IT102: Introduction to Computer Information Systems

Course Credits:
3
Course Hours Per Week:
9

Course Overview

This course introduces students to the field of computer information systems. Students will explore the history of computers and information systems, as well as current and future technology. Students will also examine the hardware, software and technologies related to networking and e-commerce, digital media, e-commerce, systems analysis and design, as well as programming.

For the course project, Computer System Configuration: Designing an Ideal System for a Home Office or Small Business, students will configure an ideal computer system (hardware/software, including email, Internet access, file management, virus protection, etc.) for a home office or small business.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Configure an ideal computer system (hardware/software, including email, Internet access, file management, virus protection, etc.) for personal or business use.
  • Select an internet service provider based on an analysis of costs and features of two providers.
  • Select a computer protection tool based on an analysis of anti-virus utilities and create a backup plan to safeguard your computer from malicious attacks.
  • Select a network topology based on personal or business need.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Web 2.0 technologies by selecting a tool to analyze.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the steps in the SDLC to the configuration of your computer system.

Special Requirements

4X CD-ROM or faster Sound Card Pentium II MMX enabled or equivalent (Mac Users: PowerPC processor G3 or later) QuickTime 4.0 or later installed on your machine.