ITN 290 IT Capstone


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Dover, Wilmington
Effective Date:
2020-52
Prerequisite:
ITN 101, ITN 103, ITN 110, ITN 120, ITN 150, ITN 160, ITN 170, ITN 180, ITN 200
Co-Requisites:

None

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

This capstone course prepares students to integrate their knowledge, skills, behaviors, and abilities acquired in the ITN program into workplace practice. Topics include workplace skills necessary for professional job placement and career success, a comprehensive professional portfolio, an experiential learning component, and an Information Technology (IT) project.

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:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Video Conferencing
Web Conferencing
Hybrid Course
Online Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Develop skills and strategies to prepare for employment in IT. (CCC 1, 4; PGC 2)
  2. Create professional goals, evaluate their impact on career development, and formulate a lifelong learning plan that empowers personal and professional growth. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 2, 4, 5)
  3. Design, develop, and present an IT project to solve an industry-related problem. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)

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. Develop skills and strategies to prepare for employment in IT.
    1. Create a targeted résumé and cover letter.
    2. Model effective interviewing skills.
    3. Demonstrate appropriate and effective job search skills.
    4. Identify job opportunities based on self-reflection.
    5. Identify values, skills, interests, and motivations to make informed practical career decisions.
  2. Create professional goals, evaluate their impact on career development, and formulate a lifelong learning plan that empowers personal and professional growth.
    1. Reflect on learning experiences throughout the ITN program and the integration of knowledge, skills, and aptitudes across disciplines.
    2. Develop professional and personal lifelong learning goals.
    3. Create a plan to achieve lifelong learning goals.
    4. Complete a professional portfolio.
  3. Design, develop, and present an IT project to solve an industry-related problem.  
    1. Plan an IT project to solve an industry-related problem.
    2. Research potential solutions for an industry-related problem.
    3. Design and develop an IT project to solve an industry-related problem.
    4. Present a solution for an industry-related problem.
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.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

IT Project

25%

Professional Portfolio

25%

Career Prep Assignments

25%

 

Personalized Learning Plan

25%

TOTAL

100%

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. Solve technology-related problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
  2. Articulate the role of the technology professional in organizations to support the ethical use of information technology.
  3. Apply fundamental security concepts and strategies for maintaining and securing information technology.
  4. Read and interpret technical information and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences using oral, print, and multimedia strategies.
  5. Demonstrate the importance of lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
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.