Computer and Information Sciences - 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.

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
9

Year 1 Semester 2
Spring
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.

IMED 1316 Web Page Design I

Instruction in web page design and related graphic design issues including markup languages web sites and browsers.

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

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.

Total Credit Hours
9





Total Program Hours
18



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.


Recommended High School Endorsement
Business and Industry

Faculty Advisor

Division Chair

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