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Computer Studies (CPST)

CPST 020 Computer Studies
2.5 Credits

After completing this course, students will be able to work with Windows and Word at a basic level. In addition, this course will help students with written assignments in other courses. It will also prepare students for Computer Studies 030. This course consists of five modules: Keyboarding, Basic Knowledge of Computers, and Word Processing, and Electronic Communications. Students will become familiar with the computer by using practical hands-on experience.

Prerequisites
English 010 Co-requisite: English 020

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CPST 030 Intermediate Computer Studies
2.5 Credits

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the use of the computer as a tool so that they will become more comfortable using it for assignments and projects, and to prepare them for further studies at the advanced level.

Prerequisites
Computer Studies 020 or English 020

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CPST 040 Advanced Computer Studies
3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to computers. There is a theory and a practice component. Students learn to use Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office including Word (a word processor), Excel (a spreadsheet), Access (a data base), and PowerPoint (a presentation program). In addition, students will learn computer concepts and terminology.

Prerequisites
English 030

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CPST 050 Provincial Level Computer Studies
3 Credits

The Computer Studies 050 course is an option for the CCP Provincial Level Certificate. This is a computer studies application course that will help students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills using computer application software. Students will develop Desktop Publishing and Internet Skills, including creating web pages. Students will also create their own graphics using a digital camera &/or camcorder and use a graphic program to enhance their pictures.

Prerequisites
English 030 and Computer Studies 040

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CPST 055 Provincial Level Computer Studies 055
3 Credits

The Computer Studies 055 course is an option for the CCP Provincial Level Certificate. This is a computer studies application course that will help students develop problem solving and critical thinking skills while learning about both current and emerging online technologies. Students will participate in projects to evaluate crowd-sourcing sites and analyze topics such as internet safety and security issues, and effective use of email. Students will also gain skills in personal online knowledge management, Twittering, Vlogging, and podcasting. Students will also participate in wikis and blogging, and prepare reports on computer topics, including as part of web 2.0, cloud computing, mobile computing, mash-ups, BlueTooth, and wireless devices and hardware. In addition, students will demonstrate their knowledge by building and showcasing a personal e-portfolio.

Prerequisites
English 030 and Computer Studies 040

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