Computer Applications Courses

CMP 111 Lotus 1-2-3
3 cr.  Prerequisite:  CAPP 120.
Introduces students to business applications using spreadsheets.  Emphasis is placed on the essential functions of spreadsheet operation, as well as introduction to some advanced spreadsheet functions such as macros and database management.  Emphasizes mastery of spreadsheet concepts and applications and development of analytical thinking skills.

CMP 114 Integrated Software Applications
3 cr.  Prerequisite:  CAPP 120.
Examines the use of an integrated computer software package containing word processor, spreadsheet and database modules for the business environment.  Time is spent learning not only the individual programs, but how they can work together to simplify office tasks.

CMP 115 Introduction to Desktop Publishing
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  CAPP 120.
Presents the current processes to incorporate text, photographs, and graphics to create eye-catching brochures, ads, catalogs, magazines, newsletters, books, reports, and other printed materials.  Students in this hands-on course become proficient with the features of desktop publishing software by learning about page layout, typography, image manipulation, and color management while designing and creating professional quality publications.

CMP 116 WordPerfect
3 cr.  Prerequisites:  CTBU 112 and CAPP 120.
Introduces students to word processing using WordPerfect software.  Basic and advanced functions used in the office and home are learned including the essentials of editing and formatting a document to desktop publishing.

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CMP 123 Introduction to Microsoft Publisher
1 cr.  (2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  CAPP 120.
Instructs students in Desktop Publishing using Microsoft Publisher.  Students will learn to integrate text and graphics in documents to create newsletters, brochures, letterhead, and even web pages.

CMP 204 Advanced Applied Software and Utilities
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  CAPP 120.
Provides the student with exposure to current applications of commonly used software.  Licensing policies, communication devices and a variety of software are used to further reinforce and broaden the background of the computer user.

CMP 205 Computer Skills Aide
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  Approval from the appropriate instructor and department chairperson.
Allows students the opportunity to enhance their own skills while assisting other students in the development of technical and academic skills as a computer classroom instructional aide.  The student must have completed the same course with a grade of "B" or better.  Students are allowed to aide in one computer course per semester and only once per course.

CMP 236 Advanced Web Programming
3 cr.  (2 lec/2 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  CSCI 211.
Provides students with advanced programming skills to create and maintain dynamic web sites using technologies such as Java Server Pages and languages such as PHP and JavaScript.  Students will gain skills in developing interactive web sites that perform both client-side and server-side processing while interacting with databases.

CMP 293 Workshop
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of data processing.


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