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CMIT 100
Introduction to Information Technology
Syllabus

Course DescriptionCourse Objectives
Attendance PolicyMakeup Policy
Grading PolicyComputer Usage and Classroom Policies
Writing Manual 

Instructor: Professor Howard Burpee
                 Office phone: 207.956.0850
                 Email: howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu
                 Web: http://burpee.smccME.edu

Credits: 3

Class Hours:  CMIT 100 01, Monday and Wednesday, 1!:00 AM to 12:15 PM
                           CMIT 100 02, Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
                            
Open Lab Hours: As posted for each classroom

Location: CSEC 04

Textbook: Information Technology: An Intro for Today's Digital World, Richard Fox / CRC Press. ISBN 978-1-4665-6828-0

Materials: Installation media for Windows 7 Professional, Windows 10 Pro, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016
Note: Microsoft Imagine versions of Windows 7, Windows 10, and Server 2016 are suitable for classroom use. The evaluation versions of Windows 8 and Server 2012 should be used in the classroom.  Link to recommended downloads page.

Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s): none. Corequisite(s): ENGL 050 or ENGL 075 and MATH 050

Course Description:

This course introduces a wide variety of concepts encountered in real-world IT work and provides an
overview of computer organization and hardware, Windows and Linux operating systems, system
administration duties, scripting, computer networks, and computer security. It also gives students insight
on IT-related careers such as network and web administration, computer forensics, web development, and
software engineering. The course addresses concepts essential to all IT professionals to include operating systems and hardware to information security and computer ethics.

The class will be a combination of lecture and labs.

Course Objectives:

After successfully completing the course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe and differentiate between types of IT careers
     
  2. Describe the skill sets required to succeed in IT
     
  3. Identify the components of a computer system hardware.
     
  4. Illustrate the use of binary in a computer with a focus on IP addresses.
     
  5. Describe the roles of the operating system
     
  6. Describe the elements of the file system from both the logical and physical perspective
     
  7. Describe the roles of the users and groups.
     
  8. Discuss password management
     
  9. Differentiate between types of network media
     
  10. Compare network topologies and classifications
     
  11. Discuss types of software and software classification
     
  12. Describe the differences between high-level language and low-level programming
     
  13. Discuss ethical conduct in IT fields
     
  14. Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and write clearly for a wide range of audiences.

  15. Produce technical documentation responsive to an identified computing scenario.

  16. Use documentation or a knowledge base to resolve a technical challenge in an identified computing scenario.

Grading Policy:

  • Lab Assignments = 30 points
  • Quizzes and Tests = 30 points
  • Homework = 15 points
  • Written Assignments = 15 points
  • Presentation = 10 points

    (link to SMCC grading rubric)

Attendance Policy:

Regular and prompt attendance is required. Excessive lateness and absences will affect the final course grade.

  • More than six absences throughout the semester = -10 points
     
  • Six or more consecutive absences throughout the semester = Academic Failure
     
  • Two lates = 1 absence

Makeup Policy:

  • If for any reason a student is absent from a class, it is the responsibility of the student to obtain the lecture notes from another student and to immediately schedule with the instructor a makeup time for any missed in-class assignments.
     
  • All assignments that are submitted or completed after the scheduled time and date shall receive a five point (5%) grade reduction for each day they are late.  Only business days count for this penalty, therefore an assignment must be made up within four weeks of the due date to receive any credit at all for the assignment.
     
    • The only exception to the above late submission policy is that tests must be made up before the second class period after the test date (within one week), but are still subject to the five points per day late penalty.
       
  • There is no such thing as an excused absence. In extraordinary circumstances, as in cases of valid and urgent medical or personal emergency, a modification of this policy, at the discretion of the instructor, may be possible.
     
  • If a student is able to identify, in advance, a particular day that they shall be unable to attend a class, and if the student emails the instructor at least one week in advance of the day they shall be absent, a modification of this will take effect.

Classroom and Computer Use Policies:

  • All students are expected to be familiar with the IT Dept. classroom policies and SMCC policies as published in the SMCC Student Handbook and posted here.
     
  • Students, when sending an email to the instructor, must use an email client that displays their real name in the “From” field. All emails to the instructor that are related to this course must be sent to howardburpee@ctech.smccme.edu.
     
  • Computer monitors at the workstations must be turned off during the lecture portion of the class. 
     
  • Cell phones should be put in silent / vibrate mode and must never be used for any purpose during any lectures or task / lab assignments.
     
  • The use of a laptop, netbook, or tablet as a note taking device is permitted during lectures, according to the following parameters:
    • The network connection on the device must be disabled.
    • The device should only be used for notetaking and no other purpose during a lecture.
       
     

         NOTE: Failure to follow these classroom and computer usage policies may result in a grade penalty.

 


Course content and course requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Tutoring:
At any time during the semester, if you experience any difficulty with the course material or feel that you could be performing at a higher level, please consult with your instructor.

To schedule time with a tutor for any course, register with the Academic Achievement Center on the second floor of the Campus Center.

Course Accommodations:
If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923.

Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individual’s accommodations.
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If you have a disabling condition and wish to request accommodations in order to have reasonable access to the programs and services offered by SMCC, you must register with the Disability Services Coordinator, Sandra Lynham, who can be reached at 741-5923. Further information about services for students with disabilities and the accommodation process is available upon request at this number. Course policies about online testing are modified to suit each individual’s accommodations.
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