DPR 100 - Introduction to Information Technology

Course Description

This course introduces students to computer concepts and applications. Students are introduced to computer hardware, software, and operating systems. Also covered are the Internet, application software, databases, networks, computer security, mobile devices, software programming, IT privacy issues, and future trends in technology. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Describe the types of computers and their purposes Describe how the components of a computer system function (hardware and software) Use Operating System software Use productivity software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) Describe the concept of computer programming Describe databases Describe the legal and privacy issues concerning information technology Use the internet for research Use technologies as an effective communicator tool, examples include IM, Wiki, Blog, E-Portfolio

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: REA 050