Computer Studies

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2 - 2.5 yrs
This programme offers students three areas of specialisation of which they can choose ANY one. Action-oriented learning opportunities are incorporated into many courses for each area of specialisation. Students work with real business organisations to help them solve Information Technology-related problems and present workable solutions. Acquired skills are demonstrated in a capstone course. Areas of Specialisation: Business Information Systems (BIS) which focuses on merging technology with business to provide computing solutions to real world business problems. Computer Information Systems (CIS) which focuses on programming and prepares students with skills that are necessary to create Java Applications to solve real world computing problems. Graphic Information Technology (GIT) where the students learn how to create and present content using graphic technology for real world businesses.
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Programme Goals

Analyse real world situations and identify the appropriate software solutions.

Demonstrate a knowledge of, and ability to use, current technology, terminology, and concepts in the computer field.

Analyse a problem, design a computing solution, and implement the solution, using accepted industry standard techniques at each stage.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and manage time in the execution of computing projects.

Demonstrate awareness of the usefulness of emergent computer technologies in the business domain.

Present a report on project work in written and oral forms.

Demonstrate an awareness of the ethical and societal issues relating to the use of computers in society.

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Semester 1
COM 100
Personal Development for College Success
1 Credits
ENG 104
English Composition I
3 Credits
CSC 104
Microcomputer Applications
3 Credits
MAT 110
College Algebra
4 Credits
BUS 110
Fundamentals of Business
3 Credits
Elementary Spanish/French
3 Credits
Semester 2
Intermediate Spanish/French
3 Credits
CSC 106
Introduction to Web Page Design
3 Credits
CSC 121
Introduction to E-Commerce
3 Credits
CSC 103
Programming Techniques
3 Credits
ACC 100/FA1
Recording Financial Transactions
3 Credits
Semester 3
CSC 114
Database Design and Applications
3 Credits
ENG 115
Technical Report Writing
3 Credits
CSC 211
Information Systems
3 Credits
CSC 213
Systems Analysis and Design
3 Credits
Any 100-Level History
3 Credits
Semester 4
Any 100-Level Science
3 Credits
ANT 100-Level Social Science Course
3 Credits
ENG 106
Speech Communication
3 Credits
CSC 214
Introduction to Networking
3 Credits
CSC 215
Applications of Computer Studies
3 Credits

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