CPT275: CPT Senior Project
Catalog course description: This course includes the design, development, testing, and implementation of an instructor-approved project.
Purpose of the course: This course will provide the student with the opportunity to utilize the concepts and skills from previous coursework to analyze and develop a real-life project. This project will also allow the student to be a participant in a long-term team project and to deal with technical issues where independent research will be required.
- CPT275-701 = Network Administration and System Administration
- CPT275-702 = Programming
2017 Fall Semester Class Meetings at 6:00 PM on these Tuesdays during the semester (location to be announced prior to the class meeting):
- August 22, 2017
- September 5, 2017
- September 26, 2017
- October 10, 2017
- October 31, 2017
- November 7, 2017
- November 14, 2017
- November 28, 2017
This Web site has been designed to provide additional support materials for CPT275 students. Please browse through the site and get familiar with all of its features.
- Easily find the current Class Calendar by clicking the button in the menu.
- Visit our CPT Department Jobs Board and browse current job openings for new CPT graduates and recent alumni.
- Try out our online Geek Glossary. Thousands of computer terms from our courses are defined in a user friendly database, a big help when studying class material.
- Network Administration majors can schedule practice time in the Rack Room in preparation for their Performance Exam.
This web site is intended for the exclusive use of students in this class. The purpose of this site is to provide copies of study materials and other resources that will help in the successful completion of this course. Students are encouraged to visit this site regularly and take advantage of these resources.
Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester, the Computer Technology Department has combined the former IST260 course, which was the capstone course for Network Systems Administration and System Administration students, with CPT275 which was previously the capstone course for Programming students only. Now we have one course, CPT275, which will serve as the capstone course for all students finishing their Associate of Applied Science in Computer Technology degree.
The first objective for all CPT Department students in CPT275-701 is to meet IT experts in our area and learn about the job market, the IT industry, and plan for your next step after leaving Greenville Tech. We will do this through the CPT275 Senior Project Events Series.
The second objective for our CPT275-701 for Networking students capstone course is to give each of our networking and systems administration graduates a chance to prove that they can implement a networking solution or configure a small datacenter. We have prepared a three-hour Performance Exam that each graduate must make a C or better on in order to graduate from our program. We have invested thousands of dollars in two racks of servers, routers, and switches where the Performance Exam will be done
There are NO TEXTBOOKS in CPT275-701 for Networking or Systems Administration students. However, you may need your old textbooks to brush up on skills from your Microsoft, Cisco, and Linux classes.
As described in the CPT275 Syllabus, 70% of your CPT275 grade will come from the four-hour Performance Exam. The remaining 30% will come from reports you will submit on each of the IT Events.
CPT275 offers programming students the opportunity to work in teams to design and create a software solution for a scenario assigned by your instructor. Programming students can choose the tools they are going to use to accomplish their teams solution. They will divide the various responsibilities among team members. Weekly team meetings are needed to make sure the project is moving along on schedule. Progress reports will be submitted by team members during the semester to document their team's progress. At the end of the semester, each programming team will demonstrate their team's solution to our whole class. CPT275-702 students will also participate in the Senior Project Event Series (eight class meetings) with the other section in CPT275.
There are no additional textbooks required for CPT275-702. The course provides each team member a chance to reflect on the courses taken during their program in the CPT Department. Team members may want to refer back to textbooks and course materials previously taken prior to Senior Project.
In CPT275 we want to introduce our "soon to be" computer technology graduates to the IT community in the upstate. To do this we have scheduled a series of Senior Project Events, one about every two weeks during the semester on Tuesday nights at 6:00 PM. These events will feature either a guest speaker who is a recognized expert in their field or a field trip to an IT implementation in the upstate. Click on the IT Events Calendar for a complete list and details about these events.
CPT275: Computer Technology Senior Project is the capstone course for the Computer Programming and Network Systems Administrations students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Computer Technology from Greenville Tech. Beginning in the Fall 2014 semester, CPT275 also includes all of the components of IST260 (previous capstone course for Network Systems Administration students) which has been suspended by the college administration.
So what is a "capstone course"?
According to Answers.com, "In higher education, capstone courses, also known as senior seminars, offer undergraduate students nearing graduation the opportunity to summarize, evaluate, and integrate some or all of their college experience. The First National Survey of Senior Seminars and Capstone Courses conducted in 1999 suggested that these courses place the highest priority on culminating learning in the academic major. Enrollments in sections of senior seminars and capstone courses are most often kept at fewer than thirty students. These courses are generally treated as academic major or core requirements, most are at least one academic term in length, and most require a major project or presentation."
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