ITC 285: IT Capstone Project
Programs: Information Technology Applications Support, Programming, Web Design, and Web Development AAS options.
Time: M/W – 1pm to 3:15pm
Instructor: Adam Eivy
Class Hours: 55
Length of Course: 11 weeks
Prerequisite: This course to be taken during last or the second-to-last quarter of degree program.
Required Book: None (Web Materials and Lectures only)
This course is designed to help students summarize their learning experience in their certificate or degree courses. The course will aid students in the process of identifying, developing and evaluating a project that summarizes what they have learned. It is intended that this project can also serve as a portfolio piece for future employment or education pursuits.
The class will be comprised of small lectures, leading into discussions and scheduled instructor-supervised one-on-one meetings, small discussion groups, and research.
Upon successful completion of this class, the student will be able to:
- Define an appropriate scope for the project
- Identify a project’s goals and obectives
- Determine a time line for project completion
- Locate a variety of relevant resources from a variety of sources (library, Web, Mentors, etc.)
- Document resource requirements
- Document time spent on project
- Document the project features and functions
- Complete and present a project
- Overview of project process
- Defining an appropriate scope
- Defining goals and outcomes
- Project Management (documenting process and progress, setting benchmarks)
- Locating relevant resources
- Mid term reports
- Documenting project functions and procedures
- internal documentation (code comments, naming conventions)
- External documentation
- How to evaluate the projects success in terms of the goals and outcomes
- Final interview with each student
Presentation: Lecture, demonstration, online materials and hands-on tutorials
Your final grade will be a culmination of your Class Assignments:
- Assignments will create an overall Class Project to be presented at the end of the quarter
- Assignments require critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Assignments will be “assigned” each week according to the class schedule
- Assignments will be “due” according the assignment pages
- Students are responsible for assignment information on assignment pages
- Students are also responsible for assignment information given in class
- Assignments will be marked down 25% for every week they are late
(Americans with Disabilities Act) If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please contact me ASAP.