Nov 18, 2019  
2019-2020 
    
2019-2020

CSA 105 Introduction to Software Applications


Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101  or
Co-requisite: ENG 088  or ESL 142  
3 credits

This hands-on course, taught in a computer laboratory, provides an introduction to personal computers, basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and the Internet, myCommnet, Blackboard Learn, student email, Office 365, computer security and safety, and popular word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. Emphasis in this course is on developing practical applications for personal productivity and safety. The specific software used in this course may change from semester to semester based on industry demand. In addition to supervised classroom exercises, weekly projects are required which will include elements of information literacy. A student who takes CSA 105 or BBG 114  can apply credits from only one of these courses toward graduation. The course assumes no prior computing experience and is open to all students at the college, except those majoring in Computer Science.