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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Computers (CIS-101)


Varies (self-study; self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

June 2017 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the function and purpose of computer hardware components and important application software; evaluate major operating systems; illustrate 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; and distinguish between the important programming languages and choose the correct computer language for the specific job.


Introduction to Computers (CIS-101) introduces students to the principles of information processing and computers. Students differentiate between the concepts of hardware and software and their uses in information systems. Instruction traces the development of computers from their historical background to modern times and the role computers have in modern society. Special focus is given to computer operations and systems and terminology.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Information Systems or Information Technology (6/17) (2/22 revalidation).