Information Technology Essentials (ITE) at Patrick Henry Community College


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ITE 55 - Certification Preparation
Serves as a review of objectives for a specific Certification. Uses certification test preparation software, when available, in conjunction with a faculty resource person. May be repeated for credit.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
ITE 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 100 - Introduction to Information Systems
Covers the fundamentals of computers and computing and topics which include impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and terminology. Provides discussion about available hardware and software as well as their application.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 101 - Introduction to Microcomputers
Examines concepts and terminology related to microcomputers and introduces specific uses of microcomputers.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 102 - Computers and Information Systems
Introduces terminology, concepts, and methods of using computers in information systems. This course teaches computer literacy, not intended for Information Technology majors.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 115 - Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
Covers computer concepts and internet skills, and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Recommended prerequisite keyboarding skills.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 116 - Survey of Computer Software Applications
Review current business software applications for microcomputers emphasizing comparison of a variety of software packages. Provides experience with multiple operating system commands, database, spreadsheet, and word processing programs.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 119 - Information Literacy
Presents the information literacy core competencies focusing on the use of information technology skills. Skills and knowledge will be developed in database searching, computer applications, information security and privacy, and intellectual property issues.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ITE 127 - Microcomputer Software: Beginning Windows
Imparts first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of the Windows software package. Presents the basics of the features and applications included in the Windows operating system package.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 130 - Introduction to Internet Services
Provides students with a working knowledge of Internet terminology and services including e-mail, WWW browsing, search engines, ftp, file compression, and other services using a variety of software packages. Provides instruction for basic web page construction.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 131 - Survey of Internet Services
Introduces students to basic Internet terminology and services including e-mail, WWW browsing, search engines, ftp telnet, and other services.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 140 - Spreadsheet Software
Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Topics include type and edit text in a cell, enter data on multiple worksheets, work with formulas and functions, create charts, pivot tables, and styles, insert headers and footers, and filter data.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 141 - Microcomputer Software: Spreadsheets
Provides first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of spreadsheet software using the basic of building spreadsheets.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 150 - Desktop Database Software
Incorporates instruction in planning, defining, and using a database; performing queries; producing reports; working with multiple files; and concepts of database programming. Includes database concepts, principles of table design and table relationships, entering data, creating and using forms, using data from different sources, filtering, creating mailing labels.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 151 - Microcomputer Software: Database Management
Presents first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of database management software using the basics of building databases. Covers specific business applications.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 160 - Introduction to E-Commerce
Studies the culture and demographics of the Internet, on-line business strategies and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels over the Internet, and the execution of marketing strategy in computer- mediated environments. Presents case histories of successful Web applications.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 170 - Multimedia Software
Explores technical fundamentals of creating multimedia projects with related hardware and software. Students will learn to manage resources required for multimedia production and evaluation and techniques for selection of graphics and multimedia software.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 181 - Technical Training Principles
Provides instruction in training principles related to technology with an emphasis on methods of training and resource development. Requires development of a technical training lesson using instructor-led training and/or computer-based training. Includes discussion on latest trends in training.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 182 - User Support/Help Desk Principles
Introduces a variety of tools and techniques that are used to provide user support in help desk operations. Includes help desk concepts, customer service skills, troubleshooting problems, writing for end users, help desk operations, and software, needs analysis, facilities management, and other related topics related to end user support.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 200 - Technology for Teachers (TSIP)
Provides K-12 classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the Commonwealth of Virginia's Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Students will finish the course with a solid understanding of educational technology, including how to use computers, now to access information on the World Wide Web, and how to integrate computers and educational technology into classroom curriculum. Students will learn how to base technology integration decisions on contemporary learning theories.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 215 - Advanced Computer Applications and Integration
Incorporates advanced computer concepts including the integration of a software suite.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ITE 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits