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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Computer Science - Consortium for International Studies

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

September 2018 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: analyze the asymptotic performance of algorithms; demonstrate a familiarity with major algorithms and data structures; apply important algorithmic design paradigms and methods of analysis; and synthesize efficient algorithms in common engineering design situations.

Instruction:

Major topics include computing, algorithms, and computer functions.  Students are introduced to basic computer systems and design.  

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computing and Algorithms (8/18).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify the organization of information systems in general and their roles in the modern organization in a web-based environment; describe how businesses generally use information systems; assist in the management of both data and knowledge in managing an organization; describe the infrastructure of the information technology system; discuss the roles of e-businesses and e-commerce in today’s business environment; determine the extent to which wireless and mobile computing must be taken into account when managing an organization’s delivery of information over the internet; explain the method by which information systems can be acquired and applied; and manage information systems in a manner that accounts for ethical and social issues, especially those unique to the information age.

Instruction:

Management Information Systems is an introduction to information technology and its applications to the business world. The course is designed to provide students with a strong understanding of information systems and the enormous importance they hold in today’s business world. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems (6/19).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: create worksheets and present them in different ways, showing various fonts, styles, sizes, colors, etc, use the power of Excel to automatically calculate mathematical data and apply it seamlessly to spreadsheets; copy cells and ranges of cells and perform other complex manipulations of spreadsheets, including adding charts, subtables, etc.; perform financial functions and data tables to produce amortization schedules; use Excel's formula checking function to minimize the possibility of error, create, sort, and query tables and the data within them; work with multiple worksheets and separate workbooks; and create templates by working with other features such as art, images, and screenshots to include these features in an Excel spreadsheet.

Instruction:

This self-study comprehensive course covers all the functions and features of Excel 2016 for students of any skill level. Major topics include: introduction to spreadsheet terminology, Excel's components, entering and editing text, values, formulas, charts and pictures, absolute and relative references, ranges, rows and columns, advanced formatting options, lookup functions, data validation, database functions, and using simple and complex formulas to assist with calculations. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Business, Information Systems, or Information Technology (8/18).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: create and edit PowerPoint presentations with a variety of elements, enhance presentations with pictures, shapes, and clip art; add multimedia elements to improve the effectiveness of PowerPoint presentations; work information graphics into PowerPoint presentations; collaborate with others in preparing and delivering PowerPoint presentations; integrate PowerPoint presentations with elements linking them to other media by using hyperlinks and action buttons; and create self-running presentations containing animations.

Instruction:

This self-study course covers the most important functions and features of Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for students of any skill level, beginning with an introduction to PowerPoint's components. Students learn how to create, save, and rearrange presentations. Major topics include: formatting slides, using graphics and multimedia, customizing Smart Art graphics and tables, modifying and distributing presentations, action buttons, custom slide shows and equations, and integrating Microsoft Office files. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Business, Information Systems, or Information Technology (8/18).

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: indicate the names and functions of the Microsoft Word interface components; create, edit, save, and print documents to include documents with lists and tables; format text and to use styles; add headers and footers to documents; add footnotes to documents; add graphics to  document; use the spelling and grammar check as well as Microsoft Help; and manipulate documents using functions such as find, cut, copy, and replace.

Instruction:

This self-study course includes 15 weekly lessons and provides an introduction to the core ideas of Microsoft Office and the basics of MS Word. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Business, Information Systems, or Information Technology (8/18).

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