Computer Software Applications
COMP087W Introduction to Computers
This course is designed for students who have no experience with window applications and keyboard navigation. Students will be exposed to basic keyboarding skills, the windows environment, elements of word processing, and fundamental skills such as using a mouse, formatting a disk, saving to a disk and printing. (Does not satisfy graduation requirements)
COMP089W Introduction to Keyboarding & Word Processing
An introductory one-credit course for students who want to learn the touch-type method of keyboarding and the primary functions of word processing on the computer. (Does not satisfy graduation requirements)
COMP101W Introduction to Windows and Word Processing
An introductory course designed to introduce students to the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as the most common applications of word processing in business and industry. The course will teach students how to solve the most common word processing problems using a variety of skills including basic document creation, retrieval, editing, spell checking, thesaurus, graphics, layout design and advanced formatting.
COMP103W Introduction to Spreadsheets
An introductory course intended for those students who have little or no experience with spreadsheet applications. This one-credit course will introduce students to the basic uses of spreadsheet software. Students will learn to enter data, manipulate it, do basic number calculations, saving and retrieving data, create formulas, use functions and graph their data.
COMP104W Introduction to the Internet
This one-credit course will feature a hands-on introductory exploration of the Internet. The concept and layout of the Internet will be studied, as well as the tools, particularly e-mail and the graphical browsers, that make the Internet an invaluable resource for communication and information. In addition the course will provide a very brief introduction to HTML, FTP, and SFTP. (Recommended: Basic computer experience.)
COMP105W Introduction to Database Management
An introductory course intended for those students who have little or no experience with database applications. Students will learn to employ database management techniques to manipulate and analyze data using a two-dimensional data model. Specific skills will include data entry, error checking, asking questions of data, graphing of data, data analysis and reporting.
COMP107W Introduction to PowerPoint
This course will teach students how to utilize PowerPoint as presentation software. Students will learn how to use computer technology to replace or augment traditional presentation tools such as overheads, video, flip charts, chalkboards, etc., using PowerPoint.
COMP110W Software Applications
This course is for students with some previous knowledge and exposure to computers and serves as a foundation course for all other computer courses. The focus of the course is on Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as the most common applications of word processing in business and industry. The course will teach students how to solve the most common word processing problems using a variety of skills including basic document creation, retrieval, editing, spell checking, thesaurus, graphics, layout design and advanced formatting. Students will be introduced to spreadsheet application including data entry, manipulation, basic number calculations, saving and retrieving data, creating formulas, using functions and graphing. Utilizing PowerPoint as presentation software students will learn how to use computer technology to replace and/or augment traditional presentation tools such as overheads, video, flip charts, chalkboards, etc.
COMP113W Accounting with QuickBooks
Students apply accounting principles using QuickBooks to open companies, handle customers and sales, work with vendors and inventory, process payroll and create reports. (Prerequisite: ACCT111W or POI)
COMP120W Quantitative Decision Making
This course is designed for Accounting, Business Administration, and Office Technology majors. Students will demonstrate competencies in data organization, graphics, financial, statistical and mathematical operations using Excel spreadsheets software. A final written and oral project or a one-on-one competency check will demonstrate the competencies at the conclusion of the course or each section.
COMP125W Comprehensive Presentation Methods
The main objective of this course is to train students in the use of design techniques in order to create visual presentation environments. The course teaches students basic visual techniques that will enable them to design an attractive environment for the presentation of a product or service, and then actually use the thematic elements to create cohesive and captivating presentations using presentation software, displays, and handouts. The course also helps students develop skills in organization, expressiveness, communication, and creativity.
COMP126W Introduction to CAD
An introduction to computer-aided drafting for students in any discipline. Emphasis is on developing basic competency in using a 2D CAD system for drawing production. Designed for students with little or no background in drafting. (Co-requisite: Basic computer familiarity)
COMP128W Business Technology
This course explores the connections between business initiatives and technology choices in the work place. Students will examine different strategies that can enhance business communication with global economies. Crafting technology to meet business needs will be the focus of the course. How to use technology such as Email, Skype, Collaborate, and GoToMeeting will be covered, as students learn how to facilitate and participate in virtual meetings. Special attention will be given to efficiently conducting meetings, virtual and otherwise. Students will be required to measure and assess their business technology strategies as they integrate business technologies from start to finish.
COMP214W Database Development
Students will review setting up a database, entering and editing records, and generating lists and reports. Much of the semester will be spent on learning how to design relational database management systems and then implement the design by writing database programs.