ISR104 - Computer Fundamentals

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Subject Title
Computer Fundamentals

Subject Description
This course provides an introduction to the following topics: computer operating systems; Microsoft Office; NI Multisim software; the internet; e-mail; Visual Basic programming. These topics will in part provide the student with the background required for future courses such as: ELE200, Electronics; AVN300 and AVN400, the Instruments and Avionics courses; AAS700, Advanced Aircraft Systems; CPA600, Computer Programming.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Describe and explain the operation of the major hardware components of the microcomputer.

2. Perform some simple trouble-shooting operations on microcomputer systems.

3. Perform routine maintenance operations on microcomputer systems.

4. Create and test electric circuits using NI Multisim (formerly Electronics Workbench) software.

5. Use Microsoft Word to prepare laboratory reports and other large documents. Students will demonstrate the ability to use many tools of Word.

6. Employ the internet to locate reliable information on topics of interest to aviation professionals and use a variety of internet tools to maximize the utility of the internet.

7. Employ a variety of e-mail tools to maximize the utility of e-mail.

8. Create, post and edit a webpage using software such as Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, etc.

9. Analyze experimental and other types of data using Excel. Students will be able to use functions included in Excel, create formulae, manipulate data and exploit fully the graph plotting features of the software.

10. Prepare a ten minute PowerPoint presentation in which web resources, Excel, NI Multisim, and other software have been used in its preparation.

11. Analyze and present data using many tools of the database software Access.

12. Program some simple applications using Visual Basic.

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