Information Technology

  • Grades: 11, 12

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during 7th and 8th Blocks

    Students will take the following courses at Ivy Tech during the full school year:

    INFM 109 Informatics Fundamentals (3 credits)

    Introduces the student to terminology, concepts, theory, and fundamental skills used to implement information systems and functions in a wide variety of applications from small to enterprise organizations. Topics include the history of and trends in computing, operating systems, database technology, security, cloud implementations and other concepts associated with applying the principles of good information management to the organization. A brief introduction to word processing and spreadsheets is included as part of a skill set that students will use throughout their careers in informatics. 

    ITSP 135 Hardware/Software Support (4 credits)

    Prerequisites: INFM 109 or CSCI 101. Corequisites: INFM 109 or CSCI 101. Delivers the necessary competencies with hands-on experience in the lab for an entry-level Information Technology professional. Students will have the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure and maintain devices/software for end users, understand the basics of networking and security, properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and software issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students will also learn appropriate customer support, understand the basics of virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment.

    NETI 105 Network Fundamentals (3 credits)

    Covers the fundamentals of networking. Students will learn both the practical and conceptual skills that build the foundation for understanding basic networking. Human versus network communication are compared, and the parallels between them are presented. Students are introduced to the two major models used to plan and implement networks. The functions and services of the Open System Interconnection and Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol Models are examined in detail. Various network devices, network addressing schemes, and the types of media used to carry data across the network are also presented. Designed to be a study of local area networks, topologies, and functions while providing a general understanding of basic local area network protocols. 

    NETI 115 Routing and Switching (3 credits)

    Prerequisites: NETI 105. Covers the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. Students will be able to troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues. Hands-on practical application will be included as preparation for the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician.

    NETI 116 Workforce Preparation: Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification (1 credit)

    Prerequisites: NETI 115. Corequisites: NETI 115. The workforce preparation course is focused on the Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician (CCENT) Certification. Students can use this course as preparation leading to the certification or keeping the certification up to date. The preparation is designed to be a continued validation of one’s expertise and a tool to expand one’s skillset. Preparation includes practice tests and assignments based on the certification exam. Students are required to demonstrate course objectives through the appropriate certification exam preparation materials and completion of the appropriate certification exam at the end of the course. The fee for the certification exam is assessed upon enrollment in the course.