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Yvonne V. Richardson

This course provides an overview of the computer field through presentations by faculty and staff, as well as industry experts, job recruiters, and recent graduates. As part of the course, students might also make site visits to both large and small IT operations, ISP, and software development firms. Students will update their interactive portfolio to include a preliminary analysis of their career objectives with a timetable and the steps they would undertake to achieve those objectives.

Course Schedule

Week One, September 29

Introductions and Course Overview

Career Planning and Certification

Homework One:




Week Two, October 6

Beth Sanders, Library Resources

Homework One Due

Homework Two:






Week Three, October 13

Certificate Programs, Career Objectives and

Information Technology

Homework Two Due

Homework Three:





Week Four, October 20

Homework Three Due

Norm Wright, Running Start

Coordinator/Academic Advisor


Week Five, October 27

Web Design and Application Programming

Homework Four:




Week Six, November 3


Homework Four Progress Check

Homework Five:





Week Seven, November 10

Network Technology

Homework Four Due

Homework Six:




Week Eight, November 17

MultiCultural Computing

Instructor Observation

Homework Five Due

Homework Seven:





Week Nine, November 24


Homework Six Due

Homework Seven Due

Homework Eight:





Week Ten, December 1

All Late Assignments and  Rewrites Due

Class Evaluation

Student Choice

Homework Nine: Portfolio





Week Eleven, December 8

Homework Eight Due

Homework Nine Due