Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Computers



CSA* E105 Introduction to Software Applications

Provides an introduction to using the computer as a productivity tool. Students will use application software for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. An introduction to file management using the Windows operating system will also be covered. Substantial lab time is required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG*E094
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: C

CSA* E106 Introduction to Computer Applications

An introduction to using the microcomputer as a productivity tool. Students will use application software for word processing, spreadsheets and databases. A comprehensive introduction to Windows will be presented along with the essentials of file management. Substantial lab time is required in the computer lab. The textbook and an on-line supplemental access code (bundle) are required.

Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E043. Basic computer touch-typing skills required
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: B, C

CSA* E220 Web Graphics

A comprehensive introduction to the principles of computer science that form the basis of Internet graphics and multimedia. Topics include bitmap graphics, vector graphics, graphical file formats, compression techniques, interactive graphics, multimedia, and animation. The course requires substantial hands-on use of computer software packages such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash in the computer lab to illustrate these topics.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B

CSC *E105 Programming Logic

An introductory course in computer programming designed to provide beginning programming students with an understanding of the fundamental logic principles used in the writing of computer programs. Topics include input/output, variables, data types, assignment statements, conditional structures, loops, arrays, and functions. The course requires substantial hands-on programming of computers in a computerized classroom environment.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform basic file management and word processing tasks using Microsoft Windows
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B, CS

CSC* E106 Structured Programming

An introductory course in computer programming language*. This course is intended for computer science majors. Problem-solving techniques and algorithm development are emphasized. Students are taught how to design, code, debug, and document programs in good style. Topics include: overview of computer organization; conditional statements; loops; top-down design and stepwise refinement; functions; arrays and simple sorting techniques. A minimum of 3 hours per week of lab is required. *The C Programming Language will be used.
Prerequisite: MAT* E137 or satisfactory score on placement test. Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG* E101
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: CS

CSC* E107 Structured Programming II

Continues the development of programming skills taught in Programming I to the study of advanced programming applications.* Topics include: character data and enumerated data types, arrays and their applications to searching and sorting, pointers and dynamic programming, strings, files, recursion and an introduction to object-oriented programming. A minimum of 3 hours per week of lab is required. *The C Programming Language will be used.
Prerequisite: CSC* E106 or CSC* E210
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: CS

CSC* E205 Visual Basic I

Introduces the fundamentals of programming using the BASIC language on microcomputer systems. Topics include input/output, looping, arrays, sorting, and data files, with an emphasis on problem definition, program design, coding, testing, and debugging. Substantial lab work is required.
Prerequisite: CSC*E105 with a grade of "C" or better
Prerequisite or Parallel: ENG*E043
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B, CS

CSC* E208 Advanced Visual Basic

A continuation of CSC* E205 Introduction to Visual Basic. Topics include more complex programming tasks involving advanced language elements, graphics, object-oriented programming, database connectivity, and interaction with the Windows environment. The course requires substantial hands-on use of computers in a computerized classroom environment.
Prerequisite: CSC* E205 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: B, CS

CSC* E210 C Programming

Provides a theoretical and practical study of the Linux operating system. Topics covered include installation and configuration, using the desktop, understanding how user accounts and the file system work, using the command line, software management and system security. Substantial hands-on work will be required in the computer lab.
Prerequisite: Any previous computer programming course; satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B, CS

CSC* E223 JAVA Programming I

A comprehensive study of the fundamentals of object-oriented programming using the Java programming language. Topics include classes, objects, data structures, inheritance, polymorphism, graphics, event handling, components, graphical user interfaces, exception handling, threads, I/O streams, multimedia, and the Java API. The course requires substantial hands-on use of computers in a computerized classroom environment.
Prerequisite: One of the following courses: CSC* E105, CSC* E205, CSC* E210, or permission of the instructor. Mathematics placement above MAT* E095.
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: B, CS

CSC* E224 Java Programming II

This is a course in advanced Java programming techniques. Topics include GUI components and Java Swing, graphics and Java 2D, exception handling, Java applets, files and streams, data structures and collections, generics, multithreading and concurrency, database connectivity (JDBC), networking and sockets, and regular expressions. The course requires substantial hands-on use of computers in a computerized classroom environment.

Prerequisite: CSC*E223 or permission of the instructor
  • Credits: 4
  • Elective Code: CS

CSC* E231 Database Design I

A study of the core concepts of relational database design using Structured Query Language (SQL). Topics include the creation, organization, normalization, and maintenance of relational databases and the in-depth use of SQL for querying and manipulating data. The course requires substantial hands-on work with a modern relational database management system, such as MySQL, in a computerized classroom environment.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform basic file management and word processing tasks using Microsoft Windows
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: CS

CSC* E238 SQL Fundamentals

A comprehensive introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL), the industry standard computer language for manipulating information stored in relational databases. The course will emphasize the SQL select statement and the associated concepts of inner joins, outer joins, self joins, unions, data summarization, functions, data types, subqueries, and views. Other topics include the creation, deletion, and modification of tables; the insertion, deletion, and modification of rows and columns; and the implementation of indexes and constraints. Course content is continually updated to reflect the current state of the art in SQL programming. The course requires substantial hands-on computer work writing SQL code in a computerized classroom environment.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform basic file management and word processing tasks on a personal computer
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: CS

CSC* E239 Introduction to Database Design & Administration

A comprehensive study of relational database design methodology and an introduction to the basics of administering a relational database management system (RDBMS). The course focuses on the relational database model and the standard methodology for designing tables, fields, constraints, relationships, views, and other relational database elements so as to minimize data redundancy, establish data integrity, optimize performance, and facilitate the modification and retrieval of data. The course also covers the basics of implementing a relational database in a RDBMS and administering that RDBMS. Course content is continually updated to reflect the current state of the art in relational database technology. The course requires substantial hands-on computer work in a computerized classroom environment.

Prerequisite: The ability to perform basic file management and word processing tasks on a personal computer
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: CS

CSC* E240 Data Structures

Continues to develop discipline in program design and style especially as they relate to more complex problems. Topics include: simple data structures: arrays, linklists, queues, stacks, and trees; string processing; and introduction to recursion. Substantial lab work is required.
Prerequisite: CSC* E107 or CSC* E210
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: B, CS

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