In ITP classes, you can learn to use advanced software, create websites, perform data analysis, write computer programs, and investigate cybercrime.

You’ll get practical, hands-on experience. No matter what your major is, you can learn how to use the latest tools, programming languages, and applications. You’ll also gain critical insight into technology’s increasing impact on our world.

Browse our course descriptions for insight into the skills you’ll gain in each course.

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Introductory Courses

All students are welcome to register for ITP classes, and our introductory courses do not require a background in technology or engineering.

Introductory Courses

Introduction to Business Information Technologies

Survey computer hardware, operating systems, networks, programming, and software to understand how technology accomplishes business goals. You'll learn how to use advanced spreadsheet features in Microsoft Excel, databases in Access, and mail merge in Word. You’ll also explore security issues, digital communication practices, social media marketing, and new technologies. (2 units)

  • Prerequisite: None


Web Publishing

Design, code, and publish websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You'll practice using web development tools, styling with custom layouts and fonts, and adding JavaScript for interactivity. You’ll learn how to create image galleries, forms, and animations — and how to publish your sites to web servers. By creating many webpages and practicing markup, styling, and interactivity, you’ll prepare for more advanced topics in web design and development. (2 units)


Programming in Python

Start writing programs in the Python language, an easy-to-read programming language used for web applications, data analysis, and scientific research. You'll learn to think like a programmer to solve problems, control flow, and implement graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to create simple programs. This class is the introduction to the core programming sequence (ITP-115 → ITP-265 → ITP-365) — by the end of the semester, you'll be prepared for more advanced topics in object-oriented programming and web, mobile, and desktop application development. (2 units)


From Hackers to CEOs: Introduction to Information Security

Crack passwords, recover deleted files, create and identify spoof emails, and discuss current issues in the field to develop a foundation in cybersecurity and digital forensics. You'll study threats to information integrity, learn about security mechanisms and policies, and study how security infrastructure intersects with business and IT functions. Prepare for advanced courses in ethical hacking, information security, and digital forensics. (2 units)


Introduction to C++ Programming

C++ is used for programming desktop applications, video games, database software, and applications in medicine and engineering. Learn the fundamentals of C++ syntax and semantics, including variables, control statements, functions, memory management, and object-oriented programming. This class is an introduction to the core programming sequence (ITP-165 → ITP-265 → ITP-365) — by the end of the semester, you'll be prepared for more advanced topics in object-oriented programming and desktop, mobile, and video game development. (2 units)


Introduction to MATLAB

Start using MATLAB, a high-performance numeric computation and visualization environment. You’ll practice using MATLAB’s features, including problem-soling methodology, functions and data structures, solution of linear algebraic equations, statistics and probability, and 2D and 3D visualization of scientific data. (2 units)

  • Prerequisite: None


Tools for Digital Graphics

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop to create, edit, and export images and photographs. You’ll explore the user interface, toolsets, and advanced features to design postcards, book covers, product packaging, magazine covers, and t-shirt designs. You'll learn how to work with layers and masks, draw and create vector graphics, work with type and color, and prepare images for professional print and web output. You’ll also learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and InDesign to complement your graphic design work in Photoshop. (2 units)

  • Prerequisite: None