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 version 2010 through Summer 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Fall 2013.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSG Courses

CSG 1202. Photoshop - SP. 3 hrs.

This course offers a project-based series of lessons to learn Adobe PhotoShop program's features and capabilities. Individualized instruction-open entry. A tutorial type of text is used. (Photoshop version CS5 with Bridge) Lecture, 3 hours. (Students must have previous computer experience working with Microsoft Windows.)

CSG 1205. Microsoft Power Point - SP. 1 hr.

This course is an introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows. It will include lessons on creating and modifying a presentation, use of PowerPoint help, using outline view, using clip art, linking a chart to a presentation, and using slide show features. This course may be offered as web or as a traditional lecture and lab. (PowerPoint version 2010) Lecture, .5 hour; lab, 1 hour. (Students must have previous computer experience working with Microsoft Windows.)

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 version 2010 through Summer 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Fall 2013.) Lecture, 3 hours.

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.

CSI 1011. Introduction To Programing & Logic. 4 hrs.

The first in a sequence of courses for majors in Computer Science. Introduces a disciplined approach to problem-solving and algorithm development, in addition to an introduction to procedural and data abstraction. Covers: selection, repetition, and sequence control structures; program design, testing, and documentation using good programming style; block-structured high-level programming; and methods, classes, and arrays. Taught using the Java programming language. Leture, 3 hours; lab, 2 hours. [Equals IAI CS 911 compatible description.] Prerequisite: MTH 0907 or equivalent on the placement tests.

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.

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. Data Structures & Algorithms. 4 hrs.

The second in a sequence of courses for majors in Computer Science. Covers: design and implementation of large-scale problems; abstract data types; data structures (files, sets, pointers, lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs); program verification and complexity; recursion; dynamic concepts (memory, scope, block structures); text processing; and an introduction to searching and sorting algorithms. This course should use the same programming language as CS 911 - Computer Science I. Students should complete BOTH CS 911 and CS 912 at the same school before transferring to the degree-granting school. (Prerequisite: CS 911 - Computer Science I.)The Computer Science Panel recommends that a student receiving a minimum score of 4 on the AP Computer Science AB exam be granted credit for CS 912. Prerequisite: CSI 1012.

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 systems development methods, management, information systems, decision support systems and expert systems. Students will use the Internet for communication and research purposes. Lecture, 3 hours. Prerequisite: CSP 1203.

CSM 2240. Office Management. 3 hrs.

This course provides an overview of the duties and services required of an administrative assistant in a modern office. Topics covered in the course are: use of telephone and customer service; banking and scheduling of meetings; and planning for a professional career. Lecture, 3 hours. Prerequisite: CSP 1203 and ENG 1200.

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 1201. Web Page Development & HTML. 3 hrs.

The major emphasis of this course is to expose the student to the practical applications of the Internet and how the Internet can contribute to the enhancement of personal, family, and professional growth. The main topics of the course include Web page layout, design, and HTML programming. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. (Previous computer and Internet experience recommended.)

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 second course to the Microsoft Server network operating sytem. Advanced system administration and services are covered. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSN 1230.

CSN 1233. Network Administration III. 3 hrs.

This course offers students a look at contemporary network operating systems. Topics may vary from semester to semester to keep abreast of changing technologies. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 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. Topics will include securing and optimizing a TCP/IP network. This course is intended for network administrators. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. 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. Speciality Servers. 3 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. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. 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 1201. DOS for Windows. 2 hrs.

An introduction to the MS-DOS operating system. Topics covered include: directories, files, copying files and disks, erasing files, formatting disks, and hard disk management. Individualized instruction, self-paced-open entry. A tutorial type of text is used. CSO 1201 may not be taken after CSO 1200 and count towards the same degree or certificate. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 2 hours.

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. Lecture, 1 hours; lab, 2 hours.

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, managing the desktop, connecting to a peer-to-peer network and client/server network, and troubleshooting. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

CSP Courses

CSP 0001. Community Computer Usage. 0 hrs.

CSP 0002. Orientation Distance Learning. 0 hrs.

The distance learning orientation is required of all students taking their first online course at IVCC. Students will learn how to get started with their course, will experience some of the technologies used in online courses, and will receive tips on being a successful online student. The orientation is offered online and on campus. A Distance Learning Orientation Welcome provides additional information.

CSP 0008. Articulation Orientation. 0 hrs.

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 version 2010 through Summer 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Fall 2013.) 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 version XP; MS Office Professional version 2010 through Summer 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Fall 2013.) 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. Emphasis is placed on learning the keyboarding technique, developing speed and accuracy, introducing file management and basic word processing functions used to create, edit, save and format a simple block style letter and simple memo. By course end, ability to keyboard a minimum of 25 words per minute in three-minute timed writing, three errors or less.(MS Office Professional version 2010 through Summer 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Fall 2013.)

CSP 1231. Adv Keyboarding/Document Formatting. 3 hrs.

This course will develop production level speed in using a personal computer keyboard, as well as teaching document processing for letters, reports, tables, and memos using an up-to-date word processing program. Lecture, two hours per week; lab, two hours per week. Prerequisite: CSP 1230 or appropriate score on keyboarding proficiency exam. (MS Office Professional version 2010 through Fall 2013; MS Office Profession version 2013 Spring 2014.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours.

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. This course will help the student prepare for industry certification, in conjunction with later classes. Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: English and Reading placement.

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. Lecture, 1.5 hours; lab, 1 hour.

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 version 2010 through Fall 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Spring 2014.) 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 version 2010 through Spring 2014; MS Office Professional version 2013 Summer 2014.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. Prerequisite: CSP 2203.

CSP 2210. Advanced PC Troubleshooting & Repair. 2 hrs.

The course covers the advanced maintenance of PC hardware and software repair. Heavy emphasis is on the lab activities where students will work in a "real time" environment fixing computer problems and adding and replacing computer parts from various PC vendors. Software problems will be addressed with multiple versions of operating systems and software packages. Lecture, 1 hour; lab, 2 hours.

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. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Coordinator.

CSP 2230. A+ Certification. 1 hr.

This online course covers the major areas of the CompTIA A+ cerfitication exam and helps prepare the student to take the A+ certification exam. Lecture, 1 hour. Prerequisite: CSP 2200 AND CSN 1225.

CSS Courses

CSS 1200. Microsoft Excel-SP. 1 hr.

This introductory self-paced course offers hands-on, practical instruction in the use of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet program. Students will learn how to analyze and chart data. A tutorial type of text is used. (Excel version 2010) Lecture, 1 hour.

CSS 1210. Comprehensive Excel. 3 hrs.

This comprehensive course in Excel, teaches students the basic concepts and continues through advanced spreadsheet topics. Students will use Excel to create and enhance spreadsheets. Formatting, copying, working with lists, charts, macros, printing, working with multiple sheets, and using Visual Basic to enhance sheets will be covered. Students will also learn principles of what if analysis, use data tables, and customize toolbars. (MS Office Professional version 2010 through Summer 2013; MS Office Professional version 2013 Fall 2013.) Lecture, 2 hours; lab, 2 hours. (Previous computer experience recommended.)

CSS 2200. Advanced Excel. 1 hr.

This is an advanced course in Microsoft Excel that covers a number of accounting functions along with several advanced problem solving components. Tasks include creation and analysis of financial statements, depreciation calculations, amortizations, and cash flow budgets. Prerequisite: CSP 1203 or CSS 1200. Lab, 2 hours.