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Course Descriptions:

    CIT101 Introduction to Microcomputers (2-2-3)

Introduces computer fundamentals, information processing, basic operation of a microcomputer, and usage of an operating system. Students are required to operate a microcomputer and use applications software and programs.
    CIT110 Keyboarding (1-4-3)

Teaches basic alphanumeric keyboarding skills and techniques. Introduction to formatting letters, tables, and reports using word processing software. Emphasizes speed and accuracy.
    CIT120 PC Maintenance and Troubleshooting (2-4-4)

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot, and maintain Windows desktop computer systems. Topics include motherboard, processors, memory, printers, and basic networking. This course includes hands-on experience and will prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Core Hardware certification.

Prerequisite(s): CIT101
    CIT121 Introduction to Programming (2-4-4)

Introduction to programming for the solution of various business applications. Students are required to code, compile, and execute programs in the Visual Basic programming environment. The topics of program design, structured programming, number systems, control structures, report generation, and data and file processing are included.

Prerequisite(s): CIT101
    CIT140 Computer Applications I (2-2-3)

The student will learn the most important topics of word processing and presentation applications by completing hands-on assignments. The student will also be introduced to proper keyboarding techniques.

Prerequisite(s): CIT101
    CIT141 Computer Applications II (2-2-3)

The student will learn the most important topics of spreadsheet and database applications by completing hands-on assignments.
 
Prerequisite(s): CIT101
    CIT199 Summer Internship (0-0-3)

This course is designed to provide practical training in the student's field of study through work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documentation of acquired learning as reported by student and employer. Eight weeks long; under instructor’s supervision.

Prerequisite(s): minimum 31 credit hours, minimum cumulative GPA 1.75
    CIT201 Word Processing Applications (2-2-3)

A comprehensive course in the use of word processors for microcomputers. The concepts, features, and commands of word processors are applied to a variety of applications. Includes hands-on experience using word processing applications for creating, editing, formatting, and printing documents. This course helps in preparing the student for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam in MS Word.

Prerequisite(s): CIT101, CIT110, ENGL 101
    CIT202 Spreadsheet Applications (2-2-3)

A comprehensive course in the use of spreadsheets for microcomputers. The concepts, features, and commands of spreadsheets are applied to a variety of applications. Includes hands-on experience using spreadsheet applications. Topics include spreadsheet design, formulas, functions, charts, macros, and what-if analysis. This course helps in preparing the student for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam in MS Excel.

Prerequisite(s): CIT101, CIT110
    CIT203 Presentation Applications (1-2-2)

This course covers presentation graphics topics including graphs, charts, illustrations, and diagrams for effective communications in a business environment. This course helps in preparing the student for the core level Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam in MS PowerPoint.

Prerequisite(s): CIT101, CIT110
    CIT210 Operating Systems I (2-4-4)

A comprehensive course in the use, installation, configuration, upgrading, diagnosing, and troubleshooting of operating systems for microcomputers, including OS theory and practical “hands-on” skills. The technical concepts and terminology of PC operating systems (Microsoft Windows) are developed in detail. Emphasis is on windowing concepts, as well as learning how to run application programs and Windows utilities, manage files, and transfer data. This course helps in preparing students for the CompTIA A+ Operating System Technologies certification exam.

Prerequisite(s): CIT120
    CIT220 Database Management (2-4-4)

A comprehensive course in the use of databases for microcomputers. The concepts, features, and commands of a database are applied to a variety of applications. Includes hands-on experience using database applications. Topics include database design, tables, searching, sorting, queries, forms, and reports. This course helps in preparing the student for the core-level Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification exam in MS Access.

Prerequisite(s): CIT121, CIT210
    CIT221 Operating Systems II (2-2-4)

Installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting the Microsoft Windows XP Professional operating system. This course helps in preparing the student for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification exam in Windows XP Professional.

Prerequisite(s): CIT121, CIT210
    CIT230 Introduction to Networking (2-2-3)

This course provides the student with a general understanding of data communication concepts and applications. The course emphasizes terminology, examines hardware alternatives, network protocols, network software, error detection/correction and network security. Includes hands-on experience building a small local-area network (LAN).

Prerequisite(s): CIT101
    CIT240 Web Authoring and Design (2-4-4)

This course will provide an introduction to the World Wide Web (WWW) and HyperText Markup Language (HTML), with emphasis on understanding the components necessary to create web pages. Topics covered will include the history of the World Wide Web, HTML, formatting tags, anchors, graphics, interactive graphics and forms.

Prerequisite(s): CIT220
    CIT261 Multimedia and Animation (2-4-4)

An introduction to using and producing multimedia. Hardware and software considerations and requirements are covered. Design and presentation considerations and methods are explored. Students will produce multimedia presentations and be introduced to authoring systems.

Prerequisite(s): CIT240
    CIT262 Desktop Publishing (2-4-4)

A comprehensive course in the use of desktop publishing for microcomputers. The concepts, features, and commands of desktop publishing are applied to a variety of applications. The course uses Adobe PageMaker in conjunction with MS Word.

Prerequisite(s): CIT201
    CIT263 Introduction to UNIX (2-4-4)

Basic features of the UNIX operating system, including text editing, text file manipulation, E-mail, Internet utilities, file system, input/output handling, operating system commands, and introduction to Shells.
 
Prerequisite(s): CIT210
    CIT264 Linux (2-4-4)

Covers installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Linux operating system. This course includes hands-on experience and helps in preparing students for the CompTIA Linux+ certification exam.

Prerequisite(s): CIT263
    CIT270 Capstone Project (0-4-2)

Under instructor’s supervision, the student will work independently on a topic of his choosing to implement a small programming project.

Prerequisite(s): during final semester
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