CISS 107 Computer Essentials

This course provides students with the knowledge of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Students who complete this course will be able to explain the internal components of a computer, describe how to assemble a computer system and install an operating system. Students working through hands-on activities will gain skills in computer assembly, configuration, and maintenance.

Credits

4 Credits

CISS 107Computer Essentials

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Information Technology

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

4 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

48

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course provides students with the knowledge of computer hardware and software and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. Students who complete this course will be able to explain the internal components of a computer, describe how to assemble a computer system and install an operating system. Students working through hands-on activities will gain skills in computer assembly, configuration, and maintenance.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Outcome: To master course content as defined by course objectives and presented in lectures and demonstrations to the student. Assessment: Students will complete all online labs as many times as necessary until reaching a 100% score. Section quizzes and questions will be assigned to reinforce the subject matter. Comprehensive tests will be given to evaluate student understanding. Outcome: Students will comprehend the role and purpose of the operating system and hardware so they may apply this knowledge to the next level of classes in their educational path. Assessment: Successful completion of assignments and lab activities. Outcome: The instructor will actively involve the students in a continual evaluation of the class. Assessment: Classroom evaluations given to the students will be utilized to determine the effectiveness of the delivery method. Outcome: To manipulate, customize, and understand the role of the computer operating system. Assessment: Successful completion of labs, quizzes, assignments, and comprehensive exam. Outcome: To develop skills in working with command line. Assessment: Demonstrating mastery of command line commands by completing assigned activities to a passing level.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

One of the goals of the Information Technology Department is to continuously evaluate course content and modify the delivery and subject matter as necessary to provide the students with the best opportunity at success. Part of this is brought about by labor market demands and other changes come about by using outcome assessments. Throughout the course you will be completing assignments, quizzes, and tests and from the scores you receive, you will be able to determine how well you are absorbing the information. As an instructor, I will use your test scores and the assessment model to assess the validity of the material and presentation methodology. All outcomes tie directly into the college’s mission statement and the Information Technology instructional goals.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

list of assignments provided in class schedule

Required Exams

midterm and final exam

Required Text

TestOut PCPro online curriculum

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

list of assignments provided in class schedule midterm and final exam