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Information Technology Course Descriptions

ITC 100  Computers and Their Uses     3.0 credits       DII

Catalog description: This course provides an overview of the capabilities, uses and limitations of computers. The major types of software packages are discussed: operating systems, word processors, database systems, spreadsheets and communication packages. Applications of computers in areas such as business, education, graphic arts, medicine and engineering are surveyed. The major focus of the course is to present topics in the context of the impact of computers on functions such as decision-making, information storage, research and personal productivity. The general discussion is reinforced by skills-oriented lecture/demonstrations and assignments using specific software packages. Three lecture hours per week plus laboratory work outside of class. This course satisfies the Computer Literacy core requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for CSC100.
Prerequisites:  High school Algebra I & II

ITC 117  Computers in the Professions     3.0 credits        DII

Catalog description: An overview of information processing that is applicable to all career areas, with consideration of societal trends and issues arising from the use of computers. A major focus will be to increase the student's personal and professional productivity through the use of the microcomputer and various software packages. Applications to be covered include: operating systems, spreadsheets, data base management, word processing, graphics, telecommunications, and programming techniques. Three lecture hours per week. This course satisfies the Computer Literacy Core requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for BTE117.
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ITC 121  Web Graphics     3.0 credits

Catalog description: This course presents a broad view of the computer graphics field without requiring a detailed background in computer programming. Various aspects of the field are explored and a number of computer-related graphic techniques are presented. Programming assignments in True Basic and related languages are included. This course is appropriate for students in a variety of curricula, such as Biology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, etc. Credit for this course may not be applied to the major or minor in Computer and Information Studies. Three lecture hours per week, plus laboratory work outside of class. Not open to student who have received credit for CSC121.
Prerequisites:  High school Algebra I & II

ITC 131  Input Technologies for Text Processing     3.0 credits

Catalog description: An introduction to incorporating the latest technologies for computer input, such as speech recognition and tablet handwriting recognition for the production of documents.  Topics include basic word processing functions including creation, revision, editing, formatting and proofreading.
Prerequisites:  Completion of the College's Computer Literacy Core requirement.

ITC 132  Computer-Based Statistics     3.0 credits      

Catalog description: This course deals with the computer implementation of common statistical procedures through software packages such as SPSS, BMDP or SAS. The use of basic descriptive statistics, frequency and contingency tables, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, and other procedures is illustrated through case studies and laboratory assignments. Attention is paid to design of experiments, selection and appropriate statistical procedures, and interpretation of results. No previous computer experience required. Three lecture hours per week. Credit for this course may not be applied to the major or minor in Computer Studies. Not open to student who have received credit for CSC132.
Prerequisites:  One course in applied statistics

ITC 135  Computers and Planning     3.0 credits      

Catalog description: This course presents a basic understanding of the use of computer application packages in planning. The course is intended for all students who want to get an idea of the help that computers can give in planning for many different disciplines. Examples will be used that will be of interest to Business, Education, Criminal Justice, Nursing, Computer Science and many other majors. Credit for this course may not be applied to the major or minor in Computer and Information Studies. Three lecture hours per week plus laboratory work outside of class. Not open to students who have received credit for CSC135.
Prerequisites:  Fulfillment of the Computer Literacy competency-based skills requirement

ITC 146  Programming in JAVA with Internet Applications     4.0 credits      

Catalog description: This course presents the principal features of the Java language, including the Java compiler, byte code, data types, standard control structures, classes, objects and methods. Abstraction mechanisms, threads, I/O streams, exception handling, and the use of run-time libraries are also covered. Effective program and output design are emphasized. Programming assignments include both stand-alone applications and the writing of applets designed for use within web pages. Credit for this course may not be applied to the major or minor in Computer and Information Studies. No more than one of the courses numbered ITC140 through 149 may be counted for degree credit. Not open to students who have received credit for CSC146, or CSC201 or CSC201J.
Prerequisites:  High school Algebra I & II

ITC 181  Fluency in Information Technology     3.0 credits       DII

Catalog description: This course develops information technology fluency through concepts, capabilities, and skills to enable students to continuously adapt to the rapid changes in information technology. Students will develop these capabilities through completion of a series of theoretical and applied projects. This course assumes basic computer literacy, including basic computer skills, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, the Internet, and electronic mail. This course may not be used to satisfy the Computer Literacy basic skills requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for CSC181.
Prerequisites:  Basic computer literacy (as stated above)

ITC 184  Introduction to Computer Networks     3.0 credits      

Catalog description:   This course presents the principal features of computer networks, including hardware, software, troubleshooting, and maintenance.   Effective problem-solving strategies and a methodological approach to network problems will be emphasized.   Assignments will include both written work and the configuration of a simple network and the application of troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.   Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisites:  Fulfillment of the competency-based skills computer literacy requirement.

ITC 190  Preprogramming     3.0 credits       DII

Catalog description:   An introduction to the skills needed for computer programming. Topics include problem-solving methods, software development strategies such as top-down and bottom-up design, and how to read, modify and develop simple algorithms. Algorithms will be implemented in a user-friendly environment such as Karel the Robot, Object Logo and/or Hypercard. Three lecture hours per week, plus laboratory work outside of class. Not open to students who have received credit for CSC190 or CSC201. Credit for this course may not be applied to the major or minor in Computer Studies.
Prerequisites:  High school Algebra I and II

ITC 241  Spreadsheet Applications in the Professions     3.0 credits      

Catalog description:   In-depth expansion of the spreadsheet topic introduced in ITC117. Using the latest PC-based spreadsheet software, students will study 3D spreadsheet models, statistical and financial analysis, advanced graphical analysis, dynamic exchange links, automation with macros, and backsolver implementation. Techniques for designing and sharing spreadsheets intended for use in the workplace will be stressed. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for BTE241.
Prerequisites:  ITC 117

ITC 325  Database Application in the Professions     3.0 credits      

Catalog description:   An in-depth expansion of the database topic introduced in ITC117. Using the latest PC-Based database software students will study design concepts, tables, and defining relationships, indexing, query techniques, report building, and automation with macros. Techniques for administering a database in a shared environment will be stressed. Three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for BTE325.
Prerequisites:  ITC 117

ITC 500  Directed Study     3.0 credits      

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