Computer Technology

A survey of computer design concepts, terminology, processes, and procedures. Topics include computer graphics hardware, electronic images, electronic publishing, vectorbased graphics, and interactive multimedia. Basics of using graphics application programs. Creating and editing charts, applying attributes and print charts. Special topics include drawing options, adding and creating symbols, using chart templates, and importing data.

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Producing and editing video and sound for multimedia or web productions. Emphasizes capture, editing, and outputting of video using a desktop digital video workstation.

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Unique aspects of creating and managing an E Commerce business; topics address the internet, infrastructure for electronic commerce, markup languages, web based tools and software, security issues, electronic payment systems, strategies for marketing, sales and purchasing, legal, ethical and tax issues, management functions including how managers plan, exercise leadership, organize, and control the operations.

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Study of new range of worldwide information movements using the latest advances in telecommunication systems, computers, applications, and equipment. How telecommunications and the computer will link and interconnect other information processing segments

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Basic skills for preparing graphic and projected presentations. Preparation and presentation of multimedia training session developed by students using popular multimedia software packages

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Introduction in multimedia development with an icon based development tool. Topic includes interactivity, branching, navigation, and interface/information design using industry standard authoring software.

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Skill development in the interface design process including selecting interfaces relative to a project’s content and delivery system. Emphasis on aesthetic issues such as iconography, screen composition, colors. And typography

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Planning, designing, and deploying a Web Site from the World Wide Web perspective. Topics include but are not limited to HTML, XHTML, SGML, VRML, CGI, and JAVA scripts. (RM)

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An in-depth study of the instructional design process based on learning theories including evaluation of models and design examples. The student will follow the instructional design process to determine a project’s content; produce an instructional multimedia project; and test and revise the project. (R)

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An overview of the Internet as a marketing and sales tool with emphasis on developing a prototype for electronic commerce. Topics include database technology, creating web sites in order to collect information, performing on line transactions, and generating dynamic content. (R)

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Application of the planning and production processes for digital media projects. Emphasis on copyright and other legal issues, content design and production management.

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A study of hypertext mark-up language (HTML) and interesting layout techniques for creating and engaging well designed web pages. Emphasis on identifying the target audience and producing a web site according to physical and technical limitations, cultural appearance, and legal issues.

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Instruction in networking technologies and their implementation. Topics include the OSI reference model, network protocols, transmission media, and networking hardware and software. (R)

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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. (R)

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Topics include network components, user accounts and groups, network file systems, file system security, and network printing.

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A study of personal computer operating systems. Topics include installation and configuration, file management, memory and storage management, control of peripheral devices, and use of utilities. (Operating system software utilization for standard microcomputer hardware systems. Basic knowledge, theory and applications to create and manage files and data, run programs, and use utilities. General theory of many different systems will be presented. Applicable areas of computer science affecting microcomputer hardware programs will be included to provide substantial literacy for users not conversant in operating systems technology.)

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Introductory course using microcomputers to conduct professional activities and solve business problems. Integration of applications from popular business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data, linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation media software. Hands-on training using components of the Microsoft Office applications software packages (Word/Excel/Access). Study of hardware and software components of microcomputer, function of operating systems, security, computer purchase, office layout, computer graphics, data communications, presentation graphics, and desktop publishing will be included.

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A study of current personal computer hardware including personal computer assembly and upgrading, setup and configuration, and troubleshooting. Designing microcomputer system for business or home and isolating problems. Intermediate subjects include putting together hardware, installing hard drive and operating system, and installing and customizing popular application software. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or consent of division dean. (R)

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Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. Current developments in the rapidly changing field of computer information systems are studied. Course may be repeated for credit when topics vary.

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A study of the UNIX operating system including multiuser concepts, terminal emulation, use of system editor, basic UNIX commands, and writing script files. Topics include introductory systems management concepts. Transition from MS-DOS to UNIX. Basics of the UNIX operating system, shells, editor, windowing programs (X-Windows and Motif) will provide knowledge of powerful operating system. May include connectivity issues with Windows NT, OS/2 or other operating system. (R)

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Open-source Linux operating system. Includes Linux installation, basic administration, utilities and commands, upgrading, networking, security, and application installation. Emphasizes hands-on setup, administration, and management of Linux. Also covers maintaining and securing reliable Linux systems.

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The student and instructor will develop a written competency-based learning plan with varied learning objectives based upon chosen specialty. Objectives will allow the student to specialize in software packages through in-depth hands-on and theoretical experience. Goal to prepare student for industry certification exams to be taken after graduation. Student and instructor must develop new learning objectives each semester in response to ever changing industry requirements. Capstone course should be taken during semester of graduation.

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(FALL ONLY). Intermediate study of computer applications from business productivity software suites. Instruction in embedding data and linking and combining documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and/or presentation software.

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Diagnosis and solution of user hardware and software related problems with hands-on and/or simulated projects. Also covers helpdesk management and performance metrics.

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Introduction to JAVA programming with object-orientation. Emphasis on the fundamental syntax and semantics of JAVA for applications and web applets

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A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

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Instruction in the concepts, procedures, and importance of electronic spreadsheets. Covers logic of spreadsheet command trees, information management and graphing systems, and formula development. In-depth study of the access system printing and graphing functions and file transfer. Covers macro design and development, statistical, financial, and other functions. Students will build spreadsheets using a popular spreadsheet software. (R)

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Introduction to database theory and the practical applications of the database. Students learn to create, edit, and maintain an electronic filing system using a popular database management system software package. Students will also learn to create reports from several of the electronic files and to rapidly retrieve and manipulate data. Additional topics will include macros and structured query language. (R)

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An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

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Advanced concepts of database design and functionality.

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In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach.

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Last updated: 06/19/2017