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Active as of Fall Semester 2014

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
IT Essentials

2. Course Prefix & Number:
COMP 1122

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

4. Course Description:

IT Essentials curriculum provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professionals. The curriculum covers the fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional. Students develop working knowledge of how computers operate, how to assemble computers, and how to troubleshoot hardware and software issues. Hands-on labs and virtual learning tools help students develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills. The course emphasizes the practical application of skills and procedures needed to install and upgrade hardware and software and troubleshoot systems. The IT Essentials (ITE) curriculum emphasizes practical experience to help students develop fundamental computer and career skills. ITE helps students prepare for entry-level career opportunities in ICT and the CompTIA A+ certification. The course also provides a learning pathway to the Cisco CCNA. Career Preparation: The studies in this course will help students prepare for careers such as Computer Support Specialist, PC Repair Technician, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Systems Analyst, and Systems Engineer. Certification Preparation: Optional. CompTIA A+ Hardware (220-801) and A+ Operating Systems (220-802). Students are expected to know how to use a current Windows operating system including navigation, saving files, file management/hierarchy structure, compression, extraction, installation of programs, setting up user accounts and administrative operating system tasks. Students without this experience should take COMP 1109 Introduction to Operating Systems either before they take this course or concurrently.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): No placement tests required Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

COMP 1122 - IT Essentials

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

COMP 1122 - IT Essentials

There are no corequisites for this course.