This course covers an introduction to computer hardware and software, data organization, problem-solving and programming. The course includes exposure to application packages for personal and business use and is intended for students who wish a balance between programming and the use of software packages.
By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:
- Articulate the importance of computer fluency in contemporary society;
- Identify and describe the functions of computer hardware and peripheral devises;
- Describe when and how the Internet evolved;
- Examine the use of mobile devices in both business and private settings;
- Discuss and apply basic computer networking solutions;
- Effectively use word processing, spreadsheet, presentation software; and
- Identify and compare the uses of various databases.
- Using technology to change the world
- Understanding the parts
- Using the Internet
- Application software
- System software
- Understanding and assessing hardware
- Digital and mobile devices
- Computer security
- Software programming
- How the Internet works
Restriction(s): CIS*1000. Not available to students registered in a B.Comp degree or a CIS minor.
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Note: You must pass the final exam in order to pass this course.