Oct 18, 2018  
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CST 106 - Computers in Technology

An introductory course on the use of computers for technology students.  Software packages will be used in problem solving and communications.  Topics will include basics of computer operations, hardware, word-processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, information transfer, presentation managers, the Internet, ethical issues and programming concepts.  For students of technology. 


Credits: 3
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Credits will not be given for both CST 105 and CST 106.

Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Use PowerPoint for presentations.
2.  Create résumés, reports, envelopes, labels, and tables.
3.  Use Equation Editor to create equations with proper symbols.
4.  Create forms and newsletters.
5.  Use the Internet to research technical topics.
6.  Communicate using different facilities.
7.  Create a spreadsheet for technical analysis.
8.  Evaluate a computer configuration.
9.  Discuss computer ethics in today's society.
10.  Collaborate and research with other team members.
11.  List and demonstrate ten core presentation techniques in PowerPoint.
12.  List and demonstrate ten core concepts for document preparation in Word.
13.  State verbally and in written documentation, eight core requirements for creating formal documents.
14.  Properly cite sources using both MLA and APA citation formats.
15.  Create equations with proper symbols within a word processing document.
16.  Use and contrast four different communication facilities.
17.  List and demonstrate ten core concepts in Excel.
18.  State verbally and in written documentation, seven core issues in computer ethics today.
19.  State verbally and in written documentation, twelve key components to a computer system.
20.  Present a final team project in an area related to your field of study (Civil, Mechanical, or Industrial Technology).

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