Program Overview

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY major meets the needs of business minded students specializing in information systems. It provides students with a variety of technological skills students need for transfer to a 4 year university business information program. The program prepares students not only for transfer but also qualifies them for positions such as help desk technicians, computer support specialist, computer technician, and programming tester.

REQUIRED CORE COURSEWORK:

Course Course Name Units
COSA 50

Introduction to IT Concepts & Applications

Recommended Preparation: COSA 1

Formerly CBIS 6A. This course is an introduction to information systems and the common use of office applications. Internet, Word processing, spreadsheets, databases,  presentation software,  and basic internet use will be covered.  Spreadsheet use for business will be emphasized. This course satisfies the technology portion of the Information Competency graduation requirement. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be given a voucher to sit for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) industry certification exam.  This course satisfies the technology portion of the information competency requirement.

4
COSN 5

Computer Hardware Fundamentals

Recommended Preparation: COSA 50

Formerly CBIS 200. This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

4
COSP 7

Programming Concepts and Methodologies

Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50

Formerly CBIS 7. This course is an introduction to programming concepts and methodologies including syntax, structured design, debugging, variables identifiers, flowchart and simple UML design, programming error detection, extracting and manipulating data from arrays, array sorting with passing parameter and augmenting test data.

4
COSP 8

Visual Basic Programming

Recommended Preparation:  COSA 50

Formerly CBIS 8B. The class introduces students to the development of information systems using Visual Basic .NET language. The following programming concepts are covered: the software life-cycle, .Net IDE, data types, control structures, methods, strings and arrays, object-oriented programming, GUI design and development, file I/O, database and ASP. Students should have completed a 3 unit computer concepts and applications course such as COSA 50 as preparation for this course.

4
COSW 20

Front End Website Development

Recommended Preparation: COSW 10

Formerly CBIS 207E. This course develops knowledge in modern front-end web development skills including intermediate level HTML/CSS, mobile websites, responsive web development, CSS frameworks, jQuery, accessibility, usability and emerging web development trends/tools.  Students are encouraged to have a basic knowledge of web development from COSW 10 or equivalent in preparation for this course.

4
CS 21

Introduction to Computer Science - Java

Recommended Preparation: COSP 7

This course introduces Computer Science and the Java programming language. It will cover the basics of programming and software design using a procedure-oriented approach.

4
MATH 50

Precalculus Math

Precalculus Math

5
STATS 1

Elementary Statistics

Elementary Statistics

3
Total units needed to complete - 32