CTS – Computer Information Technology

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

CTS-115 Info Sys Business Concept (3 0 0 3)

The course introduces the role of IT in managing business processes and the need for business process and IT alignment. Emphasis is placed on industry need for understanding business challenges and developing/managing information systems to contribute to the decision making process based on these challenges. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the ‘hybrid business manager’ and the potential offered by new technology and systems. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (SP). National ID (CIP) 11.0103 Information Technology.
Competencies
1. Identify the relationship between the business objectives and the IT requirements of an enterprise.
2. Identify attributes that make up a “hybrid business manager.”
3. Assess the role of technology options for managing business processes.

CTS-120 Hardware/Software Support (2 3 0 3)

This course covers the basic hardware of a personal computer, including installation, operations and interactions with software. Topics include component identification, memory-system, peripheral installation and configuration, preventive maintenance, hardware diagnostics/repair, installation and optimization of system software, commercial programs, system configuration, and device-drivers. Upon completion, students should be able to select appropriate computer equipment and software, upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software, and troubleshoot/repair non-functioning personal computers. (SP). National ID (CIP) 11.0103 Information Technology.
Competencies
1. Identify appropriate computer equipment and software based on organizational needs.
2. Demonstrate ability to upgrade/maintain existing equipment and software.
3. Repair non-functioning personal computers.

CTS-130 Spreadsheet (2 2 0 3)

This course introduces basic spreadsheet design and development. Topics include writing formulas, using functions, enhancing spreadsheets, creating charts, and printing. Upon completion, students should be able to design and print basic spreadsheets and charts. (FA, SP, SU). National ID (CIP) 11.0103 Information Technology.

CTS-135 Integrated Software Intro (2 4 0 4)

This course instructs students in the Windows or Linux based program suites for word processing, spreadsheet, database, personal information manager, and presentation software. This course prepares students for introductory level skills in database, spreadsheet, personal information manager, word processing, and presentation applications to utilize data sharing. Upon completion, students should be able to design and integrate data at an introductory level to produce documents using multiple technologies. RCC prerequisite: Take CIS-110. (SU). National ID (CIP) 11.0103 Information Technology.

CTS-217 Computer Training/Support (2 2 0 3)

This course introduces computer training and support techniques. Topics include methods of adult learning, training design, delivery, and evaluation, creating documentation, and user support methods. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement training and provide continued support for computer users. (SP). National ID (CIP) 11.0103 Information Technology.