Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 110 - Introduction To Information Systems (3)

  • Prerequisite: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 103 or MATH 135 or higher; and ICS 100 or ICS 101

This course provides an overview of Information Technology and introduces Internet resources and the fundamental concepts and skills of software development. Topics related to Internet resources include terminology, file formats, naming conventions, and current issues related to the Internet. Students will also learn basic programming skills and software development including discussion of compilers, interpreters, clients and servers, naming issues, programming languages and syntax. Another course may be substituted if ICS 111 has already been completed. Cross-listed as ICS 110.

2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 110, the student will be able to:

  • Describe occupational areas related to Information Technology.
  • Use proper terminology to describe the Internet and explain how it works.
  • Use a search engine to perform on-line research.
  • Create a Web site on a local or remote server.
  • Create Web pages by writing HTML code with a simple text editor.
  • Insert hyperlinks into a Web page.
  • Manage Web page files and folders including the assignment of permission codes.
  • Write simple programs that use input, output, selection statements, and repetition statements.
  • Explain the steps involved in the programming process.
  • Solve simple problems and express those solutions as algorithms.
  • Write, test, and debug elementary programs.
  • Describe how programming relates to their careers.

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