This course is designed for persons with no experience using a computer. Focus will be on personal computers (PC) using the Microsoft Windows operating system, but other operating systems will be discussed. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to execute basic commands for creating, saving, deleting and locating files on a PC, prepare and print documents in Microsoft Word, design and set up a spreadsheet with basic functions and graphs using Microsoft Excel, identify major components of a computer system, operate a computer in a network environment, work with e-mail, use an Internet browser, communicate effectively with computer personnel, and understand and use appropriate terminology, especially as it relates to purchasing and operating a PC. This is a hands-on course. Several major projects will be assigned to be completed outside of class time. Students are not required to own a computer. Open to any student. Keyboarding skills are recommended.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Identify and apply the components of the Windows interface to manipulate files, programs, and windows 2. Create, edit, format, and print a document in MS Word. 3. Design and set up a spreadsheet with basic functions and graphs using MS Excel. 4. Identify major hardware and software components of a computer system and relate each to the purchase of a computer. 5. Compose, reply to, and insert attachments to email messages. 6. Navigate, view content on, and search the Internet with an internet browser.
Hands-on practice designing and writing HTML documents. Students will learn to create WEB pages for fun, education, and business. Students will also discover how to add tables, images, sound, video and forms to their WEB pages. Project required. BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF MICROSOFT WINDOWS INCLUDING FILE MANAGEMENT IS REQUIRED.
Course Learning Outcomes 1.Describe the predominant features of the World Wide Web. 2.Edit HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) documents to create basic web sites. 3.Incorporate CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to adjust web page appearance. 4.Employ techniques to further enhance web page layouts.
A hands-on introductory course on accessing the Internet using a browser program. Students will learn the history of the Internet and it's impact on society. Students will be taught the basic tools of the World Wide Web for searching, uploading, and downloading. E-mail, newsgroups, and chat rooms will also be covered. Projects required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, mouse, and Windows are required.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate knowledge of the origins of the Internet. 2. Recognize the process of connecting to the Internet. 3. Identify different features of a Web browser. 4. Develop effective Web search strategies to locate information on the Web. 5. Examine ways to communicate using various Webmail services. 6. Locate mailing lists, participate in chat sessions, explore and appraise science newsgroups, and create an identity in a virtual community. 7. Download software using FTP and Internet Explorer. 8. Identify security threats to their computer and personal privacy and implement basic countermeasures against each.
An introduction to the Windows operating system. Students will learn the basics of mouse functions, managing your computer's desktop, opening programs, switching between windows, and file management.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate the ability to use Microsoft Windows interface and become familiar with the desktop features. 2. Use programs installed on Windows. 3. Recognize the process of using external media for storing and retrieving data. 4. Manage files and folders effectively. 5. Manipulate contents of the hard drive. 6. Develop strategies to customize Windows settings. 7. Demonstrate a knowledge and use of multimedia software. 8. Identify the integration of Internet Explorer with the Windows operating system.
This course is designed to cover the main features of Excel and demonstrate the advantages of using a powerful electronic spreadsheet. This hands-on course will give the student an overview of creating and formatting worksheets, manipulating data, and designing charts. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Develop a formula in an Excel worksheet that uses multiple cell references. 2. Develop a function in an Excel worksheet cell that uses a range of multiple cells. 3. Develop a formula in an Excel worksheet that uses an absolute cell reference. 4. Develop a summary worksheet in an Excel workbook that references cells in other worksheets. 5. Apply formatting and editing to multiple worksheets concurrently. 6. Create appropriate charts from detail and total values. 7. Create a Web document file from an Excel workbook.
A word processing course designed to introduce Word. Students will learn how to create, modify, and print documents. This hands-on course includes specially prepared exercises that give practical experience in using Word's tools. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Create and edit a Word document that applies margins, line and paragraph spacing, font settings as specified. 2. Create and print on envelopes and mailing labels. 3. Execute the spell checking and grammar checking utility feature of Word. 4. Apply tab settings to format multiple lines of text in a Word document. 5. Demonstrate how to import text from one Word document into another Word document. 6. Insert WordArt, draw shapes and tables into a Word document. 7. Save a Word document as Web file.
An introduction to database theory and practice using the features of Access. Students will learn to create and modify the database, design and create queries, and use forms and reports in a 'hands-on' lab environment. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Define and use common database terminology with Microsoft Access as the DataBase Management Software 2. Design, create, and manipulate data in a database 3. Write basic and advanced queries to locate and utilize data in a database 4. Design and create basic and customized entry screens and reports 5. Integrate the use of software and hardware components 6. Use HTML Documents, Data Access Pages, and Hyperlink Fields
This course covers PowerPoint's major features. Students will be able to create and customize multimedia presentations. Specially prepared exercises will provide 'hands-on' learning. Project required. Basic knowledge of the PC, keyboard, and mouse are required.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Understand and work with the basics of Microsoft PowerPoint 2. Develop a Presentation 3. Work with Text 4. Jazz up the Presentation 5. Prepare to deliver a Presentation 6. Customized Presentations 7. Deliver Presentations
A study of information technology concepts as they relate to health information. Topics include an overview of information processing concepts and computer hardware and software. Learning and lab activities involve use of the Internet and Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint, as used in health care related settings.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Describe electronic input, processing, and output in Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint and the Internet as used in health care-related settings. 2. Describe current and potential applications of computers in health care information. 3. Apply file management concepts using the Windows operating system. 4. Create various documents in Microsoft Word. 5. Create an electronic spreadsheet that includes formulas, functions, and charts. 6. Create a database that incorporates queries, forms, and reports. 7. Create a presentation utilizing Microsoft PowerPoint and Internet resources.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of computer programming using the programming environment called Alice. This is an introductory course in object-oriented programming using animation. Alice enables you to create animation projects in a small virtual world using 3-dimensional models. Using the Alice programming language you can be a director of a movie, or creator of a video game where 3D objects in an on-screen virtual world move around according to the directions you provide. Basic knowledge of the personal computer, including file maintenance, is required. It is assumed that all students have experience using personal computers, an electronic mail system, and the Internet.
Prerequisite: MTH 098 must be completed or up to Math Level 6
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of algorithm design and implementation, through the use of storyboards. 2. Use and apply object-oriented programming concepts of Classes, Objects, Methods, Parameters, Encapsulations, and Inheritance. 3. Create computer programs with Alice that use the basic programming constructs of decisions, repetition, functions, basic recursion and parameter passing. 4. Write programs demonstrating an understanding of events and event-driven programming. 5. Write a well-documented computer program that follows an established style.
Provides an in-depth, hands-on introduction to major application software programs found in the Microsoft Software Package: Microsoft Office. The following software packages will be utilized: Microsoft Word (word processing), Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet), Microsoft Access (database management), and Microsoft Powerpoint (presentation). Several major projects are assigned. Basic knowledge of the PC keyboard and mouse are recommended prior to enrollment in this course. Course is not open to students who have taken CRC 113, CRC 115, CRC 116, and CRC 117. Students can earn credit for only one of the following courses: CIS 121, ITG 102, CRC 125.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate knowledge of microcomputer terminology 2. Create and edit Word documents 3. Create and edit an Excel spreadsheet 4. Create and edit an Access database 5. Create and edit a PowerPoint presentation 6. Integrate the use of the software and hardware components together
This course examines the technological infrastructures deployed in various regions of the world that facilitate cloud and mobile computing. In this course, students will investigate the technical issues surrounding access and ownership of mobile services and resources in the cloud.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Classify the various types of mobile technology. 2. Describe the various models for deploying cloud technology. 3. Explain the impact of cloud-based computing technology on mobile computing. 4. Analyze how mobile and cloud technologies are used in various regions of the world.
This course introduces students to cloud computing frameworks and the techniques used to design, develop, and implement these systems. The course will emphasize hands-on, project-based learning and will include practical laboratory exercises that involve setting up Windows-based clouds using client portals, servers, virtual machines, and the accompanying network infrastructure.
Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Explain cloud computing terminology and architectural models. 2. Develop the technical skills required to implement, maintain, and deliver cloud technologies and infrastructures 3. Evaluate aspects of IT security and use of industry best practices related to cloud implementations and the application of virtualization. 4. Describe how the cloud differs from traditional hardware/software-based resources. 5. Describe the technical foundations and evolution of the cloud. 6. Analyze how much money a cloud data center can save in terms of power usage, labor costs, property, and other expenses. 7. Explain the elements of the cloud and service options for infrastructure, platform, and software as a service. 8. Evaluate cloud management frameworks and how governance is defined inside the cloud. 9. Analyze the risks associated with the cloud and describe techniques used to determine acceptable risk levels 10. Develop a comprehensive plan for securing a compliant cloud environment. 11. Create a detailed plan for cloud implementation
An intensive course covering Microsoft Excel. Objectives include preparing, formatting, and enhancing worksheets, applying formulas and functions, charting, using analysis, linking, workgroup features, and increase productivity through use of macros and templates. This course is designed to teach skill sets needed for the Microsoft Office Certification Exam. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard and mouse is strongly recommended. A student may earn credit for CRC 170 or OFT 170, but cannot earn credit for both courses because they are equivalent courses.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Create Excel spreadsheets to fulfill various needs of an office. 2.Maintain Excel spreadsheets as required on the job. 3.Utilize charts to visually display data. 4.Link and embed worksheets into various business applications. 5.Solve business problems using Excel. 6.Apply Excel formulas and functions within a worksheet.
An intensive course that covers Microsoft Access. Objectives include planning and designing databases; building and modifying tables, forms, and reports; advanced manipulation of data; defining relationships; modification of report properties; subforms, switchboards, PivotTables, and importing/exporting data. This course is designed to cover skill sets needed for the Microsoft Office Certification Exam. Knowledge of the personal computer, keyboard, and mouse is strongly recommended.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Create, maintain, and edit database records using Microsoft Access 2. Perform queries resulting in the preparation of forms and reports 3. Create forms with subforms and reports with subreports 4. Enhance forms using OLE fields, hyperlinks, and subforms 5. Create reports using wizards and labels 6. Integrate Access with Microsoft Word and Excel
The economies of scale and flexibility of cloud systems offer strengths and challenges from a security perspective. The enormous concentrations of resources and data found in the cloud present a very attractive target for malicious activity. However, cloud-based resistance to threats can be made robust, scalable, and cost-effective. This course focuses on the development of strategies that address the security risks and benefits of using cloud computing and on developing Defense-in-Depth tactics to protect corporate resources deployed in the cloud.
Prerequisite: CRC 133
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Describe frameworks used to secure cloud resources 2. Develop strategies for alternate approaches such as private, public, and hybrid clouds 3. Research issues related to loss of control and lack of trust associated with the cloud 4. Analyze the cloud's impact on traditional security roles 5. Implement various "Security as a Service" (SaaS) methodologies 6. Implement risk management strategies including data backup and disaster recovery
This course will cover the nomenclature and implementation of mobile computing and mobile communication. Coverage mobile systems will include 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3G+, and 4G communication systems, mobile satellite communication networks, mobile IP, mobile TCP, digital audio-video broadcasting, and mobile TV. This course will also provide a systematic explanation of mobile computing as a discrete discipline and will provide an in-depth coverage of mobile systems and devices, mobile operating systems used for application development, mobile databases, client-server computing agents, application servers, security protocols, mobile Internet, and ad-hoc and sensor networks.
Prerequisite: CRC 133
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Define mobile technologies in terms of hardware, software, and communications. 2. Utilize mobile computing nomenclature to describe and analyze existng mobile computing frameworks and architectures. 3. Evaluate the effectiveness of different mobile computing frameworks. 4. Describe how mobile technology functions to enable other computing technologies.