Bristol Community College

Computer Information Systems Department

CIT-121 Information Technology Fluency I

Catalog Description

This course introduces students to the technical and application concepts of information technology. The students develop a basic understanding of computing, operating systems, application packages in word processing and Excel and the basics of developing a web site. Students continue to acquire the intellectual knowledge as well as the concepts, skills, and the capabilities essential to a deep understanding of information technology. This course is the first of three courses needed to fulfill this objective.


Course Objectives

This is the first course in the three course Information Technology Fluency certificate. The goal of this course is to allow students to develop fluency in information technology and allow them to successfully apply this fluency to their professional and personal lives. The courses will cover the intellectual capabilities, information technology concepts and information technology skills as laid out in the Being Fluent with Information Technology guidelines. This certificate provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in computers that is beyond the literacy level but is still not the intensity required to be a computer major. This certificate follows the national guidelines developed by the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Research Council and their goal to "address what everyone needs to know and understand about information technology."

The student should:

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Required Text

Fluency with Information Technology Fluency with Information Technology: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities

5th Edition by Lawrence Snyder

ISBN:9780133061772 (DIGITAL RENTAL)

ISBN:9780132828932 (HARD COPY)

See also: student resources online.
Here are the Power Point presentations from the 4th edition of the textbook. Since chapter numbers slightly changed between the 4th and the 5th editions, you need to match the titles with your textbook. The presentations provide quick overview of each chapter. (I plan to make the 5th edition slides available after I get them from the publisher.)
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Older textbook edition's Power Point Presentations are also available:

Getting Started with HTML
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HTML Getting Started
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Instructor: Igor Kholodov Igor.Kholodov@bristolcc.edu
Office: K211
Telephone: 508-678-2811 ext. 3328