Computer Science- Programming

Academic Division of Professional Programs

Pathways to Technology Professions

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The Computer Science Program is a program that is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry level positions in a networked environment within the computer science industry, and to provide additional training or further advancement to those already employed in the computer science profession. The program design includes the core curriculum, a general computer science core, skills courses, and courses specific to the computer science areas. Students may choose to concentrate their studies in Computer Science Programming or Networking.

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The Computer Science Program is a program that is designed to prepare students for a variety of entry level positions in a networked environment within the computer science industry, and to provide additional training or further advancement to those already employed in the computer science profession. The program design includes the core curriculum, a general computer science core, skills courses, and courses specific to the computer science areas. Students may choose to concentrate their studies in Computer Science Programming or Networking.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Discuss how computers, data processing, networking and telecommunications have changed practices in medicine, science and business
  • Demonstrate a mastery of fundamental skills in mathematics, written communication, and keyboarding
  • Identify the major hardware and software components of a computer system
  • Utilize a computer and the systems approach to solve algorithmic problems
  • Describe CPU structure and function and discuss computer design trends explain fundamental programming aspects such as conditional branching and looping, and use flowcharts and pseudo code for solving problems
  • Demonstrate how to organize directory and file manipulation commands, and create shell enhancements
  • Explain terminology used in the information processing environment
  • Discuss the concepts of interconnected structures and digital logic
  • Demonstrate the use of screen editors, flowcharting, coding and debugging using several structured programming languages
  • Describe the issues of software development, software piracy, and viruses
  • Demonstrate the use of application software packages in word processing, creating spreadsheets, database management and graphic presentations
  • Explain the impact computers have on the “Global Village” and discuss the impact of computer technology on issues of individual privacy
  • Describe the issues involved in business information systems including networking, system design and system implementation
  • Demonstrate a mastery of modern information communications issues including Internet, Intranet and Local Area

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Computer Science- Programming Courses
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    • Course
    • Credits
    • CSA 213
    • Database Management
    • 3
    This course is designed to introduce the fundamental process of developing, implementing, and maintaining a database system in order to produce management information. MS Access or other relational database programs will be used. Database programming is also included.
    • CSI 107
    • C++ Programming
    • 3
    This course is designed as an introduction to C++ programming. Problem solving methods and algorithmic development stressing good programming style and documentation including top down and modular design is emphasized. Prerequisite: CSI 116 (formerly CSI 216 Computer Concepts).
    • CSI 108
    • Advanced C++
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the student with the advanced object oriented features of C++. It builds upon the knowledge learned in C++ Programming. Prerequisites: CSI 107 and CSI 116 (formerly CSI 216 Computer Concepts).
    • CSI 116
    • Introduction to Programming
    • 3
    This course is designed to provide the background necessary for an understanding of computers and computer languages. Programming assignments introduce the student to methods of problem solving, programming logic, development of algorithms, coding in C, debugging and documenting programs. Topics include an overview of computer organization, simple data structures, and file management.
    • CSI 218
    • Data Structures and Algorithms
    • 3
    This course covers common data structures and algorithms for storing and manipulating data using the C++ programming language. Object-oriented programming and design techniques are emphasized for the creation of reusable data structures. Topics include multidimensional arrays, linked lists, recursion, stacks, queues, searching, sorting, hashing, and trees. Prerequisite: CSI 116, CSI 107, CSI 108.
    • CSI 226
    • UNIX with Linux
    • 3
    Introduction to UNIX operating system. Practical explorations of the basics of UNIX system concepts, architecture, and administration. Uses Linux, a PC-compatible clone of UNIX to reinforce shell programming concepts and utilities with real-world applications.
    • CSI 244
    • Networking I
    • 3
    Introduction to the concepts, technology, and implementation of computer communication. Topics discussed are distributed systems requirements, network architecture, communications protocols, local and wide area networks, data transmission, digital multiplexing, data switching, and characteristics of transmission media, modems, design of information flow, and message and packet switching.

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