Computer Studies Department
This course introduces students to computer science concepts. Students will learn about the stages in software design; the fundamental programming constructs of sequence, selection, and repetition; the functions of internal and external computer components; the relationship among networks, operating systems, and application software and their uses; and how programming languages evolve. Students will also develop an awareness of computer-related careers.
This course helps students examine computer science concepts. Students will outline stages in software development, define standard control and data structures, identify on- and off-line resources, explain the functions of basic computer components, and develop programming and problem-solving skills by using operating systems and implementing defined practices. As well as identifying careers in computer science, students will develop an understanding of the ethical use of computers and the impact of emergent technologies on society.
This course helps students understand how computer hardware and software are used to solve computer-related problems from an engineering perspective. Students will explore ways of connecting computers, interfaces, and peripherals using their knowledge of logic gates, computer components, peripherals, programming, networks, and operating systems. Students will also construct systems that use computer programs to interact with hardware, install and configure key computer hardware and software components, develop and understanding of the ethical use of computers, and explore careers in computer engineering.
This course helps students use programming and software engineering principles to design and develop algorithms and programs. Students will use software development and diagnostic tools, implement data structures and algorithms, and use file management techniques in project settings. They will also develop an understanding of the ethics of computer use and the impact of information technology on the community, and will explore postsecondary education and career paths in computer science.