2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Oct 02, 2022  
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CIS 121 Introduction to Computer Information Systems (5 credits)



Course Description
Introduction to the fundamentals of a computer, including the information processing cycle. Survey of computer technology, computer nomenclature, and the use of computers as productivity tools. Students will develop an understanding of personal computers and emphasize their use as both stand-alone and networked systems. Current microcomputer-based application programs and higher-level programming language exercises and lab assignments allow each student to interact with computer technology, hardware, Internet and concepts of common application programs.

Student Outcomes
1. Use and maintain a secure, efficient computer system
2. Differentiate between and use operating system software, networking software, programming languages and a variety of application software.
3. Identify current, future, and historic events in the computer field and their global effects on society.
4. Use a computer system for interactive communications.
5. Define terminology associated with the computer field.
6. Define a computer information system and differentiate between data and information including the characteristics or qualities of information.
7. Identify issues in computer ethics.
8. Identify examples of capabilities and limitations of computers.
9. Create, edit and execute a program exercising control structures using one of a variety of programming languages.
10. Identify the history and trends of computer careers.



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