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At CalSouthern, you have the option of enrolling in a course without committing to a degree program. It’s a fantastic way to get a feel for the CalSouthern online learning experience before enrolling. You can apply the credits you earn to a CalSouthern bachelor’s degree program, or, since CalSouthern is regionally accredited, the credits are readily transferable into a bachelor’s program at another institution, as well.* Or, maybe you simply want to gain college-level knowledge and expertise in a topic area of interest to you.
Choose from any of the undergraduate courses in CalSouthern’s School of Business. A vast selection of subjects are available, on topics as diverse as business communication, marketing, finance, human resources and international business.
Getting started is quick and easy. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. Courses start every month and you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!
*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.
Undergraduate Business Courses
TECH 2430 Systems Analysis and Design
The focus of systems analysis and design is for the student to gain the skills, tools, and techniques that are fundamental to successfully develop various types of information systems. These information systems include both computer and non-computer designed formats. This course also provides the student with the knowledge to initiate, develop, and manage systems projects, plus, design, structure, and implement database systems.Learning Outcomes:
- Define information system analysis and different SDLC phases.
- Identify various software packages and vendor claims.
- Define various project terms and communications methods.
- Explain project identification and value chain analysis.
- Define various financial and feasibility characteristics.
- Summarize the systems development life cycle and various system requirements.
- Demonstrate DFDs and various conventional levels.
- Determine importance of data models and SDLC phases.
- Evaluate normalization, tables, and logical data models.
- Demonstrate how to design forms and reports, plus, use proper labeling techniques.
- Define various system design, dialogue, and interface terms.
- Explain menus, client/server systems, and architectural protocols.
- Examine code testing, types of learning, and help desk functions.
- Discuss maintenance characteristics and database functions.
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Mentor
- Access information efficiently and effectively.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.
- Practices ethical behavior in regard to information and information technology.