ITE 100: Introduction to Information Technology

Course Syllabus


Jeffrey Elkner

Contact Information:

Phone: 703-228-5771
Email: jeffrey.elkner@apsva.us
Web Site: http://ict.gctaa.net/sections/ite100

Course Schedule

Class will meet on A days from 11:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 102 at the Arlington Career Center.

Office Hours:

I will be available for walk-in questions and help each school day between 1:05 and 1:35 p.m., and will make arrangements for other times by appointment, either in-person or remotely through Google hangouts.

Curriculum Materials

We will be using on-line curriculum materials, including by not limited to:

Course Description and Purpose:

Covers the fundamentals of computers and computing and topics which include impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and terminology. Provides discussion about available hardware and software as well as their application.

In this course you will learn about computers and information technology while you also learn to create socially useful mobile apps. In addition to a presenting a broad overview of the role and impact of information technology on our contemporary world, the course is project-based and emphasizes writing, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Course Objectives:

All course objectives from the NVCC college-wide course content summary will be learned in this course.

Class Policies:


Attendance in this class is mandatory. We will be learning new things each time class meets, as well as practicing our newly aquired skills. Regular attendance will be essential to success.

Evaluation / Grading:

Course grades will be comprised of an equal combination of projects and tests / quizzes. Projects will account for 50% of the grade and tests / quizzes for the other 50%.

Classroom Conduct:

Every student should practice behavior that supports learning. All students are expected to show respect for their classmates, the teacher and other staff members, and to be actively engaged in learning for this course during their time in class.

Students should likewise respect our computer lab as a place of learning, and treat all equipment with care and leave it ready for classmates using after them.


Academic Honesty:

The Arlington Public School and The Northern Virginia Community College are committed to the highest standards of academic honesty. As a result, appropriate actions will be taken in this course to discourage breaches of academic honesty. All work presented by the student as theirs should be the work of that student alone. Plagurism in any form will not be allowed.