Information Technology Essentials (ITE) at Piedmont 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 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 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 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 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 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 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