Duration: 1 YEAR

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Information Technology for Self-Employment

Course Duration: 1 Year (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  • To provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Information Technology.
  • To equip students with practical programming skills in "C."
  • To familiarize students with essential PC software.
  • To enable students to create and manage databases using Microsoft Access.
  • To develop proficiency in desktop publishing tools for graphic design.
  • To teach web programming techniques for website development.
  • To encourage entrepreneurship and self-employment in the field of IT.

Course Overview:

  1. Introduction to Information Technology

    • Overview of IT concepts and its applications.
    • Historical evolution of IT.
    • Role of IT in the modern world.
  2. Computer Programming using "C"

    • Fundamentals of C programming.
    • Data types, variables, and operators.
    • Control structures and loops.
    • Functions and arrays.
    • File handling in C.
  3. PC Software

    • Introduction to essential PC software:
      • Word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations.
      • Graphics and multimedia software.
      • Antivirus and utility software.
  4. Lab (Programming in C)

    • Hands-on practice and coding exercises in C.
  5. Lab (PC Software)

    • Practical sessions on using PC software applications.
  6. Microsoft Access

    • Database fundamentals.
    • Creating and managing databases using Microsoft Access.
    • Query design and report generation.
  7. Desktop Publishing Tools

    • Introduction to desktop publishing software (e.g., Adobe InDesign).
    • Graphic design principles.
    • Creating brochures, flyers, and posters.
  8. Web Programming

    • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript fundamentals.
    • Building and designing websites.
    • Introduction to content management systems (CMS).
  9. Lab (Microsoft Access)

    • Hands-on database design and query practice.
  10. Lab (DTP and Web Programming)

    • Practical exercises in desktop publishing and web development.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Lectures with multimedia presentations.
  • Hands-on lab sessions for practical skills.
  • Assignments, projects, and group work.
  • Guest lectures by industry experts.
  • Field visits to IT companies.
  • Regular assessments and evaluations.

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • This course equips learners with practical IT skills, making them valuable in various job roles.
  • It empowers them to start their own IT businesses or work as freelancers.
  • Skills gained can lead to career growth and self-employment opportunities in web development, programming, graphic design, and more.
  • Entrepreneurship modules foster the development of business acumen.

Note: The course content can be modified based on the specific requirements of learners or location, ensuring adaptability to local IT industry demands and trends.

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