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COMP 1002 - Applied Computer Concepts

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course or equivalent knowledge is assumed for all other BCIT COMP courses in Computing Part-time Studies (PTS). Students focus on how a Personal Computer (PC) works and how to apply best practices to secure data and to manage files with Microsoft Window 10. Topics include: An introduction to PC hardware, functions of an operating system (OS), file and disk management, backing up and protecting data, troubleshooting, security, malware and firewalls. Windows 10 Power on self-test, BIOS settings, partitioning, the file system and formatting are also discussed. Hands-on exercises and labs include desktop navigation and using Windows 10 Admin to create user accounts and folder structures. Discussions also include the technical aspects of using Windows 10 in the set-up of a small PC network. There will be a brief comparison of Windows 10 to Windows 7, Linux and Macintosh OS. There are 6 week compressed delivery options for those students with some prior experience, otherwise the 12 week delivery is recommended due to the amount of homework. COMP 1002 is required for the Computer Systems Certificate (CSC), the Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS), and the Applied Network Administration and Design (ANAD) Associate Certificates. Upon successful completion students will be able to use best practices in a Windows 10 networked environment.

Prerequisite(s)

BC Grade 12 English or equivalent.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$439.00

Spring/Summer 2017

Below are five offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2017 term.

CRN 52337

Sat Jun 03 - Sat Jul 15 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 03 - Jul 15 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SE06 Rm. 102

Instructor

Mike Evans

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$439.00

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 July 1 (Canada Day).

CRN 52341

Tue Apr 18 - Tue Jul 11 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 18 - Jul 11 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 102

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

Cost

$439.00

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 11 – July 4 to April 18 – July 11. No class May 23.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 52342

Wed Apr 19 - Wed Jul 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 19 - Jul 05 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 890

Instructor

Mike Evans

Course Outline

Cost

$439.00

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 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 52340

Thu Apr 20 - Thu Jul 13 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 20 - Jul 13 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE06 Rm. 102

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

Cost

$439.00

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 13 – July 6 to April 20 – July 13. No class May 25.

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 23 - Sun Jun 04 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 23 - Jun 04 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 484

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

Cost

$439.00

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 21 (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

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.
  • Describe the purpose and functions of an operating system (OS).
  • Explain OS virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Identify Windows 10 user interface components, and understand their use.
  • Use the Control Panel to:
    • Customize keyboard, display and mouse functions.
    • Add new hardware.
    • Install and launch software applications.
    • Customize User Settings.
  • Describe the concepts behind compression and encryption.
  • Create users, groups and account policies.
  • Explain basic home and enterprise networking principles.
  • Configure and troubleshoot a basic home network.
  • Describe basic PC security concepts, malware and firewalls.
  • Back-up your system and protect your data.
  • Learn efficient storage management, file maintenance and file organization.
  • Troubleshoot basic computer issues and use the resources provided by your system.
  • Compare other operating systems including Linux and Macintosh OS to Windows 10.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

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. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  4. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Energy

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

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Spring/Summer 2017

Books for Spring/Summer 2017 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 2016 Digital (180 Days)
Author Parsons
Copyright 2016
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-30553-403-2
Price $43.95
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New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory
Author June Jamrich Parsons
Publisher Course Technology
Copyright 2016
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-30538-775-1
Price $161.50
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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.

Image not available
Ebook New Perspectives On Computer Concepts 2016 Digital (180 Days)
Author Parsons
Copyright 2016
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-1-30553-403-2
Price $43.95
Choose One

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory
Author June Jamrich Parsons
Publisher Course Technology
Copyright 2016
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-30538-775-1
Price $161.50
Choose One

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