Information Technology 110

ITEC 110: Principles of Information Technology.

Credit Hours: (3)

Provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of information technology, problem solving, and the fields that comprise information technology.


Detailed Description of Content of Course

Topics include:

1.    IT fundamentals

2.    Computer science fundamentals

3.    Software engineering

4.    Information systems

5.    Database

6.    Networks

7.    Fundamental programming concepts


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course.

Class lecture and discussion sessions present and explain the history of information technology, the fundamental principles including basic hardware and software design, the fields and career paths which make up information technology, and problem solving techniques, illustrated by examples.


Goals and Objectives of the Course:

Students who complete the course will be able to:

1.    Demonstrate an understanding of computer science concepts as a foundation for taking higher-level CS courses.

2.    Demonstrate an understanding of information systems concepts as a foundation for taking higher-level IS courses.

3.    Describe the fundamental constructs of programming languages.

4.    Explain basic concepts of information technology and applications.

5.    Describe issues related to security, privacy, and ethics in information technology.


Assessment Measures

Student achievement is measured by tests and evaluation of assignments.


Other Course Information



Review and Approval

Sept. 25, 2001             Updated                                  Dr. John P. Helm, Chair

October, 20 2004         Updated                                  Dr. Joe Chase, Chair

Revised: June 1, 2012