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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Computers (CIS-101)


Varies (self-study and self-paced).

Online proctored exam; and proctored exam offered at locations approved by Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies/TOR Academy.

May 2024 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the function and purpose of computer hardware components and application software; list and describe 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; discuss and describe the development of an information system; understand structured methods; distinguish between the important programming languages and choose the correct computer language for the specific job; understand various applications and approaches to computer security, ethics, and privacy; and identify risks and system security.


Major topics include: impacts of technology on world change; hardware overview: computer components and functions; practical and effective internet use and navigation application software: programs and tools for work, school, and recreation system software: the operating system, utility programs, and file management; assessing hardware: networking; how computers talk to each other inside closed environments; ethics for media and digital use; keeping device, hardware, and data secure; software programming; databases and information systems; and networking security.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, or Technology (5/24).