Computer Technology

CSD Courses

CSD 1210. Comprehensive Access. 3 hrs.

In this comprehensive course in Microsoft Access, student will learn basic through advanced database topics to create and maintain databases. Tables,Fields, Relationships, Queries, Forms, Reports,Switchboards, and SQL will be covered. (MS Office Professional ProPlus 2016 -- Free to Students.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSI Courses

CSI 1002. Intro To Business Computer Systems. 3 hrs.

A course for many different majors planning to transfer to a four-year institution. Computer concepts, terminology, equipment, system analysis and design; management information systems; and applications are surveyed. Business application skills in the microcomputer areas of spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation are emphasized. Use of e-mail and the world wide web are used throughout the course. (MS Office Professional ProPlus 2016 -- Free to Students.)

CSI 1007. C++ Programming. 4 hrs.

This course will teach structured programming concepts using C++ language. Algorithm design and implementation are emphasized. Topics include: data types, operators, input/output statements functions, arrays and pointers. Prerequisite: CSI 1000 or previous programming experience. Lecture 4 hours. IAI: CS 911.

CSI 1011. Computer Science I. 4 hrs.

This is the first course in a sequence of courses for computer science, mathematics and engineering majors. This course introduces procedural programming and advances to object-oriented programming. Topics include: algorithm development, input/output, selection, repetition, using objects, creating objects, arrays, records and files. Students learn good programming practices in programming, documentation, and testing. This course is equivalent to the College Board Computer Science A AP exam. Lecture, 3 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: MTH 0920 or MTH 1206. IAI-CS 911.

CSI 1012. Object Oriented Programming. 4 hrs.

Introduces the concepts of object oriented programming to students with a background in the procedural paradiagm. Taught using the Java programming language. The course begins with a review of control structures and datatypes with emphasis on structured data types and array processing. It then moves to introduce the object-oriented programming paradigm, focusing on the definition and use of classes along with the fundamentals of object-oriented design. Additional topics may include overview of simple analysis of algorithms, basic searching and sorting techniques and an introduction to software engineering issues. Lecture, 3 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSI 1011 with a grade of C or better. IAI: CS 911.

CSI 1013. Discrete Mathematics. 3 hrs.

This course offers an intensive introduction to discrete mathematics as it is used in computer science. Topics include functions, relations, sets, propositional and predicate logic, simple circuit logic, proof techniques, elementary combinatorics, and discrete probability. Three hours of lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 0907, Intermediate algebra (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

CSI 1299. Special Topics in Computers. 0.5 hrs.

CSI 1299 is a variable credit course offering .5 - 4 credits. This courses's topics vary according to the semester taught. It is taken by students who need a course for substitution during times when the computer curriculum changes. Each class will be individualized to a particular set of needs and a credit value assigned for each section offered.

CSI 2011. Computer Science II. 4 hrs.

This is the second course in a sequence of courses for computer science majors. This course covers the design, coding, and implementation of larger projects involving multiple objects/classes using inheritance, generics and interfaces. Topics include: data structures (stacks, queues, lists, iterators, trees, heaps), recursion, algorithm efficiency, sorts, and some GUI programming. Lecture: 3 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSI 1011. IAI: CS 912.

CSI 2222. Computer Information Systems Internship. 3 hrs.

Students will work in jobs directly related to their field of study. This gives the student an opportunity to utilize the principles and skills they have learned in the classroom in real-world situations. Individual students are responsible for contacting a local business to secure an internship position. Students must complete 225 hours of on-the-job work experience. Prerequisite: Consent of the Program Coordinator.

CSM Courses

CSM 1209. Management Information Systems. 3 hrs.

This course will cover the use of information systems that help businesses achieve their goals. The topics include business process modeling, hardware and software systems used in corporate environments, the cloud, social media, systems development methods, management information systems, decision support systems and expert systems. Students will also learn how to use the Internet for communication, collaboration, and research purposes. Lecture, 3 hours. Co-requisite: CSP 1203.

CSM 2240. Office Management. 3 hrs.

This course will prepare students for the role of the professional office manager in today's global job market. Topics to be covered include defining the administrative office manager, understanding basic forms of organizations, developing problem-solving skills, recruiting and orienting a culturally diverse workforce, and analyzing office jobs, salaries, benefits, and workplace issues. Also covered will be resume writing, travel arrangements, planning meetings and conferences, and time and record management. Lecture, 3 hours. Prerequisite: CSP 1203 and ENG 1205 or ENG 1001.

CSN Courses

CSN 1200. Using Internet and The World Wide Web. 3 hrs.

This course is an introductory-level course designed to equip the student with the necessary tools to navigate through the World Wide Web. Topics include E-mailing, browsing, searching, communicating, and downloading. Also, basic web page construction and web security will be covered. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSN 1202. Web Site Development. 3 hrs.

Creation of sophisticated web pages and applications; advanced skills in web site organization; updating of web content; using Microsoft Expression Web. Topics include text formatting, working with images, working with hyperlinks, creating tables, creating forms, and creating page layouts. (Expression Web 3) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. (Previous computer and internet experience recommended.)

CSN 1225. Core Networking Technologies. 3 hrs.

The course introduces the student to the essential terminology and basic concepts of networking. These will consist of network components, designs, and physical media. Networking topics will include media, topologies, protocols, networking devices, network design and layouts, basic troubleshooting, security, and documentation. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSN 1230. Network Administration I. 3 hrs.

An introductory course to Microsoft Server network operating system. Basic system administration and troubleshooting are covered. Creation of user accounts, groups, storage management are examined and applied through lecture, demonstration and hands-on activities. Lecture, 2 hours; Lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSN 1225 or concurrent enrollment.

CSN 1231. Network Administration II. 3 hrs.

A continuation of CSN 1230. In this course the student installs a Novell Netware server and attaches clients to it. Advanced network administration and setup are covered. Lecture, two hours; lab, two hours. Prerequisite: CSN 1230.

CSN 1234. Securing & Analyzing TCP/IP Networks. 3 hrs.

Students will learn how to implement and support TCP/IP in local and wide area network environments. Various TCP/IP utilities and commands will be covered. Topics will include setting up, configuring, testing, and optimizing a TCP/IP server. This course is intended for network administrators. Prerequisitie: CSN 1225 and CSN 1230.

CSN 2222. Computer Networking Internship. 3 hrs.

Students will work in jobs directly related to their field of study. This gives the student an opportunity to utilize the principles and skills they have learned in the classroom in real-world situations. Individual students are responsible for contacting a local business to secure an internship position. Students must complete 225 hours of on-the-job work experience. Prerequisite: Consent of the Program Coordinator.

CSN 2250. Specialty Servers. 2 hrs.

This course will cover working with heterogeneous computer systems. The student will work with current server, LAN, and WAN technology and be able to demonstrate how the systems interact with each other. Prerequisite: CSN 1231 and CSO 2200.

CSN 2260. Network Routing. 3 hrs.

An introductory course to routing in local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs). Cisco routers and IOS Basics will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the use of problem solving to solve LAN and WAN networking problems. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSN 1225.

CSO Courses

CSO 1202. Microsoft Windows. 2 hrs.

Microsoft Windows is an operating system, which allows the user to integrate the different tasks performed on a personal computer. Windows is a graphical user interface that can make DOS based computers more user friendly. (Windows 10)

CSO 2200. UNIX Operating System. 3 hrs.

This course will present a theoretical and hands-on study of the UNIX operating system. Topics include operating system concepts, terminology, file system structure, network communication, and network management. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSO 2202. Comprehensive Windows. 3 hrs.

This class will cover the latest release of Windows for the corporate workstation. Topics include installing and upgrading the operating system, configuring hardware and applications, network connectivity, access to resources, backup and recovery options and mobile users. Monitoring and maintaining systems is also covered. At the end of the class, students are prepared to test for the Microsoft 70-680 exam. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSP Courses

CSP 1203. Microsoft Office Professional I. 3 hrs.

Students will gain hands-on experience using the applications included in Microsoft Office Professional. This course is designed to use the basic features of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and to integrate data between the applications. Students will also be introduced to topics about purchasing, installing, and maintaining a personal computer system. The mode of instruction for this course may be lecture/lab or web based. (MS Office Professional ProPlus 2016 -- Free to Students.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. (Previous computer experience is strongly encouraged.)

CSP 1206. Computer Skills for College Success. 1 hr.

The course objective is to assist students build a foundation for essential application computer skills including basic word processing, basic presentation software, basic use of the Internet and email, computer concepts and file management. The material is developed to ensure that students will see the importance of learning how to use the applications for future coursework. This course is intended for students with no prior computer application experience. Keyboarding experience strongly recommended. (MS Office Professional version 2010 through Summer 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Fall 2013.) Lecture, 1 hour.

CSP 1210. Basic Computer Skills for The Workplace. 1 hr.

Students will gain basic hands-on experience using Windows, word processing, and spreadsheets. Activities will emphasis their application in the technical and manufacturing workplace. (Windows 10 and MS Office Professional ProPlus 2016 -- Free to Students.) Lecture, .5 hour; lab, 1 hour.

CSP 1230. Computer Keyboarding Applications. 2 hrs.

This course is designed to introduce, develop and build basic skills in keyboarding using the touch method. Learning keyboarding technique, and developing speed and accuracy are the major goals. Topics include basic letter styles, reports, and tables. The following grading scale is used for speed for 3-minute timings on straight copy: A=40 wpm; B=36-39 wpm; C=32-35 wpm.

CSP 1231. Adv Keyboarding/Document Formatting. 2 hrs.

This course is designed to increase speed, accuracy, and production of mailable copy. Advanced keyboarding applications are introduced, including various letter styles, comprehensive reports and business documents. Keyboard a minimum of 50 wpm on a five-minute straight copy timed writing with no more than one error per minute Prerequisite: CSP 1230 or appropriate score on keyboarding proficiency exam.

CSP 2200. PC Troubleshooting, Upgrade & Repair. 3 hrs.

A hands-on course covering hardware of a personal computer, its peripherals, and its operating system. Preventative maintenance and minor repair of hardware, as well as upgrading and installation of software and hardware, will be discussed. PcPro certification is included in this course. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSP 2201. Help Desk/User Support. 2 hrs.

This course will present an overview of the wide range of topics than an entry level user support specialist will be expected to know. This course will include the technical aspects of end user support along with necessary problem-solving and communication skills. Topics will include customer support, help desk organization, procedures, and resources.

CSP 2203. Microsoft Office Professional II. 3 hrs.

This course is a continuation of Microsoft Office Professional I (CSP 1203). It is designed to further develop skills in Microsoft Office applications of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint and the integration of these programs. Microsoft Office Outlook and One Note from Microsoft Office Professional will be introduced. (MS Office Professional ProPlus 2016 -- Free to Students.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSP 1203.

CSP 2204. Microsoft Office Professional III. 3 hrs.

A continuation of topics studied in Microsoft Office Professional II. Advanced topics in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, and Outlook will be covered. Microsoft Publisher will be introduced. Integration of data among the applications will be covered as well as using Visual Basic with some of the applications. (MS Office Professional ProPlus 2016 -- Free to Students.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSP 2203.

CSP 2222. Business Technology Internship. 4 hrs.

Students will work in jobs directly related to their field of study. This gives the student an opportunity to utilize the principles and skills they have learned in the classroom in real-world situations. Individual students are responsible for contacting a local business to secure an internship position. Students must complete 225 hours of on-the-job experience. Interns will also participate in a seminar that will meet on a regular basis during the semester. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Coordinator.

CSP 2230. A+ Certification. 1 hr.

This course covers the major areas on the CompTIA A+ cerfitication exam and helps prepare the student to take the A+ certification exam. Prerequisite: CSP 2200 AND CSN 1225.

CSS Courses

CSS 2200. Advanced Excel. 1 hr.

This is an advanced course in Microsoft Excel 2013 that covers a number of accounting functions along with several advanced problem solving components. Tasks include analysis of financial statements, depreciation calculations, amortizations, cash flow budgets and projections. (MS Office Professional ProPlus 2016 -- Free to Students.) Lecture: .5 hours; Lab, 1.5 hours. Prerequisite: CSP 1203 or CSS 1200.