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ITC 117 Computers in the Professions

Tuesday evening, 7:00pm-9:20pm  

Course Description and Policies

Professor: Elaine F. Cidzik
Phone:   978.542.6135

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An examination of the problem solving process for individuals in an organizational setting using the latest application software. Emphasis will be placed on the use of spreadsheet and database software for problem solving, and their integration with other software tools, including text processing and presentation graphics. Planning, data collection, methodology, analysis of results and implementation will be included. Three lecture hours per week..


Here is the ITC 117 Class Syllabus. You may read it here or on Canvas, and/or print it from either location.


The course is comprised of two areas: (1) computer concepts, and (2) hands-on software application activities covering word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, and databases with a heavy emphasis on spreadsheet usage.

The classroom portion of this class is conducted in a computer lab. Assigned reading and on-line tutorials are to be done before the topic is covered in class. Class lectures and lab demonstrations are used to reinforce and emphasize assigned material.


Attendance is required. The student is responsible for keeping abreast of all reading assignments and practice exercises, lecture material, and computer assignments whether or not in class. Technology failure is NOT an acceptable excuse for late or missed assignments. The university has several computer labs on campus to use if your personal computers fail or are stolen. If a student must miss class, the student should visit the course website for what to do when absent, and how to obtain the missed assignment(s), if applicable or allowed.


Using another student's computer files or any portion thereof as your own work is considered cheating, FOR BOTH STUDENTS. All forms of dishonesty will be dealt with according to the University's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found on Canvas.