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Fall Semester
CIT 111 Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance
Focuses on the design of computing systems, including instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms data basis, telecommunications, etc. Includes the knowledge to identify and explain PC components, setup a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize/prevent basic security risks and also gives knowledge in the areas of Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers

CIT 160 Introduction to Networking Concepts
Introduces technical level concepts of non-vendor specific networking including technologies, media, topologies, devices, management tools, and security. Provides the basics of how to manage, maintain, troubleshoot, install, operate, and configure basic network infrastructure

CIT 232 Help Desk Operations I

Introduces a variety of tools and techniques to provide user support in help desk operations. Explores help desk concepts, customer service skills, troubleshooting problems, writing for end users, help desk operations and software, needs analysis, facilities management, and other topics related to end user support.


CIT 105 Computer Literacy

Introduces students to the main components of computer literacy including Computer Fundamentals, Key Applications and Living Online. Provides an introduction to the computer and the convergence of technology as used in today's global environment. Introduces topics including computer hardware and software, file management, the Internet, e-mail, the social web, green computing, security and computer ethics. Presents basic use of application, programming, systems and utility software. Basic keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.


Melissa Jones
melissa.jones@russellville.kyschools.us

Mrs. Jones began teaching in the Fall of 2006. She earned an Associate of Science Degree at Bowling Green Technical College and a Bachelors of Science in Vocational Education from Western Ky. University in 2011.

In the Summer of 2014 she complete a Career Counseling Certificate at WKU so that she would be better equipped to help students in career exploration and preparation.

She is currently enrolled at WKU as a part time student completing course work for a Master of Arts in Education - Secondary Teacher Leader with a Instructional Technology focus.

Mrs. Jones posses the following Microsoft Technology Associate Certifications:

  • Windows Operating System Fundamentals
  • Windows Server Administration Fundamentals
  • Networking Fundamentals
  • Security Fundamentals

In addition she holds the following Comptia Certifications: A+ and Net+ as well as the Interenet Computing and Core Certification (IC3 - GS4 )

Spring Semester
CIT 105 Computer Literacy

Introduces students to the main components of computer literacy including Computer Fundamentals, Key Applications and Living Online. Provides an introduction to the computer and the convergence of technology as used in today's global environment. Introduces topics including computer hardware and software, file management, the Internet, e-mail, the social web, green computing, security and computer ethics. Presents basic use of application, programming, systems and utility software. Basic keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.


CIT 180 Security Fundamentals
Introduces basic computer and network security concepts and methodologies. Covers principles of: security; compliance and operational security; threats and vulnerabilities; network security; application, data, and host security; access control and identity management; and cryptography.

CIT 148 Visual Basic I

Introduces students to fundamental programming concepts using the Visual Basic programming language. Topics include data types, control structures, simple data structures, error-handling, modular programming, event-driven programming, graphical user interfaces, and file processing.


CIT 111 Computer Hardware and Software Maintenance
Focuses on the design of computing systems, including instruction in the principles of computer hardware and software components, algorithms data basis, telecommunications, etc. Includes the knowledge to identify and explain PC components, setup a basic PC workstation, conduct basic software installation, identify compatibility issues and recognize/prevent basic security risks and also gives knowledge in the areas of Green IT and preventative maintenance of computers
Computer Lab Safety Guidelines

Classroom Rules

Career Pathways

Certification Resources

Internet Computing and Core Certification (IC3)

Microsoft Technology Associate

CompTIA Strata IT Fundamentals

A+ Exam

Network+ Exam

Security+ Exam


HDI Desktop Support Technician Exam

Computer Literacy Resources
LearnKey Online Expert
Online Video Curriculum

***please use internet explore when viewing online video curriculum

Visual Basic I
Open Book Chapter Exams
Online Companion