Computer Application Systems Courses

Computer Application Systems

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CAS 50 - Introduction to Computer Application Systems    ( 3.00 - Units )
Introduction to computer applications systems as it relates to business and home use. Course introduces software topics in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, internet, World Wide Web, electronic mail, file management, data communications and an introduction to basic computer programming. Hardware topics include PC system components and troubleshooting issues. Other topics include computer-based careers and trends, electronic computing issues, terminology, electronic communication skills, ethics, security, and netiquette in today’s business computing environment.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student can describe basic hardware and software function of a computer and a network.
  2. Student is able to perform the following functions: create, delete, move, rename and save files and folders on the computer and navigate through folders and subfolders.
  3. The student shall be able to create, edit, format and perform calculations using a productivity software suite including a database, spreadsheet, presentation and word processing software.
  4. The student shall be able to discuss the impact of computer technology capabilities upon society.

CAS 54 - Microsoft Excel    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course covers an in depth look at Microsoft Excel, a widely used spreadsheet application program that allows users to complete advanced mathematical formulas and functions, display information through graphs and charts with the use a microcomputer. Students will be prepared to take the Microsoft Certification Exams.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create and manage worksheets and workbooks
  2. Apply formulas and functions
  3. Create charts and objects

CAS 58 - Microsoft Access    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course covers Microsoft Access, which is a DBMS (also known as Database Management System) from Microsoft that combines the relational Microsoft Jet Database Engine with a graphical user interface and software-development tools. Topics such as tables, queries, forms, reports and advanced functions will be covered. This course will prepare students to take the Microsoft Office Specialist Exam for Access.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create tables, queries, forms, and reports in Microsoft Access.
  2. Set field, table, queries, forms, and report properties and apply formatting
  3. Perform database calculation using basic mathematical properties in algebraic form.

CAS 69 - Introduction to Information Systems Security (Security+)    ( 3.00 - Units )
An introduction to the fundamental principles and topics of Information Technology Security and Risk Management at the organizational level. It addresses hardware, software, processes, communications, applications, and policies and procedures with respect to organizational Cybersecurity and Risk Management. Preparation for the CompTIA Security+ certification exams.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe the fundamental principles of information systems security.
  2. Perform risk analysis and risk management.
  3. Apply risk management techniques to manage risk, reduce vulnerabilities, threats, and apply appropriate safeguards/controls

CAS 71 - Keyboarding & 10 Key    ( 3.00 - Units )
Students will master the touch operation on a computer keyboard and 10 key pad. Correct fingering by touch and good posturing techniques will be emphasized along with speed and accuracy. Students will use basic word processing functions on a variety of document types.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will demonstrate correct touch keyboarding techniques.
  2. Students will develop touch keystroking speed and accuracy.
  3. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of basic word processing functions and proofreading.

CAS 74 - Introduction to Linux/Unix    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course provides hands-on training of the Linux/Unix operating system. Topics include: installation, management, configuration, security, documentation, utilities, DOS, hacking and file protection on workstations in a LAN environment.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Install and configure a basic desktop Linux/UNIX OS.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to configure system and network settings
  3. Use standard utilities to secure a desktop system on a LAN

CAS 75 - Introduction to Cybersecurity: Ethical Hacking (Whitehat Hacker)    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course introduces the network security specialist to the various methodologies for attacking a network. Students will be introduced to the concepts, principles, and techniques, supplemented by hands-on exercises, for attacking and disabling a network within the context of properly securing a network. The course will emphasize network attack methodologies with the emphasis on student use of network attack techniques and tools and appropriate defenses and countermeasures. Students will receive course content information through a variety of methods: lecture and demonstration of hacking tools will be used in addition to a virtual environment. Students will experience a hands-on practical approach to penetration testing measures and ethical hacking.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe the tools and methods a "hacker" uses to break into a computer or network.
  2. Defend a computer and a LAN against a variety of different types of security attacks using a number of hands-on techniques.
  3. Demonstrate the identification and exploitation of system vulnerabilities

CAS 76 - Wireshark, TCP/IP Analysis and Network    ( 3.00 - Units )
Course is geared to teach solid network management skills using the WiresharkTM network analyzer. The class provides a logical troubleshooting approach to capturing and analyzing data frames. Armed with this knowledge, students can effectively troubleshoot, maintain, optimize and monitor network traffic and keep your network operating at its peak performance.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Install and configure Wireshark for Windows, Linux or Apple OS X.
  2. Capture and display network traffic.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to discover system and application characteristics through packet analysis.

CAS 83 - Information & Communication Technology Essentials    ( 4.00 - Units )
This course provides an introduction to the computer hardware and software skills needed to help meet the growing demand for entry-level ICT professionals. The fundamentals of computer hardware and software as well as advanced concepts such as security, networking, and the responsibilities of an ICT professional will be introduced. Preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Define information technology (IT) and describe the components of a personal computer.
  2. Perform a step-by-step assembly of a desktop computer and install and navigate an operating system.
  3. Describe common wireless communication technologies and configure a wireless network.

CAS 85 - Cloud Infrastructure and Services    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course covers the objectives of the CompTIA Cloud+ and AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner certification exams. Topics included are cloud deployment and service models, cloud infrastructure, and the key considerations in migrating to cloud computing, including compute, storage, networking, desktop and application virtualization. Additional areas of focus are backup/recovery, business continuity, security, and management.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Explain the importance and benefits of Cloud computing.
  2. Describe basic security risks in Cloud computing and the corresponding common mitigation tools and policies.
  3. Commission and configure a basic Cloud service, verify proper operation, and monitor its performance.

CAS 86 - Information Storage and Management    ( 3.00 - Units )
Comprehensive study of storage technology in complex IT environments, with emphasis on the exam topics for the EMC Information Storage Associate Certification (EMCISA). Theory and hands-on activities of storage systems, storage networking technologies, archives, cloud computing, storage security, and managing storage infrastructure.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify, compare, and contrast major information storage architectures and technologies, and their function within the modern data center environment.
  2. Identify, compare, contrast, configure, and troubleshoot storage networking technologies.
  3. Perform backup, replication, and archive tasks for virtualized and non-virtualized environments.

CAS 88 - Microsoft Word    ( 3.00 - Units )
This course covers Microsoft Word in depth, teaching word processing creation, editing, and advanced features adding functionality to electronic documents. This course will prepare a student to sit for the Microsoft MOS Certification Exam.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create, edit and save electronic word processing documents
  2. Insert and manipulate tables, pictures, word art and graphics
  3. Apply and use advanced functions such as mail merge and macros

CAS 92B - Routing and Switching Essentials    ( 3.00 - Units )
This is the second course in the Cisco® Networking Academy®. This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and configure basic Switch settings.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of and configure Router settings.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge IPv4 and configure a Network Address Translation (NAT).

CAS 92A - Introduction to Networks    ( 3.00 - Units )
This is the first course in the Cisco® Networking Academy. The course covers the basic fundamentals of networking. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple Local Area Networks (LAN's), perform basic configurations for routers and switches and implement IP addressing schemes.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify and demonstrate knowledge of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) layered Model.
  2. Installation and configuration of routers and switches for local area use.
  3. Identify and perform network security measures.

CAS 92D - Connecting Networks    ( 3.00 - Units )
This is the Fourth of four courses in the Cisco® Networking Academy®. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students will implement, configure, and troubleshoot an enterprise LAN network utilizing VLANs, access control lists, WAN links and advanced routing protocols.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Understand and describe the different WAN technologies and their benefits.
  2. Configure and troubleshoot serial connections, broadband connections and IPSec.
  3. Monitor and troubleshoot network operations using syslog, SNMP, and NetFlow.

CAS 92C - Scaling Networks    ( 3.00 - Units )
This is the third course in the Cisco® Networking Academy®. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Configure and troubleshoot DHCP and DNS operations for IPv4 and IPv6.
  2. Configure and troubleshoot VTP, STP, and RSTP
  3. Manage IOS Software and licensing’s and configuration files.

CAS 103 - Assistive Technology Lab    ( 1.00 - Units )
Support and individualized instruction in access technology use and adaptive strategies while working on assignments and research projects. Major emphasis on the Personal Computer and its practical use. Designed for students with disabilities.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Upon completion of the course the student will be able to: demonstrate proficiency with the basic functions of his or her appropriate assistive technology. keyboarding, word processing and Internet access; use the computer for academic work.