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Computer Science 102: Fundamentals of Information Technology
Various; distance learning format.
December 2012 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the different elements of an information system, including input, output and processing elements; identify the components of a computer system, including hardware components and software applications; explain the differences between operating system software and application software; describe the purpose and components of database management, knowledge management systems and specialized information systems; analyze potential security risks when using an information system, including personal and professional computer systems and networks, and describe forms of computer network and internet security; identify jobs related to information systems careers and describe the impact of technology on careers; describe the system development life cycle (SDLC), define object-oriented programming; and describe alternate methods of development (e.g., agile programming).
The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: information systems overview, computer hardware and software, database systems overview, networks and the internet, mobile and electronic commerce, information support systems, knowledge management and artificial intelligence, software development and project management, impact of information technology, computer and internet security, and information systems and technology careers.
In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Information Systems, Information Technology, Business, or Computer Science (12/17).