As the introductory course to the technological concentration/area in the ITI program, Introduction to Computer Concepts explains the basic principles of computer systems and applications. It covers the basic mathematical-theoretical principles that govern the functioning of computers, the architecture and organization of computer systems, the role of hardware and software, and the role of creative thinking and problem solving in building software applications.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the difference between hardware and software, the architecture of the computer and the functioning of software.
- Use a variety of applications to organize, process, store and retrieve data.
- Understand the principles of computer programming and write simple applications such as macros and Web scripts.
- Use the computer in a networked environment and access remote resources and services.
- Create and publish simple webpages.
- Demonstrate competency with technical terminology and ability to communicate with IT professionals.
- Develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.