Information Technology Essentials (ITE) at Lord Fairfax Community College


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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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