IT-214: Database Fundamentals - Department of Applied Information

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Transfer Orientation
Welcome!
Bachelor of Science
Applied Information Technology
AIT Website
Most of what you need to know about AIT is
listed at the AIT Website:
http://ait.gmu.edu/
GMU’s Dept. of Applied
Information Technology
@GMUAIT
Transfer Student Orientation - B.S.
Applied Information Technology
Your Success
FOUR steps to success:
Step 1 – Transfer Credits
Step 2 – Courses
Step 3 – Advising & Policies
Step 4 – Advising Today
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Step 1– Transfer Credits
• ONE Year before transfer credits are set in
concrete.
• Take care of issues THIS semester!!!
• Review Transfer Evaluation
• If there is an issue, get it addressed
• If you think you’re entitled to more, file an appeal
• There is no grace period
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Step 2 – Courses
• We strongly advise you to complete:
IT Foundation courses (100 & some 200-level) first
IT Core courses (200 & some 300-level) then,
IT Concentration courses (300 & 400-level) then,
Senior Capstone courses (400-level)
Many courses have prerequisites!
• Not tied to catalog year, rather, the term course is taken!
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Step 2 – Courses
Location of courses
– Upper division (300 and 400 level)
at PWC
– Non-IT courses and lower division
(100 and 200 level) based at the
Fairfax
Use the Mason Shuttle
http://shuttle.gmu.edu/
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Step 2 – Courses
Important Course Sequences
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EFFECTIVE FALL 2015:
Prerequisites for IT 492 will change
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Step 2 – Courses
Concentrations
IT majors select one of the five Concentrations:
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DTP
HIT
INFS
NTEL
WDM
Database Technology and Programming
Health IT
Information Security
Networking and Telecommunications
Web Development and Multimedia
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Step 3 – Advising & Policies
It is YOUR DEGREE!
• Full-time faculty members in AIT are academic
advisors
• http://ait.gmu.edu/advising/appointments
• Meet with an advisor each semester
• Mrs. Cheryl Howe ([email protected]) – Fairfax
• Nguyen Engineering Building, room 5400
• Ms. Krystal Dains ([email protected]) - Prince
William
• Bull Run Hall, Room102e
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Step 3 – Advising & Policies
• Manage your time!
– Each course will require several hours per week
beyond lectures and labs
– Be realistic about courses you can complete
– Register early. Class fill quickly.
– Plan for traffic on Fairfax & getting to Prince William
• Ask for HELP from Peer Advisors & Faculty!
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Step 3 - Advising & Policies
VCCS Guaranteed Admissions Agreement
– VCCS with AA, AS, or AAS
– GPA = 2.85 or better at application and graduation
• If you meet all requirements, receive a waiver of
lower-level GenEd requirements
• Important to make sure final transcript is recorded!!!
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Step 3- Advising & Policies
Overrides
• Follow the Registration Errors/Override link on the
AIT homepage
• Submit online request for IT and SYST469 courses
only
• Math overrides: [email protected]
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Step 3- Advising & Policies
For students who have similar transfer coursework
(ITP120, ITE170, ITD256) you can take:
• 1 Credit Courses IT193, 194, 196
– Self-paced, online
– Credit for IT106, 213, 214
– More information: http://ait.gmu.edu/go/review-courses
OR
• Take IT106, 213 and 214 at Mason
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Step 3- Advising & Policies
• Successful completion of prerequisite is ‘C’ or better
• Three Strikes… you’re OUT!
– If you get a ‘C-’ or lower you have not met the
prerequisite
– 3rd attempt must have AIT approval
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Is Cheating Worth Its Cost?
Pros to Cheating
Cons to Cheating
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Get past a tough
assignment
Don't have to do the
work
Not learning the material you paid to learn
Risk poor performance on exams
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Risk an Honor Code violation
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Cost of ~$1300 (in-state tuition) to retake the class, a
delay in graduation, and a lowered GPA
Risk academic suspension
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Cost of ~$100 and your time
Risk an F in the course
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Violations appear on your record and are caught by
background checks (e.g. security clearance)
Risk forced completion of an academic integrity
seminar
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If you do not know the material, the exams will be tough
Delay in graduation and a notation on your transcript
Risk expulsion
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All of your time and money to date would be for naught
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Step 4 – Advising Today
• Meet with an advisor today
• Individualized advising sheets available
• Schedule an appointment if you need more
time http://ait.gmu.edu/advising/appointments
• Don’t forget:
GMU’s Dept. of Applied
Information Technology
@GMUAIT
Transfer Student Orientation - B.S.
Applied Information Technology

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