Associate Professor of Information Technology,
Contact for Cybersecurity Project
109 Campus Dr.
Alberta, Va., 23821
Office #: TT4
Old Dominion University, May 2002
-B.S. in Occupational and Technical Studies w/ concentration Information Technology
Old Dominion University, December 2008
-M.S. in Occupational and Technical Studies/ Community College Education w/ concentration in Technology
American Public University, February 2015
-Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics
American Public University, Present
-Graduate Certificate in Information Security
New Horizons Computer Learning Center
-Boot Camp- CompTIA Network + - 40 Hours
New Horizons Computer Learning Center
-Boot Camp- CompTIA Security + - 48 Hours
Hello, my name is Kelley LaPrade. I am an Associate Professor of Information Technology for Southside Virginia Community College. I began teaching here at SVCC as an adjunct in 2002 and became a full-time instructor at the college in August 2004. I teach various courses here at SVCC in the Information Technology Department. Those areas are as follows: Information Technology Essentials, Information Technology Programming, as well as in the area of Networking and Security. Currently I am heading up an initiative to start a Cybersecurity program at our college which will lead to us obtaining our CAE2Y which is the recognition of the National Center of Academic Excellence In Cyber Defense Two-Year Education. I enjoy teaching and working with students, face-to-face, as well as in online environments, as well as working on projects here at the college to provide our student with opportunities to learn cutting edge skills which are needed in today's workforce. If you have any questions about my courses or in regards to our Cybersecurity project, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below I have listed some of the courses I teach in online and seated environments with brief course descriptions to assist with informing you a little about my courses, as well as the required materials.
-Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 Certifications
-Microsoft Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 Certifications
-Microsoft PowerPoint 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 Certifications
-Microsoft Outlook 2007 Certification
-Microsoft Office Specialist Master
-Network + Certification (CompTIA)
-GIS Training (Geospatial Information Systems) - Virginia Tech
ITE 115: Introduction to Computer Concepts and Applications:
Covers computer concepts and internet skills, and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Utilizes Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel Access, and PowerPoint).
ITE 140: Spreadsheets I: Microsoft Excel 2016:
Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Topics include type and edit text in a cell, enter data on multiple worksheets, work with formulas and functions, create charts, pivot tables, and styles, insert headers and footers, and filter data.
ITP 120: Java Programming I:
Entails instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using the Java language. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of console and graphical user interface applications.
ITN 101: Introduction to Networking:
Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity.
ITN 261: Network Attacks, Computer Crime & Hacking:
Encompasses in-depth exploration of various methods for attacking and defending a network. Explores network security concepts from the viewpoint hackers and their attack methodologies. Includes topics about hackers, attacks, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) malicious code, computer crime and industrial espionage.
ITE 298 Seminar and Project:
This course is designed for those who are ready to graduate from SVCC's Information Technology program.
Requires completion of a capstone project related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. The student will demonstrate an overall knowledge of what they have learned over the completion of the degree by completing a real-life semester project that incorporates specific tasks and concepts related to Information Technology courses they have taken.