CST101: Introduction to Computing

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Comprehensive introduction to use of personal computers for improving productivity and problem solving. Primarily for non-computer majors and liberal arts students (i.e., those majoring in areas such as humanities, arts, social and behavioral sciences.) Includes desktop configuration, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, basics of personal computer organization, directory structures and file management. Optional topics may include database concepts, web page creation, internet and IT resources, web browsers and use of internet for research. Course cannot be applied to satisfaction of graduation requirements in any computer-related degree program or certificate at SCCC.

Note: Credit given for CST101 or BUS112, but not both  •  No prerequisite  •  Credits: 4 credit hours

TEXTBOOK:

SUPPLIES:

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPLETION OF THE COURSE


ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMS

Students must submit all projects via Blackboard, an Internet website maintained by Suffolk County Community College and the State University of New York.

All assignments and projects are due by the end of the day (11:59 p.m.) on the date announced unless otherwise stated.  No late assignments will be accepted unless an extension date is prearranged with the instructor.

ATTENDANCE

"The College expects that each student will exercise personal responsibility with regard to class attendance. All students are expected to attend every class session of each course for which they are registered. Students are responsible for all that transpires in class whether or not they are in attendance. The College defines excessive absence or lateness as more than the equivalent of one week of class meetings during the semester. Excessive absence or lateness may lead to failure in a course or removal from the class roster." (College Catalog and Student Handbook)

Attendance is not a factor in the computation of the course grade but may be a factor in determining class participation. It is the student's responsibility to make his/her attendance known to the instructor if arriving late. Students who stop attending classes without officially withdrawing from the course will receive a failing grade (FN).

SCHEDULE OF TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Jan 25 – 26

Jan 27 – 28

(Some students have had some difficulties getting started with the course; therefore you will have until Monday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. to complete all Microsoft Word assignments including Word Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and the Microsoft Word Research Paper)

Jan 29 – Feb 3

Feb 4 – 9

Feb 10 – 15

Feb 16 – 20

Feb 22 – 26

Mon, Mar 1

Mar 2 – 6

Mar 8 – 12

Mar 13 – 18

Mar 19 – 24

Mar 25 – 30

Thur, Apr 1

Apr 2 – 7

Apr 8 – 13

Apr 14 – 19

Apr 20 – 24

Tue, Apr 27

Apr 28 – May 3

May 4 – 8

May 10 – 11