Sep 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology


Credits 3
Introduction to Information Technology is a survey course in evolving information technology and its relevance to individuals and society. Students examine the categories of computing devices and different types of computer applications, software and their uses. Emphasis in this course is on enhancing students’ skills in data analysis and programming. Additionally, students evaluate ethical principles related to privacy, security, intellectual property and how these apply to their academic and professional life. They also explore strategies to manage risks related to systems security threats. Lastly, students learn about the basic principles of connectivity and data communications.

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 three certificates to the transfer evaluator in the Office of Admissions and Records.

Note:  Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers a review course for the IC3 exams (DPR 910) as well as free pre-registration for either MOS or IC3 exams at the College (DPR 911).   All students take a screening test during their first class in INT 1010. Results are used to advise students regarding which path to take. 

3 class hours with open lab. (Honors version available.)
Computer Literacy general education class.
Honors version available.
Prerequisite(s): none
Formerly (Formerly offered as CIS-1010. Students may not receive credit for both CIS-1010 and INT-1010.)
3 class hours with open lab.
Note: Notes: Continuing Education offers a review course for the IC3 exams (DPR-910) as well as free pre-registration for either MOS or IC3 exams (DPR-911) at the college.

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.

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.
Course Outcomes
 

  1. Describe the categories of computing devices.
  2. Compare and contrast types of computer applications and software and their uses.  
  3. Demonstrate basic proficiency in data analysis using software.
  4. Demonstrate basic proficiency in programming.
  5. Evaluate ethical principles in emerging technologies as they apply to academic and professional life.
  6. Describe risk management strategies that address information systems security threats.
  7. Explore data communications concepts and basic principles of connectivity including wired and wireless technologies.




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