Computer Studies and Computer Science Courses

Learning Outcomes of Computer Studies and Computer Science

  • Students will understand how computers work, their capabilities and limitations; how the computer is used to store, organize and process data; how to access reliable, authentic, and valid information on the Internet, including advanced searching techniques, and how to understand digital safety, security, viruses and threats. (CS 100)
  • 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 100
Introduction to Computers (2 credits)
This course provides an introduction to the computer, its operation, capabilities, and limitations. Students learn how to use Windows effectively and how to access information on the World Wide Web. Fall.

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. Fall.

Prerequisite or Permission: CS 100.

CS 205
Introduction to Microsoft Word 2013 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. Fall.
Prerequisite or Permission: CS 100.

CS 210
Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2013 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. Spring.
Prerequisite or Permission: CS 100.

CS 211
Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 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. Fall.
Prerequisite or Permission: CS 100.

CS 212
Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013 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. See semester schedule. Spring.
Prerequisite or Permission: CS 100.

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.