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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Davar Academy, LLC | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Computers (CIS 101)


Varies (self-study, self-paced).

Various; distance learning format.

November 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this learning experience, 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.


This learning experience 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) (3/22 revalidation).