Bristol Community College
Computer Information Systems Department
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- CIT-121 Online -- take quizzes and submit your homework
- Posted Aug 28:
- CIT-121 is the distance learning class, and there are no on-campus lectures. To make yourself comfortable with the distance learning requirements, please be sure to read CIT-121 syllabus.
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.
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:
Foundation of computer skills and hardware and software concepts
Basic concepts of data storage
Basic concepts of computer components
Basic concepts of word processing
Basic concepts of spreadsheet development
Basic concepts of presentations
Basic concepts of an operating system
Basic concepts of web page development
Basic concepts of searching and researching
Working with applications and resources
Techniques of problems solving when technology "goes wrong"
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.)
Older textbook edition's Power Point Presentations are also available:
Getting Started with HTML
HTML Getting Started
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