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COMP 1002 - Applied Computer Concepts

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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)

​Prior computer use and BC Grade 12 English or equivalent.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$476.99 - $488.42 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are nine offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 33195

Sat Oct 30 - Sat Dec 04 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 30 - Dec 04 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY SE12 Rm. 301

Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course Outline

Cost

$488.42

Notes

  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.

CRN 37647

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 09 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 301

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

Cost

$488.42

Notes

  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 and November 11. The start and end dates have been changed from September 9 – December 2 to September 9 – December 9.

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 32988

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Fri 18:00 - 21:00 DTC DTC Rm. 484

Instructor

Tony Sieben

Course Outline

Cost

$476.99

Notes

  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.

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 45014

Sat Sep 11 - Sat Oct 23 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Oct 23 Sat 09:00 - 16:00 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$488.42

Notes

  1. This is an intensive delivery course. Students must attend all classes. Course is 36 hours on campus. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. 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.

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

Cancelled

CRN 32990

Sun Sep 12 - Sun Oct 24 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Oct 24 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

Cost

$476.99

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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 37959

Mon Sep 13 - Mon Oct 25 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Oct 25 Mon/Wed 09:00 - 12:00 Online

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

Cost

$476.99

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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 11.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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 32989

Tue Sep 14 - Tue Nov 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 30 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Online

Instructor

Fraser Robertson

Course Outline

Cost

$476.99

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Please sign in to the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) on the course start date and time (not before) for details on how the course will be delivered online. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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 45925

Wed Sep 15 - Wed Dec 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 324

Instructor

Raymond Yu

Course Outline

Cost

$488.42

Notes

  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.

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 41606

Sun Oct 31 - Sun Dec 05 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 31 - Dec 05 Sun 09:00 - 16:00 Online

Instructor

Diana Gerrard

Course Outline

Cost

$476.99

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. 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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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.

Full

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

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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