Information Technology


 
Information technology courses are designed to meet the needs of personal computer novices as well as current users of computer technologies. Courses are offered in software applications and in hardware use. More advanced software application courses may require some prerequisite computer knowledge.

Introduction to Keyboarding

Participants learn the fundamentals of typing using a personal computer. No previous knowledge of typing or computers is required. Keyboarding skills are taught using the touch method with the goal of memorizing the keyboard and developing techniques to improve speed and accuracy. This class is appropriate for beginners. Note: All texts and materials areincluded in course fees
Cost: $95 ($85 tuition, $10 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1400
CEC 887
TU/TH
BCED


Introduction to Personal Computers

This introductory course assumes no previous experience with computers and provides an overview of PC hardware and terminology, and skills development in using the PC and its housekeeping software. The course focuses on key software environments such as word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $175 ($126 tuition, $49 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1401
CEC346
S
BCEC

Computer Technician Training (A+) Series

This course enables the student to gain high level marketable hands-on skills in PC troubleshooting and computer repair for a position in an expanding and dynamic field. Computer Technician Training is designed to cover all the A+ Certification objectives recognized by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Students who are relatively new to PC support should take advantage of the 140-hour course series that includes an Introduction to PC Hardware and PC Operating Systems. This training prepares participants for the A+ certification exam. The A+ certification, awarded by CompTIA, consists of two exams (hardware and operating systems). Exam fees are $153 each. It is recommended that participants contact CompTIA at 800-776-4276 for current fee and testing locations. Note:All texts and materials are included in course fees. Note: You must enroll first in Part I and then in Part II of the A+ Series to complete the A+training. Prerequisite: Introduction to Personal Computers or equivalent knowledge.

Introduction to PC Hardware (A+ Part I)

Students learn the basics of PC architecture/operations and then advance to troubleshooting techniques, learning from inside-out how computers work. The course is designed to include an overview of PC hardware and software so that participants learn how they work together and the basic techniques for diagnosing, repairing, and upgrading PCs. Students customize a PC system with peripheral equipment and upgrade computers with optical drives,sound cards, modems, and memory. All students receive a digital multimeter and toolkit. Note: All texts and materials are included incourse fees.
Cost: $1,125 ($630 tuition, $495 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1402
CI2 122
TU/TH, S
BCED


Introduction to PC Operating Systems (A+ Part 2)

This course covers the essential technical elements of Microsoft Windows products and a baseline, elementary primer in Linux. Participants gain an overview of the major operating systems and understand how to install, configure, and support the individual systems. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $825 ($630 tuition, $195 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1403
CI2 123
TU/TH, S
BCED


Network +

Prepare for CompTIA’s Network+ Certification exam. This vendor-neutral network course introduces current technology for local and wide area networks (LAN and WAN) and the Internet. Participants develop a plan to create a network. Topics include identification of media for network connections, comparing network standards, protocols, and access methods. Network security, comparing centralized systems and client/server environments are also discussed. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees. The Network+ certification, awarded by CompTIA, consists of one exam. Exam fee is $218. BCCC recommends that participants contact CompTIA at 800-776-4276 for current fee and testing locations.
Cost: $1,125 ($630 tuition, $495 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1404
CI0 287
M/W
BCED

CISCO Networking

Baltimore City Community College has been designated as an authorized Cisco Networking Academy. As the world of networking grows more complex and dynamic, the need for highly skilled internetworking professionals multiplies. Organizations look to Cisco, the worldwide leader in internetworking technology, for guidance and support in meeting this demand. Cisco responded to this challenge with its Cisco Network Academy Program (CNAP). The CNAP provides terms of learning that include both Cisco Certified Network Administrator(CCNA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designations.

Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA)

The CCNA designation requires completion of the first four terms of the program. These prepare learners for industry certification and entry-level employment as network administrators.


CCNA – Cisco Networking Basics

Module 1 is the first in a series of four courses that provide instruction in Cisco Networking.Topics in the module include identifying the functions of the ISO/OSI communications model, focusing on the physical, data-link, and network layers. Learn data encapsulation, IP addressing, subnet creation and the TC/IP protocols. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $1,625 ($1425 tuition, $200 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1405
CI2 663
TU/TH
BCED


Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

The CCNP designation requires completion of the first four terms of the program. These prepare learners for industry certification and entry-level employment as network professionals.


CCNP 1—Building Scalable Internetworks

In this course, students will learn how to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. Students will also learn how to install, configure,monitor, and troubleshoot network infrastructure equipment. Topics include configuration of EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols, and how to manipulate and optimize routing updates between these protocols. Other topics include multicast routing, IPv6, and DHCP configuration. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $1,895 ($1695 tuition, $200 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1406
CI3 194
M/W/F
BCED


CCNP 2—Implementing Secure Converged Wide-Area Networks

Students are introduced to secure enterprise class network services for teleworkers and branch sites. Students will learn how to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network with a focus on VPN configuration and securing network access. Topics include teleworker configuration and access, frame-mode MPLS,site-to-site IPSEC VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening, and IOS firewall features. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $1,895 ($1695 tuition, $200 fees)
Index #Course IDDaysLocation
1407CI3 195M/W/FBCED


Adobe Photoshop Basics

Learn how to create professional-looking Adobe Photoshop files. Participants learn scaling and resizing, cropping, retouching and enhancing inferior images. Create special effects and employ file management for proper save formats. Advanced features include textures, channel operations, and edging. Use artistic type and lighting effects. Learn to improve print production and work with colors and calibration. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $160 ($104 tuition, $56 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1408
CI2 065
M/W
BCED


Microsoft Office 2003 Specialist—Proficient Level
This course is designed to prepare the participant to take the Microsoft Office Proficiency Exams in both Excel and Word. Topics covered in Word include creating and editing documents; formatting text; creating tabs and tables; inserting files and graphics; using styles and templates; creating macros and columns; and managing documents. Topics covered in Excel include creating and modifying worksheets; creating and manipulating ranges; moving and copying techniques; formatting and printing functions; database functions; and creating, formatting, and modifying charts. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $510 ($423 tuition, $87 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1409
CEC 325
TU/TH
BCED

Microsoft Office 2003 Specialist—Expert Level
A course designed to prepare the participant to take the Microsoft Office Expert Exams in the following applications: Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Topics in Word include creating advanced styles, creating forms, using graphic effects, creating reports, and sharing documents.Topics in Excel include advanced formula construction, pivot tables, multiple file linking,consolidating data, analysis tools, macros, and protection options. Topics in Access include fundamental techniques for working with Access objects: tables, queries, forms, reports, and databases. Topics also include the principles of database design, SQL statements, table relationships, and advanced design and query options. Topics in Power Point include beginning a presentation, drawing tools, clip art, slideshows, and presentation options. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.
Cost: $1,040 ($926 tuition, $114 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1410
CI2 039
M/W/F
BCED

Introduction to Microsoft Windows
This course is designed to orient participants to the newest versions of Microsoft Windows.Topics include working with Windows, icons,the Start button, the Task bar, accessories, using the Help system, basic application techniques,using the Control Panel, and working with files,groups, and programs. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.Prerequisite: Introduction to Personal Computers or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $105 ($66 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1411
CEC 526
M,W
BCED

Introduction to Microsoft Word

This course orients participants to Word for Windows. Participants learn to create, open and edit a document, navigate in Word, use HelpBasics, edit and format text, create tabs and tables, and insert files and graphics. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $105 ($66 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1412
CEC 885
S
BCED

Intermediate Microsoft Word

Building upon skills previously learned in Introduction to Word, participants learn to use AutoText, apply styles, create, modify, and protect templates, and create macros, columns,and tables. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.Prerequisite: Introduction to Word or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $105 ($66 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1413
CEC 512
S
BCED

Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Participants are introduced to the spreadsheet functions of Excel. Learn to create and modify a basic worksheet; select, create, and manipulate ranges; move and copy text; and format and print documents. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $105 ($66 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1414
CEC 509
S
BCED

Intermediate Microsoft Excel
Building upon skills previously learned in Introduction to Excel, participants learn to create, modify, and format charts; use graphic objects; and work with database functions. Note:All texts and materials are included in course fees. Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $175 ($136 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1415
CEC 671
S
BCED

Introduction to Microsoft Access
Participants learn fundamental database techniques in Access: objects, tables, queries,forms, reports, and databases. Topics include an overview of Access objects, creating and modifying a table, using select queries, using calculations in queries, creating and using forms, creating and using reports, creating a database, and copying objects. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $175 ($136 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1416
CI2 060
T,Th
BCED

Intermediate Microsoft Access
Building upon skills previously learned in Introduction to Access, participants learn the principles of table design and table relationships, customizing reports, the chart wizard, and working with SQL statements. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees. Prerequisite: Introduction to Access or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $175 ($136 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1417
CEC 554
T,Th
BCED

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint
In this course, participants learn the basics of working with a graphical program to produce presentations. Topics include using clip art and WordArt, creating graphs, graphic slides and organizational charts, and using the PowerPoint Help system. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $105 ($66 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1418
CEC 511
T,Th
BCED

Microsoft PowerPoint for Teachers

PowerPoint is a powerful tool in the classroom.Learn to create age- and topic-appropriate presentations of interest your students using sound, animation, pictures, hyperlinks, media clips and other techniques. Each participant will create an individualized presentation and games similar to Jeopardy and bingo to use in their classroom. Note: All texts and materials are included in course fees.Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equivalent knowledge.
Cost: $294 ($195 tuition, $99 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1419
CI2 665
M,W
BCED

Introduction to Microsoft Project

In this introductory course, participants learn the basic skills necessary to start and update a project file by creating project plans efficiently, assigning resources, tracking version changes in project plans, evaluating changes and tracking performance. Prerequisite:Windows or equivalent knowledge and an understanding of project management concepts.
Cost: $149 ($86 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1420
CI2 828
W,F
BCED

Advanced Microsoft Project
Advanced Project builds on the skills learned in the introduction course. Participants learn in depth skills including generating predefined reports, formatting and printing custom reports, presenting project data in other programs, sharing project plans and customizing project plans.
Cost: $149 ($86 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1421
CI2 829
W,F
BCED

Introduction to Microsoft Visio
Use Visio to create business and technical diagrams to think through, organize, and better understand complex ideas, processes, and systems. Topics include creating diagrams by dragging shapes; generating common diagram types from existing data; accessing context sensitive Help and task-specific templates; using the research task pane; troubleshooting damaged drawings and using tools for business and technical diagramming.Prerequisite:Windows or equivalent knowledge.

Cost: $125 ($86 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1422
CI2 830
M,W
BCED

Advanced Microsoft Visio
Building on the skills developed in Introduction to Visio, participants learn to track reviewers' comments, change shapes, publish and share diagrams with improved Save as Web Page functionality. Advanced topics include discussions related to the integration of business processes and systems by importing Visio diagrams to other Microsoft applications as well as importing/exporting diagrams in Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format.
Cost: $125 ($86 tuition, $39 fees)
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Course ID
Days
Location
1423
CI2 831
M
BCED

Microsoft Publisher

Communicating with customers is essential for any business. A complete business publishing and marketing materials solution, Publisher2003 can help you reach out to customers.With Publisher 2003, it's easier than ever to design, create, and publish professional marketing and communication materials in house.Publisher 2003 is a comprehensive solution for creating and publishing a wide variety of publications for desktop printing,commercial printing, e-mail distribution, or viewing on the Web. Printed publications include brochures, newsletters, postcards,CD or DVD labels, and other publications.Participants create impressive marketing materials for print,Web, and e-mail. Start from professionally designed templates that you can customize with color schemes, font schemes, various layout options, and your own design sense or start from blank publications and get creative with sophisticated typography and page layout tools.
Cost: $125 ($86 tuition, $39 fees)
Index #Course IDDaysLocation
1424CI2 832M,WBCED

iPods and mp3 Players

The Basics of iPods and MP3 Players new!Whether you have a new generation video-capable iPod, an iPod nano, an iPod shuffle or another MP3 player, learn how to use your new digital audio player.Learn user interface basics including how to use the central click wheel or buttons, interact with software to download music and get some tips on extending the lifespan of your MP3 player and batteries. If you are waiting to purchase an MP3 player, learn how to choose the right player for your needs.
Cost: $80 ($66 tuition, $14 fees)
Index #Course IDDaysLocation
1430CI3 211SBCED

For more information, please contact:

Karen Mobley
Community Education Specialist
Community Education Services/WorkforceDevelopment
410-580-2757
kmobley@bccc.edu