Computer Studies and Computer Science Courses

Learning Outcomes of Computer Studies and Computer Science

  • Students will understand the versatility, power, and applications of spreadsheet software. (CS 210/311)
  • Students will understand presentation software to create professional looking slideshows for use in academic, business, and personal use. (CS 211)
  • Students will understand the versatility, power, and applications of database software. (CS 212)
  • Students will understand the participatory online 21st Century culture linking people, groups and communities via social media. (CS 204)
  • Students will understand how to write simple computer code from a problem description and debug a program using a programming language such as Python. (CSC 101)

CS 204
Exploring Internet Applications (2 credits)
Exploring Internet Applications course will explore online tools and their uses. Students will become part of a participatory online 21st Century culture. The course will provide tools that facilitate the creation of online communities that link people as well as information. Potential tools explored will be Google docs, Google Sites, blogs, social networking, wikis and social bookmarking.  

CS 205
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows (2 credits)

Students use the tools of this word processing program to create effective written documents. Microsoft Word can be used to create documents from simple text to complex projects, including mailings and publications. See semester schedule. 

CS 210
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 for Windows (2 credits)

Students explore the versatility, power, and applications of spreadsheet software. Microsoft Excel is used to organize data, perform calculations, make decisions, graph data, and develop professional-looking reports. See semester schedule. 

CS 211
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 for Windows (2 credits)

Students use Microsoft PowerPoint to create professional-looking presentations for use in academic or business environments, including the use of outlines, graphics, drawing, clip art, and presentation management.  

CS 212
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016 for Windows (2 credits)

A database is a collection of data organized so that it can be accessed, retrieved, and used effectively. Microsoft Access is database management software that allows the user to create, search, and maintain databases, and create useful reports and forms. 

CS 230
Microsoft Excel 2016 for Business and Management Students (4 credits)
 
Students explore the versatility, power, and applications of spreadsheet software. Microsoft Excel is used to organize data, perform calculations, make decisions, graph data, and develop professional-looking reports. Students majoring in Business, Management, Marketing, Accounting and Finance need these spreadsheet skills in their profession. Those students will also have all skills necessary to sit for the Microsoft Excel 2016 Competency Exam to become certified.   Prerequisite(s): CS 230, Excel for Business and Management required course, is a 4-credit course with a prerequisite of any CS 2 credit course or permission of the instructor. 

CS 306
Advanced Microsoft Word (2 credits)

Advanced Word instructs students with the expertise to take the Microsoft Word 2013 Certification Exam.  This differentiates a student in the workplace by demonstrating higher level skills in a job.  It will help to broaden employment opportunities with documentation on resumes.  Prerequisite: CS 205 or Instructor permission.

CS 311
Microsoft Excel Advanced (2 credits)

Students majoring in Business, Management and Marketing, Accounting/Finance need these more advanced skills in their profession. CS 210 (Introduction to Excel) covers chapters 1 -5 in the text which are basic spreadsheet skills. Those students continuing on to this 2 credit course will have all skills necessary to sit for the Microsoft Excel 2013 Competency Exam to become certified. This course will cover chapters 6 – 11 in the text.  Prerequisite: CS 210 or Instructor permission.

CSC 101
Introduction to Computer Science (4 credits)

This course is designed to be a basic introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming, which is the foundation of Computer Science. Students will design, write and debug computer programs. No knowledge of programming is required. Group III, non-lab.