CGS1060

Introduction to Microcomputer Use

Course Code: CGS 1060

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: 2020-21

 

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the use of microcomputers. Topics include terminology and an introduction to the operation of typical microcomputer hardware and software. No previous computer experience required, but keyboarding or typing skills are recommended.

Course Details

Instructors:

Glenda Bethel

Arlisha McQueen

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited: 4-month subscription or 1-year subscription

(1-year subscription recommendd if student is taking CGS1100 for his/her major.)

Add Product to Cengage MyHome:  SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with 1 MindTap Reader

ISBN-13: 9781337113922 OR 9781337113939

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Essential Computer Concepts
  • Exploring the Basics of Windows
  • Managing Your Files
  • Internet Basics and Information Literacy
  • Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

CGS 1060 is not a General Education Core course.  However, it does address several discipline-specific competencies in the Technology Area

T-1 Apply appropriate technologies to a range of tasks.

T-2 Communicate, collaborate, and create content effectively, using state-of-the-art information technologies.

T-3 Locate, access, evaluate, and use information from digital/electronic sources.

T-4 Identify ethical, social, and legal issues related to information technology.

T-5 Identify essential issues related to information security.

 

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 7.0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 7.09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183):  Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 7.0-14.0]

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Appraise and use microcomputer hardware and software terminology

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Synthesize and describe the basic component functions of microcomputer equipment

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Propose basic microcomputer operations

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate disk and file management tasks using a Windows OS

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Contrast and use common types of computer application software

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate documents, construct spreadsheets, and create presentations

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Contrast the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate information on and use resources from the World Wide Web

CIT-1, T-1, T-2, T-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

 

  1. Attend and participate in class regularly.
  2. Read all assigned material before class.
  3. Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  4. Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  5. Participate in discussions.
  6. Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  7. Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  8. All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

 

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

Quizzes

up to 40%

Test (which includes Midterm and Final) 

up to 60%

Assignments, Projects and/or Labs     

up to 40%

Participation

up to 20%

 

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

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