Graphics Software and Applications3
CPT 2700Digital Video Editing3
CPT 2750HTML and CSS3
CPT 2760Animation3
CPT 2770Animation II3
Total Hours36

Pre-Gaming Design Certificate

This Pre-Gaming Design certificate is for students interested in ultimately pursuing a degree in computer game design. The curriculum consists of introductory courses typically required by colleges that offer associate degrees in computer game design. For students planning to pursue a degree, college-level math and English courses are advisable. For students transferring after completion, consult with the four-year institution for transfer guidelines.

CPT 1050 Technology Basics for IT Pro3
CPT 1120Introduction to VB Programming3
CPT 1580Introduction to Graphic Design and Layout3
CPT 1850Webpage Layout and Design3
CPT 2500iOS Mobile Applications Development3
CPT 2130JavaScript Programming3
CPT 2650Creating and Editing Digital Images3
CPT 2670Graphics Software and Applications3
CPT 2700Digital Video Editing3
EET 2320C# Programming3
Total Hours30
 

Video & Graphic Specialist Certificate 

CPT 1050 Technology Basics for IT Pro3
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3
CPT 1580Introduction to Graphic Design and Layout3
CPT 2650Creating and Editing Digital Images3
CPT 2670Graphics Software and Applications3
CPT 2700Digital Video Editing3
CPT 2750HTML and CSS3
CPT 2760Animation3
CPT 2770Animation II3
CPT 1850Webpage Layout and Design3
Total Hours30

See www.RhodesState.edu/GainfulEmployment for additional information on certificates.