ITC 255 Syllabus

ITC 255 Syllabus

Course Title and Number

ITC 255 SSystems Analysis




MW I0:00 Am to 12:15 PM



Course Overview

This project driven course explores the process of identifying when a system needs to be upgraded or replaced. It uses a set of tools and techniques for analyzing system components and requirements, charting process flow and data structures, determining feasibilities and providing alternate solutions.


Students with documented disabilities who need course accommodations, have emergency medical information, or require special arrangements for building evacuation should contact the instructor within the first two weeks of class.

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Steve Conger

Office Location


Office Hours

by appointment


Web Site

Educational Philosopy

The pre-Socratic Philosopher Heraklitos said, "it rests by changing." By this he meant that the normal state of things is constant change. This has never been more true than today. Though, the course focuses on particular software, it has a broader purpose: Software changes constantly. The most important skills to learn, are the techniques for learning new skills, new software, and learning how to generalize the skills you've learned in order to apply them to new situations. These are the skills that will keep you afloat in stream of constantly changing technology.

Student Outcomes and competencies

Methods of Instruction

There are three projects. Show Tracker will be used for in-class examples and lectures. Community Assist will be used for individual assignments and the Certification Tracker project will be used for group projects


UML deMystified Paul Kimmel ISBN 978-0-07-226182-0

Assignments and Schedule

Assignments will be made available in Canvas. The book is primarily for reference.

Topical Outline


Attendance is critical. We will be covering material and doing labs most every day. If you know ahead of time you will not be able to attend, let me know as soon as possible. Otherwise contact me as soon after the absence as you can. Assignment and the scenarios will be assigned a point value. Every assignment will have a rubric to explain how it will be graded.


Percent Grade
90 to 100 4.0
85 to 89 3.5
80 to 84 3.0
75 to 89 2.5
70 to 74 2.0
65 to 69 1.5
60 to 64 1.0