ISY 275 Portfolio/Experiential Learning

Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Wilmington
Effective Date:
ISY 250, ISY 251


Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
2.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course provides students with the workforce skills necessary for professional job placement in the information security field. Emphasis is given to self-assessment techniques, career planning tools, and professional workplace behavior such as being part of a Help Desk, Customer Support Team, or computer business/industrial facility. Student construct professional portfolios that include work samples, job search packages, and reflections on the required experiential learning components.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:


Schedule Type:
Classroom Course


Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Create professional goals, and evaluate their impact on career development. (CCC 2, 4, 5; PGC 5)
  2. Create a targeted résumé and cover letter. (CCC 1, 4, 5; PGC 5, 6)
  3. Demonstrate professional interviewing and job search techniques and behaviors. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4; PGC 5, 6)
  4. Create a professional portfolio. (CCC 1, 2, 5; PGC 5)
  5. Demonstrate effective customer service skills. (CCC )

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Create professional goals, and evaluate their impact on career development.
    1. Identify personal traits and values.
    2. Discuss the importance of goal setting and setting realistic goals.
    3. Create short and long-term goals, and prioritize them.
    4. Evaluate progress towards achievement of professional goals.
  2. Create a targeted résumé and cover letter.
    1. Identify the steps necessary to build a targeted résumé.
    2. Evaluate different career opportunities.
    3. Write targeted career objectives.
    4. Develop a targeted résumé that aligns education, skills, and experience to a specific career opportunity.
    5. Identify the essential components of a targeted cover letter.
    6. Write a targeted cover letter.
  3. Demonstrate professional interviewing and job search techniques and behaviors.
    1. Use professional strategies during an interview.
    2. Develop and promote a personal statement that showcases skills and relates them to a potential position.
    3. Develop strategies to prepare for interviews.
  4. Create a professional portfolio.
    1. Relate personal interests and professional goals to potential careers opportunities.
    2. Examine the impact of social media on your professional portfolio.
    3. Identify the components of an effective professional portfolio.
    4. Develop and design a professional portfolio.
  5. Demonstrate effective customer service skills.
    1. Explain technical concepts to end-users.
    2. Practice using effective communication and skills in dealing with end-users.
    3. Employ effective-conflict resolution skills.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Identify and remediate vulnerabilities.
  2. Design, plan, and install network systems.
  3. Install and configure operating systems.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to write and debug scripts.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical responsibility.
  6. Communicate effectively to diverse groups of stakeholders.
  7. Perform change management analysis and documentation.
  8. Perform evidence collection and forensics analysis.
  9. Create, modify, and/or implement security policies.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.