Syllabus: ITC102

Basic Course Information

Instructor: L.J. Bothell



Classes: Mon/Tues 9:40-11:10am, Room BE3174.

Office Hours: By appointment only.

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Course Description

ITC102: Information Computer Concepts is a 100% face-to-face class with hybrid information elements. It is an introduction to computing and digital technology that is designed to prepare you for continuing coursework or general computer and software/applications use. It is an introduction to computers and information Systems, hardware and software, data communications, networks, and the Internet. It is moderately-paced, in-class demo-oriented, and focuses on basic computer tasks and recognition, some productivity tools, and reading/comprehension of digital subjects. It does not teach software applications. Attendance is required.

Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ITC102, you will be able to:

  • Identify the major hardware components of a computer.
  • Recognize terms and abbreviations commonly used in the IT field.
  • Identify categories of software applications and their typical use in the business and IT field.
  • Use printed and electronic resources and the internet to research topics relevant to the IT field.
  • List the basic functions of an operating system.
  • Understand and discuss issues and trends in the IT field.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Recognize and appreciate the diversity both in the classroom and the IT field and community.
  • Practice efficient communications and interactions with each other and supervision by instructor.

Course Details

Required Text

Internet Core and Computing IC3 Certification Global Standard 3 Study Guide, ISBN: 13: 978-0071638111. Used, digital, and or library book okay.

Required Materials

Minimum 1 gigabyte USB Flash drive, class website, 7 days per week internet and/or texting access, e-mail access and address, Seattle Central student login & password, and CANVAS.

Class Presentation

Discussions, demos, hands-on tutorials, and CANVAS assignments and quizzes in US English.

Evaluation Methods

Your final grade will be a sum of your class assignments, quizzes, tasks, and participation & attendance. See Class FAQs.

Attendance and Participation

Students are expected to participate in lecture, discussions and lab time, and absences will cost points. Participation points will be deducted (15 points per absence, up to the loss of one full grade point, for unexcused absences, excessive tardiness and consistently leaving early.

  • Several learning-based assignments and quizzes.
  • Due dates will be shown on the website Class Schedule and in CANVAS, and will be discussed in class.
  • Assignments are "due" according to the specific assignment summary webpage.
  • Assignments will lose 100% if late, with no exceptions.
  • The Final will be an basic presentation project presented on Finals day.
Student Responsibilities
  • Attend all the classes..
  • Get familiar with and use the class website and tools. See Class FAQs.
  • Understand/do the assignment requirements.
  • Access, check, and use the CANVAS tool for keeping up with current grades, assignments, quizzes, etc.
  • Contact instructor by e-mail if you have a problem with any due date. No contact, no grade revisions/redos.


For 'out of class' assistance, please sign up for a tutor. You may sign up for 2 half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which you are enrolled. Check out the Seattle Central Tutoring Center and

ADA Confirmation

Americans with Disabilities Act: Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, or require special arrangements in case of building evacuation should contact me at the beginning of the quarter and set up an appointment with the Disability Support Counselor in Room BE1112. Also, contact me early if you require a front-of-the-room computer so I can reserve it for you.

Assistants for students (sign-language, etc) are welcome in class. If you wish your assistant(s) to also receive emails for the class, please inform me with their email addresses - otherwise I will assume you will forward/discuss emails of note to them yourself. Also, you may need to make arrangements with your assistant(s) to assist you with interpreting any class videos, since at this time they are not produced with closed captioning.

Very Important: If there is an ADA machine in the classroom, the related keyboard is not to be unhooked. Please use another computer. Thanks!!

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