Alignment with departmental program outcomes is indicated in parentheses. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:
1. Utilize word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to plan, create, and edit documents and generate reports.
2. Identify the basic elements of a window, explain windows terminology, explain how information is passed between and shared among various applications, and demonstrate basic file management techniques.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of computer security/vulnerability/privacy issues. Explain reasons for backing up files and demonstrate back-up methods.
4. Identify key components of computer systems including data storage, input, output, primary memory, and secondary storage devices. Explain the use of each and how they function together to enable the system to operate.
5. Discuss the importance of computer system connectivity and accessibility. Identify the various methods for networking multiple computer systems, show a basic understanding of how each operates, and demonstrate knowledge of client/server computing. Explain the logic of using the Internet as the backbone for a computer network.
6. Explain the role of ethics in computer systems development and operations. Discuss the impact that viruses, spyware, and malicious activities have had on computer software development.
7. Demonstrate competency in using internet search techniques. Use the internet to locate research materials and judge the relevancy and authority of the internet material.
8. Discuss the impact computers have on society today and the impact that emerging technologies could have on society in the future.