Typing I

Students learn to master the computer keyboard, develop speed and accuracy, and prepare basic business documents. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Computer Keyboarding

Learn to touch-type correctly on a microcomputer. Attention is given to developing accuracy and, as time permits, increasing speed. Hands-on preparation of a letter and a research paper are included. Prerequisite: None; Pass-Fail / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring


Windows Operating Systems

This course provides an introduction to the Windows operating system and the hardware of a typical microcomputer system. Skills needed to navigate the Windows desktop, manage disks and files, and use Windows applications are explored. The WordPad and Paint programs are utilized as office tools. Students become proficient users of pointing devices. Prerequisite: ENL020 and ENL050 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 1 credit. Offered: Fall, Spring


Microcomputer Applications Software

This course focuses on the use of the microcomputer in various business settings. A lab/lecture environment is used to enable students to learn the Windows operating system and four commonly used software packages selected from applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Students are introduced to the software and then progress through various challenging assignments, including integrating applications. Basic concepts in Internet usage, including electronic mail, are an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: (GIT101, GIT102, or 30wpm) Co-requisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Satisfies a General Education elective. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


Microsoft Excel for Business

Students gain an advanced understanding of the Microsoft Excel environment by completing a variety of exercises designed to develop mastery of the principle features of Excel used in business. Students create, manage, and distribute professional workbooks for a variety of specialized purposes and situations as well as customize the Excel environment to meet project needs and to enhance productivity. This course covers the material for the Microsoft Office User Specialist Excel Expert exam. Prerequisite: GIT110 and ACC111 or ACC201 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Database Applications

Students acquire an in-depth, hands-on understanding of a PC-based relational database. Using Microsoft Access, students create and edit tables, forms, and reports; sort, query and graph data; and attach, import and export data to/from other applications. Data normalization techniques are studied. Students, working individually and in teams, design and implement database applications. This course prepares students for the Microsoft Office User Specialist Access exam. Prerequisite: GIT108 or GIT110 or equivalent skill level in Windows / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Foundations of Gaming

This course offers a thorough and insightful introduction to the game development industry. Students learn about the evolution of game development and examine content creation and the concepts behind the development of story, character, environment, level design, user interface, and sound. Game Platforms, level design, interface design, project management, serious games, game accessibility, and online applications are explored. Prerequisite: ENL108 and (MAT030 or MAT035) / 3 credits. Offered: Fall


Introduction to the Internet

This course is designed to provide the student with both a theoretical and practical overview of the Internet. Students will be prepared to perform confidently in business, educational, and personal areas of interest using many Internet services including: Telnet, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Newsgroups, and the World Wide Web (WWW). Prerequisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Varies


Web Site Design and Scripting

Learn the basics of web site design including text formatting, graphics, animations, color, layout, linking. This project-based course requires the student to develop a well-designed web site using HTML, DHTML, and Javascript. Prerequisite: GIT110 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Web Authoring and Graphic Tools

In this hands-on, project-based course, students learn to do the following: create dynamic, media-rich web sites using a graphic user interface tool; design and prepare graphics for the web using Adobe Photoshop; and use Adobe Acrobat to produce and distribute documents over the web. Prerequisite: GIT110 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring


Advanced Word Processing Applicatio

Students learn proficiency using many of the advanced functions and special features of a comprehensive word processing package. Course content includes: tabs, print styles and sizes; macros; data manipulation; basic mathematical computations; special text features like outline, columns, and merges; and graphic elements. GIT110 and GIT220 cover all the material for the Microsoft Office Specialist Word Expert Certification exam. Prerequisite: GIT110 / 3 credits. Offered: Spring