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Applied Computer Concepts COMP 1002

Computer Systems Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This hands-on course or equivalent knowledge is assumed for all follow-on COMP courses in BCIT Computing Flexible Learning programs. COMP 1002 focuses on how a Personal Computer (PC) system works. Exercises reinforce best practices to use and manage a Microsoft Windows 11 PC, Students are provided with remote access to a virtual Windows 11 lab computer. 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 11 configuration are also discussed. Hands-on exercises and labs include applied experience with all aspects of the course. There will be a brief comparison to Windows 10, Linux and MacOS, including practise with a Linux distribution. Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory, plus there is significant homework. Participants must provide their own current PC device (Windows, Mac, or Linux, or some Chromebooks). COMP 1002 is a required course for Computer Systems Certificate (CSC) and several Associate Certificates. It is the prerequisite for COMP 1516, COMP 1630, COMP 1850, and COMP 2010. Upon successful completion, students will be able to configure, maintain and secure a Windows 11 PC in a networked environment.​​​ This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/strongerbc-future-skills-grant. Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$482.72 - $523.58 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are eight offerings of COMP 1002 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 47513

Duration

Fri Jan 05 - Fri Apr 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47513
  • Domestic fees $509.83
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Apr 05 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 371
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$509.83

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 36 hours on campus. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class February 16 (Family Day) and March 29 (Easter).
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 47535

Duration

Sat Jan 06 - Sat Apr 06 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47535
  • Domestic fees $523.58
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 06 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$523.58

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 36 hours on campus. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class February 17 (Family Day) and March 30 (Easter).
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 85575

Duration

Sat Jan 06 - Sat Apr 06 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 85575
  • Domestic fees $523.58
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 06 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$523.58

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 36 hours on campus. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class February 17 (Family Day) and March 30 (Easter).
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 47514

Duration

Tue Jan 09 - Tue Apr 02 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47514
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 02 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted. No class January 30.
Status

In Progress and Full

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.

CRN 90720

Duration

Wed Jan 10 - Wed Apr 03 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90720
  • Domestic fees $509.83
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 07 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 371
Feb 14 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 372
Feb 21 - Apr 03 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 371
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$509.83

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. CCourse is 36 hours on campus. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted.
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 47515

Duration

Thu Jan 11 - Thu Mar 28 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 47515
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 28 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. Late registration is not permitted.
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 91819

Duration

Wed Feb 21 - Wed Apr 03 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 91819
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 21 - Apr 03 Mon, Wed 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. There are 6 hours of class time with two (2) classes each week, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend over 12 hours per week on homework outside of class in the 6-week compressed sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours across 6 weeks. NOTE: This faster delivery is aimed at students with prior Windows experience. Otherwise, the 12-week delivery with one (1) class per week is recommended for most students. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class April 1 (Easter).
Status

In Progress and Full

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.

CRN 47517

Duration

Sun Mar 03 - Sun Apr 14 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 47517
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 03 - Apr 14 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. There are 6 hours of class time with two (2) classes each week, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend over 12 hours per week on homework outside of class in the 6-week compressed sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours across 6 weeks. NOTE: This faster delivery is aimed at students with prior Windows experience. Otherwise, the 12-week delivery with one (1) class per week is recommended for most students. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class March 31 (Easter).
Status

Full

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

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are seven offerings of COMP 1002 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 52340

Duration

Thu Apr 04 - Thu Jun 27 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 52340
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 27 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class April 18.
Status

CRN 52339

Duration

Mon Apr 08 - Wed May 15 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 52339
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 08 - May 15 Mon, Wed 09:00 - 12:00 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. There are 6 hours of class time with two (2) classes each week, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend over 12 hours per week on homework outside of class in the 6-week compressed sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours across 6 weeks. NOTE: This faster delivery is aimed at students with prior Windows experience. Otherwise, the 12-week delivery with one (1) class per week is recommended for most students. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 52341

Duration

Tue Apr 09 - Tue Jun 25 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 52341
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 25 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

CRN 52342

Duration

Fri Apr 12 - Fri Jul 12 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 52342
  • Domestic fees $509.83
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 12 - Jul 12 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 484
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$509.83

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 36 hours on campus. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class May 17 and June 28.
Status

CRN 52337

Duration

Sat Apr 13 - Sat Jul 13 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 52337
  • Domestic fees $523.58
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jul 13 Sat 09:00 - 12:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$523.58

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 36 hours on campus. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class May 18 (Victoria Day) and June 29 (Canada Day).
Status

CRN 52338

Duration

Sat Apr 13 - Sat Jul 13 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 52338
  • Domestic fees $523.58
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jul 13 Sat 13:00 - 16:00 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 301
Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$523.58

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. Course is 36 hours on campus. There are 3 hours of class time for each lesson, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend 6-9 hours per week on homework outside of class each week in the 12-week sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. No class May 18 (Victoria Day) and June 29 (Canada Day).
Status

CRN 52334

Duration

Sun Apr 21 - Sun May 26 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 52334
  • Domestic fees $482.72
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 21 - May 26 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online
Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$482.72

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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. There are 6 hours of class time with two (2) classes each week, plus significant reading and research. Students can expect to spend over 12 hours per week on homework outside of class in the 6-week compressed sections. This course can require a total commitment of over 100 hours across 6 weeks. NOTE: This faster delivery is aimed at students with prior Windows experience. Otherwise, the 12-week delivery with one (1) class per week is recommended for most students. Students MUST attend the first two classes as the process of connecting to the virtual machine and an explanation of how to install and configure Windows 11 are covered by the instructor during those classes. A minimum of an i5 or equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB storage. High-speed internet access is required for online sections and homework, along with a recommended low-cost eBook. Late registration is not permitted. Class in session May 19 (Victoria Day).
Status

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Explain how a PC works.
  • Describe the relationship between hardware, software, and operating systems.
  • Use software as a service (SaaS).
  • Classify and explain the function of different computer hardware components.
  • Explain OS virtualization and cloud computing.
  • Identify Windows 11 user interface components, and explain their use.
  • Configure and customize the Windows 11 operating system.
  • Describe the concepts behind encryption and its implementation in Windows 11.
  • 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 use best practices to protect your data.
  • Use file maintenance, and file organization for efficient storage management.
  • Troubleshoot basic computer issues and use the resources provided by your system.
  • Compare other operating systems including Linux and Macintosh OS to Windows 11.

Effective as of Winter 2023

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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