CGS: Computer General Studies
CGS 1060C. INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS.
Introduction to major uses of computers for business applications. Topics include computer literacy and the use of industry-standard software packages for word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics.
(Special Fee: $70.00).
CGS 2038C. IT FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAVEL.
This course explores the use of information technology in an international setting. Students will expand their cultural awareness during a Study Abroad Trip, while examining business uses of technology. While in a foreign country a lab component of the course requires students to use digital communication, including Internet access and telephone communication. This course requires the student to have a smart-phone or tablet.
CGS 2091C. SOCIAL, LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
An in- depth look at social, legal, and ethical issues related to the advent of computers and computing in modern society. Critical thinking skills will be applied to topics related to the information technology field; for example, privacy vs access to information, censorship vs civil liberties, intellectual property, and cyber- crime, as well as less controversial issues such as the impact the information on daily life and the digital divide. (Special Fee: $70.00).
CGS 2100C. COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS.
This course covers the fundamentals of computers and computer nomenclature, particularly with respect to personal computer hardware and software used in today's business environment. Students will survey and use business applications programs utilizing pre-written programs that include word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and web browsers. Students completing the course will have a solid understanding of computer concepts, how to use computers in today's business world, and how to access information on the World Wide Web. (Special Fee: $70.00).
CGS 2510C. SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS.
Students learn how to solve realistic business problems using current computer spreadsheet software. How to create, modify, and print worksheets; when to apply various commands, formulas, and functions; how to create graphics and incorporate them into the worksheet; how to create a data table, and how to use a database. (Special Fee: $70.00).
CGS 2545C. DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.
Principless of database systems, architecture of database management systems, relational model conceptual design and requirement analysis, database design and normalization, query languages, multi-user and distributed database issues; practical use of a DBMS and building of a database application.
(Special Fee: $70.00).
CGS 2650. SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR JOB SEARCH.
This course will teach students to utilize current industry social media as well as job search techniques related specifically to Information Technology. Students will explore Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and creating a digital portfolio to help find a job. Students should have some computer competency using the web and search engines.
CGS 2786C. WEB DEVELOPMENT TOOLS.
Prerequisite: COP 2822C
This course introduces web-authoring software applications and teaches students how to add rich multimedia content to web pages. The student demonstrates advanced web develop- ment techniques by constructing and manageing web sites using a professional editor, developing and integrating flash movies into a web-page using an authoring tool, and creating and editing sophisticated images for the Web using a graphics program. (Special Fee: $70.00).
CGS 2941. INTERNSHIP EXPLORATION IN COMPUTER STUDIES.
Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of all mandated courses in Reading, Mathematics, English and English for Academic Purposes; a minimum 2.0 institutional or overall GPA; and 12 credits including knowledge of at least one computer language or database management system; and Internship Office Approval.
The Program Director/Program Chair/Program Coordinator or Internship Placement Office has the discretion to provide override approval as it relates to the waiver of required program/discipline-related courses.
This course provides a planned work-based experience that will provide students with supervised career exploration activities and/or a practical experience related to their career objectives. May be repeated for credit, but grade forgiveness cannot be applied. Each earned credit hour of Internship requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work. (Special Fee: $10.00).