Computer Science

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The Computer Science Certificate was designed for those students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Computer Science or for those students who would like to enhance their computer science careers. The program is 30 credits and can be completed in one academic year.

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Certificates

The Computer Science Certificate was designed for those students who are interested in learning the fundamentals of Computer Science or for those students who would like to enhance their computer science careers. The program is 30 credits and can be completed in one academic year.

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 business and science
  • Demonstrate mastery of fundamental skills in math, written communication, and keyboarding
  • Identify the major hardware and software components of a compute to solve algorithmic problems
  • Describe CPU structure and function, and discuss computer design trends
  • Explain fundamental programming aspects such as conditional branching and looping, use of flowcharts, and pseudocode 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 that 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 mastery of modern information communications issues including internet, intranet and local area networking issues

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Computer Science Courses
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    • Course
    • Credits
    • CSI 101
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 3
    This course introduces the student to the theory, structure, and application of computers. Topics include word processing, spread sheeting, presentation, and database management (software).
    • 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 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.
    • 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.

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Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400

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