Computer and Information Sciences - Advanced Computer Applications Certificate



Year 1 Semester 1
Fall
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

Overview of computer systems - hardware operating systems the Internet and application software including word processing spreadsheets presentation graphics and databases. Current topics such as the effect of computers on society and the history and use of computers in business educational and other interdisciplinary settings are also studied. This course is not intended to count toward a student's major field of study in business or computer science.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITNW 1337 Introduction to the Internet

Introduction to the internet with emphasis on using the World Wide Web to locate transfer and publish information. Survey of emerging technologies on the Internet.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications

Introduces and develops foundational skills in applying essential and emerging business productivity information technology tools. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications including word processing spreadsheets databases presentation graphics data analytics and business-oriented utilization of the internet.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

Knowledge of keyboard.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSW 1310 Introduction to Presentation Graphics Software

Instruction in the utilization of presentation software to produce multimedia presentations. Graphics text sound animation and/or video may be used in presentation development.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

BCIS 1305


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
12

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
ITSC 1321 Intermediate PC Operating Systems

Custom operating system installation configuration and troubleshooting; management of file systems memory storage and peripheral devices.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.

Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 2321 Integrated Software Applications II

Continued study of computer applications from business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data and linking and combining documents using word processing spreadsheets databases and/or presentation media software.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Prerequisites

BCIS 1305 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database

Introduction to relational and non-relational database theory and the practical applications of contemporary databases.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours of lecture and two hours of lab each week.
Prerequisites

BCIS 1305 


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSE 2309 Database Programming

Application development using database programming techniques emphasizing database structures modeling and database access.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

ITSW 1307.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

ITSC 2335 Application Software Problem Solving

Utilization of current application software to solve advanced problems and generate customized solutions. This course constitutes a capstone course for students enrolled in a certificate program.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Two hours lecture and two hours lab each week.
Prerequisites

Approval of the instructor.


Note

Additional course fee(s) required.

Total Credit Hours
15

Year 1 Semester 3
Summer
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles of behavior. Special emphasis is placed on methods of research and critical thinking skills. This is a survey course and covers a variety of topics theories and approaches to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. PSYC 2301 is reading and writing intensive and is a college sophomore course.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week.
Total Credit Hours
3

Year 2 Semester 1
Fall
3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

3 Credit Hours Elective

Electives should be chosen in consultation with your faculty and/or academic advisor.

MATH 1314 College Algebra

In-depth study and applications of polynomial rational radical exponential and logarithmic functions and systems of equations using matrices.  Additional topics such as sequences permutations combinations and probability may be included as time permits. (Fall Spring Summer)

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of lecture each week
Prerequisites

TSI Complete

BMGT 1305 Communications in Management

Basic theory and processes of communication skills necessary for the management of an organization's workforce.

Credit hours
3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical
Three hours of class each week.
Total Credit Hours
12



Total Program Hours
42



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Computer occupations are great field for students who either plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, or develop the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a computer applications specialist in a variety of working environments. Applied skills are developed through “hands-on” training utilizing modern computer equipment and software. Transferability and specific requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Curriculum is often used as a resume builder for current or potential employees.


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