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Information Technology Concepts (ITEC 1100)

Total Credits: 2
Lecture Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 1

Description: This course provides an overview of the business data processing environment. Topics include computer hardware, software, input and output, the central processing unit, information storage and file processing, data communications, systems analysis, the computer programming process, programming languages, personal Information Technology, and issues and trends. If entering the Information Technology programs, you have the option of testing out of ITEC 1100 through successful completion of an online examination for credit. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Major hardware and software components of a typical computer system
2. Fundamental Internet and networking devices; and protocols used by these
3. Introduction to common applications
4. Introductory systems analysis, application development, and project management
5. Introduction to operating systems
6. Data security, privacy and ethics

Learning Outcomes:
1. Outline the role and interactions of computer hardware components
2. Outline the essential functions of an operating system; know common operating systems in use
3. Outline the organization and features of the Internet; and services that utilize it (e.g. www, email)
4. Understand the role of common network components (e.g. servers, cabling, network equipment) and common networking protocols
5. Understand and classify types of business and personal applications
6. Appraise and discuss issues related to data security, current IT issues and ethics

Prerequisites:  Placement into READ 1300 or completion of READ 0200 or ESOL 0052