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Course Title: COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS
Number: CSE 300
3 semester credits
(Also known as "Computer Fundamentals and Architecture" or "Data Processing Fundamentals".) This course provides an introductory survey of the fundamentals of computers, including a discussion of computer processing concepts; terminology; computer hardware and software; architecture; data storage; input and output devices; applications; programming; system analysis and design; operating systems; networks; management of information systems; security issues; as well as a history of computers and their effects on society.

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Course Title: WINDOWS FUNDAMENTALS
Number: CSE301
3 semester credits
This course is designed to acquaint students with Windows. Topics include: Icons, Program Manager, File Manager, Accessories Programs, Controlling Windows, Maximizing and Minimizing, DOS window and commands, mouse and keyboard commands, and others. Students must have access to Windows.

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Course Title: DATABASE FUNDAMENTALS
Number: CSE 302
3 semester credits
This course is designed to teach students fundamental skills of database development. Students will learn how to set up a database, enter and manipulate data, as well as more advanced tasks such as development of reports and forms from data. Students should have access to Access or compatible program to do the exercises in this course.

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Course Title: SPREADSHEET FUNDAMENTALS
Number: CSE 305
3 semester credits
This course is designed to give a complete overview of workbooks and spreadsheets to use in business today. Students will learn how to set up spreadsheets; how to use graphs and charts; how to use mathematical formulas; among other topics. Students must have access to Excel or compatible program.

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Course Title: KEYBOARDING & WORD PROCESSING FUNDAMENTALS
Number: CSE306
This course helps students master the keyboarding and formatting skills most important for today’s career success. The course exercises guide students from initial new-key learning to confident expertise in formatting business documents with Microsoft Word 2010. CSE306 is designed for students in health care fields, especially for students in nursing assistant programs who are typically required a course in keyboarding; however, any students not familiar with keyboarding and word processing can benefit from this course. Students must have access to Word 2010 (or 2013). Topics include: Alphabetic Keys; Figure and Symbol Keys; Word 2010 Basics; Memos and Letters; Tables; Reports; and Graphics. No prerequisites.

Textbook required: See CALCampus Bookstore
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Course Title: WEB PAGE FUNDAMENTALS
Number: CSE 307
3 semester credits
This course was developed to show students how to design web sites and pages on the Internet. Topics include: HTML5 basics; creating simple web pages with links; HTML5/CSS3 formatting, images, color, and backgrounds; building tables, creating CSS3 layouts, designing forms, and integrating media; JavaScript libraries and Ajax techniques; designing effective web pages; CSS3 techniques; how to use web servers, and using modern tools to simplify web publishing.

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Course Title: PRESENTATION FUNDAMENTALS
Number: CSE 308
3 semester credits
This course is designed to familiarize the student with presentations. Students will learn the fundamentals of using PowerPoint, a presentation graphics program. Students need to have access to PowerPoint or compatible program for this course.

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Course Title: STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING IN QUICKBASIC I
Number: CSE 310
3 semester credits
Students will learn how to use structured programming techniques as applied through the QuickBASIC language for writing and debugging executable programs. Topics include program format, documentation, input, output, assignment, numeric and string variables, operators and expressions, hierarchy of operations, use of parentheses, string expressions, assigning values, reading input, library functions, error diagnostics, logical debugging, relational operations, logical expressions, logical operators, conditional execution, conditional looping, nested control structures, select case structures, line-oriented control statements, arrays, subscripted variables, data, read and restore statements, functions and subroutines, data file fundamentals, and others. No prior programming knowledge is required; the only prerequisite is high school math (pre-algebra). By learning structured programming in BASIC, one can learn the classes of variables, modular programming, and discipline in programming. 12 weeks.

Textbook is required. Available through the CALCampus Bookstore.

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Course Title: STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING IN QUICKBASIC II
Number: CSE 311
3 semester credits
CSE311 is a continuation of BASIC programming from CSE310, however in CSE311 the student is taught to dispense with Line Numbers and program in a modular fashion. This is done by making full use of QuickBasic's Blocking statements BEGIN and END, and understanding the ways that program flow can be controlled and simplified if we distill each function of the program down to its essence and "compartmentalize" each function in just a few lines of code. Advanced data structures such as queues and relative files are explored. Methods of interfacing QuickBasic programs to other computer languages are covered. Students are free to pick and choose among a wide array of programming assignments which provide for specific point credit for each part of the assignment. For each module there is an "easy" assignment and an optional "diffucult" assignment. The student may choose either, but will obtain course credit faster and will learn more by selecting the "difficult" assignments. By and large, programming theory was covered in CSE310, so this course is considered a more hands-on approach, and is therefore graded on the basis of point values for the assignments only. There are no examinations.

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