Course Number and Title: ITN 290 IT Capstone & Work-Based Learning
This course prepares students to integrate their knowledge, skills, behaviors, and abilities acquired in the ITN program into workplace practice. This practical work-based learning experience allows students to apply theory with experience and thought with action. The class meets on a regular basis to evaluate activities, share experiences, and assess professional skills development. Students demonstrate the achievement of program competencies through work-based learning experiences culminating in the presentation of a comprehensive professional portfolio and IT project.
This course requires 30 hours of seminar and 90 hours of work-based learning experience in an IT-related setting approved by the ITN department. Many workplace experiences require that a student must pass a criminal background check and for some positions a health screening (this cost is to be paid by the student). Students must provide their own transportation to and from the work-based learning experience site and seminar.
- Develop skills and strategies to prepare for employment in IT. (CCC 1, 4; PGC 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)
- Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and employ essential skills for proficiency in the workplace. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PGC 2, 4)
- Apply appropriate offensive and defensive security measures within IT. (CCC 2, 4, 6; PGC 1, 3, 4)
- Design, implement, and manage 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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Develop skills and strategies to prepare for employment in IT.
- Create a targeted résumé and cover letter.
- Model effective interviewing skills.
- Demonstrate appropriate and effective job search skills.
- Identify job opportunities based on self-reflection.
- Identify values, skills, interests, and motivations to make informed practical career decisions.
- Create professional goals, evaluate their impact on career development, and formulate a lifelong learning plan that empowers personal and professional growth.
- Reflect on learning experiences throughout the ITN program and the integration of knowledge, skills, and aptitudes across disciplines.
- Develop professional and personal lifelong learning goals.
- Create a plan to achieve lifelong learning goals.
- Complete a professional portfolio.
- Demonstrate professionalism in the workplace and employ essential skills for proficiency in the workplace.
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills as a collaborative team member.
- Reflect on self-efficacy as a collaborative team member.
- Demonstrate ethical decisions for a given scenario.
- Apply appropriate offensive and defensive security measures within IT.
- Identify potential vulnerabilities of a system.
- Select appropriate security measurements to address vulnerabilities.
- Implement risk management strategies to secure an IT system.
- Design, implement, and manage an IT project to solve an industry-related problem.
- Plan an IT project to solve an industry-related problem.
- Research potential solutions for an industry-related problem.
- Design and implement an IT project to solve an industry-related problem.
- Manage and document an IT project.
- Communicate a solution for an industry-related problem.
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:
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.
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Solve technology-related problems using critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.
- Articulate the role of the technology professional in organizations to support the ethical use of information technology.
- Apply fundamental security concepts and strategies for maintaining and securing information technology.
- Read and interpret technical information and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences using oral, print, and multimedia strategies.
- Demonstrate the importance of lifelong learning that empowers personal and professional growth.
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.