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DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to Information Technology (IT) concepts and applications, and the impact of IT on individuals, organizations, and society. Core content includes computer hardware and software, digital communications, the Internet, databases, networking, programming, computer security, ethics in IT, and current and emerging digital technologies.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify the types of computers and describe their purposes.
Describe how the components of a computer system function.
Use system software and utility programs for maintenance, security, and organization purposes.
Use word processing software to create, edit, format and save various documents.
Use spreadhseet, software to construct formulas, use functions, chart and analyze data; and to create, edit, format, and a save spreadsheet.
Use database software to create a querry, form and report.
Use presentation software to create, edit, format and save a presentation.
Describe the importance of computer programming.
Describe the benefits of networks and computer security implications.
Describe the legal, ethical, and privacy issues concerning IT.
Use the internet for research, evaluate, and use information.
Use digital technologies to communicate and work collaboratively.
Research and evaluate career opportunities that utilize IT skills.
Develop an e-Portfolio comprised of academic artifacts.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Information Technology (TC)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: REA 050 or REA 075 or pass test