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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 Computing and Program Design (TCH-120)

Varies (self-study; self-paced).
Various; distance learning format.
December 2014 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: explain how data is represented in a computer; identify computer hardware and software; discuss 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; list and explain 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. Major topics include: basic concepts of computer hardware, software, networking, and the Internet, organization of a typical Personal Computer (PC) in a given popular operating systems environment, terminology and concepts related to major PC hardware components and their functions, typical user interface of popular operating systems, 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) (1/20 revalidation).