Information Technology Essentials (ITE) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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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 105 - Careers and Cyber Ethics
Career paths in Information Technology will be explored to help the student determine the appropriate degree plan. Career paths will include but not be limited to software development, computer science, database, networking, system administration and operations, end user support, web design, and management. The student will learn ethical concerns in business and information technology including the ACM Code of Ethics.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
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 120 - Principles of Information Systems
Provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer information systems. Focuses on the role of computers in business today including hardware, software, analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Includes an introduction to computer ethics, and business and personal security. Exposes students to techniques used in programming and system development. Utilizes a hands-on component for spreadsheets, databases, and web design applications.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 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 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 175 - Email Essentials
Focuses on providing the student with a working knowledge of introductory email function. Includes the basic concepts of customizing email and using all the email capabilities for reading, creating, sending emails, managing calendar functions and managing contacts, tasks, and notes.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ITE 180 - Help Desk Support Skills
Emphasizes instruction in customer support techniques required for analyzing and coordinating software and hardware solutions for end-user needs. includes evaluation and communication techniques required to provide help desk support necessary to transfer knowledge and enable implementation of a solution.
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 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 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 221 - PC Hardware and OS Architecture
Covers instruction about processors, internal functions, peripheral devices, computer organization, memory management, architecture, instruction format, and basic OS architecture.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ITE 270 - Advanced Multimedia Development
Refines multimedia skills, focusing on project development using digital media; video clips, still images, and audio (sounds, music, and narration). Prerequisite: ITE 170.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ITE 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits