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Introduction to Information Technology
Luis R Castellanos
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Introduction to Information Technology
is a survey course in evolving
information technology and its
relevance to individuals and society.
Students examine the categories of
computing devices and different types
of computer applications, software and
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1. Describe the categories of computing devices.
2. Compare and contrast types of computer
applications and software
3. Demonstrate basic proficiency in data analysis
4. Demonstrate basic proficiency in programming
5. Evaluate ethical principles in emerging
6. Describe risk management strategies that
address information systems security threats
7. Explore data communications concepts and
basic principles of connectivity
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BS & MS in Systems Engineering
BS & MS in Military Science and Arts
HC Dr in Education
Retired Army Lt Col
IT Professor | Spanish Instructor
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• Read carefully and follow the assignment’s
• Midterm and Final Exams will only be available
on the Exam day, in class, in class schedule. It
can’t be retaken. Notes can be used.
• All quizzes have one attempt
• Late submissions are not graded in 100% basis.
• Don’t wait until the last day to submit all
• Don’t wait until the last day to speak up and say
you couldn’t handle the work load.
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• At the beginning of each chapter, the objectives
are disclosed so everybody knows the content
• The assignments will be graded 1 or 2 days after
the due date.
• At the end of the course the top of the class
student will earn a digital badge, and will be
posted on LinkedIn.
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• You will submit assignments in the Canvas
virtual classroom. If you submit your
assignments thru the Direct Messaging (DM), as
a comment, or thru your email, they will not be
graded. (They need to be in the correspondent
module to be graded).
• Please be polite. Say “good morning” or “good
afternoon” when you come inside the classroom,
and in any public space.
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A student attended and was passing the course, but after the
deadline for withdrawal, due to circumstances beyond his/her
control, such as accident or serious illness, was unable to finish the
course by the end of the semester. A student must have at least 75%
of the course completed at a grade of 70% or better to apply.
A student officially withdraws from the course.
NA Never attended
A student who never attends or academically participates in the
class during the first 20% of class.
FX Failed to participate
A student who did not officially withdraw from the course but who
failed to participate in course activities through the end of the
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✓ Be responsible
✓ Be polite
✓ Be thankful
✓ Be respectful
✓ Be honest
✓ Be curious
✓ Think before
✓ Don’t let the
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Act Within the Law
✓ Never send a message that threatens, harasses, or blatantly offends any
member of the PGCC community.
✓ Always give credit for words or ideas that belong to someone else.
✓ Identify yourself by name. Don’t pretend to be someone else.
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Be Courteous and Respectful:
✓ Avoid using profanity in an email or discussion forum.
✓ Keep personal matters between you and your classmates and/or
professors private—both in online and face-to-face courses.
✓ Before you press “send” or post something in an online discussion forum, re-
read your text to make sure it won’t be misunderstood. Your readers will not
necessarily know your mood or be able to read your body language.
✓ If you decide to send a message via cellphone, take the time to punctuate your
✓ Don’t write in all lowercase letters.
✓ YOU’RE SHOUTING when you write in all capital letters!
✓ Abbreviations and emoticons can help convey tone or mood, but keep in
mind that they wear thin on some readers. (LOL)
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Emailing Your Professor - Ten Tips
1. Put your class/section in the subject line, followed by the nature of the
communication. Example - Subject: (INT 1010 LD01) Assignments
2. Use an appropriate standard greeting, such as “Dear Professor Shaw” or “Good
Morning.” Never “Hey.”
3. Keep the message on point. “My question about today’s assignment is this:”
4. Write in standard English—no “textspeak” or slang.
5. Always sign your name at the end (full name if you are unknown to the
recipient or first name if you are known).
6. Never ask your professor if you missed anything important; of course you have.
7. Don’t share too much personal detail if you miss class. An absence is an
8. If you will be missing class, always ask what you need to do to keep current.
9. Never forward jokes, memes, or chain letters to your professor.
10. Make readers want to respond. Your email is a reflection of you, your work
habits, and your professionalism.
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If you’re a
and don’t turn in
in time, don’t
throw the blame
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Purchase of a book is not