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Applied Computer Concepts COMP 1002

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​This hands-on course or equivalent knowledge is assumed for most COMP courses in Computing Part-time Studies. COMP 1002 focuses on how a Personal Computer (PC) works and how to apply best practices to use, manage and maintain a Microsoft Windows 10 computer system. Participants must provide their own current model PC with a minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and homework. Topics include: An introduction to PC hardware, functions of an operating system (OS), file and disk management, backing up and protecting data, troubleshooting, security, privacy, malware and firewalls. Networking, user management and Windows 10 configuration are also discussed. Hands-on exercises and labs include applied experience with all aspects of the course. There will be a brief comparison of Windows 10 to Linux and Macintosh OS, including hands-on practise with a Linux distribution. COMP 1002 is a required course for: Applied Computer Applications (ACA), Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS), Applied Network Administration (ANAD) Associate Certificates, and the Computer Systems Certificate (CSC). Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research as homework outside of class in the 12-week sections. The 6-week compressed delivery options have 2 classes and twice the homework each week, this faster delivery is aimed at students with prior Windows experience. Otherwise the 12-week delivery with 1 class per week is recommended for most students. Upon successful completion, students will be able to use best practices to configure, maintain a secure Windows 10 PC in a networked environment.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$460.69 - $499.44 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are two offerings of COMP 1002 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 52337

Duration

Sat Jun 04 - Sat Jul 09 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 52337
  • $488.42
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 04 - Jul 09 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 310
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

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Cost

$488.42

Important information
  1. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours on campus. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted. Class is in session on July 2 (Canada Day)
Status

In Progress

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.

CRN 54129

Duration

Sun Jun 12 - Sun Jul 24 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 54129
  • $476.99
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 12 - Jul 24 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

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Cost

$476.99

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted. No class on July 3 (Canada Day)
Status

In Progress

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.

Fall 2022

Below are seven offerings of COMP 1002 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32988

Duration

Fri Sep 09 - Fri Dec 09 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32988
  • $486.58
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 484
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$486.58

Important information
  1. Course is 36 hours on campus. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted. No class on September 30 (Truth & Reconciliation) and November 11 (Remembrance Day).
Status

CRN 45014

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sat Oct 22 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 45014
  • $499.44
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 22 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$499.44

Important information
  1. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours on campus. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 8 (Thanksgiving).
Status

CRN 32990

Duration

Sun Sep 11 - Sun Oct 23 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 32990
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Oct 23 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 9 (Thanksgiving).
Status

Seats Available

1 seat remaining as of Mon July 4, 2022 at 2:08 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 37959

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Oct 24 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 37959
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Oct 24 Mon, Wed 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 10 (Thanksgiving).
Status

CRN 32989

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 32989
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 41606

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 30 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41606
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 37647

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 37647
  • $460.69
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$460.69

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. As an added bonus, BCIT School of Computing students may be eligible to receive a copy of MS Windows 10 for their own personal use. This is a limited offer. The information will be provided by the Instructor at class. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the installation and configuration of pre-requisite software, the process of connecting and an explanation of how to use all the tools are covered. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain how a PC works, and the relationship between hardware, software, and operating systems.
  • Classify and explain the function of different computer hardware components.
  • Explain OS virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Identify Windows 10 user interface components, and understand their use.
  • Configure and customize Windows 10.
  • Describe the concepts behind encryption and understand its implementation in Windows 10
  • Create users, groups and account policies.
  • Explain basic home and enterprise networking principles.
  • 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 Fall 2021

Related Programs

Applied Computer Concepts (COMP 1002) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Computer Information Systems (ACIS)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Computer Systems
    Certificate Part-time

School of Energy

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

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