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Fall 2012

Computer Information Systems Courses:

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CIS102 - Introduction to Computers
Credits: 3

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):
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to demonstrate each of the following skills through computer projects, or tests:

1. Identify how a computer functions as documented by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
2. Identify the process of Input/Output, Processing, Storage, as documented by least 70% competency on a unit test.
3. Identify a minimum of 3 home, education, and business uses of personal computers as documented by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
4. Identify a minimum of two forms of input, output, and storage for computer systems as documented by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
5. Identify at least 3 components of the central processing unit and how they work together by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
6. Use word processing to create a minimum 2-page document with a minimum of 4 formats and clipart in order to document basic levels of beginning problem solving skills.*
7. Use spreadsheets to create a document that contains characters, values, formulas, functions, and a graph in order to document basic levels of problem-solving skills.
8. Create a database that contains a table, form, and a report in order to document basic levels of beginning problem solving skills using databases.
9. Use a folder as a subdirectory on a root drive to demonstrate basic file management skills.
10. Write a one-page paper based upon Internet research in order to document effective use of the Internet.
11. Define and use introductory terminology related to the Internet, such as: Email & listservs, Newsgroups, Gophers, Telnet, ftp, WWW-World Wide Web, Net browsers--Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape, Introduction to HTML as demonstrated by at least 70% competency on a unit test.
12. Use presentation software to create a minimum 3 slide, slideshow with a minimum of 3 slide formats and clipart/image in order to document 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.


Content Outline:
1. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE COMPUTER INDUSTRY
2. SOFTWARE & COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
a. Word Processing
b. Spreadsheet
c. Databases
d. Presentations
3. OPERATING SYSTEM & FILE MANAGEMENT
a. Basic features such as copy, move, rename
b. Basic Shortcut keys
c. Online Help
4. HARDWARE
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: Spring 2009