CGS1060

Introduction to Microcomputer Use

Course Code:
CGS 1060

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
001, 002, 003, 700

 

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

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited Subscription: 4-month subscription or 1-year subscription (Ask for this product at the College Bookstore. The ISBN is not needed.)  This option is the BEST VALUE.  Note:  1-year subscription recommended if student is taking CGS1100 for his/her major within the next two semesters; this option is a better value.

OR acquire the Access Card, ISBN: 9780357366653

 

Assignment/course outline:

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 learning outcomes:

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, quizzes, exams, projects
Synthesize and describe the basic component functions of microcomputer equipment

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

homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Propose basic microcomputer operations

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

homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Evaluate disk and file management tasks using a Windows OS

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

homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Contrast and use common types of computer application software

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

homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Formulate documents, construct spreadsheets, and create presentations

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

homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Contrast the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web

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

homework, quizzes, exams, projects
Evaluate information on and use resources from the World Wide Web

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

homework, quizzes, exams, projects

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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