BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

CMSC-109 - Computer Applications - 3.00 Credits

CMSC-109 - Computer Applications - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
The course is intended to provide practical skills for the academic usage of computers. Basic concepts and terminology will also be covered. At the end of this course the student will be able to use computers to some common problems found in both the academic community and Aboriginal communities and organizations. Students will have a basic knowledge of computer hardware, office applications and internet technologies.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Associate of Arts Degree- General Arts - Year 1
  • Associate of Arts Degree- First Nations Studies - Year 2
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2021 (January - April)
  • Fall 2021 (September - December)
  • Spring 2022 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : or Instructor Permission
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments/Tools 50-70%, Final Exam 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • understand basic and most common computer terminology and concepts;

  • ƒÞ become familiar with the operational concepts;
  • learn how to use the computer to assist them with general challenges faced by their Academic environment and future business environment;

  • be exposed to techniques for solving general administrative problems faced by Indigenous communities and organizations;

  • learn how to use the main features of the Internet;

  • identify the main hardware components;

  • learn about how the computers work and the basics of the binary system;

  • computer Security;

  • efficient use of search engines and other research tools; and

  • understand the general concepts related to Data Bases and the most common applications.
  • Text and Materials: Daly, Mary-Frances. Pembry-Spratley, Rebecca. Microsoft Work 2000, Step by Step. Current Edition.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W2:00PM - 5:00PM04 Jan 202123 Apr 2021
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    F9:00AM - 12:00PM07 Sep 202121 Dec 2021
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T1:30PM - 4:30PM10 Jan 202229 Apr 2022