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COMP 1002 - Applied Computer Concepts

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

Learn how a PC works and how to apply best practices in Windows and file management. Students will focus on the Windows 7 operating system and become accomplished at using its graphical user interface (GUI) for desktop navigation and managing files. Discussions will include the technical aspects of using Windows for networking, Topics include: An introduction to PC hardware, functions of an operating system (OS), file and disk management, backing up and protecting data, troubleshooting, networking, security, virus protection and firewalls. Participants will gain a solid understanding of using a PC in the Windows environment plus learn how to set up a network. There will be a brief comparison of Windows 7 to Windows 8, Linux and Macintosh. Successful students will be prepared to move on to MS Office Applications and other courses that require using a Windows PC and managing files.

Prerequisite(s)

BC Grade 12 English or equivalent.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$416.00

Fall 2014

Below are five offerings of this course for the Fall 2014 term.

CRN 37647

Mon Sep 08 - Mon Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 01 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. No class October 13 (Thanksgiving).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 32989

Tue Sep 09 - Tue Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. No class November 11 (Remembrance Day).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 32988

Wed Sep 10 - Wed Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 371

Instructor

Mike Evans

Course Outline

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 41606

Sat Sep 20 - Sat Dec 13 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 20 - Dec 13 Sat 13:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 371

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. No class October 11 (Thanksgiving).

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 33195

Sun Nov 02 - Sun Dec 07 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 02 - Dec 07 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

Mike Evans

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. This is an intensive deliver format. Students must attend all classes. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. The location for this crn has been moved to the Burnaby Campus.

One seat remaining as of Nov 1, 2014 6:01 am PDT. Seats remaining may change at any time prior to registration and payment.

Winter 2015

Below are five offerings of this course for the Winter 2015 term.

CRN 47513

Wed Jan 07 - Wed Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 370

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class.

CRN 47516

Sun Jan 11 - Sun Feb 22 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Feb 22 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 382

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. This is an intensive delivery format. Students must attend all classes. No class February 8 (Family Day).

CRN 47514

Tue Jan 13 - Tue Mar 31 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 31 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class.

CRN 47555

Mon Jan 19 - Fri Jan 30 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 19 - Jan 30 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 12:00 DTC Rm. 484

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. This is an intensive delivery format. Students must attend all classes. Please note, this course covers the same material in two weeks as the twelve week course.

CRN 47535

Sun Mar 01 - Sun Apr 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 01 - Apr 12 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 382

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$416.00

Notes

  1. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 7 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. This is an intensive delivery format. Students must attend all classes. No class April 5 (Easter).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how a PC works, and understand the relationship between hardware and software.
  • Classify and explain the function of different computer hardware components.
  • Understand purpose and functions of an operating system (OS).
  • Understand OS virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Identify Windows 7 user interface components, and understand their use.
  • Learn efficient storage management, file maintenance and file organization.
  • Use the Control Panel to:
    • Customize keyboard, display and mouse functions.
    • Add new hardware.
    • Install and launch software applications.
    • Customize User Settings.
  • Understand the concepts behind compression and encryption.
  • Understand how to create users, groups and account policies.
  • Understand basic home and enterprise networking principles.
  • Configure and troubleshoot a basic home network.
  • Understand basic PC security concepts, malware and firewalls.
  • Learn to backup your system and protect your data.
  • Troubleshoot basic computer issues and use the resources provided by your system.
  • Compare other operating systems including Linux and Macintosh OS to Windows 7.

Related Programs

COMP 1002 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Energy

  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2014

Books for Fall 2014 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014, Introductory (with Microsoft Office 2013 Try It! and CourseMate? Printed Access Card)
Author June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja
Publisher Course Technology
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-28576-699-7
Price $144.95
Required

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2014, Introductory (with Microsoft Office 2013 Try It! and CourseMate? Printed Access Card)
Author June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja
Publisher Course Technology
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-28576-699-7
Price $144.95
Required

Winter 2015

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2015 offerings of this course.

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