This course is an introduction to technologies, terminology, and skills used in the world of data networking. Emphasis is on practical applications of networking and computer technology to real-world problems, including home and small-business network setup. You will perform a variety of hands-on and case project activities combined with your reading activities that will reinforce each of the course objectives. This course maps to CTCITC 115: Introduction to Networking.
Degrees and Certificates
This course provides an overview of information technology (IT) with emphasis on making technical and business decisions. The course will introduce students to a variety of IT areas and identify their connections. Course topics include: office productivity applications, basic computer hardware, networking and security, and webpage creation and programming. Problem-based learning will be used to stress employability skills such as teamwork, written and oral communication, problem solving, trouble shooting, and project management. Students will also research an IT career path and describe the opportunities and the requirements needed for employment. Course maps to CTCITC 110 course.
Introduction to the principles of database management systems. Topics include database system architecture, data models, theory of database design, query optimization, concurrency control, crash recovery, and storage strategies. This course maps to the CTCITC 114: Database Design and Implementation course. This class will include students from multiple sections.
Provides an overview of current and future mainstream features of the Windows client and server operating systems. Instruction will be reinforced with examples and exercises performed on the operating system. The student should be familiar with computers. No previous experience with Windows operating systems is required. Course maps to CTCITC 116.
Hands-on experience in building and maintaining a PC. Covers topics from the A+ essentials exam. Each student will build at least three computers and adjust hardware and software for best performance. Each student will load a variety of operating systems and applications during the class.
This course introduces Windows Server operating systems through the implementation and administration of Windows Servers in a virtual Network environment. Topics include server roles and features, best practices in server configuration and administration, and server participation in a network environment. This course tracks to Microsoft’s MCSA Certification for Servers but does not cover all topics in those exams and is not designed to fully prepare students for certification.
An introduction to the Unix/Linux operating system and Unix/Linux system administration. Prepares student for CompTIA Linux+ Part A exam.
This class will provide opportunities for Information Technology students to participate in internships with local businesses.
Credits1 - 5
In this capstone honors course, students will complete a project relevant to their career pathway and program. The project will integrate at least two business and IT programs (Business Administration, Administrative Office Systems, Computer Applications Technology, Multimedia Communications, Cybersecurity & Computer Forensics, or Information Technology) to provide breadth and relevance to the project.