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Information Technology Essentials Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
ITE 102 Computers and Information Systems
(2 credits) Introduces terminology, concepts, and methods of using computers in information systems. This course teaches computer literacy, not intended for Information Technology majors. Lecture 2 hours per week.
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers computer concepts and Internet skills and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills required for computer literacy. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ITE 119 Information Literacy
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. 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.
ITE 120 Principles of Information Systems
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. 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 hours per week.
ITE 130 Introduction to Internet Services
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides instruction to provide 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 hours per week.
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 or ITE 119 departmental approval. Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Topics include typing and editing text in cells; entering data on multiple worksheets; working with formulas and functions; creating charts, pivot tables, and styles; inserting headers and footers; and filtering data. Covers MOS Excel objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 or departmental approval. 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, and creating mailing labels. Covers MOS Access certification objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ITE 160 Introduction to e-Commerce
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. 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 hours per week.
ITE 170 Multimedia Software
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 or ITE 119 or departmental approval. Explores technical fundamentals of creating multimedia projects with related hardware and software. Students will learn to manage resources required for multimedia production and evaluation and techniques for selection of graphics and multimedia software. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ITE 197 Cooperative Education in Information Technology Essentials
(3 Credits) Prerequisite(s): Approval of Cooperative Education Coordinator. Supervised on-the-job training in approved business firms or governmental organizations. The work is coordinated by the Cooperative Education Coordinator. Variable hours per week.
ITE 215 Advanced Computer Applications and Integration
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 or ITE 119. Incorporates advanced computer concepts including the integration of a software suite. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ITE 221 PC Hardware & OS Architecture
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 120 or departmental approval. Covers instruction about processors, internal functions, peripheral devices, computer organization, memory management, architecture, instruction format, and basic OS architecture. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ITE 297 Cooperative Education in Information Technology Essentials
(3 Credits) Prerequisite(s): Approval of Cooperative Education Coordinator. Supervised on-the-job training in approved business firms or governmental organizations. The work is coordinated by the Cooperative Education Coordinator. Variable hours per week.
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