Course Information

View Catalog Description for COMC-115
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Course Objectives
  • Identify the fundamental principles of using personal computers.
  • Install, configure, optimize and upgrade personal computer components.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques for personal computer components.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of using laptops and portable devices.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of using printers and scanners.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of security.
  • Describe the aspects and importance of safety and environmental issues.
  • Use good communication skills, including listening and tact/discretion, when communicating with customers and colleagues.
  • Use job-related professional behavior including privacy, confidentiality and respect for the customer and customers' property (e.g. telephone, computer).
  • Install, configure, optimize and upgrade personal computer components.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques for personal computer components.
  • Perform preventative maintenance of personal computer components.
View Catalog Description for COMC-125
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Course Objectives
  • Identify the fundamental principles of using operating systems.
  • Install, configure, optimize and upgrade operating systems.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques for operating systems.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on operating systems.
  • Identify basic concepts of installing, configuring, optimizing and upgrading printers and scanners.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of networks.
  • Install, configure, optimize and upgrade networks.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques for networks.
  • Identify the fundamental principles of security.
  • Install, configure, upgrade and optimize security.
  • Identify tools, diagnostic procedures and troubleshooting techniques for security.
  • Use good communication skills, including listening and tact/discretion, when communicating with customers and colleagues.
View Catalog Description for COMG-099
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Course Objectives
  • Name and identify the main parts of a computer system and terms related to computer use
  • Use the keyboard and mouse to navigate through computer screens
  • Use Windows applications such as Paint, WordPad, and Calculator
  • Type a URL or click to get to a web site, perform basic navigation
  • Send and receive an e-mail
  • Use the Blackboard Learning Management System
View Catalog Description for COMG-150
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Course Objectives
  • Boot, use, and shut down a computer without fear of damaging it.
  • Name and explain the function of each basic component of computer hardware.
  • Describe realistic and practical uses of computers.
  • Name the basic categories of software and give an example of when each would be used.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of stand-alone vs. networked computers.
  • Produce a new file, use (open) an existing file, and save a file.
  • Use a drawing program to produce a simple graphic.
  • Use an e-mail program to send and receive e-mail messages.
  • Use a browser to make a simple search of the Internet
  • Use a word processing program to produce a simple text document.
  • Use a spreadsheet to produce a simple numerical document.
  • Use the copy/paste feature to move information between documents.
View Catalog Description for COMG-153
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Course Objectives
  • Name the parts, uses and functions of a computer.
  • Describe the basic software categories.
  • Define common file extensions.
  • Demonstrate basic network knowledge.
  • Demonstrate the ability to startup and shut down the computer.
  • Use navigation tools (scroll bars, resize button, minimize buttons, etc.)
  • Use file management applications (Windows)
  • Use an operating system to find/locate files.
  • Identify the types and functions of ports on a computer.
  • Access operating system and application help screens.
  • Use e-mail to send and receive messages.
  • Produce an e-mail with an attachment.
  • Use an Internet browser to search for information.
  • Use an Internet browser to download files.
  • Use a word processor to produce a document.
  • Use a word processor to modify an existing document.
  • Use word processor page formatting options.
  • Use a spreadsheet application to produce a spreadsheet.
  • Use a spreadsheet application to modify an existing spreadsheet.
  • Use functions to produce results.
  • Produce graphs of results.
  • Change characteristics of existing graphs.
  • Use table auto format.
  • Use additional spreadsheet formatting tools.
  • Use a database application to create a new database structure with/without a wizard.
  • Use a database to open and modify an existing database.
  • Use a wizard to design a form for data input.
  • Use a query to select desired information from a table.
  • Produce a report based on query results.
  • Use presentation software to produce a new presentation with/without a wizard.
  • Manipulate the appearance of a presentation slide.
  • Input a graphic to a presentation slide.
  • Import a table or spreadsheet to a presentation slide.
  • Reorganize existing presentation slides.
View Catalog Description for COMG-154
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Course Objectives
  • Use Blackboard and Internet to obtain/use information
  • Organize files using folders and naming schemes
  • Use various assignment submission techniques (e-mail attachment, PrintScreen, Adobe Acrobat reader)
  • Use a variety of keys and shortcuts to improve keyboarding techniques
  • Observe and analyze features that improve the appearance of a document (font, tabs, etc.)
  • Search the Internet using the key word search method
  • Search the Internet using the directory search method
  • Use the wizard to prepare a document
  • Insert styles, paragraph borders, special characters, and codes
  • Create bulleted lists
  • Create and print envelopes
  • Format a paragraph (border/shading/widow)
  • Format a Word table
  • Format and use document sections
  • Format headers, footers, and page numbers
  • Modify the slide master of a template
  • Insert & format table, chart, organizational hart
  • Choose, change & modify slide layout
  • Modify graphics using group/ungroup
  • Modify bullet characters
  • Use AutoContent wizard
  • Use & modify WordArt
  • Add sound effects
  • Add, use, modify animations, transitions, & timing
  • Insert hyperlinks
  • Create an assumptions table for repeated data
  • Distinguish and use absolute vs. relative cell references
  • Create charts that correctly depict the data in a spreadsheet
  • Use various functions to calculate portions of a spreadsheet (including choose, vlookup, and pmt)
  • Sort and filter data
  • Force field formatting (such as all caps)
  • Establish appropriate validation rules with appropriate text and default values
  • Link tables using a foreign key
  • Use a calculated field in a form
  • Use a combo box in a form
  • Create a multi-table report from a query
  • Create a multi-table report using the wizard
  • Apply learning objectives to the development of a capstone project
View Catalog Description for COMG-161
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Course Objectives
  • Define terms related to computer security.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of computer security concepts.
  • Study Physical security.
  • Study Organizational security.
  • Study Internet security.
  • Study Network security.
  • Examine computer and information vulnerability.
  • Identify methods and software to prevent software vulnerabilities.
  • Detect malicious software.
  • Repair computers containing malicious software.
  • Examine computer viruses and identity vulnerability.
  • Identify methods and software to prevent viruses and identity theft.
  • Detect and repair computers containing viruses and spyware.
  • Identify hoaxes and scams.
  • Acquaint self with various computer security measures.
View Catalog Description for COMG-162
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Course Objectives
  • Describe the purpose of an operating system
  • List typical tasks of an operating system
  • Navigate and search using the Windows operating system
  • Use embedded mail and browser
  • Set up computer security
  • Manage multimedia files
  • Connect to networks with mobile computing
  • Maintain hardware and software
  • Improve system performance
View Catalog Description for COMG-165
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Course Objectives
  • Describe the Internet's architecture
  • Explain Internet connection options
  • Compare Internet communication methods
  • Describe how the World Wide Web operates
  • Use tools on the World Wide Web
  • Examine multimedia features on the Internet
  • Describe how to remain safe and conduct business on the Internet
View Catalog Description for COMI-160
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Course Objectives
  • Briefly describe the history of computer development
  • Identify and describe the four computer processes (input, output, processing, storage) and relate various hardware devices with each process
  • Provide general information about all relevant hardware devices
  • Explain at a basic level how computers process information (including terminology and process)
  • Describe the purpose and general procedures in computer networking at all levels
  • Compare and contrast a network with the Internet
  • Explain how the Internet is set up and distributed (used)
  • Identify and explain the general characteristics of various categories of software, including both operating systems and applications software
  • Describe relational databases: theory, components, and implementation, including use in businesses
  • Describe generally how a computer program is written (describe software used and the process followed in creating new software)
  • Explain the phases of the system development life cycle and how it would be implemented in a business
  • Justify the use of computers in various types of businesses
  • Identify, describe, and critique the uses of computers in society (including both positive and negative uses)
  • Identify various computer-based occupations
  • Comply with standard business behavior and expectations (as described in the syllabus)
  • Use the library databases and Internet to conduct academic research at valid sites
View Catalog Description for COMI-169
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Course Objectives
  • Construct technical documents for end users
  • Create proper written communication for technical support via online methods
  • Write documents for the web
  • Compare and contrast multiple writing styles
  • Examine online technical forums
  • Find answers to technical questions in online knowledge base systems
  • Provide support to end users through predefined knowledge trees
  • Optimize strategies for handling difficult customers and incidents
  • Conduct a user needs analysis
  • Prepare product evaluations
  • Diagnose common computer problems
  • Explain repair of common computer problems to end users
  • Determine best training methods for end users
  • Demonstrate a product
  • Provide training to end users
View Catalog Description for COMI-261
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Course Objectives
  • Describe database theory and purpose
  • Describe and distinguish database approaches
  • Query a database using various methods
  • Design a database at the information level
  • Design a database at the physical level
  • Describe database security policies
  • Describe database maintenance procedures
  • Describe database administrative functions
View Catalog Description for COMI-264
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Course Objectives
  • Explain how to analyze a computer information system
  • Prepare a system plan
  • Develop a requirements model
  • Model processes and data
  • Model objects for an information system
  • Determine a development strategy
  • Design a computer information system
  • Design data for an information system
  • Explain the architecture of a computer information system
  • Implement a computer information system
View Catalog Description for COMI-268
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Course Objectives
  • Students will demonstrate problem solving through identification and analysis
  • Students will evaluate alternatives under conditions of uncertainty and time pressures
  • Students will develop techniques of working on a team to solve problems and represent the team in open discussions
  • Students will demonstrate techniques for setting priorities
View Catalog Description for COMI-269
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Course Objectives
  • Students will demonstrate problem solving through identification and analysis
  • Students will evaluate alternatives under conditions of uncertainty and time pressures
  • Students will develop techniques of working on a team to solve problems and represent the team in open discussions
  • Students will demonstrate techniques for setting priorities
View Catalog Description for COMN-112
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Course Objectives
  • Identify networking fundamentals
  • Compare different types of networks
  • Explain the basics of a network layout
  • Explain the variations on standard networking topologies
  • Identify general cabling characteristics of physical media
  • Describe the primary cable types used in networking
  • Identify a network interface card's function
  • List important factors for selecting network adapters
  • Explain the OSI reference model layers and their relationship to hardware and software
  • Explain the IEEE 802 networking model and related standards
  • Explain the function of protocols in a network
  • Describe common protocol suites
  • Compare and contrast media access methods used in network architectures
  • Describe the operation of Ethernet
  • Describe networking software components
  • Explain network application installation and configuration concepts
  • Explain the differences between centralized and client/server computing
  • Develop a network security policy
  • Identify small business network equipment requirements
  • Identify small business application requirements
  • Manage networked accounts
  • Monitor network performance
  • Identify some terminology used in implementing WANs
  • Describe the benefits of network management and planning
  • Describe some measures to take in common troubleshooting situations
View Catalog Description for COMN-114
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Course Objectives
  • Identify the need for certification and registration in telecommunications
  • Describe networking specifications and communications
  • Determine which type of network cable to use
  • Differentiate between 'grounding and bonding systems' and 'grounding and bonding equipment'
  • Identify the three types of telecommunications circuit protectors
  • Compare cable types and characteristics
  • Create an effective network design
  • Discuss proper cable installation procedures
  • Identify good cable management practices and understand their importance
  • Understand backbone distribution systems
  • Discuss design guidelines and work areas in horizontal distribution systems
  • Splice wire and cable
  • Terminate cable
  • Identify the elements of a comprehensive fire protection system
  • Select the appropriate fire stopping system for an application
  • Perform tests on copper and fiber media
  • Identify and use testing and troubleshooting tools
View Catalog Description for COMN-128
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Course Objectives
  • Describe how wireless technology is used in daily activities
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of wireless technology
  • List WLAN devices and describe their basic functions
  • Describe the different IEEE WLAN standards
  • Explain the principles of radio wave transmissions
  • Describe the different types of antennas
  • List the characteristics of the Physical layer standards in 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11a networks
  • Explain the MAC procedures for joining, transmitting, and remaining connected to a WLAN
  • Explain the steps for planning and designing a wireless LAN
  • Describe the steps in deploying a wireless network
  • Explain what a site survey is and the tools that are used in a site survey
  • Describe how to perform a site survey
  • Define information security
  • Describe the types of wireless attacks that can be launched against a wireless network
  • List wireless security solutions
  • List the components that make up the enterprise security model
  • Describe the tools that are used to monitor a WLAN
  • Explain the procedures for maintaining a wireless network
  • Describe the types of wireless device problems and explain how to solve them
  • List the technologies of a wireless metropolitan area network
  • Describe the features of a wireless wide area network
View Catalog Description for COMN-130
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Course Objectives
  • Installing, upgrading, and migrating to Windows 10
  • Deploying Windows 10
  • Configuring hardware and applications
  • Configuring network connectivity
  • Configuring access to resources
  • Configuring mobile computing
  • Monitoring and maintaining systems that run Windows 10
  • Configuring backup and recovery options
View Catalog Description for COMN-132
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Course Objectives
  • Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) for Active Directory
  • Configuring the Active Directory infrastructure
  • Configuring additional Active Directory server roles
  • Configuring network connectivity
  • Creating and maintaining Active Directory objects
  • Maintaining the Active Directory environment
  • Configuring Active Directory Certificate Services
View Catalog Description for COMN-152
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Course Objectives
  • Break down the role of protocols in data network communications.
  • Employ the operations and features of the OSI model network layer protocols and services and apply the fundamental concepts of routing.
  • Analyze how communication occurs in data networks and the internet.
  • Describe the devices and services that support communication across an Internetwork.
  • Design, calculate, and supply an appropriate addressing scheme to fulfill given requirements.
  • Employ fundamental Ethernet concepts, media, services, and operation.
  • Employ basic cabling and network designs to connect devices for a given network requirement.
  • Build a simple Ethernet network using routers and switches.
  • Use Cisco CLI commands to perform basic router and switch configuration and verification.
View Catalog Description for COMN-181
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Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Security
  • Malware and Social Engineering Attacks
  • Application and Network Attacks
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Mitigating Attacks
  • Host, Application, and Data Security
  • Network Security
  • Administering a Secure Network
  • Wireless Network Security
  • Access Control Fundamentals
  • Authentication and Account Management
  • Basic Cryptography
  • Advanced Cryptography
  • Business Continuity
  • Risk Mitigation
View Catalog Description for COMN-228
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Course Objectives
  • Identify the different elements of managing information security
  • Construct a plan for security
  • Plan for contingencies
  • Describe the elements of an information security policy
  • Develop an information security program
  • Identify different security management models and practices
  • Identify and assess risk
  • Assess and control risk
  • Analyze different protection mechanisms
  • Describe information security personnel within an organization
  • Outline laws and ethics relating to information security
  • Determine how to maintain security during the systems development process
View Catalog Description for COMN-271
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Course Objectives
  • Explain the difference between computer forensics and other related disciplines
  • Explain how to examine a computer crime and policy violation
  • Describe how to conduct a computer investigation
  • Explain computer forensics lab certification requirements
  • Develop a plan for a computer forensics lab
  • Explain the different computer forensics software and hardware needs
  • Determine how a search can be conducted
  • Describe how to review a case
  • Explain how to identify digital evidence
  • Determine how to secure digital evidence at an incident scene
  • Explain how to store digital evidence
  • Explain the boot tasks among different versions of Microsoft operating systems
  • Explain the boot tasks within Macintosh, Unix, and Linux systems
  • Develop a data recovery plan
  • Describe how to acquire data from various hardware devices
  • Describe how to conduct a computer forensics analysis
  • Identify the differences between image file types
  • Describe how to locate and recover image files
  • Outline copyright issues with graphics
  • Outline an approach to network forensics
  • Explain network forensic tools
  • Investigate e-mail crimes and investigations
  • Outline the guidelines for writing reports
View Catalog Description for COMN-282
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Course Objectives
  • Identify the size of the network
  • Identify the hardware and software components that will be used on the network
  • Determine the organization of storage devices on the network
  • Determine the file systems to be used on the network
  • Set up and configure servers on the network
  • Install network operating systems on the network
  • Set up network printers on the network
  • Install network applications on the network
  • Configure network services on the network
  • Develop a backup plan for the network
  • Implement a disaster recovery plan for the network
  • Document network specifications for reference
  • Identify and resolve any hardware related problems on the network
  • Identify and resolve any software related problems on the network
View Catalog Description for COMO-130
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Course Objectives
  • Describe the purpose, use, and capabilities of a database
  • Create, edit, enhance, save, and print a database object
  • Use queries to extract data from the database
  • Create and modify/enhance forms and reports
  • Use advanced features to maintain and administer a database
View Catalog Description for COMO-180
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Course Objectives
  • Describe the purpose, use, and capabilities of a spreadsheet.
  • Create, edit, enhance, save, and print a spreadsheet.
  • Apply formulas, functions, and database features.
  • Create, edit, and modify charts from spreadsheet data.
  • Apply financial functions and prediction features to a spreadsheet.
View Catalog Description for COMS-130
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Course Objectives
  • Introduction to PC Hardware
  • History of the Linux operating system
  • Introduction to the different distributions of the Linux operating system
  • Determining the placement and usage of the Linux server/workstation
  • Choosing an installation method
  • Installing RedHat Linux
  • Setting up the X-windows system
  • Personalizing the interface
  • Basic IP networking
  • Downloading and managing additional RPMS
  • Introduction to the shell
  • Additional shell commands
  • File system layout and design
  • Introduction to basic text configuration files
View Catalog Description for COMS-170
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Course Objectives
  • Examine basic hardware components
  • Discuss programming and programming languages
  • Write entry level programs that process numeric data
  • Demonstrate the need for decision making in programming
  • Contrast simple and complex decisions
  • Explain the concept of looping in a program
  • Explore the use of validation loops
  • Explore the purpose of and us of functions
  • Write programs with functions that return values
  • Write programs with functions that pass arguments and accept parameters
  • Explain various file types and processing methods
  • Demonstrate single and multi-dimensional lists
  • Write programs that process string data
  • Examine string manipulation techniques
View Catalog Description for COMS-171
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Course Objectives
  • Apply fundamental programming concepts
  • Create, debug and test programs that accomplish tasks
  • Display messages on the monitor
  • Execute simple mathematical calculations
  • Demonstrate the decision making abilities in C++
  • Execute various looping techniques
  • Use both programmer supplied and system functions
  • Demonstrate and use arrays
  • Use pointers
  • Demonstrate features of the string class
  • Use structures as an abstract data type
View Catalog Description for COMS-172
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Course Objectives
  • Explore the Visual Studio IDE
  • Use variables and calculations
  • Make decisions within an application
  • Use lists and programming loops
  • Create procedures and functions
  • Create multiple form applications
  • Work with arrays
  • Write to files
  • Print output from application
  • Use structures
  • Work with databases
  • Use classes and collections
View Catalog Description for COMS-176
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Course Objectives
  • Introduction to .Net programming
  • Using variables and calculations to process data
  • Making decisions within an application
  • Programming loops in an application
  • Modularize code with methods
  • Working with arrays
  • Data processing with structures
  • Using classes
  • Working with databases
View Catalog Description for COMS-272
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Course Objectives
  • Review of programming basics
  • Planning and documenting applications
  • Object oriented programming - DLLs
  • Object oriented programming - Controls
  • Accessing data within applications
  • Deploying applications
  • Create help files and user manuals
  • Reporting from applications
  • Working with hardware devices
  • Communicating between applications
View Catalog Description for COMS-276
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Course Objectives
  • Examine advanced .NET code to create and manage structured applications
  • Create applications to manipulate static data, functions, polymorphism, and inheritance
  • Design an efficient user experience within an application
  • Implement database interactive applications
  • Construct advanced programs using built-in .NET classes
  • Build applications that communicate via a network
  • Create web forms
View Catalog Description for COMS-280
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Course Objectives
  • Get and store data using file I/O in programs
  • Create and use classes
  • Apply inheritance and polymorphism
  • Create and use exceptions, templates, and STL
  • Use linked list operations
  • Use stacks and queues
  • Use recursion
  • Use binary tree operations
View Catalog Description for COMW-100
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Course Objectives
  • Introduction to web page creation using HTML5
  • Creating web pages using industry standard software
  • Cascading Style Sheets - CSS3
  • Web graphics
  • Mobile websites
  • Tables to control layout
  • Forms in HTML
  • Adopting external applications
  • Publishing websites
  • Web templates
  • Incorporating JavaScript in web pages
View Catalog Description for COMW-282
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Course Objectives
  • Incorporate scripts in a web page
  • Design forms for user input
  • Use variables within an application
  • Manipulate strings and arrays
  • Use the object-oriented programming method
  • Use functions and sub procedures in code
  • Design an application with decision making abilities
  • Utilize loops for repeating instructions
  • Maintain state between client and server
  • Store information in files and databases
  • Secure web applications