CPMT 1303
Introduction to Computer Technology

Western Texas College

 

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. A fundamental computer course that provides explanation of the procedures to utilize hardware and software. Emphasis on terminology, acronyms, and hands-on activities.
    2. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Student will define terms, expressions and phrases associated with computers. Grading will be measured through examination.
    2.  Students will demonstrate basic commands in various applications. Grading will be measured by requirements and performance of the application.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Proctored Final Exam
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Technology in Action Introductory, Evans/Martin/Poatsy, 9th Ed. Pearson, ISBN-10: 013283863X
    2. Must have MYITLAB w/etext (may elect just to use online etext)
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Chapter1: Using Technology to Change the World

Week 2

Chapter 1: Using Technology to Change the World

Week 3

Chapter 2: Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts

Week 4

Chapter 2: Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts

Week 5

Chapter 3: Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources

Week 6

Chapter 3: Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources

Week 7

Chapter 4: Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play

Week 8

Chapter 4: Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play

Week 9

Chapter 5: Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management

Week 10

Chapter 5: Using System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management

Week 11

Chapter 6: Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System

Week 12

Chapter 6: Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System

Week 13

Chapter 7: Networking: Connecting Computing Devices

Week 14

Chapter 8: Digital Lifestyle: Managing Digital Data and Devices

Week 15

Chapter 9: Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices

Week 16

Final Exam

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Class/Lab Assignments

60%

Open Book Exams

20%

Final Exam

20%

 

 

Last Modified: August 18, 2015