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IT 101 Introduction to Information Technology • 5 Cr.

Presents a general overview of information technology. Topics include how computers work, different types of computers, input and data storage devices, operating systems, data communications, systems analysis and design, and ethics. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better.

IT 103 Networking Basics • 5 Cr.

Provides an understanding of the basics of networking to students not majoring in Network Support. Topics include: network topologies, media, protocols, hardware and software. This class also covers content listed for the COMPTIA Network+ exam. Course includes practical experience and business case studies. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101 or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a C or better. Recommended: BTS 161 or equivalent work experience.

IT 115 PC Analysis & Configuration I • 5 Cr.  New

Description starting Summer 2021

Presents the basics of PC hardware and software installation and configuration. Topics include installation of operating systems and basic troubleshooting techniques, BIOS, storage, system optimization, motherboards, printers, and system set-up. Students gain hands-on instruction. Course includes about 50% of the competencies required for A+ certification. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101, or completion of ENGL 092 or 093 with a grade of C or better. Recommended: IT 101, IT 103 or equivalent course work or experience.

IT 117 PC Analysis & Configuration II • 5 Cr.  New

Description starting Summer 2021

Presents in-depth PC hardware and software installation and configuration. Topics include command-line and Windows configuration, resource management, advanced troubleshooting, virtualization, mobile computing, introductory network installation and configuration, basic electrical concepts and measurement. Includes hands-on instruction. Course includes about 50% of the competencies required for A+ certification. Prerequisite: IT 115 at BC with a C- or better, or entry code.

IT 128 Information Security Essentials • 5 Cr.

Introduces concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include security vulnerabilities, threats, defense measures, and the legal and ethical issues associated with information security. Students will learn how to apply security best practices in multiple security architectures. Prerequisite: TECH 217 or IT 103.

Description starting Summer 2021

Introduces concepts and issues related to securing information systems and the development of policies to implement information security controls. Topics include security vulnerabilities, threats, defense measures, and the legal and ethical issues associated with information security. Students will learn how to apply security best practices in multiple security architectures. Recommended: IT 117 or IT 103 or equivalent course work or experience.

IT 194 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • V1-10 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject related to information technology. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Students may retake the course for credit as content changes. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

IT 195 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • V1-10 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject related to information technology. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Students may retake the course for credit as content changes. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

IT 196 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • V1-10 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject related to information technology. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Students may retake the course for credit as content changes. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

IT 197 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY • V1-10 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject related to information technology. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Students may retake the course for credit as content changes. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

IT 199 Individual Studies in Information Technologies • V1-10 Cr.

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IT 223 Using & Supporting Linux • 5 Cr.  New

Description starting Summer 2021

Hands-on training covers the fundamentals of Vendor Independent Linux operating systems. Students install, configure, use and administer Linux. Includes competencies required for Linux+ certification. Prerequisite: IT 103 or NSCOM 201.

IT 270 IT Experiential Learning Capstone • V1-2 Cr.

This course includes a panel interview and reflection of a technical service learning project. This course is for IT degree students only. It provides non-paying, credit-earning, on-the-job experience as a technical consultant. Course is graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: Entry code.

IT 294 Technical Support Internship II • 4 Cr.  New

Description starting Summer 2021

Continues IT 293, for additional non-paying credit-earning, on-the-job experience in technical support. For NSCOM degree students only. Prerequisite: IT 293 at BC and permission of instructor.

IT 297 Special Topics in Information Technology • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject related to information technology. Topics are announced in the class schedule. Students may retake the course for credit as content changes. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

IT 299 Individual Studies in Information Technology • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.