At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:
Discovering Information Technology
This course introduces the student to the basics of computers. It addresses categories of computer knowledge, such as the Internet, hardware, software, applications, careers, and the future of computing.
Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware
This course provides the student with the knowledge about microcomputers and basic network hardware. Topics may include desktop and portable systems, printers, input devices, and fundamental networking components and concepts.
Information Technology Security
This survey course covers information security concepts and mechanisms. Information security concepts reviewed may include data protection techniques, software security, information assurance process, enterprise network security, and attack types/countermeasures.
Network Infrastructure Basics
This course provides students with a conceptual overview of network infrastructure. Topics may include network configurations, network operations, segmentation through subnetting and wireless developments.
This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management, and project integration.
This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications, and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.
Introduction to Operating Systems
In this introduction to operating systems, students are exposed to contemporary desktop and mobile operating systems. Topics may include operating system support, functions, network requirements, virtualization, and basic maintenance.
Introduction to Databases
In this course, students will review the fundamental concepts of database systems, leading to the rationale for today's dominance of the relational database model. In addition, the course will focus on designing and implementing a database, entering data, normalizing tables, and performing queries.
Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations
This course provides students with an introduction to the concepts and systems involved in digital investigations and cybercrime. The course discusses recognized incident response policies and procedures for collecting, preserving, analyzing, and reporting digital evidence, cyber crime history, and current and future threats.
Management and Leadership of Organizations
This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.
Management Information Systems
This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.
The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.
Course content subject to change.