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Georgia Introduction to Hardware Technology

This course is the foundational course for many Georgia IT pathways. It is designed for high school students to understand, communicate, and adapt to a digital world as it impacts their personal life, society, and the business world.

Overview & Highlights

High School
Contact Hours

Course Overview

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Digital Citizenship and Cyber Hygiene
Students learn topics on Internet etiquette and how to stay safe on the world wide web. Students will look at the potential effects of their digital footprints, how to protect information from online risks, and the importance of creative credit. Students also consider the ethics of hacking and the impact of always being digitally connected.
Operating Systems and Software
Students compare and contrast common operating systems (Windows, Linux, OS) and explain the importance of compatibility. Students explore software and apps while discussing software licenses and running through the software development life cycle. Students also learn about Artificial Intelligence and the ethics involved in its implementation.
Students learn about the physical elements of computers, laptops, and mobile devices such as motherboards, RAM, routers, and the use of port numbers, ethernet and wireless devices. Students also reflect on the Internet of Things and number of online devices they interact with regularly.
Project: Troubleshooting
In this project, students explore the troubleshooting methodology and utilize it to solve sample IT support issues.
Students explore the structure and design of the internet and networks, and how this design affects the reliability of network communication, the security of data, and personal privacy. Students learn how the Internet connects computers all over the world by using networking protocols.
IT Professionals
Students learn more about the careers in IT and many of the specific responsibilities involved.
Project: IT Proposal
In this project, students develop and deliver a pitch to a company's leadership team as to why they should have a dedicated IT professional at their company.
Students explore different types of network attacks and how to build up security walls to defend against them.
Project: Digital Forensics
In this project, students work through fictitious forensic cases to practice collecting, examining, analyzing and reporting on data that they have unveiled.
Computer Science Careers
Students take some time to explore and discover different computer science careers. Students will learn more about resumes and develop one of their own. Students will also research about professional student organizations and the benefits they offer to their members.

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Demo Programs

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Georgia Introduction to Hardware Technology is aligned with the following standards

Standards Framework View Alignment
Georgia Intro to Hardware Technology View (100%)
California Information Support and Services Pathway View (55.0%)

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