This course provides an introductory study of computer topics. Students completing this course will have a solid understanding of how to use a personal computer, access information using the Internet, send and receive email, manage computer files and utilize operating system tools. In addition, the student will receive hands-on experience with word processing software. This course utilizes classroom lectures and hands-on computer exercises. No prior experience with computers is assumed. Lab fee required.
This course focuses on the concepts and operation of the main components of word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management and presentation software programs. Students will gain fundamental knowledge of a major software suite and learn skills that have practical applications in real world situations. Lab fee required.
This course covers advanced microcomputer applications including word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation and Web development. Topics include form letters, merging, desktop publishing, financial functions, amortization schedules, data tables, creating and querying a worksheet database, templates, creating customized reports and forms in a switchboard manager, embedded visuals, importing clips into presentations and Web publishing. Lab fee required.
This course is a study of database design and management. Topics include the relational model, Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERDs), database design and normalization, query languages, multi-user and distributed databases and data warehouses.
This course is a study of the fundamentals of systems analysis and how they are applied to the development of information systems for operations in the business environment. Major topics studied include methods of systems investigation, input/output design, system documentation, communication, implementation of new systems, control and security of systems, hardware selection and software development. Typical data processing applications are examined. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to apply his/her knowledge and understanding of systems analysis and computer programming to an actual business-oriented computer application. The student designs and implements a complete system of programs using tools developed in previous courses. Lab fee required.
This course covers the basic concepts of computer programming. Students use a structured approach using the java programming language to design and program logic techniques such as iteration, initialization, conditional processing, accumulation and sequencing. Also considered are programming style and program efficiency. Logic techniques and data formats are illustrated using high level programming languages. This class utilizes classroom lecture and hands-on programming exercises. A working knowledge of the Windows PC including starting programs, saving files and copying files is required. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming and the C++ programming language. Students will create, document, run and debug programs using computer facilities on campus. Key topics include variables, classes, objects, selection, iteration, strings, arrays, pointers and functions. Lab fee required.
The student applies the Visual C++ programming language to more advanced problems by designing, implementing and documenting computer applications. Key topics include class constructors and destructors, function overloading, operator overloading, dynamic memory allocation, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Selected classes from the C++ Standard Template Library (STL) are also covered. Lab fee required.
This course provides an introduction to the C# programming language. Students will learn the basic features of the language including selection, iteration, data types and scope. In addition, the course will cover the object-oriented aspects of the language including encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Lab fee required.
This course is an introduction to creating Android mobile applications. The student is introduced to the Android development environment and development tools. Significant time is spent learning the Java programming language. Java topics include data types, variables, expressions, selection, iteration, methods, classes, objects, and object-oriented concepts. Android applications are developed with basic user interface objects and layouts. A mobile device is not required.
This course focuses on developing applications for the Android mobile application platform. It assumes the student has a basic understanding of Java gained through the prerequisite course. User interface widgets (Views) and advanced layout options will be covered. Medium-to-advanced features such as using graphics, images, audio, and video in apps will be covered. In addition, apps saving data using a database, using location-based services and tracking motion using the accelerometer will be developed. The business of distributing, marketing and selling Android applications will be addressed. A mobile device is not required.
This course provides an introduction to object-oriented programming and the Java programming language. Students will design, build, test and debug computer applications using the Java language. Lab fee required.
In this course the student will learn the more advanced features of the Java programming language and object-oriented programming. Advanced Java applications will be created that utilize graphical user interfaces, databases, multithreading, Internet communications, and multimedia. Lab fee required.
Web Applications introduces students to the art of web development by using industry standard tools and scripts to construct commercial-grade web pages. The course will cover the software tools available to create and develop web pages as well as hands-on experience configuring a variety of software used on a website. Lab fee required.
Web Programming I will focus on the skills required for web application development using XHTML, client-side scripting and basic server-side scripts. This course will explore the syntax, semantics and limitations of page layout, Cascading Style Sheets and basic scripting. Implementation of server-side scripting will be covered as it pertains to form processing. Examples of tools, W3 standards and cross-browser compatibility will also be examined. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to design, program and publish a commercial-grade website. Lab fee required.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This class covers the industry standard Structured Query Language (SQL) and additional SQL features specific to Oracle relational databases. Students learn to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve and manipulate data. Classroom lecture and hands-on lab assignments reinforce the fundamental concepts. This course prepares students for the Oracle Application Developer and Database Administrator exams. Lab fee required.
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