Computer Studies (COMS)

COMS-101 3 Units Computer Information Systems

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Examination of information systems and their role in business. Focus on information systems, database management systems, networking, e-commerce, ethics and security, computer systems hardware and software components. Application of these concepts and methods through hands-on projects developing computer-based solutions to business problems. A strong focus on terminology as it relates to Computer Information Systems.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-110 3 Units Introduction to Computers

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This is an introduction to computers and computer applications, introducing important concepts for the effective use of the user interface, word processor, spreadsheet, database, and Internet. These concepts will be reinforced by hands-on experience both inside and outside of the classroom.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-115 4 Units Information and Communication Technology

72 hours lecture; 72 hours total

This course will provide 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. This course also prepares students for the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-120 3 Units Introduction to Programming Concepts And Methodologies

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of programming using an object-oriented programming language. Topics include the software development life-cycle, program design tools and programming environments, documentation, coding, data types, arrays, control structure, algorithms, file input/output, error handling, parameters, as well as principles of testing and designing test data.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-142 3 Units Microsoft Windows

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the Microsoft Windows operating system. Topics included such as file management, hard disk optimization, backup and restore, system security, network organization, and using a command-line environment.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-150 1.5 Units Microsoft Outlook

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

This course covers the major components in Microsoft Outlook: E-mail, Calendar, People, and Tasks. The components will be explored in step-by-step tutorials.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-160 3 Units Microsoft Access

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-110 with a minimum grade of C.

Provides an introduction and hands-on training in the use of Microsoft Access. The basic concepts of Structure as well as specific commands and functional capabilities will be covered. Files will be created, data manipulated, output formatted, and reports produced. Students will gain experience in modular programming techniques and constructing program loops. Specific applications will include batch mode, interactively finding and editing data, and simultaneously accessing two databases to isolate exception conditions or update files.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-165 3 Units Microsoft Excel

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-110 with a minimum grade of C.

An introduction to Microsoft Excel with hands-on training. Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of an electronic spreadsheet as well as specific commands and functions. Advanced topics will include making macros, creating a database, understanding interactive menus, and using business graphics. Spreadsheet documents will be produced for a variety of applications for business use.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-167 1 Unit Intro Excel for Business Professionals

18 hours lecture; 18 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-110 with a minimum grade of C.

Students will design and create professional, well-organized spreadsheets for the business and home environment using Microsoft Excel. This introductory class will focus on preparing and formatting spreadsheets, inserting formulas, moving data within and between workbooks, and creating charts.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-186 2 Units Microsoft Word: Beginning

36 hours lecture; 36 hours total

A course designed to introduce the fundamentals of a current word processing program. Emphasis is on developing word processing skills and techniques for the workplace. Topics will include: an overview of the major commands, steps to create documents, and applied skills to prepare letters, notes, and memos.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-190 3 Units Computer Network Fundamentals

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

This course will introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IP (Internet Protocol) addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for further study of computer networks. It uses the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) and TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link, and physical layers. This course also prepares students for the CompTIA Network+.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-215 3 Units Programming Concepts and Methodology I

54 hours lecture; 18 hours lab; 72 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-120 with a minimum grade of C.

This is an introductory course to the fundamental concepts of computer science. Students will be exposed to a high level programming theories and methodologies, including object-oriented programming.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-216 3 Units Programming Concepts & Methodology II

54 hours lecture; 18 hours lab; 72 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of COMS-215 with a minimum grade of C.

Application of software engineering techniques to the design and development of large programs; data abstraction and structures and associated algorithms.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-217 3 Units Assembly Programming Course

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

The organization and behavior of real computer systems at the assembly-language level. The mapping of statements and constructs in a high-level language onto sequences of machine instructions is studied, as well as the internal representation of simple data types and structures. Numerical computation is examined, noting the various data representation errors and potential procedural errors.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-218 3 Units Discrete Structures

54 hours lecture; 54 hours total

Prerequisite: Completion of COMS-215 with a minimum grade of C.

Recommended Preparation: Completion of MATH-108 with a minimum grade of C.

This course will introduce the discrete structures used in Computer Science, with an emphasis on their applications. Topics covered include: Functions, Relations and Sets; Basic Logic; Proof Techniques; Basics of Counting; Graphs and Trees; and Discrete Probability.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

COMS-284 1.5 Units Microsoft Word: Advanced

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-186 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent keyboarding and word processing skills.

A practical course that covers the advanced features of one or more word processing programs. Material will include enhancing and manipulating documents with special features, using borders and frames with pictures, tables, charts, outlines, graphic features, formatting, styles, and designing of various types of documents. Emphasis is on developing advanced word processing skills and techniques for the workplace.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-287 1 Unit Microsoft Publisher

18 hours lecture; 9 hours lab; 27 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Completion of COMS-186 with a minimum grade of C or fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Word.

A hands-on course covering features of the desktop publishing capabilities of Microsoft Publisher. Students will learn to prepare attractive business and personal documents, promotional documents, Web pages, and presentations.

Transfers to CSU only

COMS-288 1.5 Units Microsoft PowerPoint

27 hours lecture; 27 hours total

Recommended Preparation: Keyboarding skills and familiarity with the Windows Operating System.

A hands-on course designed to introduce the fundamentals of a current presentation software program. Emphasis is on developing presentation software skills for use in the workplace. Topics include: Overview of commands in the slide development process, formatting, templates, printing of handouts, themes, transitions, and customization.

Transfers to CSU only