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Computer Science - Davar Academy

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Dates:

November 2016 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the purpose and function of computer hardware components; analyze the appropriateness of a system for a specific task; illustrate the purpose and function of important application software; choose the best software for a specific task; define the purpose and function of system software; construe and evaluate major operating systems; depict the major telecommunications alternatives and evaluate their suitability for a given task; compare and contrast local area networks and wide area networks; propose and evaluate solutions to data communication problems; detail and assess the development of an information system; characterize application software development; chronicle and evaluate structured methods; delineate and distinguish among the important programming languages; choose the correct computer language for the specific job; learn about computer security, ethics, and privacy; and evaluate risks and system security.

Instruction:

This computer literacy course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of computers and information processing. The scope of the course includes a historical background that traces the development of the modern computer and the place of the computer in society. There is great emphasis on the operation and terminology of computer systems. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the readings from the textbook.  Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each chapter.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computer Literacy, Computer Information Systems, Computer Information Technology, Business Administration, or Information Technology (11/16). 

Location:

Various; distance learning format.

Length:

Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Dates:

November 2016 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: recognize basic information system concepts as applied to business operations and management; identify the major components of a computer system, including hardware, software, operating systems and operating environments as they apply to information systems; evaluate, select, and use computer-based information systems from a management perspective; comprehend the interdependence and functionality of the hardware and software components of information systems and work with the MIS staff to make technical decisions design and develop basic MIS applications such as spreadsheet, database, and web development; apply the understanding of how to utilize large-scale computer applications systems to assist with business management and operations; explain the nature and importance of information systems in business; analyze business processes and their relationship to information systems; assess the impact of information systems on the success of organizations; analyze the relationships among ethical, social, and political issues raised by information systems; and analyze the impact of e-commerce and internet technology on information integration and dispersal.

Instruction:

This course is designed to familiarize students with concepts related to the utilization of information technology in business organizations, focusing on both the technical and managerial aspects of information technology adoption in the organization. Major topics include: information technology infrastructure, electronic commerce, information systems and business strategy, ethical issues related to information systems will be covered. The course of study necessary to be prepared for the proctored proficiency examination consists of lessons based on the readings from the textbook.  Students are encouraged to answer all the review questions and quizzes for each chapter.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, or Information Technology (11/16).

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