PLA Portfolio 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.
- Telecommunications in Business (CAP-303) 3.00 s.h.
- Students learn the concepts and techniques of designing local and wide area networks for microcomputers, linking micro to mainframe computers and computer telecommunications. Students learn past and current techniques for linking computers together, work through case studies and design actual networks.
- 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
- 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.
- Computerized Imaging (DXI-312) 3.00 s.h.
- An overview of the terminology and methods of data acquisition and image processing that are applicable to the use of computers in the imaging sciences. The organization of computers, the input and output of data, and the principles of image function, display and storage are presented.
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