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CGS

CGS 1070   BASIC COMPUTER AND INFORMATION LITERACY

credits: 1  

This course is designed to develop computer and information literacy skills to help students become active participants in the Information Age. It introduces general computer operations using the microcomputer. Emphasis will be placed on using the mouse, disk and file management and overall desktop techniques. An introduction to a word processing and a spreadsheet program is included. Further, the course will introduce students to the core concepts of information literacy and essential techniques for locating, analyzing, organizing and presenting information for research purposes. The course stresses strategies for using a variety of electronic resources emphasizing technological skills and critical thinking abilities as well as coping with the changing nature of information resources, computer and internet ethics, and security. 16 contact hours

CGS 1100   COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts utilizing a computer as the tool. Contemporary projects are produced through the use of integrated applications software. Selected topics include the Internet, operating systems, and creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, databases, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Additional topics include conducting Internet research and critically assessing the value of that research, Internet ethics and security. Satisfactory completion of this course meets the Computer and Information Literacy graduation requirement. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1172   E-COMMERCE SITE DESIGNER I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: CGS 1070 or permission of program director. This course is designed to teach students the basic concepts of conducting business online and technological issues associated with constructing an electronic commerce (e-commerce) website. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1301   INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS

credits: 3  

This course is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of Information Systems (IS) as they apply to the computer industry. Topics will include Information Systems fundamentals; IS infrastructure; organizational and business strategies for Information Systems; Managing Information Systems; Information Systems for commerce and collaboration; business intelligence and Enterprise Information Systems; security, privacy and ethics for Information Systems. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1515   SPREADSHEET TECHNIQUES AND PROGRAMMING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: COP 1000 or CGS 1100. This course will provide students with hands-on experience and skills with a spreadsheet. Students will learn the various functions and commands of the spreadsheet as well as how to plan, create, and program spreadsheets for common business applications. It is appropriate for accounting and business majors, programmers and spreadsheet application developers. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1545   DATABASE TECHNIQUES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: COP 1000 with a minimum grade of "C" or CGS 1100 with a minimum grade of "C". This course will provide students with hands-on experience in creating and maintaining a relational database application. Students will learn the various functions and commands of the database as well as how to plan, create, use, and program fully relational databases for common business applications. Students will learn rlational database theory and design, formal naming conventions, and database programming techniques. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1560   COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: COP 1000 or CGS 1100. This is a course designed to make a student proficient in microcomputer operating systems. Major topics include disk and file management, system configurations, menu driven processing and graphical user interfaces. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1821   WEB GRAPHICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CGS 1831 with a minimum grade of C. This course explores design considerations involved when using graphics on the web. Topics include industry standard programs, file formats, and platform/browser issues. Students will learn how to create and manipulate graphics. Participants will also learn how to create background tiles, graphical rules, bullets and buttons. Several different software programs are used throughout the course. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1822   WEB SITE ESSENTIALS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: COP 1822 with topic HTML, or permission of program administrator. This course introduces the basic skills necessary to be an effective designer and/or developer for the World Wide Web, and is the foundation class for the Web Design and Developer Programs. The student will be introduced to skills that are necessary to develop and maintain complex Web sites, including a fundamental understanding of the client-server nature of the World Wide Web. The student will learn to separate content and format, including an understanding of basic Web page and site design using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). 32 contact hours.

CGS 1827   WEB GRAPHICS DESIGN II

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CGS 1821. This course is designed to follow Web Graphics Design I extending the student’s overall knowledge of web graphics and their possibilities. Students will create graphical/text links, image maps and navigation bars as a method of navigation throughout a Web site. Participants will create type and explore surrounding issues like aliasing and its effects. Students will scan, resize, and use tables to aid with placement and alignment of graphics. Animated Graphics Interchange Formats (GIFS), sound, and interactivity are important topics also covered in this course. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1831   WEB FOUNDATIONS/ESSENTIALS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CGS 1070 or CGS 1100 or COP 1000 with a minimum grade of C or Computer/Information Literacy opt-out exam with a passing grade. This course is designed to introduce an experienced computer user to the tools necessary to be an effective designer and/or developer for the World Wide Web, and is the foundation class for the Web Design and Developer Programs. The student will gain the skills necessary to develop and maintain complex Web sites, including a fundamental understanding of the protocols and vocabulary of web production in addition to client-server dynamics. Topics covered will include HTML, XHTML, interactive graphics, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and forms. 47 contact hours.

CGS 1874   INTRODUCTION TO FLASH

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CGS 1831 or permission of the Dean. This is a survey course designed to introduce the concepts of Flash and multimedia animation. Students will be exposed to different areas of Flash and multimedia techniques that include text, images, audio, video and animation. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to manipulate text, produce simple animations, incorporate audio and video, and learn basic ActionScripting. They will learn to combine the components into Web sites. 47 contact hours.

CGS 2173   E-COMMERCE SITE DESIGNER II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: CGS 1172. This course is designed to extend the knowledge gained in E-Commerce Site Designer I and apply this knowledge to creating and implementing a transaction-enabled business-to-consumer Web site using various electronic-commerce (e-commerce) strategies and products. The course focuses on applying theory and design to e-commerce Web construction. 47 contact hours.

CGS 2402   PROGRAMMING IN C++ FOR BUSINESS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: COP 1000 with a minimum grade of C. This is a programming course in the C language. The student will learn to design, document, prepare, enter, compile, debug and execute C++ programs of moderate sophistication. Major topics covered include: history, structured programming, data types, data structures, and input/output in C++. 47 contact hours.

CGS 2651   INTRO TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB TECHNOLOGIES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CGS 1100 with a minimum grade of C. This course is designed to teach students how to interact using shared collaborative communication tools and resources. Students will learn how to identify and apply Web-based social collaboration technologies for business and personal use. Major topics covered include: identifying the differences between Web 1.0, 2.0, 3.0; reviewing collaboration software (DropBox, Google Docs, Sharepoint); communicating using social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, FourSquare, Tumblr); organizing and applying web syndication to online data. 47 contact hours.

CGS 2811   INCIDENT RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CTS 1120. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts and practices of contingency operations, including the administration of the planning process for incident response, disaster recovery, and business continuity planning. Topics include organizational readiness planning, the phases of incident response, different contingency strategies, tasks related to the preparation, implementation, operations, and maintenance of disaster recovery, and business continuity. 47 contact hours.

CGS 2823   ADVANCED WEB SITE DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: CGS 1831 with a minimum grade of C . The student will demonstrate the ability to implement a Web site from beginning to post production. The student will create a new Web site plan, storyboard, and Web site design plan directed toward a final Web site implementation project. The student will apply sound graphic techniques including optimization and animation. The student will also create a Web site marketing plan, a site budget, and use tools for tracking, evaluating and maintaining a Web site. 47 contact hours.

CGS 2940   WEB DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: 15 credit hours completed within the major courses. The purpose of this course is to allow students a “real world” experience with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. The student must fulfill the requirement of 180 on-the-job hours in addition to written assignments. 


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