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IT 691 Capstone Project

Course Description: In this project-oriented course student teams develop real-world computer information systems for actual customers. Students learn the importance of a systematic approach in the process of developing robust computer information systems, the management of projects, how to interact with customers and conduct requirements analysis, and the technical and soft skills required. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and knowledge in technical areas that have realistic value in the workplace. Depending on the nature of a project the technical skills can involve e-Commerce and Internet technologies, client-server systems, especially those with Web interfaces to backend databases, relational databases, web design and interfaces, HTML, Java programming, and scripting languages such as PHP and Cold Fusion for accessing databases through web interfaces. In addition to technical skills, students develop problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and teamwork skills. By working on real-world systems with actual customers the students learn the appropriate skills – both technical and soft skills – for filling meaningful roles in the professional IT workplace.


3 credits