Nov 24, 2020
CPT 101 - Introduction to Computers
Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course covers basic computer history, theory and applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and the operating system.
Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 032 and MAT 032 and RDG 032 .
- The history of the PC
- Differences among laptop, tablet, desktop, and server computers
- General categories of software programs and applications
- How operating system software interacts with applications and hardware
- Digital security risks and cybercriminals
- Types of Internet and network attacks (malware, botnets and denial of service attacks)
- Preventing unauthorized computer access and use
- Network Basics
- Getting started and working with Windows 8
- File Management
- Cloud Computing and File Sharing
- Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, OneNote
- Using Email in a professional setting
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site www.sccsc.edu/bookstore
- Computer with Internet Access, Firefox or Chrome browser, Java, and anti-virus software.
- ISBN 9780134787862 MyITLab 2016 w/ Pearson Access Card for GO! Office 2016 w/ Technology in Action 14e bundled with printed GO! Office 2016, Vol 1 textbook. This textbook and Access card is available for purchase in the SCC bookstore.
Note: Both the printed text book and Access card are required.
- Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Edition (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, OneNote). This software is available to SCC students at no cost through Microsoft Office 365.
- OneDrive account
- Access to the college’s portal
A grade of C is required for all course work.
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate knowledge of basic computer concepts.
- Demonstrate basic features and uses of the Windows operating system.
- Create common business documents utilizing current Microsoft Office applications.
- Create and communicate information utilizing electronic collaboration tools.
- Evaluate and apply current technology to protect digital information.
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If the course you are taking is online, please review the SCC Online Policies that include:
- Required materials for all online courses
- Mandatory Attendance Requirement
- Proctored Exams
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- Academic Integrity
- Academic Misconduct
- Add/Drop period
- Appeals Process
- Class Attendance
- Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
- Classroom Conduct/Expectations
- Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
- Online Confidentiality
- Services For Students with Disabilities
- Withdrawal Policy
Official Course Syllabus