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Introduction to Computer Science

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 09-23-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-04-2019 - Refund Policy
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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.


Fall 2019 textbook data will be available on May 13. 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.


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.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

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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