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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

$429.00

Spring/Summer 2016

Below are four offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2016 term.

CRN 52341

Tue Apr 12 - Tue Jul 05 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jul 05 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

Cost

$429.00

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 24.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 52334

Sun Apr 17 - Sun May 29 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 17 - May 29 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 DTC Rm. 371

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

Cost

$429.00

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 22 (Victoria Day).

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 52342

Wed Apr 20 - Wed Jul 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 20 - Jul 06 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 890

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

Cost

$429.00

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 – June 29 to April 20 – July 6.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 52337

Sat Jun 04 - Sat Jul 16 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 04 - Jul 16 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SE6 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$429.00

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 2 (Canada Day).

This course offering is full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Full

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 2016

Books for Spring/Summer 2016 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 $87.50
Choose One

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory
Author June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja
Publisher Course Technology
Copyright 2016
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-30538-775-1
Price $147.95
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.

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 $87.50
Choose One

New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016, Introductory
Author June Jamrich Parsons, Dan Oja
Publisher Course Technology
Copyright 2016
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-30538-775-1
Price $147.95
Choose One

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