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Computer Information Systems Courses:
|CIS102 - Introduction to Computers|
Catalog Description: Includes the most recent developments in the computer industry, computer applications, the Internet, and the components of a computer system. Laboratory exercises stress application programs such as word processing, spreadsheet, and database. Requires use of the computer facilities to complete computer projects. Not open to students with credit in CIS 116 or higher.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:
1. Identify how a computer functions as documented by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
2. Identify a minimum of 3 home, education, and business uses of personal computers as documented by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
3. Identify a minimum of two forms of input, output, storage and central processing for computer systems as documented by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
4. Use word processing to create a document with a minimum of 4 formats and clipart in order to demonstrate basic levels of beginning problem solving skills.*
5. Use spreadsheets to create a document that contains characters, values, formulas, functions, and a graph to demonstrate basic levels of problem-solving skills.
6. Create a database that contains a table, form, and a report in order to demonstrate basic levels of beginning problem solving skills.
7. Create a folder as a subdirectory on a root drive to demonstrate basic file management skills.
8. Write a one-page paper based upon Internet research in order to document effective use of the Internet.
9. Define and use introductory terminology related to the Internet, such as Email, Newsgroups, FTP (File Transfer Protocol), WWW (World Wide Web), Net browsers (i.e. Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome), and Introduction to HTML, as demonstrated by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
10. Use presentation software to create a minimum 3 slide, slideshow with a minimum of 3 slide formats and clipart/image in order to demonstrate basic levels of presentation software skills.
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
1. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY
2. SOFTWARE & COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
a. Word Processing
3. OPERATING SYSTEM & FILE MANAGEMENT
a. Basic features such as copy, move, rename
b. Basic Shortcut keys
c. Online Help
a. Input and Output
b. System Unit
c. Secondary Storage
5. COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS
a. Privacy and Security issues
6. INTRODUCTION TO THE INTERNET
a. Email and listservs
b. Discussions and chats
c. Gophers, telnet, ftp
d. WWW - World Wide Web
e. Browsers such as Internet Explorer and Netscape
f. Introduction to html
Effective Term: Fall 2013