- When you sign up, please use the same name you have in your AASTMT records, and include your AASTMT ID. This how I can migrate your grades to the AASTMT system.
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- Please confirm with the AASTMT policies regarding plagiarism and cheating. A zero grade for the violating submission will be given the first time, then reported to the department for further action.
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How to score A+ in this course?
- Please do all practicals and assignments and study regularly. In case of problems, please ask questions. Accumulating problems will make things worse as the semester goes by.
This course provides an introduction to computers and computing .Topics of interest include the impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and hardware /software applications, including internet applications, system unit, storage and input/output devices, numbering systems, system and application software, presentation skills, program development, programming languages, and flow charts, Visual Basic, web page design using HTML, and communications and networks.
The student will be able to:
- Identify computer hardware components and their specifications and types.
- Use Windows, MS PowerPoint, HTML, and Visual Basic.
- Understand and use numbering systems.
Introduction to the World of Computers Input and Output.
The System Unit: Processing and Memory.
Storage and Input/Output Devices
System Software and Application Software
Program Development, Programming Languages, and Flow charts
Web page design using HTML
Communications and Networks
Ethics, Computer Crime, Privacy, and other Social Issues
Charles S. Parker, Deborah Morley, “Understanding Computers Today and Tomorrow”, Course Technology 2009, latest edition.