Introduction to Information Technology & Computer Information Systems

Introduction to Information Technology
Prerequisite(s): Concurrent enrollment with Computer Information Systems (96614W)

This course is an essential foundation class for all students interested in computers, networking, and web -based application and programming. Students who are interested in Information Technology (IT) or Cyber Security careers and would like to learn to set up home computer networks, or to learn about how computers work should take this course. Included technologies are computer home network setups, and computer solutions used personally and in business.Students can also prepare for highly recognized industry certifications. Eligible students can earn dual enrollment credit.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITE 100 Introduction to Information Systems and ITE 115 Computer Applications and Concepts for a total of 6 college credits at NOVA pending acceptance at NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details
  • Certification: Student selected verified credit can be earned by passing the course-related industry certification

Computer Information Systems 
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with Introduction to Information Technology ( 96116W)

Students apply problem solving skills to real-life situations through word processing, spreadsheets, databases, multimedia presentations, and integrated software applications. Students work individually and in groups to explore computer concepts, operating systems, networks, telecommunications, and emerging technologies. Work experience is available for this course (optional). Students combine classroom instruction and supervised on the-job training at an approved work site with continuing supervision throughout the school year. With this course student can meet the career and technical industry certification graduation and the online course graduation requirement.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITN 100 Introduction to Telecommunications &ITE 170 Multimedia Software for a total of 6 college credits at NOVA pending acceptance to NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.
  • Certification: Student selected verified credit can be earned by passing the course-related industry certification

Computer Information Systems, Advanced
Prerequisite(s): Introduction to IT, Computer Information Systems, or permission of instructor, and/or concurrently enrollment with another Business & Information Technology

Students apply problem-solving skills to real-life situations through advanced integrated software applications, including printed, electronic, and Web publications. Students work individually and in groups to explore advanced computer maintenance activities, 82 Web site development, programming, networking, emerging technology, and employability skills.

  • College Credit: This course may be dual-enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) as ITE 115 for a total of 3 credits at NOVA. The NOVA entrance requirements must be met before registering. The content of this course is taught at the college level. Please consult with your counselor for more details.
  • Certification: Student selected verified credit can be earned by passing the course related industry certification.

 

Contact Information:

Jeff Elkner
jeffrey.elkner@apsva.us
Information Technology & Computer Information Systems Teacher