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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 - $429.00 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2015

Below are four offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2015 term.

CRN 52342

Wed Apr 15 - Wed Jul 08 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 15 - Jul 08 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 364

Instructor

Mike Evans

Course Outline

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. The start and end dates have changed from April 8 – June 24 to April 15 – July 8. No class July 1 (Canada 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 52334

Sun Apr 19 - Sun May 31 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 19 - May 31 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 372

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

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. No class May 17 (Victoria 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 52341

Tue Apr 21 - Tue Jul 07 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 21 - Jul 07 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

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. The start and end dates have changed from April 14 – June 30 to April 21 – July 7.

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 52337

Sun Jun 07 - Sun Jul 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 07 - Jul 12 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 364

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. The crn has been moved from the Burnaby campus to the Downtown campus.

Fall 2015

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

CRN 32989

Tue Sep 15 - Tue Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$429.00

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 32988

Wed Sep 16 - Wed Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 890

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$429.00

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).

CRN 32990

Sun Sep 20 - Sun Nov 01 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 20 - Nov 01 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 371

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$429.00

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).

CRN 37959

Mon Sep 28 - Fri Oct 09 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 28 - Oct 09 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 12:00 DTC Rm. 484

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$429.00

Notes

  1. This course runs from Monday to Friday for 10 days. 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.

CRN 33195

Sun Nov 01 - Sun Dec 06 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 01 - Dec 06 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$429.00

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.

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

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Spring/Summer 2015

Books for Spring/Summer 2015 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.

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Ebook New Perspectives On Computer Concepts 2014 Intro (180 Days)
Author Parsons
Copyright 2015
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-28581-085-0
Price $84.50
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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 $149.95
Choose One

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.

Ebook New Perspectives On Computer Concepts 2014 Intro (180 Days)
Author Parsons
Copyright 2015
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-28581-085-0
Price $84.50
Choose One

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 $149.95
Choose One

Fall 2015

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

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