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Introduction to Computing and Program Design (TCH-120)
Various: distance learning format

Varies (self-study; self-paced)

December 2014 - Present.

Subject Area:
Computers and Information Technology

Number of Credits:

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain how data is represented in a computer; demonstrate knowledge of computer hardware and software; demonstrate knowledge of computer networks; design, implement and execute algorithms; explain social, ethical and legal issues arising from the use of computers; discuss future uses of computers; discuss computer usage in interdisciplinary fields; demonstrate knowledge of software applications such as electronic spreadsheets and databases; use a web browser to search the Internet; use computer terminology in written documents and oral communication; use computer etiquette in electronic communications; and use communication tools effectively.

This self-study course provides a broad introduction to the use of computers as tools for creativity, communications, organizing information, and problem-solving. The basic concepts of computer hardware, software, networking, and the Internet are covered. Organization of a typical Personal Computer (PC) is examined in a given popular operating systems environment. Terminology and concepts related to major PC hardware components and their functions are discussed consistent with industry standards and practices. Some typical user interface of popular operating systems are introduced. Topics include: current state, trends, and challenges of various aspects of computing: computer hardware and software, and programming languages.

Credit Recommendation:
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or Web Design (12/14).