- Description: 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.Learning Outcomes:Upon successful completion of this Introduction to Computing course, you will be able to:Describe the fundamentals of computing infrastructure components: hardware, application software, operating systems, and data communications systems.Delineate and discuss societal issues related to computing, including the guiding principles of professional and ethical behavior.Demonstrate the ability to create and use documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases in order to communicate and store information as well as to support problem solving.Describe the need and ways to maintain security in a computing environment.Explain how networks work; implement a basic home network.Describe basic concepts/structures of computer programming, demonstrate an understanding of programming strategies and design an algorithm.
- Information Technology, Computer Science
- Workforce Education (Technical), Academic Lower Division
- Material Type:
- Activity/Lab, Assessment, Diagram/Illustration, Homework/Assignment, Reading
- Katherine Oser
- Date Added:
- Creative Commons Attribution
- Media Format:
- Graphics/Photos, Mobile, Text/HTML, Video
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