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Laura Pike
Computer Technology Instructor, Computer Technology


"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." — anonymous



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Office Location: HTC 131, Elko Campus
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  • BS CS, S.D. School of Mines and Technology, 1985
  • AA, Normondale Community College, 1983
  • MS CS, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) , 2017


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  • Hiking, fishing, skiing, geocaching, sewing, and being with my family.
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)


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CIT 110
Title:A+ Hardware
CIT 112
Title:Network +
Catalog Description: Course covers computer network infrastructure, network uses, and basic network management issues. CIT 112 has no prerequisite but assumes that students are familiar with computer hardware, have a basic understanding of stand-alone operating systems, and can use applications software.
CIT 212
Title:Microsoft Networking II
Catalog Description: Introduces students to computer network server administration and management using MSMCSE II. CIT 211 or an advanced understanding of a Windows desktop environment is recommended.
CIT 213
Title:Microsoft Networking III
Catalog Description: Teaches strategies and tactics for implementing, administering, and troubleshooting information systems that incorporate Windows NT Server or Windows 2000 Server in an enterprise computing environment. (Formerly CIT 213, MCSE III)
CIT 214
Title:Microsoft Networking IV
Catalog Description: Course covers computer network directory services using Microsoft's Active Directory Services. (Formerly CIT 214, MCSE IV)
CIT 215
Title:Microsoft Networking V
Catalog Description: Various topics in networking using Microsoft products aimed at the less common MCSE electives. Unlimited repeatability. (Formerly CIT 215, MCSE Elective)
CIT 217
Title:Security +
Catalog Description: Prepares professionals with some networking experience and who possess a thorough knowledge of TCP/IP to take and pass the CompTIA Security + certification exam. Topics will include general security basics of cryptography and operational/ organizational security. Working knowledge and network servers or associated certifications would be considered essential.
CIT 263
Title:Project Management
Catalog Description: The purpose of this course is to help students gain the knowledge required to effectively plan, implement, and complete IT projects across the organization. Topics will include business practices, interpersonal skills, and management process.
COT 204
Title:Using Windows
Catalog Description: The fundamentals necessary to operate the Windows system, how to customize the Windows environment, and how to use the various accessories. (Formerly, COT 204, Introduction to Windows)
CS 135
Title:Computer Science I
Catalog Description: This course is an introduction to modern problem solving and programming methods. Emphasis is placed on algorithm development. A special focus will be on procedural and data abstraction, emphasizing design, testing, and documentation.
CIT 130
My Comments:Java is a general-purpose, object-oriented programming language best known for, but not limited to, creating applets to run on the Internet. This course will include applet creation, but the primary emphasis will be on general purpose object-oriented programming. (3 credits)
CIT 180
My Comments:This hands-on course is designed to introduce you to the basic principles of data modeling and relational database design. Lectures, projects and exercises reinforce skills as they are learned. Specific topic coverage includes: summary queries, data functions, inner and outer joins, unions, action queries, data structures, database design and implementation, and views.
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