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    Prince George's Community College
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology


3 Credits
(CYBERWATCH COMMON COURSE EQUIVALENT: CW 120) A survey course in evolving computer technology and its relevance to individuals and society. The societal issues stressed include: privacy, security, ergonomics, accessibility, intellectual property, pervasive computing, as well as other timely topics such as new laws impacting computer use. Becoming fluent in necessary technology applications is integrated into the course and may include such topics as word processing, use of e-mail and Web browsers, spreadsheets, course management systems, and others. Students possessing skills and knowledge in this area may receive credit for INT-1010 by passing the department’s challenge exam (currently the three Internet and Computing Core Certification tests, known as IC3). Students who are already IC3 certified may receive credit for INT-1010 by presenting their certificate to the transfer evaluator in the Office of Admissions and Records. Computer Literacy general education class.
Honors: (Honors version available.) Students must enroll in INT-1010 within the first 18 credits of college-level courses unless their program of study is exempted from the INT requirement.
Prerequisite(s): Reading proficiency.
(Formerly offered as CIS-1010. Students may not receive credit for both CIS-1010 and INT-1010.) 3 class hours with open lab.
Note: Students with little or no computer experience should consider taking INT-1000 Using a Personal Computer, to get the necessary prerequisite skills. All students take a screening test during their first class in INT-1010. Results are used to advise students regarding which course to take.



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