CS 101 Technology and Computer Science • 5 Cr.


Introduces concepts of computer science through development of fluency in modern technology, while offering students an opportunity to increase skills in a variety of information systems. Computer lab work includes operation of computers on networks, programming fundamentals, logical reasoning, web searching, multimedia applications, basic spreadsheets, and database manipulation. Prerequisite: MATH 098 or higher.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify standard human-computer interfaces using industry standard terminology.
  • Describe network components of computers and associated storage systems.
  • Effectively search the Internet and use information to create a basic html web page.
  • Describe similarities and differences between binary and decimal systems.
  • Provide a descriptive algorithm for solving a problem.
  • Identify digital versus analog representations of pictures and sounds.
  • Identify and explain common spreadsheet functions and capabilities. 
  • Identify and explain common database management functions and capabilities
  • Explain what a program is, and how a program is produced.