Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects
- Computers in the Clinical Laboratory (CLB-482) 3.00 s.h.
- Computers in the Clinical Laboratory Discussion of components of a computer, theory of computer operation including hardware, software, interfacing problems, and systems analysis. Computer systems in the clinical laboratory using basic language and hand-on training with computer terminals.
- Choose and Use Small Computer Systems (CAP-131) 3.00 s.h.
- A guide to small computer systems, this course presents basic criteria used in selecting a computer system. It covers the selection, purchase and installation of a computer system and gives you the fundamentals for evaluating new systems as they are introduced to the market. Topics include considerations in the decision to automate; types of small computers; methods of evaluating a computer system or outside computer service; developing or selecting application software; and how to avoid computer contract pitfalls.
- Health Information Systems (CIS-300) 3.00 s.h.
Systems analysis techniques, evaluation of hardware and software components of computers for health information system applications; data representation and manipulation in computers; requirements and limitations of computer programming methods for controlling the accuracy and security of data in computer systems; the design and cost effectiveness of health information systems; and record linkage and data sharing.
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:
- how computers are used
- uses of application software
- components of a system unit
- input and output devices
- storage devices
- uses of and ramifications of the Internet
- systems software
- communications and networks
- databases and information management
- systems development
- program development
- use of multimedia
- security, privacy, and ethics issues
- controversial computer-related topics addressing the use of computers in contemporary society
- Principles of Digital Computers (CMP-232) 3.00 s.h.
- This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of computer hardware systems. The topics include digital logic, combinational circuits, sequential circuits, memory system structure, bus and interconnection structure, computer arithmetic and the ALU unit, I/O system structure, hardwired control unit, microprogrammed control unit, and alternative computer architectures.
- Computer Science I (COS-102) 3.00 s.h.
- An introduction to computer science including functional concepts of computer hardware and software, applications and algorithms in computer science. Programming in Pascal, C, or similar language. Topics include operating systems, minicomputers, mainframe computers; applications in science and engineering; and program development.
- Computer Graphics in Photography (PHO-366) 3.00 s.h.
- Introduction to computers and computer graphics emphasizing their use in photographic imagemaking. Course utilizes basic graphics and photographic computer-based imagemaking. Integration of tools to student's own artistic process is emphasized.
- Video/Digital Imaging Techniques II (ART-347) 3.00 s.h.
- Continued study of creating and manipulating images on computers through a series of projects using software and hardware currently in use by graphics professionals.
- Auto Electronics (AUM-151) 3.00 s.h.
- Advanced automotive electronics as relates to solid state systems, command computers, and electronic advances in technology.
- Introduction to Information Systems and Applications (CIS-101) 3.00 s.h.
- A survey of the basic concepts, principles and problems IN INFORMATION processing. In addition, students will discuss current paradigms through the use of newspapers, magazines, WEBSITES AND OTHER hands-on applications. The major topics to be covered include the history of computers, basic computer mathematics, introduction to mainframes, minicomputers, PCs and networking, operating systems, software, hardware, secondary storage, programming languages, and introduction to spreadsheets/word processing/databases.
- Parallel Computers and Programming (COS-431) 3.00 s.h.
- An introduction to parallel computers and parallel programming. General structures and design techniques of parallel computers. Programming paradigms and algorithm design considerations for parallel processors.
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