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C SCI 100 - Survey of Computing

5 Credits
General survey of the capabilities, limitations and problems associated with computers. Students develop basic computer competency. Covers basic terminology of computer systems; personal security while online; relationships between hardware and software; data representation and organization; basic web page development, and introductory programming and problem solving. Covers use of applications in the business environment, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and database software as well as Internet, e-mail and Web fundamentals.

Placement Eligibility English 081/Reading 081 or higher
Fees CF

Designed to Serve CIS majors, Computer Science majors(transfer) and non-CIS majors(transfer) who require a understanding of computers, information systems, and associated terminology and concepts.
Active Date 2016-05-04

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 30
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Science
Course Outline
1: Computers and Digital Basics

2: Computer Hardware

3: Computer Software

4: Operating Systems and File Management

5: Networking - Computer networks; LAN, WAN, Wireless

6: The Internet

7: The Web and Email- Basic Web Development

8: The World-Wide-Web

8: Digital Media

9: The Computer Industry - History, Careers, and Ethics

10: Information Systems & Databases

11: Computer Programming

12: Use of Applications in the business environment

A. Word Processing

B. Spreadsheets

C. Presentation software

D. Database software

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain how a computer uses input, processing, storage, memory, output, and stored programs.

Explain how text, graphics, and sound are represented digitally.

Define bit, byte, kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte, and terabyte.

Demonstrate basic programming logic and algorithmic thinking

Identify the appropriate type of software

Demonstrate usage of database application including tables, forms, queries, reports and basic concepts of normalization.

Demonstrated the ability of using spreadsheet application, including familiarization of charts, functions, formulas and absolute and relative cell references.

Demonstrate and understand basic html and how to create a web page using a simple text editor.

Demonstrate an understanding of job opportunities in the I.T. field and the types of skills required to enter these fields.

Create, copy, move, rename, and delete files and folders in an OS (file management hands on).

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