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Computer Technology & Beyond
Course Description

 

Computer Science 9 Introduction to Windows Environment
Offered every semester
All the basic functions of Windows, such as working with Windows programs, customizing Windows, managing files and folders using Windows Explorer, Operating Systems, disk management and storage, and a brief introduction to Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Database are explained. Emphasis is on hands-on work.
One credit
Computer Science 9A Word Processing
Offered every semester

All the basic functions of a word processor, such as creating, editing and retrieving documents, enhancing and managing documents, creating graphics and charts are explained. Work is one with multiple documents. Touch typing instructions are not part of the course.
One credit

Computer Science 9B Spreadsheets
Offered every semester

All the basic functions of spreadsheets, such as planning and designing a worksheet, building a worksheet with formulas, enhancing a worksheet, enhancing and managing workbooks, and creating a chart, are explained.
One credit

Computer Science 9C Fundamentals of Database
Offered every semester

All the basic functions of a database, such as creating and designing tables, creating and using queries, creating and designing forms, and creating and using reports are explained.
One credit

Computer Science 9D Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS)
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9K or equivalent
Offered every semester

This course will cover a broad range of statistical procedures that allow the summarization of data (computer means standard deviations), determines whether there are significant differences between groups (T-Test, Analysis of variance), examine relationship among variables (correlation, multiple regression), and graph results (Bar Charts, Line Graphs) are explained.
One credit

Computer Science 9E Advanced Word Processing
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9A or equivalent
Offered every semester

This course was developed primarily as a hands-on learning experience. The student will learn how to apply software skills to meet real-world situations. The student will focus on how to apply what was learned to perform computer-related tasks that you will needed in the office, school and every-day-life including document formatting for resumes, table design for questionnaires, mail merge for letters, document production for proposals, and form design for applications.
One credit

Computer Science 9F Introduction to Desktop Publishing
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9E or equivalent
Offered on occasion

This course will cover the basic desktop publishing skills, such as creating a publication, working with text and graphics, customizing a publication, adding color, working with long publication, and publishing electronically.
One credit
Computer Science 9H Internet (WWW)
Offered every semester
All the basics of Internet, such as browsing the World Wide Web, retrieving, saving, and printing information obtained from the web, types of web resources, web search resources, successful search techniques, working with bibliographies and citing web sources, and using other methods to search the web are explained.
One credit
Computer Science 9J Web Page Design
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9H or equivalent
Offered every semester
All the basic functions of creating a web page, such as developing a basic web page, creating a hypertext links to a web page, designing a web page with fonts, colors, and graphics, are explained.
One credit
Computer Science 9K Advanced Spreadsheets
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9B or equivalent
Offered every other semester
This course was developed primarily as a hands-on learning experience. The student will learn how to apply software skills to meet real-world situations. Calculation of loan amortizations (worksheet building), developing payroll records (worksheet linking), charting, and investment analysis (financial and data analysis), are done as independent topics.
One credit
Computer Science 9L Advanced Fundamentals of Database
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9C or equivalent
Offered on occasion
Students will study the advanced features of a database system such as design and create multiple tables, design and create multi-table queries, using calculation and action queries, and design an create reports, using form controls.
One credit
Computer Science 9M PowerPoint
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9F or equivalent
Offered every semester
The student will learn how to transform ideas into professional and compelling presentations, such as creating, modifying, customizing presentations, enhancing charts, embedded objects and hyperlinks. Students will also learn how to use slide show features.
One credit
Computer Science 9N Advance Web Page Design
Prerequisite: Computer Science 9J or equivalent
Offered on occasion
The student will learn how to transform ideas into professional and compelling web pages. Topics include designing a web page with tables, using frames in a web site, and posting resumes to web pages. Students will develop their own web page.
One credit
Computer Science 9O Digital Imaging (Photoshop)
Offered every semester
This course is designed for students with little or no Photoshop experience. Students will develop a working knowledge of the various tools and techniques used in the manipulation of digital images, apply these tools and techniques in the creation and editing of images in different contexts that range from Web to Multimedia applications, including personal use and traditional print media. They will develop the ability to import images via scanners and digital cameras, enhance colors, manipulate images, add image layers, and create animation. Weekly assignments will provide students with the opportunity to learn basic techniques and terminology and work with paint and illustration, graphics and images.
One credit
Computer Science 9P Home Networking Basics
Offered every semester
This course is designed for students with little or no computer experience. Students will develop a working knowledge of the various tools and techniques used to make computers more convenient, cost effective, and fun to use. Students will be taught how to connect computers together, about the various types of networks, appropriate network hardware installations, internet connections, network configuration including file sharing and folders, sharing printers and peripherals, and how to use the network to communicate with others.
One credit

Computer Science 9Q Macromedia Flash MX
Prerequisites: Computer Science 9J or equivalent
Offered every semester

This course is designed to provide students with the most recent developments in computer technology, such as, the basic understanding of Macromedia Flash. This program allows a student to create compelling interactive experiences, primarily by using animation. Such as, providing background information on Flash and its role on the internet; the different methods of creating motion in Flash; background information about sounds and how it works; and the tools that are used to fit these parts together in order to flow into a movie. Flash has excellent drawing tools, including the ability to create interactive controls, such as navigation buttons and menus. In addition, the student can use its publishing capabilities to create Web sites and Web-based applications. Emphasis is on hands-on work.
One credit