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Revision Date: 06-May-21

CIS-1100-VO01 - Introduction to Computer Science

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Synonym: 205316

Location: Online - Meets Online

Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-25-2021 to 08-16-2021
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-14-2021 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-12-2021 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Thomas Burl | View Faculty Credentials
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Technological Literacy
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

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Course Description:

This course is designed to give a broad-based introduction to all aspects of computing. Students will focus on core aspects of the discipline including hardware, networking, the Internet, programming logic, ethics, and the history and future of industry. The goal of this course is to give students a working knowledge of the computer industry and provide a solid foundation of knowledge to begin technical training.

Essential Objectives:

1. Discuss computer history and driving forces of change in the computer industry.
2. Identify governing agencies for software engineering and the top level standards for the profession.
3. Describe the use of system software and application software.
4. Explain and identify types of networks and the Internet.
5. Define the role of databases in e-commerce.
6. Discuss issues surrounding computer and data security.
7. Compare computer hardware architecture (Von Neumann vs. Harvard distinction) including RAM, CPU, storage, and busses.
8. Demonstrate application of algorithms, binary and hexadecimal notation and their use in computer systems.
9. Demonstrate the use of primitive data types, and how they are represented at the machine level including, but not limited to, Boolean logic, concepts and circuits.
10. Explain the concepts of object-oriented design and programming logic including conditional logic, function and subroutine use, repetitive logic, variables, lists, and arrays.
11. Compose a basic program in a high level language (e.g., Python).
12. Demonstrate an understanding of using technology to provide accessibility.
13. Identify and investigate the scope and diversity of career opportunities in the field of information technology.

Evaluation Criteria:

Grading Strategy

Quizzes (70%)

There will be a quiz for each chapter covered (Chapter 01 -12). A quiz will consist of 10 multiple choice and True/False questions. You will be able to use your book when taking a quiz. You will be able to take a quiz two times with the average grade being used. The quiz questions are generated from a pool of questions, so you may not get the same questions in the second attempt. The goal of the quiz is to build your knowledge.

Paper Assignment (10%)

A short paper assignment consisting of 4-6 pages that reflects on a job search in the technology field.

Programming Assignment (20%)

The programming assignments use the following languages: Turtle and Python. The programming assignment will allow you to show a basic understanding of numerous programming constructs. You will be submitting a screenshot of your results for each assignment

Grading Criteria:


100 – 97 = A+

96 – 93 = A
92 – 90 = A-

89 – 87 = B+
86 – 83 = B
82 – 80 = B-

79 – 77 = C+
76 – 73 = C
72 – 70 = C-

69 – 67 = D+
66 – 63 = D
62 – 60 = D-

59 and less = F


Summer 2021 textbook data will be available on April 5. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

CIS-1100-VO01 Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Thomas Burl
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Theodore Pappadopoulos

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is based on the completion of the weekly quiz or programming assignment. Late work is accepted with a penalty.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities: CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please

  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center.
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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