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Computer Operations

Certificate

This program prepares students for entry-level employment as computer operators, data library staff, or data control personnel. This program requires proof of computer literacy.

General Education
ENGL 1100Communication Skills *3
READ 1100Reading Skills *3
One of the following:3
Applied Mathematics *
Mathematics for Office Careers
Major Field Courses
CAPS 1101Introduction to Computers3
CAPS 1120iSeries Operations and Facilities4
CAPS 1140Microcomputer Operating Systems4
CAPS 1145Network Fundamentals4
CAPS 1208Computer User Support3
CAPS 1209Computer Problems3
CAPS 1211Introduction to RPG Programming4
CAPS 1213Control Language Programming for iSeries 4004
OADM 1140Basic Keyboarding **1
OADM 1250Professional Development3
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours43

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Students who meet or exceed the required degree-level learning support minimums may choose to take ENGL 1101 for ENGL 1100, ENGL 1102 for READ 1100, and/or MATH 1111 for MATH 1104 when recommended by their advisor.

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Credit-by-examination may satisfy this requirement.

 

Courses

CAPS 1101. Introduction to Computers. 2-2-3 Units.

If a student has no computer experience, it is advised to take OADM 1140. Students who have no knowledge of computer key function and do not type a minimum 20 words per minute are urged to take OADM 1140, either prior to, or in conjunction with, this course. A survey of computer-related topics; including the basic elements of a computer system, ways in which computers can be used, and their organizational and social impact. Hands-on experience with microcomputers using Microsoft Windows, data-management, and electronic-spreadsheet programs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)

CAPS 1120. iSeries Operations and Facilities. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to the operations, basic tools, and facilities of the computer system. Lectures are supported by hands-on laboratory exercises, primarily utilizing the IBM iSeries. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)

CAPS 1140. Microcomputer Operating Systems. 3-2-4 Units.

An overview of operating system essentials for microcomputers, with emphasis on a current version of MS-Windows. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130

CAPS 1145. Network Fundamentals. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding networking basics including hardware, software, LANs, WANs, Ethernet, IP addressing, network-to-network communications and designing and documenting a basic network and associated cabling. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201 or CMPS 1130

CAPS 1152. UNIX. 3-2-4 Units.

Study of the Unix operating system, to include basic system operation and access, system installation and configuration, file system organization, file management and manipulation, shell usage, and system maintenance and security. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140

CAPS 1208. Computer User Support. 3-0-3 Units.

An overview of the skills and knowledge required to provide technical support for computer users. Includes such topics as user needs assessment, help desk operation, and computer user training. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: Three CAPS courses plus an introductory course such as CAPS 1101 or MGIS 2201

CAPS 1209. Computer Problems. 0-9-3 Units.

Students may use job-related experience in a data-processing installation or computer-utilizing unit in the community; or perform special projects to meet their individual needs. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(M)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1208 and either CAPS 1101, MGIS 2201, or CMPS 1130

CAPS 1211. Introduction to RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

Students design, code, and test programs using the Report Program Generator (RPG) language. Programs written include report editing, mathematical operations, use of subroutines to support structured programming, IFs and case structures, and external and logical files. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)

CAPS 1212. Advanced RPG Programming. 3-2-4 Units.

A continuation of CAPS 1211. Programs written include file processing, interactive applications, tables and arrays, and subfiles. Review of RPG logic cycle. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1211

CAPS 1213. Control Language Programming for iSeries 400. 3-2-4 Units.

Introduces concept, purpose, uses, and implementation of Control Language (CL) programming. Emphasis is on CL syntax and interactive and batch programs in the iSeries environment. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(M)

CAPS 1216. Database and Interactive Applications. 3-2-4 Units.

This course involves Database design; queries; application development in a database environment. Students receive hands-on experience with a rational database package. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1212, or CAPS 1213

CAPS 1217. Electronic Spreadsheets. 3-2-4 Units.

Study of various types of applications using electronic spreadsheets. Topics include financial, statistical, database, and graphic applications; and macros. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101, or MGIS 2201, or CMPS 1130

CAPS 1240. Advanced Topics in Computer Applications/Systems. 3-2-4 Units.

Selected topics in the use of the computer based on current needs and trends; for example, an in-depth exploration of an operating system or an introduction to a programming language not currently taught. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140

CAPS 1250. Novell NetWare Administration. 3-2-4 Units.

Covers the basics of managing a Novell NetWare network; how to set up, manage, and use basic network services, including file systems, network printing, security; and directory services. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Corequisites: CAPS 1145

CAPS 1255. Windows Network Server Administration. 3-2-4 Units.

The same as CAPS 1250, except that a current version of Microsoft Windows Server is covered. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140 or CAPS 1145

CAPS 1260. Advanced NetWare Administration. 3-2-4 Units.

Advanced administration tasks such as tuning the network and managing complex directory trees. Troubleshooting NetWare. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1250

CAPS 1265. Advanced Windows Server Administration. 3-2-4 Units.

Advanced administration tasks such as tuning the network and managing multiple server networks. Troubleshooting Windows Server. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1255

CAPS 1270. Routing Protocols and Concepts. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of routers and routing including: user interfaces, components, configurations, basics of IOS versions; TCP/IP Protocol Suite, IP addressing/subnetting; routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145

CAPS 1275. Computer Systems/Networking Security. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to communication security in computer systems and networks. Both information flow and information integrity policies will be considered. Topics include: authentication, protection, security models, cryptography, application, hacker tools and public policy, along with case studies. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145

CAPS 1276. LAN Switches and Wireless. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of network switching, VLANs, Spanning-Tree protocol, switching technologies, network documentation, security and troubleshooting; basic wireless standards, configuration, security and troubleshooting. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1145

CAPS 1277. Accessing the WAN. 3-2-4 Units.

Understanding of WAN technology basics to include: devices, encapsulation formats, PPP components, Access Control Lists, NAT, DHCP, DNS and Frame Relay. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1270 and CAPS 1276

CAPS 1280. Programming in Java. 3-2-4 Units.

An introduction to object-oriented programming using the language Java, with special attention to Java applets and Web pages. This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1140

CAPS 1285. Building Scalable Internetworks. 3-2-4 Units.

Focused on internetwork scalability, advanced routing protocols such as EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP operation, configuration and troubleshooting; route optimization; IP Multicast, IPv6. (Career Course)

CAPS 1286. Implementing Secure Converged Wide-area Networks. 3-2-4 Units.

Providing secure enterprise-class network service for teleworkers and branch sites; teleworker configuration and access, frame-mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPN; Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall configuration. (Career Course)

CAPS 1287. Building Multilayer Switched Networks. 3-2-4 Units.

Focused on selection and implementation of appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable, scalable multilayer-switched LANs; Inter-VLAN routing; campus networks; wireless client access; and configuring campus switches to support voice. (Career Course)

CAPS 1288. Optimizing Converged Networks. 3-2-4 Units.

Optimizing and providing effective QoS techniques in converged networks; operating voice, wireless and security applications; DiffServ QoS model, AutoQoS; considerations for QoS implementations. (Career Course)

CAPS 1290. Web Site Design. 3-2-4 Units.

Design and maintenance of effective web sites for information and e-commerce. Coverage includes organization and layout, use of animation and interaction, trouble shooting and maintenance. Topics include HTML and JavaScript. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1101 or CAPS 1140

CAPS 2278. CCNA Security. 3-2-4 Units.

This course provides an introduction to the core security concepts and skills needed for the installation, troubleshooting, and monitoring of network devices to maintain the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices. This course is a hands-on, career-oriented e-learning solution with an emphasis on practical experience to help students develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem solving skills. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: CAPS 1277 with a "C" or better

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